Hi everyone! Here with the first episode of my new series, Stitch Dictionary – the place where you can find tons of new, unique stitches to try!
For each of these stitch swatches, I’ll be working up an 11 x 11″ swatch in Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in varying colors, eventually joining my swatches together to form a Stitch Dictionary Throw blanket!
Follow along and make your swatches with me.
Today’s episode is the Granny Spike Stitch, a versatile stitch best used with several different colors. It works up fast and is easy to learn.
Watch the video to see how I make it, or just follow the written instructions below!
Ch a multiple of 4 +1 (this will be the width of your finished piece)
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as your first Dc), 2 Dc in 4th Ch from hook, *Ch 1, sk 3, 3 Dc in next, rep from * across
Row 2: Ch 4, turn, Sk over the first cluster, *(Dc, Dc Spk St into st directly below in foundation Ch, Dc) in Ch 1 sp, Ch 1, sk over next cluster, rep from * across, Dc in Ch 3 space from Row 1
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first Dc), turn, Dc Spk St in Dc from cluster below (Row 1), Dc in Ch 1, space, Ch 1, sk over next cluster, *(Dc, Dc Spk St into st directly below in Row 1, Dc) in Ch 1 sp, Ch 1, sk over next cluster, rep from * across (end with final cluster in Ch 4 turning sp from Row 2)
Repeat Rows 2 & 3 alternating until desired length.
What will you make with the granny spike stitch? Comment below!
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