How to Crochet the Interlocking Fan Stitch

Looking for a crochet fan stitch? I’ll teach you how to crochet the Interlocking Fan Stitch, an easy and smaller crochet fan that makes for a gorgeous fabric!

One of my favorite things about crochet is the beauty and intricacy you can create combining different shell and fan stitches.

Today’s stitch is a configuration of smaller fan stitches alternated with double crochets; I just love the way it turned out!

How to Crochet the Interlocking Fan Stitch

How do you crochet a fan stitch?

Fan stitches are very similar to shell stitches. Generally, they are made by working multiple double crochets into a single stitch. They often have chains between the double crochet incorporated in as well. There are many different variations of fan stitches, and some can be VERY large! However, in this post today we’ll be learning a smaller fan stitch.

How to crochet the interlocking fan stitch—free crochet pattern

This this fan stitch beginner friendly?

Absolutely, yes! This crochet fan stitch is super easy to make, as it only uses double crochets and chains. Don’t be scared off by its intricate look! We will simply be alternating fan stitches and double crochet across rows.

If you have any trouble at all, you can simply watch the video tutorial below!

More Unique Stitch Patterns

I’ll walk you through this stitch soon, but make sure you check out my other stitch tutorials as well! There’s a multiple of lacy stitches that include more shells and fans.

Sprout Stitch / Mayberry Stitch / Victorian Stitch / Raised V-Stitch

Make a Fan Stitch Crochet Blanket

Maybe you’re wondering if you can make this stitch into a blanket…if you want to do that, it is totally possible!

All you need to do to make a fan stitch crochet blanket is follow the multiple provided in the notes section. You can literally make a foundation row that is as big as you want your blanket to be based on that multiple! Then, simply repeat the stitch pattern until you get the length you want.

See? Easy as pie!

Get This Stitch Ad-Free

Last thing before we get started on this stitch: If you want to download and print this pattern ad-free, I created a bundle of 4 Spring stitch patterns on Etsy which can be found here. Included is the Interlocking Fan Stitch, plus 3 OTHER lace stitch patterns! The stitches are written out for easy printing.

How to Crochet the Interlocking Fan Stitch

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  • Stitch Pattern is a multiple of 6+1
  • Ch 3 at beginning of rows counts as dc


You can potentially use any yarn and hook for this stitch. However, here is what I used:

  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn
  • H/8 Crochet Hook


Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout) dc in next fsc. Sk 1 fsc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next fsc. *Sk 2 fsc, dc in next fsc. Sk 2 fsc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next fsc. Rep from * until 4 fsc left. Sk 2 fsc, dc in last 2 fsc. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc. Sk 2 dc, dc in next ch-2 sp. *Sk 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next dc. Sk 2 dc, dc in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * until 4 dc left. Sk next 2 dc, dc in last 2 dc. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next dc. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next dc. *Sk 2 dc, dc in next ch-2 sp. Sk 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next dc. Rep from * until 2 dc left. Dc in last 2 dc. Turn.

fan stitch tutorial
Ch 3, dc in next dc. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st.
fan stitch and alternating double crochet
Sk 2 dc, dc in next ch-2 sp

Like this pattern so far? Be sure to check out the printer-friendly version (plus 3 BONUS stitch patterns—see picture below!)

Click HERE for more information!

lace stitch bundle
where to put next fan stitch
Hook shows where to place next (2 dc, ch 2, dc).
2 fan stitches and double crochet
Row 3 repeat close up

Rep rows 2-3 for stitch pattern!

Fan Stitch Crochet Pattern

Want to put this crochet fan stitch to good use in an actual pattern? Check out the Peacock Cowl! This pattern uses the Interlocking Fan stitch you just learned, and it’s quick and easy to make!

I hope you have enjoyed this stitch pattern. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would love to help!

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