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How To Make A Lacet In Filet Crochet
A How-To For The Row Above The Lacets

Chart Pattern Symbols For chain, single and double crochet

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This how-to gives instructions for making a filet crochet lacet and how to do the stitches that are in the next row above a lacet.

Filet crochet lacets are used in a 4-dc filet pattern. The lacet is worked over an area of 2 mesh (over an area of 7 stitches total). A filet pattern with 4-dc mesh has four double crochet in the first mesh of the row and three double crochet in each additional mesh of the row (the mesh are considered to share the double crochet in between two mesh, in other words, the last double crochet of the first mesh is also the first double crochet of the mesh next to it). So two mesh covers an area of seven stitches.

Key to Chart Pattern Symbols:

One Single Crochet One Chain One Double Crochet

This is a lacet (dc, chain 3, skip 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, chain 3, skip 2 stitches, dc in next dc). The dc on the end of the mesh or lacet just made also counts as the first dc of the mesh or lacet you are now making.

The diagram shows two rows (the lacet on the first row and the double mesh worked in the next row above the lacet).

This is a double mesh (dc, chain 5, skip 5 stitches, dc in next dc). The double mesh is used in filet crochet, directly above a lacet (in the next row after a lacet is made).

The last dc of the mesh just made also counts as the first dc of the double mesh currently being made.


How to Figure a Starting Chain in Filet Crochet

Basics in How to Do Filet Crochet:
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