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.


  1. thanks so much for sharing, I can't wait to give this pattern a try!

  2. Lovely, and thanks, Im going to do for the altar de muertos.

  3. Unusual theme for a filet, but I like it. I also like the idea of making these in different colors. :)
    Lee Ann H
    Crochet...Gotta Love It! Blog
    Crochet...Gotta Love It! Website (crochet names and rosary patterns)

  4. I would like to know are the open spaces DC or treble and are the three spaces in a row, are they DC or treble and any suggestions on how to read a chart I would really love to do this and learn thank you

  5. Thanks for pattern going to make for my granddaughter who is very into skulls. Just love it