I have always been interested in filet crochet, but only dabbled in it occasionally. I have now found a new love for this in making baby blankets. Filet crochet, for those who are not familiar with it, is crocheting an image or pattern with blocks and spaces. Typically a block is two stitches of double crochets and a space is one double crochet and a chain one which makes the squarespace. For example, the bunny’s eye in just one space and the tip of the right ear is one block with a space to the right.
There is a small learning curve to this, but once you understand how to work the blocks and spaces it becomes very simple. Here is my latest design I have just listed in my Etsy Shop:
It’s really weird how my camera captures certain colors! The photo with the doll and the folded blanket is unedited and the colors came out perfectly. Unfolded the camera seems to see the light pink as almost white so I had to edit all the other pics just to get the pink to be pink!
After making a blanket with the bunnies, I thought a baby blanket with a little more in the design would look even better! So I went to work with my spreadsheet program and made new charts for the ABC and 123. I had the bunny chart from a free pattern I downloaded a few years ago and found the free ducky chart online. I did have to chart the reverse image of both the bunny and duck. (I will get the bunny and duck charts uploaded here to my blog for download in the next few days. You will be able to access them from the main menu at the top of the screen by clicking Free Downloads and Tips. This is a new section so there isn’t a lot posted there yet. I do try to upload all charts in PDF format.)
My new WIP item is another knitted scarf! I am trying to use up some of my yarn stash and thought scarves would be a great item to make! I started this one last night after putting colors together along with a basic chart of how I wanted the colors to work up in the scarf.
My camera did a better job capturing the colors this time! This is also just a basic 2×2 ribbed stitch knit scarf. I like how the ribbing makes the scarf thicker and fluffier!
I will be away from my computer for a few days next week, so I may not post anything until I get back. Keep on hookin’!