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Natty-Knits on craftsy.com
San Francisco, Bay Area, CA US

I'm an expat Brit living in the San Francisco Bay Area and a stay at home Mum. I'm also an avid knitter with many ideas for interesting designs using unusual construction and techniques.

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Spider

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit stitch
  • I-cord
  • M1 increase
  • Knitting in the round on dpns

Pattern Description:

Knit your own cuddly arachnid (5" in diameter, 8" if you include the legs!). This spider is cuddly, friendly and quick to knit, he would be a great Halloween decoration. The spider is child friendly as there are no wires in those spider legs, it's all done through the magic of knitting.

For an INTERMEDIATE knitter. The spider is mostly knitted flat on straight needles using short row shaping (fully explained in the pattern). His legs are knitted using i-cord and sewn on individually.


15 sts and 20 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 5" in diameter, 8" if you include the legs!


  • 75 yards of bulky weight yarn
  • US size 9 (5 1/2mm) double pointed needles
  • US size 9 (5 1/2mm) needles
  • Handful of washable fiberfill
  • Tapestry needle
  • Sharp sewing needle to sew on eyes

You Will Also Need:

  • Scraps of black and white or other colored felt for the eye

Suggested yarn:

75 yards of Bulky weight

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