The Fanciful Fences Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #206

Stitch Description

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the fanciful fences stitch. This stitch creates a dense but delicate pattern with a lot of texture. The fanciful fences stitch would be great for blankets, scarves and baby hats!

Video Tutorial


Chain Stitch
Double Crochet
Front Post Double Crochet

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 1

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 8 +7

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain:Multiples of 8 +7

  • Foundation Row: 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in each of next 3ch, *skip next ch, [2dc, ch 2, 2dc] in next ch (shell made), skip next ch, 1dc in each of next 5ch, rep from * across, turn.
  • Row 1: ch 3, skip 1st dc, 1FPdc around the post of each of next 4dc, *skip 2dc of next shell, [2dc, ch 2, 2dc] in ch 2 space of next shell, skip next 2dc of shell, 1FPdc around post of each of next 5dc, rep from * ending with 1Fpdc around the post of last 4dc, 1dc in top of the tch, turn.

Repeat row 1 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Fanciful Fences Stitch. (Reversible)

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

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