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Granny Spike Stitch Crochet Blanket – Free Pattern

December 18, 2019

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Use the Granny Spike Crochet Stitch to create this bright and colourful crochet blanket! The Free crochet pattern is an easy 2-row repeat that creates a blanket full of squishiness and texture. The Granny Spike Stitch tutorial is one of the most popular posts on my blog and I had to make another blanket to share with you (and the stitch is addictive!)

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I made a large cot size blanket but you could easily use this pattern as a recipe, to make any size you like.

You can find a step by step stitch tutorial and a video for the Granny Spike Stitch on my blog. You may find this helpful if you are a beginner

Granny Spike Stitch

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You might also like to check out another Free Pattern for a baby blanket using the Granny Spike Stitch Poppy’s Blanket

Read on for Instructions and all the details to make this colourful blanket.  It was crocheted with an Aran Weight yarn – Deramore Studio Aran a lovely soft budget-friendly yarn that is perfect for blankets! I have included the details of the yarn and colours I used.


Deramores Studio Aran : 100% Anti-Pilling Acrylic; 100g/165m

  • 2 balls of Poppy (70606)
  • I ball each of Punch (70603), Marigold (70636), Cinnamon (70621), Fern (70638), Jasmin (70601)
  • 6mm and 5mm crochet hook
  • Yarn Needle


  • You can use any Aran Weight/Worsted Weight yarn to make this blanket – approx 1200m. You can also use a different yarn weight to make a smaller or larger blanket, using a matching hook but keep in mind your yardage requirements will vary.
  • I use a larger than recommended crochet hook to give a looser drape and more texture
  • Instructions are given to make the blanket pictured in this pattern. You can make a smaller or larger blanket by chaining a shorter or longer foundation chain. Stitch Multiple is 4 ch (+1)
  • Gauge is not essential for this project


32 x 44 inches [82 x 112cm]

Colour Sequence

  • Rows 1 & 2 – Poppy
  • Rows 3 & 4 – Punch
  • Rows 5 & 6 – Marigold
  • Rows 7 & 8 – Cinnamon
  • Rows 9 & 10 – Fern
  • Rows 11 & 12 – Jasmin

Repeat rows 1-12 for colour sequence


US Crochet terms

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

ch – chain

st – stitch

rep – repeat

UK Crochet terms

dc – double crochet

htr – half treble crochet

tr – treble crochet

ch – chain

st – stitch

rep – repeat

Special Stitches

Spike Stitch  

  • Row 2 – Work long dc (make your stitch loose) 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

You can find a detailed description in this post Granny Spike Stitch

Crab Stitch (Reverse SC)

Check out Instructions and Video in this post Crochet Crab Stitch

Instructions for Granny Spike Stitch Crochet Blanket

Main Blanket

You can find a step by step photo tutorial here :Granny Spike Stitch Tutorial

 Using 6mm hook, chain 85 (or however many chains you wish – see notes)

Row 1: Using 1st colour (see colour sequence), 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. Fasten off yarn

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

Rows 4 – 85: Repeat Row 3 for pattern following colour sequence above

Row 86: (final row) Ch2, * [1sc, 1spike st, 1sc] into next ch-1 sp, ch1; rep from * across, 2sc in beg ch-sp. Fasten off yarn


Round 1: Using Poppy and 5mm hook, sc evenly around 4 sides of blanket, working (1sc, ch2, 1sc) in each corner.

Tip – On the 2 long sides, I worked 1sc in each ch-2 row end and 2sc in each dc row end. Experiment and see what works for your tension. See picture on page 4

Round 2: Ch3 (counts as 1dc), dc in each st around, working 3dc in each corner ch-2 sp, join with a sl st to beg ch-3.

Round 3: Repeat round 2. Fasten off yarn.

Round 4: Using Jasmin, work crab stitch (reverse sc) in each st around edge of blanket. Fasten off yarn and weave in all threads

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  • Reply
    March 4, 2020 at 9:07 am

    I was wanting to make a toddler size blanket with this pattern, but use a blanket yarn…do you have any recommendations on how to find out how much yarn to purchase to accomplish this? Thank you in advance!

    • Reply
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      March 4, 2020 at 6:50 pm

      I really don’t know much about blanket yarn as I have never used it! But I would imagine you would use rather a lot (but quick to make). I suggest you look on Ravelry for the same weight yarn and blanket patterns. You will get an idea of yardage from that hopefully. I would purchase a ball of the yarn and try out a swatch to see how much of it is used and work from there:)

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