Filet Fantastic: Part 3 – Arrows 1

Welcome to part 3 of the Filet Fantastic Crochet Along folks! I have to say that doing the CAL weekly (rather than two weekly as in the past) makes it seem as if we are getting through these beginning parts really fast!

I’ve been amazed at how quickly people were posting there finished parts 1 & part 2 in the Facebook group and Instagram; below you can see just a sample of the wonderful photos of the CAL that have been shared from this week so far. If you want to link your photos the hashtag for this years CAL is #KCACOUKCAL21 for Twitter and Instagram. Though you you can also join in with any progress photos by linking your projects on your favourite social media sites: Ravelry, my Facebook page or Facebook group and Pinterest.

Of course as our blanket grows it may take a little longer to complete each part, but at least creating a blanket in sections for a crochet along perhaps doesn’t seem as overwhelming as tackling a full blanket in one go.

So I hope you are ready for part 3, this is where we start to build upon the motif we have created to extend our blanket further, we are going to be creating our first set of arrows that will eventually frame parts 1 & 2. It’s quite important for this part to make sure you are working on the right side of parts 1 / 2 and also ensuring that the top single point of the star of part 1 is pointing upwards – but I’ll add the details together with the pattern for Part 3 below.

If you are brand new to the CAL there’s is still plenty of time to join in with us. You can find all the information you need on the CAL landing page, where I’ll link all the CAL posts in one place as I add them here to the blog. Yarn packs are still available from the lovely folks at Black Sheep Wools and there are a number of CAL accessories that are also available from some fabulous small businesses (that I talked a little more about here).

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During the duration of the CAL this pattern will be released part by part here on the blog and also via Ravelry updates in the form of a printer friendly PDF ebooklet that is available for purchase. Please note you will only have to purchase the pattern once, updates will be automatically added so your pattern is updated each week and at the end of the 12 weeks you will have the full pattern to keep. As with any purchase you make of my patterns your support of me and my crochet endeavours is very much appreciated – thank you for supporting my work!

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If you are new to filet crochet you might find my blog post about ‘Top Tips for Filet Crochet’ useful on how to read filet crochet charts with some specific tips on the technique.

Filet Fantastic: Part 3 – Arrows 1

Yarn: 95g / 247m  or 2 ball of Scheepjes River Washed Nile (944) or 95g / 285m or 1 ball of Scheepjes Colour Crafter Gent (2002)

Hook: 3.5 mm (US size E/4)

You will also need: Scissors, A yarn needle

Gauge: 5tr = 2.5cm (1inch). Gauge is not critical for this design, with each part I will provide the size of my work. If your gauge does not meet mine it will just mean you will end up with a bigger or smaller blanket. If you wish to match my gauge you might try going up a hook size if your tension is quite tight, or going down a hook size if your tension is looser.

Finished Size:  Part 3 – 68 x 44 cm (27 x 17.3 inches)

The pattern below is in UK Terms, scroll down for US Terms:

BASIC FILET STITCHES

  • Beginning open block (beg open block): Ch4 (counts as first tr + ch-1), miss next st or ch, tr in the next st.
  • Open block: Ch1, miss next st, 1tr in the next st.
  • Beginning solid block (beg solid block): Ch3 (counts as first tr), tr in the next 2sts.
  • Block (Bl): 1tr in the next 2sts.

OTHER STITCH GUIDANCE

  • Slip Stitch (sl st): Insert hook in st indicated, yarn over and draw through all loops.
  • Treble (tr): Yarn over, insert hook in  indicated st and pull up a loop (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops on hook.

PATTERN – PART 3

  • To set up making Part 3 make sure you are working on the right side of parts 1 / 2 and also ensure that the top single point of the star of part 1 is pointing upwards.
  • We will be adding rows, working from the bottom upwards,  to the top of part 2 to start Part 3. We will then add rows to the opposite side of part 2 to finish Part 3.

IMPORTANT PATTERN NOTE:

You will have an extra tr on the end of each row that is not shown on the chart. These stitches are important as they will help link future sections of the CAL.

