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Superhero Spiderman Inspired Crochet Blanket Ideas {FREE Crochet Patterns}

Updated on December 15, 2014
Crochet a Spiderman Inspired Blanket for your Superhero
Crochet a Spiderman Inspired Blanket for your Superhero

Boys Blanket inspired by Spider Man the Superhero

My nephew begged me to make him a Spider man inspired blanket. As a dutiful Auntie his wish is my command. I set out to create a huge web shaped blanket, using his favourite colors Red and Blue, into some sort of big web. The colours famous to Marvels superhero Spiderman.

Now in no way is this me intending to Infringe on Copyright of Marvel. My nephew is a huge spidey fan, and loves and has EVERYTHING Spiderman. But this brought about a few discussions within creative crafting groups about how far can you go without infringing on copyright and trademarks. Or is it simply ridiculous and we should be able to make our own creative items, based on characters that are trademarked. As long as its "fan" creation and not for re-sale?

This web designed blanket is a fan creation and I have no intention of selling, or indeed creating any others. (It took me months to make)

It is no more than an aunty wanting to make a blanket for her nephew (designed by him and base on his favourite character) A once in a lifetime unique special handmade blanket just for my nephew.

Which I am sure in years to come will be taken with him to his dorm room.

This Super hero styled Blanket was made by me for my nephew In true spider man fan style, (in other words he told me what he wanted and I made it)

I do not think I have ever seen for sale a blanket like the one I made.

Please NOTE. This is a blanket made in the style of the Marvel Character Spiderman.

And it is not my intention to infringe Marvels Copyright and trademarks I am not affiliated with Marvel. And this BLANKET is NOT for Sale.

Making for fun, or personal use, and you are not making money from it is covered under "fair use".

Image Credit: Red Heart -Free Crochet Pattern for Spider web inspired Blanket

Our Finished Superhero Crochet Blanket

crochet super hero blanket patterns
crochet super hero blanket patterns

I must admit, this took me months, and by the last round it was taking me an hour a round. But I think you will agree it was worth it!

I made the web design after the blanket was finished by ajoining chains and single crochet through the increase spaces at each of the corners.

Spider man Blanket Crochet Pattern Ideas

use these as guides for the measurements, but really it is up to you to make your blanket unique

Spiderman Outift - for your little spidey

Of course once you have the blanket made, well of course we need to find the suitable Spiderman outfit. I love these outfits and indeed my nephew has had one in every size as he grows up

Perfect Free Blanket Patterns for making a web - Web shaped balnket patterns

I love many of these round ripple blanket patterns, many are so easy and of course FREE. Just what we like

Spiderman web hat crochet pattern free
Spiderman web hat crochet pattern free

Spiderman inspired webbed hat

My crochet friend over at My Hobby is Crochet made this fantastic Spiderman inspired Web Beanie Hat is just adorable and I can imagine any young spidey fan would love it.

See how she made the hat here

Do you love being able to make Fan items for your Superhero? - ....do you think it fair we are allowed to make things for personal use, and not sell them.

The large companies know that people will make items based on their superhero or favourite characters, which is in line with fair use.

The is also a loophole in "copyright law known as fair use allows some interpretation on copyrighted works. Fair use allows the reproduction of protected works in cases of criticism, comment, teaching, scholarship, research, and other purposes. In a court of law, judges decide whether a piece is considered "transformative"-if it's distinguishable from the original piece and adds artistic value or commentary. "This also helps keeps their products popular.

However if we were to "Sell" items we made then we would be infringing copyright and trademark laws.

You are able to create items based on the IDEA of the copyrighted, intellectual property of the trademark

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Yes You Could Get Sued! Or Receive a Cease and Desist Notice. - You could get sued for making products and SELLING them based on others work

Even Big companies are NOT immune to copying others work without proper acknowledgement to the creator, Take the recent chanel fashion house case, where they have had to pay a little company (that by the time the court case ruled in their favour) had went bust. But chanel was found guilty of stealing their ideas and creatign similar prodcuts to the comapany who had submitted their designs originally to Chanel to be considered in their collection. To losing their contract and then seeing their designs appear on Chanels Catwalk

Yay- to the small company for winning and a warning to others.

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      Lisa Auch 3 years ago from Scotland

      Thanks for stopping in

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      Lisa Auch 3 years ago from Scotland

      Thanks Brite-ideas I must admit I do love the color combo

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      Lisa Auch 3 years ago from Scotland

      Thanks Ruthi Yes It is huge and is bigger than his bed so lots of room to cosy up with it

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      Tanya Jones 3 years ago from Texas USA

      This is gorgeous.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      wow, these are gorgeous, love the blanket!

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      Ruth Cox 3 years ago

      Your nephew is a lucky one to have the gift of your crochet Spiderman blanket of his favorite superhero. Great job, Lisa, from one of your fans..:-)

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      EpicEra 4 years ago

      My nephew Carter would LOVE a spider man blanket like this

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      Lisa Auch 4 years ago from Scotland

      @Stazjia: I do think Big Companies are becoming more and more protective over their copyrights and trademarks

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      Lisa Auch 4 years ago from Scotland

      @Paul Ward: A great way to look at it Paul :)

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      Carol Fisher 4 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      I think making this fabulous Spiderman blanket for your own use or as a gift is fine. I'm sure your nephew will love you forever (or at least while he's into Spiderman) for making it and giving it to him. If you tried to sell it, though, you would be taking the risk of being sued by the company.

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      nightbear lm 4 years ago

      As long as you are not profiting from someone else's work I don't see a problem with it. Your spider man super hero blanket is fantastic. Great job.

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      Paul 4 years ago from Liverpool, England

      I'd say selling based on a copyrighted design is analogous with releasing a recording of someone else's song - no matter how you arrange it, it's not your property.

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      Lisa Auch 4 years ago from Scotland

      @debnet: thank you Debnet :) I agree, if it was one of my own patterns or creations I would be really annoyed by someone copying it to make money from it too :)

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      Debbie 4 years ago from England

      What a fab Aunty you are!! I think making something like this based on something that is copyrighted, is fine... as long as you don't want to sell it of course!!! Can you imagine inventing something popular only to have it copied and sold by some old Granny with her knitting needles?? No, that would be so unfair. But as a gift for a friend or loved one as a one off, I think that's ok.

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      Erin Mellor 4 years ago from Europe

      I would! I do think it's fair to make items for personal use. I certainly wouldn't stop a child from making a Batmobile out of an Amazon box and some toilet rolls for a breach of copyright, but I do think it's fair to protect commercial copyright. For me selling items that are intended to ride on the back of someone else's creation and marketing budget is crossing the line into breaching copyright or even fraudulently presenting items as being licensed.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I think your nephew is a very lucky young man and I am sure he will always treasure his Spiderman Blanket.