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Filet Crochet

How to Do Filet Crochet, Plus Links to Free Filet Crochet Patterns


If you're interested in thread crochet or vintage crochet, filet crochet is a useful technique to know. Here you will find instructions for learning how to do filet crochet. You'll also find free filet crochet patterns and charts.

Free Filet Crochet Patterns – Filet Crochet Charts

Filet Crochet Heart Trim
Filet Crochet Heart Trim – Photo and Chart © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

If you're looking for free filet crochet patterns, you've definitely come to the right place. Whether you're looking for vintage charts or contemporary charts, you'll find a fantastic selection to choose from.

Filet Crochet Basics

Get started with filet crochet; learn the basics here.

How to Calculate the Starting Chain for Filet Crochet

Unless you plan to work filet crochet onto a pillowcase, sheet, or other fabric, you'll usually begin the project with a starting chain. These instructions give you the details you need to know to correctly determine how many chain stitches to work for your foundation chain.

3 dc Mesh in Filet Crochet

Learn how to make a 3 dc mesh for filet crochet.

How to Increase in Filet Crochet

Enjoy these detailed instructions for how to increase in filet crochet. The instructions include diagrams so that you can easily see how to work the increases.


Learn how to work a lacet, also known as a fancy mesh. This stitch was often used in vintage filet crochet patterns, particularly patterns from the early 1900s - 1930s; the stitch remains popular even now. It's very pretty, and it creates added visual interest wherever it is used in a filet crochet pattern.

How to Work Filet Crochet in Rounds

Did you know that filet crochet can be worked in rounds? It's true! If you don't know the secret for how to do it, these instructions will teach you.

Ideas for Things to Make Using Filet Crochet Charts

So you know how to crochet from a filet crochet chart, and maybe you've even finished working one. Now what?

A filet crochet design can be transformed into many different finished items. Sandi Marshall has rounded up a list of fantastic ideas for things you can make using filet crochet designs.

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