How to crochet the spike stitch (video tutorial)

Watch the video demonstration above by Ashleigh Kiser to learn how to crochet the spike stitch.
Sometimes when you crochet, you want a look that is classy but doesn't take a lot of time to complete. Whether the reason is because you just found out you need to make a gift or you just don't want to spend the next few months working on the same project, having a stitch that gives you the classy look without being super time consuming comes in extremely handy. Since according to About Home the spike stitch is made up of single crochets, short and long ones, any beginner at crochet can create this look.
Advertisement
About Home points out that if you want to get a little more complicated, you can also do the spike stitch with double crochets and triple crochets. The number of spikes you will be creating will dictate how many rows of solid color you want before changing yarn colors. It will also dictate how sets of single crochets you will be working with.
Ashleigh Kiser / DIY Everywhere
Whatever project you have in mind, the spike stitch is simple yet elegant. Its simplicity will allow you to finish your project quickly. By changing up the number of spikes and whether they hang below or above the solid yarn color, you can create numerous different looks. Have fun stitching!
Advertisement

If you're sick of knots and tails spoiling the look of your crochet, you'll love this guide.
October 23   ·  
Advertisement
Simple ways to avoid all the pitfalls.
October 23   ·  
An unusual stitch for covetable scarves and throws.
October 22   ·  
Becky, the mastermind behind Humboldt Art Dept., wanted to go as 'cheap-as-possible' for this project and, for her, that 'meant pallet wood.'
October 16   ·  
This is a is a great pattern to use if you're looking to make a lace project that is fancy enough to impress while still sturdy enough to last through everyday use.
October 6   ·  
This is the way to maximize your strip set and fabric usage.
October 12   ·