Spike Stitch Pillow Sham

Jan 4, 2006
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by Josi Hannon Madera

Introduction

Spike Stitch Pillow Sham

No introduction is needed for this stunning pillow sham. Check out Josi's Spike Stitch Introduction if you'd like more information before diving in.

Materials List

  • 60 yards - color A, DK to Worsted Weight yarn
    (Shown in Patons Classic Merino Wool (100% wool; 223 yds/205 m per 3.50 oz/100 g) color #00240 Leaf Green)
  • 240 yards - color B, DK to Worsted Weight yarn
    (Shown in Patons Classic Merino Wool (100% wool; 223 yds/205 m per 3.50 oz/100 g) color #00204 Old Gold)
  • 45 yards - color C, DK to Worsted Weight yarn
    (Shown in Patons Classic Merino Wool (100% wool; 223 yds/205 m per 3.50 oz/100 g) color #00214 Dusky Blue)
  • US-J hook (6.00mm)

Finished Size

Completed measurements, with edging 17" x 18.5"

Gauge

Gauge Swatch
Start with 21 ch, and work for front of pattern repeating only 3 times between { } or 20 sc per Row. Follow pattern through Row 24 without changing color.

6 stitches (1 repeats of pattern) = 2"

12 rows = 2.5"

Notes

US Pattern notations used throughout
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet

The Pattern

Front

(A) Base - Using color A, ch of 51

(A) Row 1 (right side) - 1 sc into 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc into each of the remaining 49 sc (50 sc total), turn.

(A) Row 2 - ch 1, 1 sc into each of the next 50 stitches, turn.

(A) Rows 3 to 6 - repeat Row 2, changing to color B at end of Row 6.

(B) Row 7 - ch 1, sc into first stitch, {sc into next stitch, SP-2 over next stitch, SP-3 over next stitch, SP-4 over next stitch, SP-5 over next stitch, SP-6 over next stitch} x 8, sc into last stitch, turn.

(B) Row 8 - ch 1, 1 sc into each of the next 50 stitches, turn.

(B) Rows 9 to 12 - repeat Row 8, changing to color A at end of Row 6.

(A) Row 13 - ch 1, sc into first stitch, {SP-6 over next stitch, SP-5 over next stitch, SP-4 over next stitch, SP-3 over next stitch, SP-2 over next stitch, sc into next stitch} x 8, sc into last stitch, turn.

(A) Row 14 - ch 1, 1 sc into each of the next 50 stitches, turn.

(A) Rows 15 to 18 - repeat Row 14, changing to color C at end of Row 18.

(C) Rows 19 to 24 - repeat Rows 7 to 12 using color C, changing to color B at end of Row 24.

(B) Rows 25 to 30 - repeat Rows 13 to 18 using color B, changing to color C at end of Row 30.

(C) Rows 31 to 36 - repeat Rows 7 to 12 using color C, changing to color A at end of Row 36.

(A) Row 37 to 42 - repeat Rows 13 to 18 using color A, changing to color B at end of Row 42.

(B) Rows 43 to 48 - repeat Rows 7 to 12 using color B, changing to color A at end of Row 48.

(A) Rows 49 to 54 - repeat Rows 13 to 18 using color A, changing to color C at end of Row 54.

(C) Rows 55 to 60 - repeat Rows 7 to 12 using color C, changing to color B at end of Row 60.

(B) Rows 61 to 66 - repeat Rows 13 to 18 using color B, changing to color C at end of Row 66.

(C) Rows 67 to 72 - repeat Rows 7 to 12 using color C, changing to color A at end of Row 72.

(A) Rows 73 to 78 - repeat Rows 13 to 18 using color A, changing to color B at end of Row 78.

(B) Rows 79 to 84 - repeat Rows 7 to 12 using color B, changing to color A at end of row 84.

(A) Rows 85 to 90 - repeat Rows 13 to 18 using color A, changing to color B at end of Row 90.

(B) Row 91 - repeat Row 7.

(B) Row 92 - ch 1, 1 sc into each of the next 50 stitches, turn. Fasten off, front completed.

Back

(B) Base - Using color B, ch of 51.

(B) Row 1 (wrong side) - 1 sc into 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc into each of the remaining 49 sc (50 sc total), turn.

