Spike Half Double Crochet – Crochet Stitch Tutorial

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The Spike Half Double Crochet, is a crochet stitch combination I’m sure you’re going to love.

It’s a stitch I can’t wait to use for a crochet pattern, I especially imagine it looking good on bags, afghans & cardigans.

The stitch is characterized by the spike stitches, creating an interesting look over the otherwise ordinary half double crochet stitches.

I’ve also included a way for you to grab the printable version in a bundle, more details about that further down.

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STITCH EXPLORATION CAL:


This crochet stitch pattern is released together with 29 other stitch pattern during the Stitch Exploration CAL.

All stitches are created to challenge you to test new stitch patterns, either in our patterns or you can make them as squares & join together as a blanket.

Find the list of stitch patterns here.

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FOR THIS TUTORIAL I USED:


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Crochet Abbreviations

We try our best to include all crochet abbreviations in the list above for the crochet stitch pattern, but sometimes we may forget one or two.

Learn more about crochet abbreviations & find a complete list on our Crochet Abbreviations & Terms post.

Notes


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TO MAKE A 15 cm x  15 cm / 6 x 6 INCH SQUARE


With the hook & yarn give, I crocheted:

  • Ch 22 st, for a total of 21 stitches per row.
  • 22 rows.

Crochet a blanket!

Use this crochet stitch pattern to crochet a blanket! Learn more about crochet blanket sizes & making one with any size crochet hook & yarn:

  1. Crochet Blanket Sizes
  2. Any Yarn & Hook Blanket Calculator
  3. Other Crochet Stitches for Blankets

SPIKE HALF DOUBLE CROCHET – CROCHET STITCH TUTORIAL:


Ch a multiple of 2 + 1 for base chain.

Base row: Sc 1 in 3rd ch from hook, sc 1 in each ch from previous row.

You should now have crocheted an even number of single crochet stitches.

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Base row finished.

Row 1 (with CA): Hdc 1 in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in each st across, turn.

Row 2-3 (with CA): Repeat row 1.

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Row 3 almost finished. Notice the last step isn’t finished, because we’re changing colors.
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Last step finished using new color.

Row 4 (with CB): Hdc 1 in 1st st (no ch), *hdc 1 in st 3 rows below, hdc 1 in next st*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, hdc 1 in last st, turn.

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Yarn over and pull up loop from stitch 3 rows below. 
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Spike half double crochet finished and the next hdc crocheted.
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Second spike half double crochet finished.
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Row 4 finished.

Repeat row 1-4 until project is desired size.

Optional: End with 1 row of single crochet stitches.

Note: You will cut color A after repeating 3 rows, then reattach it after the row with CB. For CB you will always cut the yarn after finishing 1 row.

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CROCHET PATTERNS USING THE SPIKE HALF DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH:


Spikes and Stripes Pillow Cover.

WANT THE PRINTABLE VERSION?


If you like the spike half double crochet – crochet stitch tutorial, I’m sure you’re going to love the other 29 stitches me & two of my blogger friends, Knitting with Chopsticks & E’Claire Makery have made as well.

We’ve gathered the collection of 30 crochet stitch tutorials in a super affordable e-book.

Grab the bundle here.

Janne Kleivset

Janne Kleivset

Founder, Crochet Pattern Designer & Owner of Joy of Motion Crochet.

Janne has helped millions of crocheters find their next crochet project with more than 250 free crochet patterns and 110 crochet tutorials on her blog.

With more than two decades of crochet experience, and crochet designing since 2011, she's been featured on multiple prominent sites such as Lion Brand Yarn, in crochet magazines and the OML "Make" book.

Learn more about Janne.



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