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The Fan Stitch crochet pattern is a fairly straight forward stitch to work that really stands out when worked in multiple colours.
There are many different types of fan stitches. This one is worked by making “fans” of triple/treble stitches and then alternating them with rows of single crochet. In the pattern today I have worked the rows of single crochet in a contrasting colour to really make the fan stitches stand out.
This stitch pattern would work beautifully in a blanket or other larger project. The pattern works up quite quickly due to the taller triple/treble stitches. It is also the same on both sides which means it’s great for those revisable projects.
Materials for this Tutorial:
For this tutorial today I will be using a small amount of cotton yarn. This yarn is a worsted weight yarn called Pima Cotton by Lion Brand Yarn. I will also be using a 5 mm crochet hook. The hook you will see me using in the video tutorial below is a Clover Soft Touch Hook also available on Lion Brand through the link above.
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Fan Stitch Crochet Pattern:
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Spike – A single crochet stitch worked over the stitch below and into the stitch two rows below.
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
This stitch is worked in rows in this tutorial. You may work it in one colour or many. I will be working the stitch in two colours: A and B.
To begin, make a slip knot and then a foundation chain. For your foundation chain you will need a multiple of ten stitches, plus two (10+2) for your foundation chain.
For example, with colour A, ch 32.
Sc in the 2nd ch from your hook and in each st across. Ch 1, turn.
Sc in the first st, *sk the next 4 sts, 9 tr in the next st, sk the next 4 sts, sc in the next st; Rpt from * across. Drop colour A yarn, join colour B at the start of row.
With colour B, ch 1, sc in each of the 1st 10 sts, *spike in the next st, sc in each of the next 9 sts; Rpt from * across, sc in the final st. Drop colour B, pick up colour A. Ch 4, turn.
With colour A, 4 tr in the 1st st, *sk the next 4 sts, sc in the next st, sk the next 4 sts, 9 tr in the next st; Rpt from * across ending with an sc, sk the next 4 sts, 5 tr in the final st. Drop colour A, pick up colour B at the start of row. Ch 1.
With colour B, sc in each of the 1st 5 sts, *spike in the next st, sc in each of the next 9 sts; Rpt from * across ending with sc in each of the final 5 sts. Drop colour B, pick up colour A. Ch 1, turn.
And that’s it!
For the rest of the pattern, you will repeat rows 2-5 for as long as you would like. Fasten off, weave in your ends.