## Introduction: Filet Crochet Name Doily

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Graph paper

Pencil

#10 crochet thread (white or ecru work best but you can use any color)

Size #7 crochet hook

Scissor

Alphabet pattern (there are loads of alphabet patterns free on the internet)

Terms:

Ch(s) – Chain(s)

dc - Double Crochet (US term, outside the US it is called tc, triple crochet)

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Rows 4 etc: read the pattern for the next row from the bottom up, filling any square with an X with 2 dc, and any empty squares with ch2. Each square consists of 3 stitches. The first dc stitch for that square and then 2 more stitches, to either fill or leave open the square. The first dc of the next square also serves as the last dc of the previous square. Because of the size of each letter, not every letter takes the same number of rows to create, (compare I and W).

When you have completed the first letter, the next two rows will be repeats of row #2.

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Once one end is done, tie off and weave in the thread end.

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Thank for sharing, your work is beautiful

Do you any other suggestions on where to fine a "printed copy" of Your Name & More? Amazon is out of stock and may not get it instock. All I have been able to find are digital download and I have no to print nor do I know anyone with a printer. Any assistance you can give will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

I really don't know how to help you on this. I have my Mother's copy of this book. Maybe you have a friend, neighbor or relative who would be able down load and copy this book for you. I usually go to my daughter for computer help. Hope this helps.

Can you explain how to start crocheting on the second end, like how to attach more thread and get started? I'm new to this and having so much fun with it!

The end you are starting on has the back side of the original chain, so just put the hook in the first back loop of the chain draw the thread through, hook the thread and the tail together (as if it were 1 thread) and chain 3. Now the tail is tied into the first dc, dc the next 3 stitches and follow the open box pattern across. Then follow the pattern. Hope that helps.

## 24 Comments

What do you do if you have a letter that is more than nine squares high...I have one that is 15 how do you figure out how many to crochet for the beginning chain. thanks.

Sorry it took so long, my life has been crazy the last long while. the pattern is started with 3 chains per letter box. So 15 high would be 45 chains and then 10 more boxes (5 on each end) so 30 more total of 75 chain stitches plus 2 more for the turn. Then the next row the boxes are created, by first box 3ds, next box is 1ds and 2 chains, repeat across until you reach the end and then count the boxes to make sure you have the 25 boxes you need, then 4dc for the last box.

Thank You for sharing this information. I have the book on name doilies but for the life of me cannot find it and needed desperately for wedding gift at the end of the month. Your help is greatly appreciated! <3

I am so excited to find this pattern. I have been wanting to make an updated version of a family one I have seen. Thank you for a pattern that is easy to understand. I can't wait to get started! You're a doll.

I am making this now. Haven't crocheted with fine thread in 30+ years. So far this pattern is easy to follow. Can't wait to finish. Thank you

Welcome, thanks for commenting.

is the 66 chain for the one you did for the name stone? if the name is longer do you chain more and in what increments 3 or 5?

The 66 chains goes from top to bottom, then bottom to top as you turn you project. So when you read the pattern you start in the upper left hand corner follow it down to the bottom the first row of the first letter and then turn, and start the next row from the bottom of the same letter. Repeat until the first letter is done. Add 2 rows of holes for spacing and start the second letter, making sure the top of the second letter is on the same side as the top of the first letter. To make a longer name, write out your pattern and start with the first letter, and work your way though until you are done with the name, done letter at a time. I always add 5 empty squares on top of each row and 5 more empty square at the bottom of each row. Look closely at the finished product and you will see what I mean. Decorations are added after the name is complete. There are other ways to do it, this one is the easiest and even fastest one out there. Good luck. Thanks for asking.

what letter is size #7 crochet hook ?

A size 7 metal crochet hook is 1.5mm. It has no letter. It is pretty small, the smallest being a 00 or 0.5mm. Hope this helps.

I chose not to do the premium, and it will not let me download. now you have my info I'd like what you promised ....

Also, FYI: I personally have no info about you other than your screen name.

What did I promise? I have searched this whole web sight for something were you asked and I promised, and I can't find it, also please back it up with documentation, so that this old women will completely understand. Wait for your reply.

i got everything until I started to make my c it doesn't look right. what can I do

figured it out just had to practice and count. thank you

Can you post a picture here so that I can see what is happening. I will watch for your picture. Filet crochet is like counted cross stitch, You need to keep track of where you are in your pattern and keep your counting in place. You may need to pull out a couple of rows to the place where your problem started and correct your mistake. Also practice helps a lot. I have made over 100 of these and I still make mistakes and have to go back to where the mistake is and correct it. Hope this helps/

Hello. I am very new to crochet. If i have a 11 square letter top to bottom how many chains do i need to start out with?

It can be hard to track down the books on this, for those interested, you can email the lady that runs this shop and set up an order: http://www.countryyarns.com/

Thanks for sharing!

Hi I was wondering where I can find the free Alphabet patterns online? or what one do u recommend ? thank you