The Little Fans stitch pattern utilizes skipped stitches and spike stitches to create a textured fabric with the appearance of small fans throughout. When worked in rows as in this tutorial, it is reversible. It can also be easily converted to be worked in the round. This tutorial includes a video, written instructions with some photos, and a chart as well!
For this tutorial I used Lion Brand Heartland Yarn.
This video will show you the first 4 rows, at which point you will be ready to make a piece any size you want!
Written instructions with photos
ch ~ chain
dc ~ double crochet
rep ~ repeat
st(s) ~ stitches
Little Fans Stitch Pattern
Foundation chain: Ch a multiple of 4 plus 1 (for example: 6*4=24, 24+1=25, so ch 25)
Row 1: 2 Dc in 4th ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 3, 3 dc in next ch, rep from * until 5 chs remain, ch 1, skip 3, 2 dc in next ch, dc in last ch.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as first dc, ch 1), * dc in next ch-1, dc in center st below the same ch-1, dc in same ch-1, ch 1, rep from * until 4 sts remain, dc in the last foundation chain.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in center st below the ch-1, dc in same ch-1, *ch 1, dc in next ch-1, dc in center st below the same ch-1, dc in same ch-1, rep from * to end, working the last dc in the 3rd chain of the starting ch 4 from the previous row.
Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as first dc, ch 1), * dc in next ch-1, dc in center st below the same ch-1, dc in same ch-1, ch 1, rep from * until 4 sts remain, dc in the top of the starting ch 3 from the previous row.
Repeat rows 3 & 4
And here is a chart as well:
Put your new stitch to work with this free pattern:
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