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Dolphin Free Chart, Suitable For Various Types of Needlecrafts

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To make a crocheted background to cross-stitch the design on, starting chain is 61 chains for single crochet or 60 chains for afghan stitch. Work this background for 60 rows.

Working the Chart in Filet Crochet
For a 4 dc mesh, total starting chain is 184 chains, which is a starting chain of 181, plus chain 3, (which will count as first dc of first row). Begin by working a double crochet in the 5th 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.

Approximate finished sizes in filet crochet (once through one chart, worked in 4 dc mesh):
With size 5 thread: (461 yards) and a size US 4 steel hook, finished size is about 16.6 inches x 19 inches.
With size 10 thread: (410 yards) and a size US 7 steel hook, finished size is about 13.8 inches x 15 inches.
With size 20 thread: (385 yards) and a size US 9 steel hook, finished size is about 13.2 inches x 14.4 inches.
With size 30 thread: (360 yards) and a size US 11 steel hook, finished size is about 12.6 inches x 13.8 inches.
With fingering/baby weight yarn: (900 yards) and a size US F hook, finished size is about 42 inches x 43.2 inches.
With sport weight yarn: (1044 yards) and a size US G hook, finished size is about 48 inches x 49.2 inches.
With worsted weight yarn: (1188 yards) and a size US I hook, finished size is about 54 inches x 55.2 inches.

Gauge:
With size 5 thread: 5 squares = 1.4 inches, 5 rows = 1.6 inches
With size 10 thread: 5 squares = 1.2 inches, 5 rows = 1.3 inches
With size 20 thread: 5 squares = 1.1 inches, 5 rows = 1.2 inches
With size 30 thread: 5 squares = 1 inch, 5 rows = 1.1 inches
With fingering/baby weight yarn: 5 squares = 3.5 inch, 5 rows = 3.6 inches
With sport weight yarn: 5 squares = 4 inch, 5 rows = 4.1 inches
With worsted weight yarn: 5 squares = 4.5 inch, 5 rows = 4.6 inches

Basics in How to Do Filet Crochet, here: http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa050298.htm

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