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Tipper, of Blind Pig & Acorn, sent me this wonderfully festive crocheted spider web made by Granny.  Tipper didn’t know that I’d actually found a pattern for this very web the other week and planned to make it.  How about that?  Isn’t Tipper amazing?  She’s a mind reader, I tell you.  Goodness, I’m glad she’s my blogging friend!

Anyway, should you decide that you want to make one of your very own, I’m posting the pattern which I did not create but rather found in one of my aunt’s craft books.

Materials:
size 1.50 mm hook
size 10 thread (black)

Rnd 1: ch 4 ,sl st in first st to form a ring. ch 6 (counts as tr + 2),
*(tr , ch 2) rep from * 15 times, join with sl st to 4th ch of first st.
(16 tr, 16 ch-2 sp)

Rnd 2: ch 7, (counts as first tr + ch 3) , *(tr in next tr, ch 3) rep from * around.
Join with sl st to 4th ch of first st.

Rnd 3: ch 8, (counts as first tr + ch 4) , *(tr in next tr, ch 4) rep from * around.
Join with sl st to 4th ch of first st.

Rnd 4: ch 9, (counts as first tr + ch 5) , *(tr in next tr, ch 5) rep from * around.
Join with sl st to 4th ch of first st.

Rnd 5: ch 10, (counts as first tr + ch 6) , *(tr in next tr, ch 6) rep from * around.
Join with sl st to 4th ch of first st.

Rnd 6: ch 12, (counts as first tr + ch 8 ) , *(sc in next tr, ch 8 ,tr in next tr, ch 8 )
rep from * 7 times, sc in next tr, ch 8. Join with sl st to 4th ch of first tr.

Fasten off.

Web

Materials:
Starch according to instructions on craft starch making sure to pull the tr in
Rnd 6 to a point to make the outer web shape.

Spider

Materials:
Body
small amount sportweight cotton (black)
hook 2.50 mm

DO NOT JOIN RNDS UNLESS INDICTED.
MARK ENDS OF RNDS WITH MARKER.

dec: decrease – (insert hook in next st, yo, pull through st) 2 times,
yo pull through all 3 lps on hook.

Rnd 1:ch 2, work 4 sc in second ch from hook, place marker.

Rnd 2: work 2 sc in each st around, place marker. (8 sts)

Rnd 3: work 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, *(2 sc in next st,
sc in next st) rep from * around, place marker. (12 sts)

Rnd 4: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts, *(2 sc in next st, sc in next
2 sts.) rep from * around , place marker.(16)

Rnd 5: sc in each st around, place marker.(16 sts)

Rnd 6: (dec, sc in next 2 sts) rep from * around, place marker.

Rnd 7: (dec) around, break thread leaving an 8″ tail.

Place a small amount of stuffing inside body, weave tail through
remaining sts of Rnd 8 and pull tight. Weave in ends.

Legs
Materials:
Black pipe cleaners
Glue Gun

Cut 8 legs by cutting black pipe cleaners into 2 ” lengths.
Glue to body (4 on each side).making sure to bend them into the
shape of a spider’s legs.

Finishing
Attach spider with small amount of glue to web.  Or not.  Whatever you want to do.  Have fun but most of all — have a happy Halloween!

Want to see more totally cool craft activities?  Check out all of our craft posts at RazorFamilyFarms.com/crafts and find out everything from how to darn your socks to how on earth you render fat to make soap.   Or if you just want to watch someone else do it… that’s okay, too. 🙂

  • Applie - Cute!! Congratulations on winning the spider. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • CrossView - Too cute!ReplyCancel

  • Valarie Lea - I saw this at her place a couple of weeks back. It is so cute 🙂ReplyCancel

  • CC - I could never in a million years make that but it sure looks awesome!!ReplyCancel

  • Fishing Guy - Lacy: Or; you could just go over to Tippers site and buy one. I think she said she had one left.ReplyCancel

  • The Holly Tree - You didn’t link me to anything, you stinker. LOLOL 😀 You just hopped on the branch, informed me about what you’d done that made you feel proud of yourself, and left me to find these things all by myself. Ohhhhhh you are a clever one, aren’t you… ROFLMAO 😀

    Well, I LOVE the crochet work. I had no idea it was even possible to crochet a web with a spider in it – man, that must have taken hours of work to get it just right. It looks fabulous, Lacy. *thumbs up* 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Tipper - Wow-it was meant to be-I’m even happier you won it now. So glad you like the web!!ReplyCancel

  • Leah - LOL Well I never have any visitors whether I am writing a lot or not so it doesn’t make a difference to me as far as that goes.

    All I could think about this morning was my dream last night that I could actually afford Chanel cosmetics and perfumes… shame I can’t really afford them but at least they don’t actually have any products/colors as wonderful as those I dreamt up, makes dealing with the reality of it a bit easier. :pReplyCancel

  • Ann - That’s cool! Except that, it was almost like reading Mandarin Chinese to me (the pattern) – I have no idea what I was reading, but I just kept reading. Did I mention that I was an A-student who got a D in sewing? I think I have mentioned that….embarrassing…ReplyCancel

  • Momisodes - I LOVE this! What a clever idea.

    Crocheting is actually 1 thing I can sort-of do 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - Cute project.ReplyCancel

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