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Deer Filet Crochet Pattern Directions in a 3-dc Mesh

Pattern Directions Written by Sandi Marshall

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I figured out these directions to accompany the antique Deer Chart that is on http://crochet.about.com/library/bl2deer1.htm
I have also recharted it, to make it larger and clearer, so it will be easier to follow, for anyone who prefers working directly from a chart, instead of following written directions.
The original chart was in a year 1919 publication (since it was before the year 1923, the original chart is now in the public domain). In the 1919 publication, there were no instructions to go with the chart. I wrote all of the following instructions. Although the original chart (that is shown on my web page bl2deer1.htm) is in the public domain, my written instructions for it are copyrighted. - Sandi

Materials Used In The Example: About 1 oz. worsted weight yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft, color 9703 Bone), US size H hook
The piece could be crocheted with any size of thread or any weight of yarn, using a size of hook that would correspond with the material being used.
Finished Size: About 10 inches wide x 10 inches tall (when made in a 3-dc mesh, according to the directions that follow). If you crochet the chart in a 4-dc mesh, the resulting piece will be wider than it is tall. If you want it to be square (close to the dimensions of the chart), a 3-dc mesh will achieve that.
Gauge: 4 dc rows = 2 inches, 8 dc = 2 inches
Note that gauge is not crucial to this project, unless, for some reason, you want the piece to be exactly the same size as the example given.
Abbreviations: ch = chain, dc = double crochet, ea = each, sp = space
How to Skip a Stitch: http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa071804.htm

Pattern Directions for a 3-dc Mesh, by Sandi Marshall:
Starting Chain: chain 49.
Row 1: dc in 7th ch from hook, (ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch) 21 times.
Row 2: ch 4 to turn, skip first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 20 times, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch.
Row 3: Repeat row 2.
Row 4: ch 4 to turn, skip first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) twice, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 17 times, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch.
Row 5: ch 4 to turn, skip first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 5 times, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 10 times, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) twice, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch.
Row 6: ch 4 to turn, skip first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) twice, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in ea of next 3 dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 10 times, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 4 times, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch.
Row 7: ch 4 to turn, skip first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 3 times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in ea of next 3 dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 9 times, (dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) twice, dc in ea of next 2 dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 3 times, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch.
Row 8: ch 4 to turn, skip first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 3 times, (ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc) twice, dc in ea of next 2 dc, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 7 times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in ea of next 3 dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 4 times, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch.
Row 9: ch 4 to turn, skip first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 3 times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in ea of next 3 dc, (dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 8 times, dc in ea of next 4 dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 5 times, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch.
Row 10: ch 4 to turn, skip first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 4 times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in ea of next 19 dc, (ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc) twice, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 4 times, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch.
Row 11: ch 4 to turn, skip first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 5 times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in ea of next 19 dc, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 4 times, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch.
Row 12: ch 4 to turn, skip first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 4 times, (ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc) 7 times, dc in ea of next 6 dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 6 times, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch.
Row 13: ch 4 to turn, skip first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 5 times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in ea of next 5 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 11 times, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch.
Row 14: ch 4 to turn, skip first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 11 times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in ea of next 5 dc, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 5 times, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch.
Row 15: ch 4 to turn, skip first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 4 times, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in ea of next 7 dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 12 times, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch.
Row 16: ch 4 to turn, skip first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 9 times, (dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 3 times, dc in ea of next 2 dc, (ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc) 3 times, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 4 times, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch.
Row 17: ch 4 to turn, skip first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 6 times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in ea of next 3 dc, (ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc) 3 times, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 8 times, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch.
Row 18: ch 4 to turn, skip first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 7 times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in ea of next 3 dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 3 times, dc in ea of next 2 dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 7 times, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch.
Row 19: ch 4 to turn, skip first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 7 times, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) twice, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 8 times, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch.
Row 20: ch 4 to turn, skip first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 11 times, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 8 times, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch.
Row 21: ch 4 to turn, skip first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 20 times, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch.
Row 22: repeat Row 21.
End off. Weave in ends.

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