Spider On A Web ~ Crochet Baby Lovey

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I might be overcome with cuteness right now.  Meet the most adorable crochet baby lovey of the season!

crochet spider on a light and dark purple crochet lovey blanket

I’m calling it Spider on A Web… I know.. brilliant, right?!  It’s a little mish-mash of patterns.  A simple variation of my Friendly Spider pattern for the spider portion.  And the blanket portion from the very popular bunny crochet lovey blanket with some surface crochet to give the appearance of a web.

But who wants a spider and blanket that is all gray, black and gloomy, right?  If you’re gong to make a crochet baby lovey spider it might as well be as adorable as possible right?  Lately I’m loving all the juicy coordinating colors in Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn aisle.  I’m drawn to the multi colors like the purple gradient I used for the spider.

crochet spider on a light and dark purple crochet lovey blanket

And the hot orchid (which is the lighter pink-purple) and the mixed berry make my heart soar.  I love purple.  I’m also loving on that perfect shade of graphite gray.  It’s got the dark vibe I was looking for without being a stark black. All in all I think it’s about the cutest spider crochet baby lovey ever.  (Is it vanity when you love your make this much?  Maybe??  Sigh.)

A crochet baby lovey is my idea of the perfect baby shower gift.  It doesn’t require much yarn.  It’s adorable. And you can finish it in an evening or two…while you’re kicked back watching TV or visiting with family.  Love that!  And the recipient is always pleased… it’s unique, cute, and says ‘I thought enough of you to make a handmade gift’.

The spider is also a good introduction to making amigurumi!  And if you’re looking to learn even more amigurumi making skills, be sure to check out my amigurumi ebook here.

photo of a digital crochet amigurumi ebook

Let’s get started with this cutie pie crochet baby lovey!

crochet spider on a light and dark purple crochet lovey blanket

Purchase an ad-free printable version of the Spider on A Web Crochet Baby Lovey pattern here!

Crochet Baby Lovey

Here is what you will need:

  • US H8/5.00 mm crochet hook (here are my favorite crochet hooks)
  • 2 oz Spider Main Color, sample used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn in Purple Gradient color
  • Blanket colors in Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn as follows: 1.25 oz Hot Orchid; 2.25 oz Mixed Berry and .75 oz Graphite (Gray)
  • 12mm Safety Eyes (or embroider if giving to a young child)
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • Tapestry needle and scissors (my favorites)

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet AbbreviationsUS to UK Crochet Conversion Chart.  Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.

Crochet Baby Lovey Spider Size:

Lovey shown measures about 13” when folded.  Blanket is approximately 21” across at widest point.

purple crochet spider

Crochet Spider:

With Spider color yarn, make a magic ring.

R1:  6 sc into ring (6 st)

R2:  2 sc in ea st around (12 st)

R3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (18 st)

R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (24 st)

R5: *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (30 st)

R6: *sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (36 st)

R7-11: sc around (36 st)

R12: *sc in next 4 st, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (30 st)

R13:  Legs are worked while crocheting this row as follows:  sc in next 4 st, *sl st in front loop only (FLO) of next st, ch 25, 2 hdc in 2nd chain from hook, 2hdc in each chain, sl st in FLO of next stitch (one leg made)*.  Repeat from * to * 3 more times.  Sc in next 7 st, repeat from * to * 4 more times to form 4 legs on the opposite side of the spider. Sc in last 3 st.

R14:  In this row, when you get to the legs, work through the back loop only on the body to go under the legs:  *sc in next 3 st, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around. (24 st)  Carefully check this round to make sure your stitch count is correct; it’s easy to add or lose stitches when working under the legs.

If you are using safety eyes, now is the time to attach them.  Using 12mm safety eyes, attach between rows 10 & 11, allowing approximately 4 stitches between the eyes.  For small children, considering embroidering eyes instead after the spider is stuffed and completed.

R15: *sc in next 2 st, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around. (18 st)

R16: *sc in next st, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (12 st)

Stuff the spider.

R17: *sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (6 st).  Fasten off, weave end through last stitches and pull tight.

crochet spider on a light and dark purple crochet lovey blanket

Baby Lovey Blanket:

R1:  With hot orchid color, ch 4, join to form ring, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), 11 dc in ring, join w/sl st to top of beginning ch 3 (12 dc)

R2:  Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in ea st around (24 dc)

R3:  Ch 3, *skip next st (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in next st, repeat from * around.  End row with a dc in base of ch 3, ch 2,  join with sl st to top of ch 3.

