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Loving Threads Filet Crochet Placemat

The Loving Threads Filet Crochet Placemat pattern is a charming and versatile design suitable for both newcomers and seasoned crocheters. With a delicate yet straightforward approach, this pattern allows for the creation of a beautiful piece that can serve as either a placemat or a stunning centerpiece. Crafted using fundamental crochet stitches, this project offers a gentle introduction to filet crochet techniques, making it an ideal choice for beginners looking to expand their skills.

Time: Two Day Pattern

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished size: Approximately 18 x 15” See notes

Gauge: 8 spaces = 2”, 8 rows = 2” See notes: We strongly recommend making and blocking a small gauge swatch to make sure you’re happy with your stitching.  Change hook size to adjust your stitch size.


Lace weight yarnAunt Lydia’s size 10 crochet thread 100% cotton, (0 Lace weight)

350 yds per ball #1040 Soft Mauve or #0495 Wood Violet – 2 balls of each color

Hook: Size 7/1.65mm steel crochet hook

Special Stitches

Solid block = 2 dc in sp, dc in next dc OR dc in next 3 sts depending on the previous row.

Open space = Ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc in next st OR Ch 2 dc in next dc depending on the previous row

Pattern Notes

Regarding Gauge and Size, filet crochet can vary depending on the color, size and fiber that you use.  Filet crochet relies heavily on blocking.  Changing hook size can alter your finished piece.  Choose a hook that creates the fabric that makes you happy.

Pattern is worked in rows and is flat.

Pattern is worked right to left on odd number rows

Pattern is worked left to right on even number rows

Rows end with a double crochet in top of turning chain unless otherwise stated.

Turning chain is counted as a double crochet.

Rows end with ch-3 turn unless otherwise stated.

Work some extra chains in the foundation chain in case the beginning count is wrong there will be extra stitches to use.  They can be removed later.

Stitch markers can be used every 50 stitches or so in the foundation chain to make it easier to keep track of stitches if desired.

There will be 51 blocks/spaces in each row.


Ch 156

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, turn.  (51 blocks)

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a stitch here and throughout), dc in 3 dc. Ch 2, sk 2 dc, dc in next dc. [Dc in 21 dc, ch 2, sk 2 dc, dc in next dc] 6 times. Dc in 3 dc (last dc will be in top of turning ch here and throughout), turn. (44 blocks, 7 spaces)

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in 3 dc, 2 dc in sp, dc in next dc. Ch 2, sk 2 dc, dc in next dc. [Dc in 15 dc, ch 2, sk 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk 2 dc, dc in next dc] 5 times. Dc in 15 dc, ch 2, sk 2 dc, dc in next dc. 2 dc in next sp, dc in next 4 dc, turn. (17 spaces, 34 blocks)

Rows 4-75:  Continue working following the chart.

Fasten off after row 75.


Edging: With right side up, join with a sl st in top right corner st, ch 1, *work 3 sc in corner st. Work 2 sc around the post of the double crochet and one sc in the join between the rows across the long edge. Work 3 sc in corner stitch to make a smooth corner. Work one sc in each dc across the short end. Rep from * around piece.  Join with a sl st in beg sc.

Fasten off.


Weave in and trim all loose ends.  Block piece as desired. Filet crochet might need meticulous blocking and pinning.  Allow to dry fully, adjusting pins as needed to acquire finished shape.

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    • Nicola P.

      Hi Vicki! Charts are available at the end of the pattern (blue button) to logged-in Gold Members – Nicola, Editor

    • Nicola P.

      Hello Jeanette! Thank you for your interest in I Like Crochet magazine. At this time, we do not have printed versions of our magazine issues. As a member of I Like Crochet, you’ll be able to access all of the patterns in our archives digitally with the option to print individual patterns. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks! – Nicola, Editor


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