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Stitch Tutorials Video Tutorials

How to Crochet: Paddle Stitch | Crochet Video Tutorial for Beginners | Stitch Explorer Series

Welcome to Saturday Stitch Explorers! This week’s stitch you’ll learn to crochet the Paddle Stitch. This stitch is my new favorite for many reasons. It works up sooooo fast. Actually, it works up ridiculously fast, and I didn’t even feel the need to modify it, which is great!

It has a slight open work look to it, which would be wonderful for a spring cardigan, a baby blanket, or even a summer tank top.

I missed last weeks stitch explorer because I had a fight with my mop bucket, and lost. It took the skin off two knuckles, and of course, it’s on my right hand. Ya know, the one that shows the most in my videos! Bwahahaah! Ugh. So please ignore the band-aid. If it isn’t healed by next week, I’ll get a fancy band-aid. lol.

It always feels like when I have something important to do that requires my appearance to look polished, I cut myself, trip, get a bruise, or something else very slapstick like happens. It’s funny, but not funny when it’s your business to look half-way decent! lol. But hey, I’m a clumsy human, and it’s pretty hilarious most of the time.

Back to the stitch… haha.

This is the absolute, bestest stitch for a beginner! It uses only one stitch. The double crochet (stitch guide below). The repeat is fairly short too only a 2 stitch repeat and a one row repeat.

I hope you enjoy this stitch! Happy Crocheting!

Complete video tutorial at bottom of post – for all the visual learners out there.

Do you have a stitch or pattern you’d like a video created? Leave a comment! I’d love to create a video tutorial for you, send me a message from my contact page 🙂 in the “about me”

Are you ready to learn this new stitch?  Let’s get started!

Paddle Stitch

For this tutorial I used Scheepjes Stone-Washed in 818, and a 4 mm hook.


+ Abbreviations


dcdouble crochet
ch (s)chain (s)
skskip
yoyarn over
st(s)stitch(es)
* … *repeat from * to * as many times indicated

+ Stitch Guide:


dc – double crochet

yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 (2 times).


+ Pattern:


multiples of 8 + 2 (add 4 for foundation chain)

Row 1:  (dc 1, ch 2, dc 1) in 7th ch from hook.  *sk 3, (dc 2, ch 1, dc2) in next ch**.  sk 3, (dc 1, ch 2, dc 1) in next ch* – rep *…* end repeat at ** then, sk 2, dc 1 in last ch.

Row 2:  ch 3, turnsk 3 dc.  *(dc 1, ch 2, dc 1) in ch 1 sp.  sk 3 dc, (dc 2, ch 1, dc 2) in ch 2 sp.  sk 3 dc* – rep *…* ending with 1 dc in top of ch.

repeat row 2, except dc 1 in 3rd ch of ch 3.

If you want to create a blanket or garment and know what size you want to make, but not sure how to figure out how many chains to start with, check out my Multiples Calculator. It will calculate how many total chains you need to start your project based on *your* hook and *your* yarn. :D.

you may also like these stitch tutorials…

Congratulations! You’re finished!

Pin it!

Paddle Stitch Complete Video Tutorial:

What can I make with the Paddle Stitch?

This stitch will look wonderful to create a baby blanket, nice open-work top, scarf, or bag, let your imagination run wild!


I hope you enjoy this tutorial, and if you have any questions or comments, please leave them below, I would love to talk crochet!

Crochet Crochet-A-Longs For the Home

Patchwork Mystery CAL | Crochet Along | Come Join the Fun!

Hi everyone!

I’m so excited to be a part of the Patchwork Mystery CAL! There are so many beautiful squares to create and it’s not too late to join the fun. We are entering week 7, but these squares work up so fast! Come join the fun.

Marsha Cooper

Here is the schedule and below that, are more examples from crocheters in the Facebook group – absolutely beautiful work <3!

