The Open Fan Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #67

Stitch Description

The Open Fan Stitch is a crochet openwork pattern which creates a fabric of staggered fan motifs. It is a great stitch choice for lace stoles and shawls.

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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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Addi Swing Ergonomic Crochet Hook

Skacel Addi Swing Hook was developed with comfort in mind. The handle is constructed of two plastics: one colorful and soft, and the other, white and firm. The two balance each other perfectly for just the right amount of flexibility.This is a crochet hook to love! The beautifully balanced handle rests perfectly in your hand as addi’s Turbo hook glides in and out of each stitch. With addi Swing Hooks you can say good-bye (and good riddance!) to cramped fingers forever.

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Abbreviations

ch
Chain Stitch
sc
Single Crochet
dc
Double Crochet
tr
Triple Crochet

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 10 + 6 (add 1 for base chain)

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 10 + 6 (add 1 for base chain)

  • Row 1: (Right side) 1sc into 2nd ch from hook, *1ch. skip 4ch, into next ch work a Fan of 1 tr, [2ch, 1tr] 4 times, then 1ch, skip 4ch, 1sc into next ch; rep from * to last 5ch, 1ch, skip 4ch, into last ch work [1tr, 2ch] twice and 1 tr, turn.
  • Row 2: 1ch, 1sc into first st, *3ch, skip next 2ch sp, 1dc into next sp**, 2ch, skip next tr and work 1dc into first 2ch sp of next Fan, 3ch, work 1sc into center tr of Fan; rep from * ending last rep at **, 1 ch, 1tr into last sc, skip tch, turn.
  • Row 3: 7ch (count as 1tr and 2ch), skip first tr,work {1tr, 2ch, 1tr] into next 1ch sp, 1ch, skip 3ch sp, 1sc into next sc, *1ch, skip next 3ch sp, work a Fan into next 2ch sp, 1ch, skip next 3ch sp, 1sc into next sc; ref rpm * to end, skip tch, turn.
  • Row 4: 6 ch (count as 1tr and 1ch), skip first tr, work 1 dc into next 2ch sp, 2ch, 1 sc into center tr of Fan, *3ch, skip next 2ch sp, 1 dc into next 2ch sp, 2ch, skip next tr and work 1dc into first 2ch sp of next Fan, 3ch, 1sc into center tr of Fan: rep from * ending last rep in 3rd ch of tch, turn.
  • Row 5: 1ch, *sc into sc, 1ch, skip next 3ch sp, Fan into next 2ch sp, 1ch, skip next 3 ch sp; rep from * to last sc, 1sc into sc, 1ch, skip next 3ch sp, work [1tr,2ch] twice and 1tr all into top of tch, turn.
  • Fact: Fan stitches are similar to shell stitches, but usually have a chain stitch somewhere between the post stitches. Shell stitches are made up of only posts.

    Repeat rows 2 – 5 until you have reached your desired length.

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