- Yarn: You can use any color you prefer for the spider’s body. Red, orange, green, or black are popular choices for Halloween-themed spiders. You’ll also need a small amount of white yarn for the eyes.
- Crochet Hook: Choose an appropriate hook size for your yarn. A size G (4.0 mm) hook is a good starting point.
- Stuffing: To fill the spider’s body.
- Yarn Needle: For weaving in ends and sewing parts together.
- Safety Eyes: Optional, if you prefer safety eyes over crocheting the eyes.
Stitches and Techniques:
- Magic Ring: This is used to start the spider’s body. If you’re not familiar with this technique, there are many tutorials available online.
- Single Crochet (SC): Insert your hook into the stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over again, and pull through both loops on the hook.
- Decrease (DEC): Insert your hook into the first stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, then insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. You should have three loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all three loops.
- Chain (CH): Yarn over and pull through the loop on your hook.
- Slip Stitch (SL ST): Insert your hook into the stitch, yarn over, and pull through both the stitch and the loop on your hook.
Start with a magic ring.
Round 1: SC 6 into the magic ring. (6 stitches)
Round 2: SC twice in each stitch around. (12 stitches)
Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC twice in the next stitch. Repeat around. (18 stitches)
Round 4-6: SC in each stitch around. (18 stitches)
Round 7: SC in the first stitch, DEC in the next stitch. Repeat around. (12 stitches)
Stuff the spider body firmly.
Round 8: DEC around. (6 stitches)
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Using the same color as the body, make 8 chains for each leg. You can make them as long or short as you like, but they should be roughly the same length for each leg. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
Using white yarn, create two small circles. You can use the magic ring technique mentioned earlier, or you can chain a small length and join it into a circle. Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.
- Attach the legs evenly around the body. You can arrange them in a circle or slightly angled downward. Use the long tails to sew them securely.
- Sew or glue the eyes onto the body.
- If you’re using safety eyes, attach them to the body securely.
- Add any additional embellishments or details you like, such as a smile or fangs, using black or red yarn.
Your crochet candy spider is complete! These little critters make adorable Halloween decorations or spooky additions to gift packages. Feel free to get creative with colors and sizes to make a whole family of candy spiders.