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filet crochet afghan

Filet crochet is neat because it looks super fancy but only involves 2 stitches — chains and double crochet.  Easy peasy!  You can make your own patterns for this pretty easily once you get the hang of it but I just got this from an old book.

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  1. I have a question I hope you are willing to help me with..Just hope I ask it right. When making a chart for an afghan how do you figure out the number of stitches you need to start a chain..I just started a few months ago with a filet pattern and just love doing it and now want to try my own but that is my only problem I need cleared up. I thank you for any help you can lend ~~Dawn

    • Sure thing! I hope I explain this right. When you do a base chain, you want to make 1 chain for each grid line and space (both the filled in and blank ones) in your pattern except for the last grid line, which needs 3 chains (this is because those 3 chains will count as your first double crochet stitch in row 1). For instance, if you were making something that is ten blocks across on a chart (which would also be eleven grid lines to encompass the ten blocks), you would want to chain 23 times — twenty times for the first ten lines and ten spaces, and three for the very last stitch/grid line. Does that make sense? If not, I can try to explain it another way — I know it’s confusing to read it and not see it. Hope this helps! 🙂

  2. do you not have a pattern written out

    • I’m afraid not — it came from a book so I don’t think I could post the pattern without permission. I’m sorry!

      • Can you tell me which book you got it from? A friend of my mom’s is trying to track it down. She says she used to have a book with it, but that book is long gone and she can’t remember what it was. Thank you!

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