Monday, 14 October 2013

Crochet Spider Web Bunting and Spider Pattern

Web bunting and spider pattern and tutorial: image of crochet spider and web bunting

Oh dear I think I've gone a bit bananas for bunting! I blame it on these and these which I've had the pleasure to make recently. These spider web triangles are part of my autumnal bunting which I'll reveal to you soon, but if you fancy making these as part of your Halloween decorations then here's the pattern for you to make them in time for the 31st.

I used a mixture of yarn types and thicknesses, (the green triangle is slightly larger than the brown). You can use any type of yarn. For the spider I used embroidery floss to keep it small.

Spider Web Bunting Pattern 

(written in U.K. crochet terms). 
Abbreviations:     
ch - chain.  
sl st - slip stitch
dc - double crochet (U.S. terms sc - single crochet).
Htr - half treble (U.S. hdc - half double crochet).  
tr - treble (U.S. dc - double crochet)
dbtr - double treble (U.S. -  treble crochet)
dc2tog - double crochet 2 together (decrease). (U.S. - sc2tog single crochet 2 tog (sc dec)

Beginning with your colour for the web - Ch 4, join with sl st into 1st ch made.

Round 1.  
Ch 3, work 7 tr's into ring. Sl st into 3rd ch. (8 sts)

Round 2
Ch 5, work (tr, ch 2) x7. (work the tr sts into the top of the tr st from the previous round). Sl st into 3rd ch (8).

Round 3.
Ch 7, work (tr, ch 4) x7. Sl st into 3rd ch.
Web bunting and spider pattern and tutorial: image of crochet spider web

Round 4.
Ch 9, work (tr, ch 6) x7. Sl st into 3rd ch. (8 spokes).
Web bunting and spider pattern and tutorial: image of crochet spider web

Round 5. (creates the short spokes which attach to the border)
*Ch 5, turn and sl st along ch row (x4). Sl st into top of tr st from previous round to secure the spoke. Sl st (x6) along the ch row*. Work * to * till 8 spokes made. Sl st into tr st (see picture below). Fasten off.
Web bunting and spider pattern and tutorial: image of crochet spider web

1st Round for Bunting Triangle.
With the chain row facing you work in the loops behind the chains (see photo below). It's a good idea to count them first so you can see where to start and finish - there should be 6 loops. Starting in a loop to the left of a spoke...
Ch 4, in the next 5 loops work 1 dbtr.
Web bunting and spider pattern and tutorial: image of crochet spider web

Push the next spoke forward and in the next 6 loops work 1 dbtr.
*Next 6 loops work 1 dbtr, tr,tr,tr, htr, htr.
Work 1 dc in each of the next 6 loops.
Next 6 loops work 1 dc, htr, htr, 1 tr, dbtr, dbtr.^
Next 6 - dbtr, dbtr, 1tr, htr, htr, dc (this forms the bottom point of the triangle).
Now you need to work the pattern in reverse for the other side so start from ^ to * working from the dbtr's first. After the last st is made sl st through the back loop of the spoke from previous round to secure it to the bunting, and through the 4th ch of initial ch 4 of the round. It's easier to use the same colour for the next round so don't fasten off.
Web bunting and spider pattern and tutorial: image of crochet spider web bunting

Round 2.
Sl st into next st, ch 3 and in the same space work 2 tr's, ch 2, 3 tr's - this is the first corner of the triangle made. In the next 3 sts work 1 tr, the next 3 work 1 htr (before working the 2nd htr, put yarn over hook then put hook through the loop at the back of the spoke, then hook through the st and when you pull up a loop sl st the spoke then work the htr to attach the spoke to the bunting), the next 3 sts work 1 tr. The next corner  is worked in the next st so work 3 tr's, ch 2, 3 tr's, pick up the back loop of the spoke when working the last tr.  In each st down the side work 1 of the following sts...
*tr (x2), htr (x4), dc (x9), htr (x2), tr,^ for the bottom point of triangle work 3 tr's, ch 2, 3 tr's in the same st - making sure you pick up the back loop of the spoke when working the 1st tr after the ch 2. Work pattern in reverse for the other side starting from ^ to *. Sl st into 3rd ch of start of round. I changed to a different  coloured yarn to add another row for the border. Fasten off.
Web bunting and spider pattern and tutorial: image of 2nd round complete

Round 3
Attach yarn to hook with a slip knot then sl st  into the right corner space (right side facing you), then Ch 3, 2 tr, ch 2, 3 tr to make the first corner. This is an easy round of 1 tr worked in each st.Work 3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr for next corner and bottom point of the triangle.

