Discover the captivating world of DIY faux taxidermy crochet patterns and learn how to create whimsical animal-inspired wall decor.
“Crochet is magical. It changes your mind, your attitude, and your mood." - Unknown
Welcome to the world of DIY faux taxidermy crochet patterns! If you are looking for a whimsical way to add some decorations to your walls, check out these whimsical patterns. These crochet trophy heads offer a charming alternative to using real animals.
I grew up in a family that hunted, and deer heads on the wall always creeped me out. And the deer feet lamps. Why? I do understand the need for hunting deer. Although, I would starve to death if my life depended on killing an animal. In the area I live, we have a crazy number of deer already. If the population was left to thrive, they would take over. And there are hunters that depend on the meat to survive. I’m just thankful I do not have to make that decision to feed my family.
Learn How to Crochet
If you are interested in learning how to crochet, but have never tried it, I recommend the beginners kits from The Woobles. I started with Pierre the Penguin. The kit and included video tutorials make it super easy to learn how to crochet.
What is Faux Taxidermy
Faux taxidermy is the art of creating realistic animal sculptures or wall mounts without using real animal parts. Instead, materials like fabric, foam, or resin are used to make lifelike replicas. It's a cruelty-free alternative to traditional taxidermy that's gaining popularity.
Below are 15 DIY faux taxidermy crochet patterns. They are the perfect way to add a bit of whimsy to your décor.
15 DIY Faux Taxidermy Crochet Patterns
1. GUARDIAN DRAGON CROCHET WALL HANGING PATTERN ONLY
The Guardian Dragon faux taxidermy crochet pattern is a wonderful piece for those that love fantasy. It is an intermediate level crochet project. This trophy head crochet pattern is written in English using US terms. There are over 200 photos to guide you along your way. The finished dragon head will measure approximately 16 1/2" high x 10" wide (without the candle holder).
2. DEER TROPHY - CROCHET PATTERN
This deer head faux taxidermy crochet pattern would be perfect for Christmas. It is so cute! The finished project will measure around 16.53 inches (42 cm) long x 9.05 inches (23 cm) wide. It's a beginner-friendly pattern that involves crocheting in rows and spiral rounds, as well as increasing and decreasing. The instructions are available in German, Dutch, and English.
3. ZEBRA HEAD
This free Zebra head faux taxidermy crochet pattern utilizes U.K. pattern abbreviations. The zebra's distinctive stripes are created through clever shaping techniques using rounds and short rows. To make the mane, tassels are attached to the stitches, and the yarn is brushed. The finished zebra head will measure approximately 23 inches (58 cm) from the tip of the nose to the base.
4. CROCHET FRANKENSTEIN MONSTER, PDF PATTERN ONLY, AMIGURUMI TROPHY HEAD, WALL HANGING
I absolutely love this Frankenstein’s Monster faux crochet pattern. He would make an awesome Halloween decoration. Or use him to decorate your home theater.
This faux taxidermy crochet pattern will create a big, soft, and fluffy monster who is a baby at heart. The amigurumi pattern is written in English using American terminology. The finished size is approximately 16 x 12 x 10 inches (40 x 30 x 25 cm). It's an intermediate-level project.
5. JACKALOPE - CROCHET PATTERN
If you are looking to make a unique decoration for your home or have a fondness for cryptids, why not crochet your very own jackalope? This amigurumi crochet pattern not only teaches you how to crochet a life-size jackalope, but also provides instructions for creating a mount to display it on the wall. The pattern is suitable for beginners and intermediate level crochet artists.
6. UNICORN FAUX TAXIDERMY CROCHET PDF PATTERN
Create an enchanting atmosphere with this Unicorn faux taxidermy crochet pattern. It is pages long and includes reference photos for guidance. It is written in both UK and US terms. To make the amigurumi unicorn head you will need a 4 mm hook, aran yarn, and toy-safe polyester stuffing. Following the pattern's instructions, your finished Unicorn will measure about 12 inches from the wall to the tip of the horn, and 12 inches from the tip of the ear to the tip of the nose.
