Spider Glasses

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I recently found out I need glasses. So I thought I would try and make short-sightedness fun. Also, these scary spider glasses might be a quick and easy costume for Halloween πŸ™‚

This pattern is written in American crochet notation and uses 4 ply black and silver wool and a 2.5 mm hook.

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Arms (make two)

With black wool

Round 1: 6 sc in a magic ring (6 stitches)

Rounds 2 – 40: sc in every stitch (6 stitches)

Fasten off, weave in ends. If you glasses have longer or shorter arms then just adjust the number of rounds.

Spider body

With silver wool

Round 1: 6sc in a magic ring (6 stitches)

Round 2: increase in every stitch (12 stitches)

Round 3: sc in the first stitch, increase in the next stitch – repeat (18 stitches)

Round 4: sc in the first two stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (24 stitches)

Rounds 5 – 6: sc in each stitch (24 stitches)

Round 7: sc in the first two stitches, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (18 stitches)

Round 8: sc in the first stitch, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (12 stitches)

Stuff

Round 9: decrease until the hole closes.

Fasten off, weave in end.

Spider legs (make eight)

With silver wool

Join the wool to the fifth round of the spider’s body, chain 10, fasten off, weave in ends. Repeat this so that there are four legs on one side and four legs on the other.

Assembly

Untwist a pipe-cleaner so that you extract the two fine pieces of wire that it is made of.

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Cut this wire to length and poke it into each leg to give them structure and so that you can pose them how you like.

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Sew on some googly eyes. Sew the spider onto one of the glasses arms. You can make two spiders if you like πŸ™‚

Enjoy your spooky glasses πŸ™‚

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