Here is my first filet crochet pattern. It is for a heart, which you can use as a coaster or as an afghan square. As for the yarn to use for this pattern, I used a size 10 crochet thread, but any other yarn will work just as well.
Personally, I think this would look lovely in a cotton bedspread. I’m thinking of making pink and white hearts and then join them together with a red thread. Or, I could do red and white hearts and then join with pink…or black…not sure yet. Ahh if only I could slow down time while crocheting then maybe I’d get to crochet all the things I want to make.
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Thank you so much for testing this pattern for me. Both of you were awesome to work with, and I look forward to working with you again in the future.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Yarn: Crochet Thread size 10
Metal Hook Size: 7/1.65mm
Finished size: 3.5 by 3.5 inches (After the edging, the width measures slightly more than the height. It is hardly noticeable if worked in crochet thread, but a thicker yarn will result in a greater difference making it somewhat rectangular.)
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Dc = Double Crochet
FO = Fasten Off
Hk = Hook
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
= 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc (the open block at the beginning of each row is made with a ch 4 and dc).
= 3 dc
= 1 dc, (ch 1, dc) twice.
= 5 dc
Row 1: Dc in 6th ch from hook (skipped chs count as first dc and ch-1 sp), *ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next ch. Rep from * across. Turn. (12 dc and 11 ch-1 sps)
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch-1 now and throughout) (sk next ch, dc in next st, ch 1) 4 times, sk next ch, dc in next dc and next ch, dc in next dc, (ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next st) 5 times. Turn. (13 sts and 10 ch-1 sps)
Rows 3-10: Continue to follow the pattern graph. Do not FO. Continue with Edging.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, working along the side work 2 sc stitches into each open sp all around with 4 sc in each corner sp. Join with sl st. Do not Turn. (84 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 2, sk next st, *sc in next st, ch 2, sk next st. Rep from * around. Join with sl st. FO.