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Heart Filet Crochet
Designed by Sandi Marshall 1/00

The square on the left can be joined in different combinations with the plain square shown on the right to create different patternings for tablecloths or bedspreads. I've created some examples:
[Tablecloth - 12 squares (hearts and plain)]
[Bedspread - 12 squares (all hearts)]
Approximate Finished Size of Each Square:

Shown at left are four squares joined.

With Thread Size 10 and US Size 7 steel hook: 8.1" x 8"

With Thread Size 20 and US Size steel 9 hook: 7.7" x 7.7"

With Thread Size 30 and US Size steel 11 hook: 7.3" x 7.4"

With Fingering or Baby Weight Yarn and US Size F hook: 24 1/2" x 23"

With Sport Weight Yarn and US Size G hook: 28" x 26.2"

With Worsted Weight Yarn and US Size I hook: 31 1/2" x 29.5"

These sizes are only approximate and your results may vary.

Starting Chain (for a 4 dc mesh): Chain 109 (includes ch-3 for first dc).

Starting Chain (for a 3 dc mesh): Chain 74 (includes ch-3 for first dc).

Chart

Chart
Starting Chain (for a 4 dc mesh): Chain 109 (includes ch-3 for first dc).

Starting Chain (for a 3 dc mesh): Chain 74 (includes ch-3 for first dc).

How to read the charts:

Method of following charts: Begin the chart at the bottom, following the chart from right to left. On the next row, follow the chart from left to right. Continue alternating sides like this throughout the entire chart.

Count every square? After you have the pattern established, you don't have to count every square every single time to see where to place the next lacet or solid mesh. For example, on the heart chart on this page, row one is solid mesh all the way across, then on rows 2 and 3, you've established placement of four lacets. When you start row 4, you know that your next lacet will be started 2 squares of the chart before the first lacet that appears on your crocheted piece. Instead of all that tedious counting of how many open mesh over to the next solid mesh, once the pattern is established, I prefer to use the "ok, it's 2 squares before the last one I did" method. I find it so much more enjoyable (and faster).

The directions below are for a four double crochet mesh:

This is a solid mesh, made up of four double crochet. The dc on the end of a mesh also counts as the first dc of the next mesh, so a solid mesh that's after another mesh will be made by double crochet in next 3 stitches.

This is an open mesh (dc, chain 2, dc). The dc on the end of a mesh also counts as the first dc of the next mesh, so an open mesh that's after another mesh will be made by chain 2, skip 2 stitches, double crochet in next dc.

This is a double mesh (dc, chain 5, skip 5 stitches, dc in next dc). The dc on the end of the mesh just made also counts as the first dc of the double mesh you are now making.

This is a lacet (dc, chain 3, skip 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, chain 3, skip 2 stitches, dc in next dc). The dc on the end of the mesh or lacet just made also counts as the first dc of the mesh or lacet you are now making. The diagram shows two rows (the lacet on first row and the double mesh worked in the next row above the lacet).

Chart Symbols

One Single Crochet One Chain One Double Crochet

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Showing what items will look like made from these heart squares:

[Tablecloth - 12 squares (hearts and plain)]
[Bedspread - 12 squares (all hearts)]

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