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Pattern Created by Sandi Marshall

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This chart can be useful for filet crochet, crocheting with color changes (intarsia) or for cross-stitch.

If working the chart in filet crochet, the starting chain is 109 chains for a 4-dc mesh or 74 chains for a 3-dc mesh. In either case, begin with a dc in the 5th chain from the hook.

You can use any weight of yarn or size of thread of your choosing (the thinner the yarn or thread, the smaller the finished size will be). Choose a hook that will correspond with the yarn weight or thread size you are using. Matching Thread Size to Hook Size: http://crochet.about.com/library/blthreadhook.htm

Filet Crochet Basics: http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa050298.htm
Learn 3-dc Mesh Filet Crochet: http://crochet.about.com/od/learncrochet/ss/3dcmesh.htm
Learning Filet Crochet - examples showing a portion of a filet crochet chart, then a photo showing how that portion of the chart looks when crocheted in 3-dc mesh plus the written directions for comparison: http://crochet.about.com/library/ndflyafghan4.htm

Beginning Pattern Directions For This Chart In Filet Crochet In A 3-DC Mesh
Dangling Hearts is an original design by Sandi Marshall, copyright 2007 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc. See terms of use below the pattern directions. Please keep the copyright statement with the pattern directions when you print out or save the pattern, in any form.

Materials Used In The Example: About 3 oz. worsted weight yarn - I used Red Heart Super Saver in the example
US size H hook
Finished Size: When made with these materials, in a 3-dc mesh, about 20 inches square.
Abbreviations: ch = chain, dc = double crochet, ea = each, sp = space

Directions for the first few rows to get you started:
Starting Chain: chain 74.
Row 1: (followed right to left on chart), dc in 5th ch from hook, dc in ea ch across.
Row 2: (followed left to right on chart), ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 2 dc, (ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc) 4 times, dc in ea of next 2 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in ea of next 3 dc, (ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc) 3 times, dc in ea of next 2 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in ea of next 3 dc, (ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc) 7 times, dc in ea of next 2 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in ea of next 3 dc, (ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc) 3 times, dc in ea of next 2 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in ea of next 3 dc, (ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc) 4 times, dc in ea of last 2 dc.
Row 3: (followed right to left on chart), ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 2 dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1, dc in next dc) 4 times, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1, dc in next dc) 3 times, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1, dc in next dc) 3 times, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1, dc in next dc) 3 times, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1, dc in next dc) 3 times, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1, dc in next dc) 4 times, dc in ea of last 2 dc.
Continue, following chart, in 3-dc mesh:
Begin each row with a chain 3 for the first stitch (counts as the first dc of the row).
On chart, white square = ch 1, skip next stitch, dc in next stitch (makes on open mesh, which is a hole in the crocheted piece).
On chart, black square = dc in next dc (or in next chain-1 space, whichever happens to be next), dc in next dc (this makes a solid mesh, which is a filled in area on the crocheted piece).

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