Want to Learn Filet Crochet? Try this Free Blanket Pattern
If you are wanting to try your hand at filet crochet, or are looking for an easy filet crochet pattern, then look no further!
This pattern is suitable for beginners and was such a joy to work up. In fact it pretty much designed itself! Sometimes it is the simplicity in a design that makes it stand out from the crowd, and I think this pattern does just that.
Inspiration behind the design
This pattern was actually designed specifically for the Fireside Comforts Event which was hosted by Ambassador Crochet in October 2022. Kristine is focussing more towards blankets now and I wanted to design something that I knew both her followers and mine would enjoy…. That was easy – a blanket!
I had been wanting to do an easy filet crochet pattern for a while. Can you believe that this is my first one? Rest assured, it will not be my last.
This pattern lends itself to being an easy pattern because it only uses double crochets (US terms) and chains. The pattern created with the chain spaces is very easy to both work as it has an easy repeat, and you can see if you are getting the stitches in the right places.
October here in the North-East of England, UK is usually a miserable affair weather wise. The cold rains come and make the leaves soggy, the fields muddy and, as I live on the coast, the biting winds that start to blow from the North Sea really do have us feeling the cold!
So I added the solid sections to the afghan.
To be honest this was more psychological on my part – who wants to come in from a rather ‘fresh’ dog walk and wrap up in a blanket full of holes to get warm?? So I am now imagining that in the next couple of weeks I will be coming home from walking my pooches with my rosie cheeks, cold nose and tingly hands, lighting the fire and curling up in front of it with this blanket, an old movie and some crochet!!
Construction of the Straight and Arrow Blanket
As it is a blanket this easy filet crochet pattern is worked in rows with a super easy repeat on each row. It is really easy to use colour in this design to really make it pop. Or you make it in a solid colour like I have here for that timeless, unisex look.
To be honest, I got a little envious of the blanket one of my testers made – she used multiple colours and, boy, it is gorgeous!!! It would make a stunning baby blanket too! Check out my testers photos below.
PDF Pattern Links
Due to a publication commitment I agreed not to publish this pattern in any of my shops until February 2023.
I am so pleased that it is now available in all of my shops!
I used Hobby Craft’s Women’s Institute Aran in cream for my blanket. It comes in 400g skeins and holds 660m (721 yards) per skein. I used just over 2 skeins for mine.
I like using this yarn because it is great to work with – it doesn’t split, feels lovely, has great stitch definition and looks beautiful when worked up! But you can substitute any #4 weight yarns for this one. After all it is a blanket so if your gauge is off who is going to notice or care??
If you are in the UK and have not used the yarn from HobbyCraft I recommend you give it a try! They often do 2 for 3 on these skeins so check out their website or head to a store to have a squish before you buy!
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Pattern specifics for this easy filet crochet blanket :
|· #4 weight yarn of your choosing – you will need approx. 1750 yards (1600 meters)|
· 5.5mm hook
· Stitch markers (optional)
· Tapestry needle
|15 DC sts and 8 rows = 4”|
|My afghan measures approx. 44” wide by 64” tall |
Each of my repeats measure approx. 13.5” tall.
· dc – double crochet
· FO—fasten off
|· Written in US terms.|
· CH1 counts as 1 st
· CH2 counts as 2 sts
· CH3 counts as a dc at the beginning of the rows.
· The stitch count is in parenthesis at the end of each row. It includes chains and dc and will be the same for each row.
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Row 1 – Chain 183, DC in fourth CH from hook, DC in next CH, *CH2, sk 2,DC in next 7 CHs
Rep from * until you have 5 ch’s remaining (note you will have just CH2, sk 2 at this point). DC in last 5 CHs. (181)
Note: For all subsequent repeats of this row please read this row as:
Turn, CH3 (counts so sk first st) DC in next 2 sts, *CH2, sk 2,DC in next 7 sts
Rep from * until you have 5 st’s remaining (note you will have just CH2, sk 2 at this point). DC in last 5 sts. (181)
Row 2 – Turn, CH3 (counts so you sk the first st), DC in the next 6 sts, *CH2, sk2, DC in next 7 sts. Rep from * across until you have 3 sts remaining, CH2, sk2, DC in ast st. (181)
Rows 3 – Turn, CH3 (counts so you sk the first st), DC in next 7 sts, *CH2, sk2, DC in next 7 sts. Rep from * until you have 2 sts remaining CH1, sk1, DC in last st.
Row 4 – Turn, CH3 (counts so you sk the first st), DC in next st, *CH2, sk2, DC in next 7 sts. Rep from * across until you have 8 sts remaining (you will have just worked DC in next 7 sts), CH2, sk2, DC in last 6 sts. (181)
Row 5 – Turn, CH3 (counts so you sk the first st) DC in next 3 sts, *CH2, sk2, DC in next 7 sts. Rep from * until you have 6 sts left (you will have just worked DC in next 7 sts) Ch2, sk2, DC in last 4 sts (181)
Row 6 – Turn, CH3 (counts so sk the first st), DC in next 5 sts, *CH2, sk2, DC in next 7 sts. Rep from * until you have 4 sts remaining (you will have just worked DC in next 7 sts), Ch2, sk2, DC in last 2 sts. (181)
Row 7 – Turn, CH4 (counts as DC and CH1 so sk the first st and second st) *DC in next 7 sts, CH2, sk2. Rep from * across until you have 8 sts remaining (you will have just worked a CH2, sk2), DC in last 8 sts. (181)
Row 8 – Turn, CH5 (counts as DC, Ch2 so you sk the first 3 sts), *DC in next 7 sts, CH2, sk2. Rep from * until you have 7 sts remaining (you will have just worked a CH2, sk 2), DC in last 7 sts. (181)
Row 9 – Turn, CH3 (counts as a DC so you sk the first st), DC in next 4 sts, *CH2, sk2, DC in next 7 sts. Rep from * until you have 5 sts remaining (you will have just worked a dc in 7 sts), CH2, sk2, DC in last 3 sts. (181)
Row 10 – Rep row 8
Row 11 – Rep row 7
Row 12 – Rep row 6
Row 13 – Rep row 5
Row 14 – Rep row 4
Row 15 – Rep row 3
Row 16 – Rep row 2
Row 17 – Rep row 1 (making sure to use the second version of this row)
Row 18 – Turn, CH3 (counts so sk the first st), DC in each st across (181)
Rows 19 – 26 – Rep row 18
Rows 27 – 78 – Rep rows 1-26 three more times (or as many times as desired)
Rows 79 – 96 – Rep rows 1-17 once more.
FO and weave in ends!
Don’t forget to tag me in your makes for this easy filet crochet blanket!
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