Feather Stitch: Intarsia Crochet Stitch Pattern Tutorial

Make your crochet patterns as light as a feather with the colorful crochet Feather Stitch! This textured crochet stitch pattern uses crochet color work techniques to make this unique and simple stitch. By using single crochet stitches, front post double crochet stitches, and front post treble crochets, you can make a crochet stitch that looks just like a feather! With this crochet stitch tutorial, you’ll be able to add this to any crochet pattern.

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New to Tapestry Crochet or Crochet Color Work?

When I was first learning how to do crochet color work, I often felt so lost having to learn how to do color changes and reading crochet graphs. It can seem so intimidating to learn a new crochet skill! If you’re new to tapestry crochet or color work, then I’ve got just the resource for you.

Here on my blog, I’ve got a two free crochet tutorial for how to do tapestry crochet and intarsia crochet, which are the two most common crochet color work techniques. They’ll walk you through what each technique is, how to read crochet graphs, how to change colors in crochet, and a bunch of other tips I have for color work! You can find them here on my blog at:

The Beginner’s Guide to Tapestry Crochet: (This technique is used when you would like to carry your yarn, and the color work is close together.)

The Beginner’s Guide to Intarsia Crochet:This technique is used when you don’t want to carry your yarn, and instead would like to use yarn bobbins. I used this technique for the Feather Stitch)

I’ve also created a step by step video tutorial for this stitch pattern! You can find it on my Youtube channel at: Feather Stitch Crochet Stitch Tutorial.

Stitch Exploration Event

This crochet stitch pattern is a part of the Stitch Exploration Event with Joy of Motion, Knitting With Chopsticks, and I! Throughout the month of June, we have put together 30 crochet stitches, with one releasing each day. They are all designed to help you grow your crochet skills, and range from lace stitches, to simple, to color work ones! You can find the post with all of the stitches at: Stitch Exploration Crochet Stitch Event.

Want to get all 30 stitches before they release?

As a part of the Stitch Exploration event, we’ve put together a bundle of all 30 stitches as printable pdfs! This way you’ll be able to have all of them before they even release, and can reference them anytime! Plus, with all 30 stitches, you can make a blanket! Within the pdfs, you’ll find photo tutorials, charts, and lots of written instructions walking you through each stitch. There are so many awesome stitches within the bundle that you will be able to use for lots of crochet designs and projects!

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Supplies:

  • Worsted Weight Yarn in 3 colors (you can use just 1 color for the feather if you’d like to!
    • Main Color (MC)
    • Feather Stem & Top Color (Contrast Color 1 – CC1)
    • First Feather Color (Contrast Color 2 – CC2)
    • Second Feather Color (Contrast Color 3 – CC3)
  • US Size J (6mm) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Abbreviations:

  • Ch = chain
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • FPTC = Front Post Triple Crochet
  • FPTC2Tog = Front Post Triple Crochet 2 Together
  • St = Stitch

Pattern Notes:

  • This pattern is made using US crochet terminology.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of row does not count as a stitch.
  • The pattern involves color changes using tapestry or intarsia crochet. Experience with color work is recommended, but if you’re a beginner to tapestry crochet than you can totally do it! For a tutorial on how to do tapestry crochet, check out my Beginner’s Guide to Tapestry Crochet. For the tutorial for how to do intarsia crochet, check out my Beginner’s Guide to Intarsia Crochet.
  • Want to avoid crochet mistakes while crocheting this pattern? Learn how to avoid them with my post on my blog: 10 Mistakes Common Mistakes Crocheters Make and How to Avoid Them.
  • Color changes happen in the middle of the rows in this pattern. The color changes are indicated in the written pattern by a new color in parentheses (for example: (MC) sc 1, (SC) sc 2.
  • The stitch pattern below is worked upside down. You can do this way as the right side up, but if you’d like it to look like the photos above.

