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2019 Stash Busting CAL Block 7: Granny Spike Crochet Stitch

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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

**Scroll down for square pattern

Chain a multiple of 4 to start

Granny Spike Stitch Row 1 | The Unraveled Mitten

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

Granny Spike Stitch Row 2 | The Unraveled Mitten

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.

Granny Spike Stitch Row 3 | The Unraveled Mitten

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. 

Granny Spike Stitch | The Unraveled Mitten

Repeat rows 2 and 3

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Materials

#4/Worsted Weight Yarn (Bernat Super Value used in Pattern)

5.5mm crochet hook

Needle to weave in ends

Scissors

Gauge and Sizing

Gauge: 2- 3dc groups x 5 rows = 2 in

Finished: 12 x 12

Abbreviations

I use US Terminology

Ch(s): chain(s)

Dc: double crochet

Long dc: long double crochet

Sc: single crochet

Sl st: slip stitch

Notes

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

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Granny Spike Stitch | Free Crochet Pattern | The Unraveled Mitten

Granny Spike Stitch Crochet Square

Ch 36

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

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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3 comments

  1. Linda Rodgers says:

    I seem to be missing something in reading the pattern, your picture of the square looks flat, when I do the pattern it looks like I’m making squares along the road not sure what I’m doing wrong, so wish you had a video. Would greatly appreciate any help please. Thank you so much.

    Linda Rodgers

      • Linda Rodgers says:

        Thank missed it first time through found i was bring yarn from front instead of behind, very dumb mistake on my part, guess even veteran crocheters can make mistakes, guess need to focus on my project on hand and leave other things behind, lol. Thank you love all your squares so far. So anxious for completed blanket.

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