I have posted this Crochet Spikes Pattern as an add-on to my Crochet Dinosaur Puzzle, but you can use it for anything you fancy, really. If you want bigger spikes, just keep going with the pattern until you have a big enough spike.
- Worsted weight or light worsted weight yarn
- 4 mm crochet hook (US G/6 UK 8)
- Yarn needle
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single crochet
Sc inc – Single crochet increase (2 sc’s in the same stitch)
** – repeat the instructions between asterisks as many times as specified
Start with a long tai of yarnl as you will use this to sew the sides of the spike together and to attach the finished spike to your project of choice.
Large Crochet Spike
1. Ch 2.
2. Make 2 sc’s in the second chain from the hook. Ch 1 and turn. (2)
3. Sc inc in both stitches. Ch 1 and turn. (4)
4. *Sc in in the next st, sc in the next st* x 2. Ch 1 and turn. (6)
5. *Sc in in the next st, sc in the next 2 st’s* x 2. Ch 1 and turn. (8)
6. *Sc in in the next st, sc in the next 3 st’s* x 2. Ch 1 and turn. (10)
7. *Sc in in the next st, sc in the next 4 st’s* x 2. Ch 1 and bind off. (12)
Please note: if you want larger spikes for another project – and you can go as large as you want!! – just keep adding one extra sc between increases for every row you add. The next row, for example, will have 5 sc’s after the increase and the one after that will have 6.
Medium Crochet Spike
Follow the above pattern until you get to the end of Row 6. Bind off and sew the spike as directed below.
Little Crochet Spike
Follow the above pattern until you get to the end of Row 5. Bind off and sew the spike as directed below.
Tiny Crochet Spike
Follow the above pattern until you get to the end of Row 4. Bind off and sew the spike as directed below.
Attaching the Spikes to Your Project
Spikes?? Spikes??? They look more like wedges to me…
Yes they do. But not for long. Fold the wedges in half and use the initial tail of yarn to sew the open side together using a whip stitch. You should now have a double-layer spike. Stuff the tail from the bind-off up into the spike and attach the spike to your project as desired, using the initial tail of yarn that you used to sew the sides together with.
Hi my name is cynthia, I purchased you amamani puzzle balls book. I have been working on the dinosaur and.i can’t seem to get the pieces sewn together.the right way. I have read and reread the instructions. Do you happen to have a video on how to sew the legs together and the body. Thanks sincerely
Dedri Uys says
Hi Cynthia. There are no videos of attaching the pieces, but I am happy to assist you. What exactly are you having trouble with and I will walk you through it.