Filet Soiree with Chambray: Upcycle Shirt Project

Upcycle a plain button-up shirt into a stylish, eye-catching piece by replacing the back with a new filet crochet panel. Once you get over the initial unease of combining crochet with existing pieces, you won’t believe the stunning combinations you can create!

Skill Level: Advanced

Size: Top edge = 16”, Width at Row 9 = 17.5”, Bottom edge = 8.5”, Length = 21”

Gauge: 8 empty blocks and 9 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Filet Crochet Empty Blocks

Materials

Fine weight yarnYarn: Premier Yarn Cotton Fair (52% Cotton, 48% Acrylic; 317 yards [290 meters]/100 grams): 27-01 White (1 ball)

Hook: US size F/5 (3.75 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, sewing needle, matching thread

Special Stitches

Dtr (Double Treble): Yo 3 times, insert hook in st indicated, yo, draw a lp (5 lps on hook), yo, draw through 2 lps (4 lps on hook), yo, draw through 2 lps (3 lps on hook), yo, draw through 2 lps (2 lps on hook), yo, draw through rem 2 lps on hook.

Pattern Notes

Adjust width and length as needed to fin cut away panel. (See article.)

Ch 5 at beginning of rows counts as (dc, ch 2), which counts as 1 empty block.

Pattern

Ch 104.

Row 1: Dc in 8th ch from hook (counts as block), ch 2, sk next 2 ch, [dc in next ch, ch 2, sk next 2 ch] 31 times, dc in last ch. (33 empty blocks)

Row 2: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 32 times, dc in 5th ch of starting ch. Turn. (33 empty blocks)

Row 3: Rep Row 2. (33 empty blocks)

Row 4: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 11 times, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp] 3 times (full block), [dc in next dc, ch 2] 3 times, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp] 3 times, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 12 times, dc in 3rd ch. Turn. (27 empty blocks, 6 full blocks)

Row 5: Ch 7, dc in first dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 10 times, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 10 dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 10 dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 11 times, dc in 3rd ch, ch 2, dtr in base of last dc. Turn. (25 empty blocks, 10 full blocks)

Row 6: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 11 times, dc in next 16 dc, ch 2, dc in next 16 dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 11 times, dc in 3rd ch. Turn. (25 empty blocks, 10 full blocks)

Row 7: Ch 7, dc in first dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 11 times, dc in next 16 dc, ch 2, dc in next 16 dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 11 times, dc in 3rd ch, ch 2, dtr in base of last dc. Turn. (27 empty blocks, 10 full blocks)

Row 8: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 9 times, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp] 3 times, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 13 dc, ch 2, dc in next 13 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp] 3 times, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 10 times, dc in 3rd ch. Turn. (23 empty blocks, 14 full blocks)

Row 9: Ch 7, dc in first dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 8 times, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 10 dc, 2 dc in ch-s sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 10 dc, ch 2, dc in next 10 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next 10 dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 9 times, dc in 3rd ch, ch 2, dtr in base of last dc. Turn. (23 empty blocks, 16 full blocks)

Row 10: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 9 times, dc in next 16 dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 7 dc, ch 2, dc in next 7 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next 16 dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 9 times, dc in 3rd ch. Turn. (23 empty blocks, 16 full blocks)

Row 11: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 9 times, dc in next 19 dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, [dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc] twice, dc in next dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc] twice, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next 19 dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 9 times, dc in 3rd ch. Turn. (25 empty blocks, 14 full blocks)

Row 12: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 9 times, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 19 dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp] 3 times, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next 19 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 10 times, dc in 3rd ch. Turn. (24 empty blocks, 15 full blocks)

Row 13: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 10 times, [dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc] 6 times, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next 10 dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc] 6 times, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 11 times, dc in 3rd ch. Turn. (36 empty blocks, 3 full blocks)

Row 14: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 10 times, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp] 6 times, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next 10 dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp] 6 times, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 11 times, dc in 3rd ch. Turn. (24 empty blocks, 15 full blocks)

Row 15: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 9 times, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next 19 dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc] 3 times, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next 19 dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 10 times, dc in 3rd ch. Turn. (25 empty blocks, 14 full blocks)

Row 16: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 9 times, dc in next 19 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp] twice, dc in next dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp] twice, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 19 dc, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 10 times, dc in 3rd ch. Turn. (23 empty blocks, 16 full blocks)

Row 17: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 9 times, dc in next 16 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 10 dc, ch 2, dc in next 10 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 15 dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 9 times, dc in 3rd ch. Turn. (23 empty blocks, 16 full blocks)

Row 18: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 9 times, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 10 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 13 dc, ch 2, dc in next 13 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 10 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 10 times, dc in 3rd ch. Turn. (25 empty blocks, 14 full blocks)

Row 19: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 10 times, [dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc] 3 times, dc in next 16 dc, ch 2, dc in next 16 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, [dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc] twice, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 11 times, dc in 3rd ch. Turn. (29 empty blocks, 10 full blocks)

Row 20: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 13 times, dc in next 16 dc, ch 2, dc in next 16 dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 13 times, dc in 3rd ch. Turn. (29 empty blocks, 10 full blocks)

Row 21: Rep Row 20.

