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Checkered Alphabet Letter A Free Chart
For cross-stitch or filet crochet.

These charts are free for your own personal use only.


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Letter A Letter B Letter C
Letter D Letter E Letter F
Letter G Letter H Letter I
Letter J Letter K Letter L
Letter M Letter N Letter O
Letter P Letter Q Letter R
Letter S Letter T Letter U
Letter V Letter W Letter X
Letter Y Letter Z

Chart is 26 stitches wide and 22 rows tall.

Working the Chart in Filet Crochet
For a 4 dc mesh, beginning chain is 79, plus chain 3, (which will count as first dc of first row), plus chain 2 (which is the ch-2 of first open mesh), for a total starting chain of 84 chains. Begin by working a double crochet in the 9th chain from the hook.

Follow chart for placement of solid mesh and open mesh for each row. For a refresher on how to do open and solid mesh, 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.

Approximate finished sizes in filet crochet (once through one chart, worked in 4 dc mesh):
With size 5 thread: (73 yards) and a size US 4 steel hook, finished size is about 7.2 inches x 7 inches.
With size 10 thread: (65 yards) and a size US 7 steel hook, finished size is about 6 inches x 5.5 inches.
With size 20 thread: (61 yards) and a size US 9 steel hook, finished size is about 5.7 inches x 5.3 inches.
With size 30 thread: (57 yards) and a size US 11 steel hook, finished size is about 5.5 inches x 5.1 inches.
With fingering/baby weight yarn: (143 yards) and a size US F hook, finished size is about 18.2 inches x 15.8 inches.
With sport weight yarn: (166 yards) and a size US G hook, finished size is about 20.8 inches x 18 inches.
With worsted weight yarn: (189 yards) and a size US I hook, finished size is about 23.4 inches x 20.2 inches.

Gauge:
With size 5 thread: 5 squares = 1.4 inches, 5 rows = 1.6 inches
With size 10 thread: 5 squares = 1.2 inches, 5 rows = 1.3 inches
With size 20 thread: 5 squares = 1.1 inches, 5 rows = 1.2 inches
With size 30 thread: 5 squares = 1 inch, 5 rows = 1.1 inches
With fingering/baby weight yarn: 5 squares = 3.5 inch, 5 rows = 3.6 inches
With sport weight yarn: 5 squares = 4 inch, 5 rows = 4.1 inches
With worsted weight yarn: 5 squares = 4.5 inch, 5 rows = 4.6 inches

Basics in How to Do Filet Crochet, here: http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa050298.htm

I recharted this letter, added the colors and added all of the filet crochet instructions. -- Sandi Marshall The alphabet was originally printed in the vintage book Manual of Crocheting, No. 5 by Mary E. Fitch, in the year 1915 (copyright has expired). Charts in the 1915 book had no instructions and were in black and white only, with no light lines indicating outline of squares where two or more filled squares were grouped together (just solid black areas).

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