Carolyn Dobbins

Patchwork Mystery CAL Schedule

WEEK 1

April 15th – APRIL 21st

Stephanie Ware – Crochet Instinct

WEEK 2

April 22nd – April 28th

Jessica Beres – Crochet Anything

WEEK 3

April 29th – May 5th

Courtney Lang – Made with Love & Yarn

WEEK 4

May 6th – May 12th

Marianne Hamil – Sunset Knots

WEEK 5

May 13th -May 19th

Shelby Shea – Shelby Shea’s Stitches

WEEK 6

May 20th – May 26th

Desiree Krahn – Tangerine Door Creations

WEEK 7

May 27th – June

Anastasia Smith – Journey Channel Designs

WEEK 8

June 3rd – June 9th

Claudia Martin – @crochetaladia

WEEK 9

June 10th – June 16th

Desiree Krahn & Marianne Hamil (Collab Square)

WEEK 10

June 17th – June 23rd

Sarah Thompson – Rich Textures Crochet

WEEK 11

June 24th – June 30th

Tasha Margette Reynolds – Stardust Gold Crochet

WEEK 12

July 1st – July 7th

Joey Lea Baird – Jo’s Crafty Hook


Do you like to learn new stitches? Check these out



Patchwork Mystery CAL Squares from Makers!

Carolyn Dobbins
Marjorie Brubaker
Mary Ann Downard

Can’t wait to see you there!

Stitch Tutorials Video Tutorials

How to Crochet: Coral Mesh | Crochet Video Tutorial for Beginners | Stitch Explorer Series

Welcome to Saturday Stitch Explorers! This week’s stitch is how to crochet Coral Mesh. It’s getting hot outside and I’m looking forward to the beach! I bet you are too, unless you already live somewhere tropical and warm <3. I would love to live by the beach again. I’m a California native and born in Florida. So after moving to Memphis in 1993, I feel like I’m a mermaid out of water for sure. I long for it. Anywhooooo, this stitch was inspired by the beach, and I wanted to create something airy, fresh, open, and easy to adapt to a cover-all or even a mesh bag.

I incorporated a modified Solomon’s Knot into this stitch because it has that open and airy feel too it. You can check out another cool Solomon’s Knot stitch here. It’s airy too, but also has a little more of a flowery look to it, pictured below.

Solomon’s Knot

Complete video tutorial at bottom of post – for all the visual learners out there.

Do you have a stitch or pattern you’d like a video created? Leave a comment! I’d love to create a video tutorial for you, send me a message from my contact page 🙂 in the “about me”

Are you ready to learn this new stitch?  Let’s get started!

Coral Mesh by Tasha Margette

For this tutorial I used I Love This Cotton in white, with a 5 mm hook.

The Coral Mesh consists of a modified Solomon’s knot, chains, and half double crochets.

you may also like these stitch tutorials…


+ Abbreviations


hdchalf double crochet
scsingle crochet
msolmodified Solomon’s knot
ch (s)chain (s)
skskip
yoyarn over
st(s)stitch(es)
* … *repeat from * to * as many times indicated

+ Stitch Guide:


msol – modified Solomon’s Knot

pull up a long loop (1/2″ to 3/4″). yo, pull through. ch 1.

hdc – half double crochet

yo, insert hook in next st. yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.

sc – single crochet

insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop. yo, pull through both loops on hook.


+ Pattern:


Pattern works in multiples of 5 + 2.

to start, chain any multiple of 5 + 2. for this sample pattern, I’ll use 17.

Row 1: sc 1 in second ch from hook. msol 1, sk 4, hdc 1 in next ch.

Row 2:  ch 1, turn. hdc 1 in first hdc. *msol 1, sk 1 msol. hdc 1 in next hdc* – rep *…* to end.

rep Row 2 until you reach your desired height.

If you want to create a blanket or garment and know what size you want to make, but not sure how to figure out how many chains to start with, check out my Multiples Calculator. It will calculate how many total chains you need to start your project based on *your* hook and *your* yarn. :D.

Congratulations! You’re finished!

The complete video tutorial is below.

Pin it!

Coral Mesh Complete Video Tutorial:

What can I make with the Coral Mesh?

