How to Crochet: The Fantail Stitch

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The Fantail Stitch

  • Size: 6"x6"
  • Gauge: 4x4 in DC = 14sts x 12 rows
  • Yarn: 24g of DGY worsted weight recycled silk
  • Crochet Hook Size: 3.5mm


  • CH - Chain
  • DC - Double Crochet
  • SC - Single Crochet
  • HDC - Half Double Crochet
  • Sk - Skip
  • Fan - 3DC, CH 1, 3DC
  • St(s) - Stitch(es)
  • Chsp - Chain space
  • V - HDC, CH, HDC
  • TC - Turning Chain


CH 32
Row 1: SC into 2nd CH from hook, 1SC into next CH, *sk 3 CH, Fan, sk 3, 1SC* Repeat ** to the last st, 1SC. Turn.
Row 2: CH2 (Counts as HDC), HDC in same st, *CH 3, SC in the chsp of the Fan, CH 3, [HDC, CH 1, HDC] into SC* repeat ** across until last st. 2HDC into last SC. Turn.
Row 3: CH 3, 3DC into first st, *1SC into next CH3 arch, CH1, 1SC into next CH3** work a Fan into the center of the V, repeat from * ending last repeat at ** 4DC into top of TC. Turn.
Row 4: CH 1, SC into first st, *CH 3, V into next chsp, CH 3, 1 SC into chsp in the Fan; repeat from * ending last repeat in top of TC. Turn.
Row 5: CH1, 1SC into first st, *1 SC into next arch, Fan into chsp in V, 1 SC into next arch** CH 1; repeat from * ending last repeat at **, 1SC into last SC. Turn.
Rows 6-16: Repeat rows 2-5.