From WORKBASKET Magazine March 1959
Of all forms of crochet, filet is one of the most exacting and beautiful. It has grace
and elegance all its own. This table runner, which measures about 12 x 16 inches, will add
beauty to any table.
The model was made from 4 balls of white, size 50, J. & P. Coats Big Ball Best Six
Cord Mercerized crochet. Use a steel crochet hook number 12.
sp (space), dc (double crochet), bl (block), sc (single crochet), ch (chain), sl st
(slip stitch), sk (skip), p (picot)
Gauge: 7sps or bls make 1 inch, 7 rows make 1 inch.
Starting at lower right corner of chart, make a ch 30 inches long.
Row 1: Dc in 8th ch from hook (Sp made), * ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in next ch (another sp made).
Repeat from * until there are 179 sps on row. Cut off remaining ch, ch 5, turn.
Row 2: Sk first dc, dc in next dc (sp made over sp), 2 dc in next Sp, dc in next dc (bl
made over sp), make a bl over each sp across to within last sp, ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in next
ch (another sp made over sp), ch 5, turn.
Row 3: Make 1 sp, dc in next 3 dc (bl made over bl), * ch 2, sk 2 dc, dc in next dc (sp
made over bl), repeat from * to within last bl, make 1 bl, 1 sp, ch 5, turn.
Starting with 4th row, follow chart to top, then reverse chart and, omitting the last row,
follow chart back to first row. Fasten off.
Edging-Rnd 1: Join thread to sp preceding any corner, 3 sc in same sp; 7 sc in corner sp,
3 sc in each sp around, making 7 sc in each corner, join to first sc.
Rnd 2: Sl st in next sc, ch 3, sk 2 sc on corner, dc in next sc, ch 4, sc in third ch from
hook (p made), ch 1, in next sc make (dc, p) 3 times, dc in next sc, * dc in center sc of
next sp, in center sc of next sp make (dc, p, dc), repeat from * around, working corners
as before. Join and fasten off.
Starch lightly and press.
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