I think maybe if every heart in every pattern were converted to a skull, more knit and crochet patterns would be palatable. By me.
Like this one. If it used the skull pattern (below), I think it could rock pretty hard. I mean, it’s already cute, and the hearts aren’t that bad. But think of all the cute little skulls lined up like that!
As a bonus, the crossed bones would all meet with neat corners that would kind of mimic argyle anyway. This could really rule!