Spider Stitch Crochet Edging Free Pattern & Video Tutorial

A crochet edging adds a polished look to your projects. It can transform even the simplest project into something truly beautiful. The spider stitch border pattern combines simplicity and elegance and is easy to master. You will be edging all your projects with this in no time.

crocheted swatches with pretty edging

Whether you are an experienced crocheter or entirely new, I will provide you with everything you need and a free pattern to crochet the Spider Stitch edging with ease.

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Free Spider Stitch Edging Pattern

The Spider stitch edging is perfect for a wide variety of projects anything from scarves and blankets to adding that special touch to garments and homewares. Crocheting a border on your projects can transform them from something simple to something truly unique.

New and experienced crocheters alike will benefit from this easy to follow tutorial. I will guide you through the process of adding a crochet border to your projects and start by exploring the necessary supplies needed and the stitches and techniques used for the Spider Stitch edging.

pretty crochet edging

Is This Pattern Suitable For Beginners?

Absolutely! This pattern is a wonderful recommendation particularly for those new to crochet as it uses only basic stitches and provides the perfect opportunity to practice and perfect these stitches whilst adding that special touch to your finished projects.

If you can single crochet and chain, you can easily master this border. The pattern is easy to memorise and is one you will come back to time and time again.

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Let's start by getting everything we need ready. Just like most patterns for borders, we'll only require a few crochet supplies -

  • Yarn: I recommend a worsted (Aran) or DK weight yarn in soft cotton or acrylic to practice with or the yarn used for your project that you are adding the border to
  • Crochet hook: An ergonomic hook is comfortable to hold, go for the size recommended on your yarn ball band or your pattern
  • Scissors: Any small sharp scissors will do
  • Darning needle: A special darning needle with a large eye

Choosing Your Yarn

I crocheted this swatch in Sheepjes Softfun. It comes in a gorgeous variety of colours and I love it because the blend of cotton and acrylic is soft and easy to work with.

Choose a colour that compliments your project or something that makes the edging pop. For clothing consider colours that compliment the wardrobe of the intended wearer and for home d├ęcor, consider the existing colour scheme. Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone occasionally. Trying new colour combinations can lead to surprisingly beautiful results.

Making a test swatch is a great way to try out new colours and can avoid you committing to something you later regret. If you are having a hard time choosing colours try looking at current trends in fashion and interior design, or simply look out of your window and take your inspiration from nature.

Selecting the Perfect Crochet Hooks

For this tutorial, I used a 4mm hook. I love to use these Clover Soft Touch hooks as they have a smooth surface that glides through the yarn easily and the handles are comfortable to hold. These are my preferred hooks to use and I have them in many sizes.

Handy Tools and Notions

Additionally, you'll need some helpful items like a pair of scissors, a measuring tape or gauge ruler, and a darning needle for neatly securing loose yarn ends. While not essential, stitch markers can be quite convenient for keeping track of your stitches.

pretty crochet edging

Exploring the Spider Stitch Edging Pattern

Now, let's take a look at the dainty stitch pattern we'll be using for this border. It really is as simple as it looks, the spider stitch is created by crocheting single crochets followed by a chain stitch (or two) and then another single crochet into the same stitch. This creates tiny little peaks, adding interest and texture to your edge.

Before we begin this pretty border, let's familiarize ourselves with the basic stitches for this pattern -

  • Slip Stitch: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. pull this loop through the loop on the hook
  • Single Crochet: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all loops

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Spider Stitch Edging


Sheepjes Softfun or yarn required for your project

Darning needle

4mm hook or size to match your yarn



Abbreviations / Terms

US terms are used through out (UK terms)

sc - single crochet (double crochet)

sl st - slip stitch

st(s) - stitch(s)

ch - chain

Sk - skip

About the Yarn

Scheepjes Softfun is a premium cotton and acrylic blend perfect for babywear projects as it is especially soft and allergen-free. Available in a wide selection of colours from the lightest pastels to the deepest berry shades, this DK is ideal for clothes, accessories, toys and blankets. Each 50g ball has 140m of yarn.

I used a variety of colours from my stash also including the other yarns in the Softfun brand, Softfun Denim and Softfun Aquarel.  You can purchase the yarn here at Lovecrafts.

Pattern Notes:

  • Read pattern carefully before starting
  • Pattern is in US terms
  • This pattern requires an even number of stitches for your project.
  • If you have an odd number simply skip and extra stitch at the end of the round and join with sl st to 1st single crochet

Video Tutorial

For those that are visual learners a video tutorial is provided to compliment this pattern.  In this video I will show you how to create an even base for your border and how to crochet the Spider Stitch edging.

Start Crocheting Here…

I like to add a round of single crochet to my projects first to make a good base to work from.

Round 1 with slip knot on hook join with sc, 1 st to the right from any corner, sc in each st around your project, with [sc, ch2, sc] in each corner, join with sl st to 1st sc.

Change colour if you wish

Round 2 with slip knot on hook join with sc to 2nd st to the right of any corner st (or space), (or ch1, sc in same st, if you didn’t change colour), ch 2, sc in same st, sk a st, in next and every corner [sc, ch2, sc, ch2, sc], [sk a st, sc, ch2, sc in next st] repeat this across each side skipping 1 stitch before each corner, join with sl to 1st sc.

Note: If you have an odd number of stitches you may need to sk 2 sts at the end and then join to 1st sc

easy crochet edging

Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Uneven Tension Issues

Maintaining consistent tension is key to a uniform spider stitch. Practice holding your yarn and hook in a way that allows for smooth, even stitches. If your tension is too tight or too loose, your stitches will vary in size and shape.

Miscounting Stitches

Miscounting can throw off an entire pattern. Use stitch markers to keep track of your place, if you need to especially when working long rows. Regularly counting your stitches helps ensure accuracy and prevents the need for extensive corrections.

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