Sunday, September 12, 2010

Papel Picado Filet Crochet Chart

I was inspired by the Mexican folk art of Papel Picado. I made this last year with the intentions to make many more in several colors and hang them all lined up by this year, but this was too ambitious. Rather than wait another Fall season to present my chart, I decided to post this having only done one.

  • D Hook
  • 1 Skein Aunt Lydia's Classic Crochet (Size 10), or other lace/thread weight

This isn't a pattern, per se, but a chart. If you don't know how to do filet crochet there are plenty of resources online to learn. Each white square on the chart represents an open mesh, each purple represents a filled mesh.

When I completed the filet pattern, I did single crochet all the way around, and then a 7 double crochet shell on 3 of the sides.

If you're not up for hanging them, you could also do the shell pattern all the way around and use them as placemats.