Filet crochet is a lovely technique that makes use of double crochet and chain stitches (and sometimes lacets or other stitches) to create open meshes and filled-in blocks. You can arrange these elements to create intricate pictorial designs featuring flowers, butterflies, and other motifs. Usually, the pictorial designs are charted, which gives you a helpful visual image of the design to work from.
This page is dedicated to offering you free filet crochet patterns and charts, which you are welcome to use in the crochet projects of your choice.
This checkered diamond pattern is endlessly versatile. There are two versions; one is a repeating pattern that you can use for making a project of nearly any size, large or small. The other chart is for a square design adapted from the repeating pattern.
- See an enlarged pic of the filet crochet sample (which is shown at left in thumbnail size.)
- Get the free filet crochet chart -- This version of the chart tiles seamlessly, and you can repeat it out as many times as you'd like to.
- Square Version of the Checkered Diamonds Chart -- This version of the chart is a bit more than three repeats in each direction; this version of the chart produces a square meant to be used as-is.
Sandi Marshall created this dragonfly tutorial especially for teaching you how to do filet crochet. Of course, if you already know how to do filet crochet, you can skip the tutorial; in that case, go to this page to get the link to the dragonfly filet crochet chart.
Two of the prettiest things ever: filet crochet and butterflies. This gorgeous pattern combines them both into one lovely project. This pattern design is by Sandi Marshall.
See Also: Free butterfly crochet patterns
This rose chart is based on a vintage rose chart from 1920. Sandi Marshall recharted the design, altering it to add lacets which create a lovely, lacy effect in the background of the pattern. If you want a beautiful, romantic filet crochet design to stitch, this one might be just what you're looking for.
Note that there are a couple of other coordinating flowers you can pair with this design if you like.
This vintage edging is stunning! The design features deep pointed scallops plus fancy scrollwork motifs.
See Also: Free crochet edging patterns
Crochet a pretty shawl with connected hearts using Sandi Marshall's free pattern.