The Fantasia stitch was my very first YouTube crochet tutorial that I put out to the world a few years ago. However, I just looked at it again and realized that the written directions, as well as the video needed an overhaul…desperately! (If you’d like to check out the original Fantasia stitch video, here’s the link)
This week I’ve reworked the stitch. I made some small changes to the stitch pattern. Then re-filmed the video and updated the verbiage on the pattern (it’s so much easier to read now!). There’s even better step-by-step photos.
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About the Fantasia stitch
This stitch works in chain multiples of 12 + 5 over a 4 row repeat. It uses a combination of chain, single crochet and treble crochet. Even though it looks complicated, once you get the hang of it, it isn’t too bad at all. So, let’s give it a try!
To see a video tutorial of this stitch, scroll to the top of this post or click HERE.
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Stitches and abbreviations used:
Lp (s): Loop (s)
RS: Right side
Sc: Single crochet
St (s): Stitch (es)
WS: Wrong side
Yo: Yarn over
FPTR3tog – Front post treble crochet 3 together: *Yarn over two times and insert hook from front to back around post from previous row, draw up a lp, [yo, draw through 2 lps] 2 times; rep * 2 more times around the next 2 posts, 4 loops should be on your hook, yo and draw through all 4 lps
FPTR6tog – Front post treble crochet 6 together: *Yarn over two times and insert hook from front to back around post from previous row, draw up a lp, [yo, draw through 2 lps] 2 times; rep * 5 more times around the next 5 posts, 7 loops should be on your hook, yo and draw through all 7 lps
Directions for the Fantasia Stitch
Chain in multiples of 12 + 5 (for this example I chained 41)
1: In 5th ch from hook (counts as first tr), work 3 tr, ch 1; sk 5 ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 1, *sk 5 ch, in next ch work [3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr], sk 5 ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 1; Rep * across ending with 4 tr in last ch
2: (Note: When working around the tr posts, be careful not to confuse the ch-5 from the previous row for a tr post) Ch 1, turn; Sc in first st, ch 5, *work FPTR6tog, ch 5, sc in ch-3 sp from previous row, ch 5; rep * across ending with sc in top of 4th ch of previous row’s turning ch
3: Ch 1, turn; Sc in first st, ch 1, *work [3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr] in st that joins FPTR6tog from previous row, ch 1, 1 sc in sc from previous row, ch 1; rep * across ending with sc in last sc
4: Ch 4, turn; work FPTR3tog around posts below, ch 5, *sc in ch-3 sp, ch 5, FPTR6tog, ch 5; rep * across ending with 1 sc in last ch-3 sp, ch 5, FPTR3tog on last 3 tr from previous row, ch 4, sc in last sc
5: Ch 4, turn; 3 tr in first sc, ch 1, sk (ch-4, FPTR3tog & ch-5 sp), *sc in sc from previous row, ch 1, work [3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr] in st that joins FPTR6tog; rep * across ending with 4 tr in third ch of turning ch
Repeat rows 2 – 5 to desired length ending on a row 2 or row 4 repeat.
I hope you enjoyed learning this stitch as much as I did. When you make something with it, could you please tag me @handmadebystacyj or #handmadebystacyj – I’d love to see what you create!