Spider Stitch

It has been so long since I’ve done my stitch-of-the-week.  I’ve been keeping up with it as far as trying a new stitch, taking pics, etc., but haven’t had time to post them.  I’ll try to be better about it now that the baby is getting a little bit older.  Here’s the newest one.  I won’t say what I’m making, but I’m creating a little something for my girls.  They all want to match for my mothers wedding in 5 weeks……No pressure!

Spider Stitch crochet stitch tutorial by Ambassador Crochet

Spider Stitch

The spider stitch is made with an odd number of stitches. After deciding how many stitches you will need for your project you need to add 2 extra for your foundation chain.

Spider Stitch tutorial by Ambassador Crochet

Row 1: (sc, ch1, sc) in 3rd ch from hook, *skip next chain, (sc, ch1, sc) in next ch, repeat from * to last 2 ch, skip next ch, sc in last ch, turn.

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

Repeat Row 2.

I wanted a finished edge for my project so I made a variation of this. If you don’t want to do a border, try my version.

Instead of an odd number of stitches you will need an even number.

Spider Stitch tutorial by Ambassador Crochet

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across.

Row 2: ch1, sc in first sc, skip next sc, *(sc, ch1, sc) in next sc, skip next sc, repeat from * across, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 3: ch1, sc in first sc, *(sc, ch1, sc) in next ch1 sp, repeat from * across, sc in last sc, turn.

Repeat Row 3 until you have reached the desired number of rows.

Finishing Row: sc in first sc, *sc in next sc, sc in next ch1 sp, skip next sc, repeat from * across, sc in last sc. Finish off. (your ending row should have the same number of sc as your beginning row.

Happy Crocheting!

12 thoughts on “Spider Stitch”

  • >Hello I only just now found your blog, I really like your crochetwork so I´m staying :-)Also it´s always nice to se someone talk about their faith openly.Hugs and lots of blessings to you.Susanne

  • I love this stitch!!! I have a couple of questions, if I do not want a finished edge I should follow the first set of instructions right? My confusion is you have Row 1 and Row 2 then have repeat Row 2, do I repeat Row 2 until complete or do I repeat Row 2 and then jump over to Row 3 and complete the blanket with Row 3? Thanks so much.

    • I’m so sorry I didn’t see this question earlier. Hope I can still help. If you do not want a border, just repeat row 2. Row 3 only applies if you’re adding the border. Hope that helps.

  • Hello. I found this post through Pinterest. Its possible I am reading the pattern wrong, but I wanted to notify you of a potential typo mistake in the pattern. In Row 1, the repeat should skip 2 chains, not one (since the pattern increases 2 in each stitch).

    Thanks for sharing your lovely ideas on this blog.

    • Leware, you shouldn’t need to skip 2 sts because there is no increases. After the first row you are going to do your sts in the ch-1 sps so how many you sk in the first row should’t matter.

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