This stitch will look wonderful to create a mesh bag, beach back, a beach cover-all, a loose fitting tank cover, and beach dress, the possibilities are endless!


I hope you enjoy this tutorial, and if you have any questions or comments, please leave them below, I would love to talk crochet!

Stitch Tutorials Video Tutorials

How to Crochet: Fleur-de-lis (Saints) Stitch | Crochet Video Tutorial for Beginners | Stitch Explorer Series

Welcome to Saturday Stitch Explorers! This week’s stitch is the Fleur-de-lis (Saints) Stitch. This is a new stitch created by yours truly! This stitch was super fun to create. After I was finished it reminded me of a fleur-de-lis, hence the name :).

BUT….. fleur-de-lis is kind of hard to remember the spelling so let’s call it both the Saints Stitch and Fleur-de-lis Stitch I love creating new stitch patterns, but the one thing I don’t like about it is the math. Whoever thought crocheting would be so filled with math right?

The Fleur-de-lis (Saints) Stitch creates a nice fabric that would be great for blankets or even a nice sweater to wear over a tank top. It’s airy and thick, similar to the Baby Bunny Stitch pictured below.

Baby Bunny Stitch

Complete video tutorial at bottom of post – for all the visual learners out there.

Do you have a stitch or pattern you’d like a video created? Leave a comment! I’d love to create a video tutorial for you, send me a message from my contact page 🙂 in the “about me”

Fleur De Lis (Saints) Stitch

you may also like these stitch tutorials…

Are you ready to learn this new stitch?  Let’s get started!

Fleur-de-lis (Saints) Stitch by Tasha Margette

For this tutorial I used I Love This Cotton in white, with a 4.5 mm hook.

The Fleur-de-lis (Saints) stitch combines basic stitches in a simple repeat to create this beautiful stitch pattern.


+ Abbreviations


pspineapple stitch
scsingle crochet
hdchalf double crochet
sc2togsingle crochet 2 together
ch (s)chain (s)
skskip
yoyarn over
st(s)stitch(es)
* … *repeat from * to * as many times indicated

+ Stitch Guide:


fsc – foundation single crochet

create a slip knot.  ch 2, insert hook in 1st chain.  yo, draw up a loop.  ch 1, yo, draw through both loops on hook.  (2nd st) insert hook in bottom two loops of ch 1.  yo, draw up a loop, ch 1, yo, draw through both loops (2 fsc created).

ps – pineapple stitch

*yo, insert hook in indicated st. yo, pull up a loop to working level* repeat *…* – 3 times total, then, yo, pull through 6 loops on hook (2 loops left). yo, pull through last 2 loops on hook. (1 pineapple stitch created)

hdc – half double crochet

yo, insert hook in next st. yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hoook.

sc – single crochet

insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop. yo, pull through both loops on hook.

sc2tog – single crochet 2 together (a decrease by 1)

*insert hook in next st. yo, draw up a loop* 2 times. yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.


+ Pattern:


Pattern works in multiples of 5 + 1, using the foundation single crochet.

For the tutorial I used foundation single crochet (fsc) – the pattern for starting with a chain is below this one.

Row 1: fsc 26.

Row 2:  ch 1, turn.  sc 2, *ch 3, sk 2**, sc 3* – rep *…*, ending rep at **, then sc 2.

Row 3:  ch 1, turn.  hdc 1, ch 1, sk 1, *(ps 1, sc 1, ps 1) in ch 3 sp, ch 1, sk 1, hdc 1 in next**, ch 1, sk 1* – rep *…*, ending rep at **

Row 4:  ch 1, turn.  hdc 1 in 1st hdc.  *hdc 1 in ch 1 sp, hdc 1 in next ps.  ps 1 in next st, hdc 1 in next ps, hdc 1 in next ch 1 sp, hdc 1 in next hdc*, rep –  *…* to end.

Row 5:  ch 1, turn, sc 1 in ea st across, sc2tog in every 5th st.

rep rows 2 – 5 until your work is the height you desire.

Working the pattern with a chain.

chain any multiple of 5 + 1 chains, then add 1.

