An eerie black widow Pom-Pom Spider has arrived in Craft Passion to spice up your Halloween!!! This DIY tutorial will teach you how to make a Pom-Pom Spider, which is perfect for Halloween decorations. As an added bonus, the tutorial includes a spider web crochet pattern.
When people think of Halloween, they think of Jack O’ Lanterns, spiders, bats, haunted houses, Halloween costumes, treats baskets, spooky adventures in the woods, costume parties, ghost storytelling, graveyards, pumpkin carving, and so on….. This is a great way to celebrate Halloween!
After creating a pom-pom Jack O’ Lantern, I created a pom-pom spider, more specifically a black widow spider. These two were a popular Halloween duo. Not only that, but there is a spider web crochet pattern at the bottom of this post.
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
Gather all the materials and tools needed as listed above.
Wind 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.
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.
Cut 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.
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 of the pom-pom spider the same way too.
Apply a generous amount of tacky craft glue at the tip of the leg of the Pom Pom Spider.
Insert it into the body until it reaches the center of the pom-pom.
Repeat the previous step for the remaining 7 legs, and your Black Widow pom-pom spider is complete!!!
I re-bent the spider legs so that all of them, including the spider’s stomach, touch the ground. If you look at the main photos, you’ll notice that I bent the tip of the spider leg another 90 degrees to make it look like feet.
Don’t be concerned about the extra glue that appears white on the spider. When it dries, it will vanish.
Trim the spider’s stomach to flatten it.
This is the Pom-Pom Spider after it has been left to dry completely; there are no more traces of glue visible. You could use it as a decoration to hang in your Halloween corner, or you could tie it to your bag and carry it around with you wherever 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.
- Start crafting and share your completed handmade on Facebook and/or Instagram. Remember to tag us, @craftpassion, so that we are able to see them.
- Pin it to Pinterest for a future To-Do List.
- Share with your DIY groups for a craft-along event.
- Browse more craft ideas to make, particularly for pom-pom crafts and Halloween crafts.