Itsy Bitsy Spider

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Itsy Bitsy Spider is ready to do some scaring. Tie a string from the top of him and hang him from the ceiling, or set him on a shelf to surprise people when they come in. His body is approximately 3½ inches side to side, and with his legs straight out he’s approximately 9½ inches wide.

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed:

Any worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver in charcoal and dusty grey.

G (4mm) crochet hook

Poly-fil

Yarn needle

15mm safety eyes (I used cat eyes)

Pipe cleaners

Body:

Ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 10-13: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 14: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 15: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Stop at this point and insert safety eyes between rows 12 and 13 with 6 stitches between them. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Continue stuffing as you work.

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 20: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 22: Dec around. (5 stitches)

Sew end shut and tie off.

Legs:

Ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 6 sc inside of circle. (6 stitches)

Rows 2-16: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Tie off. Make eight. Insert a pipe cleaner into each leg to make it bendable. Position onto body and sew on around row 14. Be sure to line the legs up on each side of the body so that they’re as even as you can get them.

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These spiders are part of my All Hallows Eve ebook, which you can pick up on Ravelry.

Cover

I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to message me on Facebook.

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