In many countries filet is the most popular form of the art of crochet. When you talk about crochet to them, it means filet crochet. Here you'll find an assortment of free crochet filet charts.
Once you get a little experience, you can use the charts to create your own patterns for curtains, tablecloths and more. Use some of the charts for cross stitch on afghan stitch too.
If you use the free patterns, be sure to thank the designers. Many hours of work go into their designs.
1795 Historic Flag - Get a history of the American flag and the free chart to crochet the filet flag. This is not the original American flag, It was changed many times as more states were added into the Union. The free design is offered by About.com.
5 Free Filet Charts and Patterns - This site belongs to Crochet Theresa. You may have already seen her videos on You-tube or visited her on The Crochet Mania blog. Patterns included are a a cup of tea or coffee, mountain scene, panda bear, tree and a clown fish. The patterns are offered by the Stylish Crochet blog.
Alphabet - Even though these charts were taken from a 1917 book, they still have a very modern look. Whenever you want to create your own words in crochet this is a good resource.These are offered by the Free-Crochet site.
Beagle - Both the chart and instructions are included for the beagle dog. Size 10 crochet thread and a steel size 10 hook were used. The chart is offered by the All Free Crochet site.
Bird Potholder - Crochet a pretty bird sitting on a branch. Both the pattern and the chart are included. You'll need Pearl Cotton size 5 and a 1.7 mm steel hook. The design is offered by Crochet Patty.
Butterfly - The chart is offered without instructions. This would be a good design to use for anyone that already knows how to follow a filet chart. The free pattern is offered by Nezumiworld.
Cheerful Heart Coaster - This is a good project if you don't have a lot of time. She includes both the chart and instructions. I rate it as a good beginner project. The free pattern is offered by JA Hodnett.
Daisies Afghan - This free afghan pattern was designed by Kim Guzman. If you aren't familiar with her work, you should visit her website. She has many professionally designed patterns.
The afghan was designed with Lustersheen yarn by Red Heart. You'll also need a size D crochet hook.
Filet in Blue Easter Egg - Cover a plastic Easter egg with a pretty crochet design. Add a flower to the top and you've got a nice Easter gift. Make several of these and place in a pretty bowl for a decorative touch in your home. The pretty design is offered by the Granny's Garret site.
Holy Mother Shawl - This is another great design by Kim Guzman. The pretty shawl was designed with Patons Grace yarn and a size E hook. The finished shawl measures 80" across by 40" wide.
Home Sweet Home - This is a pretty design with hearts and a house and of course the words "Home Sweet Home." She used a size 10 crochet hook and 250 yards of size 10 thread to complete the project. The pattern is offered by The Sauntering Crochet site.
Horse Head Doily - Suggestions for this crochet panel is to use it on top of a pillow or use as a placemat. It might work well on an end table too. Crochet lots of them to throw over a sofa. Any young girl that loves horses will love this. Give your thanks to the JPF Crochet Club for this pattern.
- Large Flower Chart No.1 - Nezumiworld
This page shows the chart only without the pattern. If you are experienced with filet, this will be a nice project for you. If you are a beginner, it might be a better idea to start with a project that includes the pattern.
How to do Filet Crochet
The chart was designed by Crochet Teresa. You may have seen her crochet videos in the past. she gives 3 thread sizes and lets you know what the finished sizes will be. The pattern would work well for a baby afghan.
Size 10 crochet thread and a size 10 hook were used to create the unicorn chart. This is a nice pattern. Both the chart and patterns are included.
Suggestions are given for size hooks and thread in two different sizes. Both the chart and instructions are provided. The bookmark would make a nice quick gift.
Learn Filet Crochet
Be sure to check out Teresa's other crochet videos on Youtube. She has covered just about everything about crochet that you can think about.
Barbara Badder (author) from USA on September 08, 2015:
Jai, I haven't tried it, but if you read the pattern it should explain it.
Jai Rubens on September 07, 2015:
filet rose placemat, how do you filet in 2 colors wihtout the second colour showing when you carry the yearn
Barbara Badder (author) from USA on April 01, 2012:
Pannonica, Thanks for viewing and commenting on the hub. I hope you get the chance to try a few of the patterns.
Pannonica on April 01, 2012:
Hi Barbara. Stunning hub, thank you so much for passing on these patterns. If I can find the time over Easter I am thinking of trying one or two. I always found crochet was much faster than knitting, which I never seem to find time for now. Thanks for another great hub.
Barbara Badder (author) from USA on April 01, 2012:
lucybell21, Thanks so much for your comment and you'll have to give filet crochet a try.
Bonny OBrien from Troy, N.Y. on March 31, 2012:
I have not tried this type of crochet before. Once again you have out done yourself with a great hub!
Barbara Badder (author) from USA on March 31, 2012:
RTalloni, Thanks for viewing the hub. I hope you have the time to crochet several of them.
RTalloni on March 30, 2012:
I love filet crochet and not just because it rhymes. :) A quick look at your links tells me it's going to be delightful to come back to them. Thanks!