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Spider Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Updated May 15, 2020
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Learn to crochet the Spider Stitch with this FREE pattern and video tutorial. The Spider Stitch is a versatile and sturdy stitch which makes it excellent for a whole host of projects. It’s also only a one row repeat, meaning that once you get the hang of it, you will be well away. You can watch the beginner friendly tutorial at the base of this post.


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Yarn: Your choice, I used Bella Coco Crochet Super-Soft Chunky yarn which was an exclusive yarn found in my Crochet Society boxes.

Hook: Hook to match yarn and your desired gauge. I used a 5.5mm. Please note, this is quite a dense and sturdy stitch. If your project requires your work to have more drape, you may wish to go up a few hook sizes to allow for that. I’d always recommend making a swatch before starting a project.

Scissors & Darning needle


Written in UK terms

This pattern gives you the basic principles for the spider stitch, designed to help you create your own projects.


Stitch(s): st(s)

Space: sp

Chain(s): ch(s): Yarn over, pull through

Double Crochet(s): dc(s):  Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

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Foundation Row: Chain in multiples of 2

Row 1: Dc in 2nd ch from hook. Ch1, dc in same stitch. *Skip a ch, (dc, ch1 , dc) in same sp: repeat from * to last ch sp. Turn.

Row 2:  *(dc, ch1, dc) in next ch-1 sp from previous row: repeat from * across. Turn.

Repeat row 2 until you reach your desired height


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