It’s a great day to learn a new stitch, don’t you think? Today, I want to teach you how to make the spiked double crochet (SPdc) stitch. It sounds scarier than it is, I promise. If you can double crochet, you can spike double crochet.
A spike stitch is a stitch that is worked into a location one or more rows below the previous row. They can be worked directly below your current stitch position or to the left or right of it. You can spike any stitch because the way you work the stitch itself doesn’t change, only the placement. For this tutorial, we are focusing on the double crochet variation.
Scroll down for a video tutorial, just in case you need to see it in action.
To get started, I’ve got a swatch of regular double crochet that I’m going to use to illustrate a few of the possible placements for your SPdc stitches. Ultimately, you’ll spike your stitch wherever your pattern tells you, but if you’re making up your own pattern, just know that you can spike wherever you want!
PRO TIP: When you spike your stitches, be sure to keep a looser tension so that you don’t squish the fabric. This is best illustrated in the video tutorial included below.
If you want to see this stitch in action, I’ve recorded a video tutorial for you as well!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If there’s a stitch you’d like to see me make a tutorial for, let me know in the comments below!
Until next time!
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