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Charted Leaping Deer Design

You could work this design either in filet crochet or make a crocheted background to cross-stitch the design on. It's shown here with an optional fringed edging.

On the chart page, I've given starting chains for single crochet background, afghan stitch background (to cross stitch the design on), working the chart in filet crochet in a 4 double crochet mesh and working it in a 3 double crochet mesh. At left is shown a portion of the design.

When made with sport weight yarn in a 4 dc mesh, using a US size G hook, it's a nice afghan size of about 68 inches x 69 inches. It would also be great made in thread as a wallhanging or banner. The uses are varied per the weight of thread or yarn you decide to make it in. At left is shown just a portion of the design. For the full design, see the chart at link below.

On the chart page, I give approximate finished sizes just to help you in deciding on thread or yarn you will use for project you have in mind. Your finished size will probably vary somewhat and that's just fine because items like afghans, pillows and wallhangings don't have to be exact to someone else's finished gauge (so just relax and enjoy making your deer item). Have fun!

Click here for: Free Chart and Pattern Instructions

Image of finished piece, with the fringe on the bottom, is from The Antonie Ehrlich Crochet Book, No. 3, Filet Crochet, published in the year 1915. All other images of finished pieces copyright (c) 2000 Sandi Marshall licensed to About.com, Inc. About Copyrights

Bookmark for this pattern is http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa061700.htm

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