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“Sample” Afghan – Intermeshing – Double Filet – Interlocking Crochet

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Intermeshing – Double Filet Crochet (AKA Interlocking crochet)

Having crocheted a sample of every design from Tanis Galik’s book “Interlocking Crochet”, I was left with an awful lot of swatches which took up a lot of space. I had unravelled quite a few of them to reuse the yarn, and was unravelling a particularly nice design when I had the idea to put together the swatches I had left (granny square style) to make an Afghan. My only problem was that the swatches were not of equal size, so I added plain double filet to each swatch to make them uniform in size before sewing them together. When they were all sewn together, I crocheted plain double filet around the whole piece to bring it all together.

Colours used are brown and beige.

The Afghan which measures 31” X 57” has turned out to be really nice; much better than I had expected.

The yarn used 4 Ply Acrylic for machine knitting and size 3.00mm crochet hook.



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Crochet Pineapple shawl

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Crocheted shawl

I love shawls and wraps and have quite a few readymade ones. I thought I’d quite like to have one that I made especially for myself. I have always liked the pineapple motif and thought it would be perfect for a shawl – I looked at a lot of designs and finally chose the Sidewalk Shawl designed by Kimberly K. McAlindin (http://www.redheart.com/search/apachesolr_search/sidewalk%20shawl). The original design, although beautiful, has a very casual look/feel. I wanted something with a more formal/delicate look that would be appropriate for evening wear. I decided to make the shawl with a few changes; the yarn, crochet hook size and the number of row repeats. I started it in April 2013 and hoped to have it finished it in time for Christmas. But once started, I could not put it down and three weeks later it was finished.

My shawl measures 75″ X 35″ (not including the fringe).

Colour: Sliver grey.

The yarn used is 4 Ply Acrylic for machine knitting and a size 3.00mm crochet hook.



 
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Posted by on December 19, 2013 in crochet, Shawl

 

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“Serendipity” (Honeycomb) – Intermeshing – Double Filet – Interlocking Crochet

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Intermeshing – Double Filet Crochet (AKA Interlocking crochet)

I had a vague memory of a design I used many years ago, during my table mat phase, based on a diamond shape (which I quite like). Whilst trying to work out this old design from memory, something went quite wrong and this little honeycomb design popped out instead; I think it’s quite nice.

This is just a sample; it’s size limited by the scrap yarn I had available.  I don’t know what I’m going to do with the design yet!!

The yarn used is 4 Ply Acrylic for machine knitting and size 3.75mm crochet hook.



 
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Posted by on December 15, 2013 in crochet, Double filet, Interlocking, Intermeshing

 

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My “Peppermint Passion” Afghan – Intermeshing – Double Filet – Interlocking Crochet

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Intermeshing – Double Filet Crochet (AKA Interlocking crochet)

Intermeshing is the technique of making two Filet Crochet Mesh Fabrics at the same time, so that that although they are structurally separate, they are permanently “intermeshed” with each other; the resulting fabric is stretchy and a little thicker than normal crochet. It is also possible to intermesh more than two Filet Mesh Fabrics.

I learned to intermesh double filet as a child, the technique was used to make table mats and I very soon became bored with it. Recently I decided to give intermeshing another try however, I found that the technique had been renamed “Interlocking Crochet” and the only designs I could find were in a book of the same name by Tanis Galik http://www.interlockingcrochet.com/ I bought the book and crocheted a sample of every design; it’s a very good book and I would recommend it to all beginners. I then came across a wonderful design by Kyle Calderhead http://gallery.bridgesmathart.org/exhibitions/2012-bridges-conference/kcalderhead which inspired me to try to create my own designs; I now find creating the design to be the most interesting part of any project.

This is my first design using the technique of Intermeshing – Double Filet and I am quite pleased with the Afghan which measures 35” X 64”.

The yarn used is 4 Ply Acrylic for machine knitting and size 3.75mm crochet hook. The colours used are “Peppermint” and “Bottle Green”.



 

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