Today we start the 2nd quarter of the 2019 Stash Busting Crochet Along with square #7. This block features the granny spike crochet stitch. It is an easy variation of traditional granny stripes. This is one of those crochet stitches that looks complicated but is actually pretty easy.
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I actually came across this stitch at the suggestion of one of my readers who was looking for written instructions to a stitch she came across on You-Tube called the ‘Lily of the Valley Crochet Stitch’. Well I immediately got to work and found out this mystery video-only stitch was none other than a Granny Stripe with a spike stitch.
This crochet stitch has a really elegant texture to it and is one of those stitches that look great in a solid color or stripes. I think it would be a great stitch to use in a lightweight yarn for a baby blanket but would really be suitable for almost any type of project.
How to Crochet the Granny Spike Stitch
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Chain a multiple of 4 to start
Row 1: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (ch 3 counts as dc), *ch 1, skip 3 chs, 3 dc in next repeat from * across. Turn
Row 2: Ch 4, *skip 3 sts, (dc, long dc into st directly below, dc) in ch 1 sp, ch 1, Repeat from * across until 3 sts remain. Skip 2 sts, dc in last. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, (long dc st into st directly below, dc) in ch 1 sp. *Ch 1, skip 3 sts (dc, long dc st into st directly below, dc) in ch 1 sp, Repeat from * across. Turn.
Repeat rows 2 and 3
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#4/Worsted Weight Yarn (Bernat Super Value used in Pattern)
5.5mm crochet hook
Needle to weave in ends
Gauge and Sizing
Gauge: 2- 3dc groups x 5 rows = 2 in
Finished: 12 x 12
I use US Terminology
Dc: double crochet
Long dc: long double crochet
Sc: single crochet
Sl st: slip stitch
Ch 3 counts as 1 dc
Watch your tension on long dc stitches, don’t make them to tight.
Ch multiple of 4 more to make bigger or smaller
You can find a video tutorial for this stitch from Sewrella here
Granny Spike Stitch Crochet Square
Row 1: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (ch 3 counts as dc), *ch 1, skip 3 chs, 3 dc in next repeat from * across. Turn (9- 3 dc groups)
Row 2: Ch 4, *skip 3 sts, (dc, long dc into st directly below, dc) in ch 1 sp, ch 1, Repeat from * across until 3 sts remain. Skip 2 sts, dc in last. Turn. (8- 3 dc groups)
Row 3, Ch 3, (long dc st into st directly below, dc) in ch 1 sp. *Ch 1, skip 3 sts (dc, long dc st into st directly below, dc) in ch 1 sp, Repeat from * across. Turn. (9- 3 dc groups)
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until your block is square. I did 27 rows. Do not turn on last row. Continue to border
Sc evenly around, placing 3 sc in each corner. On top edge, long dc in middle stitch below each ch 1 space. This will help close any gaps. Join to 1st sc with sl st. Finish off, weave in ends.
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