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Spike Stitch Tutorial

Hello there!

Today, I want to teach you how to make the spike stitch (sp st) or spiked single crochet (sp sc). It sounds scarier than it is, I promise. If you can single crochet, you can spike it!

A spike stitch is a stitch that is worked into a location two or more rows below the working 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 single crochet variation (see also spiked double crochet).

Photo Tutorial

To get started, I’ve got a swatch of regular single crochet that I’m going to use to illustrate a few of the possible placements for your spike 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.

Video Tutorial

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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