Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Crochet LACE with Fans and Posts


How to crochet a FAN and POST stitch

This Swatch stitch pattern creates a lace-like fan stitch, perfect for larger projects.  

This swatch uses USA - American Crochet Terms:


USA - American Crochet Terms
UK - British Crochet Terms
Ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc =double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
htr = half treble crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
tr = treble crochet
dtr = double treble crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st/sts = stitch/es
cont = continue
rep = repeat
rnd = round
beg = begin/beginning
yo = yarn over
yrh = yarn round hook
FDC = foundationless double crochet
FTR = foundationless treble crochet
BL = back loop
blo = back loop only
FL = front loop
flo = front loop only
BPdc = back post double crochet
rtrb = raised treble back
FPdc = front post double crochet
rtrf = raised treble front

This stitch pattern uses:  
multiples of 7sts (plus 4 for foundation ch).

Make your swatch:

Row 1:  Ch25, 1dc in 4th ch from hook, *skip 2ch, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next ch, skip 2ch, 1dc in next 2ch, rep from * to end, turn.

Row 2:  Ch3 (counts as 1dc), 1dc in next dc, *(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next ch1-sp, skip next 2dc, 1dc in next 2dc, rep from * to end, ending with last dc in top of ch3, turn.

Rep Row 2 for as many rows as needed.

Hook:  G-6(4mm)
Yarn:  Wendy Supreme Cotton DK

CROCHET LACE FANS POSTS
YOU CAN MAKE THIS SWATCH 
WITH 
A DIFFERENT COLOUR
FOR EACH ROW
OR 
TRY BLOCKS OF COLOUR
FOR EXAMPLE
SIX (6) ROWS IN ONE COLOUR
TWO (2) ROWS IN ANOTHER COLOUR

BE CREATIVE
PLAY AND HAVE SOME FUN!








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