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Crochet Sample Swatch Interlocking crochet – Double Filet Crochet – Intermeshing Crochet

This design uses the technique of intermeshing crochet – double filet crochet, and is intended for a 20×20 inch throw pillow/cushion. The sample swatch represents one quarter of the overall design, and was not only necessary to determine the ultimate size of the finished project, but also to work out the pattern for the design. This proved a lot easier that I had originally thought it would be.

The above design chart was adapted from an old hand drawn copy of the chart shown below. I am unaware of the origin of the old chart.

My sample swatch measures 10¼”x10” (not blocked). I used a 4mm crochet hook and Double Knitting yarn, left over from a previous projects.

This design is reversible.

 



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Crochet Geometric Design – Interlocking crochet – Double Filet Crochet – Intermeshing Crochet

I have once again been experimenting with geometric designs using the technique of intermeshing –double filet crochet. The inspiration for the above design came from the chart below, which I found in a box of old charts. I think it was a machine knitting chart at one time.

In my opinion, the experiment has turned out very well, and I intend to use the design to make an Afghan. But I think this would also be a great design for a throw cushion/pillow.

My sample swatch measures 19.5” X 13” I used a 4.mm crochet hook and DK yarn left over from a previous projects. Unfortunately, I ran out of black yarn and had to substitute navy yarn in order to complete the design.

This design is reversible.

 



 

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Crochet Fleur de Lis Motif – Intermeshing Crochet – Double Filet Crochet – Interlocking Crochet

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The inspiration for this motif came from the clip art below.

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https://openclipart.org/download/217124/fleur-de-lis_stylized.svg

side B

This motif is relatively simple to do, but can be repeated to give a really nice border, as below.

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or all-over design as below.

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To make my motif:

Yarn Type: DK Acrylic in colours black and honey, both left over from a previous project.

Needle Type: UK size 4.00mm crochet hook.

Method: as below.
Abbreviations

dcif (double crochet worked in the front post)
dcib (double crochet worked in the back post)
ch (chain)
dc (double crochet)

Foundation Row Col B: Work a row of filet mesh consisting of 17 cells, place last loop on stitch holder and set aside
Foundation Row Col A:Work a row of filet mesh consisting of 18 cells

Place colour A layer on top of colour B layer, with working yarn of both pieces to the right (I usually hold the two layers together in the middle with a split ring stitch marker as this stops the pieces twisting)

Row 1 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 7 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 9 times.

Row 1 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 8 times.

Turn work

Row 2 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 7 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 9 times.

Row 2 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 8 times.

Turn work

Row 3 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, ch1, dcif in next dc,ch1, dcib in next dc, ch1, dcif in next dc, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 7 times.

Row 3 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 6 times.

Turn work

Row 4 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 7 times.

Row 4 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 7 times.

Turn work

Row 5 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 7 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 6 times.

Row 5 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 8 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times.

Turn work

Row 6 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 7 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 6 times.

Row 6 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 6 times.

Turn work

Row 7 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc 3 times, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times.

Row 7 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 14 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice.

Turn work

Row 8 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc 4 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, ch1, dcif in next dc, ch1, dcib in next dc, ch1, dcif in next dc, ch1, dcib in next dc, ch1, dcif in next dc, ch1, dcib in next dc, ch1, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice.

Row 8 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice,*[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, ch1, dcif in next dc.

Turn work

Row 9 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, ch1, dcif in next dc, ch1, dcib in next dc, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice.

Row 9 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 8 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, ch1, dcib in next dc.

Turn work

Row 10 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc 6 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, ch1, dcif in next dc, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice.

Row 10 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice.

Turn work

Row 11 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc 4 times, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc 3 times, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times.

Row 11 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc 3 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc 4 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times.

Turn work

Row 12 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc twice, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc 5 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc 4 times.

Row 12 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc 6 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 6 times.

Turn work

Row 13 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 7 times.

Row 13 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 6 times.

Turn work

Row 14 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 7 times.

Row 14 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 6 times.

Turn work

Row 15 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 7 times.

Row 15 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 7 times.

Turn work

Row 16 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 8 times.

Row 16 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 8 times.

Turn work

Row 17 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 7 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 9 times.

Row 17 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 16 times.

Turn work

Row 18 final row 13 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 17 times. Fasten off.


