Filet is a crochet technique where your stitches create a grid and either squares are filled in to create a design or the squares are left empty to create the pattern.

When using yarn you tend to leave gaps to create the design, but using thread you tend to fill in the grid to create the design.

I’ve kept the pattern simple for this, but you get the idea of how it works.

You can find the links for all the squares in the crochet along here. The free pattern is below, but if you’d like the ad free printable version, it is available either as part of my Lifetime Pattern Pass, or you can purchase it on its own for £5 from Ravelry

Filet designs are usually shown in a grid. The dark spaces are the gaps you leave by chaining 1 and skipping a stitch. The grid for this square is below

I have written out each row for you to follow as well.

UK translation

Double crochet = treble crochet

The Pattern

Video tutorial on how to crochet the Filet square

You will need a 3.5mm hook for this square

Start by making a foundation chain of 32

Row 1. Dc in the 4th chain from your hook. Dc in each chain across (turning chain counts as a stitch) – 30 stitches total

Turn

Row 2. Alternate turning chain in first stitch, dc in next 5 stitches. Ch 1 (keep your tension loose when chaining), skip stitch dc in next 8 stitches. Ch1, skip stitch dc in next 8 stitches. Ch 1, skip stitch, dc in next 5 stitches

Keep your tension loose when making your chain 1

Row 3. Turning chain in first stitch, dc in next 5 stitches. Ch 1, skip stitch dc in next 8 stitches. Ch1, skip stitch dc in next 8 stitches. Ch 1, skip stitch, dc in next 5 stitches

When stitching into the chain 1 space, crochet around the chain

Row 4. Turning chain in first stitch, dc in next 3 stitches. Ch 1, skip stitch dc in next 8 stitches. Ch1, skip stitch dc in next 8 stitches. Ch 1, skip stitch, dc in next 7 stitches

Row 5. Turning chain in first stitch, dc in next 7 stitches. Ch 1, skip stitch dc in next 8 stitches. Ch1, skip stitch dc in next 8 stitches. Ch 1, skip stitch, dc in next 3 stitches

Row 6. Turning chain in first stitch, dc in next stitch. Ch 1, skip stitch dc in next 8 stitches. Ch1, skip stitch dc in next 8 stitches. Ch 1, skip stitch, dc in next 9 stitches

Row 7. Turning chain in first stitch, Ch 1, skip stitch dc in next 8 stitches. Ch1, skip stitch dc in next 8 stitches. Ch 1, skip stitch, dc in next 8 stitches. Ch 1, skip stitch, dc in next stitch

Row 8. Turning chain in first stitch, dc in next 8 stitches. Ch 1, skip stitch dc in next 8 stitches. Ch1, skip stitch dc in next 8 stitches. Ch 1, skip stitch, dc in next 2 stitches

Row 9. Turning chain in first stitch, dc in next 2 stitches. Ch 1, skip stitch dc in next 8 stitches. Ch1, skip stitch dc in next 8 stitches. Ch 1, skip stitch, dc in next 8 stitches

Row 10. Turning chain in first stitch, dc in next 6 stitches. Ch 1, skip stitch dc in next 8 stitches. Ch1, skip stitch dc in next 8 stitches. Ch 1, skip stitch, dc in next 4 stitches

Row 11. Turning chain in first stitch, dc in next 4 stitches. Ch 1, skip stitch dc in next 8 stitches. Ch1, skip stitch dc in next 8 stitches. Ch 1, skip stitch, dc in next 6 stitches

Row 12. Turning chain in first stitch, dc in next 4 stitches. Ch 1, skip stitch dc in next 8 stitches. Ch1, skip stitch dc in next 8 stitches. Ch 1, skip stitch, dc in next 6 stitches

Row 13. Turning chain in first stitch, dc in each stitch across

The Border

Sc in each stitch along the top and bottom. Make 3 sc in the side of rows 1, 4, 10 and 13. Make 2 sc in the side of every other row.

You should have 30 sc down each side, plus an extra stitch in each corner for the turn. This will make your stitch count as 32 stitches across each side and 124 stitches total (remember the extra stitch corner stitch is counted in the stitch count for both sides)

You have now finished your square and join and you can tie off and weave in the ends

You can now add the interlocking border, joining this weeks square to last weeks as you join. You can see how to do this here

If you have any questions about the pattern or the CAL, then come on over to the Facebook group – 50 Stitches where you can show us your completed squares too.

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