(B) Row 2 - ch 1, 1 sc into each of the next 50 stitches, turn.

(B) Rows 3 to 100 - repeat Row 2. Fasten off, back completed.

Edging

Lay back piece flat (wrong side facing), with most recent row worked at the top edge. Turn top of piece down by 20 rows to create pillow pocket. Lay front of piece over top (right side facing), aligning bottom edge and top edge. The front of piece is slightly larger than back to accommodate an overstuffed pillow. When working stitches along sides, evenly distribute the extra length of the front along the back edge.

Join the color B in the upper left edge (as facing you).

(B) Row 1 -

Step 1: ch 1, stitching through Front, Pillow Flap & Back, work 15 sc placing them evenly along edge.

Step 2: stitching through side edges of Front and Back, work 45 sc, placing them evenly along edge to bottom left corner.

Step 3: ch 1, turn piece so bottom edge is at the top, stitching through Front and Back and working into first rows of both, work 50 sc.

Step 4: ch 1, turn piece so right edge is at the top, stitching through side edges of Front and Back, work 45 sc, placing them evenly along edge to beginning of Pillow Flap.

Step 5: stitching through Front, Pillow Flap & Back, work 15 sc placing them evenly along edge.

Step 6: WORKING ONLY THROUGH FRONT, ch 1, 50 sc along top edge of pillow, join to first sc of Row 1.

(B) Row 2 - ch 1, 1 sc into each stitch, except work (sc, ch 1, sc) into each ch 1 at corner of piece.

(B) Row 3 - repeat Row 2.

This completes the Spike Stitch Pillow Sham. You can add a border or tassels, or leave the edges clean. In the pic it is shown overstuffed with an 18" pillow.


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Comments

Mary Olmeda wrote
on May 23, 2006 2:53 PM

I just saw this pillow sham and love it! I'm going to be busy making a few for my bed, thank you so much for sharing it. I also love what you are wearing, I'm self taught and I stared in 1970 when I moved to Chicago from Florida and was a little lonely, started buying books and teaching myself to read them,my daughter was seven months old at the time,and wow I made alot of mistakes but I ripped and started again til I learn the art of crocheting and love it. I did not live long in Chicago just a little over a year and a half my baby could not take the cold weather she got very ill and the doctor advise me to return home to Florida but I loved it and wish I could go visit there sometime again. I also lived on the southside,near I think if I'm not mistaken it was called Ashland. I remember the street name was May St. That was a long time ago,you just brought back such nice memories. Thank You again, Mary

Cecilia wrote
on Jun 17, 2006 6:32 PM

The link for the spike stitch introduction is not working. Can I get more information on this?

Thanks.

on Jun 18, 2006 10:14 AM

Cecilia - The link has been fixed. Enjoy!

-Kim

Editor

rufaro crafty wrote
on Feb 25, 2007 11:59 PM
Hi Josi,
I am so happy to have chanced upon this pattern !! I have seen a rug made by one of the flickr friends and fell in love with the pattern, and generally guessed how to do it, but getting the pattern itself makes a lot of difference !! This is a beautiful piece designed by you. I'm going to make a piece with this pattern shortly !!

Thanks and happy designing

Aglaranna wrote
on Sep 28, 2007 7:11 PM

Man, this reminds me that I started this a while back and never finished it... Need to pull it back out. Don't know why I stopped, because I LOVED how it was turning out! But I guess us crocheters get easily distracted by "shiny" things ;-)

~ Jen :)

http://www.jmwjewelry.com

http://aglarannacrochet.blogspot.com

Terri Lynn1 wrote
on May 4, 2009 5:48 PM

So very cool. I love it and can't wait to start.

Heather G wrote
on May 24, 2010 2:08 PM

I need to use this stitch pattern for a smaller piece. I was wondering how you determined how many chains to start with. Do you use an even number of stitch plus 1?

 

Thanks!

Heather G

LuC wrote
on May 31, 2010 8:12 PM

 

This is so pretty. Thanks for the pattern. I think I'll use up scraps & do an afghan, a potholder, and a dishcloth. 

SGC7 wrote
on Jul 28, 2010 11:40 AM

Indeed stunning! How much did it take, because I don't see any note about that?