Filet Crochet - Reading the chart/ graph

1. Count the squares at the bottom of the heart graph/ chart. It does not matter if they are blocks or spaces (black squares or white squares). How many are there?

Answer: You should have counted 13 squares

2. Now count the squares from the bottom up, again it does not matter if they are blocks or spaces (black squares or white squares). How many are there?

Answer: You should count 12

3. Look at the first square where you will begin is the square a block or a space? For this pattern it does not matter if you start at the right or the left as long as you know where you started. Some patterns will state a starting point this may be because of a special stitch in the pattern or for increasing/ decreasing unless you are an experienced filet crocheter follow the start advice. What does the heart pattern begin with?

Answer: The start should be a block.

You now have all the information you need to work out how many chains you need to make to start your heart.

Michelle Ryan © 2006

Answer: You should have counted 13 squares

2. Now count the squares from the bottom up, again it does not matter if they are blocks or spaces (black squares or white squares). How many are there?

Answer: You should count 12

3. Look at the first square where you will begin is the square a block or a space? For this pattern it does not matter if you start at the right or the left as long as you know where you started. Some patterns will state a starting point this may be because of a special stitch in the pattern or for increasing/ decreasing unless you are an experienced filet crocheter follow the start advice. What does the heart pattern begin with?

Answer: The start should be a block.

- Does the graph have a special stitches or features?

- What type of filet are you working in?

You now have all the information you need to work out how many chains you need to make to start your heart.

Michelle Ryan © 2006

Heart graph

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