Meet Scoot! This adorable little arachnid has already webbed my heart, will he steal yours next?
Natures Fiber Artists
The adorable little jumping spider, oh how I love thee. Truthfully, I’m fond of all spiders. Big or small, sweet or spicy in nature, of all my favorite critters, they are definitely at the top of my list. Such misunderstood creatures, and absolutely captivating to watch as they spin their wonderous webs. Artists of nature, truly.
This newest pattern is modeled off one of my own spiders, Scoot. This little one loves to watch me work and is a social little friend of mine. Often in the evening when I open his enclosure, he will come and sit on my hand and groom while watching the sun set before he retires to his home and his web for the night. I have a very soft spot in my heart for this handsome little man therefore I just knew I had to bring him to life in my own trade.
Creating your own jumping spider
Now admittedly this pattern is a “bit” larger than life….about 1000x times or so (please don’t check my math lol). While the phidippus regius species of which these are modeled off can reach 22mm in length as females, the ones in this pattern are about 12″ wide!
You will need worsted weight yarn and a 4mm hook, as well as 8 safety eyes. (one pair in sizes 15mm, 12mm, 9mm & 6mm). You will also need chenille stems.
This is an intermediate pattern, so you will want to have a few critters created before you create this little one. Within the pattern you will find a male and female version. Each version uses a different pre-mapped graph and varying pedipalps (face hands) and abdomen shapes. I also include 2 blank graphs for you to color and fill in as you wish! This pattern has a few short videos in addition to the many photos through out, and also contains a print only text based section.
Scoot the Jumping Spider crochet pattern can be found in my Etsy, Ravelry, Lovecrafts & Amigurumi.com Shops!
Fun facts about jumping spiders!
- There are over 6000 species of jumping spiders!
- These spiders do not use webs to hunt, instead pouncing on their prey …like kittens!
- They have amazing eyesight thanks to their 4 oversized eyes (and 4 smaller eyes around their head), and can hear very well due to the sensory hairs along their bodies.
- Male jumping spiders will dance to woo thier mates. Female jumping spiders can lay up to 5 eggs from one single pairing
- They are intellegent and have a very curious nature.