Spider Coaster: Free Crochet Pattern
I am back with another pattern for you right before Halloween!
By now I think we can all agree that I am not good at writing blog posts, and yet, here we are. I will try to write something interesting here, then I’ll leave you with the (imo) very pleasing imagery and the actual pattern!
I actually thought of this pattern and crocheted a first version of it before Halloween last year, but I only had time to finish Boo the Ghost at that time. This year I’ve had the time to refine the pattern properly (I’ve tried different positioning of the legs, different sizes of the head etc.) and I am very pleased with the outcome. The coasters are creepy and cute at the same time but also have a function. I did not block my coasters since I quite like the way the legs curl (makes them look more lifelike I think) but you could block them and get some flatter coasters.
That’s all the writing I have in me, I hope you enjoy the pattern!
About the pattern
You can buy a cheap bundle of two beautifully formatted PDF versions of this pattern on Etsy. One version uses color, while the other is made in black and white to be more printer friendly.
Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue on the Spider Coaster Ravelry page.
Disclaimer: This pattern is an original pattern by Nea Creates, it may not be redistributed in any way, shape or form. If you want to share the pattern you may link to the pattern post, you may not repost the pattern on your site. Items completed from this pattern may be sold, provided that you give Nea Creates credit for the pattern and provide a link to the pattern post or the Nea Creates home page.
Finished size: When finished the body of the spider (the coaster) measures approximately 8cm in diameter.
Notes: This pattern uses US crochet terms and SI units throughout. I use a smaller hook size than what the yarn calls for to get tighter stitches. The Spider Coaster is crocheted in continuous rounds and in one piece.
Materials & Tools
– A 3.5mm crochet hook
– Yarn calling for a 4.5mm crochet hook (I used approximately 10g or 15m of Adlibris Cotton 8/9 / Adlibris Cotton Aran)
– A stitch marker
– Yarn needle
Abbreviations & Stitches used
- yo – Yarn over
- pt – Pull through
- st(s) – Stitch(es)
- ch(s) – Chain(s)
- sk – Skip the indicated number of sts/chs
- ss – Slip stitch
- mr – Magic ring/circle/loop
- sc – Single crochet
- dc – Double crochet
- inc – Increase, make 2 single crochets in the same st
- dinc – Double increase, make 3 single crochets in the same st
- sc3tog – Double decrease, single crochet 3 together
The Pattern – Spider Coaster
R1 6 sc in a mr (6)
N! Crochet around the yarn tail from the mr for the following rounds, that way you don’t need to weave it in later.
R2 6 inc (12)
R3 [inc, sc]×6 (18)
R4 [sc, inc, sc]×6 (24)
R5 [inc, 3 sc]×6 (30)
R6 [2 sc, inc, 2 sc]×6 (36)
R7 [inc, 5 sc]×6 (42)
N! For R8 crochet in the back bumps of the chs for the best looking spider legs.
R8 sc, [ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook P1, sc, dinc P2, 2 sc, ss to the next st of the body P3, sc P4]×4 P5, ss, sk 1, 8 dc in the next st, sk 1, ss P6, 2 sc, [ch 8 P7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc, sc3tog P8, 2 sc, ss to the next st of the body P9, sc]×4 P10, sc, inc, 6 sc, inc, 6 sc, inc, 2 sc (0)
N! Leaving a short yarn tail, cut the yarn and pull it out of the last sc completely P11, thread it and pull it under both lps of the next st P12 then back down through the last sc P13, knot and weave it in.
If you made your own Spider Coaster, please share it with me on social media! @NeaCreates