Filet Crochet : Introduction
Filet Crochet : Basics
Filet Crochet : Starting the work
Filet Crochet : Continued
Filet Crochet Doily Finished
Filet Crochet Projects
Filet crochet takes its name form filet brode’(which means embroidered filet), which it resembles.
Filet actually means a net or lace with a simple pattern of squares.
The terms used are same as in regular crochet and the work consists of open meshes and closed / solid meshes.
The most satisfactory result is got by using the finest hook possible for the particular size of thread used. The finer the thread, the more intricate and good the work looks.
The work should be tight and firm, loose and stretchy work will not show the pattern well.
You can find the pattern here
Although any size thread can be used to filet , commonly used are thread size 10 - 100 .
A hook suited for the respective thread size should be used.
For No. 10 crochet cotton, the crochet hook should be about No. 10, not coarser.
For No. 30, a No. 12 hook, and anything finer can best be done with No. 14.
The best way to learn filet crochet is to take up a project with a simple pattern and start working . You will learn with each progressing step and row.