Free Filet Crochet Blanket Patterns

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This roundup includes more than 15 free filet crochet blanket patterns. Skip straight to the free filet crochet blanket patterns, or learn the difference between a 4 double crochet mesh and a 3 double crochet mesh in my post below.

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How to Filet Crochet

Filet crochet is an easy-to-crochet technique which uses double crochet stitches and chain stitches.

The charts that often accompany filet crochet patterns are very easy to understand because they only contain the 2 types of stitches.

For a 4 DC Mesh:

  • The stitches are often referred to as blocks, the blocks being 4 dc (for a solid section, or closed block) or 1 dc, ch 2, (skip 2), 1 dc, for the open block.
  • The only tricky bit, which isn’t really tricky at all, is that blocks share bordered stitches.
  • So if you have a solid filled-in block, and then an open block, the solid block represents 4 dc, and the open block represents 1 dc, ch 2 (skip 2), 1 dc.
  • It would be worked as 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, ch 2 (sk 2), 1 dc; where the 1 dc is shared between the 2 blocks.
  • When you are counting stitches in 4 dc mesh crochet, the number of stitches in a row will always be the number of blocks multiplied by 3, +1. So 6 blocks would be 6 x 3= 18 + 1= 19. This takes into consideration all double crochet (dc) stitches and all chain spaces.

For a 3 DC Mesh:

  • The stitches are often referred to as blocks, the blocks being 3 dc (for a solid section, or closed block).
  • Just like with the 4 DC Filet Model, the blocks share their bordered stitches.
  • So if you have a solid filled-in block, and then an open block, the solid block represents 3 dc, and the open block represents 1 dc, ch 1 (skip 1), 1 dc.
  • It would be worked as 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, ch 1 (sk 1), 1 dc; where the 1 dc is shared between the 2 blocks.
  • If you have a solid block by itself it is 3 dc. Two solid blocks beside each other it is 5 dc. Three solid blocks beside each other it is 7 dc. The bordered dc in each block is shared.
  • When you are counting stitches in 3 dc mesh crochet, the number of stitches in a row will always be the number of blocks multiplied by 2, +1. So 6 blocks would be 6 x 2= 12 + 1= 13. This takes into consideration all double crochet (dc) stitches and all chain spaces.

Reading the Filet Crochet Chart.

For most Filet Crochet patterns you will follow the chart from bottom to the top and you will turn at the end of every row.

Right-handed Crocheters:

  • Read the chart from right to left for ODD numbered rows, turn and work the next row from left to right for EVEN numbered rows.

The opposite is true for left-handed crocheters.

Left-Handed Crocheters:

  • You will work your charts from left to right for ODD numberered rows, turn and work the next row from right to left for EVEN numbered rows.

For a indepth explanation of Filet Crochet Basics visit this fantastic post from Crochet Cabana. Or watch her video below.

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15+ Free Filet Crochet Blanket Patterns

Get more than 15 Beautiful and free filet crochet blanket patterns. Learn the difference between a 3 dc mesh and a 4 dc mesh and how to read a filet chart. #filetcrochet #freepatterns #crochet

Leisure Arts has this fantastic Filet Afghans book available too, for those who are searching for a perfect Filet Crochet graphic for your next blanket. Browse their Filet Afghans here. Or read my full review here.

Swirl Crochet Baby Blanket Filet Pattern

Swirl Crochet Baby Blanket

The Swirl Crochet Baby Blanket is designed using a Greek Key Filet design. For this project you will use a 5 mm (H) crochet hook and Medium / Worsted Weight Yarn [4]. The free pattern is available from Meladora's Creations.

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The Lucky 7 Baby Blanket was designed by Jeanne Steinhilber (The Crochet Crowd) and was crocheted with Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and a 5 mm (H) crochet hook. This blanket is worked in rounds.

Lucky 7 Baby Blanket

The Lucky 7 Baby Blanket was designed by Jeanne Steinhilber (The Crochet Crowd) and was crocheted with Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and a 5 mm (H) crochet hook. This blanket is worked in rounds.

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Flower Garden Afghan Pattern

Flower Garden Afghan Pattern

The Flower Garden Afghan by Mary Jane Protus at Red Heart Yarn is stunning. This is a romantic, vintage style project you can crochet with medium weight yarn [4] and both a 5.5 mm (I) and a 6 mm (J) hooks

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Little Boy Blue Blanket Pattern

Little Boy Blue Blanket Pattern

The Little Boy Blue Blanket by Mary Jane Protus at Red Heart Yarn measures 44 inches by 45 inches. You will need DK weight yarn [3] and a 4 mm (G) hook to make this project.

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Filet Butterfly Blanket Pattern

Filet Butterfly Blanket

Designed by Dorianna Rivelli, this pretty Filet Butterfly Blanket was crocheted with a 6 mm (J) hook and Worsted Weight Yarn [4]. The finished blanket measures 35 inches X 47 inches.