If you want to create a blanket or garment and know what size you want to make, but not sure how to figure out how many chains to start with, check out my Multiples Calculator. It will calculate how many total chains you need to start your project based on *your* hook and *your* yarn. :D.

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc 1 in each chain across.

Row 2:  ch 1, turn.  sc 2, *ch 3, sk 2**, sc 3* – rep *…*, ending rep at **, then sc 2.

Row 3:  ch 1, turn.  hdc 1, ch 1, sk 1, *(ps 1, sc 1, ps 1) in ch 3 sp, ch 1, sk 1, hdc 1 in next**, ch 1, sk 1* – rep *…*, ending rep at **

Row 4:  ch 1, turn.  hdc 1 in 1st hdc.  *hdc 1 in ch 1 sp, hdc 1 in next ps.  ps 1 in next st, hdc 1 in next ps, hdc 1 in next ch 1 sp, hdc 1 in next hdc*, rep –  *…* to end.

Row 5:  ch 1, turn, sc 1 in ea st across, sc2tog in every 5th st.

rep rows 2 – 5

Congratulations! You’re finished!

Fleur De Lis (Saints) Stitch Complete Video Tutorial:

What can I make with the Fleur De Lis (Saints) Stitch?

This stitch looks great for any project like baby blankets, throws, patchwork blankets, pillows, and more…


I hope you enjoy this tutorial, and if you have any questions or comments, please leave them below, I would love to talk crochet!

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Stitch Tutorials Video Tutorials

How to Crochet: Baby Bunny Stitch | Crochet Video Tutorial for Beginners | Stitch Explorer Series

Welcome to Saturday Stitch Explorers! This week’s stitch is the Baby Bunny Stitch. I wanted to create a stitch that can be used for baby blankets, scarves, or just about anything you can think of, that is also simple and easy to learn. The Baby Bunny stitch is born!

The Baby Bunny stitch creates a nice fabric that is both airy and thick enough to keep you warm. It crates a nice zig zag vertical open pattern that makes it look like a vertical stitch, but is actually worked horizontally.

Complete video tutorial at bottom of post – cuz I <3 you.

For this tutorial I used Scheepjes Soft Fun with a 5.5 mm hook.

Do you have a stitch or pattern you’d like a video created? Leave a comment! I’d love to create a video tutorial for you, send me a message from my contact page 🙂 in the “about me”

you may also like these free patterns…

Are you ready to learn this new stitch?  Let’s get started!

Baby Bunny Stitch by Tasha Margette

The baby bunny stitch combines basic stitches in a simple repeat to create this beautiful stitch pattern.


+ Abbreviations


bbsbaby bunny stitch
mbsmini baby bunny stitch
fscfoundation single crochet
ch (s)chain (s)
skskip
yoyarn over
st(s)stitch(es)
* … *repeat from * to * as many times indicated

+ Stitch Guide:


fsc – foundation single crochet

create a slip knot.  ch 2, insert hook in 1st chain.  yo, draw up a loop.  ch 1, yo, draw through both loops on hook.  (2nd st) insert hook in bottom two loops of ch 1.  yo, draw up a loop, ch 1, yo, draw through both loops (2 fsc created).

bbs – baby bunny stitch

yo twice, insert hook in next st. yo, pull up a loop and pull through first loop on hook. yo, draw through 2 loops. yo, insert hook in same st. yo, pull up a loop. yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook (1 baby bunny stitch created)

mbb – mini baby bunny stitch

yo, insert hook in next st. yo, draw up a loop and pull through first loop on hook. yo, pull through both loops on hook.


+ Pattern:


Create a fsc row of any even number of stitches.

Row 1: ch 2, turn.  *bbs 1, mbs 1* – repeat *…* to end of row.

Repeat row 1 until you reach desired height.

Working the pattern with a chain.

chain any even number of chains + 2

Row 1: starting in 3rd ch from hook *bbs 1, mbs 1* – repeat *…* to end of row.

Row 2: ch 2, turn. *bbs 1, mbs 1* – repeat *…* to end of row.

repeat row 2 until you reach desired height.

