Thursday, September 30, 2010

Free pattern: Spider in jar




I have a little cat in my home, who is about to give birth. I am waiting and waiting and waiting. And when I am waiting I need to crochet! So a new project: Spider in a jar!


Materials:
*empty jar
*black/grey and orange yarn
*little black eyes
*little scrap of halloween fabric
*little orange pompoms, handmade or bought in the shop. I made them with the clover pompom maker





Abbreviations
ch - chain stitch
sc - single crochet
inc - increase
dec - decrease
* - repeat between * and *

Spider
with grey
R1: sc 6 in magic ring
R2: inc around (12)
R3: *inc, sc* repeat around (18)
R4: *inc, 2sc* repeat around (24)
R5: *inc, 3sc* repeat around (30)
R6: *inc, 4sc* repeat around (36)
R7-9: sc 36
R10: *dec, sc 4* repeat around (30)
R11: *dec, sc 3* repeat around (24)
R12: *dec, sc 2* repeat around (18)
Stuff spider
R13: *dec,sc* repeat around (12)
R14: dec around (6)
Fasten off. Glue on eyes.
Spider legs
with grey
make 8
ch 10, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc 8, Fasten off.
Secure legs to body of spider


Little round on the bottom of the jar
With black
R1: sc 6 in magic ring
R2: inc around (12)
With orange
R3: *inc, sc* repeat around (18)
R4: *inc, 2sc* repeat around (24)
With black
R5: *inc, 3sc* repeat around (30)
R6: *inc, 4sc* repeat around (36)
With orange
R7: *inc, 5sc* repeat around (42)
R8: *inc, 2sc* repeat around (56)
R9: *inc, 6sc* repeat around (64)
With black
R10: *inc, 7sc* repeat around (72)
R11: *inc, 7sc* repeat around (81)
Fasten off.

Finishing

Put the little orange/black round on the bottom of the jar
Make a little hole in the lid of the jar. Secure a long grey yarn to your spider. Take the other side of the yarn and pull it through the hole. Now make a knot, to secure the spider. Make sure he is hanging and not touching the bottom of the jar.










Cut a little piece of halloween fabric and put it over the lid. Secure it into place with a ribbon or use of a string of 70 ch st in black yarn. At the end of the string or the ribbon, secure the two little pompoms.

Happy Halloween!

6 comments:

  1. Hmm, ik kan je emailadres niet vinden, dan maar zo: Je hebt gewonnen! http://sascha-lovetoknit.blogspot.com groetjes

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  2. Cute!! Smooth birthing for kitty too :)

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  3. Hi lovestephunnie,
    I always use a size 2.0mm crochet hook. This way you get a tight result. But you could use a hook up to 3,0 mm.

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  4. What weight yarn do you recommend?

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