Have you ever made a project with a beautiful texture? The feather stitch is a unique crochet stitch with a GREAT texture. It’s so squishy and Beautiful.
I fell in love with this beautiful stitch some months ago and since then, I want to make everything in the stitch. Feather stitch is simply a repeat of a basic row (just 1) and it is super easy to customize!.
Items that I’ve made using
feather stitch: A pocket scarf with
a detachable hood and a
washcloth, currently designing a
Blanket using this stitch.
The stitch is so unique that it can be a great stash buster! You could simply use your scrap yarns of similar weights to make a beautiful blanket in feather’s stitch.
What yarn weights can I use to learn how to crochet a feather stitch?
As much as I would like to say you can use any yarn weights, this stitch would only pop out beautifully in thicker yarn weights. Not that you can not use the lighter weights, you can, but the texture and final look wouldn’t be a good one. ANy yarn weights from Double knit (DK, #3) to worsted weight (#4) and to chunky weight (#5) would give a fabulous finished look.
For this tutorial, I would give detailed instructions as to how to crochet your first project using the Feather stitch. The finished item can be made into a washcloth, which I have done or into any other crochet project you love.
Lion Brand Jeans, Worsted weight, #4 (100% Acrylic, 246 yards/225 m per 3.5 oz/100g Ball)
Estimated Yardage – 80 yards
US size J (6 mm) Crochet Hook.
17 sts over 12 rows = 10 cm square/4” made in stitch pattern (See below).
Adjust hook size if necessary, to obtain gauge.
- Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
- Similar #4 weight yarn can be substituted, please check gauge.
- Chains at the beginning of the rows do not count as a stitch.
Difficulty Level – Intermediate
Terms – US Terminology
Finished Measurement =
Chain(s) – ch(s)
Single Crochet – sc
Double crochet – dc
Beginning Feather stitch – Beginning Feather st
Feather stitch – Feather st
Half Double Crochet – hdc: Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through the remaining three loops.
Beginning Feather st: Yarn over, insert hook into last ch-1 sp of the 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 the 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 of ch-1 sp one row below the 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.
Here’s a video on how to work the Feather Stitch – https://youtu.be/J-_n3KmuZNw
Adjustments/fittingsLength: increase or decrease the starting chain and also the number of repeats till you have a good length.
To master his stitch, here is a tutorial for a washcloth using the feather stitch.
How to Crochet Feathers Stitch Tutorial
Chain 39 work in multiples of 2 + 1
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook, and in each chain across, turn – 37 hdc.
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in 1st st, *ch 1, skip next st, hdc in next st, repeat from * to the end, turn. 19 hdc, 18 ch-sp.
Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in 1st st, ch 1, work a beginning feather st, ch 1, *work feather st, ch 1, repeat from * to last st, hdc in last st, turn. 17 feathers st, 2 hdc.
Rows 4 – end: Repeat Row 3 Or until you reach your desired length
Final row: Ch 1, hdc in 1st st, *hdc in ch-1 sp, hdc in feather st, repeat from * to end, hdc in last st, turn. 37 hdc.
Chain 20, sl st to the 1st chain.
Round 1: Ch 2, *hdc in next 28 sts, ch 2 at the corner, hdc in each in next 28 sts, ch 2 at the corner, rep from * one more time, 20 sc in chain 20 sp (rope), join with a sl st to beginning ch.
Weave in ends.
I would like to see your finished makes using this crochet feather stitch.