Filet Afghans Book Review
Title: Filet Afghans
Author: Michele Mireau
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2014
Photographer: Ken West
Filet Afghans Book Review
Make a beautiful and modern blanket using a vintage technique normally reserved for crocheting doilies and table runners. Filet Afghans by Michele Mireau, includes 8 different charted designs. The designs are created by combining solid and open-space blocks using combinations of only two types of crochet stitches – double crochets and chain stitches.
The eight designs included are:
- Mulberry Ripple (EASY; 41″ x 56″)
- Blue Seagull Fantasy (EASY; 37″ x 48.5″)
- Blueberry Diamonds (EASY; 37″ x 55″)
- Lilac Mosaic (EASY; 35″ x 52″)
- Peach Opposites Attract (EASY; 37″ x 52″)
- Pink Butterfly (EASY; 41″ x 52″)
- Grey Simply Squares (EASY; 38″ x 54″)
- Yellow Springtime (EASY; 35″ x 53″)
The sizes provided above do not include the fringes.
An ‘Introduction to Filet Crochet’ is provided on page 2 and includes specific instructions on how to read filet charts. You are also given a filet chart for a small practice square to try, before you attempt one of the 8 pretty Filet Afghan designs.
Gauge swatch instructions are provided at the beginning of each pattern. It is very important for you to take the time to check gauge when working filet crochet as it makes a huge difference in the project’s finished size and appearance.
Each Filet Crochet Afghan pattern begins by providing the required number of chain stitches for the blanket and the written instructions for Row 1. For the remainder of the blanket pattern you are referred to the specific filet crochet chart. The charts are very straightforward and I find them extremely easy to follow. The patterns are designed to be crocheted using medium weight yarn and a 6 mm (J) crochet hook.
I really love the beautiful and lacy designs you can create using only basic crochet stitches. I think it would be fun to crochet these blankets and once you understand how to follow the charts (which also appears very straightforward!) they will be very easy to crochet.
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I like being able to see the picture appear too 🙂 It is almost like drawing or painting!
These filet afghans are gorgeous! You’re right about learning the technique and then it’s a breeze. I’ve made one filet blanket and enjoyed using the number counts for stitches. It’s easy to get into a rhythm ( and have the hook fly) for repeating patterns in the afghan.
I’ve always loved filet afghans, going to have to get this book in the future!
What beautiful afghans! Thank you for the review.
Hats and Scarves for the Family. I am always looking for more cap and scarf patterns. I do NOT like infinity scarves or cowls
I would love for you to review Throws Worked In The Round.
There are too many good Leisure Arts books!!!! I’m so thankful I live on the other side of the state from them, I’d spend way too much $$ there!!! 🙂 One I’d love to see you review would be the “No-Sew Fleece Throws and Pillows”, but that’s not crochet (I just have a bunch of fleece I need to do something with! A couple of crochet books I’d like to see reviewed are: Animal Lovey Blankets and Everyday Shawls.
But please enter me into the giveaway, I love, love, love doing filet crochet (when I get a quiet moment… HA!)
This looks like a nice book I have made filet crochet curtains, but no afghans yet.
And would you like to review the Hooded Riding Cape ? It’s stunning!
I would love the QUILT INSPIRED THROWS OR TOTES AND BAGS..As a new crocheter I love your Blog you have taught me so much..Thank you.
I would love for you to review TOTES & BAGS.
I love filet crochet!!! Hope i win it.
Honoring Our Veterans would be the next book I would love you to review. Thanks so much for the giveaway! Filet crochet looks very interesting.
I would like to win this contest, but wish everyone entering good luck!
Love your book reviews. My library of 3 books has 2 from your recomendations! I think it’s time I win one!
Keepsake baby afghans is a book I’d like you to review.
Thank you for a chance to win this book.
I really want to master filet crochet, since it’s one of the very few crochet projects I have not tried yet. These look like lovely designs!
I would love this!!! I have done filet before, making doilys. Never done afghans.
Thanks! I would love this book!
Learning Filet Crochet is on my bucket list!