Monday, September 12, 2011

Prayer Cloth in Filet - 5 inch sq

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 … so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them.   ACTS 19:12 NIV

Finished size:

            Approx. 5x5 inches



Materials:

            34 yds Size 10 crochet cotton, white

            #7 steel hook Boye or

            #5 steel hook Bates




Pattern Notes:

            - Pattern is worked in 4edc blocks.

            - Entire pattern is worked in Edc.

            - Follow chart beginning at the bottom right corner of Row 1.

            - Chart is then followed back and forth until completed.

            - This pattern is symmetrical.



Pattern Stitches



edc  - Extended Double Crochet - yo and insert hook in specified st.  yo and draw through st (3 loops on hook).  yo and draw through 1 loop.  Complete as you would a normal dc. (Yo and draw through 2 loops, yo and draw through remaining 2 loops).



Mesh Block - Edc, ch2, skip 2st’s, edc in next st.  Each mesh block is made up of 4 st’s.  

Blocks that are next to each other share the center st.  Example - 2Mesh - edc, ch2, edc (shared),  ch2, edc.



Solid Block - 4 edc.  Each solid block is made up of 4st’s. Blocks that are next to each other share the center st.  Example - 2 Block - 7edc




Instructions:



Chain 52



Row 1 - edc in 4th chain from hook and in each chain across.



Row 2 - ch3, turn, edc in next 3 sts, *ch 2, skip next 2 sts, edc in next st*  repeat 2 more times, edc in next 3 sts,  *ch 2, skip next 2 sts, edc in next st* repeat 5 more times, edc in next 3 sts, *ch 2, skip next 2 sts, edc in next st* repeat 2 more times, edc in next 3 sts



Continue following chart through completion.  Finish off, weave in ends and block.
 


 Copyright 2011 ~ Michele Shirley ~ All rights reserved.
This pattern and it's derivative works are for personal, private and charitable use.

2 comments:

Bailey said...

I continue to be amazed at the beauty of Filet, but sadly lack the talent to work with the threads required.

Michele said...

Yes, filet is beautiful. The wonderful thing about it is that you can use this technique with any yarn or thread as long as you use an appropriately sized hook.