The Art of Darkness

Easy Tarantula Plush

March 2nd, 2009 by Cobwebs

Terry TarantulaOver at Cloth and Fodder, Beth noticed that most patterns for plush toys were awfully, y’know, cute. She remedied that by creating Terry the Tarantula, the most winsome little hairy spider you’re ever likely to meet. She’s kindly posted a pattern and tutorial so you can make your own.

The materials required are minimal, and her instructions are easy to follow. You could create a whole legion of crawly things over a weekend, in a variety of colors. (You could also replace the standard safety eyes she mentions with spooky red versions for something a little creepier.)

This probably wouldn’t be appropriate for infants due to the choking hazard posed by the eyes, but it would be an adorable gift for an older child or spider-loving adult. You could also make a larger version as a comical throw pillow. (Come to think of it, a smaller version would be an interesting ring-bearer pillow, too.)


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