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DJC: Cookie's Last Dance

DesigningVashti Crochet Patterns
Crochet
May 2013
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
4.5 mm
4.0 mm (G)
600 - 950 yards (549 - 869 m)
This pattern is available for download for $3.99.

We’re proud to offer this classic filet crochet pattern booklet as part of Doris Chan’s independent DJC pattern collection. Not only is it a dear remembrance of Cookie, it’s a bargain at this price!
Informed by research for her recent filet crochet article in Interweave Crochet Magazine, Doris has created a valuable resource for learning how to crochet filet lace and love your results with special designer tips and tweaks. Partial contents:
• Overview of Filet Crochet
• Interpreting Filet Charts
• Getting the Filet to Look Square
• How to crochet the foundation double crochet (FDC)
• How to crochet the beginning extended double crochet (Beg-EDC)
These two optional techniques are recommended because, as Doris explains in the pattern, they create a bottom edge and side edges respectively that are balanced in ‘weight’ and appearance. The resulting edges are as elastic and stretchy as the rest of the fabric, with no pulling in or puckering when worn.
• Single Width Filet Charts (for scarf)
• Double Width Filet Charts (for stole)
Two crochet patterns for two levels of wearable warmth: Cookie Scarf is an example of a summery linen blend; Cookie Stole is a warmer wool blend. Pattern booklet includes details for substituting with a wide range of other yarns.

For extra help, please visit the group and forum dedicated to Doris Chan designs, http://www.ravelry.com/groups/doris-chan-crochet