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Crochet a faux spider web for Halloween

<p>Crochet a faux spider web for Halloween</p> Author: Nicki Trench Credits: Claire Richardson

DIY & Crafts

Crochet a faux spider web for Halloween

You need:
• Wool/silk/cashmere laceweight yarn: Spider web, chains: 1 x 100g (3 1/2oz) ball – approx 1200m (1312yd) – of white (A)
• Mohair/silk laceweight yarn: Spider web: 4 x 25g (7/8oz) balls – approx 840m (919yd) – of cream (B)
• Crochet hook size: 2mm (B/1)

Abbreviations
Ch chain
Dc double crochet
Dc2tog *insert hook into next st and draw up a loop; rep from * once, yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Dtr double treble
Rep repeat
Ss slip stitch
St(s) stitch(es)
Tr treble crochet

Size
Approx web diameter: 30cm (12in)
Approx chain length: 20cm (8in)

Tips
Chains are not included in stitch counts.
The webs are made using two different yarns; the mohair/silk mix gives a ‘hazy’ effect and the wool/silk/cashmere yarn a finer silk web. Use one for each alternate web, or just one yarn throughout.

Take a look at a larger image of this finished spider web.

To make:
Spider web
Using either A or B, make 8ch, join with ss to form a ring.

Round 1: 2ch, 1dc in second ch from hook, 2ch, *1tr in ring, 2ch; rep from * 6 times more, join with ss in top of first dc. (8 sts)

Round 2: 2ch, 1dc in second ch from hook, 4ch, *1tr in next st, 4ch; rep from * 6 times more, join with ss in top of first dc.

Round 3: 2ch, 1dc in second ch from hook, 6ch, *1tr in next st, 6ch; rep from * 6 times more, join with ss in top of first dc.

Round 4: 2ch, 1dc in second ch from hook, 8ch, *1tr in next st, 8ch; rep from * 6 times more, join with ss in top of first dc.

Round 5: 2ch, 1dc in second ch from hook, 10ch, *1tr in next st, 10ch; rep from * 6 times more, join with ss in top of first dc.

Round 6: 2ch, 1dc in second ch from hook, 6ch, 1dc in next 10-ch sp, 6ch, *1tr in next st, 6ch, 1dc in next 10-ch sp, 6ch; rep from * to end, join with ss in top of first dc. (16 sts)

Round 7: 2ch, 1dc in second ch from hook, 4ch, 1tr in same st as join, (this counts as 1tr, 4ch, 1tr). 4ch, [1tr, 4ch, 1tr] in next st, 4ch, *[1tr, 4ch, 1tr] in next st, 4ch [1tr, 4ch, 1tr] in next st, 4ch; rep from * to end, join with ss in top of first dc. (32 sts)

Round 8: Ss into centre of next 4ch sp, 2ch, 1dc in second ch from hook, 7ch, miss next 4-ch sp, *1tr in next 4-ch sp, 7ch, miss next 4-ch sp; rep from * to end, join with ss in top of first dc.
(16 sts)

Round 9: 2ch, 1dc in second ch from hook, 9ch, *1tr in next st, 9ch; rep from * to end, join with ss in top of first dc.

Round 10: 2ch, 1dc in second ch from hook, 3ch, [1tr, 4ch, 1tr] in fifth ch of next 9ch sp, 3ch, *1tr in next st, 3ch, [1tr, 4ch, 1tr] in fifth ch of next 9ch sp, 3ch; rep from * to end, join with ss in top of first dc. (48 sts)

Round 11: 2ch, 1dc in second ch from hook, 2ch, 1tr in next st, 7ch, 1tr in next st, 2ch, *1tr in next st, 2ch, 1tr in next st, 7ch, 1tr in next st, 2ch; rep from * to end, join with ss in top of first dc.

Round 12: 9ch (counts as 1dtr, 6ch), miss next st, 1tr in next 7-ch sp, 6ch, *miss next st, 1dtr in next st, 6ch, miss next st, 1tr in next 7ch sp, 6ch; rep from * to end, join with ss in third of first 9-ch. (32 sts)

Round 13: 2ch, 1dc in second ch from hook, 7ch, 1tr in next st, 7ch, *1tr in next st, 7ch, 1tr in next st 7ch; rep from * to end, join with ss in top of first dc.
Fasten off.

Making up
Make two chains to join each spider web to the next and add two chains at each end as ties.

Chains
Using A, make 40ch.
Fasten off.
Rep for each chain required. Join spider webs using yarn ends of chains.

More spooky crafts
• For more spooky decorations you can craft, check our our selection of do-it-yourself Halloween decorations.

• Make your own crocheted ghost to put a little haunt in your Halloween decoration.

• Craft a spooky little crocheted bat to make your Halloween decor frightfully fabulous.

Excerpted from Super Scary Crochet, copyright 2011 by Nicki Trench. Used by permission of CICO Books.

All Rights Reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced except with permission in writing from the publisher.

 

 

 

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