Congratulations! You’re finished!

Baby Bunny Stitch Complete Video Tutorial:

What can I make with the Lotus Bud Stitch?

This stitch looks great for any project like sweaters, pillows, and spa sets.


I hope you enjoy this tutorial, and if you have any questions or comments, please leave them below, I would love to talk crochet!

Stitch Tutorials Video Tutorials

How to Crochet: Lotus Bud Stitch by Lilinette Crochet | Crochet Video Tutorial for Beginners | Stitch Explorer Series

Welcome to Saturday Stitch Explorers! This week’s stitch is the Lotus Bud Stitch. This stitch was created by a friend of mine, Lily over at Lilinette Crochet. It is a very easy to learn stitch and great for beginners to up their crochet game.

This beautiful stitch creates a nice thick fabric, perfect for creating sweaters, pillows, and spa sets. Speaking of spa sets! Lily is offering 25% off her spa set featuring the Lotus Bud Stitch!

Head on over to her Ravelry page and download the Lotus Bud Spa Set Pattern, enter COUPON CODE: LOTUSBUDLOVE for 25% off pattern, valid until 4/27/2019. Thanks Lily for sharing your beautiful stitch and I’m honored to make this tutorial for you :).

Complete video tutorial at bottom of post – cuz I <3 you.

For this tutorial I used Lion Brand’s 24/7 Cotton and you can find that here.

Do you have a stitch or pattern you’d like a video created? Leave a comment! I’d love to create a video tutorial for you, send me a message from my contact page 🙂 in the “about me”

you may also like these free patterns…

Are you ready to learn this new stitch?  Let’s get started!

Lotus Bud Stitch by Lilinette Crochet

The Lotus Bud Stitch combines simple yarn overs and pull ups to create small clusters, with beautiful texture.


+ Abbreviations


lbslotus bud stitch
fscfoundation single crochet
ch (s)chain (s)
skskip
yoyarn over
st(s)stitch(es)
* … *repeat from * to * as many times indicated

+ Stitch Guide:


fsc – foundation single crochet

create a slip knot.  ch 2, insert hook in 1st chain.  yo, draw up a loop.  ch 1, yo, draw through both loops on hook.  (2nd st) insert hook in bottom two loops of ch 1.  yo, draw up a loop, ch 1, yo, draw through both loops (2 fsc created).

lbs – lotus bud stitch

yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop. yo, pull through 2 loops. yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull up a loop. yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook* (1 lotus bud stitch created)


+ Pattern:


Create a fsc row of any number of stitches.

Row 1: ch 2, turn.  *yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop. yo, pull through 2 loops. yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull up a loop. yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook* (1 lotus bud stitch created) – repeat *…* to end of row.

Repeat row 1 until you reach desired height.

Working the pattern with a chain.

chain any number of chains + 2

Row 1: *yo, insert hook in 3rd ch from hook, yo, pull up a loop. yo, pull through 2 loops. yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull up a loop. yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook* (1 lotus bud stitch created) – repeat *…* to end of row.

Row 2: ch 2, turn. *yo, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop. yo, pull through 2 loops. yo, insert hook in same st, pull up a loop. yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook* (1 lotus bud stitch created) – repeat *…* to end of row.

repeat row 2 until you reach desired height.

Congratulations! You’re finished!

Lotus Bud Stitch Complete Video Tutorial:

What can I make with the Lotus Bud Stitch?

This stitch looks great for any project like sweaters, pillows, and spa sets.


I hope you enjoy this tutorial, and if you have any questions or comments, please leave them below, I would love to talk crochet!

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Crochet Giveaway! April 20 – 27 | Prizes Include Entire Crochet Pattern Library, Choice of 10 patterns, Choice of 5 patterns & $25 Amazon Gift Card!

It’s my birthday this month – and I’m celebrating with a HUGE Giveaway! What is better than celebrating by sharing the love?

2 Lucky winners will win my ENTIRE pattern library!  

10 lucky winners will receive a choice of 10 free patterns! 

