"Two Dragons" Chart for Filet Crochet, Cross Stitch
Adaptable For Needlepoint, Knitting, Beadwork
Adapted by and charted by Sandi Marshall, adapted based on a chart in a 1926 Pattern Book
Working the Chart in Filet Crochet:
For a 4 dc mesh, starting chain is 91, plus chain 5, (which will count as first dc of first row and chain-2 of first open mesh). Begin by working a double crochet in the 9th chain from hook (first open mesh on chart made). Work chart, starting at the bottom of the chart, right-hand side; work first row right to left. Second row is worked left to right. Continue in same manner, following chart.
Because the first mesh of each row is an open mesh: to begin each new row on this chart, you will chain 5 to turn, skip chain-2 of row below, double crochet in next double crochet (first open mesh of the row made).
I've purposefully flipped the chart sideways because of the advantage that, if you are crocheting this as a lace where you will continue to repeat the chart for length needed, by crocheting the lace in the short rows in this manner, you can decide upon the finished length as you go along.
Approximate finished sizes
(once through the chart, worked in 4 dc mesh):
With size 10 thread (263 yards) and a size 7 steel hook, finished size is about 7 inches x 18.6 inches.
With size 20 thread (246 yards) and a size 9 steel hook, finished size is about 6.3 inches x 17.9 inches.
With size 30 thread (230 yards) and a size 11 steel hook, finished size is about 6.1 inches x 17.1 inches.
With sport weight yarn (668 yards) and a size G hook, finished size is about
24 inches x 60.9 inches.
With worsted weight yarn (760 yards) and a size I hook, finished size is about 27 inches x 68.3 inches.
To make a narrower piece, work the chart in a 3 dc mesh. Starting chain to work this chart in a 3 dc mesh is: chain 61 plus chain 4, (which will count as first dc of first row and the chain-1 of first open mesh).
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