Watch how to crochet the filet spider stitch (video and written instructions)

The filet spider is a beautiful open weave lace stitch, with eight chained 'legs', that creates an airy pattern just right for summer garments or light throws.
The stitch is created using only chains, single and double crochet so despite its intricate appearance, there's no need to be scared of these spiders.
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Watch the filet spider stitch video tutorial:
Materials
You can use any yarn for the filet spider stitch, but as with any lacy pattern, don't use too heavy a weight or you will lose the pretty definition of the stitches. A fingering or DK yarn is ideal. Check the manufacturer's band for hook size suggestions. You will also need a pair of scissors and a tapestry needle to weave in your ends.
Abbreviations
* repeat from this point the number of times requested
ch chain
dc double crochet
rep repeat
sc single crochet
sk skip
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Written instructions
To create a square in the filet spider stitch of the size shown in the video tutorial, you will need to create a foundation chain of 21 sts.
Row 1: ch 3, *ch 1, sk 1, dc*, 3 times, 2 dc, *ch 1, sk 1, dc*, 4 times, ch 1, sk 1, 3 dc, *ch 1, sk 1, dc*, 3 times.
Row 2: ch 3, *ch 1, sk 1, dc* , twice, 2 dc, ch 5, sk 1, 3 dc, *ch 1, sk 1, dc*, 3 times, 2 dc, ch 5, sk 1, 3 dc, *ch 1, sk 1, dc*, twice.
Row 3: ch 3, ch 1, sk 1, 3 dc, ch 4, sc, ch 4, sk 2, 3 dc, ch 1, sk 1, 3 dc, ch 4, sc, ch 4, sk 2, 3 dc, ch 1, sk 1, dc.
Row 4: ch 3, 2 dc, ch 5, 3 sc, ch 5, sk 2, 3 dc, sk 2, ch 5, 3 sc, ch 5, sk 2, 3 dc.
Row 5: ch 3, ch 1, sk 1, 3 dc (2 over chain), ch 4, sc, ch 4, sk 4, 3 dc (2 over chain), ch 1, sk 1, 3 dc, ch 4, sc, ch 4, sk 4, 3 dc, ch 1, sk 1, dc.
Row 6: ch 3, *ch 1, sk 1, dc* twice, 2 dc, ch 1, sk 5, 3 dc, *ch 1, sk 1, dc*, 3 times, 2 dc, ch 1, sk 5, 3 dc, *ch 1, sk 1, dc*, twice.
Row 7: ch 3, *ch 1, sk 1, dc*, 3 times, 2 dc, *ch 1, sk 1, dc*, 4 times, ch 1, sk 1, 3 dc, *ch 1, sk 1, dc*, 3 times.
Continue to repeat this pattern until the work reaches the size you desire.
Resources

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