Timeless Fiber Designs

A celebration of the fiber arts where makers can learn where to find timeless and family-friendly instructional materials and patterns and learn more about the talented designers who create them.

Filet Crochet

Filet crochet may just be the most iconic of all of the various crochet techniques. It’s certainly the most recognizable. Traditionally, most filet was done in white or ecru (a beige color).

Crocheters use double crochets to create areas of fill and open meshes or squares to produce a crocheted fabric. Filet crochet patterns are generally presented in a graphical form and look a bit like pictures drawn on graph paper.

Today’s filet crochet pattern designers are still creating monotone designs like those who were designing “square crochet” patterns in the 1850s. And, they’re still creating wonderful patterns for antimacassars (cloths put on the back of chairs to protect them from being soiled), tablecloths, placemats, coasters and curtains. But, today’s designers have also turned what was once a purely decorative household item into fashionable shawls and wraps too. They’ve also added a rainbow of new thread and yarn colors and may use multiple colors in the same design.

As you look for a filet crochet pattern for your next project, we hope you check out the ones from our participating crochet pattern designers first.

Filet Crochet Pattern Subcategories

God is Love Prayer Shawl crochet pattern by Kathleen Fields of Seasoned by Grace

God is Love

God is Love Prayer Shawl filet crochet pattern by Kathleen Fields of Seasoned by Grace