Row 1: Attach yarn with a sl st to the top of Part 2; in the corner sp Ch3 (Counts as first tr here and throughout, then working the first st in the same corner sp, (Bl) x 42, 2 tr in the same corner sp, turn (87sts)
Row 2: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, (Open Block) x 42 , 1 tr in last st, turn (42 open blocks + 2trs)
Row 3: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, [[ (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 3, Repeat from [[ six more times, 1tr in last st, turn 
Row 4: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, Open Block x 2, [[ (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 3, Repeat from [[ five more times, (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 1, 1tr in last st, turn 
Row 5: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, (Open Block) x 2, [[ (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 3, Repeat from [[ five more times, (Bl) x 3, Open Block, 1tr in last st, turn 
Row 6: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, [[ (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 3, Repeat from [[ six more times,  1tr in last st, turn   
Row 7: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, (Open Block) x 2, (Bl) x 3, [[ (Open Block) x 3, (Bl) x 3, Repeat from [[ five more times, Open Block, 1tr in last st, turn      Row 8: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, Open Block x 2, [[ (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 3, Repeat from [[ five more times, (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 1, 1tr in last st, turn  Row 9: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, [[ (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 3, Repeat from [[ six more times, 1tr in last st, turn 
Row 10: Ch3, 1tr in the next st, (Open Block) x 42, 1tr in last st, turn  
Row 11: Ch3, 1tr in each st and sp along until end. Fasten off and weave in ends. Rows 12 – 22: Reattach yarn on the opposite side of Part 2 and repeat rows 1—11 of the pattern. You should end up with arrows going in opposite directions on each end of your work.

Chart for Part 3 below *

* Please see important pattern note regarding the end stitch count.

Pattern in US Terms:

BASIC FILET STITCHES

  • Beginning open block (beg open block): Ch4 (counts as first dc + ch-1), miss next st or ch, dc in the next st.
  • Open block: Ch1, miss next st, 1dc in the next st.
  • Beginning solid block (beg solid block): Ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in the next 2 sts.
  • Block (Bl): 1dc in the next 2 sts. Where base sts are dc, work 1dc in each st; where base sts are ch1 and dc, work your dc over the ch1 (into the space) and  next dc into the dc.

OTHER STITCH GUIDANCE

  • Slip Stitch (sl st): Insert hook in st indicated, yarn over and draw through all loops.
  • Double Crochet (dc): Yarn over, insert hook in  indicated st and pull up a loop (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops on hook.

PATTERN – PART 3

  • To set up making Part 3 make sure you are working on the right side of parts 1 / 2 and also ensure that the top single point of the star of part 1 is pointing upwards.
  • We will be adding rows, working from the bottom upwards,  to the top of part 2 to start Part 3. We will then add rows to the opposite side of part 2 to finish Part 3.

IMPORTANT PATTERN NOTE:

You will have an extra dc on the end of each row that is not shown on the chart. These stitches are important as they will help link future sections of the CAL.

Row 1: Attach yarn with a sl st to the top of Part 2; in the corner sp Ch3 (Counts as first dc here and throughout, then working the first st in the same corner sp, (Bl) x 42, 2 dc in the same corner sp, turn (87sts)
Row 2: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, (Open Block) x 42 , 1 dc in last st, turn (42 open blocks + 2dcs)
Row 3: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, [[ (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 3, Repeat from [[ six more times, 1dc in last st, turn 
Row 4: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, Open Block x 2, [[ (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 3, Repeat from [[ five more times, (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 1, 1dc in last st, turn 
Row 5: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, (Open Block) x 2, [[ (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 3, Repeat from [[ five more times, (Bl) x 3, Open Block, 1dc in last st, turn 
Row 6: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, [[ (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 3, Repeat from [[ six more times,  1dc in last st, turn   
Row 7: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, (Open Block) x 2, (Bl) x 3, [[ (Open Block) x 3, (Bl) x 3, Repeat from [[ five more times, Open Block, 1dc in last st, turn      Row 8: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, Open Block x 2, [[ (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 3, Repeat from [[ five more times, (Bl) x 3, (Open Block) x 1, 1dc in last st, turn  Row 9: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, [[ (Bl) x 3, (Open  Block) x 3, Repeat from [[ six more times, 1dc in last st, turn   Row 10: Ch3, 1dc in the next st, (Open Block) x 42, 1dc in last st, turn  
Row 11: Ch3, 1dc in each st and sp along until end. Fasten off and weave in ends. Rows 12 – 22: Reattach yarn on the opposite side of Part 2 and repeat rows 1—11 of the pattern. You should end up with arrows going in opposite  directions on each end of your work.

See chart above for reference

And that’s it! Part 3 completed! Next week we will be working over parts 2 and 3 to complete part 4 to go from a rectangle back to a square, this method is how we’ll build up the blanket until part 11 and 12 when we’ll go back to working in the round to pull everything together and finish our blanket off.

The Schedule, Updates & Support:

As always if you need a reminder of the schedule then you can find the details on the CAL landing page (here) and you can keep up to date with the CAL details and get support if needed via the following links:

As I may have mentioned before the Facebook group is a lovely place of support, there are crocheters in there of all experiences, with new crocheters joining all the time! It’s likely that someone will be able to help you with any questions you might have though of course you can always contact me too here on the blog if you need any help.

Thank you for crocheting along with me – three weeks down with nine more to go – I can’t wait!

Until next time; keep calm and crochet on my friends xx

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