Instructions

BEFORE YOU BEGIN: 

  • To avoid counting and re-counting rows when working the chart in this proj-ect, tie a contrasting color thread or yarn on the side that should face you when you work on an even-numbered row.
  • To keep a crochet chart in good shape but still not lose your place, cover it with clear Con-Tac paper and use a dry-erase marker or grease pencil to mark off completed rows. Your marks can be removed by wiping with a soft tissue when the piece is completed.

GAUGE: When working with a size 7 steel hook, 20 dcs and 8 rows = 2 inches. A difference in gauge will change the finished size but will not ruin the project.

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES AND STITCHES:

  • Reading charts: All rows begin with ch 3, turn and end with the last dc in the top of the turning ch of previous row.
  • The first vertical line of chart represents the ch 3, turn. All boxes represent 3 stitches, which are explained on the stitch key above and in the instructions. It will help to keep in mind that most of the vertical lines on the chart represent a dc and the horizontal lines of empty boxes represent ch 2. Some rows are written out to help establish the design.
  • Color changes: Color changes are explained in Rows 10-11. The color inside each box on chart indicates which thread to use. Roll a separate ball of yarn for each color change. Drop current color when a new color is used without fastening off so the color can be picked up when it is needed on the next row.
  • V-st: (Dc, ch 1, dc) all in the same st or ch-sp as indicated on chart or in instructions

DIRECTIONS: Before you begin, download the Angel Chart and the Stitch Key.

  1. Row 1: With red, ch 240 (remember that lp on hk never counts as one of the chs); dc in fourth ch from hk and in each remaining ch: count 238 dcs, counting beg ch-3 as first dc.
  2. Row 2: Ch 3, turn; (sk the dc directly below turning ch here and throughout), dc in next 3 dcs; * ch 2, sk 2 dcs, dc in next dc; rep from * 76 more times; dc in last 2 dcs and in top of turning ch-3.
  3. Row 3: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 3 dcs; * ch 2, dc in next dc, work 2 dcs in ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, [ch 2, dc in next dc] three times, work 2 dcs in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next dc; rep from * 10 more times; dc in last 2 dcs, dc in top of turning ch-3.
  4. Rows 4-9: Follow chart.
  5. Row 10: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 3 dcs; ch 2, dc in next dc, work 2 dcs in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, [ch 2, dc in next dc] three times, work 2 dcs in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next 3 dcs; beginning with red, dc in next dc, finishing same st by drawing white through the last 2 lps, drop red; with white, dc in next 181 dcs; beginning with white, dc in next dc, finishing same st by drawing a new ball of red through the last 2 lps, drop white; with red, dc in next 4 dcs, ch 2, dc in next dc, work 2 dcs in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, [ch 2, dc in next dc] three times, work 2 dcs in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next 3 dcs, dc in top of turning ch-3.
  6. Row 11: Follow chart for red sts, finishing last dc with white as for Row 10 (when working last dc of one color, place the new color thread over loops as they are brought up to bring the second color to top so it won’t show when you work the next row); continuing with white, dc in next 4 dcs, ch 1, sk next dc, V-st in next dc; * sk 2 dcs, V-st in next dc; rep from * 56 more times; sk 1 dc, dc in next 3 dcs, change to red in next dc as before; follow chart to end of row.
  7. Rows 12-15: Follow chart, working each V-st in the ch-1 sp of a V-st in previous row.
  8. Row 16: Follow chart through 21 V-sts, ch 1; * dc in ch-1 sp of next V-st, dc in next 2 dcs; rep from * 14 more times; dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, V-st in next 21 V-sts; follow chart to end of row: count 46 dcs between the V-sts. (Hint: If the chart is followed correctly, there will always be a ch-1 sp between the angel and a V-st. When working next row, always remember to count that ch-1 sp as a st.)
  9. Rows 17-38: Follow chart.
  10. Row 39: Follow chart to end of V-st section; ch 1, dc in ch-1 sp of next V-st, dc in next dc, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, dc in ch-1 sp of V-st, ch 1, V-st in next V-st, ch 1, sk next dc and ch-1 sp of V-st and dc in next 4 dcs; follow chart to end of row.
  11. Row 40: Follow chart to end of V-st section; ch 1, dc in next 4 dcs, ch 5, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dcs, dc in next dc, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in dc, dc in next ch-1 sp of V-st, ch 2, sk next dc and ch-1 sp of V-st and dc in next 4 dcs; follow chart to end of row.
  12. Rows 41-98: Follow chart.
  13. Row 99: Using first ball of red throughout, follow chart. At end of row, cut off remaining two balls of thread, leaving 4-inch-long tails.
  14. Rows 100-107: Follow chart with red. Fasten off at end of Row 107. Use tapestry needle to weave in loose ends.§

FINISHED SIZE:  Filet crochet is 23-1/2 inches wide x 26 inches long.

Angel Filet Crochet from Ethel Murdoch of Moosup, Connecticut