The Spiked Stripes Crochet Square is a super easy blanket square that highlights the gorgeous spike stitch. Pretty stripes of color intertwine and overlap creating a unique but simple effect!
- Worsted weight yarn of your choice. (I used Lion Brand Wool Ease in Seaspray, Natural Heather, Violet, Dark Rose Heather, Gray Heather, Eggplant
- J (6.0 mm) crochet hook
- Tapestry Needle
Instructions for the Spiked Stripes Crochet Square:
Note: Try weaving in the ends as you go by crocheting them into the next row. It will look nice and neat and save lots of time weaving in all of those ends from the stripes later.
*How to make a “spike” in the row: The elongated stitch, or “spike” in the row is created by working a single crochet as you normally would, but when working the stitch, insert the hook two rows down as shown in the picture. Work the stitch as usual and proceed to the next stitch.
Foundation row: In the 3rd ch from the hook, work a hdc. Work a hdc in each ch across to the end.
Row 1: Turn and ch 2 (counts as a hdc). Work a hdc into the next st and in each st across the row.
Rows 2-3: Repeat row 1.
Row 4: (change colors for this row) Ch 1 and turn. Work 1 sc in each of the first 3 sts. In the next st, work a spike* (see explanation above). Repeat this sequence (3 sc, then a spike) until you reach the end of the row.
Repeat rows 1-4 until reaching the desired length, ending on row 3. I simply worked mine until the height was equal to the width, making a square shape.
Weave in any ends and you’re finished!
Watch a video on how to crochet the Spiked Stripes Square stitch by stitch:
Special thanks to Lion Brand for gifting this yarn to me!. You can read my full disclosure policy here.