10 lucky winners will receive a choice of 5 free patterns! 

1 lucky winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

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You can enter as many times as you want, by following the instructions.  The *only* mandatory requirement is to follow me on Pinterest.  If you are not on Pinterest, please shoot me an e-mail via my contact page, and I will submit an entry for you :).

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Crochet Free Crochet Patterns Socks, Leg Warmers & Slippers

Spidey Cast Covers | Free Crochet Pattern

The inspiration for these cast covers is my little grandbaby! He was born with Spina Bifida. A little bit about Spina Bifida…it’s a neural tube defect that affects approximately 1 in 1000 babies. Somewhere along the line (around 4 weeks in the womb), the skin fails to close along the spinal column and it the spinal cord, along with all the nerves begin pooling in a thin membrane and grow on the outside of the body (sounds more horrible than it actually is, I assure you!) #spinabifidawarrior

What normally happens after birth, is a surgery is performed to tuck everything back inside, and close the hole (that’s the simple part). The hard part is it causes paralysis, bowel, bladder, and other hurdles, like hydrocephalus, where brain fluid pools in the ventricles of the brain. Long story short – Lil S has it all! He had a shunt placed 3 days after he was born. To date, he has endured 4 surgeries and the lil guy is only 3.5 years old.

His most recent surgery was to thin out the tendons in his ankles because his feet were atrophied into a pointing position, which was preventing him from walking. He is paralyzed from just below his knees to his feet (he got lucky!) Sometimes it can be so much worse. Despite having the worst kind of Spina Bifida, he is blessed with movement of his knees :D.

He is a trooper and so strong! He’s also happy, smart, and loves superheroes. He also loves when I take him to the skate park, and we ride the ramps together! (I’m a cool gamma right?) :).

He keeps me running…

Pin it!

Are we following each other on Instagram yet? If not, give me a follow and I’ll follow you back ;). I’m not one of those people who do that follow-un-follow thing, so you’ll have a friend for life…

PDF is available on Ravelry here for $3.99

It was still pretty cold here when the surgery was performed, and he LOVES Spiderman. So I decided to whip him up some Spidey cast covers.

There is nothing stopping him now from becoming a web slinger now!

I realized after I already pieced this pattern together, that I may have sewn the eyes on up-side-down! lol. But hey, it’s all okay.

hashtag #spideycastcovers or #stardustgoldcrochet

More patterns you may like…

Are you ready to make it? Let’s do this!


+ Gauge:


This is a DIY to fit your custom. I used the yarn & hook size below and measured around the cast to get my circumference.


+ Materials:


Suggested Yarn:

Any 4 weight yarn – I used Amore Yarn by Red Heart in the colors, Rooibos, Chamomile, Black, and Serene

Colors:

A: Roobios (red), B: Chamomile (white), C: Black, D: Serene (blue)

Suggested Yarn Details:

50% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Micro, 25% Acrylic – 50 grams = 105 m

Yardage Needed:

Less than 1 skein of each (for toddler size), you may need more of the red if you are making an older child cast cover.

~ Hook Size: 5.0mm (H), 5.5 mm (I-9)

~ Scissors

~ Darning Needle


+ Stitch guide:


Underlined stitches are clickable and will take you to my YouTube Channel for the tutorial. While you’re there, pretty please subscribe to my channel, and hit that little bell so you can be notified for all my future tutorials. I have a series called Saturday Stitch Explorers, where we learn a new stitch each week :).

sc – single crochet

insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, yo draw through both loops on hook.

dc – double crochet

yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, *yo, draw through 2 loops* – repeat from * to * until you have one loop left on the hook.

hdc – half double crochet

yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through all three loops on hook.

fsc – foundation single crochet

create a slip knot.  ch 2, insert hook in 1st chain.  yo, draw up a loop.  ch 1, yo, draw through both loops on hook.  (2nd st) insert hook in bottom two loops of ch 1, yo draw up a loop.  ch 1, yo, draw through both loops (2 fsc created).

click photo to hook it!

