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Filet Crochet Help:

Working the Chart in Filet Crochet
For a 4 dc mesh, starting chain is 136, plus chain 3, (which will count as first dc of first row), chain 2 more (which is the chain-2 for the first open mesh). Begin by working a double crochet in the 9th chain from the hook. 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:

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

With size 10 thread (231 yards) and a size US 7 steel hook, finished size is about 10.3 inches x 11.2 inches.
With size 20 thread (217 yards) and a size US 9 steel hook, finished size is about 9.9 inches x 10.8 inches.
With size 30 thread (202 yards) and a size US 11 steel hook, finished size is about 9.4 inches x 10.3 inches.
With fingering/baby weight yarn (506 yards) and a size US F hook, finished size is about 31.5 inches x 32.4 inches.
With sport weight yarn (587 yards) and a size US G hook, finished size is about 36 inches x 36.9 inches.
With worsted weight yarn (668 yards) and a size US I hook, finished size is about 40.5 inches x 41.4 inches.

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Filet Crochet Image of Finished Piece on this page by Sandi Marshall.

I recharted for better quality. Chart is from Variety Book No. 2, published in 1926.

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