There is no better pattern for fall than the spike cluster stitch.
Delicate tree leafs on a solid base will be THE eye-catching next project idea. If you haven’t tried it before, here you can find three diferent projects using spike cluster stitch I can recommend. Although this beautiful stitch may look intimidating, it is not as complicated as it looks. Really, all you need are some good tutorials to try it, so therefore here they are!
Spike Cluster Stitch
To begin with, you’ll learn how to work up the spike cluster stitch. When you take the time to learn it, it will be useful for any project. Undoubtedly, it is particularly useful for blankets, scarves and throws. In fact any project that has a prominent surface can be a great background for this. Moreover, you can use a single color, many colors or combine numerous shades of one color. A stunning final effect is guaranteed.
The full article about this pattern is on knittingparadise.com blog (you have to scroll the conversation down to get to the pattern):
Spike Cluster Stitch Purse
Next, here is a project that will take your spike clusters to the next level. You’ll need to get 3 colors of yarn, a zipper and some fabric. This purse is large-ish, at approximately 10″ x 4″. Thus, it is of perfect dimensions to find all those annoying little “noseeums” that are forever getting lost in the folds of the handbag..
The full pattern is on http://zarazacrochet.weebly.com/ blog:
Seasons Traveling Afghan
The season traveling afghan, conversely, features a spike cluster stitch leaf motif worked into a background of single crochet stitches. This is a beautiful pattern that includes not only row by row instructions, but a helpful reference photo, as well as a link to a beginner blocking tutorial.