Pumpkin Spiders for Fall

Updated: Aug 29

Pumpkin Spider- Crochet Pattern


Cute little pumpkin spiders. Just enough creepy to fit in with spooky

time.


This pattern was created summer of 2022 specifically for the Pumpkin Palooza 2022 Blog Hop.

Last year I made all the pumpkins of Pumpkin Palooza 2021, and this year I wanted to be


able to contribute a fun design of my own!

I hope you enjoy making your Pumpkin Spider as much as I enjoyed creating this pattern.


My Pumpkin Palooza Blog Hop day is the first day of Fall 2022! Yay Fall! on this 22nd day of September you can get the more detailed version of this pattern off my Ravelry or Ribblr for FREE with the Pumpkin Palooza coupon! After my designated blog hop day the Pumpkin Spider pattern will still be free in this blog below, however, the Pumpkin Palooza coupon turns into an expired pumpkin after 24 hours.


For more detailed instructions, the pdf can be found on Etsy, Ravelry, & Ribblr.








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Pumpkin Spider - Crochet Pattern


Supplies:

Yarn:

Two colors of acrylic worsted/Standard 4 weight

I used:

¹ Red Heart: Patty Green – 8 to 10 yards

² Big Twist: Varsity Orange – 94 yards

Crochet Hook:

7 (4.50 mm) hook

Other Supplies:

Scissors, Tapestry needle, Stitch markers, Five 12” pipe cleaners,

Three pairs of Safety Eyes,

(suggested eyes: two 14mm, two 12mm, & two 9mm)

Poly-fill(or other stuffing material)

Optional:

Tags (in place of the leaf), Jewelry wire, and squeaker/noise maker


Gauge swatch:

Gauge is not important for this project; however, this is my gauge and influences the final pumpkin spider measurements. If your gauge is more or less your spider will be bigger or smaller accordingly.

With 7 (4.50mm) hook and worsted (4) weight 100% acrylic yarn

Ch 15, Row 1: in 2nd bb from hook sc 14, Row 2 – 14: ch 1, turn, sc 14

Measures: 4” x 4”


Final Measurements when gauge is met:

This guy measures about 10” across (toe to toe), 10” long (front to back), and 3” to 4” in height (depending on how you bend the legs.)

Body: 5” wide and 2” to 3 ½” in height (depending on the position of the stem)

Leg(individual): 6” long and < ½” wide


Notes:

-It can be beneficial to look through entire pattern before starting.

-The pattern is written in standard US terminology and written working right-handed

-The 1st and/or last ch 1 of the Row/Rnd does not count as a stitch unless otherwise noted

-The slst at the end of a Rnd is to be pulled tight and not counted as a stitch

-There are multiple video links that will go to a TikTok tutorial for various parts of the Pumpkin Spider.


Abbreviations

ch - chain

slst - slip stitch

sc - single crochet

dc - double crochet

hdc - half double crochet

tog - decreasing number of stitches by stitching two or more stitches from the previous row together can be made with sc, dc, or tr (ex: sc2tog, one sc with pulling bottom loop through two previous stitches)

MR - Magic Ring- make a loop leaving tail of yarn in back, use hood pull working yarn through the loop and chain, then begin your sc around (Or chain two, work in second chain from hook.)


Stitch Location

bb - Back Bump. The back side of the chain, the 3rd loop, when worked in forces the main two loops to one side.

blo - Back loop only

flo - Front loops only


Other important information

Row - Row: working back and forth

Rnd - Round: working entire circumference of piece. This could mean working in the side bars of previous rows made.


sN vs Ns - If the number is before the stitch, that number of stitches in one stitch. If the number is after the stitch, that stitch is done over that number of stitches of previous row. Example 5dc = 5 dc in next stitch, dc 5 = dc over the next five stitches


[ sN, sN ]xN - Do what is between the brackets ( […] ) for the indicated number of times(x N). example [sc 1, 2dc, tr 1] x 5: you would single crochet, two double crochet, treble crochet and repeat that sequence five times for a total of 20 stitches across the 15 stitches of the previous row.

CC - Color Change, switching which color yarn is the working color



Pumpkin Spider Crochet Pattern


Stem:

Video: https://www.tiktok.com/@crafty_lesha/video/7120425806999850286?is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1



Red Heart: Patty Green- 4yards


Start with a MR

**NOTE:each row is a ch 1, turn for texture on the stem, however if you prefer

you can have all your rows go in the same direction.

Rnd 1: sc 6, slst into 1st stitch, ch 1, turn (6)

Rnd 2: BLO- sc 6, slst into 1st stitch, ch 1, turn (6)

Rnd 3-5: sc 6, slst into 1st stitch, ch 1, turn (6)

Rnd 6: FLO- [sc 1, 2sc]x3, slst into 1st stitch, ch 1, turn (9)

Rnd 7: [sc 2, 2sc]x3, slst into 1st stitch, ch 1 no turn (12)


CC: Orange, cut and tie off Green


Pumpkin Body:


Big Twist: Varsity Orange- 42yards


Working from CC after Rnd 7 of the stem



Rnd 1: ch 1, turn, BLO- [2sc]x12 (24)

**NOTE: From here we will work continuous rounds (NO turning),

To help track each Rnd place a stitch marker in the last stitch of the Rnd

Video: https://www.tiktok.com/@crafty_lesha/video/7120637616504048938?is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1 **The pumpkin body is a variation of lemon peel stitch


Rnd 2: BLO-[2sc, sc 1]x12 (36)

Rnd 3: [sc 5, BLO-sc 1]x6 (36)

**NOTE:at the end of the body to make the ridges we will be going in the front loops left from the BLO-sc. if you need you can add stitch markers to each front loop left from your back loop stitches to easily see them later.

