Small Graph of the Letters USA For Filet Crochet or Cross-Stitch
Adaptable for Knitting, Needlepoint or Beadwork
I recharted from the original which was printed in Corticelli Lessons in Crochet, No. 9, published in the year 1920. -- Sandi Marshall
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This photo shows a cross-stitch of the letter U that I did on single crochet, using the chart above. I had crocheted the background with worsted weight yarn so I also used worsted weight yarn strands to do the cross-stitch.
When I finished with the basic cross-stitch x's, as indicated on the chart, I added an outline in straight stitches around the edges and then, (as shown in this photo) I filled in some of the areas with straight stitches to further embellish the letter.
USA Tote Bag Free Pattern, showing one way to use this letters USA chart on a crocheted item.
Filet Crochet Help:
Working the Chart in Filet Crochet
Starting Chain: For a 4 dc mesh, beginning chain is 79, plus chain 3, (which will count as first dc of first row), for a total starting chain of 82 chains. Begin by working a double crochet in the 5th chain from the hook.
Follow chart for placement of solid mesh and open mesh for each row. For a refresher on how to do filet crochet, see Basics link below.
Chart is worked starting at the bottom right; work first row right to left. Second row is worked left to right. Continue alternating row directions in this same manner, following chart.
Basics in How to Do Filet Crochet, here:
Approximate finished sizes in filet crochet
(once through the chart, worked in 4 dc mesh):
With size 10 thread (50 yards) and a size US 7 steel hook, finished size is about 6 inches x 4.2 inches.
With size 20 thread (47 yards) and a size US 9 steel hook, finished size is about 5.7 inches x 4.1 inches.
With size 30 thread (44 yards) and a size US 11 steel hook, finished size is about 5.5 inches x 3.9 inches.
With fingering/baby weight yarn (110 yards) and a size US F hook, finished size is about 18.2 inches x 12.2 inches.
With sport weight yarn (128 yards) and a size US G hook, finished size is about 20.8 inches x 13.9 inches.
With worsted weight yarn (146 yards) and a size US I hook, finished size is about 23.4 inches x 15.6 inches.
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