knits by sachi

Spider and his web

on October 19, 2013

We still have enough time to make this little one before Halloween. It doesn’t take much time to make it anyway.
Here, I would like to share the pattern with you. I hope you will enjoy it.

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Spider and his web
Size: spider, 2.5cm (1 in), web, 6cm (2.5 in)
Materials
• Small amount of black and white DK
• Stuffing ( toy filling, wool fleece or cotton wool)
• White lace yarn
Equipment
• A pair of 2.75mm ( US 2) double pointed knitting needles
• 3mm crochet hook
• 1.25mm crochet hook
• A sewing needle with large eye

Abbreviations
St/st: stocking stitch
St: stitch
K: knit
P: purl
Kf/b: k one through the front then through the back (same stitch)
K2tog: knit two together

Ch: chain
Tr: treble crochet in UK which is dc (double crochet) in US
Dtr: double crochet in UK which is tr (triple crochet) in US

Spider
Body
Cast on 8 sts with black.
Row1: kf/b in each st (16)
Row2-11: st/st
Row12: (k2tog) to end (8)
Break yarn, thread sts through a sewing needle, draw up tightly.

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Transfer the stitches on to a sewing needle.

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Draw up tightly.

Legs: make 6
With 3mm crochet hook, make 5 chains using black DK. Fasten off.

Eyes: make two
Take two strands from white DK and cast on 7 sts on a fine knitting needle (2.5mm ) if you have. Alternatively, you can cast on a sewing needle or cocktail stick. Break yarn, thread sts through a sewing needle and draw up tightly. Go into the set of stitches again and pull. You will end up with a half circle. Using the same threaded needle, pierce the piece from the centre of the circle and take it out from the outer edge. Repeat the last step once more and draw up tightly to shape.

Eyes: make two in white
The piece shown here is in black to show you clearly, but you will be making these pieces in white.
Take two strands of white DK and cast on 7 sts on a fine knitting needle (2.25mm/US 0 if you have). Alternatively, you can cast on a sewing needle or a cocktail stick. Break yarn, thread sts through a sewing needle and draw up tightly. Pierce with the same threaded needle to make it a round shape.

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1. Thread sts through a sewing needle and draw up.

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2. Thread sts through a needle once more and draw up tightly. Now you have a half circle.

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3. Place the needle back to the centre of the circle and take it out from the outer edge. Repeat the process once more.

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4. Draw up tightly to shape

Web
Please see the abbreviation section. If you are used to the US style, tr here is dc, dtr is tr for you.
With 1.25mm crochet hook make 14 chains using lace yarn. Ss to the first chain and close the ring.
Rnd1: make 6 ch,* miss 2 ch, 1tr in next ch, make 3 ch; repeat * 4 more times, make 3 ch, ss to the 3rd ch of the first 6ch.
Rnd2: make 7 ch, *1 tr in next tr, make 5 ch; repeat * 4 more times, make 5 ch, ss to the 3rd ch of the first 7ch.
Rnd3: make 9 ch, * 1 tr in next tr, make 7 ch; repeat * 4 more times, make 7 ch, ss to the 3rd of the first 9 ch.
Rnd 4: make 12 ch, * 1 dtr in next tr, make 9 ch; repeat* 4 more times, make 9 ch, ss to the 4th of the first 12 ch.
Rnd5: make 14 ch, * 1 dtr in next dtr, make 11 ch; repeat* twice more. Fasten off leaving a long end.

To make up
Spider: sew the seam and stuff the body. Attach eyes and embroider the centre with French knot. Hide one yarn end of the leg into the leg piece. Attach the legs. Attach the fasten-off end of web to the tail of the spider.


4 responses to “Spider and his web

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    Do you have a print friendly button?

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