Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Day 8 a year of stitches

Today our stitches will be

Basic faggoting and filet crochet,  variant 1

Basic fagoting is a very basic lace.  Multiple of 2

Cast on an evern number of stitches

Row 1: k1, *yo, ssk; rep from *to last st, k1

Repeat this row until you have reached your desired length

Filet, variant 1

Filet crochet is a basic lace formed by double crochet and chain spaces.  The traditional way of doing filet was to form squares.  You can create very basic pictures in this grid lace by making some of the squares solid. 

Using a small piece of lined paper or graph paper, divide your number of chains by 3.  That is the number of boxes wide and high you have to work with.   I am choosing to use my initial. Using a very rough graph, this is close to what I'm doing.

|   | * | * |* |   |   |
| * |   |   |   | * |   |
| * |   |   |   |   |   |
|   | * | * | * | * |  |
|   |   |   |   |   | * |
| * | * | * | * | * |  |  <----- start here with the plus 5, dc in 6th ch from hook.

R1: ch number of stitches plus 5, dc in 6th ch from hook,  dc in the rest of the ch.

R2:   ch 5, dc in 3rd dc, ( ch 2, dc in 3rd ch ) 4 times, dc in last sts including the top of the turning ch.

R3:  ch 5, dc in 3rd dc,  dc in each dc, until there are 3 dc left, ch 2, dc in top of the turning ch.

Continue following the chart.  Your chart will probably be different from mine.  Each box shares a dc as you go across and has 2 chains.  When you follow your chart, start at the bottom right corner.