I created this filet crochet scarf one summer while visiting my son’s cottage in Prince Edward Island. I had just completed a large stole in filet crochet (which you can see on my website) and had some thread left over. I was inspired by the roses surrounding the deck, and this piece was born.
Filet crochet is an easy technique that can have stunning results. Filet crochet patterns are made up of open meshes and solid blocks. The meshes consist of chain stitches while the blocks are made of double or treble crochet stitches. The pattern appears in the form of a graph. For this scarf we use groups of 2 chain stitches and 2 double crochet. The scarf is worked from the centre to the pointed end; then you return to the foundation chain to complete the other end.
I have been involved in crafts since learning to knit at the age of four. I have explored knitting, crochet, cross stitch, tapestry weaving and needlepoint. Thirty years ago I discovered Tunisian crochet and it soon became my main passion, but I still make time for other things.
I wish I didn’t have to sleep – there are not enough hours in the day!
I enjoy teaching crafts and one of my greatest pleasures is seeing my two granddaughters trying the many different techniques I have shown them.
I am proud to be featured in Crochet Master Class by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss, and also in The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet by Margaret Hubert.
Read more in our Spring 2012 issue.
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