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How To: 4 DC Filet Crochet

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  Filet crochet is a style of crochet most often worked from a chart. Instead of working from a written pattern, symbols are used to represent multiple stitches together, called a mesh, or colors will be used for color changes. Each symbol makes a block of fabric made of three or four stitches, or a mesh such as a lacet can be worked over two squares. The chart is worked from the bottom left to right, then from the right to the left for the next row up, and so on.   Filet crochet can be difficult to understand if you're not familiar with reading charts, but once you understand the concept, you can turn any graphed picture into a crochet project. However, before you do that, you need to decide to work it in 3 DC or 4 DC. This tutorial is focused on teaching you about 4 DC filet crochet.   4 DC means that every square of a chart will represent four stitches, with the beginning and last stitch always being a double crochet, or worked to the same height. Each square forms a bl