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I have been busy painting furniture but fairly large pieces and not finished at this time. A few other painting projects are in the pipeline, so to speak, therefor in this blog I want to focus on filet crochet instead.
Isn’t this a pretty window valance? The technique used for this valance is filet crochet. This type of crochet is grid like and you use chain stitches and double crochet stitches to create a mesh. Projects actually become light and airy, perfect for curtains, bedspreads, tablecloths, place mats etc.
Filet crochet forms patterns by filling in parts of a mesh with double crochet stitches or you can use a bobble or puff stitch. We have seen a lot of color in crochet (the granny squares made a huge comeback!) but you can also use color in filet crochet:
A couple of years ago I purchased a delicate and soft yarn and made myself a large and luxurious shawl. The pattern I found in a Dutch crochet magazine from the late 70s…
The magazine still exists but nowadays is more focused on home decor. I have no idea who designed this wrap/shawl, but it is a great pattern and I loved making it.
I worked from reading the pattern and following a graph:
The yarn is also Dutch and discontinued. Lace weight and has some mohair in it.
I love wearing my wrap on summer evenings in the garden…it is airy and warm at the same time. I hope I can convince you to try some filet crochet. Ravelry is great site to check out some filet patterns.
A clear picture of the pattern. I filled in the mesh with dc stitches and puff stitches to create flower petals and leaves.
The color is hard to capture, but the green in the picture I took outside is the most accurate.