Pike Stitch Extended Single Granny Square

Learn how to crochet the Blossom stitch with this free granny square which has a video tutorial. This lacy stitch is so pretty and quick to work up without using too much yarn.

Pike Stitch Extended Single Granny Square

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Extended Single Granny Square | Free Crochet Pattern

The 4th  square to be released in the Hodgepodge Granny Square crochet along will introduce you to extended crochet stitches.

The Extended Single Crochet stitch is worked in between the stitches in the previous row to create the Pike Stitch; a textured open stitch on a smaller scale than other lacy stitches.

A small amount of care and attention is needed to ensure that the stitches are worked into the right spot to create the texture.

The Pike Stitch granny square is a free beginner crochet square pattern, which will show you how to work extended single crochet stitches.

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Pike Stitch Granny Square


US Terms (UK terms in brackets)

St(s) – Stitch(es)

Ch – Chain

Ch Sp – Chain Space

ExSc – Extended Single Crochet

Skill level: Beginner


  • Aran/worsted weight yarn
  • I used used 55m PaintBox Simply Aran 100% Acrylic yarn in 2 shades:
  • A – 245
  • B – 202
  • 5mm Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge: 7 sts and 9 rows = 4 inches (10cm) in pattern using a 5mm hook. Use a larger or smaller crochet hook to obtain the correct tension.

Finished Size: 

  • 8″ x 8″

Special Stitches

ExSc = extended Single Crochet

  • Insert hook into stitch, YO, bring up loop
  • YO, pull through 1st loop on hook
  • YO, pull through remaining 2 loops on hook
Easy Granny Square Pattern

How to make this Pike Stitch Granny Square Pattern

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 Ch3 DOES counts as ExSc and ch1 where marked
  • This square is worked in Rows.

Row 1: Ch30, sc in 2nd ch from hook (counts as exsc), *ch1, skip next ch, exsc in next, repeat from * to end. Turn. (15 exdc, 14 ch-1 sps)

Row 2: Ch3 (counts as exsc and ch-1), exsc in next inserting hook to right of single vertical strand, ch1, skip ch-1 sp, repeat from * ending final exsc in 2nd ch. Turn.

Row 3: Repeat Row 2.

Row 4-6: With B. Repeat Row 2.

Blossom Stitch Granny Square Pattern

Row 7-9: With A. Repeat Row 2.

Row 10-12: With B. Repeat Row 2.

Row 13-15: With A. Repeat Row 2.

Row 16-18: With B. Repeat Row 2.

Continue to Edging.

Easy Crochet Granny Square Blanket


Ch 1, rotate to work across row ends, place 28 sc evenly across, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner, rotate to work opposite side of starting ch, 28 sc (sc 2 in to each ch sp, and into end of each st), (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner, rotate to work across row ends, place 28 sc evenly across, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner, rotate to work across Row 18, sc in each across to end (28 sc), ch 1, sl st to 1st sc to join.

Fasten off, weave in remaining ends.

Pike Stitch Granny Square Pattern

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.

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