I was introduced the the crochet spike stitch several years ago, though it was called a long single crochet by the designer. This incredible stitch was so easy, but the resulting fabric was awesome. Worked in a contrasting color, you can create simple colowork, and even when worked in the same color, spike stitches create a beautiful textured fabric.
In our newest free eBook we have included a brief article that will explain how the spike stitch is created and how to combine vertical and diagonal stitches to create eye-catching patterns. You can add this stitch to a pattern you are currently working or start one of the four innovative free crochet spike stitch patterns we have included in this eBook.