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Fuzzberg the Pumpkin Spider- Free Crochet Pattern and Coloring Pages!


Fuzzberg is cute and fuzzy. But Fuzzberg is also a spider. With 4 red eyes and 8 moving legs and so much to explore. Join Fuzzberg in the pumpkin patch and help him find the perfect gourd! The world is BIG and Fuzzberg is small. A home is all he wants. A pumpkin carved is plenty enough, with lots of room to grow. All Fuzzberg lacks is other spooky friends, all different and unique. To crawl on top of pumpkins with, and spin some silken treats. Halloween is near and is Fuzzbergs favourite time of year! So many pumpkins, too little spiders. Let's all be a little nicer and make friends with Fuzzberg the spider.


Fuzzberg is a beginner friendly pattern that requires only the most basic of crochet skills: single crochet, increasing and decreasing. This pattern can be made in an afternoon as it only takes a few hours to make a new friend.


Important Notes

· Please read the entire pattern before beginning

· This pattern is written using US Crochet terminology.

· The pattern is made in the round without joining unless otherwise stated. A locking stitch marker will be helpful in keeping track of the first stitch of each round. Move it as necessary.

· This pattern, like other amigurumi patterns, is worked in a tight tension. Some makers may find it useful to size down a hook size or two if they find that their tension is to loose. Tight tension is necessary to ensure that the plushie will achieve the correct shape.

· This pattern has a flexible gauge, since the size of the project is affected by yarn choice and will be smaller or larger based on that choice. It is recommended to use a hook 1 or 2 sizes smaller than what the yarn calls for to avoid holes that the stuffing can escape from.

· The use of safety eyes can be substituted for embroidered eyes for children under the age of 3.

· It is suggested to use 2 colors of yarn for this pattern. However, it is not necessary to do so.



Materials:

· MC (pumpkin): Hobbii Friends Cotton 8/8 in pumpkin or other Dk/ Cat.3 yarn 60 yrds/55 m

· CC (spider): Hobbii Friends Cotton 8/8 in Charcoal or other DK/ Cat. 3 yarn 40 yrds/37 m

· 3 mm crochet hook

· Locking stitch markers

· 10 mm Safety eyes

· Tapestry needle

· Poly-fil stuffing

· Scissors


Special techniques and stitches-

Locking Magic Circle: Place the tail end of yarn in the palm of hand, with the end at the bottom and the yarn running upwards. Wrap the yarn around two fingers twice. Insert the hook from right to left under the two strands of yarn and grab the working end of the yarn with the hook. Use the hook to pull this loop of yarn back under the other strands leaving it on the hook (Fig 1-4). Chain 1 stitch. Carefully remove the yarn from fingers, being sure that the strands do not tangle or change position (Fig. 5 & 6). The Locking Magic Circle is now ready to work the stitches of the first round into it (Fig 7). Once the first round is complete, tighten the circle by pulling the tail end of the yarn to see which of the two loops start to tighten (Fig. 8). Pull the top of the loop that tightened when the tail end was pulled to cinch the second loop until it will not tighten any more (Fig. 9 & 10). Pull the tail end of the yarn again to tighten the second loop until the circle is completely closed (Fig. 11 &12).


MC- Main Color


CC- Contrast Color


Single Crochet (SC)- Insert hook into st. Yarn over and draw through the loop (two loops on hook). Yarn over again and pull through both of the loops on the hook (one loop on hook). Single crochet made.


Increase (Inc)- Crochet 2 sc into one st.


Decrease (Dec)- Place hook into the first st. Yarn over and draw through the loop (two loops on hook). DO NOT complete the stitch as normal. Insert the hook into the next stitch.

Yarn over and draw through the loop (three loops on hook). Yarn over and draw through all three loops on the hook. Decrease made.


FO- Fasten off.



Pattern


Pumpkin:


Rnd 1: 6 SC into a Locking Magic Circle. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: INC in every st. (12 sts)

Rnd 3: *SC, INC* repeat to end. (18 sts)

Rnd 4: *2 SC, INC* repeat to end. (24 sts)

Rnd 5: *3 SC, INC* repeat to end. (30 sts)

Rnd 6: *4 SC, INC* repeat to end. (36 sts)

Rnd 7: *5 SC, INC* repeat to end. (42 sts)

Rnd 8: *6 SC, INC* repeat to end. (48 sts)

Rnd 9: *7 SC, INC* repeat to end. (54 sts)

Rnd 10-21: SC in each st around. (54 sts)

Rnd 22: *7 SC, DEC* repeat to end. (48 sts)

Rnd 23: *6 SC, DEC* repeat to end. (42 sts)

Rnd 24: *5 SC, DEC* repeat to end. (36 sts)

Rnd 25: *4 SC, DEC* repeat to end. (30 sts)

Rnd 26: *3 SC, DEC* repeat to end. (24 sts)

Rnd 27: *2 SC, DEC* repeat to end. (18 sts)

Rnd 28 (this row will mark the end of the pumpkin): *SC, DEC* repeat to end. (12 sts); Start the last SC of this RND in the original (pumpkin) color and finish it with color B (spider) (Fig. 1-3).



Be sure to break the yarn that was used to make the pumpkin, leaving a tail at least 8" long. This tail needs to be long enough to crochet over while doing the first round of Fuzzberg (Fig. 1-4) and still leave a long enough section to hang out between sts to the RS of the toy (Fig. 5).



