Crochet Spiderman Motif And Scarf

Crochet Spiderman Motif and Scarf

Hi everyone! Recently, it was my little cousin’s birthday. I wanted to think of something unique for a gift that he would like. I thought of making him a scarf, but, although that is a nice gift, it isn’t really unique, per se. Luckily, as most little kids his age (7 years old now), his interests are rather focused on a few things at a time. Currently, Marvel comics seem to have grabbed his attention. Can’t say that I blame him! At that age, I was following my big brother around and reading his comic books when he wasn’t looking too. (Sorry Vito!) Great stories and awesome characters! So I asked him which was one of his favorites. He grinned, “Spiderman.”

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Crochet Spiderman Motif

 

What to make?

Spiderman! How awesome a choice is that?! So then I had to figure out what to actually make. I scoured the internet for all kinds of Spiderman-related craft ideas. Believe me, there are some awesome ones out there! But my main craft has always been crocheting. And I wanted to find something that he could use, not just play with. I’ll be honest. I was still stumped at this point. After a bit more thought though, I realized that I wanted to make something that I could use again for other projects, because, let’s face it, Spiderman is awesome. And so the Crochet Spiderman Motif project was born!

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Crochet Ribbed Scarf in red and blue

 

Getting Started

I kept the scarf idea and used it as the base of the project. But this Spiderman Motif can be stitched onto any project you want. I used the Crochet Ribbed Scarf pattern by Jenn Ozkan. You can find the instructions here. I made mine using Bernat Satin yarn in Admiral (blue) and Bordeaux (red), alternating them ever two rows for 14 rows, imitating the Spiderman costume colors as best I could. The logo I used to base my pattern I found here, by NAVDBEST on deviantart.

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The Motif

The Spiderman motif is worked in two (2) pieces. When you have your finished project, you will stitch the pieces to create the finished motif.

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Two-piece Spiderman Motif

Materials:

  • Sport weight yarn (I used Red Heart Sport in white)
  • Steel tapestry needle
  • Size “G” hook
  • Basis project (in my case, the scarf)
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Close-up of the ribbed effect of the scarf

Pattern:

Abbreviations:

  • St(s) = stitch(es)
  • Ch(s) = chain(s)
  • Sl st = slip stitch
  • Sc(s) = single crochet(s)
  • Hdc = half double crochet
  • Dc = double crochet
  • Rep = repeat

Instructions:

Part 1: the head and legs (3 rounds, including the foundation ring)

  1. Ch 3, sl st ends together to create a ring.
  2. Ch 1 (does not count as first st). Sc 10 in the ring. Sl st to the first st.
  3. Next we will work the legs into the 10-sc circle we just made. Ch 2, turn. Hdc in the first st. From here, each leg will be worked in the same round.
    • Leg 1: Sl st in the next st, ch 6, turn, skip first 2 chs, sc 1 in the 3rd ch from the hook, dc 1 in the next ch, sc 2 in the last 2 chs, sl st to the st on the circle you started with.
    • Leg 2: Sl st in the next st, ch 9, turn, skip first 2 chs, sc 1 in the 3rd ch from the hook, sc 1 in the next st, dc 1 in the next st, sc 4 in the next 4 chs, sl st to the st on the circle you started with.
    • Leg 3: Sl st in the next st, ch 17, turn, skip first 2 chs, sl st 1 in the 3rd ch from the hook, sl st 1 in the next st, sc 5 in the next 5 chs, dc 1 in the next ch, sc 2 in the next 2 chs, dc 1 in the next ch, sc 4 in the last 4 chs, sl st to the st on the circle you started with.
    • Leg 4: Sl st in the next st, ch 25, turn, skip first 2 chs, sl st 1 in the 3rd ch from the hook, sl st 4 in the next 4 chs, sc 8 in the next 8 chs, dc 1 in the next ch, sc 2 in the next 2 chs, dc 1 in the next ch, sc 6 in the last 6 chs, sl st to the st on the circle you started with.
    • Leg 5: rep Leg 4
    • Leg 6: rep Leg 3
    • Leg 7: rep Leg 2
    • Leg 8: rep Leg 1, then ch 1 and hdc into the last st. End off.
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The top piece of the Spiderman motif

Part 2: the body (worked in rounds AND rows)

  1. Ch 3, sl st ends together to create a ring.
  2. Ch 1 (does not count as first st). Sc 10 in the ring. Sl st to the first st.
  3. Next we will be working in rows, not rounds. Ch 1, turn (do not skip any sts), sc 5 in the first 5 sts.
  4. Ch 1, turn (do not skip any sts), sc 5 across, one in each of the 5 sts.
  5. Ch 1, turn. Skip the 1st st, sc 3 in the next 3 sts. Do not make any sts in the last st of the previous row.
  6. Ch 1, turn (do not skip any sts), sc 3 across, one in each of the 3 sts.
  7. Ch 1, turn. Skip the 1st st, sc 2 in the next 2 sts. Do not make any sts in the last st of the previous row.
  8. Ch 1, turn (do not skip any sts), sc 2 across, one in each of the 2 sts. End off.
Finished bottom piece and tapestry needle

Finished bottom piece and tapestry needle

Stitch it on

With your motif all done (both pieces), you’ll be using your tapestry needle and some extra yarn (the same color as your motif) to stitch it onto your finished project.

NOTES:

  1. It is important to note that in this project, I did not puncture through the scarf with the tapestry needle, but only kept my stitches spiraling on the top surface of the scarf along the border of the motif so it wouldn’t show on the other side. If your motif will go on something where it doesn’t matter that the sewn stitches show on the other side, the by all means, use any method that best fits.
  2. As you go along the border of the motif, place the spider legs in the correct places to give the Spiderman logo the right shape.
  3. Stick on the top piece first (with the legs), and then last add on the bottom piece.
  4. You can begin anywhere along the motif, as long as you remember to shape your spider as you go. I began next to the left pedipalp (the feelers at the front of the head), and worked my way counterclockwise (towards the left).
Where I began

Where I began

 

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Almost done. Keep rotating counterclockwise.

 

Slightly covering the bottom legs, stitch on the spider abdomen.

Slightly covering the bottom legs, stitch on the spider abdomen.

Done!

And now you’re finished. Share pictures of your finished Spiderman Motif project. Happy crafting!

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Done

 

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  1. March 17, 2017

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