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Pom-Pom Spider

October 21, 2009 /

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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!

halloween pom pom spider

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.

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Pom-Pom Spider

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


Pom Pom Spider 1Gather all the materials and tools needed as listed above.


Pom Pom Spider 2Wind about 3  rounds of red yarn at the center of the 45mm pom-pom maker. If your yarn is thin, you might need to wind more rounds.


Pom Pom Spider 3Complete 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.


Pom Pom Spider 4Cut the pipe cleaners in 8 nos. 5mm length. Bend 90° at the center.
Now you have a “body” pom pom, a “head” pom pom, 8 spiders legs and a pair of wiggle eyes ready for the assembly.


Pom-Pom-Spider-5Apply 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.


Pom-Pom-Spider-6Apply a generous amount of tacky craft glue at the tip of the leg of the Pom Pom Spider.


Pom-Pom-Spider-7Insert it into the body until it reaches the center of the pom-pom.


Pom-Pom-Spider-8Repeat 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 🙂



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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.


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Tuesday 1st of April 2014

Hello, just wanted to mention, I liked this article. It was inspiring. Keep on posting!

yolanda analice

Saturday 15th of September 2012

Amei essas ideias sobre a festa do halloween. adoro esse site. abraços

Translation (by Google): I loved these ideas about halloween party. love this site. hugs


Tuesday 27th of October 2009

How cute, I love him! It's so refreshing to see something other than Etsy links on craftgawker :) Sometimes I wonder if I am the only one! Nice to see I'm not. :-)



Thursday 22nd of October 2009

This is cute and lovely... you are so creative! A great gift for halloween!


Wednesday 21st of October 2009

Looks so cute! It makes me feel like the Halloween is just around the corner....

Craft Passion

Thursday 22nd of October 2009

Counting down, less than 10 days to go