Row 22: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 13 times, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 10 dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, ch 2] twice, dc in next 10 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 13 times, dc in 3rd ch. Turn. (33 empty blocks, 6 full blocks)

Row 23: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 14 times, [dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc] 3 times, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 3 times, [dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc] 3 times, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 14 times, dc in 3rd ch. Turn. (39 empty blocks)

Row 24: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 38 times, dc in 3rd ch. Turn. (39 empty blocks)

Row 25: Rep Row 24.

Row 26: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 14 times, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp] 3 times, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 3 times, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp] 3 times, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 15 times, dc in 3rd ch. Turn. (33 empty blocks, 6 full blocks)

Row 27: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 13 times, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 9 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 10 dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 14 times, dc in 3rd ch. Turn. (29 empty blocks, 10 full blocks)

Row 28: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 13 times, dc in next 16 dc, ch 2, dc in next 16 dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 14 times, dc in 3rd ch. Turn. (29 empty blocks, 10 full blocks)

Row 29: Rep Row 28.

Row 30: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 10 times, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp] 3 times, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 13 dc, ch 2, dc in next 13 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp] 3 times, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 11 times, dc in 3rd ch. Turn. (25 empty blocks, 14 full blocks)

Row 31: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 9 times, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 10 dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 10 dc, ch 2, dc in next 11 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next 10 dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 10 times, dc in 3rd ch. Turn. (23 empty blocks, 16 full blocks)

Row 32: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 9 times, dc in next 16 dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 7 dc, ch 2, dc in next 7 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next 16 dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 9 times, dc in 3rd ch. Turn. (23 empty blocks, 16 full blocks)

Row 33: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 9 times, dc in next 19 dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, [dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc] twice, dc in next dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc] twice, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next 19 dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 9 times, dc in 3rd ch. Turn. (25 empty blocks, 14 full blocks)

Row 34: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 9 times, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 19 dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp] 3 times, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next 19 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 10 times, dc in 3rd ch. Turn. (24 empty blocks, 15 full blocks)

Row 35: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 10 times, [dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc] 6 times, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next 10 dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc] 6 times, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 11 times, dc in 3rd ch. Turn. (36 empty blocks, 3 full blocks)

Row 36: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 10 times, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp] 6 times, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next 10 dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp] 6 times, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 11 times, dc in 3rd ch. Turn. (24 empty blocks, 15 full blocks)

Row 37: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 9 times, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next 19 dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc] 3 times, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next 19 dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 10 times, dc in 3rd ch. Turn. (25 empty blocks, 14 full blocks)

Row 38: Ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 9 times, dc in next 19 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp] twice, dc in next dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp] twice, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 19 dc, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 10 times, dc in 3rd ch. Turn. (23 empty blocks, 16 full blocks)

Row 39: Ch 1, [sl st in next, sl st in next 2 ch] twice, sl st in next dc, ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), [dc in next dc, ch 2] 7 times, dc in next 16 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next 7 dc, ch 2, dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next 16 dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 7 times, dc in next dc. Do not work remaining 2 blocks. Turn. (19 empty blocks, 16 full blocks)

Row 40: Ch 1, sl st in next dc, sl st in next 2 ch, sl st in next dc, ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 6 times, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 10 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 13 dc, ch 2, dc in next 13 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 10 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 7 times, dc in next dc. Leave remaining block unworked. Turn. (19 empty blocks, 14 full blocks)

Row 41: Ch 1, sl st in next dc, sl st in next 2 ch, sl st in next dc, ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 6 times, [dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc] 3 times, dc in next 16 dc, ch 2, dc in next 16 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, [dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc] twice, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 7 times, dc in next dc. Leave remaining block unworked. Turn. (21 empty blocks, 10 full blocks)

Row 42: Ch 1, sl st in next dc, sl st in next 2 ch, sl st in next dc, ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 8 times, dc in next 16 dc, ch 2, dc in next 16 dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 8 times, dc in next dc. Leave remaining block unworked. (19 empty blocks, 10 full blocks)

Row 43: Ch 1, sl st in next dc, sl st in next 2 ch, sl st in next dc, ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 7 times, dc in next 16 dc, ch 2, dc in next 16 dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 7 times, dc in next dc. Leave remaining block unworked. (17 empty blocks, 10 full blocks)

Row 44: Ch 1, sl st in next dc, sl st in next 2 ch, sl st in next dc, ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 6 times, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 10 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 10 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 7 times, dc in next dc. Leave remaining block unworked. Turn. (19 empty blocks, 6 full blocks)

Row 45: Ch 1, sl st in next dc, sl st in next 2 ch, sl st in next dc, ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 6 times, [dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc] 3 times, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 3 times, [dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc] 3 times, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 7 times, dc in next dc. Leave remaining block unworked. Turn. (23 empty blocks)

Row 46: Ch 1, sl st in next dc, sl st in next 2 ch, sl st in next dc, ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 20 times, dc in next dc. Leave remaining block unworked. (21 empty blocks)

Row 47: Ch 1, sl st in next dc, sl st in next 2 ch, sl st in next dc, ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 18 times, dc in next dc. Leave remaining block unworked. (19 empty blocks)

Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

See article for assembly.

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