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Little Itsy Bitsy Spider Pattern

Posted on: September 6, 2013

Halloween is just around the corner, and you don’t need to be super crafty to create really cute things to decorate for that time of the year. Here is a crochet tutorial to make some really cute little spiders to crawl all over your house!   It’s very simple, very easy, and you can make a bunch of them in no time. The kids will love them!

Halloween Spider Tutorial by MissDolkapots

Halloween Spider Tutorial by MissDolkapots

What you will need:
–  4 medium worst yarn  (color of your choice)
– 2.75mm crochet hook
– goggly eyes
– chenille stems
– fiberfill for stuffing
– yarn needle
– safety pin to mark end of each row
– glue

abbreviations:
Rnd = rnd
sc = single crochet
inc = increase
dec = decrease

With yarn of your choice, 2 in chain
Rnd 1: 6 sc in second stitch from hook (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times (24)
Rnd 5 to 7: sc in each st around (24)
Cut 4 pieces of chenille stem, about 5 inch long. Insert them in the stitches of the last row on each side, then fold them in two.

Insert the stem, then fold it

Insert the stem, then fold it

Resume with your rounds
Rnd 8: [2 sc, dec] 6 times (18)
Rnd 9: [1 sc, dec] 6 times (12)
Start stuffing
Rnd 10: dec  6 times (6)
Fasten off, weave the rest of the thread into the remaining stitches to close the hole.

Glue the *goggly eyes on the face. Bend the legs to form the shape of the legs.

Stem is folded in two to give shape to the legs.

Stem is folded in two to give shape to the legs

Your spider is done! You can have a lot of fun with this: play with different colors, add eyebrows, or a mouth. You can also Insert a piece of embroidery thread on top to hang you spiders.

You can hang them with embroidery thread anywhere you want

You can hang them with embroidery thread anywhere you want

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Happy crocheting!

*Technically, goggly eyes are adhesive and should not need glue , but it doesn’t hold very well without extra glue.

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3 Responses to "Little Itsy Bitsy Spider Pattern"

Hi,
How do I print this cute ant? I don’t see a place to hit print.

Hi! There is no place to hit print on a blog, but you can do it from your computer. Just look at the top menu of your browser, there should be a print option.

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