The Fantail Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #175

Stitch Description

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the fantail stitch. This stitch creates a delicate fan textured pattern. The fantail stitch would be great for blankets, shawls, and baby blankets!

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Materials Used

Mountain Meadow Wool

Our fiber factory begins in Wyoming’s rugged mountain climate.Because it is so fine, mountain merino yarn is silky soft to the touch, insulates well, and feels delightful next to your skin.We process the best fiber from the best growers in the West, transforming it into extraordinary wool products: knitting and weaving yarns; handspinner roving; quilt batts; felt and more. Made in USA.

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Crystal Palace Bamboo Crochet Hook

Crystal Palaces’ Bamboo Crochet Hooks are lovely, and feel great in your hand. These 6 inch crochet hooks are made from specially selected, cured, and finished bamboo for an exceptionally smooth feel. Made in Japan.

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Abbreviations

ch
Chain Stitch
sc
Single Crochet
dc
Double Crochet
hdc
Half Double Crochet

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiple of 10 + 1

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Multiple of 10 + 1. Add 1 for base chain.

  • Row 1: (Right Side): 1sc into 2nd ch from hook, 1sc into next ch, *skip 3ch, work aFan of [3dc, 1ch, 3dc] into next ch, skip 3ch, 1sc into next ch**, 1ch, skip 1ch, 1sc into next ch; rep from * ending last rep at **, 1sc into last ch, turn.
  • Row 2: 2ch (count as 1hdc), 1hdc into first st, *3ch, 1sc into ch sp at center of next Fan, 3ch**, work V st of [1hdc, 1ch, 1hdc] into next sp; rep from * ending last rep at **, 2hdc into last sc, skip tch, turn.
  • Row 3: 3ch, 3dc into first st, *1sc into next 3ch arch, 1ch, 1sc into next arch**, work a Fan into sp at center of next V st; rep from * ending last rep at **, 4dc into top of tch, turn.
  • Row 4: 1ch, 1sc into first st, *3ch, V st into next sp, 3ch, 1sc into sp at center of next Fan; rep from * ending last rep into top of tch, turn.
  • Row 5: 1ch, 1sc into first st, *1sc into next arch Fan into sp at center of next V st, 1sc into next arch**, 1ch; rep from * ending last rep at **, 1sc into last sc skip tch, turn.
  • Repeat rows 2-5 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Fantail Stitch. (Reversible)

Example of the Fantail Stitch. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)


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