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How to crochet the Fantasia Crochet Stitch

Updated: Feb 28





Sample image of the crocheted Ladders Stitch from Handmade by Stacy J
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The Fantasia crochet stitch was my very first YouTube 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 video, here's the link)


This week I've reworked the stitch, made some small changes to the stitch pattern, refilmed the video, updated the verbiage on the pattern (it's so much easier to read now!) and added better photos.


This stitch works in chain multiples of 12 + 5 over a 4 row repeat and 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 bottom of this post or click HERE.


 

Stitches and abbreviations used:

Ch: Chain

Lp (s): Loop (s)

Rep: Repeat

RS: Right side

Sc: Single crochet

Sk: Skip

St (s): Stitch (es)

WS: Wrong side

Yo: Yarn over


Special stitches:

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


Chain in multiples of 12 + 5 (for this example I chained 41)

Row 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

Fantasia crochet stitch example of row 1


Row 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



Fantasia crochet stitch example of row 1 right side

Fantasia crochet stitch sample of row 2 wrong side


Row 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

Fantasia crochet stitch placement of the front post treble 6 together joining stitch

Fantasia crochet stitch example of row 3 right side

Fantasia crochet stitch example of row 3 wrong side



Row 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



Fantasia crochet stitch example of row 4 right side

Fantasia crochet stitch example of row 4 wrong side


Row 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


Fantasia crochet stitch example of row 5 right side

Fantasia crochet stitch example of row 5 wrong side

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!


💕 Stacy J


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