Monday, August 29, 2016

The Fine Art of Filet Crochet

When you do Filet Crochet you actually create a type lace fabric.

The Filet Crocheter only uses two stitches to create a grid-like lace. The create the design it any way they like. If you can draft your design on grid paper it will probably convert to Filet Crochet.

The 2 stitches used are the chain stitch and the double crochet stitch. Usually in one color, the crocheter uses Mercerised cotton crochet thread and the piece is worked in rows.

Common uses for Filet Crochet include tablecloths, window treatments and place mats.

The Filet Crochet is an unforgiving craft and it will not tolerate mistakes. Each stitch has to perfect and it may take over a year to complete a tablecloth such as the case with the one below.
Filet Crochet Tablecloth Santa on his Sleigh
Santa is on his way in the perfect example of Filet Crochet. This piece is by Sally Spring and is available at HandmadeCatalog.com 


If you think you might like to try your hand at Filet Crochet there are some great tutorials out there and I would start with this free photo tutorial by Craftsy.

Filet Crochet can create wonderful pieces but it takes time. If you have any Filet Crocheted works you would like to share with us, just let me know.

If you feel like this is better left to an expert, then please come on over to HandmadeCatalog.com and purchase one of these works of art for yourself or as a gift. They make awesome heirlooms.

Til next time,

Happy Crafting!
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