Rnd 4: [sc 1, dc 1, 2sc, dc 1, sc 1, BLO-sc 1]x6 (42)

Rnd 5: [ [sc 1, dc 1]x3, BLO-sc 1]x6 (42)

Rnd 6: [ [dc 1, sc 1]x3, BLO-sc 1]x6 (42)

Rnd 7 – 10: Repeat Rnd 5&6 (42)

Rnd 11: [dc 1, sc 1, dc2tog, sc 1, dc 1, BLO-sc 1]x6 (36)


Add eyes to panels between the BLO-sc stitches, 14mm between Rnd 8 and Rnd 9, a stitch out from the stitch marker on each side, 12mm eyes one Rnd up from the 14mm, 9mm eyes one Rnd up from the 12mm.

https://www.tiktok.com/@crafty_lesha/video/7120699561684847918?is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1


Rnd 12: [sc 1, dc 1, sc 1, dc 1, sc 1, BLO-sc 1]x6 (36)

Rnd 13: [dc2tog, sc 1, dc2tog, BLO-sc]x6 (24)

Rnd 14: [sc 1, dc2tog, BLO-sc]x6 (18)


Add stuffing (if you are going to add a squeaker place it in the middle of your stuffing at this time)


Rnd 15: [dc2tog, BLO-sc 1]x6 (12)

Rnd 16: [sc2tog]x6 (6)


Finish stuffing

**NOTE:should be filled out but not firmly stuffed as we will be making ridges

Close hole by looping through the FLO of each of the last 6 stitches and pulling hole closed

Leave a long (18”to 20”) tail for making ridges, cut and tie

Making Ridges:


Video:

https://www.tiktok.com/@crafty_lesha/video/7120716627708136750?is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1


Weave the tail through the FLO of the BLO-sc stitches, weave under the stem and pull through the center of the pumpkin out the bottom, pull firm to create the ridge and repeat on the other 5 segments, on the last one, tie off and weave in ends.

**NOTE: it can help to tie a knot at the bottom after pulling each segment firm.



Leaf:


Red Heart: Patty Green- 3yards


**NOTE: placing jewelry wire along your chain and working your stitches around will help the leaf hold shape.

Video: https://www.tiktok.com/@crafty_lesha/video/7121441768570178862?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=7086900725129217578



Ch 12 – place a stitch marker in the 4th ch from the hook (this stitch is the stitch Row 1- 5 will chain from.

Row 1: In 2nd bb from hook slst 1, sc 1, hdc 1 (in stitch marked stitch), ch 6

Row 2: In 2nd bb from hook slst 1, sc 2, hdc 2, sc 1 (in stitch marked stitch), ch 8

Row 3: In 2nd bb from hook slst 1, sc 2, hdc 1, dc 2, hdc 1, sc 1 (in stitch marked stitch), ch 6

Row 4: In 2nd bb from hook slst 1, sc 2, hdc 2, sc 1 (in stitch marked stitch), ch 4

Row 5: In 2nd bb from hook slst 1, sc 2, hdc 1 (in stitch marked stitch)

Row 6: working in beginning ch, slst 7


Leave 6” tail for attaching to base of stem, cut and tie.

**NOTE:if you prefer you can add a tag instead of a leaf


Vine:


Red Heart: Patty Green- 2 ½ yards


Ch 17

Row 1: in 2nd bb from hook sc 1, [2sc, 3sc, sc 1]x5 (31)


Leave 6” tail for attaching to base of stem


Video: https://www.tiktok.com/@crafty_lesha/video/7120605973487553835?is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1


**NOTE: you can make this as long or short as you would like by changing the length of your chain and repeating the sequence of Row 1 to the end of your chain.

For a tighter curl in your vine you can repeat [2sc, 3sc] for the length of your chain.


Legs: (make 8)



Big Twist: Varsity Orange- 6yards per leg


Start with MR

we will be working in continuous rounds. If you need a stitch marker to track rounds place one in the last stitch of the Rnd

Rnd 1: sc 5 (5)

Rnd 2: BLO-sc 5 (5)

Rnd 3-21: sc 5 (5)

Rnd 22: slst 3 (leaving the last two stitches un-worked) (3)


Leave 6” tail sewing to body, cut, and tie.


**NOTE:you can leave on long tail on two of the 8 and weave in ends of the others and just use one tail to sew all 4 legs to one side.


Fangs: (make 2)


Big Twist: Varsity Orange- 2yards per fang


Start with MR


Rnd 1: sc 4 (4)

Rnd 2-8: sc 4 (4)

Rnd 9: slst 2 (leaving the last two stitches un-worked) (2)


Leave 6” tail sewing to body, cut, and tie.


Assembly:


Attach Legs:


Place pipe cleaners/ crafting wire between Rnds 9 and 10 of the body in each section between ridges that do not have eyes, weave in and out of the Rnd with 2-3 stitches showing between the two ends, bend pipe cleaner at base where it touches the body (should have approximately 5 3/4" for each leg.


Slide crochet legs over pipe cleaners and sew into place, bend pipe cleaners to desired positioning.


Video: https://www.tiktok.com/@crafty_lesha/video/7121274072419568942?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=7086900725129217578


Attach Fangs:


Use 6” pipe cleaner and weave in and out of the Rnd below eyes with the ends about center with the 14mm eye


Slide crochet fangs over pipe cleaners and sew into place, bend pipe cleaners to desired positioning.


**NOTE: you can bend the last inch of the pipe cleaner in half so the ends are not as ‘pokey’


Video: https://www.tiktok.com/@crafty_lesha/video/7121282117887085870?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=7086900725129217578



Attach Leaf and Vine:

Tie or sew to base of stem in the desired position



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