Recently I came across a stitch called the Spike Stitch. This is where you do a granny stripe but drop the middle stitch down to the row below.
I had seen images of this stitch with multiple colours but with only a single row of each colour. As I stated in my previous post with the single and double rows of granny stripe, I like to see how the look of stitches can change with different colour patterns.
After doing a very quick Google on “Crochet Spike Stitch” and finding nothing that had two rows of the same colour, I decided it would just be easier to make one.
So this is the result.
I am really happy with the result. My sides need a little more practice but the effect of the two rows of one colour look great (in my opinion!). This may have a proper name but I now refer to this technique as my “mini zigs”, because it kind of looks like mini zig zags from the side. If anyone out there knows if this has another name other than Spike stitch or “mini zigs” then feel free to correct me. Once again, I am a beginner!
Now I need to decide what to make from this sample. My plan was to make another purse, this one lined and with a zip. However, the cotton is so soft and I still have the habit of rubbing it against my face. I now think I should have made it wider, then I would have used it as a face washer.
Hmmm…. I will need to think on it further.
UPDATE: If you would like to see this in just two colours check out Crafty Westies blog. She is making a wonderful two stripe baby blanket in this stitch.
UPDATE: This stitch is called Granny Spike Stitch and I got the inspiration from Bunny Mummy’s Site. Go check it out in single row of colour.