Vacations are a time to relax and decompress. Unfortunately, travel itself is often stressful. Getting to the airport on time, dealing with going through security, handling flight delays and simply having to sit with the throngs of people who are also traveling can all build anxiety in our bodies. Knitting and crochet have both been proven to help reduce stress. That’s why it’s so smart to take your yarn projects with you on your trips. Are you worried that trying to pack your project will just add one more stress to an already frustrating travel plan? Don’t fret; we have all of the information that you might need to make your travel crafting easy.
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.
What was your reaction when you saw the recent news about the beautiful thread crochet wedding dress made by Chi Kmeta? What about when you see examples of vintage crochet blankets made entirely with thread? A common reaction among crocheters goes something like, “that’s beautiful and amazing … and I could never do it”.
The V-stitch seems to be taking the crochet world by storm right now. It is a classic crochet stitch that is very easy to work. If you can crochet chains and double crochet stitches, then you can create scarves, blankets, and other items using this stitch. Perhaps the reason it’s so trendy right now is because it’s simple to crochet but has a textured, detailed look that appears overly complex to others. This guide will show you how to work a classic double crochet V-stitch, as well as several variations.
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