Knit your own cuddly arachnid (5” in diameter, 8” if you include the legs!). This spider is cuddly, friendly and quick to knit, he would be a great Halloween decoration. The spider is child friendly as there are no wires in those spider legs, it's all done through the magic of knitting.
For an **INTERMEDIATE** knitter. The spider is mostly knitted flat on straight needles using short row shaping (fully explained in the pattern). His legs are knitted using i-cord and sewn on individually.
Garter (knit) Stitch
knitting in the round on dpns
Short row shaping (fully explained in the pattern)
75 yards of bulky weight yarn
US size 9 (5 1/2mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
US size 9 (5 1/2mm) double pointed needles (dpns) or size needed to obtain gauge
Scraps of black and white or other colored felt for the eyes
Handful of washable fiberfill (stuffing)