Week 16 Of The 50 Stitches Crochet Along

Week 16 Of The 50 Stitches crochet along features the Spike stitch. The Spike stitch is a great stitch for adding icicle like detail to a project. You can play around with the length and placement of your spikes to make a beautiful design.

There is no set multiples for this stitch, it depends on your design for the spikes.

You can find the links for all the squares in the crochet along here. The free pattern is below, but if you’d like the ad free printable version, it is available either as part of my Lifetime Pattern Pass, or you can purchase it on its own for £5 from Ravelry

This pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below

UK translation

Single crochet (sc) = double crochet

The Pattern

You will need a 3.5 mm hook for this square

Start by making a foundation chain of 31

Row 1. In the 3rd chain from your hook (the turning chain counts as your first stitch) make a sc. Sc in every stitch across – 30 stitches

Turn

Rows 2-4. Chain 1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc in every stitch – 30 stitches. 

At the end of row 4 change colour.

Turn

Row 5. Chain 1 and sc in the first stitch. *Sc in the next stitch. In the next stitch insert your hook in the sc of row 3, pull up a loop to the same height as your previous stitch and complete as a sc.

For the next stitch insert your hook in the sc in row 2 pull up a loop and complete as a sc. In the next stitch insert your hook into the sc of row 1, pull up a loop and complete as a sc.* repeat the pattern between *and* across the row.

You will have 7 sets of spikes in the row. Change colour at the end of the row

The holes you should make your spikes in
Where your spikes should go
Pull up a loop
Pull up your spike to the same height as your other stitches in the row

Turn

Rows 6 – 10. Chain 1, sc in first stitch. Sc in every stitch across – 30 stitches

At the end of row 10 change colour

Turn

In the next row I have changed the placement of the spikes from row 5, so that they have an offset look.

Row 11 – chain 1 and sc in first stitch. *In the next stitch insert your hook in the sc in row 2 pull up a loop and complete as a sc. In the next stitch insert your hook into the sc of row 1, pull up a loop and complete as a sc. Sc in the next stitch. In the next stitch insert your hook in the sc of row 3, pull up a loop and complete as a sc* repeat the pattern across the row

Rows 12 – 16. Chain 1, sc in first stitch. Sc in every stitch across – 30 stitches

At the end of row 16 change colour

Turn

Row 17 – Chain 1 and sc in the first stitch. *Sc in the next stitch. In the next stitch insert your hook in the sc of row 3, pull up a loop and complete as a sc. In the next stitch insert your hook in the sc in row 2 pull up a loop and complete as a sc. For the next stitch insert your hook into the sc of row 1, pull up a loop and complete as a sc.* repeat the pattern between *and* across the row.

Change colour at the end of the row

Turn

Row 18 – 22. Chain 1, sc in first stitch. Sc in every stitch across – 30 stitches

At the end of row 22 change colour.

Turn

Row 23. Chain 1 and sc in first stitch. *In the next stitch insert your hook in the sc in row 2 pull up a loop and complete as a sc. For the next stitch insert your hook into the sc of row 1, pull up a loop and complete as a sc. Sc in the next stitch. In the next stitch insert your hook in the sc of row 3, pull up a loop and complete as a sc* repeat the pattern across the row

At the end of the row, change colour.

Turn

Row 24 – 28 Chain 1, sc in first stitch. Sc in every stitch across – 30 stitches

At the end of row 28 change colour.

Turn

Row 29 – Chain 1 and sc in the first stitch. *Sc in the next stitch. In the next stitch insert your hook in the sc of row 3, pull up a loop and complete as a sc. Then in the next stitch insert your hook in the sc in row 2 pull up a loop and complete as a sc. For the next stitch insert your hook into the sc of row 1, pull up a loop and complete as a sc.* repeat the pattern between *and* across the row.

Tie off and weave in ends

You will have 5 rows of spikes in total.

The Border

Sc in each stitch across the top and bottom.

Down the sides make 1 sc in the side of each row, except for row 23 where you will make 2 sc in the side of the row.

You should have 30 sc down each side, plus an extra stitch in each corner for the turn. This will make your stitch count as 32 stitches across each side and 124 stitches total (remember the extra stitch corner stitch is counted in the stitch count for both sides)

You have now finished your square and join and you can tie off and weave in the ends

You can now add the interlocking border, joining this weeks square to last weeks as you join. You can see how to do this here

If you have any questions about the pattern or the CAL, then come on over to the Facebook group – 50 Stitches where you can show us your completed squares too.

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