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Elephant Graph For Filet Crochet or Cross Stitch


Filet Crochet Help:

Working the Chart in Filet Crochet
For a 4 dc mesh, starting chain is 109, plus chain 3, (which will count as first dc of first row) for a total starting chain of 112 chains. Begin by working a double crochet in the 5th chain from the hook.

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 (82 yards) and a size US 7 steel hook, finished size is about 8.3 inches x 5 inches.
With size 20 thread (77 yards) and a size US 9 steel hook, finished size is about 7.9 inches x 4.8 inches.
With size 30 thread (72 yards) and a size US 11 steel hook, finished size is about 7.6 inches x 4.6 inches.
With fingering/baby weight yarn (180 yards) and a size US F hook, finished size is about 25.2 inches x 14.4 inches.
With sport weight yarn (209 yards) and a size US G hook, finished size is about 28.8 inches x 16.4 inches.
With worsted weight yarn (238 yards) and a size US I hook, finished size is about 32.4 inches x 18.4 inches.

I recharted, altered from the original and added the checkerboard border to this Elephant Chart. -- Sandi Marshall
Chart the design on this page is based on is from Filet Crochet & Cross Stitch, Book 7, created by Hugo Kirchmaier, published in the year 1920.

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

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