I had a blast crocheting “spider webs” from black yarn and metallic thread and using them to decorate this cute snack set with parts from the dollar store. Use the big bowl to serve snacks like chips or popcorn and give each guest their individual matching cup!
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1 ball Aunt Lydia’s Classic 10 crochet thread in metallic silver
1 skein Red Heart Super Saver in Black. The photo shows a jumbo skein but that’s only because that was the size I had on hand – a regular skein is more than enough!
Crochet hook size K/10.5/6.50mm
Large clear plastic bowl – Mine is 11” in diameter and about 5” tall
2 (or more) clear plastic “bombe” cups – Mine came in a six pack and each one is just under 3” in diameter and about 1 3/4” tall
I got all my plastic products at Dollar Tree in the party section – affiliate link below
10 black 12” chenille stems or pipe cleaners (2 stems per spider)
5 2” black pom poms (1 Pom per spider)
5 pairs 10 mm googly eyes (1 pair per spider
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Beg – beginning
Dc – double crochet
Fpdc – front post dc
Rep – repeat
Rnd – round
Sc – single crochet
Sk – skip
Sl – slip
St – stitch
Ch-5 counts as 1 dc + ch-2
Ch-6 counts as 1 dc + ch-3
With yarn and thread held together, ch 8. Join into a ring with a sl st in first ch.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 18 sc in ring. Join rnd with sl st in first sc. 18 sc
Rnd 2: Ch 5, sk next sc, dc in next sc, ch 2, *sk next sc, dc in next sc ch 2. Rep from * around; join rnd with sl st in 3rd ch of beg-ch-5. 9 dc + 9 ch-2 sps
Rnd 3: Ch 6, *Fpdc around throat of next dc, ch 3. Rep from * around, join rnd with sl st in 3rd ch of beg-ch. 9 dc + 9 ch-3 sps
Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 3.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st as rnd join, sc around working 2 sc in each ch-3 sp and 1 sc in each dc. Join rnd with sl st in first sc. End off. 27 sc
Rep start and Rnds 1 – 2 of Snack Cup.
Rnd 3: Ch 7, *Fpdc around throat of next dc, ch 4. Rep from * around, join rnd with sl st in 3rd ch of beg-ch.
Rnds 4 – 9: Rep Rnd 3 increasing each beg-ch by 1, and adding 1 ch between Fpdc on each subsequent rnd. Rnd 9 will begin with ch 13 and have 10 ch between Fpdcs.
Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in same st as rnd join, *8 sc in next ch-10 sp, sc in next dc. Rep from * around, 8 sc in last ch-10 sp, join rnd with sl st in first sc. End off.
Weave in all ends.
Spiders – make 5 for set as shown or as many as you want!
Cut 2 chenille stems in half so you have 4 6” stems.
Wind a strand of the black yarn around the center 4 – 5 times, leaving a tail at the beginning. Cut yarn leaving a long tail. Tie the two tails together in a double knot and trim close.
Glue the tied stems to the center back of a pom pom.
Glue the two googly eyes into place.
Glue each crocheted piece into place as follows – run a line of glue around the first sc round and center it on the bottom of the bowl to glue into place, then glue the top round of sc around the lip of the bowl or cup.
Glue each spider into place.