7. BILLY THE BUCK
Billy the Buck is the perfect baby-friendly deer mount for a nursery. This free faux taxidermy crochet pattern is designed to be a quick and enjoyable project. For those skilled in woodworking, you can create your own plaque instead of purchasing one from a store. Once completed, the finished deer head mounts onto a 7" x 9" wood plaque.
8. HUGE CROCHET FLUFFY MONSTER TROPHY HEAD, PDF PATTERN ONLY, AMIGIRUMI TUTORIAL, FAUX TAXIDERMY WALL DÉCOR
Here is another faux taxidermy crochet pattern that I need to complete. This guy is awesome.
The Crochet Fluffy Monster Trophy Head pattern is written in English using American terminology. Once completed, this monster trophy head will measure 26” x 15” x 9”, including the horns. The faux taxidermy crochet pattern is recommended for intermediate level crocheters.
9. CROCHET PATTERN MOOSE WALL TROPHY CROCHET PATTERN (THIS IS A CROCHET PATTERN, NOT THE FINISHED PRODUCT)
Moosley The Moose is a delightful faux taxidermy crochet wall trophy designed to grace your home. His favorite pastime is hanging on the wall, diligently watching over his family. The Moosley The Moose faux taxidermy crochet pattern is written in English using US crochet terminology. Once completed, Moosley will measure approximately 13.8“ (35 cm) from the nose to the back of the head.
10. HEATHER THE AFRICAN FLOWER CROCHET HIGHLAND COW TROPHY HEAD, PDF PATTERN ONLY, DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, FAUX TAXIDERMY WALL DECOR.
Meet Heather, the African Flower Crochet Highland Cow Trophy Head! This faux taxidermy crochet pattern allows you to create an adorable piece of wall décor. It is a beginner-friendly pattern written in English with US crochet terms. Heather's finished size is around 19.68” x 15.75” x 15.75” (50 cm x 40 cm x 40 cm).
11. RACCOON TAXIDERMY PDF CROCHET PATTERN
Create an adorable little raccoon faux taxidermy trophy head with this pattern. The pattern provides detailed instructions, along with plenty of helpful tips and tricks. It's written in standard US crochet terms.
12. THE WOODLAND LITTLE ANIMALS - CROCHET AMIGURUMI PATTERN BY MARIA HANDMADE DESIGN
Make a set of faux taxidermy wall hangings for a nursery with this The Woodland Little Animals download. Included are instructions for Claire the Bunny, Dominique the Fox, and Marion the Deer. This pattern is available in two languages: English (US terminology) and Portuguese. Each animal measures approximately 5” (13 cm) high when made using Amigurumi Círculo cotton yarn and a 3.00 mm crochet hook. It is a beginner-friendly pattern.
13. NARWHAL TAXIDERMY PDF CROCHET PATTERN
Narwhals are extremely popular due to their unique, almost mythical look. Now you can create your own using this Narwhal Faux Taxidermy crochet pattern. This pattern is written using standard US crochet terms.
14. BERNAT CROCHET FAUX TAXIDERMY TRICERATOPS
Do you have a child obsessed with dinosaurs? Elevate their bedroom décor with this crochet faux taxidermy Triceratops crochet pattern. Designed for intermediate-level crafters, this pattern offers a delightful challenge. Best of all, the pattern is free to access, and for added convenience, you have the option to purchase a kit as well.
15. PEPPER THE AFRICAN FLOWER CROCHET HORSE HEAD, PDF PATTERN ONLY, DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, FAUX TAXIDERMY WALL DECOR.
Here is a wonderful faux taxidermy crochet pattern made with African flower shapes. The crochet pattern is beginner-friendly and includes easy-to-follow instructions. It is written in English with US crochet terms. Once completed, Pepper measures approximately 15.75” x 11.81” x 9.84” (40 cm x 30 cm x 25 cm).
Faux taxidermy crochet patterns offer a cruelty-free way to add whimsy and charm to your space. With patterns available for all skill levels, you can easily create unique animal-inspired creations that reflect your personal style.