Granny Spike Crochet Stitch Photo and Video Tutorial

Learn the Granny Spike Crochet Stitch with this complete tutorial here at Nana’s Crafty Home!

Granny Spike Crochet Stitch Photo and Video Tutorial

This tutorial is the 4th in my Autumn Rhapsody Blanket CAL stitch tutorial series. This tutorial will get you through the last section of Part 1 of this amazing Fall themed throw! If you would like to learn more about this blanket you can find all the details here:

Autumn Rhapsody Blanket CAL Announcement free crochet pattern

If you missed the three previous stitch tutorials you can find them here:

Lemon Peel Stitch
Sunflower Stitch
Falling Leaves Stitch

The Granny Spike Stitch is a slight variation in the traditional granny stitch that most crocheters have used at one point in their crochet life. Growing up in the 70s, the Granny Stitch was a staple and one of the first stitches I learned after I learned the basics.

I really enjoy this stitch as it creates a very interesting appearance with a long or spike double crochet coming down into the previous row to pick up a skipped stitch. This “closes” that space or gap that you would see in a traditional granny stitch.

Granny Spike Crochet Stitch Photo and Video Tutorial
Granny Spike Stitch rows in the Autumn Rhapsody Blanket

I think this stitch really benefits from color changes from row to row as it allows it to shine but I have also seen this stitch in one color, ombre and self striping yarn for ease of color work and it looks great!

If you like this stitch, you may also enjoy the Everything’s Beachy Bag which incorporates this stitch in the main part of the bag.

I have made a complete video tutorial for this stitch which you can find at the bottom of this post.  Subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you never miss a video!

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Granny Spike Stitch Written Instructions & Photo Tutorial

Abbreviations

ch = chain
dc = double crochet
st = stitch
sk = skip
sp = space

Chain multiples of 4

Sample is a chain of 32 (4 x 8 = 32)

Row 1:  2 dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped chains count as 1st st),

Granny Spike Crochet Stitch Photo and Video Tutorial

*ch 1, sk 3 ch, 3 dc in next ch,* repeat between * * to end.  Turn.

Granny Spike Crochet Stitch Photo and Video Tutorial

Row 2:  ch 4 (counts as 1st st + ch 1), sk 2 st, (1 dc, 1 spike st, 1 dc) into next ch 1 sp,

Granny Spike Crochet Stitch Photo and Video Tutorial
Granny Spike Crochet Stitch Photo and Video Tutorial

*ch 1, (1 dc, 1 spike st, 1 dc) into next ch 1 sp* repeat between * * to last 3 st, ch 1, sk 2 st, dc in last st.  Turn.

Granny Spike Crochet Stitch Photo and Video Tutorial

Row 3:  ch 3, 1 spike st into st directly below, 1 dc in ch 1 sp,

Granny Spike Crochet Stitch Photo and Video Tutorial

*ch 1, sk 3 st, (1 dc, 1 spike st, 1 dc) in ch 1 sp,* repeat between * * to last ch 1 sp, ch 1, (1 dc, 1 spike) in ch sp, dc in last st (ch 3 turning ch from previous row).  Turn.

Granny Spike Crochet Stitch Photo and Video Tutorial

Repeat rows 2 – 3 to desired size.

If you would like to close the gap at the top of your project:

ch 3, *dc in each st to ch 1 sp, 1 spike dc st in ch 1 sp,* repeat between * * to end, dc last remaining st.

Fasten off.

Granny Spike Crochet Stitch Photo and Video Tutorial
Granny Spike Crochet Stitch Photo and Video Tutorial
Granny Spike Crochet Stitch Photo and Video Tutorial

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  1. Chris McKenzie

    Thank you, I was stuck on row 34 of the Autumn Blanket and this really helped.

    • Tonya Bush

      So glad you found it helpful Chris! 😊