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I have a beautiful Stitch Tutorial for you today – How to Crochet the Granny Spike Stitch.

The Granny Stripe Stitch is a quick and easy stitch. Like the Granny Square, it uses a repeat of 3 double crochets and a chain.

This stitch pattern is great for a quick project as it doesn’t take much time to work up!

The pattern includes a Video further down the page and links to two blanket patterns that you can make using this lovely stitch!

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About the Granny Spike Stitch

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.

You will also love my tutorial for the granny ripple stitch! Easy and very effective!

Granny Spike Stitch Blankets

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!

Check out my patterns for baby blankets using the Granny Spike Stitch, including Poppy’s Blanket and the 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 and a video tutorial. 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

Granny Spike Stitch Video Tutorial

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 for the Granny Spike Stitch

(photo tutorial 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.

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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

step by step crochet stitch tutorial for granny

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22 Comments

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

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

  2. 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

    1. 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!

    2. Hey there. What is the best way to weave ends on this one? I usually like to weave as I go but I don’t know if that would be best for this blanket.

      1. Hi! I usually weave in the ends after a few rows are worked. You can leave them for when you are finished but you might regret it!

  3. 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.

    1. I would love to help if I can. If you email me – carmen_heffernan@hotmail.com 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!

      1. 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.

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

    1. 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!

    1. 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:)

    1. 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!

  5. I am almost finished with this pattern in a “Strawberry” Shortcake color theme. I love it!

  6. Can you tell me the yarn and colors for the bright sample with oranges, reds, greens and blues in it? The darker blue would go with what I have in mind

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