Crochet Feather Stitch Written Tutorial With 10 Patterns to Try

The crochet feather stitch is an interesting stitch that creates a thick, squishy fabric. The stitch is reversible, which makes it ideal for blankets, scarfs, and other accessories. It looks like a complicated stitch; it is very easy to learn.

CROCHET FEATHER STITCH WRITTEN TUTORIAL WITH 10 PATTERNS TO TRY

What Is the Crochet Feather Stitch?

The crochet feather stitch is a dense stitch. When making the stitch, you will create an open space known as a chain space.

When repeating the rows, you fill in the chain spaces below the row you are working on. Working into these spaces makes the fabric thick and soft.

crochet feather stitch

When is the Crochet Feather Stitch Used?

The crochet feather stitch is a great stitch to use when you are wanting to make thick fabric. Since the stitch creates a dense fabric, it is ideal for cold weather projects.

The crochet feather stitch can be found in projects such as:

  • Blankets
  • Scarves
  • Cowls
  • Hats
  • Ear Warmers
  • Dish cloths
  • Coasters
  • Mittens
  • Etc.

Step-by-Step on How to Crochet Feather Stitch

The crochet feather stitch is a beautiful stitch. It can be a little complicated to start your piece. But once you get the first row of crochet feather stitches made, it gets easy.

Supplies needed:

  • Yarn
  • Coordinating Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle to work in the end when you are done

Crochet Feather Stitch Tutorial:

1.    Begin by creating an odd number of chains. You can use as many chains as you would like, as long as it is an odd number.

2. Add a half double crochet into the third chain from the hook.  

3.    Chain one.

4.    Skip the next chain in the foundation chain and add a half double crochet into the next chain. This will create a chain-space. This is a large opening we will use to make the feather stitch.

5.    Repeat steps 3 & 4 until you reach the end of your foundation chain. You will end with a half double crochet in the last chain.

6.    Chain 1 and turn your work.

7. Make a half double crochet into the first stitch.

8. Chain 1.

9.    Yarn over and place your hook through the first chain space. Pull up a loop by yarning over and pulling the hook back through the chain space. You will have 3 hoops on your hook.

10.  Yarn over and insert your hook into the skipped chain directly under the chain space. Pull up a loop. You will now have 5 loops on your hook.

11.  Yarn over and pull up a loop in the next chain space. You will now have 7 hoops on your loop.

12.  Yarn over and pull your hook through all 7 loops.

13.  Chain 1.

14.  Yarn over and place your hook through the next chain space. This is the second space used to make the previous feather stitch. You will notice there is still a large opening. Pull up a loop. You will have 3 hoops on your hook.

15.  Yarn over and insert your hook into the skipped chain directly under the chain space. Pull up a loop. You will now have 5 loops on your hook.

16.  Yarn over and pull up a loop in the next chain space. You will now have 7 hoops on your loop.

17.  Yarn over and pull your hook through all 7 loops.

18.  Repeat steps 13-17 until you reach the end. You will have one open chain space at the end.

19.  Chain 1.

20.  Make a half double crochet stitch in the very last chain.

21.  Chain 1 and turn your work.

22.  Make a half double crochet into the first stitch.

23.  Chain 1.

24.  Yarn over and place your hook through the first chain space. Pull up a loop. You will have 3 hoops on your hook.

25.  Yarn over and place your hook through the chain space directly under the first chain space. You will have 5 hoops on your hook.

26.  Yarn over and pull up a loop in the next chain space to the left of the first chain space. You will now have 7 hoops on your loop.

27.  Chain 1.

28.  Yarn over and place your hook through the next chain space. This is the third space used to make the previous feather stitch. You will notice there is still a large opening. Pull up a loop. You will have 3 hoops on your hook

29.  Yarn over and place your hook through the chain space directly under the first chain space. You will have 5 hoops on your hook.

30.  Yarn over and pull up a loop in the next chain space to the left of the first chain space. You will now have 7 hoops on your loop.

31.  Repeat steps 27-30 until you reach the end. You will have one open chain space at the end.

32.  Chain 1.

33.  Make a half double crochet stitch in the very last chain.

34.  Chain 1 and turn your work.

35.  Repeat steps 27-34 until you reach the desired size.

10 Patterns using the Crochet Feather Stitch

Now that you know how to make the crochet feather stitch, it is time to work on a pattern. Below are 10 patterns that incorporate the crochet feather stitch.

1. Beanie Feather Crochet Stitch Pattern by RichTexturesCrochet

This hat is intended for intermediate level crocheters. The beanie is very cosy and warm thanks to the crochet feather stitch.

The pattern is worked from the bottom up. The brim is made using half double crochet stitches in the third loop. For this pattern, you will need a 6.5 mm crochet hook and bulky weight yarn.

More Crochet Beanie Patterns here.

