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Giveaway winner and filet crochet shawl

Yes, we have a winner for my latest Giveaway, her name is Hannah J. and her gift is in the mail.   I like to thank everyone for their participation in my Giveaway and a few of you also became new followers of my blog.  Thank you so much!

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…

Ariadne Haken 1978

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:

Ariadne Haken 1978

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.

filet crochet shawl

A clear picture of the pattern.  I filled in the mesh with dc stitches and puff stitches to create flower petals and leaves.

filet crochet shawl

The color is hard to capture, but the green in the picture I took outside is the most accurate.

filet crochet shawl

filet crochet shawl


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  1. OMG! What a beautiful shawl. I would absolutely LOVE one of these. Gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing. Linda

    • Thanks for your compliment Linda! Love to read your blog and thanks for hosting link parties.

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