R4:  Sl st into ch 2 sp, ch 3 (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around.  join with sl st to top of ch 3..  Fasten off hot orchid.

R5:  Attach Gray to next ch 2 sp.  *(2sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in ch 2 sp, 1 sc in next st, skip next 2 st, 1 sc in next st, repeat from * around, end w/sc.  Join.  Fasten off Gray.

R6:  With Mixed Berry, join w/sl st in next ch 2 sp, ch 3 (1dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, 1dc in next 2 st, skip 2 st, 1 dc in next 2 st, *(2dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, 1dc in next 2 st, skip 2 st, 1 dc in next 2 st, repeat from * around.  End w/2 dc.  Join.

R7:  Ch 3, dc in next dc, *(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next 3 st, skip 2 st, dc in next 3 st, repeat from *, end with dc in last st and join.

R8:  Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2dc) in 2 sp, dc in next 3 st, skip 2 st, dc in next 3 st.  Repeat from * around.  join with sl st to top of ch 3..  Fasten off Mixed Berry

R9:  With Gray, join w/sl st in next ch 2 sp, ch 1, *(2sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in ch 2 sp, sc in next 4 st, skip 2 st, sc in next 4 st, repeat from * around.  Join.  Fasten off Gray

R10:  With hot orchid, join w/sl st in st before a ch 2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), *(1dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in ch 2 sp, 1dc in next 5 st, skip 2 st, 1 dc in next 5 st, repeat from * around.  End by dc in last 4 st, join.

R11:  Ch 3, dc in next dc,  *(2 dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next 5 st, skip 2 dc, dc in next 5 st, repeat from * around  and end by dc in last 3 st & join.

R12:  Ch 3, dc in next dc 3 st,  *(2 dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next 6 st, skip 2 st, dc in next 6 st, repeat from * around  and end by dc in last 2 st & join.  Fasten off hot orchid.

R13:  Join Gray in ch 2 sp, ch1, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch 2 sp, sc in next 7 st, skip 2 st, sc in next 7 st, repeat from * around.  Join.  Fasten off Gray.

R14:  Join Mixed Berry in sc before a ch 2 sp, ch 3, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next 7 st, skip 2 sc, dc in next 7 st, repeat from * around.  End row by dc in last 6 st & join.

R15:  Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next 8 st, skip 2 st, dc in next 8 st, repeat from * around.  End row by dc in last 5 st & join.

R16:  Ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in next 9 st, skip 2 st, dc in next 9 st, repeat from * around.  End row by dc in last 5 st & join.  Fasten off Mixed Berry.

Before working final row of blanket, work lines to form a web.

edge of purple blanket with dark gray trim

Lines are made by surface crocheting slip stitches from the points of each ripple to the center.

Start with the yarn under the blanket and pull up a loop at your starting point of choice on the right side of the blanket.  For now, leave a long tail to weave in later.  Leaving the loop on your hook, dip back down into the blanket and pull up another loop from the back side of the blanket to the front side of the blanket and then pull this through the 1st loop on the hook.

Continue to slip stitch on the surface, dipping down into the blanket and pulling up the yarn from the wrong side.  Keep stitches fairly loose because the natural tendency is to pull them too tight which will cause the blanket to ripple a bit.  Weave in all ends.

If you need a more visual demonstration of surface crocheting, try this tutorial by Jennifer at A Crocheted Simplicity.

Crochet Baby Lovey Final Round:

R17:  Join Gray in ch 2 sp, ch1, *(3 sc) in ch 2 sp, sc in next 9 st, skip 2 st, sc in next 9 st, repeat from * around.  Join.  Fasten off Gray and weave in ends.

Block blanket, if desired, by pinning to a foam board, spraying with water and allowing to dry.

round ripple crochet baby lovey in dark and light purple

Then sew spider to center of lovey blanket!

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crochet spider on a light and dark purple crochet lovey blanket

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crochet spider on a light and dark purple crochet lovey blanket

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6 Comments

  1. When I saw the spider the first time, I thought of an octopus! I think made in different colors without the web overlay and maybe slightly longer legs, it would pass for one. My daughter hates spiders but loves sea creatures so this variation might be in my future.

    1. Loving this pattern! I’m confused about row 13 though and not sure about the two different row 13.

  2. Do you really need 25 oz or the Hot Orchid yarn or is it a typo? Trying to plan this project and it just doesn’t seem right that every other color is less than 3 oz while that one is such a large amount.

    1. No, it’s 1.25 oz. I think it got lost in an edit when I switched up some formatting. Sorry for the confusion! I’ve corrected the post. Thanks for letting me know!