How to Crochet Alternating Spike Stitch

Alternating Spike Stitch gives an amazing texture and produces a nice dense piece of work, perfect for projects that need a bit more structure to them. It can still be used for projects that require a bit more drape to them, but I'd advise sizing up a hook size from the recommended size for the yarn you're using.

For those of you who are more visual learners, there's a link to my video tutorial at the bottom of this post.

written pattern

Stitches Used:

  • ch - chain
  • sc - single crochet
  • spike sc - Spike Single Crochet (work a single crochet into the sc 2 rows below, not the one immediately below. This creates a longer "spike" single crochet)

Foundation Row:

  • Ch in multiples of 2 + 1 to desired width.

Row 1: 

  • Sc into 2nd chain from hook.
  • Sc into all remaining chains.
  • TURN.

Row 2:

  • Ch1
  • Skip 1st sc, *sc into next stitch, spike sc into next* repeat from *to* until 1 stitch remains, sc into final stitch.
  • TURN.

Row 3 (Repeat Row):

  • Ch1
  • skip 1st sc, *sc into next stitch, spike sc into next* repeat from *to* to end of row, work sc into ch1 turn from row below.
  • TURN.

Repeat Row 3 until your project is complete. If you wish to change colours then please refer to instructions below.

Changing Colour

Changing colour is a simple process, you just need to finish the last sc of a row with your new colour, and then continue as normal with your stitch repeat.

Video Tutorial

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