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Crocheted Feathers Pattern Reworked

In me previous post showing the progression of my dream catcher project, I stated how I had to rework the crocheted feather pattern I found online.

I have a hunch it was the yarn weight that was off (I was using a 3.25 mm hook for Premier Yarns–Serenity Garden Yarn in “Gems.”). But I didn’t have a lot of time to be picky (I finished the whole present in a month leading up to my sister’s graduation). So instead of starting over–especially since the cross stitch portion and dream catcher were already done–I decided to improvise the pattern.

Crocheted Feathers Pattern

For sport weight yarn

Hook sizes: 3.5mm for foundation chain, 3.25mm for everything else

Shorthand:

ch=chain         ss= slip stitch         tr=treble/triple crochet       sc=single crochet

dc= double crochet (if a number comes before hand, it signifies that multiple dc are to be done in same stitch)

cl #= cluster # (in the pattern, they refer to this as dc3tog, but I knew the stitch as a cluster stitch)

Pattern

Foundation chain and calamus: ch 7, ch 6 to start calamus, ch 1, ss in next 6 chain stitches, ch 7

Row 1: ch 3, dc in same stitch as chain, 2 dc each in next 2 stitches, dc,  cl 3 (across next 3 stitches), tr on calamus, cl 3 (across next 3 stitches), dc, 2 dc in next 3 stitches (17 stitches)

From row 2 forwards (other than the front post calamus stitches) every stitch will be worked into the back loop only.

Row 2: ch 3, dc in same stitch as chain, 2 dc, dc in next 3 stitches, cl 3 (across next 3 stitches), fptr (front post tr), skip tr stitch of previous row, cl 3 (across next 3 stitches), 2 dc in next 2 stitches (17 stitches)

Row 3: ch 3, dc in same stitch as chain, 2 dc, dc in next 3 stitches, cl 3 (across next 3 stitches), fpdtr (front post double triple crochet) into the front loop of the tr calamus stitch from 2 previous rows (stitch made in row 1, not row 2), skip calamus stitch of previous row, cl 3 (across next 3 stitches), dc in next 3 stitches, 2 dc in next 2 stitches (17 stitches)

Repeat Row 3 until reach desired length (about 4-6 times)

Decrease Rows

Row 1: ch 3, 2 dc in next stitch, dc in next 3 stitches, cl 3 (across next 3 stitches), fpdtr, skip calamus stitch from previous row, cl 3 (across next 3 stitches), dc in next 3 stitches, 2 dc, dc (15 stitches)

Row 2: ch 3, dc in next 3 stitches, cl 3 (across next 3 stitches), fpdtr, skip calamus stitch from previous row, cl 3 (across next 3 stitches), dc in next 4 stitches (11 stitches)

Row 3: ch 3, dc in next 2 stitches, cl 2 (across next 2 stitches), fpdtr, skip calamus stitch from previous row, cl 2 (across next 2 stitches), dc in next 3 stitches (9 stitches)

Row 4: ch 3, dc, cl 2 (across next 2 stitches), fpdtr, skip calamus stitch from previous row, cl 2 (across next 2 stitches), dc in next 2 stitches (7 stitches)

Row 5: ch3, cl 2 (across next 2 stitches), fpdtr, skip calamus stitch from previous row, cl 2 (across next 2 stitches), dc (5 stitches)

Row 6: ch 3, dc, fpdtr, skip calamus stitch from previous row, cl 2 (across next 2 stitches) (4 stitches)

Row 7: skip first stitch, sc (in both loops, not just back) in next 2 stitches, skip last stitch, fasten off and weave in ends

Long and Skinny Feather

Foundation chain and calamus: ch 5, ch 6 to start calamus, ch 1, ss in next 6 chain stitches, ch 5

Row 1: ch 3, dc in same stitch, 2 dc, cl 3 (across next 3 stitches), tr on calamus, cl 3 (across next 3 stitches), 2 dc x2 (11 stitches)

From row 2 forwards (other than the front post calamus stitches) every stitch will be worked into the back loop only.

Row 2: ch 3, dc in same stitch, 2 dc, cl 3 (across next 3 stitches), fpdtr, skip calamus stitch from previous row, cl 3 (across next 3 stitches), 2 dc x2 (11 stitches)

Row 3: ch 3, dc in same stitch, 2 dc, cl 3 (across next 3 stitches), fpdtr, skip calamus stitch from previous row, cl 3 (across next 3 stitches), 2 dc x2 (11 stitches)

Repeat Row 3 until reach desired length (about 5-7 times)

Decrease Rows

Row 1: ch 3, 2 dc in next stitch, cl 3 (across next 3 stitches), fpdtr on calamus, cl 3 (across next 3 stitches), 2 dc, dc (9 stitches)

Row 2: ch 3, dc, cl 2 (across next 2 stitches), fpdtr on calamus, cl 2 (across next 2 stitches), dc x2 (7 stitches)

Row 3: ch 3, cl 2 (across next 2 stitches), fpdtr on calamus, cl 2 (across next 2 stitches), dc (5 stitches)

Row 4: ch 3, dc, fpdtr, skip calamus stitch from previous row, cl 2 (across next 2 stitches) (4 stitches)

Row 5: skip first stitch, sc (in both loops, not just back) in next 2 stitches, skip last stitch, fasten off and weave in ends

Smaller Feather

Foundation chain and calamus: ch 6, ch 6 to start calamus, ch 1, ss in next 6 chain stitches, ch 6

Row 1: ch 3, dc in same stitch, 2 dc, dc, cl 3 (across next 3 stitches), tr on calamus, cl 3 (across next 3 stitches), dc, 2 dc x2 (13 stitches)

From row 2 forwards (other than the front post calamus stitches) every stitch will be worked into the back loop only.

Row 2: ch 3, dc in same stitch, 2 dc, dc, cl 3 (across next 3 stitches), fptr, skip calamus stitch of previous row, cl 3 (across next 3 stitches), dc, 2 dc x2 (13 stitches)

Row 3: ch 3, dc in same stitch, 2 dc, dc, cl 3 (across next 3 stitches), fpdtr , skip calamus stitch of previous row, cl 3 (across next 3 stitches), dc, 2 dc x2 (13 stitches)

Repeat Row 3 until reach desired length (about 2-3 times)

Decrease Rows

Row 1: ch 3, 2 dc in next stitch, dc, cl 3 (across next 3 stitches), fpdtr , skip calamus stitch of previous row, cl 3 (across next 3 stitches), dc, 2 dc, dc (11 stitches)

Row 2: ch 3, dc x2, cl 2 (across next 2 stitches), fpdtr , skip calamus stitch of previous row, cl 2 (across next 2 stitches), dc x3 (9 stiches)

Row 3: ch 3, cl 3 (across next 3 stitches), fpdtr , skip calamus stitch of previous row, cl 3 (across next 3 stitches), dc (5 stitches)

Row 4: ch 3, dc, fpdtr, skip calamus stitch from previous row, cl 2 (across next 2 stitches) (4 stitches)

Row 5: skip first stitch, sc (in both loops, not just back) in next 2 stitches, skip last stitch, fasten off and weave in ends

Let me know if you’re having any trouble with my revised version of the pattern. I want to make sure I didn’t type it up wrong! Also, comments and constructive criticism are always welcome. This is a learning journey for me too. 🙂

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