Spider Web Dreamcatcher

Learn how to make a spider web dreamcatcher with this step by step tutorial, detailed photo's and diagrams.

It's a bit fiddly to make but once you've mastered the technique it is quite relaxing and seeing the finished product is very rewarding. These spider webs make great decorations for Halloween and look great the rest of the year too.

The Native Americans believed that there was a greater meaning to the dreamcatcher and as you make it you should reflect on the circle of life. Life, like the dreamcatcher follows a circular pattern. 
Click on the link if you'd like to find out more about the history of dream catchers and the legends about them.

Spider Web Dreamcatcher Images

Materials and Equipment

  • A hoop
  • Yarn - for binding the hoop
  • Yarn or cord - for creating the web
  • Card - to make a shuttle (optional)
  • Paper and pen
  • Thread or wire for marking sections
  • Bead - for the center of the web (optional)
  • Feathers

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This tutorial uses a 12 point weave to create a beautiful complex web.

You can do 7 points instead if you prefer, the finished web will be simpler but still gorgeous.

Try using different colors for the hoop binding and the web for a stunning finish.

spider web dreamcatcher in pink thread

Binding the Hoop


Wrap your binding thread around the hoop twice then knot tightly to secure.

You'll be left with a short end that can be and a long working end that will be used to wrap around the hoop.



Create a loop to hang your dreamcatcher.

Double the working end of your thread and tie close to the hoop.

Hold the thread in position on the hoop and wrap the working end around the hoop.


Fasten off the thread once you have bound the hoop and returned to the beginning.

Follow the diagram in step 3.

1. Pass the thread behind the hoop, creating a loop.

2. Bring the thread over the hoop

3. Pass the thread through the loop created in 1. Pull tight as close to the top of the hoop, where your loop is, as possible.

A hoop covered in thread

Spider Web Dreamcatcher Tutorial Part 1


Draw around the outside of your hoop on a piece of paper.

Cut out the circle.

Fold the circle in half, then half again.

Fold the quarter circle into 3 as shown in the photo.


Open out the paper circle and place your hoop on top of it.

The paper is divided neatly into 12 sections.

Place a piece of thread or wire to mark each section on your hoop.

I used pieces of pipe cleaner to make it stand out in the photo.

The wire was easy to remove with one hand as I worked.





Cut out a small shuttle from your piece of card to wrap your thread around like shown in the photo.


spider web dreamcatcher image


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