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Filet Crochet Techniques

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    Pattern Chart Instructions
    Crochet Pattern Crochet Chart Open Squares (Open Mesh)

    Filet consists of squares worked with ch and dc. Each square is made of [ch 2, skip 2 sts, 1 dc]. The first dc in each row is made with 3 chains.

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    Crochet Pattern Crochet Chart Filled squares (solid mesh)

    To fill a square, work [2 dc in ch 2 space or in each dc in row below, 1 dc]

    Filled Squares (solid mesh) Video
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    Crochet Pattern Crochet Chart Increase 1 open square at beginning of row

    At the end of previous row, ch 8 (3-ch for bottom of square, 3-ch for first dc, 2-ch for top of square), turn and 1 dc in last dc of previous row.

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    Crochet Pattern Crochet Chart Increase 2 open squares at beginning of row

    At the end of previous row, ch 11 (6-ch for bottom of square, 3-ch for first dc, 2-ch for top of first additional square), 1 dc in ch #3 of the 11-ch, ch 2, 1 dc in last dc of previous row. For each additional square work 3 more ch.

    Increase 2 Open Squares at beginning - Video
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    Crochet Pattern Crochet Chart Increase 1 open square at end of row

    Ch 2 at the end of the row, thread over hook 3 times, insert hook into same sp of last dc, work 1 dtr.

    Increase 1 Open Square at end - Video
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    Crochet Pattern Crochet Chart Increase 2 open squares at end of row

    Ch 2 at the end of the row, thread over hook 3 times, insert hook into same sp of last dc, work 1 dtr, [ch 2, thread over hook 3 times, insert hook in corner of dtr, work 1 dtr]. For each additional square [ch 2, 1 dtr].

    Increase 2 Open Squares at end - Video
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    Crochet Pattern Crochet Chart Decrease 1 open square

    Work 1 incomplete dc, then 1 dtr.

    Decrease 1 Open Square - Video
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    Crochet Pattern Crochet Chart Decrease 2 open squares

    Work 1 incomplete dc, thread over hook 3 times, insert hook in top of dc of first square, work 1 incomplete dc, thread over hook 3 times. Insert hook in end lp and work off 2 lp at a time until 3 lp remain. Crochet off through all 3 lps.

    Decrease 2 Open Squares - Video
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    Crochet Pattern Crochet Chart Lacet Stitch

    First row: work ch 3, sk 2 sts, 1 sc (into dc of previous row), ch 3, sk 2 sts, 1 dc (into dc of next square of previous row) sts always goes over 2 squares.

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    Second row: work ch 5, 1 dc into dc of previous row.

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    Crochet Pattern Crochet Chart Rectangles

    You may have to start the lacet stitch with a row of rectangles (row 1). Work ch 5, skip 5 sts, 1 dc. Then in next row, start with lacet stitch. Sometimes an entire area is done in rectangles.
    Crochet Pattern Crochet Chart Big Squares

    First row: work last filled square, ch 9, sk 5 sts, dc.

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    Row 1

    Second row: work filled square, but sk last dc, instead sc in ch#2 of row 1, 6 sc in next 6 ch, work 3 dc

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