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« on: August 09, 2010 02:46:19 AM »

Ever since I started crocheting, I wanted to try filet. Using all sorts of cotton that I took from my grandmother's old statsh, I tried my best. I used a white sort of cotton, that I had used for Christmas angels. I always failed... Mum told me to crochet IN the chains, and that was a major mistake.
So, after one of my trainee-teacher jobs, I bought two crochet books. One with flowers, the other one filled with filet patterns. Again, no success, with whatever yarn.
Until I found the perfect cotton in Germany. White, firm and just perfect for filet. Back home, I realised that it was that exact kind of cotton I had been looking for, to make this wonderful blanket of which I found the pattern in a German/Dutch magazine. Schachenmayer, Catania. I went back later, to gather all my supplies, but they didn't have the exact kind of green I needed (550 g, which is a LOT). Either way, mum and I agreed that it was perfect for filet, so I bought more white, and some flashy colours. This heart pattern was the very first thing I made. Not yet blocked, but I was still on holiday after all  Tongue. Later I crocheted the name of the farmer's wife too, in bright blue, but that picture is not yet uploaded.
I know it's nothing special, but I'm pretty proud and want to tackle more complicated filet patterns now!

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kristel1978
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2010 04:51:03 AM »

Yay, well done! I don't think I'd have the patience for this.
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2010 09:15:07 AM »

This is great! I too am trying the filet crochet and not having huge successes.  But I found a "Crochet for Dummies" book that I am going to sit down with and try again.  Good job!
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2010 09:48:37 AM »

Kjbaloo, never give up! I have tried it so many times, and even this pattern wasn't a complete success, because there is a small mistake somewhere. I skipped one dc and refused to start over :p.
If you ever want some simple patterns, I can always use some scans of mine Wink.
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