Week 40 of The 50 Stitches crochet along features the Spider stitch. This stitch has a delicate gentle texture, but is a hole free stitch. It’s the perfect stitch for any project where you need a hole free but subtle texture.

You can find the links for all the squares in the crochet along here. The free pattern is below, but if you’d like the ad free printable version, it is available either as part of my Lifetime Pattern Pass, or you can purchase it on its own for £5 from Ravelry

This pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below.

UK Translation

Single crochet (sc) = double crochet

The Pattern

For this square you will need a 3.5mm hook

Start by making a foundation chain of 31

Row 1. In the 3rd chain from your hook make a sc (turning chain counts as a stitch) chain 1 and sc into the same stitch as the previous sc. Skip the next chain *in the next stitch (sc, chain 1, sc)*

Repeat between *and* when you have 2 chains left, skip 1 and sc in the last chain.

The order your stitches are made. Sc, chain 1, sc

Turn

Row 2. Chain 1 and sc in the first stitch. In the first chain 1 space in row 1 make (sc, chain 1, sc). *In the next chain space (sc, chain 1, sc)* repeat between *and* sc in the last stitch

What row 2 looks like

Turn

Rows 3 – 24. Repeat row 2

The Border

Sc in each stitch across the bottom. Across the top, sc in each sc (skip the chain 1s)

For the sides make 2sc in rows 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 24. Make 1 sc in the side of every other row

You should have 30 sc down each side, plus an extra stitch in each corner for the turn. This will make your stitch count as 32 stitches across each side and 124 stitches total (remember the extra stitch corner stitch is counted in the stitch count for both sides)

You have now finished your square and join and you can tie off and weave in the ends

You can now add the interlocking border, joining this weeks square to last weeks as you join. You can see how to do this here

If you have any questions about the pattern or the CAL, then come on over to the Facebook group – 50 Stitches where you can show us your completed squares too.

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