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.
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- 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.
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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.
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