Monday, April 3, 2017

Filet Crochet Coaster Set

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I recently revisited some filet crochet. There's something so satisfying about crocheting from a design drawn out on graph paper. (There is also a tiny bit of anxiety in hoping that what you've drawn out translates as well in thread as it did on paper!)

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I used size 10 thread and a size 8 steel hook. The coasters finished at 5 1/2 inches square, and the doily (or the "uber coaster" as I was calling it), finished at 17 1/2 inches by 11 inches.

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For filet crochet, I find that if I make a square- same number of grids tall by wide, the grids going width wise are longer than they are taller. So I added 2 rows to make the coasters closer to square. So these coasters were 15 grids wide by 17 grids tall. (If that makes sense!)

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I'm happy with the way they turned out, and like how they go together with the same edge treatment. However, I'm wondering if proportion-wise the doily would have looked a little better with larger scallops around the edge?

What are your experiences with filet crochet?

1 comment:

  1. I had done a bit of this type of crochet and it turned out fine. I copied one my mom in law had and it was hard work counting every stitch. You have done a great job.

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