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Spiders and Webs Blanket Pattern

Spiders and Cobwebs Throw Pattern

The Spiders and Cobwebs Throw by Shari White at Red Heart Yarn is a lovely lightweight and vintage style design. The finished throw measures 35 inches by 40 inches and is crocheted with medium weight yarn [4] and a 5 mm (H) hook.

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Granny Filet Square Afghan Pattern

Granny Filet Square Afghan Pattern

The Granny Filet Square Afghan by Maria's Blue Crayon is crocheted with medium weight yarn [4] and a 5 mm (H) hook. The pattern can be made as large (or small) as you want and is based on a 5 row repeat.

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Triangles and Stripes Baby Blanket Pattern

Triangles & Stripes Baby Blanket Pattern

The Triangles & Stripes Baby Blanket by Erica Dietz makes a beautiful baby blanket. You will need medium weight yarn [4] and a 6 mm (J) hook. The finished blanket measures 30 inches by 33 inches but is easily made bigger or smaller.

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Checkered Filet Blanket Pattern

Checkered Filet Blanket Pattern

The Checkered Filet Blanket by Erangi Udeshika measures 30 inches by 33 inches and can be easily adjusted to any size. You will need medium weight yarn [4] and a 5.5 mm (I) hook to make this project.

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Ribbon Cake Filet Crochet Blanket Pattern

Ribbon Cake Blanket Pattern

The Ribbon Cake Blanket by Erangi Udeshika is an easy filet crochet design. Choose a solid color of yarn, or multicolor yarn for this project. The finished blanket measures 28 inches by 28 inches and is crocheted in DK weight yarn with a 5 mm (H) hook.

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Call The Midwife Blanket Pattern

The Midwife Blanket Pattern

The Midwife Blanket pattern by Rebecca Langford is based on one of the gorgeous baby blankets shown in the show "Call the Midwife"

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Hopscotch Blanket Pattern

Hopscotch Blanket Pattern

The Hopscotch Blanket by Tanya Eberhardt is perfect for the nursery. The finished baby blanket measures 30 inches by 35 inches in size when crocheted with DK weight yarn [3] and a 3.5 mm (E) hook.

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Fisherman Star Afghan Pattern

Fisherman Star Afghan Pattern

The Fisherman Star Afghan by the Caron Design Team has a pretty fringed edge. The blanket measures 54 inches by 78 inches and is crocheted with medium weight yarn [4] and a 4 mm (G) hook. This has also been called the National Star Afghan.

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Linked Hearts Blanket

Designed by Emma Moss, the Linked Hearts Blanket is available as a free pattern from Bella Coco Crochet. The project was crocheted with DK Weight Yarn [3] and a 4.5 mm (7) crochet hook.

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Animals and Stars Blanket

The Animals and Stars Blanket by Ali Lin is crocheted with DK Weight Yarn [3] and a 3.75 mm (F) crochet hook. The pattern is available on Ravelry and on Google Drive.

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Wedding Ring Filet Afghan Pattern

The Wedding Ring Filet Afghan by Lesley Pridgen will make a lovely gift. The finished afghan measures 49 inches by 66 inches and was crocheted in medium weight yarn [4] with a 6 mm (J) crochet hook.

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Mini Filet Police Box Pattern

The Mini Filet Police Box Blanket by Sandra Petit measures 26 inches by 31 inches in size. You will need medium weight yarn [4] and a 5.5 mm (I) hook. The chart is provided as an image on Ravelry.

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Filet Mesh Baby Blanket Pattern

The Filet Mesh Baby Blanket by Laura Eccleston measures 30 inches by 50 inches and is crocheted with medium weight yarn [4] and a 5.5 mm (I) hook. Instructions on how to resize the pattern are also included.

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Which Way Filet Crochet Blanket Pattern

The Which-Way Filet Crochet Blanket Pattern from Fiber Spider is available as a YouTube Video. The finished blanket is lovely and would make a great baby blanket.

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Filet Heart Crochet Baby Blanket

Created with a filet heart square (designed by Donna Mason-Svara), this filet blanket was constructed with 35 Filet Heart Afghan Squares. The squares are crocheted with DK Weight Yarn [3] and a 5 mm (H) hook and joined using a Flat Braid Join.

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9 Comments

  1. Hi Viola, Fiber Spider does not have a written pattern for that blanket. I reached out a year or 2 ago and asked if they’d like me to write one up for them but they never responded. You could try reaching out to them to ask them if they have it written anywhere. It may even be in the comments on their YouTube Channel somewhere – sometimes viewers add the written instructions as comments when there are none available. All the best, Rhondda

  2. Where can I find a written pattern for any which way filet baby blanket?

  3. Hi Jo, I messaged him to ask if I could write it up for him but he never responded. Fingers crossed he chooses to say yes 🙂 All the best, Rhondda

  4. I am very interested in a written pattern as well. If one is found, I would look forward to it. I have made one afghan by following the video, but I don’t always have a computer accessible.

  5. Hi Louise, I’ve messaged Fiber Spider to ask if he’d like me to create a written version for him. If he says yes, then I will do this. Thank you, Rhondda

  6. i cant follow videos for the life of me. is there any way to get a written pattern for the forever which way blanket