Crochet Tarantula Halloween Decorations – Free Pattern

These crochet tarantula decorations are the perfect addition to your spooky setup. They’re easy to make and will surely give your home that eerie, haunted-house ambiance. Here’s a free pattern and a description to get you started:

Materials Needed:

  1. Black yarn for the body
  2. Brown yarn for the legs
  3. A crochet hook appropriate for your yarn weight
  4. Fiberfill or stuffing material
  5. Safety eyes or black buttons for eyes
  6. Scissors
  7. Yarn needle
  8. Stitch marker


  • Ch: Chain
  • Sc: Single crochet
  • Inc: Increase (2 sc in the same stitch)
  • Dec: Decrease (sc2tog)
  • Sl st: Slip stitch
  • FO: Fasten off



  1. With black yarn, make a magic ring.
  2. Round 1: 6 sc into the magic ring. (6)
  3. Round 2: Inc in each stitch around. (12)
  4. Rounds 3-8: Sc in each stitch around. (12)
  5. Round 9: Dec in each stitch around. (6)
  6. Stuff the body with fiberfill.
  7. Round 10: Dec in each stitch around. (3)
  8. FO and weave in the ends.

Legs (x8):

  1. With brown yarn, ch 40.
  2. Starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, sc in each ch across. (39)
  3. FO, leaving a long tail for sewing.


  1. Attach the safety eyes or sew on the black buttons to the front of the body.
  2. Using the long tails from the legs, sew four legs to each side of the body.
  3. Position the legs so they stick out at angles, creating that realistic tarantula look.
  4. Weave in any remaining ends.


For an extra creepy touch, you can add some cobweb-like strings around your tarantula. Simply use some white or gray yarn and attach it between the legs or drape it over the body.

Your crochet tarantula Halloween decorations are now ready to give your home a spine-chilling atmosphere. Place them strategically around your house, in corners, or even hang them from the ceiling for a truly eerie effect. Enjoy your spooky crafting!