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music box toy

spider Agatha



Agatha is the first toy of a new series of lalylala music box amigurumi.

She's very special, not just because she's a spider, but also because her music box insert makes her pulling herself up while she's playing the Prologue Theme (Hedwig's Theme) from the Harry Potter movies.

fun fact

Agatha's name is a tribute to Agatha Christie, which will always stay one of my favorite classic mystery thriller authors.

the story

Halloween is already over … again. But not for us and not yet! Because we lost your bloody mosquito dressed housefly buddy Buzz!

So we quickly organized a search through the darkest corners of the house. Doing so, we found many lost socks, old sweets and rusty crochet hooks and unfortunately we also managed to get caught up in an artfully crafted giant spider net!

In the center of this amazing piece of crochet there was a purple spider and right behind her back we glimpsed Buzz ... comfortably rocking on a thread with a cup of tea on his knees and chewing biscuits! Well, I admit, creatures with an above-average number of hands (or legs) gave me the creeps, but this spider is just adorable!

And while the music box inside her belly sings the prologue theme of the Harry Potter movies, Agatha slowly pulls up on her own music box cord to get us some cookies and a cup of tea. It seems as if we were caught in someone’s meshes! 🕷

crochet pattern

Etsy DaWanda Ravelry or buy & download now




size of the finished toy: 18 cm (7,1 inch)

yarn: worsted weight yarn (size 4 - medium) on a

hook: 3,25 mm (US: D/3, UK: 10), or 3,5 mm (US: E/4, UK: 9)

basics: tapestry needle, pins, stitch markers, scissors, soft stuffing

extras: a music box with pull string (I’ve chosen a music box playing “Prologue Theme“ from Harry Potter.), 3 pairs of black glass eyes or safety eyes (Ø 7 mm, 10 mm, 14 mm)

purple spider

SMC Catania Grande
3282 orchid (≈ 55-60 g)
3208 lavender (≈ 2 g)

dark gray spider

Scheepjes Stone Washed XL
843 black onyx (≈ 50 g)
841 moon stone (≈ 2 g)

light gray spider

Scheepjes Stone Washed XL
842 smokey quartz (≈ 50 g)
841 moon stone (≈ 2 g)

Material Kits

Get all the materials at once at lalylala's haberdashery on Etsy.

Each ready-to-crochet-kit comes with exactly the right amount of all the original materials needed to crochet your own Agatha. The material is packed in a cute project bag to keep it together wherever you go. The bag is also a perfect gift wrapping, if you plan to give away the material kit or your finished handmade music box toy.

You can choose from 3 color versions: purple, dark gray and light gray.

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  • 1 project bag (100% organic cotton)
  • 1 music box insert with an extra long pull string and a ball handle, tune: "Hedwig's Theme / Prologue" from the Harry Potter movies
  • yarn (Scheepjes Stone Washed XL, or Schachenmayr Catania Grande)
  • 2x safety eyes 8 mm,
  • 2x safety eyes 10 mm
  • 2x safety eyes 14 mm
  • 5 black or white beads 3 mm
  • 3 black or white beads 4 mm
  • 1 blunt-tipped yarn needle
  • 4 stitch markers
  • soft stuffing (polyfiber fill)

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Complete the material set with the following items to make it a perfect ready-to-crochet gift to you or a dear friend:

  • plus crochet pattern (download code card)
  • plus crochet hook Clover Soft Touch 3.25 mm


buy a crochet kit

Agatha in action

smart ideas

Crochet 5 or more little spiders to build a creepy cute spider mobile. If you use fingering weight yarn (size 1 - super fine) on a 2,25 mm crochet hook the spider’s body turns out a height of 9 cm (3,5 inch).

Baby rattle
If you use a sport weight cotton yarn (size 2 - fine) you can turn your spider into a spooky baby rattle. Insert a noise maker into the spider’s body. If you don’t have one of those flat rattle inserts, you can also use the yellow plastic egg from Kinder Surprise Eggs to do the trick! Fill some rice, rough sand or beads into the egg to make it sound when you shake it.

Halloween decoration
Agatha is a spooktacular detail for your next
Halloween decoration or costume!


OH NO! Something went wrong in the pattern! Please use those new magic formulas to defeat the evil typo gremlins. Of course all the lalylala patterns will be corrected and updated as soon as one of those aweful little guys shows up!

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