Filet Crochet Tutorial + 6 Filet Crochet Patterns #filetcrochet
Crochet Stitches: How to Filet Crochet - When you're looking to work up a different kind of crochet project, filet crochet is a unique option that only requires the knowledge of chain stitches and double crochet.Filet crochet is a unique crochet design that requires chain stitches and double crochet stitches only. These two stitches can be used to form blocks of stitches to make designs in the form of words to images.
The finished project resembles a lacy grid of stitches that depict your image, so if you can sketch it out on graph paper, you can crochet it with this technique. Our Filet Crochet Tutorial + 6 Filet Crochet Patterns will leave you feeling confident in this new skill.
However, this technique looks intimidating to a lot of people because the filet technique is unknown to them. I'm here to help you out with this by showing you how to read these crochet patterns so that you can make that project you've been putting off for years.
The filet technique most commonly uses cotton crochet thread and a small steel hook. The double crochet and chain stitches arrange in a grid that is made up of blocks (for the design) and spaces (for the background), which is almost always laid out in a diagram for you.
Combining the blocks and spaces is how your pattern makes a design, such as doilies with names crocheted into them, or shawls with a butterfly pattern. These finished crochet lace patterns make perfect baby shower gifts!
Keep reading for a video tutorial on this unique crochet method, plus more examples of charts and patterns you can make!