Follow Red Heart on YouTube!

Did you know that Red Heart Yarns has a YouTube page? We share video tutorials of our patterns and techniques. We also introduce yarns and showcase collections of patterns, such as our ebooks.

Some favorite videos show how to knit and crochet with Boutique Sashay; how to crochet the Corner to Corner Afghan, the Juicy Fruits & Whipped Creme Throw, and the Top Down Shawl; how to arm knit; and introduce Reflective yarn.

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Ultimate Guide to Filet Crochet + Holiday Project Ideas

In this article you will learn all that you need to know in order to read a filet crochet chart pattern. You’ll get some tips to make it easier as you go. And you’ll see how to adapt one of Red Heart’s free crochet patterns as you do your holiday crafting this year. 

Filet Crochet is Easy

I have to confess that until I tried filet crochet I was quite intimidated by it. I’m not at all a visual learner. I always skip the symbol charts in crochet patterns and work from the words only. Filet crochet relies on its own unique set of charts so I thought I needed to stay away from it because it would be too hard. I was wrong. Once I knew some basic tips, I was easily able to read a filet crochet chart. And since filet crochet is worked entirely in double crochet and chain stitches, it’s actually a perfect crochet technique for beginners in the craft.

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