Easy Flat Knit Plush Halloween Spider- If you can knit a rectangle, you can make this spooky Halloween spider! Ideal for beginner knitters.
There are tons of great knitting patterns out there for stuffed animals, but most of them aren’t beginner-friendly. This Halloween spider knitting pattern is as easy as it comes- all the pieces are knit flat on straight needles. Then, the spider is stuffed and sewn together.
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Flat Knit Plush Halloween Spider
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Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Black
Needles: size US 7 single point needles
Also needed: pipe cleaners, yarn needle, fiber fill
For the head:
Cast on 18 sts. Knit for 3 1/3 inches. Break yarn and pull through remaining stitches. Pull to tighten.
For the body:
Cast on 24 stitches. Knit for 4 1/2 inches. Break yarn and pull through remaining stitches. Pull to tighten.
For the legs (make 8):
Cast on 22 sts. Knit for 1 1/2 inches. Bind off.
For the pedipalps (the short leg-type appendages in the front)- make 2:
Cast on 8 sts. Knit for 5 rows. Bind off.
How to assemble the knit spider
For the body: Sew the side seam. Stuff with poly fill and make a running stitch around the top. Pull to gather and knot to secure.
For the head: Sew the side seam. Stuff with poly fill and make a running stitch around the top. Pull to gather and knot to secure. Attach the eyes.
Sew the head to the body.
For the legs: Fold the piece over and sew the end and the half the long of the long side.
Fold a pipe cleaner in half and stick it in the leg. It will be too long, so fold the ends over. Sew the rest of the seams closed. Sew 4 legs to each side of the spider.
For the pedipalps: fold the piece over and sew the long side seam. Sew to the front of the spider. Repeat with the other one.
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