The Open Fan Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #133

Stitch Description

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the open fan stitch. This stitch creates a fan pattern with lots of texture. The open fans stitch would be great for blankets, baby blankets, and scarves!

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Materials Used

Merino Lambs Wool

This unbelievably soft wool is made from shrink treated Merino Lambs Wool. It offers the wonderful qualities of traditionally spun wool, but with the convenience of machine washing and drying. Garments made from this yarn will not shrink or fade after numerous machine washings and dryings. Made in the USA.

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Laurel Hill Crochet Hook

Crafted in a dense, hard wood, these hooks from Laurel Hill are a pleasure to own and use. Palmwood has a strong, dark grain - and these hooks are made with a large, comfortable-to-use flat surface for the thumb of your working hand. Palmwood is very dense so it can be finely polished- you feel no wood grain, just a fine smooth crochet surface.

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Abbreviations

ch
Chain Stitch
sc
Single Crochet
dc
Double Crochet


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Easy

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 12 + 6

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain:Multiples of 12 + 6

  • Row 1: (Right Side): Dc in sixth ch from hook, skip next 3 chs, sc in next 5 chs, *skip next 3 chs, dc in next ch, (ch2, dc in same st) twice, skip next 3chs, sc in next 5chs; rep from * across to last 4chs, skip next 3chs, (dc, ch2, dc) in last ch.
  • Row 2: Ch3, turn; 4dc in next ch2 sp, skip next 2sts, sc in next 3sc, 4dc in next ch2 sp, *dc in next dc, 4dc in next ch2 sp, skip next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sc, 4dc in next sp; rep from * across, dc in third ch of turning, ch.
  • Row 3: Ch1, turn; sc in first 3dc, skip next 3 sts, dc in next sc, (ch2, dc in same st) twice, *skip next 3 sts, sc in next 5dc, skip next 3 sts, dc in next sc, (ch2, dc in same st) twice; rep from * across to last 6 sts, skip next 3 sts, sc in next 2 dc and in next ch.
  • Row 4: Ch1, turn; sc in first 2sc, 4dc in next ch2 sp, dc in next dc, 4dc in next ch2 sp, *skip next 2 sts, sc in next 3sc, 4dc in next ch2 sp, dc in next dc, 4dc in next ch2 sp; rep from * across to last 4 sts, skip next 2sts, sc in last 2sc.
  • Row 5: Ch5, turn; dc in first sc, skip next 3 sts, sc in next 5dc, *skip next 3 sts, dc in next sc, (ch2, dc in same st) twice, skip next 3 sts, sc in next 5dc; rep from * across to last 4 sts, skip next 3 sts, (dc, ch2, dc) in last sc.
  • Repeat rows 2-5 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Open Fan Stitch

Example of the Open Fan Stitch (Click for Larger)


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