A filet crochet is also known as a handicraft needlework that is created by using hooks. It is patterned on a simple graph or crochet outline. It is made by using two different colored yarns.
The use of a hard mesh where he can create multiple crochet chain stitches from a square pattern and a open mesh to make a double loop stitch on the allotted spaces and create the last crochet on the loop. Most patterns may come up with the last crochet on an open or a hard mesh will also be the first crochet of the next mesh.
Filet crochet is a detailed work to do. He can make a combination of stitches from the open and hard meshes. This is done by working on the patterned outline of the hard mesh and using the open mesh as the background of the design.
Half-doubled crochet stitches are also created to make a variety of double crochet stitches. He must remember to measure the height of the double-stitch crochet exactly half of its height. He must also consider the proportionality of the double crochet stitch in their widths.
Filet crochet is mostly done in rows with the use of cotton thread to make linen or wall hangings on the loops. A person may need the use of smooth thread because the filet crochet is more detailed and is done with great patience and dedication to finish the crochet product.
The possibility of finishing a filet product can be easily done if he practices to make different crochet in different patterns in creating crochet designs on personal names and passages of different text messages.
Some easy patterns on filet crochet are simple cross-stitch works. They can be converted conveniently to different filet crochet designs by making the solid mesh pattern area filled with cross-stitches and allowing the open mesh block with no filet crochet on the outline.
The best filet crochet designs can be the outcome of blocked stitches on the open mesh patterns. The highlighted areas should be left un-stitched before finishing the patterns on the solid mesh to create a more beautiful filet crochet.
A person may use multiple color combination in a filet crochet design. This style can create a much colorful background, which can be easily distinguished by the eyesight. He may work on the crochet from the top stitch going through the patterned piece of the solid mesh outline. This will create a much appreciative thread cross-stitches, which will make a contracting outcome on the finished filet crochet design.
To be more familiar on the different aspects on a filet crochet, here are some patterns and ways on how to make a perfect filet crochet using different stitches to make different blocks on the open mesh.
1. He must consider the open and solid mesh patterns. The spacing should be very important to create a double stitch thread from a cross-stitch design. The squares on the solid mesh should have equal stitches to leave the open mesh a free space for the background.
2. To make an open mesh, he must create two chains of double stitches, after filling out the pattern. He may skip the next two chained stitches leaving a free space for the open double crochet. Finally, he can make a double stitch in the next double crochet chains.
3. To make a filet crochet on the solid mesh, he should double the crochet in the following double-chained spaces ant then double cross stitch on the last double crochet.
4. To begin an open mesh, he must make five double crochet chains and leave two double stitches on the sixth chain then double crochet on the next double-chained stitch.
5. He must consider the solid mesh block that is patterned. He can double crochet on the next double-chained stitches or make a double crochet on the next chain space. This will result to the same designed on a filet crochet pattern.
He must remember that some stitches will pattern the design to block the solid mesh to create a filet crochet. This will be an easier approach that would result to beautiful designs. The filet crochets are always complimented with good patterns on the solid and open meshes, which he can combine to produce stunning filet crochets.