Kumochan — The Easy Version

6 Apr

Kumochan in tree

As promised in the tutorial, here is the Kumochan (little spider) knitted amigurumi pattern.

Yarn: Naturespun Worsted (but any worsted acrylic, wool, cotton or blended yarn will do)
Needles: 4 DPN sizes 6 & 3

Head
Size 6 DPN

CO 6 sts, place 2 sts on 3 DPN

Rnds1 & 2: k6

Rnd 3: M1 every st (6 inc made, 12 sts)

Rnd 4 & every even rnd: k

Rnd 5: k1, M1 6 times (18 sts)

Rnd 7: k2, M1 6 times (24 sts)

Rnd 9: k3, M1 6 times (30 sts)

Rnd 11: k4, M1 6 times (36 sts)

Rnd 13: k5, M1 6 times (42 sts)

Rnd 15: k6, M1 6 times (48 sts)

Rnds 16-22: k

Rnd 23: k2tog, k6 6 times (42 sts)

Rnd 25: k2tog, k5 6 times (36 sts)

Rnd 27: k2tog, k4 6 times (30 sts)

Rnd 29: k2tog, k3 6 times (24 sts)

Rnd 31: k2tog, k2 6 times (18 sts)

Rnd 33: k2tog, k1 6 times (12 sts)

BO

 

Body

Size 6 DPN

CO 6 sts, place 2 sts on 3 DPN

Rnds1 & 2: k6

Rnd 3: M1 every st (6 inc made, 12 sts)

Rnd 4 & every even rnd: k

Rnd 5: k1, M1 6 times (18 sts)

Rnd 7: k2, M1 6 times (24 sts)

Rnds 8-12 : k

Rnd 13: k3, M1 6 times (30 sts)

Rnd 15: k4, M1 6 times (36 sts)

Rnds 16-18: k

Rnd 19: k2tog, k3 6 times (24 sts)

Rnd 21: k2tog, k2 6 times (18 sts)

Rnd 23: k2, M1 6 times (24 sts)

Rnds 24-26: k

Rnd 25: k2tog, k2 6 times (18 sts)

Rnd 26: k2tog, k1 6 times (12 sts)

BO

 

Legs (8)
Size 3 DPN

CO 3 sts

Work i-cord for 3 inches

BO

Finishing
Stuff body and head with polyfil or cotton batting. Join with mattress stitch. Using 2 small round black buttons (or safety eyes) sew eyes on side of head 2/3 from top). Embroider mouth and eyebrows. Attach legs to body.

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14 Responses to “Kumochan — The Easy Version”

  1. outdoorknitter April 7, 2007 at 1:21 pm #

    Thanks for the pattern!
    I’ve not been able to find very many free “knitted” Amigurumi patterns.
    I know just where I’m going to put this little guy!

  2. myhobbyisyarn April 8, 2007 at 5:57 am #

    I know I have a million things I want to knit, but this is going to be a million and one. Actually, I’m going to start it as soon as I’m done with my current “big” project.

  3. Heather April 8, 2007 at 11:55 am #

    He’s adorable (are Amigurumi supposed to be adorable?)
    My 12yo would love him. Thanks for the pattern 🙂

  4. knittingtroll April 9, 2007 at 12:03 am #

    That is so freakin’ cute!

  5. kristy April 9, 2007 at 6:54 am #

    I haven’t tried to knit toys , looks like one my great nieces and nephews little ones would like;
    thanks for the pattern

    kristy
    p.s . always looking for cat toys too!!

  6. geckogrrl April 9, 2007 at 2:10 pm #

    I’m so glad you all found the pattern version useful! (There’s so much other stuff you could do with it, too — like in chunky yarn..) He would make a great cat-toy as well…

    Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!

    Katie

  7. TKEX partner April 9, 2007 at 2:48 pm #

    cute Kumochan, and it’s knitted, too! just stopping by to introduce myself to you… i’m your knitter’s treat exchange partner. i’ll be sending you something good in the coming weeks!

  8. kinoko May 6, 2007 at 2:40 am #

    Knitted amigurumi…. so clever!!

  9. joylimos May 13, 2007 at 2:52 am #

    awww!! when i learn how to knit, i’m definately trying this =)

  10. Anonymous March 2, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    i-cord?

  11. Mellissa Joris August 28, 2011 at 10:44 am #

    I am loving this spider and am making quick progress I just have a quick question. On the body Rnd19: k2tog, k3 6 times (24sts). Is this a typo? At this point you have 36 sts on the needles to go to 24 you would need to decrease by 12, all the other decreases are by 6. Should I be k2tog, k4 6 times (30)? and if so where do I go from there. I would love to get this finished up to see if my daughter likes playing with the toy as much as the wool and half knitted project. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!

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