New ~ Stitch ~ Sunday – The Granny Spike Stitch

Hello my lovely friends    ๐Ÿ’•       Thanks for taking the time to stop by

Are you ready for a new stitch? This one is awesome, and even a beginner can get the hang of it pretty quick.   I can see it lovingly crocheted into a baby blanket or a fabulous scarf/shawl.

It’s called the ‘Granny Spike Stitch’, and looks a lot more complicated than it is. That’s always good news, right? ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Ready? Hook and yarn at the ready?  I used 3 colors…but it’s your creation, so use as many (or few) as you like!

Okay, before you start – here are a few things you should know:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
Shell = work in the same space 2 dc-1ch-2dc

Start chaining your foundation. The chain is a multiple of 6 + 4

Row 1: Skip 5 ch, *shell in 6th, skip 5 – repeat from * to the end of the row. Skip 3, 1 dc in last ch. Turn. Change color if desired.

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Row 2: Ch 2, 1 dc in foundation chain

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*1ch, 1 sc in ch1 space of shell, 1ch, 1dc + 1ch + 1dc in middle foundation ch between shells; rep from * to the sc in the last shell, then ch 1, 1dc in 4th foundation ch from the hook. 1sc in top ch. Turn

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Row3: Ch 3, 2 dc in sc at the base of ch3. *Shell in space of ch1 between dc (it may seem like a bit of a stretch – but it works   ) Repeat from * ; 3dc in space of 2ch at the end of the row. Turn. Change color if desired.

Row4: Ch1, 1 sc in 1st dc, *ch1, 1dc + 1ch + 1dc in shell in 2nd row. Repeat from*
ch1, 1sc in last dc


Row5: Ch3, *shell in ch1space between dc. Repeat from *, 1dc in ch, turn.
Change color if desired.

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Row6: Ch2, 1dc in space between 1st and 2nd dc, *1ch, 1sc in shell, 1dc + 1ch + 1dc in shell of 3rd row; repeat from * to the last sc in shell, then ch1, 1dc in space between dc and 3ch, 1sc in chain. Turn.

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Repeat Row 3 – Row 6 until you have reached the desired size.

There, that wasn’t so hard, was it?
Most importantly….how clear are the instructions? Were they easy to follow? Did you have problems anywhere? If you did, please let me know. I’m always glad to help out. ๐Ÿค—

I hope this inspired you to make something wonderful! Let me know…and I do wanna see pictures! ๐Ÿ˜

Have fun with your hook & yarn – I will now try and give our dog a haircut. She’s not happy, and already in hiding.

Have a fabulous (and safe!) 4th of July!

Until next time ๐Ÿ’•

~Tina xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

1 sc in dc at the base of ch1, * ch1, 1 dc + 1 ch + 1 dc in shell in previous row (it seems like a bit of a stretch, but it works    )

 

 

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