Learn how to make an easy crochet spike stitch for your next crochet project today with our free tutorial below.
The spike stitch is a simple to learn technique that will add a unique look to any project.
How to Make a Spike Stitch in Crochet
You will love the fact that the spike stitch is one of the most interesting crochet stitches out there for crochet projects.
The spike stitch uses two different colors of yarn and a single crochet, which makes it a great beginner-friendly stitch to try.
I can promise you it is an easy technique to master and creates an excellent looking texture on your crochet projects! I’ll explain below the basics of the spike stitch technique below.
Spike Stitch Steps
- With color A work, a row of chain stitches
- Single crochet across those chains
- Change to color B, working into a stitch down and pulling it up to the current row.
- Follow along with the picture tutorial below for more information and help.
The Crochet Stitch You’ll Need to Know
If you can single crochet, then you can make a spike! It is essentially just like a single crochet, but instead of working the yarn into the current row, you drop to the row before it.
Difficulty Level: Easy
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Keep on reading down to find the free spike stitch crochet tutorial to get started with your new favorite stitch.
Mix The Spike Stitch up With Color
The spike stitch looks great with any color combination! Adding two or more colors to a project like this always makes it more eye-catching and exciting.
Red Heart Soft
I used Red Heart Soft for this sample, but any weight of yarn can be used to create a spike. Just be sure to use the corresponding hook to the yarn weight, or you will end up with a not so lovely looking crochet piece.
Uses for The Spike Stitch
This stitch can be used in various patterns, and a few of my favorite ones are.
- Handbag/ Purse
I think this stitch pattern would make a great blanket, handbag, or washcloth! I can even envision it as a sweater.
The possibilities are endless with this fun stitch, and I think I need to add all three of those to my crochet list as soon as I can. New crochet blanket here I come!
Ready to Learn All About The Spike Stitch?
If so, keep on scrolling down for the free spike stitch crochet tutorial, and please be sure to ask if you have any questions!
If you’d like to try more unique crochet stitches, I can help. Explore the Easy Crochet Tutorials archives for inspiration.
I hope you enjoy this simple crochet tutorial.
Happy Spike Stitching!
Spike Stitch Crochet Tutorial
Skill Level: Easy
- Yarn needle
- Two colors of worsted weight yarn (Color A & Color B) Red Heart Soft Yarn in Teal & Red Heart Soft Yarn in Guacamole.
- Crochet hook J 6.00 mm
Remember to Chain 1 at the end of every row and turn your project.
Chain the desired amount in Color A and then, starting in the second chain from the hook, work a row of single crochets.
Change to Color B. (How to change colors in crochet tutorial HERE.) Next, insert the hook into the top of the stitch below the current row being worked to move on.
Yarn over and draw yarn back through the stitch.
Pull through the work to the height of the current row you are working on.
Yarn over and pull through the two loops on hook.
A crochet spike stitch has been created!!!
Keep on going until you have completed a row! Always make sure to chain 1 and turn at the end of every row.
Change colors every two rows to achieve the classic spike stitch look.
I hope you enjoyed this crochet stitch tutorial and will make your next crochet project using the spike stitch.
Crochet Tutorials to Try Next
I hope you enjoyed this spike stitch tutorial. Want more tutorials just like this? Take a look at our Primrose Stitch Tutorial and Sand Stitch Tutorial to add even more fun crochet stitches to your library.
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