Wooooooooo!….. an eerie black widow Pom-Pom Spider arrived in Craft Passion to spice up your Halloween!!!!
When people describe Halloween, Jack O’ Lanterns, spiders, bat, haunted houses, Halloween costumes, treats basket, spooky adventures to the woods, costume party, ghost storytelling, graveyard, pumpkin carving etc comes to mind….. This is kind of fun celebrating Halloween!
After making pom-pom Jack O’ Lantern, I made its close associate….a pom-pom spider, to be more specific it is a black widow spider. These 2 made a popular duo for Halloween. Not only this, there is a crochet pattern at the bottom of this post for the spider web.
Materials & Tools:
1. Yarn [Black and Red]
2. Pom Pom Maker [35mm and 45mm size]
3. Pipe Cleaner, 2 [I used red but you can use black]
4. A pair of wiggle eyes[5mm]
5. Hang strap
6. A pair of sharp scissors
7. Round templates for trimming [4mm and 2mm dia.] & thumb-pins
8. Tacky craft glue
Complete winding the whole pom-pom maker with black yarn. Wind all the black yarn on the other arm.
Make into a pom pom. Trim to 4mm dia. for the body by using a 4mm round template.
Use 35mm pom-pom maker to make a small black pom-pom of 2mm dia by using 2mm round template to trim.
Attach the hang strap on the small pom-pom while tieing up the pom-pom.
If you want to hang the spider horizontally, attach the strap near to the red spot.
Apply a generous amount of tacky craft glue at the desired position (on both body and head) before you attach the spider head to the body. Wait for about 5 to 10 minutes for the adhesion to get secure before sticking them together.
Attached the wiggle eyes onto the head the same way too.
Repeat the above step for the other 7 legs and your Black Widow Pom Pom Spider is DONE!!!
I re-bent the spider legs so that they are angled in such a way that all legs and spider’s stomach touch the ground. If you refer to the main photos, I further bent the tip of the spider leg another 90° to make it look like feet.
Don’t worry about the extra glue that looks white on the spider. It will disappear when it is dry.
Tips: Trim the spider’s stomach to make it flat.
This is the completely dry Pom Pom Spider, no more visible glue traces. You can hang it as a decoration at your Halloween corner, or tie it on your bag and bring it everywhere you go 🙂
Spider Web Crochet Pattern
Finished Dimension: Approx. 14mm diameter [excluding the branches]
Abbreviations: ch = chain, sl knot = slip knot, sl st= slip stitch, dc = double crochet, fo = fasten off
Materials: crochet yarn (white), 1/0 crochet hook, stitch marker
beg sl knot
r1 – ch3, join with slst on the first ch to form a base ring.
r2 – ch3, place marker, *ch1, dc1* repeat 5 times, slst on marker st, remove marker.
r3 – ch3, place marker, *ch5, dc1* repeat 5 times, slst on marker st, remove marker.
r4 – ch3, place marker, *ch10, dc1* repeat 5 times, slst on marker st, remove marker.
r5 – ch3, place marker, *ch15, dc1* repeat 5 times, slst on marker st, remove marker.
r6 – ch3, place marker, *ch20, dc1* repeat 5 times, slst on marker st, remove marker.
r7 – ch3, place marker, *ch25, dc1* repeat 5 times, slst on marker st, remove marker, fo, hide the yarn end.
Make 7 chained string with your preferred length and tie on each individual dc on r7. Cut excessive yarn end after tieing.
Tie your crochet spider web on the tree branches and hang your spider on it.