Salem the Spider

 
Salem the Spider - Free Crochet Pattern

If I’m being honest I’m not a huge Halloween fanatic, it’s a fun little holiday but I didn’t grow up making a huge deal of it so even now I struggle with remembering to buy costumes for my kids to take them trick or treating. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy making these Halloween stuffies for you guys! Salem is the first of 4 Halloween patterns I will have available for you.


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Salem the Spider

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Materials Needed: 

Yarn 
o Acrylic worsted weight, black, approx. 150 yds 
o Acrylic worsted weight, white, small amount for eyes 
Extras 
o 2 safety eyes, 9mm 
o Stuffing 
o 3.75mm hook 
o Scissors 
o Tapestry Needle


Stitches Key:

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

inc – increase/2 single crochet in same stitch

dec – decrease/single crochet 2 together

ch/s – chain/s

st/s – stitch/es

sl st – slip stitch


Gauge:

8.5 sc and 9 rows = 2 inches


Size:

finished salem is approx. 10” wide


Notes:

  • ch 1 at the beginning of each row does not count as st

  • ch 1 and turn at the end of every row unless otherwise marked

  • when stitching together the pieces make sure to stick your hook through BOTH pieces to make sure they’re sewn together, you will stitch in every row and stitch around the panel, applying any special notes indicated in that portion of the pattern



Leg A (make 4):

Using black

Row 1: ch 4, sc 3 (3)

Row 2-8: sc 3 (3)

Row 9: inc, dec (3)

Row 10: dec, inc (3)

Row 11: inc, dec (3)

Row 12: dec, inc (3)

Row 13: inc, dec (3)

Row 14: dec, inc (3)

Row 15: inc, dec (3)

 

Fasten off, weave in ends

 

Repeat rows 1-15

 

Stitching together

Join black to last st made of row 15, stitching down long side

Special notes:

·         (sc, ch 1, sc) in each of the 4 corners

  • inc in the dec of row 9

  • dec in the inc of row 9

 

ch 1, sc around

sl st to first sc made

Fasten off, weave in ends

 

Cut 4 – 12” lengths of black yarn, set aside



Leg B (make 4):

Using black

Row 1: ch 4, sc 3 (3)

Row 2-8: sc 3 (3)

Row 9: inc, dec (3)

Row 10: dec, inc (3)

Row 11: inc, dec (3)

Row 12: dec, inc (3)

Row 13: inc, dec (3)

Row 14: dec, inc (3)

Row 15: inc, dec (3)

 

Fasten off, weave in ends

 

Repeat rows 1-15

 

Stitching together

Join black to first st made of row 15, stitching down long side

 

Special notes:

  • (sc, ch 1, sc) in each of the 4 corners

  • inc in the dec of row 9

  • dec in the inc of row 9

 

ch 1, sc around

sl st to first sc made

Fasten off, weave in ends

 

Cut 4 – 12” lengths of black yarn, set aside



Eyes (make 2):

Magic circle, ch 1

hdc 6

sl st to first hdc to join

 

Fasten off, weave in ends, leaving a long tail for sewing

 

Attach your safety eyes to the center of white circles, set aside


Body:

Row 1: ch 8, sc across (7)

Row 2: inc , sc 5, inc (9)

Row 3: inc, sc 7, inc (11)

Row 4: inc, sc 9, inc (13)

Row 5: inc, sc 11, inc (15)

Row 6: inc, sc 13, inc (17)

Row 7: inc, sc 15, inc (19)

Row 8: inc, sc 17, inc (21)

Row 9-15: sc 21 (21)

Row 16: dec, sc 17, dec (19)

Row 17: dec, sc 15, dec (17)

Row 18: dec, sc 13, dec (15)

Row 19: dec, sc 11, dec (13)

Row 20: dec, sc 9, dec (11)

Row 21: dec, sc 7, dec (9)

Row 22: dec, sc 5, dec (7)

Row 23: sc 7 (7)

Fasten off, weave in ends

 

Repeat rows 1-23

 

Sew eyes onto top body panel, near the nose



Stitching together:

Place body panels, wrong sides together, stitching with top body panel facing you

 

Attach black yarn to the bum of your spider, ch 1, sc around to the next “side” of the body

 

Step 1: pull up a long loop and leave this for now.

 

Step 2: With your needle and 1 length of black yarn that you cut earlier, place one leg A between the 2 body panels, sew the leg on by stitching through all 3 pieces (2 body panels, and 1 leg), tie a knot and hide the tails between the body panels.

 

Step 3: Pick your loop back up from step 1 and sc across the leg working in the front panel only

 

Step 4: Work 1 sc through both body panels after the leg.

 

Repeat step 1-4 until you’ve attached 4 legs to the side of the body.

 

sc around the face of your spider, working through both body panels until approximately the same place your last leg ended on the other side, stop

 

Step 1: pull up a long loop and leave this for now.

 

Step 2: With your needle and 1 length of black yarn that you cut earlier, place one leg B between the 2 body panels, sew the leg on by stitching through all 3 pieces (2 body panels, and 1 leg), tie a knot and hide the tails between the body panels.

 

Step 3: Pick your loop back up from step 1 and sc across the leg working in the front panel only

 

Step 4: Work 1 sc through both body panels after the leg.

 

Repeat steps 1-4 to add your final 3 legs, stuffing the body before you sew in your 8th leg.

 

sc remaining stitches around the bum of your spider, sl st to join

 

Fasten off, weave in ends.


Salem the Spider

Pattern may be used for personal use including to make and sell items with this pattern but do not use my pictures for your listing and do not republish or distribute this pattern in any way. Please share the link to my blog if you’d like to share my pattern.