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20 August 2014

Crochet Spiderman - FREE pattern

My beautiful Nephew Corey turned 1 last week, 1 whole year old already! So of COURSE he got some crochet pressies from Auntie Jo!  One of his pressies was this little Spiderman, so I thought I would pop my pattern on the blog if you would like to have a go yourself...

I used Lullaby by Stylecraft yarn in 1578 Berry and Sirdar Snuggly DK in Soldier Blue 412, you will also need a 3.5 hook, some black cotton yarn or embroidery thread and a little black and white felt.


Head
Use your red yarn.
  1. Ch 3, join with a ss to form a ring
  2. Work 5 dc into your ring, don't join (5)
  3. Work 2 dc into each st (10)
  4. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st* repeat x4 more times (15)
  5. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 stitches* repeat x4 more times (20)
  6. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts* repeat x4 more (25)
  7. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 4 sts* repeat x4 more (30)
  8. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 sts* repeat x4 more (35)
  9. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 6 sts* repeat x 4 more (40)
  10. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 7 sts* repeat x4 more (45)
  11. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 8 sts* repeat x4 more (50)
  12. 50 dc around (50)
  13. 50 dc around (50)
  14. 50 dc around (50)
  15. *dc2tog, 1 dc in next 8 sts* repeat x 4 more (45)
  16. 45 dc around (45)
  17. *dc2tog, 1 dc in next 7 sts* repeat x4 more (40)
  18. 40 dc around (40)
  19. *dc2tog, 1 dc in next 6 sts* repeat x4 more (35)
  20. 35 dc around (35)
  21. *dc2tog, 1 dc in next 5 sts* repeat x4 more (30)
  22. *dc2tog, 1 dc in next 4 sts* repeat x4 more (25)
  23. *dc2tog, 1 dc in next 3 sts* repeat x4 more (20)
  24. Fasten off your end and secure tail.

Body
Start with your blue yarn...

When you do your red stitches, I recommend starting with 2 loops on hook, pull through new colour and stitch over your ends to secure in.  Then you will need to take your blue with you, don't fasten off! Simply bring the blue yarn through and stitch over it so it is ready waiting for you when need to change colours again.
  1. Ch 3, join with a ss to form a ring
  2. Work 5 dc into your ring, don't join (5)
  3. Work 2 dc into each st (10)
  4. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st* repeat x4 (15)
  5. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 stitches* repeat x4 (20)
  6. 20 dc in each st around (20)
  7. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 stitches* repeat x4 (25)
  8. 25 dc in each st around (25)
  9. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 4 stitches* repeat x4 (30)
  10. 30 dc in around (30)
  11. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 stitches* repeat x4 (35) Change to your red yarn now.
  12. 35 dc around (35) (done in red)
  13. 35 dc around (35) (done in red)
  14. Change back to your blue, 16 dc blue, 3dc red, 16dc blue (35)
  15. 16 dc blue, 3 dc red, 16 dc blue (35)
  16. 15 dc blue, 5 dc red, 15 dc blue (35)
  17. 14 blue, 7 red, 14 blue (35)
  18. 13 blue, 9 red, 13 blue (35)
  19. Start in blue, 1 dc2tog, 5 dc, 1 dc2tog 2 dc, (you should have 9 blue sts now) change to red, 3 dc, 1 dc2tog, 5 dc, 1 dc2tog, 2dc (should be 12 red sts), change back to blue, 3 dc, 1 dc2tog, 5dc (should be 9 sts blue)  (30)
  20. 9 dc blue, 12 dc red, 9 dc blue (30)
  21. Start in blue, 1dc2tog, 4 dc, 1 dc2tog, 2 dc, (should be 8 blue sts) change to red, 2 dc, 1 dc2tog, 4 dc, 1 dc2tog, 1 dc, (should be 9 red sts) change back to blue, 3dc 1 dc2tog, 4 dc (should be 8 blues) (25)
  22. 8 dc in blue, 9 dc in red, 8 dc in blue (25)
  23. Row done completely in red *dc2tog, 1 dc in next 3 sts* repeat x4 more (20)
  24. In red 20 dc around (20)
  25. In red 20 dc around (20)
  26. Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing together.
Arms
Start with red, make 2 arms the same!
  1. Form a magic ring
  2. Work 6 dc into the ring (6)
  3. Work 2 dc into each st round  (12)
  4. 12 dc around (12)
  5. Change to blue, 8 dc, back to red 4 dc (12)
  6. - 10, repeat as for row 5, fasten off and leave a ling tail for sewing on.
Legs
Start with red, make 2!

  1. Form a magic loop
  2. Work 5 dc into loop (5)
  3. Work 2 dc in each st round (10)
  4. 10 dc around (10) change to blue now, you can cut off red and secure ends. Work rest of rows in blue.
  5. 10 dc around (10)
  6. 10 dc around (10)
  7. 10 dc around (10)
  8. 10 dc around (10)
  9. 1 dc2tog, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 1 dc2tog, 1 dc in next 2 sts (6)
  10. 6 dc around (6)
  11. Fasten off and leave long tails for sewing together.
Decoration

- With your black thread work a spiderweb pattern over head.  Choose the central point and work a line down through the middle, I used back stitch, ensure you go right over head and onto back too.

- For the rest of the lines work from your middle central point, trying to keep the lines balanced on each side.  I started with a contrast colour (use your blue) and sew through the head pulling tight so you have a straight line to follow. 

- I worked each of my horizontal lines individually, just joining up each vertical line and ensuring that the lines created a circular shape.  Really this spiderweb pattern was trial and error and I'm amazed it looks fairly ok! haha.  Do your pattern BEFORE you stuff your head, much easier!  Secure your threads inside head and fasten off.

- Next you will need to make your eyes.  Make an elongated semi circular shape out of paper, and cut out 2 of white felt.  Draw round your paper template a little larger for the black bit template and use this to create 2 black shapes from felt.  I attached the white to the black with white thread then use black thread to attach to head, I used a whipstitch, small stitches so they are not very visible.

- Work your spiderweb pattern over the red bits of your arms too and body too.

- I made my little spider by simply cutting 2 teeny ovals from the black felt and securing to the body with a whipsticth again.  I put the legs on just with a back stitch in my cotton yarn again.

Assembly

  1. Stuff the head and body so they are firm.  Sew together, leaving a little gap, add more stuffing at this stage if needed.
  2. Position your arms, pin them in place before sewing to check they are even on each side and do the same for the legs.
  3. Ensure your ends are tucked in by pushing your needle up through your spiderman and out to the other side.  Then pull the yarn taught and cut off, when you shape your toy back the end will disappear inside.
 Boo his spider is not very central! Oh well!

 Little spidey legs!

What do you think of the finished Spidey? Hehe! Well he's not perfect, but little Corey seems to like him which is all that counts!

If you like this one, why not check out my FREE pattern for The Incredible Hulk
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4 comments:

  1. Spider-Man is too cute. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  2. Jo, I am back currently making this pattern And there is a misprint. You are showing DC on the whole pattern and it should SC for single stitch. I did the double stitch and it didn't look right so I re stitched in SC and it looks better. Thanks

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    1. Hi Susan. Apologies I don't see any contact details for you except to reply through here. The post is written in U.K Terms not US. A DC (U.K.) in US terms is a SC ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    2. Hi I am going to try this pattern out. So I appreciate it that you offer it for free, but I don't fully understand all the abbreviation. I am in the u.s

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