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Standing Crane Bird Free Needlecrafts Chart

The pattern book from 1920 doesn't say what kind of bird this is. My guess was a crane but it could also be a heron or even a flamingo, depending on the colors you give it, if you decide to add your own colors.

Chart could be worked as a silhouette or you could create your own color scheme.

Chart is useful for crocheting or knitting in color (intarsia), filet crochet, cross stitch on aida cloth, cross stitch on crocheted background, duplicate stitch on knitted background, adaptable for needlepoint, plastic canvas or beadwork.

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Filet Crochet Help:

Working the Chart in Filet Crochet
For a 4 dc mesh, beginning chain is 91, plus chain 3, (which will count as first dc of first row), plus chain 2 (which is the chain-2 of the first open mesh), for a total starting chain of 96 chains. Begin by working a double crochet in the 9th chain from the hook (first open mesh made).

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

Increasing in Filet Crochet:
http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa050998.htm

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

With size 10 thread (154 yards) and a size 7 steel hook, finished size is about 6.9 inches x 11.2 inches.
With size 20 thread (144 yards) and a size 9 steel hook, finished size is about 6.6 inches x 10.8 inches.
With size 30 thread (135 yards) and a size 11 steel hook, finished size is about 6.3 inches x 10.3 inches.
With fingering/baby weight yarn (338 yards) and a size F hook, finished size is about 21.0 inches x 32.4 inches.
With sport weight yarn (392 yards) and a size G hook, finished size is about 24.0 inches x 36.9 inches.
With worsted weight yarn (446 yards) and a size I hook, finished size is about 27.0 inches x 41.4 inches.

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I recharted this Bird Chart due to poor quality of original 1920 chart when scanned. Chart is from Filet Crochet & Cross Stitch, Book 7, created by Hugo Kirchmaier, published in the year 1920.

Chart Worked in Filet Crochet Image by Sandi Marshall.

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