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Filet Crochet Example and Graph
Charted Carrot - copyrighted pattern, do not republish elsewhere, in any form.

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Pattern and photo copyright 2007 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc.

I created this carrot chart to accompany the rabbit chart on this site. It could be made in filet crochet, with the carrot piece in the center, between two rabbit pieces (with each rabbit facing toward the carrot). CarrotRabbitghan Photo

I've added an example of those three pieces made into a child's afghan, with instructions for extra rounds made around each piece before joining the three pieces. I made each piece in 3-dc mesh filet crochet (using 3-dc mesh because the shapes will turn out closer to the dimensions shown on the charts, as opposed to 4-dc mesh, which would result in wider dimensions than shown). In 3-dc mesh, the first square on the chart is made of 3 stitches but each additional square on the chart is made of only 2 stitches. 3-dc Mesh Tutorial

In the finished filet crochet carrot piece above, I've shown an example of using surface stitches (also called outline edging) to add color and dimension to a filet crochet piece.

The Surface Stitch Outline Edging: I used 2 chains between each sc around the carrot part (so that the surface crochet chains would be straight, not ruffled). I used 3 chains between each sc around the green top of the carrot (so that those surface crochet chains would ruffle, to simulate the leafy green top of a real carrot).

Carrot Chart Starting Chain Choices:
Filet Crochet, 3-dc Mesh: 36 chains. Begin with a dc in the 5th ch from the hook.
Filet Crochet, 4-dc Mesh: 52 chains. Begin with a dc in the 5th ch from the hook.
Single Crochet: chain 17. One square on the chart equals one sc.
Afghan Stitch: chain 16. One square on the chart equals one afghan stitch.

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