Free Crochet Spider Pattern

 

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Although I am not very keen on real spiders, I really wanted to add one to my Amigurumi collection. So, here it comes! 🙂 This free crochet spider pattern is pretty easy! And it is an ideal project for crochet beginners as there is minimum sewing involved. And with Halloween around the corner, this Amigurumi spider can be a nice decoration for your house too.

 

Free Crochet Spider Pattern – Notes

Skill level: basic crochet skills and knowledge

Finished size – length: 15cm / 6 inches

Finished size – width: 19cm / 7.5 inches

Finished size – height: 8cm / 3 inches


Free Crochet Spider Pattern – Materials and Equipment

Yarn I used:

– Fine Sport #2 = 4 ply

– 55% cotton and 45% acrylic

– 1x ball of green yarn – YarnArt Jeans – colour 29 – (50g/160m)

– 1x ball of multicolour yarn – YarnArt Jeans Tropical – colour 616 – (50g/160m)

– 1x ball of black yarn – YarnArt Jeans – colour 53 – (50g/160m)

 

For the hairy neck:

– Light Worsted #3 = DK

– 100% polyester

– 1x ball of black yarn – Stylecraft Eskimo eyelash yarn – colour 5172 – (50g/90m)

 

I like to purchase my YarnArt Jeans from Amazon HERE or from Etsy HERE. If you would like to check some great substitutes for YarnArt Jeans then have a read of my Best Yarn for Making Amigurumi tutorial. You can find the substitutes towards the end of the article.

Or just simply use any 100% cotton that will work just as well. You can also use 100% acrylic if you prefer to work with this type of yarn.

Other materials used: polyester fibre fill

Crochet hook: I used 2.5mm = B/1, if using different weight of yarn then refer to hook size recommendations on the yarn but go one size smaller. I highly recommend this ergonomic crochet hook set from Amazon as it comes in a stylish case and with other accessories such as stitch markers etc.

Other equipment used: scissors, yarn needle, pins with large heads, stitch marker or thin yarn to use instead, 12mm and 8mm safety eyes

Choking hazard warning: the use of safety eyes or buttons poses a choking risk for children under the age of 3 therefore I recommend using embroidery instead.

Free Crochet Spider Pattern – Abbreviations Used

This pattern is written using US crochet terminology

MR: magic ring

ST: stitch

SC: single crochet stitch

HDC: half double crochet stitch

DC: double crochet stitch

CH: chain stitch

SL: slip stitch

INC: increase = two single crochet stitches in the same stitch

L INC: large increase = three single crochet stitches in the same stitch

INV DEC: invisible decrease = insert the hook into the front loop of the first stitch (two loops on hook) and immediately insert it again into the front loop of the next stitch (three loops on the hook). Yarn over and draw through the first two loops on the hook (two loops on the hook). Yarn over and draw through the two loops on the hook to finish your invisible decrease

BLO: back loops only

FO: fasten off

(…..) x 6: repeat the pattern inside the brackets by the given number (in this example, repeat the pattern in the brackets 6 times)

{…}: number shown inside these brackets equals the number of total stitches at the end of each round

Free Crochet Spider Pattern – Let’s Get Started!

You may find these Amigurumi tutorials handy before you get started with this free crochet spider pattern.

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How to Crochet the Head and Body

Crochet from the front of the head to the back of the body.

R1: MR – 6 x SC into the ring {6}

R2: INC in each ST around {12}

R3: (SC in next ST, INC) x 6 {18}

R4: SC in next ST, INC, (SC in next 2 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next ST {24}

R5: (SC in next 3 ST, INC) x 6 {30}

R6: SC in next 2 ST, INC, (SC in next 4 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 2 ST {36}

R7: (SC in next 5 ST, INC) x 6 {42}

R8: SC in next 3 ST, INC, (SC in next 6 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 3 ST {48} – leave your stitch marker in at the start of R8 and R11 as you will need to refer to it when placing eyes

R9: (SC in next 7 ST, INC) x 6 {54}

R10-R17 (8 rounds): SC in each ST around {54}

R18: (SC in next 7 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {48}

R19: SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 6 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 3 ST {42}

