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Filet Crochet Tutorial - The basics

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Filet Crochet Tutorial
Filet is a French word for net. Filet crochet, worked from a graph (or chart), is possibly one of the easiest techniques for creating crochet lace – at its simplest it’s made up with 3 basic stitches, slip stitch, chains & trebles (US dc), but more intricate patterns can be created substituting the trebles (US dc) with double trebles (US tr), triple trebles (US dtr) & so on

This tutorial (17 pages) takes you through the basics of Filet Crochet in both written (UK & US terminology) & diagram form & covers the following:

  1. How to read charts (graphs) - (pg 2)
  2. Determining the number of chains required for foundation chain - (pg 2)
  3. What is a Space, Block, Lacet & Bar- (pg 3)
  4. Stitch Abbreviations - (pg 3)
  5. Stitch Guide (written & drawings): slip st, dc (US sc), tr (US dc) - (pg 4)
  6. Stitch Guide continued: dtr (US tr), trtr (US dtr) – tr decrease (US dc decrease) - (pg 5)
  7. Basic Filet Mesh Lace (written, diagram & drawing): spaces & blocks - (pg 6)
  8. Basic Filet mesh lace continued: Lacets & bars - (pg 7)
  9. Shaping: increasing space at beginning & end of row - (pg 8)
  10. Shaping continued: decreasing space at beginning & end of row, increasing block at beginning & end of row, decreasing block at beginning & end of row - (pg 9)
  11. Shaping for Garments: increasing blocks at beginning & end of rows - (pg 10)
  12. Shaping for garments continued: increasing spaces at beginning & end of rows - (pg 11)
  13. Shaping for garments continued: decreasing & decreasing blocks at beginning & end of rows – (pg-12)
  14. Three super easy projects to get you started Book Mark (chart & photo) – (pg 13) Scarf (photo & chart) - (pg 14) Purse - (chart, photo, written, diagrams, drawings) (pg 15 to 17)