Friday, January 17, 2014

Crochet Feathers Pattern

I wanted to make a Chicago Blackhawks beanie. I needed to find a feathers pattern but couldn't find one I really liked and I didn't want to pay for one. I ended up coming up with one on my own and it ended up being really easy to put together. This is what I came up with.

The good thing about this pattern is that it's really versatile. I have made four different sizes of feathers with it and they all come out great. It all just depends on how many chains you start with.

I'm using a hook size G/6-4.25MM

1. Chain 21

2. Slip stitch down the chain from the second chain from the hook for 20 stitches. Chain 1 and turn

3. 1 SC in each stitch

4. Instead of chaining and turning, we're going to start single crocheting on the other side. So, when you get to the end of the row you're going to put your hook in the chain on the other side and start your first single crochet. 

5. 1 SC in each of the chains. There will be little holes. Single crochet into those little spaces. Chain 1, turn

6. 1 SC in every stitch, in the back loops only. This will create a nice little ridge.

Should look something like this when you're finished. Now we're going to add some details.

 Use a contrasting color. Pull the yarn through the back and bring it forward and pull through the back again to create one stitch.Work down the middle spine of the feather.

This is the technique I'm going to be using for all the stitches. Pull the yarn through the back lower than the first stitch that was created and then pull through the front where the first stitch was created. Do this all the way down the spine of the feather. 

Pull the yarn through the back outside of the ridge. Bring it forward and place it where there are breaks in the stitches and do the same thing on the other side. 

Should look something like this. You can leave it like this or keep going. For the project I was doing I kept going. 

I outlined the outside edges of my feather. If you want to do this just use the same technique as the rest of the feather.

That's it! That's how you crochet a feather. Remember that if you want to make different sizes you just have to chain a different amount and the rest of the directions stay the same.

Simpler directions

Ch 21 (or however big or small you want), Sl st down the chain 2nd chain from the hook. Ch 1, turn
1. 1 SC in each stitch. When you get to the end of the row, put hook into other side of the chain and SC down the other side of the chain. Ch 1, turn
2. 1 SC in each stitch in the back loops only. Finish off, leave a long tail if sewing onto something else.
3. Add detail if you want.

As always if you have any questions always feel free to ask. I'm normally pretty quick to respond to questions. :)

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