Watch how to crochet the granny spike stitch

Watch the video above to learn how to crochet the granny spike stitch.
The granny spike stitch is a variation of a traditional granny stitch where you crochet clusters of three double crochets with chain spaces in the middle. The traditional granny stitch creates a fabric with lots of gaps that you would see on an old-fashioned afghan.
The granny spike stitch, however, utilizes an elongated spike stitch within each granny cluster to make all the clusters fit together more seamlessly, leaving you with a fabric void of any gaps. This is a great stitch for making blankets, hats, bags or even wearables. It has great coverage and definition, especially when you use multiple colors of yarn.
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Ashleigh Kiser / DIY Everywhere
Materials
- Any weight yarn. I used worsted weight.
- Corresponding hook size to match your yarn. I used a 5 mm.
Pro tip: To get a great look with the granny spike stitch, change color for every row. Use two or more colors for your project.
Abbreviations
ch — chain
sk — skip
sp — space
st(s) — stitch(es)
dc — double crochet
dc spk st — double crochet spike stitch
rep — repeat
Written Pattern
Chain a multiple of 4 +1 (this will be the width of your finished piece).
Row 1: ch 3 (counts as your first dc), 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, *ch 1, sk 3, 3 dc in next, rep from * across
Row 2: ch 4, turn, sk over the first cluster, *(dc, dc spk st into st directly below in foundation ch, dc) in ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk over next cluster, rep from * across, dc in ch 3 space from Row 1
Row 3: ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, dc spk st in dc from cluster below (Row 1), dc in ch 1, sp, ch 1, sk over next cluster, *(dc, dc spk st into st directly below in Row 1, dc) in ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk over next cluster, rep from * across (end with final cluster in ch 4 turning sp from Row 2)
Repeat Rows 2 and 3, alternating until desired length.
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