There are several free patterns to find at my blog, but Mr. Creeper is my favourite and he deserves some extra attention. If you feel linke making something creepy but cute, try this pattern, it is fun. The legs acquire some patience to crochet but this amigurumi is so worth the effort because let’s face it, Mr. Creeper is one cute spider. You can find the free pattern below the image, go for it!
For this pattern you’ll need worsted weight yarn and hook US E/3.5 mm. to get an approximately 6 inch / 15 cm tall spider, measured from front to back paw. I’ve used the darkest brown colour of Lètt Lopi, a 100% wool. You will also need fiberfill, animal eyes, I used 7 mm eyes. Safety eyes with big backs won’t fit in the head so make sure you are going to use eyes that do fit. You also need pipe cleaners for the legs, so you can bend them into shape.
1. magic ring of 6
2. 2 sc in each around = 12
3. (sc in next, 2 sc in next) x 6 = 18
4. (sc in next 2, 2 sc in next) x 6 = 24
5. 2 sc in next 2, sc in next 10, 2 sc in next 2, sc in next 10 = 28
6-7. sc in each around = 28
8. s2tog, sc in next 10, s2tog x 2, sc in next 10, s2tog = 24
9. (sc in next 2, s2tog) x 6 = 18
10. (sc in next, s2tog) x 6 = 12
11. s2tog x 6 = 6
Now close the gap by inserting the needle from the inside out, trough all the outside loops of the 6 st clockwise. If you do it correctly, you can pull the tail and it will close the gap. Sew in the end.
1. magic ring of 5
2. 2 sc in each around = 10
3-4. sc in each around = 10
Leave yarn end for sewing.
Legs (make 8)
1. magic ring of 4
2-11. sc in each around = 4
Leave yarn ends for sewing. You can now insert the pipe cleaners. Stretch the paws so they get the desired length and leave the tip of the pipe cleaner sticking out, so you can later push it into the body.
ch of 2, in 2nd ch from hook sl st. (leave both tails long enough for sewing)
Assembling the spider.
Finish the spiders face by attaching the eyes and sew on the jaws. I sewed Mr. Creepers jaws tight by sewing both ends to the head. Now you can attach the head to the body. After this I attached the paws neatly opposite to each other, by inserting the ends of the pipe cleaners first. If they are in the right spots, sew them tight.
There, your creepy crawler is finished, Happy Friday!