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From Crochet at About.com: Iris Flower Filet Crochet Graph

The chart on this page is part of a series of three co-ordinating designs that could be used as a wall grouping. The images below will give you an idea how they will look when displayed together. Click on each image to go to that free chart:

Working the Chart in Filet Crochet
For a 4 dc mesh, total starting chain: 97 chains (that's a beginning chain of 94, 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.

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

Increasing in Filet Crochet:
http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa050998.htm

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 the chart, worked in 4 dc mesh):

With size 10 thread (170 yards) and a size 7 steel hook, finished size is about 7.1 inches x 12 inches.
With size 20 thread (159 yards) and a size 9 steel hook, finished size is about 6.8 inches x 11.5 inches.
With size 30 thread (149 yards) and a size 11 steel hook, finished size is about 6.5 inches x 11 inches.
With fingering/baby weight yarn (372 yards) and a size F hook, finished size is about 21.7 inches x 34.6 inches.
With sport weight yarn (432 yards) and a size G hook, finished size is about 24.8 inches x 39.4 inches.
With worsted weight yarn (491 yards) and a size I hook, finished size is about 27.9 inches x 44.2 inches.

I recharted, altered from the original and added lacets to this Iris Flower Chart. 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 Images of Finished Pieces on this page by Sandi Marshall.

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URL of this page is:
http://crochet.about.com/library/nirischart1.htm


Related About.com Site: 3D Iris beaded in brick stitch and square stitch, with step-by-step diagrams, created by former Beadwork Guide, Emily Hackbarth: http://beadwork.about.com/library/weekly/aa081798.htm

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