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Granny Spike Stitch Crochet Tutorial

April 9, 2019

crochet granny spike stitchA free crochet stitch tutorial for you today! How to crochet the Granny Spike Stitch.

I was swatching for a baby blanket to make as a gift and wanted a stitch that was striking – in a few colours – and easy and quick to make, and I just love this result! The Granny Spike Stitch creates a substantial fabric with a lot of visual interest and loads of potential for colour play.  It is a very relaxing stitch to work. You can change colours every row, or every two rows as I did. which gives the illusion of a wavy pattern. I like to make my ‘spike stitch’ very loosely, try out to see what works best for you.

This crochet stitch would be amazing for blankets!

Check out my patterns for baby blankets using the Granny Spike Stitch Poppy’s Blanket

And Granny Spike Stitch Blanket

You can check out my other stitch tutorials https://www.anniedesigncrochet.com/tag/crochet-stitch-tutorial/

Read on for the step by step instructions. Have fun trying out your own colour combinations.

Materials

I used a DK weight yarn and a 4.5mm crochet hook. You can use any yarn you like and matching hook. I like to go up a hook size for this pattern, as the loose tension creates more texture in the ‘spike stitch’ and a looser drape.

Abbreviations

US Crochet terms

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

ch – chain

st – stitch

rep – repeat

UK Crochet terms

dc – double crochet

tr – treble crochet

ch – chain

st – stitch

rep – repeat

Special stitches

Spike Stitch  

  • Row 2 – Work long dc into the middle chain from the foundation chain below
  • Row 3 and all rows – Work long dc into the middle stitch from 2 rows below

Instructions (in US crochet terms)

(Step by Step Instructions further down on page)

Chain a multiple of 4 sts (+1)

Row 1: Work 3dc in the 5th ch from the hook, ch1, * skip 3chs, 3dc in next ch, ch1; rep from * across until last 4ch, skip 3ch, 2dc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch2, * [1dc, 1spike st, 1dc] (see special stitches) into next ch-1 sp, ch1; rep from * across, 2dc in beg ch-sp, turn.

Row 3: Ch2, * [1dc, 1spike st, 1dc] (see special stitches) into next ch-1 sp, ch1; rep from * across, 2dc in beg ch2, turn.

Repeat Row 3 for pattern

Instructions with Picture Tutorial

Chain a multiple of 4 sts (+1)

Row 1: Work 3dc in the 5th ch from the hook, ch1, * skip 3chs, 3dc in next ch, ch1; rep from * across until last 4ch, skip 3ch, 2dc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch2, * [1dc, 1spike st, 1dc] (Work long dc into the middle chain from the foundation chain below) into next ch-1 sp, ch1; rep from * across, 2dc in beg ch-sp, turn.

crochet granny spike stitch free tutorial

Row 3: Ch2, * [1dc, 1spike st, 1dc] (Work long dc into the middle stitch from 2 rows below) into next ch-1 sp, ch1; rep from * across, 2dc in beg ch2, turn.

 

Repeat Row 3 for pattern

Check out a pattern for a baby blanket using the Granny Spike Stitch Poppy’s Blanket

Check out some other Stitch Tutorials I have shared here

step by step crochet stitch tutorial for granny

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  • Reply
    Emma
    April 12, 2019 at 10:36 am

    It’s so beautiful! Which yarn and colours did you use for the blue and yellow blanket? The colours make me so happy.

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      [email protected]
      April 12, 2019 at 9:57 pm

      I love the colours too! I used a Hobbii yarn called Baby Merino XL, a very soft dk weight yarn. Thank you

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        Emma Aiston
        April 13, 2019 at 10:29 am

        Thank you! I’ll check that out.

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    Vicki Derrick
    April 15, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Its a lovely stitch you have created , do you have a video tutorial for people like myself who have problems following a written pattern my love . <3

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      [email protected]
      April 16, 2019 at 12:39 pm

      Thank you! I am sorry but I don’t have a video tutorial. I would love to make them but my broadband is too slow at present to upload videos…hopefully in the future it will improve. Have a look on YouTube and you will find a few videos for Granny Spike Stitch!

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    Cheryl
    April 30, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Would love to make a lapghan or afghan using this wonderful stitch! Would you be able to tell me how many stitches it would take to create them? I am not that experienced with crochet. Thank you.

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      [email protected]
      May 1, 2019 at 3:28 pm

      I would love to help if I can. If you email me – [email protected] and let me know what width you would like your blanket to be, and what weight yarn you will use. What you can do is, chain roughly enough chains for the width you need (and extra) and as you work the first row, stop when it is wide enough!

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        Cheryl
        May 1, 2019 at 4:17 pm

        Thank you for your swift reply! After I sent my inquiry I found the Poppy’s Blanket which is the same stitch. The 4ch+1 pattern stitch will be helpful to obtain the size I need.

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    MarShyllia LaMar
    May 13, 2019 at 12:52 am

    What is the ending row for the Granny Spike stitch pattern. If you leave as is it will have spaces.

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      [email protected]
      May 18, 2019 at 4:32 pm

      My apologies for delay! I was unable to see comments for a while. Yes, it will have spaces. But If you do another row with a sc on the higher stitches and chains in between, you should be able to straighten the row. I will try out a few ideas myself and get back to you!

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    Ana
    November 20, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    Hi,
    Doing your granny spike blanket and I’m loving it!
    Thank you so much for your excellent explanation!

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      [email protected]
      November 20, 2019 at 11:03 pm

      Thank you! That made my day! I love that pattern too. I have another larger version made that I will post next month, it is such an addictive pattern:)

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    Heather
    January 19, 2020 at 12:57 am

    Love this pattern, do you have any tips for changing color at the end of a row please? Thanks

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      [email protected]
      January 20, 2020 at 9:59 am

      Hi Heather! Sorry for delay. When I come to the end of a row, I drop my yarn before the very last yarn over of the final stitch, and use my next colour for that yarn over. You can then start the next row. It is a neat way of changing colour!

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        Heather Nielson
        January 21, 2020 at 5:16 am

        Thank you!!

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