How to Crochet the Spike Stitch
There are many variations of the Spike Stitch and can also be found under different names. Commonly referred to ask the Larksfoot Stitch, not to be confused with the Larksfoot Track Stitch which is completely different. You can find the Larksfoot Track Stitch here.
The best way to make the Spike Stitch stand out is to use two or three contrasting colors but also looks wonderful in a gradient form from dark to light.
Image from Susan Pinner. You can find her tutorial here.
Sample of a basic SPIKE STITCH….it can be done in so many different combinations in a triangular formation going deeper in to 5 or 6 rows done on top of each other or staggered.
Check out some Granny Variations on the next page!
How to Spike Stitch Granny (Squares)
My favorite in the Granny Spike Stitch category was this lovely infinity scarf/loose cowl done by RedAgape. The color combination she chose was perfect for this season!
Take a look at her tutorial here.
What you’ll need –
- Debbie Bliss Rialto DK – Yarn A (White), Yarn B (Petunia), Yarn C (Grey), Yarn D (Tangerine)
- 4mm, 3.5mm crochet hook
- yarn needle
- measures approx 15cm wide and 105cm around
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- tr – treble
- skp tr – spiked treble stitch
Check out the next page for the Spiked Edging to a Granny and a Spiked Granny Square!
Spike Stitch Edging and Granny Square
Putting a twist on a classic. The granny square is something most “hookers” can do blindly but sometimes that can seems to get boring and we start looking for a challenge. That brings us to the Spike Stitch Granny Square! Blow is the tutorial.
Check out the tutorial here.
To begin with you work 2 rounds of a standard granny square…I’ve done mine in one colour, but that’s up to you, different colours would look good. They are the pink rounds in this image……….
The amazing Larksfoot Pattern is on the next page!
“Larksfoot” Spike Stitch
As I mentioned on the first page, larksfoot is another term used for the spike stitch. You’ll notice that there is a difference in the first tutorial to this one. This larksfoot is wider using more strands of the yarn to look more like a houndstooth. They both look lovely and which one you use will end up becoming personal preference.
Here is the picture tutorial and written pattern by Kate Elizabeth.
I’m using Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in the nautical colors that came out last summer. I don’t know if they are still available in stores, but you can still get a few of the colors online! I also used a size 6.00 mm hook. You can definitely use a smaller hook to get tighter stitches, but I like mine to be a little looser.