Short Spike Stitch – Pattern Description
The Short Spike Stitch is a 4 row repeat pattern created with alternating single crochet and long single crochet stitches that create a tight, solid fabric. It works best when using 2 colors to see the long spike stitches better, suitable for blankets, garments, and any design that requires a tight fabric.
The 4-row repeat pattern is easy to remember and you will not need to reference the pattern once you made a few rows. There are no stitches to count either, it is the perfect project to make while watching your favorite TV show.
Please note that this post contains affiliate links, I will earn a small percentage should you choose to purchase something, but it will be at no cost to you. You can read the disclosure policy here.
Subscribe to Crafting Happiness YouTube Channel to save this video for later.
- Multiples of 2ch
- 4-row repeat
- Deramores Studio Aran is white an blue
- 5mm crochet hook
Pattern written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.
Get Your Supplies
Long Single Crochet (long sc) – A long single crochet is made in the same way as a regular single crochet, except you insert your hook one row below and draw a longer loop.
- ch1 at the end of each row does not count as a stitch
- stitches contained within ** are the repeat section for that row
- TIP: one row of short spike stitches starts and ends with 1sc, the following row of short spike stitches starts and ends with 2sc to offset the pattern.
Starting Chain: Start with white color. This pattern requires you to chain multiples of 2ch. My starting chain is 24ch.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from the hook, sc in each remaining chain, ch1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in each stitch until the end of the row, ch1, turn. Don’t cut the yarn, leave it on the side of your work.
Row 3: Change colors to blue. Sc, *long sc, sc* until the end of the row, ch1, turn.
Row 4: Sc in each stitch until the end of the row, ch1, turn. Don’t cut the yarn, leave it on the side of your work.
Row 5: Change colors to white. Sc in next 2sts, *long sc, sc* until you have one st left, sc in last st, ch1, turn..
Row 6: Sc in each stitch until the end of the row, ch1, turn. Don’t cut the yarn, leave it on the side of your work.
Repeat rows 3 -6 until you have the required length.
And this is how you crochet the Short Spike Stitch. If you found this tutorial helpful, please share and Pin! Follow me on Pinterest HERE.
Don’t forget to tag me @craftinghappinesscrochet with your creations, I would love to see them and share them with my fellow crocheters.
Looking For Other Crochet Patterns?
- Crochet Boxed Puff Stitch Tutorial + Video
- Crochet 3D Cluster Stitch Tutorial & Video
- Crochet Short Spike Stitch Tutorial & Video
- Crochet Granny Stripe Stitch Tutorial & Video
- Crochet Front Side Loop Stitch For Amigurumi Toys
- How To Corner To Corner Crochet (C2C) Complete Guide For Beginners
- Crochet Pointy Crocodile Stitch For Beginners With Video
- Crochet Double Loop Stitch Tutorial & Video
My Favorite Crochet Books
The photographs on this tutorial are subject to copyright and are the property of Crafting Happiness, don’t use them to advertise your own creations. You may use photos from this post only if you directly link back to this tutorial.