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Macaw Birds Chart For Filet Crochet or Cross Stitch

I recharted, adapted from the original. -- Sandi Marshall
Chart the design on this page is based on is from The Ladies' World Filet Crochet Book, No. 2, published in the year 1916.

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Filet Crochet Help:

Working the Chart in Filet Crochet
For a 4 dc mesh, beginning chain is 115, plus chain 3, (which will count as first dc of first row), for a total starting chain of 118 chains. Begin by working a double crochet in the 5th chain from the hook.

First row is solid double crochet all the way across. 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.

How to Figure a Starting Chain in Filet Crochet

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

Approximate finished sizes in filet crochet
(once through the chart, worked in 4 dc mesh):

With size 10 thread (126 yards) and a size US 7 steel hook, finished size is about 8.7 inches x 7.2 inches.
With size 20 thread (118 yards) and a size US 9 steel hook, finished size is about 8.4 inches x 7 inches.
With size 30 thread (110 yards) and a size US 11 steel hook, finished size is about 8 inches x 6.7 inches.
With fingering/baby weight yarn (276 yards) and a size US F hook, finished size is about 26.6 inches x 20.9 inches.
With sport weight yarn (320 yards) and a size US G hook, finished size is about 30.4 inches x 23.8 inches.
With worsted weight yarn (364 yards) and a size US I hook, finished size is about 34.2 inches x 26.7 inches.

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