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Designed by Sandi Marshall

I designed this spider to go on my spider's web at http://crochet.about.com/library/nspider.htm, but it would be great on its own hanging by a string, attached to a basket full of Halloween goodies or as a fridgie magnet.

Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn
1/8 oz. black
small amount of white for eyes
Size G crochet hook

Finished size: 3 1/2" long x 2 1/2" wide at widest point (not counting the legs)

Spider Directions

Note: At the end of each row, you will chain 1 to turn.

sc two sc tog for dec = single crochet two single crochet together for decrease. To do this, insert hook in next sc, draw up a loop, insert hook in next sc, draw up a loop, yarn over, pull this loop through all three loops on hook (1 decrease made). Photos Showing Steps For Single Crochet Decrease: http://crochet.about.com/library/bl_decrease.htm

Starting chain: ch 2.
Row 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (2 sc)
Row 2: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc. (3 sc)
Row 3: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in last sc. (5 sc)
Row 4: sc first two sc tog for dec, sc in next sc, sc last two sc tog for dec. (3 sc)
Row 5: sc first two sc tog for dec, sc in next sc. (2 sc)
Row 6: 2 sc in first sc, 2 sc in last sc. (4 sc)
Row 7: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc. (6 sc)
Row 8: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in last sc. (8 sc)
Rows 9, 10: sc in each sc across. (8 sc)
Row 11: sc first two sc tog for dec, sc in each sc across until two sc remain, sc last two sc tog for dec. (6 sc)
Row 12: (sc next 2 sc tog for dec) 3 times. (3 sc)
Row 13: sc first two sc tog for dec, sc in last sc.(2 sc)

Do not end off. Working in the row edges, sc in end of each of next 6 rows, * ch 12, slip stitch in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 11 ch; sl st in end of next row * , repeat from * to * 3 more times. sc in end of each row on side of spider's head, sc in the two sc of row 1, sc in end of each row on other side of spider's head. At the point directly opposide where last ch 12 was worked, sl st in the row that is this opposite point, then * ch 12, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 11 ch, sl st in end of next row * , repeat from * to * 3 more times. sc in end of each row the rest of the way around; sl st in first sc of this outside round. End off. Weave in ends.

You may wish to use purchased wiggly eyes for your spider, or make these crocheted eyes:

Eyes: (Make 2)

Starting chain: ch 2.
Row 1: work 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st in first sc.

With a large-eye yarn needle and a long strand of black yarn, using straight stitches, embroider black centers on the eyes.

Sew the eyes to the spider's head at about row 3 or 4. I sewed eyes on my spider in such a manner that he appears cross-eyed, which you may or may not wish to do.

This Spider Pattern copyright 1998 Sandi Marshall.
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It is http://crochet.about.com/library/nspider2.htm The web page address of my feature on Halloween spiders that goes with this pattern is http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa101798.htm Thank you. I truly appreciate it.

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