Fan Trellis Crochet Stitch

Let’s make the Fan Trellis Crochet Stitch Square! You are more than half way through the squares, way to go! Now we are getting into some fun stitches. This is the sixth block in the Crochet Stitch Sampler Baby Blanket CAL Sponsored by Red Heart Yarns and hosted by Marly Bird.

You can click here for the first square, here for the second square, here for the third square, here for the fourth square, here for the fifth square.

Where is the Full Pattern?

During the Crochet-along (CAL) you will be able to get the written and chart instructions as well as the HD Video tutorial for the next step in the Crochet Stitch Sampler Blanket every Tuesday and Thursday. The full pattern will not be posted until the end of the CAL.


Get a little help from your friends!

Follow along and complete each step with my help as well as the wonderful group of other Marly Bird CAL members in the Facebook Group. In the group you can post pictures, ask questions and get general crochet support.

I’m ready! Let’s get this party started!

I chose the Fan Trellis Crochet Stitch square for this blanket because I liked the lace look for one of the squares. I can imagine little fingers and toes playing in those lace stitches. This pattern stitch also teaches you more about placing a stitch in a chain or in a chain space.

Click on the stitch below If you need a quick refresher on how to do it.


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Yarn: Red Heart, “With Love” (100% Acrylic; 315 yds/170g): 1 skein of 4 different complementary colors and 2 skeins of main color.

Designer NOTE: Original was made with a discontinued yarn–STITCH NATION by Debbie Stoller™ “Washable Ewe™”: [for sample size blanket] 2 balls each 3903 Strawberry, 3540 Currant, 3501 Robin Egg, 3652 Clover; 3 balls each 3365 Earth.

Hooks: you will need a variety of different sized hooks for this blanket. Use the hook size that will get you the desired square size. Some squares will require a smaller hook and others a larger hook depending on the stitch pattern. For the sample I used G/7 and H/8.

Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle


Each Full Size Square: 11” x 11″ [27.94 X 27.94 cm]

Each stitch count given for the full square will result in approximately the same size square as long as you adjust hook size when necessary. YOU decide how large you want your squares to be. Once you choose the size for your blanket just make sure that each square will measure that.

Designer NOTE: To make sure each square I made was the same size, I washed and blocked each square as I made it. Doing so made it so I knew right away if my stitches were too tight or too loose.


This is the full list of abbreviations used for all the patterns. I will be sure to add this to each pattern so you don’t have to go searching for it as your working on the square.

beg – begin(ning)

bpdc – back post double crochet

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

fpdc – front post double crochet

hdc – half double crochet

rep – repeat

rnd – round

RS – right side

sc – single crochet

sk – skip

sl st – slip stitch

sp – space

st – stitch

tch – turning chain

tr – treble crochet

WS – wrong side

yo – yarn over

Symbol Key for Crochet Charts

This is the symbol key for all the charts used for all the patterns. I will be sure to add this to each pattern so you don’t have to go searching for it as your working on the square.

Stitch Key for Crochet Stitch Sampler Blanket by Marly Bird


Here is the layout of the sample blanket incase you want to follow along with the same placement and color sequence. It should help you in choosing when to use a particular color for your blanket as well. But please remember, you can mix and match any way you wish; you _do not_ have to use my same layout!

Stitch Sampler Blanket_Layout


Fan Trellis Crochet Stitch Square (Green in sample):

Using one of the 4 complementary colors.

If you want to use this pattern stitch for another pattern you need to know how many chains are used for the foundation. For the Fan Trellis–Foundation chain is a multiple of 12.

In class block: Ch 24, continue to row 1.

This is the foundation chain amount I do in the HD Video tutorial. This ‘in class block’ is a great way to get familiar with the stitch pattern before you commit to a larger square. It is also a good way to test out your gauge.


Full size block: Ch 48, continue to row 1.

This is the foundation chain amount I did for the full square in the sample blanket. This number of stitches will give you the same size squares as long as you use the correct hook size to get the size you want.

Designer NOTE: The nature of this stitch is to be open so it could easily be made too big. If your squares are turning out much bigger than my 11″ by 11″ this might be one of the squares you use a smaller hook for and/or adjust the beginning chain amount.

Also, USE a stitch marker as I show you in the video! It will help you keep your place!

Row 1 (WS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 5, sk 3 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * to last 2 ch, ch 2, sk 1 ch, dc in last ch.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, sk 2-ch sp, 7 dc in next 5-ch sp, sc in next 5-ch sp * ch 5, sc in next 5-ch sp, 7 dc in next 5-ch sp, sc in next 5-ch sp; rep from * to end, ch 2, tr in last sc.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, ch 5, sc in 2nd of next 7-dc group, ch 5, sc in 6th dc of same group, * ch 5, sc in next 5-ch sp, ch 5, sc in 2nd of next 7-dc group, ch 5, sc in 6th dc of same group; rep from * to end, ch 2, tr in last sc.

Rep rows 2 and 3 only.

Designer NOTE: As you work this square and begin to think about joining it to the others you might think that seaming this block to the others can be a bit tricky. I talk about this on the HD Video.


Fan Trellis Crochet Stitch Chart

Fan Trellis Stitch Pattern for the Crochet Stitch Sampler Baby Blanket by Marly Bird #Free Pattern

For this chart you will notice that the numbers on the sides count the rows. You can also use these numbers to let you know from which side you will begin reading that row of the chart. For example: Row 1 will be read from the left to right.

Each of the charts provided in this pattern are written with the same number of foundation chain stitches as the ‘in class block’. I did this so that you have a full chart that allows you to see exactly what stitches go where for the entire swatch.

To use the charts for the full size block you will simple repeat the stitches and rows as indicated in red on the chart.

Designer NOTEI find when working with a chart like this one that using colored pencils or a high-lighter to color in the stitches in a particular row helps keep me on track. I can better see what stitches go with what row which is vital. Please look at the chart below to see what I mean.

HD Video Tutorial

Please SMASH THAT LIKE BUTTON on the video when you watch it 😉


Learn this stitch pattern either with the in class block or the full size block. Once you feel like you have it, make your square for the blanket and get ready for the next square. It will be released on Thursday.

Don’t forget, if you have questions or need help we are here to help you. Well, not here but over in the facebook group dedicated to the Marly Bird CAL sponsored by Red Heart Yarns. Come and join us!

Next square: Long Wave Crochet Stitch

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