Spider Stitch Afghan Square

Posted by on September 4, 2012 in Crochet | 8 comments

My spider stitch tutorial is one of my most popular, so I thought I would actually create a pattern using that stitch.  The square was made for the Baker’s Dozen Group on Ravelry and is 12″ square.

free afghan square crochet pattern

Finished Size:   12” square

Materials Used:

  • 3 oz. – #4 worsted weight yarn (I used Bernat Waverly)
  • Size “H” crochet hook

Pattern Notes: If you would like to change the size of your square, increase/decrease 2 stitches at a time.



Row 1:  sc in 2nd ch from hook, * skip next ch, (sc, ch1, sc) in next ch, repeat from * to last 2 ch, skip next ch, sc in last ch, turn.

Row 2:  ch1, sc in 1st sc, skip first 2 sc, (sc, ch1, sc) in each ch1 space, sc in top of beginning ch2, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until project is square.

Fasten off.

Block to 12” square.


Happy Crocheting!


  1. this is a beautiful stitch…also love the color!

  2. Looks good to me. I may have to remember this one for future projects.

  3. Lovely stitch, thanks for your explanation!

  4. Thanks for the pattern.

  5. what a neat stitch, will have to try it out

  6. Hello! With this Spider stitch as this is called. Can a person use The Lion Brand yarns baby colors for this stitch? Thank you! Lisa!

    • Hi Lisa,

      You can use any brand & weight yarn you would like. Just adjust the hook size. I would start with the hook recommended on the yarn and you can adjust it from there to get the look you want. Hope that helps.

      • Thanks so much Kristine!!!

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