Crochet Spider Web Pattern Free & Easy for Beginners!

Sep 15, 2022 | Crochet patterns

This Crochet Spider Web pattern is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

Crochet Spider Web Pattern

It is so interesting how designing one pattern can so easily lead to additional patterns.  I recently designed the Black Cat Towel Topper which incorporates a small spider applique in the design.  The spider applique was such a fun, cute and easy design I knew he needed another way to be showcased so I came up with this easy, beginner-friendly spider web!

We are BIG fans of the Lord of the Rings books and movies.  If you aren’t familiar with the story in the Return of the King, there is a very dramatic scene in which Frodo is led into a giant spider’s lair by Gollum. It is very frightening and intense to watch Frodo become ensared by Shelob’s web as she is stalking him.  Each time I watch the movie I can only halfway watch it – covering my eyes throughout most of the scene even though I know how it ends.

My grandkids are spider obsessed so I think I am going to make a giant web and crochet several different colored spider appliques that will be unattached to the web.  They can then play with the web and spiders making it a fun activity!  And, I am sure the appliques will end up hidden in the house for scares along the way. 😉.

What fun decorations several of these would be paired with my spider applique!

Crochet Spider Web Pattern details

This free crochet spider web pattern is really very easy. You are working chains and double crochet stitches throughout which makes this spider web beginner-friendly!

So easy to customize the size of this spider web as well.  You will continue working rounds in the stitch pattern to the size desired.

I am using Red Heart With Love yarn for my spider web which is a medium #4 worsted weight acrylic yarn.  However, you can use any yarn you have on hand – a great way to use up your scraps!

I have a complete video tutorial for my crochet spider web pattern as well. You can find it here at the bottom of this post or you can head on over to YouTube to watch.  (Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get notified whenever I post a new video).

spider web crochet pattern before blocking
Completed spider web before wet blocking

I do recommend that you wet block your spider web. Wet blocking will really “open” your stitches and make for a more clearly defined shape for your spider web. Completely optional, of course! I have a complete guide to wet blocking your crochet projects – check out my complete photo and video tutorial.

spider web blocking process

Wet blocking process for the spider web

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free crochet pattern for a spider web

Crochet Spider Web free pattern instructions

Pattern written in US crochet terminology


Red Heart With Love Weight 4 Medium (100% acrylic, 7 oz / 370 yards)
White 0.01 oz / 1 yard (White) 

Size J (6.0 mm) crochet hook
Tapestry Needle

Approximate finished size:  15” round after blocking


RS = right side
MC = magic circle
ch(s) = chain(s)
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
dc = double crochet
sp(s) = space(s)

Recommended Tutorials:

Spider Web Crochet Tutorial

How to Wet Block Crochet

Pattern Instructions:

Make a MC.

Round 1:  (RS) ch 4 (counts as first dc + ch-1), (1 dc, ch 1) 7 times in MC, sl st in third ch of ch-4.  (8 dc sts + 8 ch-1 sps)

Round 2:  ch 6, (1 dc, ch 3) in each dc st from previous round, sl st in third ch of ch-6.  (8 dc sts + 8 ch-3 sps)

Round 3: ch 8, (1 dc, ch 5) in each dc st from previous round, sl st in third ch of ch-8. 

Round 4:  ch 10, (1 dc, ch 7) in each dc st from previous round, sl st in third ch of ch-10. 

Round 5:  ch 12, (1 dc, ch 9) in each dc st from previous round, sl st in third ch of ch-12.

Round 6:  ch 14, (1 dc, ch 11) in each dc st from previous round, sl st in third ch of ch-14.

Round 7:  ch 16, (1 dc, ch 13) in each dc st from previous round, sl st in third ch of ch-16.

Round 8: ch 18, (1 dc, ch 15) in each dc st from previous round, sl st in third ch of ch-18.

Round 9: ch 20, (1 dc, ch 17) in each dc st from previous round, sl st in third ch of ch-20.

Round 10: ch 22, (1 dc, ch 19) in each dc st from previous round, sl st in third ch of ch-22.

Continue working stitch pattern by increasing by 2 chains each round to size desired.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

I do recommend blocking your web for best results.

free crochet pattern for a spider web

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!