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Friday, August 8, 2008

Filet Crochet -- Pretty in Pink Update

I've been steadily working on my Filet Crochet piece, the pink dresser scarf for my little girly girl to put on her pretty white dresser. It's coming along nicely and every day she asks when it will be done! No pressure!

I enjoy working on it, but can only get through two or three rows in one sitting so it will be a little while before it is complete. But I'm almost half way there. See what you think of it so far ...

Pretty in Pink Filet CrochetHere you see that it's just a few rows away from the halfway point and the design is shaping up nicely. I am always amazed how much of a difference is made once the border is added. Right now, it looks so ... well, unfinished I guess would be the word. I noticed that it also looks not quite as Pink in these pictures as it really is. I'll have to work on that when I take the finished pictures.

Pretty in Pink Filet CrochetHere's a close-up of one of the heart designs where you can better see the solid blocks filled with two double crochet stitches and the open mesh blocks which are made up of the two double crochet stitches at either end and two chain stitches in the middle. Most filet crochet instructions will say to make the filled blocks by working the two middle double crochet stitches into the open mesh square below, but I prefer to work them directly into the chain stitches instead. This makes the spacing of the double crochet stitches more consistent and keeps them all nice and tight together. It takes a little more time to work filet this way, but I think the result is worth the effort.

I think it's always fun to see the design emerge as the piece gets bigger. Once it is finished, I'll be sure and post some pictures here, so keep checking back. Better yet, go to the sidebar and sign up for the RSS feed so you can see what's new here every day!

I'll be back tomorrow!

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