Super Simple Spiders

I'm working on the Grim Wreath Challenge from The Crochet Crowd and I've been brainstorming on what creatures really say "grim" to me.

I love witches, ghosts, and vampires, but nothing can possibly compare to how much spiders freak me out! 

I can TOTALLY relate to those memes! LOL

Anyway, it didn't take long before I realized that there was a super simple way to make yarn spiders! 

Black Yarn
Fabric Paint

1. Cut 4-5" pieces of yarn

2. Tie a knot in the middle

3. Tie a second knot in the middle over the first knot. This will create a bigger bump in back of a small bump; you now have a head and body. Pull the legs tight & trim them to desired length.

4. Using Fabric Paint, put two small dots on the front of small knot (head) to make eyes. [read    instructions on Fabric Paint bottle for drying time]

And now you have a creepy, but super simple spider! 

These would make great additions to any of your Halloween decorations! Or anytime you would need a yarn spider...?
**Optional: Hot glue a string under the spider for a web look.

Are you doing the Grim challenge? What do you think of these spiders? Let me know what you think in the comments. And feel free to share your creations with me!!
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  1. I HATE spiders! I turn into a screaming little girl when I see the smallest ones and almost catatonic when the really big ones are around. I do however like yours! They are cute in a creepy way.

    1. Oh me too, I had a spider incident a few nights ago, it had my heart pounding! I posted about it in Crochet Junkie!
      I'm glad these ones aren't too creepy though, just enough so they are great for Halloween!

  2. Absolutely hate real spiders. but these ones are too cute!!

    1. Thank you! I hate spiders too, but they really are the essence of grim...I'm glad mine aren't too creepy though!

  3. eh, i really really dislike spiders. like i could stand snacks on me but never ever spiders! but these are kind of cute and would fun to do with my little boys


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