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Xena Filet Pattern (Crochet...Gotta Love It!) December 1998 by Lee Ann Hamm

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Materials: Bedspread Weight cotton thread (size 10) or smaller if you prefer Steel Crochet Hook
Size 8 or 9 (or the size you prefer when using size 10 thread. I used a 9 for this.
Finished size: 9 x 15 1/2 inches.

Note: This is a basic filet pattern. Spaces = ch 2, skip 2 sts, 1 dc in next st; Blocks = 3 dc in next 3 sts. Odd numbered rows are worked from right to left and even numbered rows are worked from left to right. Also, this filet pattern contains increases and decreases at the ends and beginnings of the rows. I have some instructions on how to do this at this link: Increasing and decreasing instructions in filet crochet

I worked mine starting from one side of her head and working to the other side of head. I should have done it from the neck to the top of the head though and I think it would be better proportioned if worked from neck to top of head.
Good luck! :)

To begin: chain 78

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each remaining ch across (25 blocks) At end of row, ch 3 and turn.

Row 2: Continue following pattern according to chart.

At the end of last row, re-attach thread along foundation ch (where you made your first row). After completing this, fasten off and lightly press with a little aerosol spray starch. Enjoy! :)

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