The Pike Stitch is a type of mesh stitch. Its uniqueness comes with the use of the extended single crochet stitch.
In this Pike stitch the extended single crochet stitches are separated by chain stitches and are stacked one on top of the other. The result is a light a airy fabric.
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Unlike the single crochet mesh stitch, this stitch has more of a lacy like appearance. The design lends with self well to a variety of yarn weights and fibre types.
Feel free to let me know how you would use this stitch in a project below!
For this tutorial I will be using the Caron x Pantone yarn by Yarnspirations along with a 6 mm crochet hook. The hook shown here and in the video below is a wooden streamline hook by Furls Crochet. However you may use any hook and yarn combination you choose.
This stitch is worked in rows in this tutorial. At the end of each row you will need to chain 1 and turn your work.
Don’t forget to check out the free video tutorial linked below!
To begin, make a slip knot and then chain your desired number of chains. For this stitch pattern you can use any odd number of stitches for your foundation chain.
For my swatch I will be making a foundation chain of 21 chain stitches.
Extended Single Crochet: Insert your hook into the indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop. Yarn over and draw it through one loop on your hook. Yarn over and draw through the remaining two loops on your hook.
Into the fifth chain from your hook, work on extended single crochet stitch, * chain one, skip the next stitch, work one extended single crochet stitch in the next stitch.
Repeat from * across.
Chain three and turn your work. The chain three counts as your first stitch.
Skip the first chain space, * work one extended single crochet stitch in the top of the next extended single crochet stitch, chain one, skip the next chain space.
Repeat from * across and work your final extended single crochet stitch in the third chain of the starting chain four.
Chain three and turn your work.
And that’s it!
Repeat row two for the remainder of the pattern. Fasten off and weave in your ends!
If you enjoyed this tutorial, you may want to check out the tutorial for the Half Double Slip Stitch|How to Crochet.
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