Free crochet spider web cushion pattern

Hooks at the ready for some Halloween crochet with this fab spider web cushion

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Here’s a creepy crawly make that is the perfect Halloween crochet project. This free crochet spider web cushion pattern by Kati Brown uses a host of different techniques that help to make this a frighteningly fun project. The amigurumi spider pattern is made independently of the cushion pattern so you can always make it by itself – great for if you want to hook up a quick crochet spider to scare your friends!

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Halloween is a favourite holiday for my mom and me. To say we decorate extensively would be a gross understatement. Spider webs are great for adding texture to the décor, so I decided to make a web-shaped cushion. I wanted to avoid any gloomy vibes, so a striped, cute-but-creepy spider seemed like the perfect complement.
Kati Brown

Another benefit of this fab free crochet cushion pattern is that you don’t need to find a perfectly sized cushion pad to go inside, as the cushion is simply filled with toy stuffing, which helps to really accentuate the spider web shape! There’s also two colour combinations for both the cushion and amigurumi spider pattern!

You will need

King Cole Majestic DK (30% premium acrylic, 50% superwash wool, 20% polyamide, 50g/121m) – or alternative dk yarn,

2 balls of each:

  • Black (2640)
  • White (2641)

1 ball of each:

  • Burnt Orange (2656)
  • Cerise (2659)
  • Violet (2653)
  • Pale Petrol (2657)

A 3.75mm (US F/5) hook
Toy stuffing
Stitch markers

Tension

23 sts and 10 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over tr using a 3.75mm hook

Measurements

Finished Cushion measures 36cm (14in) diameter
Spider measures 12cmx7cm (43⁄4×23⁄4in), excluding Legs

Abbreviations

Dtr (double treble) yrh twice, insert the hook into stitch, yrh, pull the yarn through st loop only (4 loops on hook), Yrh, pull the yarn through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yrh, pull the yarn through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yrh and pull through remaining 2 loops.

Surface-dc (surface double crochet) Insert hook between specified stitches or around specified post, yrh, pull up a loop, yrh, pull through two loops

French knot Insert needle from back to front in stitch, wrap yarn closest to work around needle 4 times, insert needle down through work directly next to insertion point, pull through gently, allowing yarn to knot at insertion point.

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

Notes

The Spiders are worked using the amigurumi method. Work stitches continuously in a spiral without closing off each round with a ss. It may help to use a stitch marker in the first stitch of each round, moving it up as you work.

Free crochet spider web cushion pattern

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First side of web cushion base

Using White, make a magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch3 (counts as tr throughout), 15tr into the loop, ss to top of beg ch-3 to join. [16 tr]

Round 2 Ch3, 2tr in next st, (tr in next st, 2tr in next st) 7 times, ss to top of beg ch-3. [24 tr]

Round 3 Ch3, tr in next st, (tr, ch1, tr) in next st, *tr in each of next 2 sts, (tr, ch1, tr) in next st; repeat from * another 6 times, ss to top of beg ch-3. [32 tr, 8 ch-1 sps]

Round 4 Ch3, tr in each of next 2 sts, (tr, ch1, tr) in next ch-1 sp, *tr in each of next 4 sts, (tr, ch1, tr) in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * another 6 times, tr in next st, ss to top of beg ch-3. [48 tr, 8 ch-1 sps]

Round 5 Ch3, tr in each of next 3 sts, (tr, ch1, tr) in next ch-1 sp, *tr in each of next 6 sts, (tr, ch1, tr) in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * another 6 times, tr in each of next 2 sts, ss to top of beg ch-3. [64 tr, 8 ch-1 sps]

Round 6 Ch3, tr in each of next 4 sts, (tr, ch1, tr) in next ch-1 sp, *skip 1 st, tr in each of next 7 sts, (tr, ch1, tr) in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * another 6 times, skip 1 st ,tr in each of next 2 sts ,ss to top of beg ch-3. [72 tr, 8 ch-1 sps]

Round 7 Ch3, tr in each of next 5 sts, (tr, ch1, tr) in next ch-1 sp, *tr in each of next 9 sts, (tr, ch1, tr) in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * another 6 times, tr in each of next 3 sts, ss to top of beg ch-3. [88 tr, 8 ch-1 sps]

Round 8 Ch3, tr in each of next 6 sts, (tr, ch1, tr) in next ch-1 sp, *skip 1 st, tr in each of next 10 sts, (tr, ch1, tr) in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * another 6 times, skip 1 st, tr in each of next 3 sts, ss to top of beg ch-3. [96 tr, 8 ch-1 sps]

