This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the fan stitch. Fan stitches come in all kinds of sizes, but always create a scalloped shape. They are often confused with shell stitches, but they have a few distinct differences. They are incorporated into many stitch patterns.
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Fan Stitches are created by crocheting more than twice into the same stitch. They differ from shell stitches in two ways:
Fan stitches have a least one chain space in between the stitches. This can either be separating each stitch, or at one point in the stitch.
Fan stitches are almost always stacked in columns one on top of the other.
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