Spike Stitch Afghan

Introduction: Spike Stitch Afghan

I made this afghan as a gift for my wonderful Mom's 80th birthday. It is based on an afghan that my mother-in-law made many years ago and that my mother always admired. Unfortunately, I didn't have a pattern so tried to duplicate it as best as I could. It took some trial and error, but I was really happy with the result and Mom loved it!

I used 3 colors of acrylic yarns so that it could be easily washed and dried - cream, a multi color and an accent color - and a size H hook. It is mostly single crochet with two special stitches.

Back Cross Stitch: Skip next st, dc in next st, insert hook from back to front in skipped st, dc

Spike Stitch: Insert hook one or more rows below the corresponding next st, under the horizontal threads, but between the nearby posts, YO, pull up a loop



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    I know its been a while, but I really love this! Please send me a pattern if you can tqueenjester@msn.com

    I would love to have a copy of this pattern as well!! Lovely project -

    Could I get a copy of this pattern for the spike aghan?  It's beautiful and I have been trying to find a pattern like this.  thank you

    It came out beautifully! Duplicating the pattern by trial-and-error is especially impressive.

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    And sometimes that way you stumble on new stitches and designs.  I crochet without a pattern as much as with one.

    Thanks for the complement! send me your email address and I'd be happy to send you the pattern. Pat

    I would like a copy of this too.It reminds me of one I made years ago called "navajo "My spelling isn't right ,but native American anyway.

    That is absolutely beautiful!! I can crochet but no way could I try to copy your afghan. I noticed your license says all rights reserved. I am new to this site and was wondering does that mean you won't publish the instructions....I would love to make this but don't trust my ability to follow your picture...... It's really beautiful......I love the colors you chose. It took a lot of talent to figure that out.

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    Thank-you! I'll send you the pattern. I wrote it out based on notes I took while making it so it may not be totally accurate but I think its pretty close.

    Just lovely, you did a beautiful job. I just love it and would love to have the pattern. Dee