New filet crochet pattern – Fall Leaves Table Runner! It’s easy to create beautiful seasonal images with filet crochet technique, so let’s crochet this decorative table runner.
WHAT IS FILET CROCHET?
Filet means ‘net’ or ‘mesh’ in French. Using just chains and double crochet stitches and following the image chart it’s easy to do. You will find the full Fall Leaves chart below in the written pattern section.
Filet crochet consists of two types of blocks or squares making up the grid: open blocks are made with two chains and one double crochet, and solid blocks are made with three double crochet stitches. The first block on each row starts with additional double crochet but from there it’s either ch2+dc (open) or dc3 (solid).
BLOCKING TABLE RUNNER
The table runner definitely needs blocking after you finish it. I usually make the piece wet, stretch it out on blocking mats and attach it with pins. I also spray some starch to give it extra firm shape. Let it dry completely before removing the pins.
VIDEO TUTORIAL OF FALL LEAVES TABLE RUNNER
WRITTEN PATTERN OF FALL LEAVES TABLE RUNNER
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I use Golo crochet thread size 10. Colors in tutorial are Bronze (color A), Brownish Red (color B) and Army Green (color C). One ball has 250 yards and one of each is enough for the table runner. Crochet hook is size 1.75 mm. With 87 rows of filet crochet and 3 rounds of edge my table runner measures about 22 inches long and 7.5 inches wide.
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Abbreviations: ch = chain dc = double crochet beg = beginning sl st = slip stitch dc2-cl = 2 double crochet cluster (=double crochet 2 together in same st) dc3-cl = 3 double crochet cluster (=double crochet 3 together in same st) sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
- With color A ch 71.
- Row 1 = (reading chart from right to left) dc in 8th ch from the hook (=beg open block), *ch 2, skip 2 ch, dc in next ch, repeat from* (22 open blocks).
- Row 2 = (reading chart from left to right) ch 5 and turn, dc in next dc (=beg open block), *ch 2 and dc in next dc, repeat from* 6 times (6 open blocks), dc 27 = 2dc in ch2-space, 1dc in next dc (9 solid blocks), *ch 2 and dc in next dc, repeat from* 4 times (4 open blocks), dc 3 (1 solid block), ch 2 and finish the row with last dc in 3rd ch of beg 8-ch.
- Row 3 = ch 5 and turn, dc in next dc (=beg open block), ch 2, skip 2 dc and dc in next dc (2 open blocks including beg block), dc 3 (1 solid block), ch 2 and dc in next dc (1 open block), dc 30 (10 solid blocks), *ch 2 and dc in next dc, repeat from* 8 times (8 open blocks), finish the row with last dc in 3rd ch of beg 5-ch.
- Row 4 = ch 5 and turn, dc in next dc, *ch 2 and dc in next dc, repeat from* 5 times (6 open blocks including beg block), (dc 2 in next ch2-space, dc in next dc) twice for 2 solid blocks, ch2, skip 2 dc and dc in next dc (1 open block), dc 24 (8 solid blocks), ch 2, skip 2 dc and dc in next dc (1 open block), dc 2 in next ch2-space, dc in next dc (1 solid block), ch2, skip 2 dc and dc in next dc, ch 2 and dc in next dc, ch 2 and finish the row with last dc in 3rd ch of beg 5-ch (3 open blocks).
- Keep following the chart until 87 rows are completed. Fasten off, cut off color A.
- Edge round 1 = join color B in upper right corner in middle ch of 5ch, ch 2 and dc in same ch (=beg dc2-cl), *ch 2, dc2-cl in next dc, repeat from* until next corner, (ch 2, in corner stitch dc2-cl + ch3 + dc2-cl), repeat from* until next corner) three times, finish the round with 2ch and dc2-cl in same ch as beg dc2-cl, ch 3, sl st in top of beg cluster. Fasten off, cut off color B.
- Edge round 2 = join color C in first ch2-space, ch 2 and (start dc in same space, leave last 2 loops on hook) twice, pull through 3 loops on hook (=beg dc3-cl), *ch 2, skip dc2-cl, dc3-cl in next ch2-space, repeat from* until ch3-space of corner, (ch 2, dc3-cl + ch4 + dc3-cl in ch3-space, repeat from* until next corner) three times, finish the round with 2ch and sl st in top of beg dc3-cl.
- Edge round 3 =
- on short side = in each ch2-space sc + ch3 + sc, skip dc3-cl
- in each corner = sc + ch3 + sc + ch3 + sc
- on long side = sc in next ch2-space, ch3, *sc2tog with 1st sc going in same space as last sc and 2nd sc going in next ch2-space (skipping dc3-cl), ch3, repeat from*
- in last ch2-space on long side before corner ch4-space finish sc2tog + ch3 + sc, then work in corner ch4-space sc + ch3 + sc + ch3 + sc
- after last corner, sc + ch3 + sc in next ch2-space, sl st in beg sc
- Fasten off, cut off color C.
- Weave in all ends, block the table runner.
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I purchased your fall leaves table runner pattern and when I printed the pattern the graph does not print the empty chain space bars to tell how many needs to be skipped. The graph parts does not show up and the numbers are way to small to see. Please advise of what I can do. It is easier for me to read from paper than looking on the website.
Hi Kathy, thank you for letting me know! I will send you a better version of the chart in email. Happy crocheting!