Spike Crochet Stitch Tutorial

How to do single crochet spike stitch, scroll down for a free tutorial.

Hi crafters, today I am going to teach you how to crochet the spike stitch! This is a great stitch for creating textured patterns. You can use this stitch in your next project or design and give it that extra something special. The following tutorial will teach you how to crochet a single crochet spike stitch. This is one of the most common stitches in crocheting and looks really neat. You can crochet spike stitches of different colors to create wonderful patterns.

Where can the spike crochet stitch be used?

It’s a great way to add texture and dimension to your projects. I use it when I need a single crochet but want something more interesting. This stitch is sturdy enough to hold the shape of crochet items, but does not make them bulky or heavy. You can use this technique for purses, clutches, bags and baskets!

Crochet stitch tutorial

Is Spike stitch beginner friendly?

Yes, very! To crochet a spike stitch all you have to do is to insert a hook into the stitch 1 row below and work as a single crochet.

if you like my spike stitch you can check out my other helpful tutorials


1. How to crochet a solid square

2. How to crochet a flat circle

3. How to crochet camel stitch


How do you do a single crochet spike stitch in a round?

Abbreviations, stitch knowledge:

Sc – single crochet

Sl st – slip stitch

St(es) – stitch(es)

  1. Chain even number of stitches. Sl st to form a circle of chains
  2. sc around. You can either sl st to join round and ch1 or continue in spiral way without joining rounds. PM at the beginning of the round for easy round counting.
  3. 1 sc, 1 spike st (insert hook into the stitch 1 row below and work as single crochet). Continue working till desired length of your item alternating 1 sc and 1 spike st.

How to crochet spike stitch

easy stitch tutorial


If you started your round with sc , the next round should start with spike st. Continue to alternate the stitches from row to row.

You can see how nicely spike stitch looks in this CLUTCH FREE CROCHET PATTERN.

crochet clutch pattern

With this spike stitch tutorial, you can crochet a beautiful piece that will be durable and stand up to the elements. I hope you’ve enjoyed learning how to do it yourself! You might want to try using this stitch with t-shirt yarn to make this practical and cute wristlet purse.

spike stitch crochet tutorial

You can find t-shirt yarn that I used in this pattern HERE.

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Happy crocheting,


  • Lakshmi
    Posted at 07:16h, 03 December Reply

    Could you please tell me how to reduce in spike stitch when done in circle?

    • Irina
      Posted at 15:33h, 03 December Reply

      I would 2 sc together. But then you might loose the spike stitch in the decreases.

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