How to crochet the spike stitch

Published on October 7, 2019 3 min read

Add the spike stitch to your crochet repertoire and get ready to add a touch of attitude to all of your makes! 

The spike stitch is great fun to work. It’s an elongated stitch that’s created by inserting the hook into a row below the next stitch on the working row, and pulling the loop all the way up to the height of the current row.

This results in the spike being the same on both sides of the work, which creates a super cool and contemporary reversible fabric.

In this step-by-step guide, we'll show you how to work the spike stitch into a double crochet to produce a gorgeous eyelash pattern. Shake things up by combining different lengths of the stitch to create a fabulously unique design.

Materials

  • 4.5mm crochet hook

Abbreviations

Ch – chain
Dc (US sc) – double crochet (US single crochet)
St(s) – stitch(es)
RS – right side

This stitch is worked over multiples multiple of 6 sts + 3

How to crochet the spike stitch

1

With color A make 15 ch.

2

Row 1 (RS): 1 dc in second ch from hook, 1 dc in each ch to end, turn.

3

Rows 2 to 4: ch 1, 1 dc in every st to end, change to color B, turn.

4

On the next row, you will create your spikes. Before you do this, it’s important to know where to insert the hook to create them. In the eyelash pattern the spikes are worked into 1, 2 and 3 rows below the current working row, then into 2 and 1 rows below to create the effect that resembles the lower lashes of an eye, hence the name.

5

Row 5: ch 1, 1 dc in next 2 sts, now we are going to make our first spike, * insert hook in dc 1 row below next st, pull loop up to the height of the current row and finish dc as normal, our first spike is complete.

6

Now, make 1 dc in dc 2 rows below next st.

7

Next make 1 dc in dc 3 rows below next st.

8

Work, 1 dc in dc 2 rows below next st, 1 dc in dc 1 row below next st, 1 dc in next st. You have created your first eyelash!

9

Rep from * to last st, 1 dc in last st, turn.

10

Rows 6 to 8: as row 2, changing to yarn A at the end of 8th row, turn.

11

Row 9: ch 1, 1 dc in first st, * 1 dc in dc 3 rows below next st, 1 dc in dc 2 rows below next st, 1 dc in dc 1 row below next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in dc 1 row below next st, 1 dc in dc 2 rows below next st, rep from * to last 2 sts, 1 dc in dc 3 rows below next st, 1 dc in last st, turn.

12

Rows 2 to 4: ch 1, 1 dc in every st to end, change to color B, turn.

Pro Tip

To get a nice neat finish, we recommend changing color at the last yarn around the hook of the last stitch in a row.

Et voila! You've just mastered the spike stitch!

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