R20: (SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {36}

 

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You can now place the eyes:

– stuff the head well first

– it helps to use pins with large heads to first mark the spots where the eyes will be placed – you can make a decision whether you are happy with the placement and if it looks symmetrical before you insert the safety eyes; the safety eyes usually make a large hole in between the stitches so it is not recommended to change the placement of the eyes once they are in (Pic H1)

 

12mm eyes:

– place the eyes between rounds R8 and R9

– first eye – count 19 stitches from your marker at the start of R8 and place the eye between ST19 and ST20

– second eye – count 28 stitches from your marker at the start of R8 and place the eye between ST28 and ST29

 

8mm eyes:

– place the eyes between rounds R11 and R12

– first eye – count 20 stitches from your marker at the start of R11 and place the eye between ST20 and ST21

– second eye – count 33 stitches from your marker at the start of R11 and place the eye between ST33 and ST34

 

– you can now place the safety backs on (Pic H2)

R21: SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 2 ST {30}

R22: (SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {24}

R23-R26 (4 rounds): SC in each ST around in BLO {24}

R27: (SC in next ST, INC) x 12 {36}

R28: (SC in next ST, INC) x 18 {54}

R29-R30 (2 rounds):  SC in each ST around {54}

 

You can now crochet the hairy neck line using your eyelash yarn:

  • Attach the yarn to the first ST in R23 of the head and SC into each front loop of R23-R26 (Pic H3)
  • FO and weave yarn ends in

 

Continue with R31 and stuff the body gradually.

 

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R31: SC in next 4 ST, INC, (SC in next 8 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 4 ST {60}

R32: (SC in next 9 ST, INC) x 6 {66}

R33: SC in next 5 ST, INC, (SC in next 10 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 5 ST {72}

R34: (SC in next 11 ST, INC) x 6 {78}

R35-R44 (10 rounds):  SC in each ST around {78}

R45: (SC in next 11 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {72}

R46: SC in each ST around {72}

R47: SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 10 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 5 ST {66}

R48: SC in each ST around {66}

R49: (SC in next 9 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {60}

R50: SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 8 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 4 ST {54}

R51: SC in each ST around {54}

R52: (SC in next 7 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {48}

R53: SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 6 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 3 ST {42}

R54: (SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {36}

R55: SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 2 ST {30}

R56: (SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {24}

R57: SC in next ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next ST {18}

R58: (SC in next ST, INV DEC) x 6 {12}

R59: SC in each ST around {12}

Stuff well, close the hole with a needle and weave the yarn end in

How to Crochet the Legs

Crochet from the end of the leg.

Crochet 8 legs and stuff gradually:

R1: MR – 6 x SC into the ring {6}

R2: INC in each ST around {12}

R3-R24 (22 ROUNDS) SC in each ST around {12}

Stop stuffing the leg

R25: INV DEC, SC in next 10 ST {11}

R26-R27 (2 ROUNDS) SC in each ST around {11}

R28: INV DEC, SC in next 9 ST {10}

R29-R30 (2 ROUNDS) SC in each ST around {10}

FO and weave yarn ends in for 6 of the legs, leave long tails for sewing for the remaining 2 legs.

If you stuff the legs really well, they will keep the shape when you bend them. Otherwise you can insert craft wire to shape the legs.

 

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Free Crochet Spider Pattern – Assembly:

Body and legs: First sew 4 legs together using a yarn needle as shown in the photo below. Repeat the same for the remaining 4 legs. Then pin the legs to each side of the hairy neckline making sure they look symmetrical. Then sew the legs to the neckline.

 

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Free Crochet Spider Pattern – Your Finished Crochet Toy:

You have now finished your crochet toy. I hope you found my free crochet spider pattern easy to follow and enjoyed making the spider!

I would very much welcome your feedback so please do leave a comment in the comment box at the bottom of this page. And don’t forget that I love to see your finished toys so please share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #cuddlystitchescraft

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More Free Amigurumi patterns for you to enjoy:

Free Crochet Cat Pattern
Free Crochet Bunny Pattern
Free Crochet Bee Pattern

 

 

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