Spiked Arcade Stitch Pattern plus VIDEO

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The Arcade Stitch is a unique crochet stitch pattern. It is a striking and different crochet stitch for blankets and scarves. There are different ways of making the Arcade Stitch and in this version I’ve added spike stitches for more texture, thus the name Spiked Arcade Stitch. It’s one of three crochet stitches in my free textured blanket pattern “Stay Wild Moon Child” throw blanket. You might also like the Astro Cluster Stitch.

Video Crochet Tutorial

Spiked Arcade Stitch Crochet Video Tutorial

Scroll down for the written pattern.

Yarn

You can use any yarn and matching hook for this stitch pattern. I’m using one of my favourite yarns, Sirdar’s Sublime, Extra Fine Merino Worsted which has since been discontinued (sadly!). It is a a beautiful soft superwash merino that comes in many different colours. It is the same yarn in my free shawl pattern Atomic Spring Wrap.

The yarn is Aran/worsted weight; 109 yards/100 m per 50g ball, and I used a 5mm hook. If I use a double knit yarn, I’d use a 4mm hook.

Yarn for crochet stitch pattern

Pattern

The stitch pattern is in multiples of 8 plus 3 stitches, and add on 3 chains for your starting chain. My swatch is made using 27 stitches which is 3 lots of 8, plus 3. I started with 30 chains.

This pattern is in US terms. I have added UK terms in ( ) below.

Abbreviations

  • Chain: Ch
  • Chain space: ch-sp
  • Double crochet: dc (tr)
  • Double crochet 2 together: dc2tog (tr2tog)
  • Repeat: rep
  • Right side: RS
  • Single crochet: sc (dc)
  • Space: sp
  • Stitch: st
  • Stitches: sts

Special Stitches

Spike sc: Working two rows below, insert your hook into the centre stitch of the missed sts, yarn around hook and pull up a loop, enclosing the ch3-sp, yarn over and pull through two loops to finish the single crochet.

Spike dc: Working two rows below, yarn over, insert your hook into the centre stitch of the missed sts, yarn around hook and pull up a loop, enclosing the ch3-sp, (yarn over and pull through two loops) twice to finish the double crochet.

Chain a multiple of 8 plus 3, plus 3 (see above for explanation).

Row 1 (RS): Starting in the 5th ch from hook (missed sts count as first dc), dc in each st across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc in first st, sc in next st, ch 1, miss 1 st, *sc in next st, ch 5, miss 3 sts, sc in next st **, ch 3, miss 3 sts; rep from * ending last rep at ** with 3 sts remaining, ch 1, miss 1 st, sc in next 2 sts. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1 (not a st), sc in the first st, sc in the next st, *11 dc in the ch5-sp **, [working 2 rows below, spike sc around ch3-sp into centre missed st]; rep from * ending last rep at **, miss ch-sp, sc in each of the next 2 sts. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as first tr), tr in next st, ch 2, miss 3 dc, *sc in next st, ch 3, miss 3 dc, sc in next st **, ch 5, miss 6 dc; rep from * ending last rep at **, ch 2, miss 3 dc, tr in each of the next 2 sts. Turn.

Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next st, 5 dc in ch2-sp, miss sc, *[working 2 rows below, spike sc around ch3-sp into centre missed st], miss sc **,11 dc in ch5-sp; rep from * ending last rep at ** work 5 dc in ch2-sp, dc in each of the next 2 sts. Turn.

Row 6: Ch 1 (not a st), sc in first st, sc in next st, ch 1, miss dc, sc in next st, * ch 5, miss (3dc, spike sc, 3 dc), sc in next st **, ch 3, miss 3 dc, sc in next st; rep from * ending last rep at **, ch 1, miss 1 dc, sc in each of the last 2 sts. Turn.

Rep Rows 3-6 for pattern.

Continue to repeat the pattern as many times as you want. You can end with a Row 5 for a scalloped edge, or continue to the Final Row for a solid row of double crochets.

Final Row (after a Row 6 repeat): 3 dc (counts as first dc), dc in sc, dc in ch1-sp, miss sc, * 5 dc in ch5-sp, miss sc **, 1 dc in ch3-sp, [working 2 rows below, spike dc around ch3-sp into centre missed st]; rep from * ending last rep at **, 1 dc in ch1-sp, dc in each of last 2 sts.

Stay Wild Moon Child Blanket

The Puffs and Shells Stitch, Spiked Arcade Stitch and Astro Cluster Stitch are all in my free textured blanket pattern “Stay Wild Moon Child” throw blanket.

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