Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Halloween Cupcake Toppers

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by Lion Brand® Design Team

Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Halloween Cupcake Toppers

These crocheted spiders make the perfect topping to your spooky Halloween treats!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Exact gauge is not essential to this project. Materials are sufficient to make multiple Toppers. Finnished Skull about 2-1/2” tall; Spider About 3-1/2” across, including legs.
  • 2
    CUPCAKE TOPPERS SKULL FRONT: Note: Skull is worked in continuous rnds, with RS facing throughout; do not join or turn. With Beige, ch 2. Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch. Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed. Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in next 3 sts, (sc, hdc) in next st, 2 hdc in next st, (hdc, sc) in next st – 12 sts at the end of this rnd. Rnd 3: (Sl st, hdc) in next st, (hdc, dc) in next st, 2 dc in next 2 sts, (dc, hdc) in next st, (hdc, sl st) in st, sl st in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next st, sl st in next st – 20 sts. Fasten off.
  • 3
    SKULL BACK:With Beige, ch 2. Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch. Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed. Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around – 12 sts. Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around – 18 sts. Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail.
  • 4
    Eyes (make 2): With Black, ch 3. Join with sl st in first ch. Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail. Using tail, sew eyes to Skull Front. With B, embroider straight st mouth and nose on Skull Front. With yarn tail, sew Skull Back to Skull Front, leaving a small section at lower edge unsewn. Weave in ends. Cut a skewer to about 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm) long. Apply a small amount of glue to cut end of skewer, then insert skewer into lower edge of Skull between Front and Back, at unsewn section.
  • 5
    SPIDER FRONT: With Black, ch 3; join with sl st to form a ring. Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 3, work 12 dc into ring; join with sl st to top of beg ch-3 – 13 sts. First Group of 4 Legs *(Sl st in next st, ch 7, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across) twice, (sl st in next st, ch 8, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across) twice; sl st in next st. Fasten off. Second Group of 4 Legs Note: The second group of legs is worked from the WS. We found that the legs fell into a better position when worked this way. Turn Front of Spider over, so that you can work on the WS. From WS of Spider, join Black with a sl st 2 sts away from first leg. Rep from * of First Group of Legs.
  • 6
    SPIDER BACK: With Black, ch 2. Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch. Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed. Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc at the end of this rnd. Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail.
  • 7
    With Beige, embroider straight st eyes. With yarn tail sew Front to Back, leaving a small section at lower edge unsewn. Weave in ends. Cut a skewer to about 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm) long. Apply a small amount of glue to cut end of skewer, then insert skewer into lower edge of Spider between Front and Back, at unsewn section.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Supplies

  • Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice® Beige 104213508
  • Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice® Black 104213519
  • Lion Brand® Crochet Hook Size H-8/5.0 mm 104239383
  • Clover Split Ring Stitch Markers 24 pc. 104239483
  • Lion Brand® Blunt End Needles Large Eye 6 pc. 104755288
  • Aleene's® 4 oz. Max Tacky Adhesive™ 104735584
  • Wood skewers
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