This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the diagonal spike stitch. This stitch creates an eyelet studded zigzag pattern. The diagonal spike stitch is great for tea cozies, scarves, garments and afghans!
Materials Used in this Tutorial
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Addi Swing Ergonomic Crochet Hooks
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TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:
Chain Stitch – ch
Double Crochet – dc
Special Abbreviation: Sdc (Spike double crochet) = yo, insert hook into same lace that first dc of previous 3dc block was worked, yo, draw loop through and up so as not to crush 3dc block, [yo, draw through 2 loops] twice.
Multiples of 4 + 2 (add 2 for base chain)
skip 3ch (count as 1dc), *1dc into each of next 3ch, skip next ch and work 1Sdc over it instead; rep from * ending 1dc into last ch, turn.
3ch (count as 1dc), skip 1 st, *1dc into each of next 3sts, skip next st and work 1Sdc over it instead; rep from * ending 1dc into top of tch, turn.
Repeat row 2 until you have reached your desired length.
Example of the Diagonal Spike Stitch (Click for Larger)
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