How to crochet the spider stitch (video tutorial)

The spider stitch is a beautiful pattern that creates a thick fabric perfect for sweaters, blankets, scarves, and purses. The beautiful stitch looks elegant in any color and is the perfect option when you want a more luxurious finished product. You can use any yarn you want for this pattern.
This variation of the spider stitch is simple, cozy and elegant. Other variations on this stitch include the spider lace stitch, which offers a much more delicate style.
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The best part about this stitch is that it's really beginner friendly. While it may not look simple, all you need to know how to do is a single crochet and a chain stitch!
The traditional version of this stitch starts with an odd number of stitches to get started on this pattern. However, if you don't want to have to worry about adding a border to your blanket, scarf, or purse afterwards, Ambassador Crochet recommends starting with an even number of chains.
If you look closely, this stitch has a pretty, almost floral, looking pattern. The stitches appear to crawl over the entire project. If you want to switch colors, you can. You'll need to wait until you finish at least your third row before switching colors. Row three is a repeating pattern that continues until you reach the end of your project, and you want to add finishing rows.
Watch the video below to see Jessie tackle this basic stitch. This is a great option for beginners that want to create a blanket but aren't quite comfortable with double crochets yet.
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