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27+ Free Filet Crochet Patterns 

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With filet crochet, you can create all sorts of beautiful projects – from shawls and sweaters to bookmarks and centerpieces. Keep reading for a list of simple filet crochet projects for beginner and intermediate crocheters! 

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Favorite Filet Crochet Patterns

Looking for a crochet technique that’s as beautiful as it is beginner-friendly? Why not try filet crochet?

Filet crochet is super versatile – you can use it in all types of crochet projects, from lightweight lacy shawls to modern geometric garments and home decor pieces.

What is filet crochet?

Filet crochet is an easy technique that creates a mesh-like fabric with open and filled spaces. It’s worked on a grid system, using chains to form the empty squares and double crochets to form the solid squares.  

The contrast between the solid and open areas creates gorgeous openwork patterns with lots of detail.  

Types of filet crochet projects

Some of the filet crochet patterns that you’ll find in this list include:

  • Water bottle holder
  • Sweaters & tops
  • Scarves
  • Shawls
  • Ponchos
  • Blankets
  • Hats
  • Bags
  • Washcloth
  • Bookmark
  • Table runner & centerpiece

Best Patterns for Beginners

Start with one of these beginner-friendly patterns if you’re just starting with filet crochet – or with crochet in general.

Easy Crochet Blanket Pattern (#5), Crochet Placemat Sanna (#16), Honeycomb Washcloth (#18), Crochet Summer Tote Bag (#21)

Supplies You’ll Need

The specific supplies you’ll need are listed in each pattern, but here are the crochet essentials I like to have on hand:

  • Yarn. Choose a yarn that suits your project. Lightweight yarns like fingering or lace make gorgeous shawls and scarves. Worsted or aran-weight yarns work well for blankets and sweaters. 
  • Crochet hook(s). Get the size recommended for your yarn. Make a gauge swatch before starting your project and adjust hook size as needed.
  • Other notions, like stitch markers, scissors, a tapestry needle, buttons, etc.

I’ve included suggested yarn weights under each pattern to make shopping easier.

Techniques to Know

Filet uses just two simple stitches – chains and double crochets- so it’s a great choice for crocheters of all skill levels.   

The main stitches used in filet crochet are:

  • Chain stitch (ch) – Forms the open grid.
  • Double crochet (dc) – Fills in the solid squares.

You’ll also need to know:

Before getting started, read through your pattern thoroughly so that you know what to expect. There’s nothing worse than getting halfway through a project just to realize you don’t know how to work the next step!

27+ Free Filet Crochet Patterns

Check out this list of free filet crochet patterns for your next project. Happy crocheting!

Filet Crochet Tips and Tricks

Start small

Start with a small, approachable pattern to practice your new skills before trying something more complex.

After getting your feet wet, take on a larger project to further stretch your skills! 

Keep track

Stitch markers are an excellent way to keep track of where you are in a pattern. By using stitch markers, you don’t have to be so focused on counting all the time, and you can relax and enjoy your pattern a lot more!

Check your gauge

If you’re creating a garment you want to fit, it’s important to check your gauge. If your gauge is off, adjust your hook size. Otherwise, you’ll do all that work and end up with something that doesn’t fit.

Block your work

Blocking helps your filet crochet project look its best. It evens out your stitches and helps show off the design details.  

To block your work, get it wet, gently squeeze out the water, and lay it flat to dry in its proper shape. Easy!

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