Fantail stitch

Free crochet pattern: fantail stitch

It's time for another instalment of Sunday Stitches! This week, our free pattern is a crochet one - fantail stitch. It's a great stitch to hook if you're looking for an easy-to-work lace pattern.

18th June 2017

Fancy learning a new crochet stitch? The fantail stitch is a fun one to try! Each of the fans are made up of 9 treble stitches worked in the same place, which gives the stitch an interesting texture and defined shape.

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To crochet the fantail stitch pattern, just follow this stitch pattern to the desired length:

Fantail Stitch




ch chain stitch

dc double crochet

fan 9 tr in same st

puff [yrh, insert hook through st, draw loop through] five times (11 loops on hook). Yrh, draw through 10 loops, yrh, draw through last 2 loops

sl st slip stitch

sp space

st(s) stitch(es)

t-ch turning chain

tr treble crochet

V-st(itch) 1 tr, ch 1, 1 tr in same stitch

yrh yarn round hook

This stitch pattern is perfect for textured, open work shawls or blankets.

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Next week, learn how to knit the two colour dip stitch! Check out our previous Sunday Stitches right here.

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