From 1916 Richardson's Crochet
|I saw this little baby chick filet crochet in a 1916 pattern book. It's just a simple shape but sometimes that's all you need for adding a little design or color to items like children's sweaters, hats or afghans.|
|There was no chart in the 1916 pattern book. The crocheter was expected to work from the photo of the finished square (shown above). So I charted it (revised a bit) to make it a little easier. Use the chart for cross stitch, crocheting colors in on a piece or for filet crochet.|
Starting the Chart, for Filet Crochet: These instructions are for a four double crochet mesh. Chain 55 plus 3 (first dc of first row) plus 2 (the chain-2 of first open mesh). (This is a total starting chain of 60.) Start with a dc in the 9th chain from hook (first open mesh made). Follow chart.
Approximate Finished sizes:
Size 10 thread - US size 7 steel hook: 4.1" x 3.8"
Baby Weight Yarn - Size G hook: 12.6" x 10.8"
Sport Weight Yarn - Size G hook: 14.4" x 12.3"
Worsted Weight Yarn - Size I hook: 16.2" x 13.8"
How-to's here: http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa052398.htm