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Spike Chain Stitch Scarf

Posted on October 1, 2014

I have been crocheting chain stitch scarves lately and came up with this stitch variation. On my chain stitch scarves, I change yarn colors every other row and just carry the yarn at the end of that row. I drop and pick up the new color after I crochet two rows.

Crocheted Spike Chain Stitch Scarf

On the first row of the new color, I do a single crochet spike stitch or long crochet stitch down into the first row of the prior new color. By working this long single crochet stitch, it creates a unique V stitch look to the scarf. Here is a closeup of one scarf I crocheted using the stitch design.

Here is a pink and white youth sized scarf I crocheted using the same chain stitch design. For the youth size, I crocheted a starting chain of 5 feet.


Spike Chain Stitch Scarf Pattern

H (5 mm) crochet hook
3 – 4 ozs Medium weight yarn in 2 colors for total of 7-8 ozs for adult length scarf
USA Crochet terms used in pattern

Row 1
Chain 7+ feet to start scarf. Don’t worry about stitch count as you can always just unravel any unused stitches of the base row you don’t need.

Row 2
SC in 2nd chain from hook and SC in the next stitch also. *Chain 4 and skip 3 chain stitches, then SC in next stitch.* Repeat between * across row and SC in each of the last 2 stitches of chain. Remember if you can’t do another repetition of the pattern, just work a SC in the last two stitches

Row 3
Pull up new color in last stitch of row 2, ch 1 and turn.
Work spike stitch (long SC stitch) into the first two stitches of row 1 (prior color.) Chain 4 and skip over chain space and work a spike stitch into the center of next SC stitch from row 1 and just keep repeating between * until the last two stitches of row. Work a spike stitch into the last two stitches of row. (Make sure you go down into the row 1 SC of the prior color so you have a long SC to match other long SC along the row. See photo below to help.

Closeup of start of spike stitch with new color into stitch below.

Finish of spike stitch

Row 4
Ch 1 and turn. Work SC into the next 2 stitches of row, *chain 4 and skip chain space and work a SC into the next SC* of row 3. Repeat between * until end of row, work a SC in each of the last two stitches of row. Change color on last st of row by dropping old color and picking up the new color on last loop of last stitch. You just leave the old color at end of row and pick it back up when you return to the end this row again.

Tip: All SC’s for this row are regular and not long (spike) SC’s. Only the first row of each new color are spike SC’s. The second row of each color is worked with regular SC’s. You will have two SC stitches at the end of each row.

Row 5
Ch 1 and turn. Working in new color, work a spike (long) SC down into the center of the SC’s 2 rows down. (This would be the first row of color change.)
Chain 4 and skip over chain space and work a spike stitch into the center of next SC stitch from 2 rows down and just keep repeating between * until the last two stitches of row. Work a spike stitch into the last two stitches of row.

Repeat row 4 and 5 until desired width is obtained.

Make sure your final row is regular SC’s as in row 4 to finish scarf. You want to have two rows of each color when you finish off scarf. I finished off my scarves using the same color as the first 2 rows.

30 rows has a finished size of 6-1/2 inches wide as in the black and orange scarf.

The front of the scarf has all the spike stitches lined up. The back of the scarf has a different look with the stitches creating the design below.

Trim:
Work a row of SC along the ends of the scarf if desired. The black and orange scarf has this trim.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab above.

Abbreviations:
Beg – Beginning
Ch -Chain
Ea – Each
FO – Finish Off
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch

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14 Responses to “Spike Chain Stitch Scarf”

  1. Doug
    Oct 01, 2014

    Very cool!
    Question about the pattern, in row 2 you chain 4 but only skip 3 chains before making a sc, is that a typo, should the chain and the number of stitches skipped be the same?
    Thanks!


  2. Cindy
    Oct 02, 2014

    @Doug – Yes chain 4 and skip over 3 chains which means you will be working the SC into the 4th stitch. It all works out and is not a typo. Let me know how yours turns out. I’d love to see your scarf.


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  4. Jane Green
    Oct 09, 2014

    How simple and cute! Love it! đŸ™‚


  5. magento
    Oct 10, 2014

    Oooh, I wish I’d known about this before I started my latest granny square blanket! … granny scarf for a friend, I may use this pattern/idea of yours to give it a bit


  6. joseph Bambridge
    Oct 12, 2014

    How simple and cute!I Like It


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  8. Minh C=VÅ©
    Nov 04, 2014

    So cute đŸ˜¡ thanks for your detail tutorial


  9. shipon
    Nov 20, 2014

    How simple and cute!I very very Like and love It.


  10. I’d love to share an image and link to your Spike Chain Stitch Scarf in a roundup of patterns for Wear Red Day, an event in the United States to help promote awareness of women’s heart disease.

    If I have permission to include your photo in the roundup image, please let me know. Thank you.


  11. Cindy
    Feb 01, 2015

    Marie – Yes you have my permission to use any images you need. Please just provide a link back to the pattern and acknowledge that it is copyrighted by My Recycled Bags

    Best wishes and thanks so much for asking.


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  13. Margarita Martinez
    Oct 08, 2016

    Lovely stitch I want to try it as part of fingerless glovesgloves


  14. Margarita Martinez
    Oct 08, 2016

    Nice stitch, can be used for different items. Thanks



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