1. Home

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://crochet.about.com/library/blswan1.htm

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

Swan For Filet Crochet or Cross Stitch



[Printer-Friendly Page Here]

Back to Free Charts Index


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:
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 (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.

Links to this page are welcome.
URL of this page is
http://crochet.about.com/library/blswan1.htm

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.

Info on Length of Copyright Protection Terms


Please be courteous and don't post on your own web site (or on an Internet Bulletin Board) the actual charts that are on this page. Instead, you are welcome to post the URL of this page so that anyone who would like the chart may come here for themselves and benefit from everything else this site has to offer. Thank you.

Please extend the same courtesy to other webmasters when you are at other sites on the Web. You will like to have the same done for you when you are the one with the work and expense of putting items on your own web pages. Thank you.

URL of this page is:
http://crochet.about.com/library/blswan1.htm


Related About.com Sites:
Birding - http://birding.about.com
Translating Filet Crochet Charts To Needlepoint - http://needlepoint.about.com/library/weekly/aa070502.htm

Crochet Homepage: http://crochet.about.com

Back to Free Filet Crochet and Cross Stitch Charts Index

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

See More About

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.