+ Abbreviations:


sc single crochet
hdc half double crochet
dc double crochet
fsc foundation single crochet
sk st skip stitch
st(s) stitches
ch chain

Finished Measurements:

This pattern sizing is based on your own measurements.  I created these for a toddler, so they measured around 4” wide (8” diameter), enough to fit around his cast, and about 8 – 10″ tall.


+ Pattern Notes – Please Read


  • Main body of covers are worked in continuous rounds.
  • Eyes are created separately and sewn on.
  • Webbing is created by sewing it to the cast cover.
  • Measure the circumference & height of the casts you are working with.

PDF is available on Ravelry here for $3.99


+ Pattern:


Cast Cover – Make 2

with Rooibos (red) yarn and a 5.5 mm (I-9) hook

chain any number of stitches to create proper circumference for your measurements, then join – or… (keep stretch in mind, so make it 1” or 2” smaller. You can chain or use a foundation single crochet for this project.

Row 1:  Fsc as many needed to meet your measurements.

Row 2:  Join foundation/chain with slip stitch into first st/ch of beginning of row 1.

Rows 3 – X:  ch 1 (mark with stitch marker – you will leave it in until the end).  sc in each stitch around, working continuously until you reach your desired height.

When you reach your desired height make sure you end your last st in line with the stitch marker you placed when you began. Then, secure and weave in tails.  Do not sew bottom yet.

Spiderman Eyes – Make 2 or 4 – it’s up to you!

Using 5 mm (H) hook, and Chamomile (white)

note I’m spacing the instructions on separate lines for easier reading.

To start – ch 9

Rnd 1:

dc in 3rd ch from hook,

dc 1 in each of next 2 sts,

hdc 1 in each of next 2 sts,

sc 1 in each of next 2 sts,

(you’ll be at end of chain now),

sc 2 in same as last sc,

sc 1 in each of next 2 sts (you’ll be working around other side of chain now),

hdc 1 in each of next 2 sts,

dc 1 in each of next 2 sts,

dc 1 in same as last dc.

Change to black by drawing it up as new color with a slip stitch:  make join in two loops of chain from beginning of round.

Rnd 2:

With Black yarn…

ch 1,

hdc in same as join,

hdc 1 in each of next 4 sts,

sc 1 in each of next 3 sts,

sl st into next 2 sts,

sc 1 in each of next 3 sts,

hdc 1 in each of next 4 sts,

hdc 1 in same as last hdc,

sl st into first hdc of round.

leave long black tail (at least 15”) for sewing to main piece

weave in all other tails

Assembly & Spider webbing:

Place cast covers with seam in the back, top side farthest away from you and position the eyes in a 45-degree angle about 1.5” (3.8 cm) from top, and where you think it looks most like Spidey 😊.

Begin sewing using a whip stitch.  Leave a small opening to add stuffing, add the stuffing to puff the eyes up a bit, and finish sewing the eyes to the cast cover body.

The spider webbing…Let me tell you, this was my first-time creating webbing.  Live and learn right!  The easiest way I can suggest doing this is with a needle and black yarn, insert your hand inside the cast cover and find the center between the eyes, bring the yarn up through that position, and create a center line to the top of the cover, as pictured below.  I then went around (the back side of this is *not* pretty, lol) and insert my needle into the center points.  I eye balled Spidey’s web design and copied it as best I could!

I used this photo as a guide.

I did the best I could! It’s not perfect, but maybe someone out there has tips on how to do webbing better than I do! <3.

When you complete the spiderweb, go ahead and sew the bottom of the covers up by first, turning it inside out, then whip stitch the bottom together using the Rooibos yarn.

I only added the face to one of the covers, but it is up to you!  You can make two identical or even do just another web on the other cover.

I also added a stripe of blue to the sides of one of the covers by laying it flat, then inserting my hook in the bottom-most right-hand corner, then…

work a single crochet around each row until you reach the height you like.

I know these aren’t perfect to say the least, but they were fun to make, and I hope you enjoy making them too 😊.

He really loved them!

Congratulations!  You’re finished!

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