Round 9 Ch3, tr in each of next 7 sts, (tr, ch1, tr) in next ch-1 sp, *12tr, (tr, ch1, tr) in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * another 6 times, tr in last 4 sts, ss to top of beg ch-3. [112 tr, 8 ch-1 sps]

Round 10 Ch3, tr in each of next 8 sts, (tr, ch1, tr) in next ch-1 sp, *skip 1, tr in each of next 13 sts, (tr, ch1, tr) in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * another 6 times, skip 1, tr in each of next 4 sts, ss to top of beg ch-3. [120 tr, 8 ch-1 sps]

Round 11 Ch3, tr in each of next 9 sts, (tr, ch1, tr) in next ch-1 sp, *tr in each of next 15 sts, (tr, ch1, tr) in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * another 6 times, tr in each of next 5 sts, ss to top of beg ch-3. [136 tr, 8 ch-1 sps]

Round 12 Ch3, tr in each of next 10 sts, (tr, ch1, tr) in next ch1 sp, *skip 1 st, tr in each of next 16 sts, (tr, ch1, tr) in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * another 6 times, skip 1 st, tr in each of next 5 sts, ss to top of beg ch-3. [144 tr, 8 ch-1 sps]

Round 13 Ch1, dc in same st at base of beg ch-1, dc in next 10 sts, dtr in next st, (tr, ch1, tr) in next ch-1 sp, dtr in next st, *dc in next 16 sts, dtr in next st, (tr, ch-1, tr) in next ch-1 sp, dtr in next st; repeat from * another 6 times, dc in each of next 5 sts, ss to first dc. [128 dc, 16 dtr, 16 tr, 8 ch-1 sps]

Round 14 Ch1, dc in same st at base of ch-1, dc in next 10 sts, dtr in next 2 sts, (tr, ch1, tr) in next ch-1 sp, dtr in next 2 sts, *dc in next 16 sts, dtr in next 2 sts, (tr, ch-1, tr) in next ch-1 sp, dtr in next 2 sts; repeat from * another 6 times, dc in next 5 sts, ss to first dc. [128 dc, 32 dtr, 16 tr, 8 ch-1 sps]

Round 15 Ch1, dc in same st at base of ch-1, dc in each of next 9 sts, dtr in each of next 4 sts, (tr, ch1, tr) in next ch-1 sp, dtr in each of next 4 sts, *dc in each of next 14 sts, dtr in each of next 4 sts, (tr, ch-1, tr) in next ch-1 sp, dtr in each of next 4 sts; repeat from * another 6 times, dc in each of next 4 sts, ss to first dc. [112 dc, 64 dtr, 16 tr, 8 ch-1 sps]

Round 16 Ch1, dc in same st at base of ch-1, dc in each of next 8 sts, dtr in each of next 6 sts,
(tr, ch1, tr) in next ch-1 sp, dtr in each of next 6 sts, *dc in each of next 12 sts, dtr in each of next 6 sts, (tr, ch-1, tr) in next ch-1 sp, dtr in each of next 6 sts; repeat from * another 6 times, dc in each of next 3 sts, ss to first dc. [96 dc, 96 dtr, 16 tr, 8 ch-1 sps]

Round 17 Ch1, dc in same st at base of ch-1, dc in each of next 7sts, dtr in each of next 8sts, (tr, ch1, tr) in next ch-1 sp, dtr in each of next 8 sts, *dc in each of next 10 sts, dtr in each of next 8 sts, (tr, ch-1, tr) in next ch-1 sp, dtr in each of next 8 sts; repeat from * another 6 times, dc in each of next 2 sts, ss to first dc. [80 dc, 128 dtr, 16 tr, 8 ch-1 sps]
Change to Black.

Round 18 Ch1, dc in same st at base of ch-1, dc in each of next 16 sts, 3dc in next ch-1 sp, *dc in each of next 28 sts, 3dc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * another 6 times, dc in each of next 11 sts, ss in first dc. [248 dc]
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Spokes

Using Black, ss in centre, between 2 sts of Round 1, and pointing toward the Spoke of any ch-1 sp, ch1, surface-dc (see Abbreviations) between sts of next round, *ch1, surface-dc around ch-1 sp of next round; repeat from * to last round of White, ch1, ss into centre st of 3dc from Round 18.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Repeat Spoke on remaining 7 sections of ch-1 sps.

Web detail

Round 1 Using Black, starting at Round 8, ss around any Spoke, *ch1, move to Round 7, surface-dc around each of next 2 posts, move to Round 6, surface-dc around each of next 5 posts, move to Round 7, surface-dc around each of next 2 posts, ch1, move to Round 8, surface-dc around Spoke; repeat from * around. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Round 2 Using Black, starting at Round 13, ss around any Spoke, *ch1, move to Round 12, surface-dc around each of next 2 posts, move to Round 11, surface-dc around each of next 13 posts, move to Round 12, surface dc around each of next 2 posts, ch1, move to Round 13, surface-dc around Spoke; repeat from * around. Fasten off and weave in ends.

