We love a bit of creepy crochet, and this easy crochet spider web motif by Lucy Croft is a must-make for Halloween! There's so many uses for this free crochet spider web pattern - use them as creepy coasters or doilies, use them as decorations or stick them in your window, or if you're feeling really creative you could even join a load of these motifs together to make a special Halloween shawl! To make your crochet cobweb super-realistic we recommend using some sparkly metallic yarn to get that shimmering effect!

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And if you just can't get enough of spiders, once you've hooked up this quick spiderweb crochet pattern, why not take on a crochet challenge and hook up our free crochet spider pillow - complete with super-scary amigurumi spiders!

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Abbreviations

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This spiderweb crochet pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

Free crochet spider web pattern

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Make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1, 6dc into the loop, ss into the top of the first dc to join. [6 dc]

Round 2 Ch6 (counts as tr, ch3), (tr into next dc, ch3) 5 times, ss into the top of the beginning ch-3 to join. [6 tr, 6 ch-3 sp]

Round 3 Ss into first ch-3 sp, ch3 (counts as tr), 4tr into same ch-3 sp, *ch3, tr into the next ch-3 sp, ch3, 5tr into the next ch-3 sp; repeat from *, ch3, tr into the next ch-3 sp, ch3, ss into the top of the beginning ch-3 to join. [18 tr, 6 ch-3 sp]

Round 4 Ch4 (counts as tr, ch1), (tr into the next tr, ch1) 3 times, tr into the next tr, *ch4, tr into the next tr, ch4, (tr into next tr, ch1) 4 times, tr into the next tr; repeat from *, ch4, tr into the next tr, ch4, ss into the top of the beginning ch-3 to join. [18 tr, 6 ch-4 sp, 12 ch-1 sp]

If you're a fan of creepy crochet, then why not have a go at this amazing crochet skull jumper by Pony McTate. The filet skull design is super-fun to hook up, and the pattern is now available in sizes 8-36! You can find the pattern on Ravelry!

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Round 5 Ch5 (counts as tr, ch2), (tr into next tr, ch2) 3 times, tr into the next tr, *ch5, tr into the next tr, ch5, (tr into the next tr, ch2) 4 times, tr into the next tr; repeat from *, ch5, tr into the next tr, ch5, ss into the top of the beginning ch-3 to join. [18 tr, 6 ch-5 sp, 12 ch-2 sp]

Round 6 Ch6 (counts as tr, ch3), *(tr into the next tr, ch3) twice, ss into third ch from hook (picot made), (ch3, tr into the next tr) twice, ch6, tr into the next tr, ch3, ss into third ch from hook, ch6, tr into the next tr, ch3; repeat from *, (tr into the next tr, ch3) twice, ss into third ch from hook (picot made), ch3, tr into the next tr, ch3, tr into the next tr, ch6, tr into the next tr, ch3, ss into third ch from hook (picot made), ch6, ss into the top of the beginning ch-3 to join.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

You can easily join motifs while working Round 6, replacing the ch-3 in the picot marked on the chart with (ch1, ss to the corresponding ch-sp on the other motif, ch1).

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We hope you’ve enjoyed this free spider web crochet pattern. Don’t forget, if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.

Authors

Lucy CroftCrochet Designer & Technical Editor

Lucy Croft is the designer behind many of Simply Crochet magazine’s most popular designs. As well as being a freelance technical editor, Lucy has designed many of Simply Crochet’s crochet-alongs including our Pick ‘n’ Mix and Hook ‘n’ Learn CAL’s. Lucy has had designs published in Love Crochet, Mollie Makes, Simply Crochet and many more! You can follow Lucy on Instagram at @lucyacroft

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