Halloween Spider Web - A Variable Pattern from Aberrant Crochet
This detailed 5-page pattern offers a variable sized crochet spider web for Halloween display or costume wear. It includes glossary of terms, color photos, display guidelines and instructions for sizing up to an estimated 6 feet in diameter. Gauge is not particularly important to the construction of this pattern, but it will affect the end size.
Stitches are over-all fairly straight forward. However, this pattern requires a lot of counting, basic lace concepts and prior knowledge of extended crochet stitches beyond double crochet.
As such, this pattern ranks as intermediate crochet according to pattern standards guidelines and is written in American English terms. You will find a glossary of abbreviated terms used in this pattern on the last page.
Hook size: 10 (J) or 6 mm
Yardage: 300 - 600 yards
Sizes available: variable up to about 6 feet depending on your tension
Designer’s Notes: Though this patten officially ranks at an intermediate level according to yarn standards, I do believe that it is straight forward and repetitive enough for an adventurous beginner to make. If you are still learning stitch and tension control, then this pattern may be difficult for you. I recommend very even and loose stitches for this pattern and a highly structured worsted weight acrylic yarn. However this pattern does work with sparkly and novelty yarns for an eclectic look under a black light or “in the shadows.’
PLEASE NOTE: These spider webs are designed for decor and when worn, with teens and adults in mind. Spider webs are NOT toys. And a spider web should never be hung or left where a small child might get tangled in it or where it could pose risk or present a hanging hazard.