Make your own beautiful Feather and Fan Crochet Blanket. This free chunky afghan pattern works up quickly and has lots of great texture. This post contains affiliate links, which help to support this site at no extra cost to you.
One day I hope that I can really figure knitting out.
I’ve tried a few times, but it seems that my fingers just don’t really work that way. I always end up going back to my trusty hook.
But sometimes when I really love the look of a knit object or technique, I try to create a crochet version.
Once upon a time a saw a knit throw made using a lace stitch called the feather and fan. I LOVED it. So much that I even pulled out my needles. But like I said, these dumb fingers.
Anyway, I picked up the biggest hook I could find and some super bulky yarn and put together a crochet version.
This little throw was a Christmas gift for my mother a couple of years ago when I wasn’t blogging much. Every time I see it at my mom’s place, I think that I really like it and that I need to make one for myself. So I’m sharing the pattern with you all now in case you feel the same way.
Since this afghan uses a super bulky weight yarn and a huge hook (I mean, it looks a bit ridiculous honestly), it works up pretty quickly.
Feather and Fan Crochet Blanket Materials:
- Super Bulky weight yarn (I used about nine balls of Wool Ease Thick and Quick to make a six foot long blanket, which would be about 900 yards)
- Size Q 15 mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
Feather and Fan Crochet Blanket Pattern
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This pattern uses American crochet terms.
Row 1: 85 fsc (foundation single crochet) [Read about how and when to use fsc here. You can also ch 86, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each remaining ch to make 85 sc; however, I really recommend learning fsc.] Turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, 4 dc in same stitch. *Skip one sc, dc in next sc, repeat from * 6 times, skip one sc, 5 dc in next two scs. *Skip one sc, dc in next sc, repeat from * 6 times, skip one sc, 5 dc in next two scs. *Skip one sc, dc in next sc, repeat from * 6 times, skip one sc, 5 dc in next two scs.*Skip one sc, dc in next sc, repeat from * 6 times, skip one sc, 5 dc in next two scs. *Skip one sc, dc in next sc, repeat from * 6 times, skip one sc, 5 dc in next sc. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, working in front loops only, sc in each st across (85). Turn.
Repeat rows 2-3 until afghan reaches desired length. Finish off. Weave in ends.
UPDATE 3/26/14: Because people seem to be struggling a bit with the written instructions for Row 2, I have made a chart to help you visualize how the pattern works. You can find a key for interpreting crochet chart symbols here.
My chart-making skills are far from professional, but hopefully it will still be helpful. The chart depicts the stitches in a straight row, but in actuality the work curves into a scalloped shape – when you skip stitches, the bottom of the work will curve out as the top pulls together and when you work clusters, the top of the work will curve out to accommodate the extra stitches. I tried to indicate this with my pink curved lines below, but you will probably have to use your imagination a bit.
Also, as you can see below, because I created the chart in a straight line, there is a gap in the middle of the first row. Guys – there is not really any space or gap between those stitches on the foundation row, I just didn’t want to spend three hours trying to figure out how to make my chart curve. 😉
As you can see, the pattern is worked in 17-stitch repeats. The pattern calls for 85 stitches, which is five repeats. You could add or subtract multiples of 17 to adjust the width of your afghan.
Hope that’s a bit clearer for those of you who were struggling with the written instructions.
UPDATE 2/5/16: I just finished a video that walks you through how to make the feather and fan stitch! YAY! Check out the video below, and I would love if you subscribed to my Youtube Channel HERE. 🙂 Thanks!
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