There are various items that can be made, which begin with a filet crochet charted pattern, even if there are no examples or instructions given, as suggestions for item(s) to make with that chart. Following are some ideas, along with links to further help, that can be used as a starting point. The filet pattern shown in the photo example is my Dangling Hearts design.
- Afghan Center:
- When using a filet crochet chart to make a center for an afghan, you might use sport weight yarn, with a US size G hook or worsted weight yarn, with a US size H or I hook, just to name a few examples. Of course, the thicker the yarn, the larger the finished piece will be.
- Filet Squares Joined for an Afghan:
- Reusable Grocery Bag, Market Tote Bags:
My Deer Mesh Market Bag pattern is an example of a bag that began with a filet crochet chart that was a square shape. I added extra mesh above the chart to make a taller bag and added a piece between the front and back, to make the bag larger, along with a shoulder strap. This pattern can be helpful as a guideline for making a different filet crochet chart into a market bag.
Although made around a solid single crochet center, my USA Tote Bag pattern can be useful as a guideline for making another type of bag around a filet crochet piece. If you use this pattern as a guideline, you would have a filet crochet center, with solid ribbed rows along three sides of the filet crochet, on the front of the bag. The ribbing adds a nice look but be aware that ribbed rows will stretch ... so if you prefer rows that will not stretch or plan to carry heavier things in the bag, so need stronger stitches, just work those rows in both loops of each stitch (instead of in the back loops, as the pattern calls for).
- Tablecloth or Bedspread: