A quick and easy Crochet Spider Applique is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!
I am working on a new design that will be released soon – the Black Cat Towel Topper – which incorporates a spider in the design. I wanted an easy crochet spider pattern that would work up quickly and came up with this cute little guy.
He really is the perfect crochet spider for so many different projects! I now also have a pattern for a crochet spider web that is also beginner-friendly and so much fun to make. It works up so quickly and makes a great decorating idea!
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Crochet Applique Spider Pattern Details
My beginner friendly crochet spider is made in just 4 quick rounds. The first three are standard increase rounds of single crochet stitches and the final round is to crochet the legs.
Since I am using this spider for my Black Cat Towel Topper, I am providing instructions on how to align the legs to all be going in the same direction by tacking them in place. The legs on the towel topper are kind of “flying free” so I didn’t have any way to sew the legs in place on my project. However, if you are using the spider for a blanket or basket you could just sew the legs in place where desired. If this seems a little confusing don’t worry – the video will explain what I mean.
This crochet spider applique is flat without stuffing. However, if you want a 3D look to your spider body I would recommend working a separate main body repeating instructions for the first 3 rounds and fasten off before crocheting legs. Sew the two main body portions together and stuff just before you finish sewing together.
And, instead of stuffing, leave an opening for your finger to make a fun crochet spider finger puppet – the kids would definitely get a kick out of that! My grandkids are obsessed with spiders, bugs and snakes and they would love to have spider finger puppets!
Eyes are optional and there are so many different things you could choose for your spider – embroider eyes, safety eyes, glue on small wiggle eyes, or sew on tiny buttons. I think he looks great plain as well!
You could also add a loop to the back end of your spider to hang them from a ceiling or doorway as halloween party decorations. So many different things you could do with these little guys!
You could easily make these spiders larger by increasing your rounds of single crochet. Work standard increase rounds to the size desired and then work your legs. I would recommend making the legs longer as well – for every round of increase I would lengthen your leg chain by 2. Then work the bend in the leg in the middle of the chain as I have for my legs. Easy, peasy!
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Crochet Spider Applique free crochet pattern instructions
Red Heart With Love Weight 4 Medium yarn (100% acrylic, 7 oz / 370 yards)
Size J 6.0 mm crochet hook
stitch marker (1)
RS = right side
MC = magic circle
ch(s) = chain(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
Use any color of yarn you wish for your crochet spider. For my finished photos I made traditional black spiders but for the photo and video tutorial I am using a lighter color – black just doesn’t show up well in photos or video.
Round 1: (RS) Make a MC, ch 1, 6 sc in MC. (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each st. (12)
Round 3: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end. (18)
Round 4: sl st in next stitch, *ch 6, sl st in second ch from hook, sl st in next ch, 2 sc in next ch, sl st in next 2 chains, sl st in next st on main body of spider,* repeat from * to * 3 times, sl st in next 3 sts, repeat from * to * to 4 times.
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Twist last 4 spider legs made to match direction of first 4 legs. Use long tail to sew fasten legs in same direction.
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