Alternating Spike Stitch Granny Square

Create a dense crochet fabric by combining the Single Crochet and a spike stitch variation which shows alternating mini V stitches on the surface. This Single crochet Spike stitch is one that is the simplest of crochet spike stitches that everyone should learn.

Alternating Spikes  granny square pattern

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Alternating Spike Granny Square | Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet Spike stitches can add texture, interest and impact in any crochet pattern. From the longer spike stitches seen in the Granny Spike Square through to these shorter spike stitches, they are always a winner with me.

The alternating spikes look like little croissants when they are all stacked up on top of each other, and I am 100% here for that! 

The dense fabric might take a little longer than most to stitch up, but the end result is so worth it. It’s the perfect stitch to make while watching TV once you’re familiar where to insert your hook to work the stitch repeat. 

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Alternating Spike Stitch Granny Square


US Terms (UK terms in brackets)

St(s) – Stitch(es)

Ch – Chain

Sc (Dc) – Single Crochet (Double Crochet)

Spike – Spike Stitch

Skill level: Advanced Beginner


  • Aran/worsted weight yarn
  • I used used 60m PaintBox Simply Aran 100% Acrylic yarn in the following shade:
  • Shade 242
  • 5mm Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • stitch markers to mark the 1st stitch to help locate


  • gauge not essential – Use a larger or smaller crochet hook to obtain the correct finished square size.

Finished Size: 

  • 8″ x 8″
Easy Granny Square Blanket Pattern

How to crochet the Linen Stitch in the Round Granny Square

Pattern Notes:

  • Please read through the entire pattern before beginning, regardless of skill level. Please contact me ([email protected]) if help is needed to understand any part of pattern.
  • Beginning Ch 1 DOES NOT count as stitch
  • This square is worked in Rows.

Special Stitches

Spike = Spike Stitch

  • Insert hook 1 row below stitch to be worked, complete single crochet as normal.

Row 1: Ch26, sc into 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (25 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as stitch), sc in same, working in base of previous row, spike in next, *sc in next working in base of previous row, spike in next; repeat from * across to last, sc in last, turn. (13 sc, 12 spikes)

How to crochet the alternating spike stitch

Row 3: Ch1, sc, *sc, spike, repeat from * to end. (14 sc, 11 spikes)

Rows 4-38: Repeat Rows 2 & 3.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Easy Crochet Granny Square Blanket

Hodgepodge Granny Square Blanket CAL

Join the fun of this event is running from 15th August 2022 – 13th September 2022 with 30 new granny squares designs, one released each day. 

Click here to see all the 30 square designs and decide which one you will be stitching up next!

A huge thank you to my pattern testers and editor who kindly helped test all 30 of the square designs to check for accuracy in this pattern – it’s always such a pleasure to see a pattern come to life.

Alternating Spike Stitch Granny Square

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