DRAGONFLY MO­TIF

Simply Crochet - - GOOD READ -

Filet cro­chet is a sim­ple, mesh-based tech­nique that has huge cre­ative po­ten­tial and flex­i­bil­ity. We’ve pre­vi­ously ex­plained the ba­sics of filet cro­chet (back in is­sue 32), but there’s a quick re­minder be­low. It might seem scary, but in­creas­ing and de­creas­ing in filet cro­chet is sim­pler and eas­ier than you might think, us­ing sim­ple tech­niques in clever ways. You’ll only need to work easy-peasy chains and dou­ble or triple tre­ble stitches to master filet shap­ing – it all comes down to how you com­bine them. Once you know how to do it, you’ll be able to work all sorts of in­ter­est­ing filet cro­chet pat­terns, in­clud­ing shaped gar­ments and mo­tifs.

Filet cro­chet is con­sid­ered one of the more tra­di­tional cro­chet tech­niques, as­so­ci­ated with ta­ble cov­er­ings and thread­work, but with ex­cit­ing yarn shades and con­tem­po­rary shapes, you can cre­ate some­thing re­ally fresh and orig­i­nal. Turn to p83 to make Becky Skuse’s pretty dragonfly mo­tif.

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