For second side of Web Cushion Base, repeat Web with Black, using White for Round 18, Spokes and Web Detail.

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Amigurumi spider pattern (make 2)

Make 1 amigurumi Spider using Violet for the Legs and starting stripe of the Abdomen, followed by Burnt Orange for the Head and second stripe.

Make a second Spider using Cerise for the Legs and starting stripe of the Abdomen, followed by Pale Petrol for Head and second stripe.

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Spider legs

Using Violet, make a magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch24, dtr in 3rd ch from hook, dtr in each of next 21 ch, ss in magic loop, *(ch14, dtr in 3rd ch from hook, dtr in each of next 11 ch, ss in magic loop) twice**, (ch24, dtr in 3rd ch from hook, dtr in each of next 21 ch, ss in magic loop) twice; repeat from * to ** once more, ch24, dtr in 3rd ch from hook, dtr in each of next 21 ch, ss in magic loop.
Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.

Spider abdomen

Using Violet, ch2.

Round 1 6dc in second ch from hook. [6 dc]

Round 2 2dc in each st around. [12 dc]

Change to Burnt Orange.

Round 3 Dc in each st around. [12 dc] Round4(Dcinnext3sts,2dcinnextst)3 times. [15 sts]

Change to Violet.

Round 5 (Dc in each of next 4 sts, 2dc in next st) 3 times. [18 dc]

Round 6 (Dc in each of next 5 sts, 2dc in next st) 3 times. [21 dc]

Change to Burnt Orange.

Round 7 (Dc in each of next 6 sts, 2dc in next st) 3 times. [24 dc]

Round 8 (Dc in each of next 7 sts, 2dc in next st) 3 times. [27 dc]

Change to Violet.

Round 9 (Dc in each of next 8 sts, 2dc in next st) 3 times. [30 dc]

Round 10 (Dc in each of next 9 sts, 2dc in next st) 3 times. [33 dc]

Change to Burnt Orange.

Rounds 11-12 Dc in each st around.

Change to Violet.

Round 13-14 Dc in each st around.

Change to Burnt Orange.

Round 15 Dc in each st around.

Round 16 (Dc in next 9 sts, dc2tog) 3 times. [30 dc]

Change to Violet.

Round 17 (Dc in next 4 sts, dc2tog) 5 times. [25 dc]

Round 18 (Dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog) 5 times. [20 dc]

Change to Burnt Orange.

Round 19 (Dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog) 5 times. [15 dc]

Stuff firmly.

Round 20 (Dc in next st, dc2tog) 5 times. [10 dc]

Round 21 (Dc2tog) 5 times. [5 dc]

Fasten off, thread needle through sts of final round and pull tight to close, leaving a long tail for sewing.

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Head

Using Burnt Orange, ch2.

Round 1 6dc in second ch from hook. [6 dc]

Round 2 *Dc in next st, ch5 (for antenna), dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in each of next 3 ch, dc in same st as first dc, 2dc in each of next 2 sts; repeat from * once more. [12 dc, 2 4-dc strips]

Round 3 Dc in next st, pressing antenna to front, skip strip, 2dc in next st, (dc in next st, 2dc in next st) twice, dc in next st, pressing antenna to front, skip strip, 2dc in next st, (dc in next st, 2dc in next st) twice. [18 dc]

Round 4 (Dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in next st) 6 times. [24 dc]

Rounds 5-7 Dc in each st around. [24 dc]

Round 8 (Dc in each of next 2 sts, dc2tog) 6 times. [18 dc]

Round 9 (Dc in next st, dc2tog) 6 times. [12 dc] Stuff firmly.

Round 10 (Dc2tog) 6 times. [6 dc]

Fasten off, thread yarn through sts of final round and pull tight to close.

Using Violet, sew a French knot for each eye on the Head.

To make up web cushion

Place the Black and White Web Bases together, RS facing. Line up edges and pin in place. With White, working through the back loops of the last round of each piece, dc around, leaving a 10cm space unworked.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Turn piece RS out. Stuff, making sure to stuff the tips of the Spokes. Use tail and needle to sew closed.

To make up amigurumi spider

Using tail of Spider Legs, sew centre of Legs to Web, RS down, where you wish to position the Spider. Do not tack down ends of Legs.

Using tail of Head, sew Head to Round 21 of Abdomen. Weave in ends. Use remaining tail from Abdomen to sew entire piece to centre of Legs. Legs should come out from the gap between the Abdomen and Head. Position and use needle and matching yarn to tack down the ends of the Legs as desired.