The Easy Spike stitch loves to show off it’s texture with colour! Spike stitches are simple and are great way to add intrigue to a project.
When worked in rows as will be seen below, spike stitches can create a thick fabric that is great for those kitchen projects, acessories and blankets.
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In this spike stitch pattern the spikes are worked in rows and the stitches are staggered so that they fall in between one another. It is very easy to work once you get the pattern set up.
Materials for this Tutorial:
For this tutorial today I will be using a small amount of Pima Cotton Yarn by Lion Brand Yarn. It is a worsted weight yarn. The hook shown in the video below is a 5 mm birchwood crochet hook by Rowan Yarns. However you may use any hook and yarn combination you choose.
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The Easy Crochet Spike Stitch:
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
This stitch is worked in rows in this tutorial. You may work the stitch in one colour or many. I will be working the design in two colours: A, B.
To begin, make a slip knot and then chain your desired number of chains. For this stitch pattern you will need an even number of stitches for your foundation chain (multiples of 4+2).
For example, with colour A, ch 22.
Sc in the 2nd ch from your hook and in each st across. Ch 1, turn,
Sc in the 1st st and in each st across. Switch to colour B in the final stitch. With colour B, ch 1, turn. (Do not fasten off colour A, but instead carry the yarn up the side until it is picked up again.)
With Colour B, sc in the 1st st and in each st across. Ch 1, turn.
Sc in the 1st st and in each st across. Switch to colour A in the final stitch. With colour A, ch 1, turn. (Do not fasten off colour B, but instead carry the yarn up the side until it is picked up again.)
With colour A, sc in the 1st st, *sc working over top of the next st and into the st 3 rows below (spike st made), sc in the next st; rpt from * across. Ch 1, turn.
Sc in the 1st st and in each st across. Switch to colour B in the final st. Ch 1, turn.
With colour B, sc in each of the 1st 2 sts, *spike st over the next st, sc in each of the next 2 sts; Rpt from * across. Ch 1, turn.
Sc in the 1st st and in each st across. Switch to colour A in the final st. Ch 1, turn.
And that’s it!
For the rest of the pattern repeat rows 5-8 until the desired length is reached. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
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