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From Crochet at About.com - Blocks and Stars Filet Crochet Pattern
Designed by Sandi Marshall

This photo shows this pattern worked through round 21. You get a slightly different look of joined squares by working squares through round 23. Or work entire chart through round 29. This is a versatile pattern. Photo of Tablecloth made from these squares.

Chart shown is for 1/4 of the design. Repeat around. When following chart,
each space (sp) = ch 1, skip next dc or ch 1 sp, dc in next dc.
Each attached block (bl) = dc in next dc or ch 1 sp, dc in next dc.
Note: The first bl in any group of blocks (or 1 individual bl) =
dc in dc, dc in next dc or ch 1 sp, dc in next dc.

In this pattern:
Each block consists of 3 dc. When there are two blocks side be side, the
blocks share a common dc in the center, so there will be 5 dc in that
group of two blocks. Three blocks side by side = 7 dc.

For corner space, always slip stitch in next corner ch 3 sp, then work
2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in same corner ch 3 sp. Beginning corner sp of each round
will be: slip stitch in next ch 3 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc, ch 3, 2 dc in
the ch 3 of corner sp.

Abbreviations: bl = block, ch = chain, dc = double crochet, sl st = slip stitch, sp = space, st = stitch, sts = stitches

Materials

For a doily:
Size 10 crochet cotton
Size 8 steel crochet hook
Finished size: 14 3/4" square when worked through round 29 (complete chart)
Finished size: 8 3/4" square when worked through round 21

Make multiples to join for a tablecloth or bedspread.

For an afghan square:
Worsted weight yarn:
14 oz. for each square completed through round 29
Finished size: 29 1/4" square (add a few edging rounds to one square and you have a nice lapghan.)
Size G crochet hook

Directions

These are the written directions for the first three rounds
of the chart, to help you get started. Refer to the chart for
the remaining rows.

Starting in center, chain 6. Join with slip stitch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 6 (counts as 1 dc and ch 3), dc in ring, 2 dc in ring, ch 3,
(3 dc in ring, ch 3) twice, 2 dc in ring, sl st to 3rd ch of ch 6.

Rnd 2: sl st in next corner ch 3 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc),
dc in corner ch 3 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same corner ch 3 sp, * dc in next 3 dc,
2 dc in corner ch 3 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same corner ch 3 sp *,
repeat from * to * twice, dc in next 3 dc, sl st to 3rd ch of ch 3.

Rnd 3: sl st in next ch 3 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in corner ch 3 sp,
ch 3, 2 dc in same corner ch 3 sp, * dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc,
dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in corner ch 3 sp,
ch 3, 2 dc in same corner ch 3 sp *, repeat from * to * twice, dc in next dc,
ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc,
sl st in 3rd ch of ch 3.

Rnds 4 - 29: Refer to chart.

Copyright: This Blocks and Stars Filet Crochet Pattern copyright (c) 1998 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc.
All rights reserved worldwide.
Free for your own personal use only.
Per copyright law, do not redistribute this pattern (with or without charge) in any form.

Abuse of copyrights on the Internet has become a big problem. Often it's because
people just don't know enough about copyrights or have become misguided by
wrong information and myths. That's why I feel the need to address the issue here.

(Redistributing includes photocopies, emailing, posting to Bulletin Boards,
posting on another web site, posting to an email list and any other manner
of distribution.) Myth: Some people think that if they don't charge
for it, it's ok to spread the copyrighted pattern around by photocopy, etc. (wrong)
Fact: Free distribution of reproduced copies of any copyrighted pattern, without the express written consent of the designer, is also a violation of copyright law. Besides the fact that it's against the law, the moral/ethical issue here is that it would either be taking away from the earnings of the designer; earnings which enable him or her to continue designing or in the case of patterns posted free by the designer on the Internet, taking traffic away from the web site of the person who worked to do the designing. If everyone is careful to honor copyrighted patterns, designers will be much more inclined to continue to post their patterns free on their web sites for your personal enjoyment.
Please note that it is ok to post the URL of the web site where the pattern may be found, but not ok to redistribute the actual pattern in any manner.

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Martha Beth Lewis has listed very good information on copyright questions such as
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