CROCHETED BLACK SPIDER
By Jane Slovacheck
MATERIALS: less than 1oz. black knitting worsted; Four 12’’ chenille sticks, black preferred; Tacky type craft glue; polyester stuffing; crochet hook side “E”; yarn needle; scraps of black and white felt.
TOP BODY: Ch 2, work 6 sc in second ch from hook.
RND 2: * Sc in 1 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat (9).
RND 3: * Sc in each of 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat (12).
RND 4: Repeat last rnd (16).
RND 5: Even.
RND 6: Repeat rnd 2 (24).
RNDS 7 & 8: Even. End.
TOP HEAD: Repeat body through rnd 3, then work 1 rnd even. End.
Sew head to body, sewing 5 sc of each together. Work 1 rnd sc around entire top of spider.
BOTTOM BODY: Ch 2, work 6 sc in second ch from hook.
RND 2: 2 sc in each sc.
RND 3: * Sc in 1 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat (18).
RND 4: * 2 sc in 1 sc, 1 sc in each of 2 sc, repeat (24).
RND 5: Even.
BOTTOM HEAD: Work as bottom body through rnd 2. Sew head and body together same as top.
Cut 1 1/4’’ off each chenille stick. Wind tip with black yarn, bend tip over, wind yarn over top and down to end of chenille stick, bend tip over and wind yarn around again. Split yarn into 2 parts and tie; cut off ends.
Put legs in place; put bottom of spider in place; sew bottom to spider, adding stuffing as needed. Bend chenille sticks to look like legs. Glue eyes on. Hang spider from a piece of yarn, if desired, and use as a Halloween decoration.