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Filet Crochet Swirl Design Edging Pattern

Designed by Sandi Marshall, 1998

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Size 10 crochet cotton thread
Size 8 steel crochet hook
Finished size: Width is 5 3/4" at the widest point

Once you know the basics of filet crochet, written instructions are not needed for each new chart. Here are written instructions for Row 1 to get you started:

Starting chain is 52 chains. For row 1, you will dc in 4th chain from hook, dc in next 2 ch, * ch 2, skip next 2 ch, dc in next ch **, repeat from * to ** across until 3 ch remain, dc in last 3 ch. Chain 3 to turn; follow chart for row 2.

Chart is worked from the bottom up (the edging is worked sideways).
Follow the chart for row 1 from right to left, then row 2 from left to right, row 3 from right to left, etc.

Plain squares (Space) = ch 2, dc in next dc when working above a space
or ch 2, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc when working above a block.

Each attached block:

Filled Squares (Block) = 2 dc in chain 2 space, dc in next dc when working above a space
or dc in next 3 dc when working above a block.

First block of each row: chain 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 3 dc.

Repeat chart as many times as you need to for the length of edging you want.

This pattern uses increases and decreases in filet crochet.

Decreasing: To decrease at the beginning of a row, slip stitch in next 2 stitches or chains, slip stitch in dc. Next you will chain 3 as first dc of next filled square, or chain 5 as first dc and chain 2 of plain square.
To decrease at the end of a row, simply leave the last block unworked.

Increasing: For diagrams and instructions on increasing at the beginning or end of rows in filet crochet, see the 5/9/98 Feature at this site:

For Filet Crochet Basics, see:

This Filet Crochet Edging Pattern copyright 1998 by Sandi Marshall.
All rights reserved worldwide.
Free for your own personal use only.
Do not redistribute this pattern (with or without charge) in any form.

Abuse of copyrights on the Internet has become a big problem. Often it's because people just don't know enough about copyrights or have become misguided by wrong information and myths. That's why I feel the need to address the issue here.

(Redistributing includes photocopies, emailing, posting to Bulletin Boards, posting on another web site, posting to an email list and any other manner of distribution.) Myth: Some people think that if they don't charge for it, it's ok to spread the copyrighted pattern around by photocopy, etc. Fact: Free distribution of reproduced copies of any copyrighted pattern, without the express written consent of the designer, is also a violation of copyright law. Besides the fact that it's against the law, the moral/ethical issue here is that it would either be taking away from the earnings of the designer; earnings which enable him or her to continue designing or in the case of patterns posted free by the designer on the Internet, taking traffic away from the web site of the person who worked to do the designing. If everyone is careful to honor copyrighted patterns, designers will be much more inclined to continue to post their patterns free on their web sites for your personal enjoyment.

Please note that it is ok to post the URL of the web site where the pattern may be found, but not ok to redistribute the actual pattern in any manner.

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