Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Coffee with Spiders

Today's song for The Knitted Playlist (part of Thing-A-Day 2012) required a spider pattern. There weren't any good free ones on the web (Hehe. "Web."), so I wrote my own. And you can use it, too.

It's little, quick, and easy-peasy. It's also easily memorizable (I only had to knit the first one while writing the pattern, and the other two were done from memory)! Make a bazillion and use them for Halloween decorations or something. But be sure to keep an eye on them if they're balancing on the edge of your coffee cup.


Gauge: Not important. Just use a needle/yarn combo that will make a tight enough fabric

Body and head:
CO 3 on one DPN.
As for i-cord, slide the stitches to the other end.
1. *kfb* (putting 2 stitches on each of three needles; continue to work in the round)
2. *kfb, k1* around (9)
3. *kfb, k2* around (12)
4. *kfb, k3* around (15)
5-7. knit (3 rounds)
8. *k2tog, k3* around (12)
9. *k2tog, k2* around (9)
10. *k2tog, k1* around (6)
Stuff the belly of the spider.
11. *kfb, k1* around (9)
12. *kfb, k2* around (12)
13. knit
14. *k2tog* around (6)
[Depending on your gauge, you probably don't need to stuff the head. But if it's a big one, stuff now.]
15. *k2tog* around (3)
Break yarn and thread through remaining stitches. Weave in the loose ends.

Legs (make 4):
CO 2 stitches on one DPN.
Work i-cord for 15 rows.
Break yarn and thread through body, leaving an even amount of leg on either side. Front legs should be fairly close to head. Middle legs are pretty close together and in the middle of the belly. Back legs are close to the spidey-bum. Weave in the ends on the legs. Bend the front legs a little forward and the back legs a little backward. Ta-da!

1 comment:

Yarn Miracle said...

I lovelovelove them! Although I am glad they can't move by themselves.