Beanie Feather Crochet Stitch Pattern by RichTexturesCrochet

Find the Pattern by RichTexturesCrochet HERE

2. Crochet Cowl Feather Stitch Pattern by GoodKnitKisses

Cosy up and keep warm with this beautiful cowl this winter. The crochet feather stitch creates an elongated fan of stitches that produces a lovely design.

This finished cowl is fully reversible. With this pattern, it is easy to add length.

Crochet Cowl Feather Stitch Pattern by GoodKnitKisses

Find the Pattern by GoodKnitKisses HERE

3. Feather Crochet Stitch Coaster Pattern by NordicHook

Make a set of these beautiful coasters for a housewarming or as a Mother’s Day gift. These coasters are lovely and would match well with any decor.

Completed, the coasters will measure about 9.5 inches (24.13 cm) x 9.5 inches (24.13 cm). The download includes written instructions, links to photo tutorials, pattern notes, and photo instructions.

Feather Crochet Stitch Coaster Pattern by NordicHook

Find the Pattern by NordicHook HERE

4. Crochet Feather Stitch Mittens and Cowl Set by Han Jan Crochet

Use these free crochet patterns to make a matching set of mittens and gloves. The set would make a great gift or keep it for yourself.

The mittens crochet pattern includes all sizes from toddler to x-large. They are worked in rows with the cuff on the end. The cowl is one size. It is knit flat and seamed. 

Crochet Feather Stitch Mittens and Cowl Set by Han Jan Crochet

Find the Pattern by Han Jan Crochet HERE

5. Ear Warmer Feather Crochet Stitch Pattern by RichTexturesCrochet

This ear warmer is easy to work up using the feather stitch. The stitch makes this winter accessory puffy and cosy.

The pattern was written for intermediate level crocheters. It is knit flat in rows. The twist is created at the end when sewing the two ends together.

You can also check out more stylish Crochet Ear Warmers here.

Ear Warmer Feather Crochet Stitch Pattern by RichTexturesCrochet

Find the Pattern by RichTexturesCrochet HERE

6. Pothos Dress Pattern by JessRootKnots

The design of this dress was inspired by lyrical ballet dresses. It has a close-fitting bralette top with an over-knee skirt. Using the crochet feather stitch gives the bottom part of the skirt a nice swing.

Included in the pattern are instructions for sizes XS, S, M, L, and XL. The pattern includes written instructions with pictures, a stitch count for every size, and helpful notes.

Pothos Dress Pattern by JessRootKnots

Find the Pattern by JessRootKnots HERE

7. Rainbow Baby Blanket Pattern by BabyCloudCrochetCo

Are you looking for a warm, thick blanket pattern? Then this one is for you. The finished blanket is snuggly soft and beautiful

The crochet feather stitch pattern is worked in rows. It comes with photos and video links. You can use any sized yarn and recommended hook size.

More Crochet Rainbow Patterns here.

Rainbow Baby Blanket Pattern by BabyCloudCrochetCo

Find the Pattern by BabyCloudCrochetCo HERE

8. Pankh Dishcloth Pattern by Arunima

Knit up this dishcloth in no time at all using the crochet feather stitch. The stitch gives the dishcloth a unique and interesting texture.

Completed, the project will measure about 7 inches (17.78 cm) x 7 inches (17.78 cm). You will need worsted weight yarn, a 6.5 mm crochet hook, scissors, a measuring tape, and a tapestry needle.

Pankh Dishcloth Pattern by Arunima

Find the Pattern by Arunima HERE

9. Feathers Cowl Crochet Pattern by RichTexturesCrochet

Stay warm and comfy wrapped in this beautiful cowl. The cowl is knit using the crochet feather stitch. The pattern is worked in one piece in the round.

Along with the feather stitch, you will need to know chain, double crochet, half double crochet, repeat, single crochet, slip stitch, and yarn over.

Feathers Cowl Crochet Pattern by RichTexturesCrochet

Find the Pattern by RichTexturesCrochet HERE

10. Light as a Feather Crochet Beanie Pattern by NorthernMapleYarns

Here is a quick and easy crochet hat that is full of texture and softness. It is a great pattern for using variegated yarn.

This is an easy to intermediate level pattern that uses the crochet feather stitch. There is only one size. You will need a 5 mm crochet hook, size 3 and/or 4 yarn, a tapestry needle, and a pair of scissors.

Light as a Feather Crochet Beanie Pattern by NorthernMapleYarns

Find the Pattern by NorthernMapleYarns HERE

Are you ready to try your hand at the crochet feather stitch? Work up one of these patterns.

The hardest part about the feather stitch is starting the piece. But once you get a couple of rows done, you will have no difficulty at all.

You just have to remember to create the crochet feather stitch you are working into 3 chain spaces.

We hope you had fun learning how to crochet feather stitch.