Crochet for Knitters – Spiked Edging

One of my favorite ways to work crochet into your knitting is with crocheted edgings. Here I show you how to work a spiked edge.

Crochet instructions for the spiked edging:
This edging looks best if you do it in a contrasting color. *Single crochet into 2 stitches, then make a “spike” by inserting your hook into the stitch below (or lower). Grab the yarn and pull up 1 loop, grab the yarn again and pull through two remaining loops. Skip next stitch. Repeat from *.

Knitting instructions for the long moss stitch:
CO an even number of stitches.
Row 1 (WS): *K1, P1*, repeat to end of row
Row 2: *P1, K1*, repeat to end of row
Row 3: *P1, K1*, repeat to end of row
Row 4: *K1, P1*, repeat to end of row
Row 5: *K1, P1*, repeat to end of row
Repeat Rows 2-4 to desired length. BO in pattern on RS of work.

Info on things you’ll see in this video:

The yarn I used in the blue sample is Berroco Vintage.

The yarn I used in the bulky sample where I’m demonstrating the stitch is Berroco Peruvia Quick.

The scarf I’m wearing is the Clapotis.
Knit with Noro Silk Garden in colorway #87.

The scarf on the mannequin is Cozy.
Knit in Lana Grossa Cool Wool Merino.

The red nail polish I’m wearing is OPI, in color Chick Flick Cherry. The polish on my sparkly accent nail is OPI, in color The Living Daylights.

8 comments on “Crochet for Knitters – Spiked Edging

  1. Your videos are awesome, so well done, with every detail covered down to the color of your nail polish! It helps so much to be able to see these edgings being worked live. There is another crocheted edging that I would love to see you do some time, and I believe it’s called a crab stitch as it’s worked backwards. If you are looking for future subject material, I think this would be a good one. Thank you so much for sharing these videos with us!

  2. Have you made any tutorials on crocheting knitted squares together? I am making large stockinet squares for a blanket and would like to crochet them together then crochet a border on finished blanket.

  3. On all three of the crocheted edges you demonstrate the cast on or bind off edge. I have a seed stitch blanket that I’ll be putting an edge on. How do I count the stitches on the side since it doesn’t have a row of v’s. I’m thinking that a purl bump counts as a stitch and knit counts as another stitch and I just grab one of those with my crochet hook. Do I make sense?

  4. Hi! Should the piece be blocked prior to adding the crocheted border, or does it not matter either way? Thanks!

  5. Megan – yes, it’s a very good idea to block (or at least steam block to size) your finished piece before adding any border. You don’t want the border to end up being too tight if the piece is a bit larger after getting wet!
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