 

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Crochet Sample Swatch – Interlocking crochet – Intermeshing Crochet – Double Filet Crochet

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This is my latest chart experiment. I can’t remember where I first saw this design, but I used it to make a knitted shopping bag some years ago. Recently, I came across the design again and decided to make another bag, but this time using the technique of intermeshing crochet/double filet crochet, as I thought this would produce a more sturdy bag.

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Side B

orig

Original chart

I used the original to created an amended chart that I could work from, but I deliberately omitted the first and last cell of each row of the design from my swatch, as I was not sure that I would have enough yarn to complete the design.

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Amended Chart

The basic design was quite easy to tweak and the resulting swatch, which although much chunkier-looking than the original knitted version, is very nice. I have now decided not to make the shopping bag, but thought I would share the sample swatch with you.



 

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Crochet sample swatch – Interlocking crochet – Intermeshing Crochet – Double Filet Crochet

MoneyShot

This lovely design was adapted from a small piece of hideous gold and black coloured 60’s/70’s wall paper, that I recently discovered while stripping a wall. Apart from the colour, the design is almost exactly the same, although the shapes on the wallpaper tended to be a bit more pointed. Interlocking Crochet /Intermeshing Crochet /Double Filet Crochet is based on cells/boxes, therefore sharp pointed shapes are usually only seen on the back of the fabric(side B). The fabric is reversible.

SideB

The design is almost a collection of diamonds. In fact, in order to create a chart to work from, I placed three diamond shaped charts end to end. Then, I made slight changes to the size of each part of the design, by adding and removing cells where necessary in order to make smaller motif fit.

ColBchart            ColAchart

Once worked out, the design was very easy to follow and I think it turned out pretty well.

 

To make my sample motif:
Yarn Type: Unknown amounts of Double knitting yarn, left over from a previous projects, in colours Blue and White.
Needles: 4.00mm crochet hook.
Method: Work a foundation row of 31 cells in colour A and 30 cells in colour B, and follow the charts.

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2015 in crochet, Double filet, Interlocking, Intermeshing

 

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Sample swatch Houndstooth design – Interlocking crochet – Intermeshing Crochet – Double Filet Crochet

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I have been trying to come up with a design that looks like houndstooth, using the technique of intermeshing crochet / interlocking crochet. Some of my results have not exactly come close to true houndstooth, but this one is pretty good, so I thought I’d share it!
As usual for intermeshing crochet, the fabric is reversible. However, there are two different designs, one on each side of the swatch.

HTB
I found a really good tutorial on how to weave the simplest version of houndstooth known as pinwheel and puppytooth https://liliandmums.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/how-to-weave-the-houndstooth-pattern/
I then created a chart based on the woven cloth to work from. I did not realise that I had reversed the motif, until after I had worked the swatch!

HT1

 

I also created a chart for a larger version of the design…

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I think the larger version of the design would be great on a blanket/Afghan.

This sample is worked over 32 cells col A , 31 cells col B, in 4 ply acrylic using 3mm hook, and measures 8” X 7” (not blocked). Should I work this design again, I think I will use a larger hook, as I tend to work quite tightly.

 

 



 

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Edging Motif – Intermeshing Crochet – Double Filet Crochet – Interlocking crochet

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I am currently working on a design idea for another Afghan using the technique of Intermeshing Crochet/Double filet Crochet/Interlocking Crochet; I prefer this technique as it produces a totally reversible fabric which is perfect for Afghans or Blankets.

In my yarn stash I have a full cone of 4 ply machine knitting yarn in what the label describes as caramel colour. However, it looks more like a pinky beige. Not the most exciting colour I’ve seen, and it will really need a bold design to liven it up. I think a chocolate/cocoa brown colour would be most appropriate for the second yarn colour.

I had an intended to try a “Greek key” type design as a surrounding edge to a less formal inner main body design for the Afghan. I have not got very far with the design for the main body as yet, but I have decided not to go with the Greek key idea. Instead, I’m going to use the “cross” part of a “noughts and crosses” design I have also been working on for some time as the surround ( most of the time I have a few design ideas either partially executed or floating around in my mind) …..

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The basic chart used for the “X” motif…..

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Each individual motif is worked over 9 cells (10 dc’s).

Obliviously, you will need to multiply the number of motifs in accordance with the size Afghan required. But as the intended surrounding edge, it would look something like this…………

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Now, all I have to do is come up with a design idea for the main body of the Afghan!


 

 

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