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Alternating Spike Stitch

Updated April 14, 2022
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Learn to crochet the Alternating Spike Stitch with this FREE pattern and video tutorial. As a crocheter, I love to find new stitches and textures. The Alternating Spike Stitch creates such a beautiful fabric. It offers a firm texture and I just love the way the gaps in the fabric add to the overall look of the stitch. So, are you looking to create a beautifully simplistic texture? Then the Alternating spike stitch might be for you. This super easy pattern repeat offers a modern look to your projects

Pattern use ideas

  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Cowls
  • Shawls
  • Headbands
  • Mitts
  • Cushions
  • Throws

Pattern notes

Written in UK terms

This pattern gives you the basic principles for the Alternating Spike stitch, designed to help you create your own projects.

Video tutorial can be found at the base of the post.


Crochet Terms

Stitch(s): St(s)

Chain(s): Ch(s): Yarn over and pull up a loop.

Double Crochet(s): dc(s):  Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

Spst (spike stitch): dc into stitch 2 rows below


Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.

iPad with Ebook and pink and purple yarn

Materials Used

Yarn: Paintbox Baby DK Bubblegum Pink (750)

Hook: Size 4mm (G/6)

Alternating Spike Stitch Pattern

Multiples of 2 plus 1

Row 1:  Dc in 2nd ch from hook and across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, skip 1st st and dc in next. *Spst in next st, dc in next st; repeat from * to the end. Turn

Row 3: Ch 1, skip 1st st, dc in top of spst from previous row. *Spst in next st, dc in next st; Repeat from * to end. Turn.

Repeat 3 until you get to your desired height.

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