Stunning Filet Crochet Shawl Free Crochet Pattern

Electric Blue Shawl is a free filet crochet pattern for a large rectangular crochet wrap. This lacy crochet shawl would be perfect for the warmer weather.


back view of filet crochet shawl

Sitting outside watching the spring making its first appearances… Tulips and daffodils swaying in the wind all proud and colourful announcing the arrival of the warmer weather. You catch their sweet smell as the wind brushes past your face.

I pull my crochet shawl tighter over my shoulders… close my eyes and and let the wind play with my hair…

close up of the lacy filet crochet shawl

Filet Crochet Shawl Design Process

Settled in my usual spot in the living room I was brainstorming ideas for the next design. Sometimes you can get so carried away by trying to come up with different and unusual stitch combinations. But sometimes it is so good just to stick to a couple of basic stitches. And still create a stunning crochet design.

That’s exactly how designing this filet crochet shawl come about. I had an idea for a lovely blanket using the geometric motif. I was exploring different techniques on how to achieve this design. Then it suddenly hit me! I don’t need fancy stitches and complicated stitch combinations. This filet crochet shawl only uses two different stitches- double crochet and chain stitch. It is just as simple as that. But would you just look at the stunning lacy crochet shawl?

I have originally designed this beautiful Electric Blue Wrap for Simply Crochet magazine. The pattern has sat on my computer untouched for so long! I have finally decided to release this beauty on my blog.

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pin graphic for electric blue filet crochet shawl

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YARN I USED FOR MY FILET CROCHET SHAWL

I used Scheepjes Maxi Sugar Rush in Electric Blue. This is such a lovely yarn to work with. It is super smooth and doesn’t split at all. I used 2 mm crochet hook so this was a labour of love but I am so glad I made this design.

Filet Crochet Technique

This type of crocheted fabric is lacy and it is gridlike. It uses 2 different techniques – filet crochet block and filet crochet space. It is mostly worked from a graph or a symbol diagram. Patterns are created by combining solid and open meshes, usually working the design in solid meshes on a background of open meshes.

On the chart below each black square is filet crochet block which consists of 3 double crochet stitches. Each white square is filet crochet space which consists of 1 double crochet and 2 chain stitches. Filet crochet forms patterns by filling in parts of a mostly chain stitch mesh with double crochet stitches.

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MATERIALS (affiliate links)

FINISHED SIZE

165 x 60 cm (65 x 24 in)

TENSION 

32 dc x 11.5 rows measures 10 x 10 cm using 2 mm hook

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)

ch- chain stitch

fdc- foundation double crochet

dc- double crochet 

RS- right side

WS- wrong side

For abbreviations master list as set out by Craft Yarn Council, please CLICK HERE.

PATTERN NOTES

  • The shawl is worked in rows across the shorter edge of the rectangle
  • The pattern uses fillet crochet technique
  • Each row starts with 3 ch which counts as first dc
  • On the chart read​ ​all​ ​RS​ ​rows​ ​from​ ​right​ ​to​ ​left,​ ​and​ ​WS​ ​rows​ ​from​ ​left​ ​to​ ​right.
  • On the chart each black square represents full fillet block (3 dc), each white square represents blank fillet space (1 dc, 2 ch).

FILET CROCHET SHAWL MAIN PATTERN

Row 1 (RS): start with working 226 fdc, turn. 226 dc

Row 2 – Row 34: Follow chart below working 3 dc for each fillet block (black square) and (1 dc, 2 ch) for each fillet space (white square)

Repeat rows 2-34 another 5 times. 

On the last repeat omit rows 33-34 and work 1 dc across placing 1 dc into each dc and 2 dc into each 2 ch-sp.

Fasten off.

FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS

Sew in all ends.

I hope you enjoyed learning about the filet crochet technique. 

It can be a little daunting to master a brand new crochet technique, so why not check out my other shawl patterns that are free right here on the blog? The Beatrix Crochet Shawl is an easy 2 row pattern repeat that will be a lovely mindful make. The Peafowl Feathers Crochet Shawl is a stunning lacy crochet triangular shawl with a beautiful lacy edging.

If you enjoy crocheting shawls, check out my 15 STUNNING FREE CROCHET SHAWL PATTERNS a round up of some of the best patterns from my designer friends. 

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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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2 thoughts on “Stunning Filet Crochet Shawl Free Crochet Pattern

  1. I can see this pattern not only as a shawl, but as beautiful curtains for a country styled home. Thank you so much for this pattern!

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