Spider applique

Spider applique

PREMISE

I wanted to create something for Halloween to combine with my Cat Granny Square (in the picture, free pattern at this link).

So I thought that a spider would have been the perfect next project to do.

Cat Granny Square Halloween
Spider Sketch

I looked at various pattern online to get some inspiration and I realised that I wanted something where sewing wasn’t involved, something you can do all in one go without joining parts together.

So I made this sketch and I started from there.

Please forgive my very bad drawing skills, this was just to give myself an idea of where to start! 😅 

This pattern is totally free, but it’s intellectual property of Elendipity.
You can use it and, of course, you can sell the final products you create, but you cannot sell the pattern or any alteration of the pattern. 

If you can share the pattern for free, but remember that you should also always credit Elendipity (as pattern creator) whenever you create and/or sell it and/or share it.

Feel free to tag me on my Instagram if you create it, I would love to see your works!!

HOW TO

As mentioned, the Spider Applique is worked with one foundation chain, no sewing is involved.

You will actually work on both sides of the foundation chain.

You won’t join the first and second rounds, you will work in continuous rounds, so it’s highly recommended inserting a stitch marker in the first stitch of the round.

In this video, about how to create an oval, at the minute 02:43 you can see how to work on both sides of the foundation chain.

MATERIAL

I used:

  • 3mm crochet hook
  • Rainbow Cotton 8/6 n. 57 (Orange) – less than 3gr.
  • stitch marker
  • darning needle

I bought the yarn at Hobbii.

TERMS

Here below the list of the stitches (US terminology) that you are going to use for this project.

  • CH = Chain
  • SS = Slip Stitch
  • SC = Single Crochet
  • DC = Double Crochet
  • TC = Treble Crochet
  • DTC = Double Treble Crochet
  • st = stitches

What you find in brackets “(…)” is all in one stitch.

Ready to start? 

Let’s go!!

SPIDER APPLIQUE
– WHOLE PATTERN

Here you can find the pattern written all together, the long chains (10 and 6) are the legs.

After this, below, you will see the pattern with the instructions and photos step by step.

START

Slip knot and CH 10.

  • R1

Starting from 2nd CH from the hook, SC 8, 4 SC all in the last CH, now, working on the other side of the foundation chain: SC 7, in the last CH you will work (SC 1, SS 1) all in the last stitch.

  • R2

SS 1, DC 2, TC 1, DTC 1, TC 1, DC 1, SC 1, 10 CH, from the 2nd CH from the hook, SS 9, SS 1 (in the same SC where you worked the SC before the 10 CH), 6 CH, from the 2nd CH from the hook, SS 5, SS 1 (in the same SC where you worked the SS before the 6 CH), SS 1 in the next stitch6 CH, from the 2nd CH from the hook, SS 5, SS 1 (in the same SC where you worked the SS before the 6 CH), 10 CH, from the 2nd CH from the hook, SS 9, SS 1 (in the same SC where you worked the SS before the 10 CH), 2 CH, (DC 1, 2 CH-SS 1), (DC 1, 2 CH-SS 1), 2 CH, SS 1, 10 CH, from the 2nd CH from the hook, SS 9, SS 1 (in the same SC where you worked the SS before the 10 CH), 6 CH, from the 2nd CH from the hook, SS 5, SS 1 (in the same SC where you worked the SS before the 6 CH), SC 1, 6 CH, from the 2nd CH from the hook, SS 5, SS 1 (in the same SC where you worked the SC before the 6 CH), 10 CH, from the 2nd CH from the hook, SS 9, SS 1 (in the same SC where you worked the SS before the 10 CH), DC 1, TC 1, DTC 1, TC 1, DC 2, SS 2.

 

– PATTERN WITH PHOTOS STEP BY STEP

Here you will see the pattern with the photos step by step.

START

Slip knot and CH 10.

Spider applique chain
  • R1 (Inside part of the body)

Starting from 2nd CH from the hook, SC 8, 4 SC all in the last CH, now, working on the other side of the foundation chain: SC 7, in the last CH you will work (SC 1, SS 1) all in the last stitch.

(3 pictures)

Spider applique body 1
Spider applique body 2
Spider applique body 3
  • R2 (external part of the body)

SS 1, DC 2, TC 1, DTC 1, TC 1, DC 1, SC 1 and now you will start the first two legs (right side of the body)

 

Spider applique body 4
  • Continuing R2 (legs – right side)

10 CH, from the 2nd CH from the hook, SS 9, SS 1 (in the same SC where you worked the SC before the 10 CH), 6 CH, from the 2nd CH from the hook, SS 5, SS 1 (in the same SC where you worked the SS before the 6 CH)

Picture to show where to do the last SS underlined in the pattern.

Spider applique body 6
  • Continuing R2 (legs – right side)

SS 1 in the next stitch6 CH, from the 2nd CH from the hook, SS 5, SS 1 (in the same SC where you worked the SS before the 6 CH), 10 CH, from the 2nd CH from the hook, SS 9, SS 1 (in the same SC where you worked the SS before the 10 CH)

First picture to show you where to do the first SS underlined in the pattern.

Second picture to show you where to do the second SS underlined in the pattern.

 

Spider applique body 7
Spider applique body 8
  • Continuing R2 (head)

2 CH, (DC 1, 2 CH-SS 1), (DC 1, 2 CH-SS 1), 2 CH

I will explain better the meaning of “2CH – SS 1”: these are the two fangs’ top of the spider.

After you worked the DC, you do 2 CH and you will join the 2 CH with a SS entering where indicated by the needle (PIC).

And your first fang is done, now you do the second one and then you go ahead with the pattern.

 

Spider applique body 9
  • Continuing R2 (legs – left side)

SS 1 in the next st, 10 CH, from the 2nd CH from the hook, SS 9, SS 1 (in the same SC where you worked the SS before the 10 CH), 6 CH, from the 2nd CH from the hook, SS 5, SS 1 (in the same SC where you worked the SS before the 6 CH).

SC 1 in the next st, 6 CH, from the 2nd CH from the hook, SS 5, SS 1 (in the same SC where you worked the SC before the 6 CH), 10 CH, from the 2nd CH from the hook, SS 9, SS 1 (in the same SC where you worked the SS before the 10 CH)

 

Spider applique body 10
  • Continuing R2 (body)

DC 1, TC 1, DTC 1, TC 1, DC 2, SS 2

 

Spider applique body 10
  • Finishing

After you’ve done the last st (SS), you will cut a little bit of a tail to weave in.

Take the darning needle and insert it where indicated. (PIC)

 

Spider applique body 11
Weave the ends (this one and the initial one if you didn’t bring it with you before) and your applique is done 😍🕷️

You can now remove the stitch marker and sew your applique on your projects: it can be attached to a purse, to a bag, or you might want to make it as a pin for your coat.

It can happen that your spider will look like this one below as soon as you finished it: this is normal, you can adjust the legs and give them the right shape with your fingers.

Spider applique body 12

I also used this Spider Applique as a base for a Granny Square, you can read the free pattern at this link!

Here some of the ones I did!

Spider Granny Square together

I hope you enjoyed this Free Pattern 🥰

I have other many patterns available that you can find at this link.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you need any explanation for the pattern – you can write me at info@elendipity.com.

I also offer crochet lessons (both in person or online) if you need some help with crochet creations and reading patterns.

You find all the info at this link.

 

Feel free to tag me on my Instagram if you create it, I would love to see your works!

Happy Crochet! 

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