I’ve been crushing on filet crochet for the longest time now (maybe longer than my crush on Irish crochet 😍) but have always been daunted to try it.
Isn’t it difficult and labor intensive? It’s gorgeous but … won’t it take too long to finish say, a table runner? And can you do it while listening to an audiobook? Or must you focus your attention on it 110% that even stopping to breathe renders a mistake in pattern execution? 🤔
(I ask because of this exercise which turned out to be quite stressful).
But I have this project of using up all the yarns I currently have on hand you see. I am shifting my focus and creativity into thread crochet and crochet for warm weather (excited much!🙃 😁) and I didn’t want to be burdened with the cold weather yarns I bought back when I was into sweaters.
I have this fancy turquoise yarn I used in the past to make an infinity cowl and my Kindle cosy with. It’s got good drape but the metallic thread that runs through it gives it a bit of a rough texture that bites into skin. It’s not really that bad, but enough to make me push my cowl into the back of the closet. You know how soft always trumps everything else when it comes to wearables!
The metallic thread also gives it a fancy look that I don’t quite know what to do with. I think you can use it best to crochet embellishments with like trims and edges. Or perhaps fancy accessories that you only wear for special occasions. (Another obstacle in buying yarn online, you don’t get to use the important sense of touch).
Anyhoot, I decided to use it for my very first ever filet crochet experience. Ta-daaaaah!!!
As you can see, I just started with the simplest filet pattern I could find. And I didn’t know where the project was headed, I just wanted to use up the yarn 😄
Notice how I progressed in pattern choice from very easy to easy and then to okay, now we’re talkin’? 🤣. Surprisingly, I found the whole filet exercise to be hassle-free.
The verdict on filet: definitely thumbs up! 👍👍 I know it depends on the pattern of course, but this project was quite easy to do. I didn’t even have a print-out of the pattern, I just took it right off my laptop screen. (For more intricate patterns though, a print-out is imperative I would say).
And what’s best, I was doing it while listening to my audio studies 👍 Score!
Filet crochet is definitely going into my crochet bucket list. Plus, I used up all that fancy turquoise yarn!💃💃💃