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Looking for an easy beginner filet crochet pattern? Reflections is an easy to make filet crochet shawl pattern featuring a triangle or split diamond detail. Easy to adjust and make, read on to find out more about the design and how to get your copy of the pattern.
Filet Crochet Rectangle Shawl inspiration
I have enjoyed and admired filet crochet for some time and wanted to add something to my designs using the technique for a while. When I was working on the initial designs for It’s a Wrap, I hurt my shoulder and began playing around with chart software to pass the time. One of the designs that began then is this easy filet crochet rectangle shawl design.
One of the reasons I like filet crochet is that it an ‘easy’ way for me to include regular patterns within my designs that aren’t too hard to math or replicate. I like regular or repeating patterns and illusions. They remind me of printing or stamps and filet is sort of an inverse of that, using spaces to create the images but as a beginner crocheter, possibly an easier thing to try than tapestry or mosaic crochet.
Reflections filet crochet shawl yarn & materials
To create my Reflections filet crochet shawl I used 3 x Twister Solid in colour no 150, Bright Turquoise. Twister Solid is 55% Cotton, 45% Acrylic mix yarn from Hobbii, available in 52 shades. To find out more about this specific yarn, check out the review post here.
Beginner Filet Crochet pattern info & tips
When I was working on the initial design for this beginner filet crochet shawl pattern, I decided that I wanted to create something that was accessible. Easy for a complete newcomer to filet crochet, but also something that would enable them to practise a couple of other skills at the same time. The repeating diamond comprised of stacked triangles I hope achieves this.
Easy to recreate, but also easy to go wrong, this design is quick and easy to work up as it uses two stitches – Double Crochet and Chains. Included in the instructions are multiple sizes – so this can easily be worked up in 800 – 1250 m of yarn and will work as written with a 2 or 3 weight yarn.
To make a longer finished piece than any size, add additional repeat blocks. To make it wider, use a thicker weight of yarn, although I wouldn’t go over 1000m size with Aran or 4 weight yarn as I think it would be really heavy to wear.
As with most of my shawl patterns, gauge isn’t super important in this design – unless you are conscious about your yarn amounts. Generally speaking, my testers have to go down half to a whole size in hook to achieve the same gauge as me with the same weight of yarn.
Terms: US crochet terms
Type: written, includes filet crochet chart
Skill level: beginner, easy
Yarn: 800 – 1250m of Twister Solid or any 2 or Fingering weight yarn. This design will also work well in a 3 weight yarn like Stylecraft Naturals Dk Cotton Bamboo
Hook: 4mm or whatever is required to achieve gauge
Other materials: stitch markers, darning needle, scissors, optional – ruler, this will help to keep a track of repeats within the written patten or chart
- Double Crochet
Reflections tester thanks
Huge thanks to Becky and Carmel for helping me with the test for this design, check out their versions below
Get the Reflections filet crochet shawl pattern
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I hope you enjoyed the post and look forward to seeing your Reflections!
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Bye for now,