It will later be pulled tighter to cinch in the bottom of Fuzzberg giving him a more rounded body and creating more definition between the pumpkin and the spider in the finishing section.

Stuff the pumpkin to desired firmness before moving to the next section.



Fuzzberg


12 sts continued from the pumpkins instructions.

Rnd 1: SC in each st across. (12 sts)

Rnd 2: *SC, INC* repeat to end. (18 sts)

Rnd 3: *2 SC, INC* repeat to end. (24 sts)

Rnd 4: *3 SC, INC* repeat to end. (30 sts)

Rnd 5-9: Sc in each st around. (30 sts)





Example 1 for eye placement and spacing

Change the color, number and placement of eyes for different looks. Fuzzberg’s eyes in the example 1 are placed between row 7 and 8. The 2 in the center are 2 sts apart from each other, The outer pair are 3 sts apart from the inner eyes. The eyes in example two are placed 4 sts apart between rnds 7 and 8; with the outer pair 2 sts apart from the inner eyes and placed between rows 8 and 9. Fuzzbergs legs will be attached at or just below Rnd 7 as well.






Example 2 for eye placement and spacing. Using different sized eyes create a more unique finished item.

Rnd 10: *3 SC, DEC* repeat to end. (30 sts)

Rnd 11: *2 SC, DEC* repeat to end. (18 sts)

Rnd 12: *SC, DEC* repeat to end. (12 sts) Stuff the spider firmly at this point, as it will be more difficult to do so after RND 13.

Rnd 13: *DEC* repeat to end. (6 sts)

FO and break yarn.








Using a tapestry needle or other large eyed needle, thread the tail end of the yarn through the needle. Pass the needle through the top of every stitch to pull and cinch the top of the spider closed (Fig. 1-5). Secure with a knot and burry the remainder of the tail within Fuzzbergs body.



Legs (make 8)

Attach yarn to the Rnd 7 or just below it. this should be even with Fuzzberg’s lowest set of eyes and a few sts behind them (Fig. 1-2). To ensure that the legs bend the right way; crochet the four legs on the right with the face forwards followed by crocheting the remaining four legs with the face facing away. Doing so guarantees the legs will bend downwards.


Rnd 1: Ch 13 (Fig. 3)

Rnd 2: SC into the 2nd ch from the hook and the next 6 chs. 2 SC in the next chain, SC in the next 4 chs. (13 sts) FO and break yarn. Pull the tail from finishing through to the same side as the yarn tail from attaching (Fig. 4). Secure with a knot and hide the ends in the toy(Fig. 5).

Repeat for each leg spacing them 1-2 sts apart.


Fuzzbergs legs will want to curl; this can be minimized by using a large hook for the chain stitches and then switching back to the main hook used for the toy to the the single crochets. Pulling the legs once finished will help to even out the tension of the sts and further minimize the curl.





Bow (tie or hair)

Optional. Using any color yarn:

Rnd 1: ch 8

Rnd 2: working on the back humps of the chains SC into the second ch from the hook and across the next 3 chs, turn. (4 sts)

Rnds 3-5: ch1, SC across. (4 sts)

FO and break yarn.

Wrap yarn in the middle of the rectangle tightening it to create the shape of the bow. Sew it as a bow, bowtie or leave a longer strand and make it a headband with bow.


Fuzzberg w/o Pumpkin

Rnd 1: 6 SC into a Locking Magic Circle. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: INC in every st. (12 sts)

Continue with the pattern of Fuzzberg written above; starting from Rnd 2.

Finishing

Pull the yarn tail left from the pumpkin to Fuzzberg transition. DO NOT pull it all of the way tight. It should be tightened just enough that it pulls the pumpkin and Fuzzbergs bottom inwards, rounding them both to create the illusion of separation (Fig. 1-2).



To make the pumpkin look like a pumpkin, shaping bumps need to be made. To shape the pumpkin, start by using a darning needle with a strand of yarn the same color as the pumpkin. This strand of yarn should be 3-ish feet long. Attach the yarn to the magic circle at the bottom of the pumpkin (Fig. 1). Pull the yarn tightly from the bottom to the top of the pumpkin, inserting the needle thought the color differential between Fuzzberg and the pumpkin and back down to the pumpkin's magic ring, effectively dividing the pumpkin in half with the strand (Fig. 2). From this point forward be sure to pull the strand tight enough that it indents into the pumpkin to form defined “bumps” (Fig. 3). Pass the needle up through the center of the magic ring and out through the color differential, perpendicular to the previous strand, back down to the magic ring. Pass the needle up through the center of the magic ring again. This time thread the needle through the color differential in the opposite direction of the previous strand done. This splits the pumpkin into fourths. Pass the needle up through the center of the magic ring again out through the color differential dividing one of the fourths in half. Repeat 3 more times; this will give the pumpkin 8 “bumps”. Secure the end to the magic ring with a knot, being sure to not loosen the tension on the yarn to keep the bumps defined, Break Yarn and hide the ends in the pumpkin.



Free Printable Coloring Pages!


FuzzbergCP1
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FuzzbergCP2
.pdf
Download PDF • 261KB


FuzzbergCP3
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