Ready to learn how to crochet the spider stitch? It is a great stitch, even if you don’t like spiders!
The spider stitch will create a dense fabric with a subtle effect, but I like the look of both sides of the stitch and it gives some variety in those dense projects.
The stitch is combination of single crochet and chain stitches, so it is easy to learn and is a great stitch for beginners.
It is also easy to work because you are always working into the chain space in the row below.
Let’s get started with the spider stitch.
Techniques and Abbreviations Used:
- ch – chain
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- sl st – slip stitch
- yo – yarn over
- sc – single crochet
Spider Stitch Written Instructions:
Work in odd numbers of stitches and add 2 for the foundation chain.
Spider Stitch: 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc – all worked into the same stitch.
Row 1: Work 1 spider st into the 3rd ch from hook, *skip 1 ch, 1 spider st in next ch; repeat from * to last 2 chs, skip 1 ch, work 1 sc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, 1 spider st in first ch 1 sp from row below and in each ch 1 sp across to end of row, 1 sc in turning ch, turn.
Row 3+: Repeat Row 2.
- Remember that you are always working into the ch 1 space in the row below. So, your spider clusters will build on top of each other.
- Don’t forget to work one sc in the turning ch at the end of each row.
- This is a dense fabric and due to the sc, it will grow slowly like a sc project.
Spider Stitch Project Ideas:
- Spider Stitch Crochet Blanket by Daisy Farm Crafts