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Bear Claw Crochet Stitch or Spike Crochet Stitch – Free Crochet Pattern

Bear Claw Crochet Stitch or Spike Crochet Stitch tutorial will teaches you to crochet this beautiful crochet stitch. It’s done very simple stitch that only uses sc (single crochet) dc (double crochet) FPTRC (Front post triple crochet) FPDC (front post double crochet)

So I did my best to recreate it by looking at the pictures she shared in the group and this is what I came up with!

It really is a simple stitch! Don’t let the Front post triple crochets scare you, it’s super easy to get down and there’s only 4 repeating rows that can be done in your sleep.

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Bear Claw Crochet Stitch – Free Crochet Pattern

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For this project you’ll need:

HOOK: Size yarn recommends but I used 5 mm hook or size H hook for the US

YARN: Any size but I used worsted weight yarn, 4 ply US, 10 ply AU

If you are looking to make an afghan I have estimated about how many chains you would need to get these following sizes:

I also recommend using a size 6 mm \ J hook to make the beginning chain, then switch to a size 5 mm \ H hook on row 1

This stitch also uses 3 colors. I used Cream, Rose and a Variegated yarn, and this is how I will refer to them in the pattern.


Blanket Sizes

  • For baby blanket 126 stitches + 5 = 131 total stitches
  • For twin size 154 Stitches + 5 = 159 total stitches
  • For Queen size 196 + 5 = 201

This is only an estimate. I recommend measuring your chain to get a better idea of size.






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ch = Chain

sl st = Slip Stitch

st = Stitch

SC = Single Crochet

DC = Double Crochet

TRC = Triple Crochet

FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet

* = Repeat what’s in between * for rest of round.


Multiples of the stitch

This stitch is done in multiples of 7 + 5


To start: with Rose color

ch in multiples of 7 until you reach desired size then ch 5 and you’re ready to start.


Row 1

sc in 2nd ch from hook. sc in all sts. ch 2 and turn.


Row 2

The ch 2 will count as 1st DC of row. DC into 2nd st and in all sts.


Row 3

sc in 2nd ch from hook. sc in all sts. Change color at the end of row.


Row 4: with Cream color

ch 1 and sc into 1st dc of row. Sc in next 3 sts. * FPDC on the post of the next DC (5th one over) , TRC on the sc 2 rows down, FPDC on the post of the next DC, Sc in next 4 sts. *

at end of row, sc in last 3 sc’s and sc in the top of the ch 3. ch 2 and turn


Row 5

sc in 1st sc,  sc in all sts. ch 2 and turn.


Row 6

The ch 2 will count as 1st DC of row. DC into 2nd st and in all sts.


Row 7

sc in 1st sc,  sc in all sts. 


Repeat rows 4 – 7  Change colors when you get to the repeat at


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