Spider Stitch Crochet Tutorial with 10 Patterns To Try

Learn how to make the crochet spider stitch with our free tutorial. Once you have practiced the stitch and are ready to get creating, work up one or more of the spider stitch crochet patterns we have listed.

What is the Spider Stitch?

Spider Stitch Crochet from My Crochet Space
Spider Stitch Crochet from My Crochet Space

The spider stitch in crochet creates a dense, textured fabric. The stitch is often used for winter projects. It is a good stitch to use for making blankets and cloths.

Patterns that Use the Spider Stitch

Add texture and thickness to a project with this stitch. The stitch can be found in a wide variety of patterns.  

Types of patterns that use the spider stitch:

  • Blankets
  • Scarves
  • Washcloths
  • Dishcloths
  • Potholders
  • Etc.

How to Make the Spider Stitch

First, gather your supplies. You will need:

  • Yarn
  • Coordinating Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle

Crochet Spider Stitch Tutorial:

Below, you will learn how to create the spider stitch using UK double crochet. If you are in the US, this stitch is known as single crochet. The stitch is a fairly easy to learn if you know how to make a double crochet and chain.

The hardest part about creating the stitch is locating the chain one space. Always, make sure you are working into the chain one spaces, not the double crochets.

1.    Make a slip knot.

2.    Create a chain in any multiple of 2.

3.    In the second chain from the hook add a double crochet.

4.    Chain 1.

5.    Add a double crochet into the same chain as step 3.

6.    Skip 1 chain and add a double crochet into the next step.

7.    Chain 1.

8.    Add a double crochet into the same chain as before.

9.    Repeat steps 6-8 until you reach the end.

10.  Turn your work.

11.  In the 1st chain one space add a double crochet.

12.  Chain 1.

13.  Add a double crochet into the same chain one space as before.

14.  Into the next chain one add a double crochet.

15.  Chain 1.

16.  Add a double crochet into the same chain one space.

17.  Repeat steps 14-16 until you reach the end.

18.  Turn your work.

19.  Repeat steps 14-17 until you reach your desired length.

10 Crochet Spider Stitch Patterns

The spider stitch creates a thick cloth with texture. It is a repeating pattern that is easy to master. Below you will find 10 patterns that use the stitch.

1. Crochet Spider Stitch Blanket Pattern by daisyfarmcrafts

Use the stitch to make this striped blanket. The blanket could be used as a stroller blanket, lapghan, or a throw blanket.

The pattern requires 3 skeins of Birch, Onyx, and Aquamarine Patrons Alpaca Blane yarn. However, you can use any colour combination you choose. You will also need a size M (9.00 mm) crochet hook, scissors, and a tapestry needle.

Crochet Spider Stitch Blanket Pattern by daisyfarmcrafts

Find the Pattern by daisyfarmcrafts HERE

2. C2C Crochet Spider Stitch Page Corner Bookmark Pattern by veronilee

Are you looking for a project that will work up quickly? This corner bookmark pattern can be completed in a single evening. It would make a great gift idea for an avid reader.

Included in the download are written instructions and photos. The advanced beginner/intermediate level pattern uses crochet thread and a size C crochet hook. The project is worked in one piece and sewn at the sides.

C2C Crochet Spider Stitch Page Corner Bookmark Pattern by veronilee

Find the Pattern by veronilee HERE

3. Potholder Spider Stitch Crochet Pattern by My Crochet Space

Practice the stitch with this free crochet potholder pattern. You can use the pattern to make housewarming and Mother’s Day gifts.

To make the potholder you will need 100% cotton yarn and a matching hook. Completed, the potholder will measure approximately 8 inches (20 cm) square.

Potholder Spider Stitch Crochet Pattern by My Crochet Space

Find the Pattern by My Crochet Space HERE

4. Glacial Peak V Scarf Spider Stitch Crochet Pattern by SimplyHookedbyJanet

Make this cosy scarf your everyday winter scarf or wear it on special occasions. The V shape of the scarf creates a classic, elegant

This is an intermediate level stitch crochet pattern. Using the recommended yarn and hook, the finished scarf will measure about 6 inches (15.24 cm) high and 37 inches (93.98 cm) from the centre point to the end of one side.

