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Feathered Crochet Stitch

Updated April 27, 2023

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Have you ever met a feather you didn’t like? Because never have I ever! Enough with the rhyming, let’s get down to business. The feathered stitch is a fun technique that uses simple stitches together to create an intricate fabric that’s perfect for adding some detailing to your project. It might look complicated, but if you can master basic stitches – you can do it!

Grab your hook and yarn and let’s go!

PATTERN USE IDEAS

  • Blankets
  • Scarfs and cowls
  • Accent stitch on hats
  • Accessories

MATERIALS & TOOLS NEEDED

Yarn: your choice, I used Paintbox Yarn

Hook: hook to match yarn and your desired gauge

Scissors

PATTERN NOTES

Written in UK terms

This pattern gives you the basic principles for the feathered stitch, designed to help you create your own projects.

The video tutorial can be found at the base of the post.

CROCHET TERMS

Stitch(s): st(s)

Space: sp

Chain(s): ch(s): Yarn over, pull through

Half Treble Crochet(s): htr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining three loops.

Beginning Feather st: Yarn over, insert hook into last ch-1 sp of previous row, yarn over and pull up a loop in line with loops on the hook (3 loops on hook), yarn over, insert hook into ch-1 space one row below or skipped stitch just worked, yarn over and pull up a loop in line with loops on the hook (5 loops on hook), yarn over, insert hook in next ch-1 sp, yarn over and pull up a loop in line with loops on the hook, yarn over and pull through all 7 loops on the hook.

Feather st: Yarn over, insert hook into same ch-1 sp as last feather, yarn over and pull up a loop in line with loops on hook (3 loops on hook), yarn over, insert hook into skipped st or ch-1 sp one row below same sp, yarn over and pull up a loop in line with loops on hook (5 loops on hook) yarn over, insert hook in next ch-1 sp, yarn over and pull up a loop in line with loops on the hook, yarn over and pull through all 7 loops on the hook.

Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.

FEATHERED CROCHET STITCH PATTERN

Foundation Row: Using the Foundation Half Treble method. Work in multiples of 2 + 1

Row 1: Ch 1, htr in 1st st, *ch 1, skip next st, htr in next st, repeat from * to the end, turn

Row 2:  Ch 1, htr in 1st st, ch 1, work a beginning feather st, ch 1, *work feather st, ch 1, repeat from * to last st, htr in remaining st, turn.

Repeat row 2 until you reach your desired height

Final row: ch 1, htr in 1st st, *htr in ch-1 sp, har in feather st: repeat from * to end, htr in last st. Fasten off.

A lilac swatch of the crochet feathered stitch sits on a white background

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A lilac swatch of the crochet feathered stitch sits on a white background

VIDEO TUTORIALS

The first video will help you get started with the Foundation Half Treble Crochet stitch needed to begin this project.


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6 Comments

  • Brigitte
    January 29, 2020 at 2:26 am

    Thx for the great tutorials for cast on and the feather stitch. How much yarn is needed for an afghan blanket?

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      January 30, 2020 at 9:18 am

      Hi Brigitte this would totally depend on the size you want it to be, what hook you use and your tension, the best thing to do is do a sample swatch and take it from there 🙂

      Reply
  • heidihobbie
    February 17, 2020 at 3:06 am

    In the last line of the instructions for feather stitch, it says to pull through 6 loops on the hook, and it should be 7 loops. I did watch the video tutorial and it is correct in the video. It was confusing when I tried to do the stitch without watching the video though. I have successfully started a scarf. Thank you!

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      February 17, 2020 at 7:12 pm

      Hi Thank you for bringing this to my attention. This has now been updated and I apologise for any inconvenience caused 🙂

      Reply
  • Barbara A Laidman
    May 4, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Hi, you recently said something about the using the stitch around the project that was too flimsy. I agree with that because I did that and my huge afghan looks terrible. none of the yarns used were not heavy. what do you suggest. Thank you so much. Barb Laidman

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      May 12, 2020 at 6:35 pm

      Hi Barbara When working the border around the edge of the project I normally use the same yarn as I used for the main piece. You could always try adding more rounds to see if that helps

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