Chart Notes:

  • Each square on the chart represents 1 stitch.
  • The chart is read starting from right to left, and alternating starting on each side of the chart.
  • All odd numbered rows are right side rows, and all even rows are wrong side rows.
  • The lines on the chart indicate the post of the stitch that each half of the fptc2tog is done around.

Feather Stitch Video Tutorial:

Feather Stitch Pattern:

Row 1 [RS]: (MC) ch 1, turn, sc 23

Row 2-4: (MC) ch 1, turn, sc 23

Row 5 [RS]: (MC) ch 1, turn, sc 6 (on last sc, switch to CC1), (CC1) fpdc 1 around the post of the next sc from the previous row, continuing row 5, (MC) sc 9, (CC1) fpdc 1, (MC) sc 6

Row 6 [WS]: (MC) ch 1, turn, sc 6, (CC1) bpdc 1 around the post of the last fpdc in the previous row,

(MC) sc 9, (CC1) bpdc 1 around the first fpdc you did in the previous row, (MC) sc 6

Row 7 [RS]: (MC) ch 1, turn, sc 6, (CC2) fptc2tog 1 (for the first half of the stitch, count 3 stitches away from the right of the fpdc two rows back (first photo), and then for the second half, count three stitches to the left of the fpdc two rows back (second photo)), (MC) sc 9, (CC2) fptc2tog 1 (repeating the same process you did on the first feather), (MC) sc 6

Row 8 [WS]: (MC) ch 1, turn, sc 6, (CC1) bpdc 1, (MC) sc 9, (CC1) bpdc 1, (MC) sc 6

You’ll repeat the same process that we did in row 5 for the rest of the fptc2tog. Follow the chart on page 3 to see what stitch post you will crochet around for each of the future fptc2tog in the rest of the stitch pattern.

Row 9 [RS]: (MC) ch 1, turn, sc 6, (CC2) fptc2tog 1 (the first half around the post of the stitch one row above the first half of the fptc2tog you did in the previous row, and the second half around the post of the stitch in the row above the second half of the first fptc2tog, (MC) sc 9, (CC2) fptc2tog 1, (MC) sc 6

Row 10 [WS]: (MC) ch 1, turn, sc 6, (CC1) sc 1, (MC) sc 9, (CC1) sc 1, (MC) sc 6

For the following fptc2tog, you will always do each half of the stitch around of the post of the stitch above each half of the previous fptc2tog.

Row 11 [RS]: (MC) ch 1, turn, sc 6, (CC2) fptc2tog 1, (MC) sc 9, (CC2) fptc2tog 1, (MC) sc 6

Row 12 [WS]: (MC) ch 1, turn, sc 6, (CC1) bpdc 1, (MC) sc 9, (CC1) bpdc 1, (MC) sc 6

Row 13 [RS]: (MC) ch 1, turn, sc 6, (CC3) fptc2tog 1, (MC) sc 9, (CC3) fptc2tog 1, (MC) sc 6

Row 14 [WS]: (MC) ch 1, turn, sc 6, (CC1) bpdc 1, (MC) sc 9, (CC1) bpdc 1, (MC) sc 6

Row 15 [RS]: (MC) ch 1, turn, sc 6, (CC3) fptc2tog 1, (MC) sc 9, (CC3) fptc2tog 1, (MC) sc 6

Row 16 [WS]: (MC) ch 1, turn, sc 6, (CC1) sc 1, (MC) sc 9, (CC1) sc 1, (MC) sc 6

Row 17 [RS]: (MC) sch 1, turn, c 6, (CC1) fpdc2tog, (MC) sc 9, (CC1) fpdc2tog 1, (MC) sc 6

Row 18-21: (MC) ch 1, turn, sc 23

Repeat 5-21 till your swatch reaches the desired length. 

I hope that you love getting to use this crochet feather stitch pattern! If you create anything with this stitch pattern, be sure to tag me on social media, @eclairemakery and use #eclairemakery so that I can share your projects. I can’t wait to see what you make!

Happy stitching,

Claire

 

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