If you’ve been following along with the past couple of posts, then you’ll know that everything I’ve made for my Halloween tree has been really cute so far. And although there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a cute Halloween tree, I wanted to make my tree just a little bit spookier; which is why I decided to create this simple Tombstone crochet ornament.
Free Halloween Tombstone Ornament Amigurumi Pattern
I used the Knitpicks Shine Sport yarn for all of the ornaments in my Halloween collection because I love how smooth it crochets up. The yarn also looks slightly glossy, which makes the ornaments look a little bit more polished.
The difficulty level of this pattern is Intermediate and this pattern is written in US crochet terminology.
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sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
inc: two single crochet in one stitch
dec: invisible decrease, single crochet two stitches together through the front loops only
YO: yarn over
sc2tog: single crochet two sts together, (insert hook into next st, YO, pull a loop through) x 2, YO, pull yarn through all 3 loops
sc3tog: single crochet three sts together, (insert hook into next st, YO, pull a loop through) x 3, YO, pull yarn through all 4 loops
BLO: crochet only in the back loops (loop away from you) of each st
FLO: crochet only in the front loops (look closest to you) of each st
(…) x # : repeat anything in the parenthesis however many times the number indicates
[#]: total number of stitches for that row
#sc: one sc in the following # stitches
sc#: sc # of times in the next st (will be in bold and green to differentiate from #sc)
THINGS YOU NEED
- Knitpicks Shine Sport Yarn in Robot
- 3.0 mm Crochet Hook
- Polyfil or Scrap Yarn for Stuffing
- Darning Needle
- Locking Stitch Markers
- White String for Hanging
- White Embroidery Thread
with Robot yarn
Make 2, stop at Row 16 and fasten off for the first piece (the back piece), continue to step 17 for the front piece.
1 Ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in the rest, ch 1, turn 
2-11 sc in all sts, ch 1, turn 
12 sc2tog, 6sc, sc2tog, ch 1, turn 
13 2sc, hdc, 2dc, hdc, 2sc, ch 1, turn 
14 sc2tog, 4sc, sc2tog, ch 1, turn 
15 sl st, sc, 2hdc, sc, sl st 
Continue crocheting around the piece:
16 13sc down the side, sc3 in the corner, 8sc across the bottom, sc3 in the corner, 13sc, 6sc  (Figure 1)
Fasten the first one off and weave the tail in. (Figure 2)
Continue to step 17 for the 2nd piece.
17 BLO, 13sc, sc3tog, 8sc, sc3tog, 19sc 
18-19 sc in all sts 
Do not fasten off, you will be crocheting through both the front and back piece. (Figure 3)
- Locate the corner of your front piece (Figure 3) and pinch it to determine which st is your corner st.
- With a locking stitch marker, pin the corners of both the front and back pieces together. The back piece’s corner st will be the centre of the sc3 from Row 16.
- Add more locking stitch markers around both pieces to secure them together, making sure to align the corresponding stitches from both pieces.
- The back piece will have one extra st beside the corner st on both sides. You will crochet through the st beside the front piece corner st twice to accommodate for the difference in number on each side. Make sure you do this for both sides of the corner (four times).
- Sc through both the front and back pieces once they’re lined up properly. Stuff lightly before you crochet fully around to close the tombstone. Weave the tail in. Note: because you are crocheting the two pieces together, there will be a small ridge where the join happens. To avoid this, you can choose to whip stitch the two pieces together instead.
- If you would like to make it into an ornament, string a piece of yarn through the top and tie off to close off the loop.
- With white embroidery thread, embroider whatever you want onto your tombstone. I kept it simple by just embroidering the letters “RIP”.
You have just finished your Tombstone Ornament! Feel free to change up the words on the front of the tombstone or felt in some more complicated designs.
Please leave me a comment down below (or contact me) if you have any questions about this pattern. I would also love to see your creation so don’t forget to tag me (@olliehollycrochet) on Instagram or use the #olliehollycrochet! Please let me know in the comments what you would like to see next!
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Hi my tombstone looks different to yours after I joined them together. I have quite a prominent ridge.
The ridge does happen because the two pieces are being joined by single crochet stitches. I realize my photos don’t show that as much I thought, so I’ll be adding extra photos of the back of the piece in a few days. If you want it to be completely ridge-less, your best bet is to whip stitch the two pieces together to reduce the edge that the sc’s create.
Sorry for the confusion and hope that helps!