Glacial Peak V Scarf Spider Stitch Crochet Pattern by SimplyHookedbyJanet

Find the Pattern by SimplyHookedbyJanet HERE

5. Crochet Spider Stitch Dishcloth Pattern by HCKCrafts

This dishcloth pattern is a beginner-friendly pattern that uses the spider stitch. The stitch creates a thick, textured cloth perfect for washing dishes. The pattern works up quickly, so you will want to make dishcloths for yourself and friends. The finished size of one cloth is 7.25 inches (18.415 cm) x 8.5 inches (21.59 cm).

Also see: Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

Crochet Spider Stitch Dishcloth Pattern by HCKCrafts

Find the Pattern by HCKCrafts HERE

6. Keep Me Warm Neck Warmer Crochet Pattern by SimplyHookedbyJanet

How cute is this charming neck warmer? The small cowl has a textured feel and unique design. Unlike most cowls, this one is wrapped around your neck instead of pulling over your head. There is no need to worry about messing up your hair.

Included in the PDF pattern are 2 sizes for the bows. It has a keyhole design that makes it easy to wear. It is an intermediate level pattern that uses the spider stitch.

Keep Me Warm Neck Warmer Crochet Pattern by SimplyHookedbyJanet

Get the Pattern by SimplyHookedbyJanet HERE

7. Spider Stitch Earwarmer Crochet Pattern by HCKCrafts

Work up a few of these ear warmers and be ready for the cold weather. Make them in different colours to match your outfits. The pattern uses standard US crochet terms. It works up quickly using a US 10 (6.00 mm) crochet hook.

Spider Stitch Earwarmer Crochet Pattern by HCKCrafts

Find the Pattern by HCKCrafts HERE

8. Crochet Spider Stitch Shawl Free Pattern by Lacy Crochet

The Spider Stitch Shawl is a beautiful, airy piece. It would be a great accessory to wear on those cold fall nights and winter days. The shawl is soft, lightweight and features tons of fringe.

There are four steps to this shawl. First you will crochet the main triangle using the spider stitch. Next edging is added on the two shorter sides. Then a single row of single crochets are added on all three sides. Finally, the fringe is added.

Crochet Spider Stitch Shawl Free Pattern by Lacy Crochet

Find the Pattern by Lacy Crochet HERE

9. Lovie Dovie Neck Wrap Easy Crochet Pattern by SimplyHookedbyJanet

This is a unique and elegant scarf. The spider stitch adds texture, and the open edging creates interest. The scarf is slipped over the head, so there is no fastening.

Finished, the neck wrap will measure 14.5 inches (36.83 cm) x 14 inches (35.56 cm). It is worked from a narrow point and widens with increases. It is an easy pattern if you know how to make spider stitches.  

Lovie Dovie Neck Wrap Easy Crochet Pattern by SimplyHookedbyJanet

Find the Pattern by SimplyHookedbyJanet HERE

10. C2C Crochet Spider Stitch Rectangle Bookmark Pattern by veronilee

Make you book loving friends bookmarks this year with this advanced beginner crochet pattern. This is a fun pattern that works up quickly. You can even make a few of these as last minute gifts. 

The crochet pattern uses crochet thread and a US 2 (2.75 mm) crochet hook. When complete, the rectangular bookmark will measure about 2 inches (5.08 cm) wide and 5.25 inches (13.34 cm) long. You can lengthen the bookmark using the included instructions.

Also see: Crochet Bookmark Patterns

C2C Crochet Spider Stitch Rectangle Bookmark Pattern by veronilee

Find the Pattern by veronilee HERE

Have you practiced the spider stitch? Now, it is time to work on a pattern.

If you know the basics of crochet, you can make the spider stitch. Just remember, always make sure you are working into the chain one stitch.

Are you in the mood to learn another stitch? Check out our Basket Weave Stitch, Diamond Crochet Stitch, Shamrock Stitch, Bullion Stitch, Fan Stitch and more Unique Crochet Stitches. We have lots of other stitches for you to try! 

The spider stitch can be hard to master at first. But with a little bit of practice, you will be able to make the spider stitch in no time.