Monday, January 23, 2012

Learning: The Spike Stitch

I've had a photo of the spike stitch over at a  Pinterest  board of crochet items I wanted to make. I had wanted to try this and yesterday I saw the pattern for it  at Crochet Me,  reminding me to get started.
So I got started, using Elann's Lara cotton in marine, oasis and butter. One change I did was to use hdc for the spikes, which made for a defined strip, which is okay for this.The stitch is easy to learn. The cloth made is stiff, but I'm using cotton. I'm going to try it on worsted wool. I thought of making a dishcloth but instead will make a sewing needle case.

13 comments:

  1. joli ce point c' est ravissant un bel ouvrage bravo merci pour le lien a bientôt biz

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  2. What a unique stitch and a very pretty one at that. I have crocheted for years and I've never seen this stitch, but I like it and will try it out. Thanks for including the pictures.

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  3. This pattern is beautiful, thanks so much for sharing. I love your color choices and can't wait to try this one.

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  4. I love this stitch, but I need to know what the multiple is in order to figure out a larger blanket.

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  5. How can I get a copy of the pattern? Thanks. It's beautiful

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  6. As you are working into the holes rather than the top of the stitch as normal, it looks like the pattern is gradually moving across one stitch at a time.
    Is this what's happening and if so how do you compensate for it please?
    Finally,please could we see pics of the whole afghan.
    Kindest regards and happy hooking
    Jane

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  7. As you are working into the holes rather than the top of the stitch as normal, it looks like the pattern is gradually moving across one stitch at a time.
    Is this what's happening and if so how do you compensate for it please?
    Finally,please could we see pics of the whole afghan.
    Kindest regards and happy hooking
    Jane

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  8. Can you post a photo of the beginning?

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  9. Can you post a photo of the beginning?

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