Crochet Feather Stitch (Great for Scarves or Blankets) | Stunning Textured Stitch


Hey everybody and welcome to my channel.
Today I’m going to show you how to crochet the absolutely stunning feather
stitch. This stitch is amazingly textured, it is exactly the same on both sides and
would make for the most gorgeous scarfs or indeed big fat squishy blankets. If
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out on any of my future crochet videos 🥰 Now this stitch works up nice and fast
and I very quickly got enamored with it and got a wee bit carried away with the
sample that I was making! For this sample I have used Red Heart Super Saver
Stripes and this is the “retro” stripe colorway. I also have used a six
millimeter crochet hook for this but it will of course work for any yarn and any
hook size that you want to use. Without further ado, let’s leap straight on in to
how to make the feather stitch. For the feather stitch, we’re going to start with
foundation half double (FHDC) crochet stitches. Now if you don’t know how to do
foundation half double crochet stitches, I do have a video on how to do just that –
I have linked to it in the description box below, or, a little “i” will have popped up
over here somewhere for you to click on to go straight to that video. I will try
and show you briefly now but I’m not going to go too in depth – for a
foundation half double crochet you start with a slip knot on your hook and chain
two. Yarn over and working into your first chain you want to try and catch
two loops of that chain. Yarn over and come back through (you will have three
loops on your hook) now pull that loop up a little bit higher than you usually
would, yarn over, pull through one which forms the chain and then yarn over pull
through all three loops which forms a half
double crochet on top. Now the pattern multiple is two plus one so you’re going
to work your project for however wide you want it to be in multiples of two
half double crochet foundation stitches. So that’s my two so I’m going to keep
crocheting sets of two and then right at the end, add one more foundation half
double crochet. So because I’m just going to be doing a tiny little swatch of the
feather stitch, I will show you how to finish your sample on the larger one
that I showed you a second ago in the intro, so we’ll come back to this bigger
one here but for this I’m just going to do a tiny little sample so I am going to
make 12 foundation half double crochets and then I’m going to add one more for a
total of 13. So we have my 13 half double crochet stitches, now we’re going to move
on to do the sort of set up foundation row. So chain 1 (which does not count as a
stitch) turn your work and we’re going to work immediately into the same half
double crochet that you just chained from. So pop a half double crochet in
that first stitch, chain 1, skip a stitch, half double crochet in the next and
you’re going to repeat this all the way down until your very last stitch. it’s a
half double crochet, chain one, skip a stitch. *Half double crochet, chain one,
skip a stitch* all the way down so to end the row. You’re going to end on
a half double crochet – so you should have something that looks like this –
now we’re going to move on to the feather stitch rows. It’s a chain one and
turn your work. Again, this chain one does not count as a stitch. To start you’re
going to place a half double crochet in that very first stitch, chain one and now
we’re going to do our feather stitches. So for our feather stitches, we are going
to be working into this chain space here, this skipped stitch here (so one, two rows
down) and two this chain space here. So here, here and here. So yarn over, go into
the chain space, catch the yarn at the back and come through and pull it up. So
you’ve got three loops then yarn over, go into this skipped stitch two rows down, yarn
over at the back, come through and pull up. you want all your stitches to be the
same height, so you should have five loops on your hook. Then yarn over and
work into the next chain one space – so skip that half double crochet and into
the chain one space – yarn over and pull up. You should have seven loops on your
hook. Yarn over and pull through all seven loops and that is your first
feather stitch. So you’ve worked into the chain one space, the skipped stitch two rows
down and the chain one space. Chain one and we’re going to now work another
feather. So you’re going to start in the same
chain one space where you just ended, the skipped stitch below and the next chain one
space. So yarn over, into the chain space here where you just finished your last
feather, yarn over and pull
up, yarn over go into your skipped stitch two rows down, yarn over and pull up and
pull up all the way up as high as it will let you go and then yarn over and
work into this chain one space here. Yarn over and pull up – seven loops on your
hook – yarn over pull through all seven loops. Chain one and again, starting in
this same chain one space where you just finished your last feather – chain one
space, the skipped stitch immediately below it and then the next chain one space. So
yarn over, into the chain one space, yarn over go into that skipped stitch two rows
down, pull up a loop and then yarn over go into the next chain one space – seven
loops on your hook – yarn over pull through all seven and chain one. I’ll
show you again; yarn over, go into the same chain one space you just ended on
and pull up a loop, yarn over and go into this skipped stitch two rows down, pull up a
loop and pull that one up nice and tall and then yarn over, go into the next
chain one space, yarn over at the back and pull up a loop – seven loops on your
hook – yarn over pull through all seven. Chain one and again, final feather goes in
this chain one space where we just ended, the skipped stitch below and the next chain
one space. Chain one and now because we’ve reached
the end of the row we’ve only got this last chain space that you’ve just worked
into, we’re going to end with a half double crochet right into the top of the
half double crochet from the row below. So that row is how you do every single
feather row for as long as you want your work to be. Chain one, turn your work, half
double crochet in that very first stitch, chain one and now the only difference is
instead of working into a skipped stitch two rows down, you’re working into the
chain one space. So your feather – yarn over, go into this first chain one space
here, pull up a loop then yarn over and go into this chain one space two rows
down. Pull up a loop and then you’re going to work into this chain one space in
between the feathers from the row below. Seven loops on your hook, yarn over and
pull through all seven to finish your feather stitch. Chain one and again
you’re going to work your feather into this same chain one space where you just
ended your last feather, into the chain one space two rows down and then the
chain one space in-between your feathers here. So here, here and here. Chain one in between your feathers and to end the row, chain one and put a
half double crochet in the half double crochet from the row below. So your
feathers will straddle let me bring in my larger sample, you’ll straddle back and
forth with nice straight edges either side. So keep repeating this feather row
for as long as you want your project to be and then when you have finished( I’m
going to bring in my larger sample here) take the hook out –
when you’ve finished you’ll be left with the top row like this. Now to get it to
match your foundation half double crochet row at the bottom (put my hook in) chain one, turn your work and you’re
going to place a half double crochet into the top of your half double crochet
stitch from the row below, then you’re going to place a half double crochet
into this chain one space, half double crochet into the top of the feather
stitch. Now because I’ve used quite a big hook you can see the sort of loop here
the center point of your feather so put a half double crochet in there. Half
double crochet in the chain one between your feathers, half double crochet in the
top of your feather stitch itself. So you keep doing that, half double crochets
all the way across to the end of your row. So when you’re done chain , snip your
yarn, pull it up. I’m not going to cut mine just yet because I’m gonna continue
and see maybe make a big fat squishy scarf out of this – I’m not entirely sure
yet – I may even just use up the rest of the ball and then sew the ends together
for an infinity scarf. I’m a little bit undecided so I’m a bit loathed to cut my yarn
just yet but that shows you how you finish off the feather stitch to get a
nice straight edge that matches the bottom row. So I hope you enjoyed this
tutorial, I hope you love the feather stitch as much as I do –
it is a new stitch to me but it certainly will not be the last time I’m
using it in a project that’s for sure! I absolutely love how it works up and if
you haven’t already subscribed, it would be amazing if you didn’t forget to just
do that now – that’d be great 👍 – or perhaps share this video with someone
else who you think may also enjoy making the feather stitch. So if you have any
questions please feel free to shout in the comment section below, I do my best
to try and get to every single one of you and until next time, happy crocheting!

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