The crochet Feather and Fan Stitch is a beautiful lace stitch, which is perfect for crochet accessories and garments, but also for blankets and home decor items.
Despite it looking kind of complicated, crocheting the feather and fan stitch is actually not difficult at all.
It only requires you to get familiar with double crochet 2, 4, or 7 together, but I am sure that with this step-by-step tutorial, you won’t have any problems crocheting this stitch!
– 5.5-mm (I/9 USA, 5 UK) Hook
– Aran (4 Medium) Yarn. I used Stylecrafts Special Aran, color Pale Rose (1080)
CROCHET ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Dc2Tog – Double Crochet 2 Together
Dc4Tog – Double Crochet 4 Together
Dc7Tog – Double Crochet 7 Together
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St(s) – Stitch(es)
Tr – Treble Crochet
Yo – Yarn over
(…) – Repeat the instructions within brackets for the indicated number of times.[…] – Repeat the instructions within brackets all in the same indicated st.
*… – Repeat the instructions from the * for the indicated number of times.
Feather and Fan Stitch – Quick Pattern
Chain a multiple of 12 + 1 + 2.
Row 1. Dc4tog starting from the fourth ch from your hook. Ch 1, *(tr 1, ch 1) twice. In the next st, [tr 1, ch 1, tr 1]. (Ch 1, tr 1) twice. Ch 1, dc7tog, ch 1. Repeat from * as many times as the number you multiplied 12 for minus 1. (Tr 1, ch 1) twice. In the next st, [tr 1, ch 1, tr 1]. Ch 1, dc4tog. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2. Dc2tog. *Dc 11 (over the next tr and ch-1 spaces), dc2tog between the ch-1 spaces before and after the dc7tog from the previous row. Repeat from * as many times as the number you multiplied 12 for minus 1. Dc 11, dc2tog. Ch 2, turn.
Alright, let’s break this down step-by-step and let’s try to make it a bit more clear.
Feather and Fan Stitch – Step-by-Step Tutorial
Chain a multiple of 12 + 1, and add 2 more chains for turning.
So, for example, you can chain either (12*1)+1+2=15, or (12*2)+1+2=27, or (12*3)+1+2= 39, etc.
For this tutorial, I started with a chain of 39.
Yo and insert your hook into the fourth chain from your hook (the ch that looks a bit bigger in the picture).
Yo and draw yarn up a loop. Yo again and draw yarn through two loops on your hook to complete the first half of a dc.
*Yo and insert your hook into the next st, yo, and pick up a loop. Yo, draw yarn through two loops on your hook. Repeat from * three times.
Yo and draw yarn though all 4 loops on your hook.
Notice how even though you only made 3 dc, this actually counts as your first dc4tog because the initial 3 chains count as your first dc!
Make your first fan as follow.
(Tr 1, ch 1) twice. In the next st, [tr 1, ch 1, tr 1]. (Ch 1, tr 1) twice.
Ch 1, dc7tog.
To dc7tog, repeat step 3 but for 7 times instead of just 3! Then, yo and pull through all 8 loops on your hook.
If you started with a chain of 39, repeat steps 6 to 9 (fans and dc7tog) once more, and then step 6 (fan) again. You should have 4 sts left to work!
Ch 1, dc4tog.
Row 2 is going to start with a dc2tog, which I broke down into steps 1 to 4. Let’s take a look.
Ch 2 (counts as the first half of the dc2tog), and turn your work.
Yo and insert your hook into the next ch-1 space.
Yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on your hook.
Yo, and pull though the last two loops.
Dc 11 by making a dc in each tr and ch-1 space from the first fan on the previous row.
Dc2tog by working your 2 sts in the ch-1 space before and the ch-1 space after the dc7tog.
Keep dc 11 over each fan from the previous row, and dc2tog over the ch-1 spaces before and after each dc7tog.
Once you complete the 11 dc over the last fan, make a dc2 tog between the last ch-1 space and the dc4tog from the previous row.
Ch 2, and turn.
Row 3 is essentially the same as row 1 with the exception that you’re going to work over the dc sts from row 2.
Remember that the turning ch-2 counts as the first st of your first dc4tog. This means that you’ll have to start making your dc sts from the second st of the previous row!
Dc4tog, ch 1.
*(Tr 1, ch 1) twice. In the next st, [tr 1, ch 1, tr 1]. (Ch 1, tr 1) twice. Ch 1, dc7tog.
Repeat from * until you only have 4 sts left to work. Then, dc4tog.
Keep repeating the steps for Row 3 and 4 to grow the length of your project.
YOU LEARNED TO CROCHET THE Feather and Fan STITCH!
I hope you enjoyed this free stitch tutorial!
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