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Example Output from the Filet Crochet Software
The following diagrams and instructions illustrate how easy it is to use the software to design your own patterns. Go back...

INSTRUCTIONS:
Starting at bottom of pattern chain 163. Chain 3 to turn which will count as first crochet of first row. Double crochet in 5th chain from hook. Double crochet in next 2 chains to complete bottom right solid square of pattern. Continue following pattern for first row reading pattern right to left. After completing first row, chain 3 to turn to start next row. Continue following pattern until all rows are complete. At end of row 50 fasten off. (See "How to read pattern" below)

MATERIALS (based on crochet cotton size):
Using crochet cotton no.  5: about 346 yds, steel crochet hook US size 4
Using crochet cotton no. 10: about 308 yds, steel crochet hook US size 7
Using crochet cotton no. 20: about 289 yds, steel crochet hook US size 9
Using crochet cotton no. 30: about 270 yds, steel crochet hook US size 11

APPROXIMATE FINISHED SIZES:
Using crochet cotton no.  5: width = 15.0 inches, height = 15.9 inches
Using crochet cotton no. 10: width = 12.4 inches, height = 12.5 inches
Using crochet cotton no. 20: width = 11.9 inches, height = 12.0 inches
Using crochet cotton no. 30: width = 11.3 inches, height = 11.5 inches

GAUGE:
Using crochet cotton no.  5: 10 squares = 2.8 inches, 10 rows = 3.2 inches
Using crochet cotton no. 10: 10 squares = 2.3 inches, 10 rows = 2.5 inches
Using crochet cotton no. 20: 10 squares = 2.2 inches, 10 rows = 2.4 inches
Using crochet cotton no. 30: 10 squares = 2.1 inches, 10 rows = 2.3 inches

HOW TO READ PATTERN:
Each solid square is equal to 4 double crochets. Each open square is equal to 1 double crochet, followed by 2 chains, followed by 1 double crochet. The double crochet at the end of each square also counts as the first double crochet of the next square. For example, a solid square followed by an open square is 4 double crochets, 2 chains, 1 double crochet. See diagram below:

Where is the symbol for one double crochet, is the symbol for one chain, and is the symbol for one single crochet.
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