Round 4
(This gives a frilly border to the triangle and the remaining side spokes are attached on this round).
If you're using the same coloured yarn for the outside edge you need to sl st along to the corner ch space to start the round. If not just start in the same way for Round 3, then work -
Ch 4, tr, ch 1, tr, ch1, tr, ch 1 for the corner space - this is the pattern I used for the green border, because the yarn is thicker, and didn't need as many tr's because of the ch 1 spaces in between. Whereas I did a (tr, ch 1)x3, ch 2, (tr, ch 1)x3 for the corners of the brown edged triangle (see 1st photo at top of this post) because this yarn was a lot thinner. You'll have to see which one works for you according to the thickness of yarn you're using.
*Skip a st, htr ch1, skip a st, in the next st work (tr, ch 1) x3*. Work * to * to your next corner space. You should have 4 tr clusters and 5 htr's all with ch 1 spaces in between each st along the top of the triangle.
Web bunting and spider pattern and tutorial: image of crochet spider web bunting

Keep working this pattern around the sides. Remember to pick up the back loops of the remaining spokes. I attached mine to the 3rd and 5th htr's down the sides - your's may look better in another st because of the type of yarn you're using. When you reach the bottom point of the triangle you'll have to skip 2 sts to make the bottom cluster. Continue around the other side - remember to skip 2 sts after the bottom cluster, and attach the last spokes along the way. Sl st into 3rd of initial ch 4. Fasten off.
Web bunting and spider pattern and tutorial: image of crochet web bunting triangle

Now you need to make it look more of a spider's web than a ship's steering wheel! Attach the yarn to hook with a slip knot, and sl st into the base of the east pointing spoke, then make a row of chains (I did 8), and sl st into the top point of the spoke, make a row of chains to the chain space of the outer corner of the frilly edge, sl st here to secure, ch 1 turn and sl st back along the ch row, (I did 10), sl st into top of main spoke, then make another row of chains and sl st that into the base of the north spoke. Do the same for the other corner, and the bottom point or wherever you think they would look best on yours. Fasten off and weave in all those ends. It will benefit from being blocked. I stretched the web open, and the corners when I pinned it to give it a better shape, then sprayed it with water and left to dry overnight.
Web bunting and spider pattern and tutorial: image of crochet spider web bunting

All it needs now is an eight legged friend, and here it is...
Web bunting and spider pattern and tutorial: image of small crochet spider

Tiny Amigurumi Spider Pattern.

(I used embroidery floss worked on a 1.5mm hook). You don't need a stitch marker - the ch 1 at the beginning of each round acts as your marker.

Round 1
Ch 2, in 2nd ch from hook make 4 dc, sl st into 1st dc made.

Round 2
Ch 1, 2 dc in each st around, sl st into 1st dc. (8 sts)

Round 3
Ch 1, 2 dc in each st around, sl st into 1st dc. (16)

Round 4
Ch 1, turn the work so the wrong side is facing you, work a dc in each st around, sl st into 1st dc.(16)

Round 5
Ch 1, *dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog*. Work * to * 3 more times, sl st into 1st dc. (12)

Round 6
Ch 1, * dc in next st, dc2 tog*. Work * to * 3 more times, sl st into 1st dc. (8)

Lightly stuff at this point, making sure you don't pack it so it becomes a ball - flatten it into a disc shape

Round 7
Ch 1, dc2tog (x4), sl st, don't fasten off. Surface crochet up until you get to edge of the spider where you think the head should be, ch 1, sl st around in a small circle till you get back to the beginning then dc in each sl st around to form a small head, finish with a sl st - don't fasten off!

Legs
Once the head has been made, sl st around the outside edge to where you think the 1st leg should be, ch 6, turn and sl st along the ch row (x5), sl st into body. Sl st (surface crochet) one more space to start the next leg. For the three remaining legs on this side ch 7, sl st along the ch row (x6). Sl st (surface crochet) around the back of the spider, and start a ch 7 row where you think the leg should be. Carry on around in this way till all legs have been made. I added iridescent sequins for the eyes, and used silver rayon thread to attach it to the bottom of the bunting triangle. 

There you go not so scary now are they ! 

(P.s. I'll be back soon to show you my autumnal bunting and wreath - TTFN x)



7 comments:

  1. Super Duper CUTE! Love this. Awesome.

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  2. Wow, what a crazy idea. I love it.

    Lisa

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  3. This is awesome!! I wish I had time to make this but I'm definitely doing it next year thanks for sharing the pattern. Xo

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  4. This is fabulous! Another great make from you, thank you for sharing the pattern! Chrissie x

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  5. Fabulous, I love the little spider, so much cuter than the humongous things which are coming indoors out of the cold at the moment.

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  6. Wow, great tutorial, it must have taken a lot of work to prepare this, well done!
    They'll be great for kidddies for Halloween - not sure my teenage daughter would like the spider though as she hates the real things!

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  7. great !!! i linked it here https://www.facebook.com/jennekevm?ref=hl

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