Filet crochet is one of the most traditional crochet surfaces. It works for nearly any garment, is soft and flowing, and is easy to create. I chose filet crochet for this raglan-shaped, collared cardigan to gain an elegant, timeless feel.
This filet crochet cardigan is worked from the neck down. It features picot edging, and flowing front pieces. A collared style can be worn open, or closed with either buttons or a brooch. Light and soft, this style works for any season. Made with cotton, it is perfect for warm summer evenings. Crocheted from a wool blend, it will keep you warm during the harshest winter.
This is a recipe-style pattern. It includes a phototutorial on how to construct the cardigan, and offers instructions in three sizes (S-L). However, since the style can be altered, the pattern only offers guidelines on row count. The style can be made short or long, with wide or narrow front pieces, and with short or long sleeves.
Both the blue and the black filet crochet cardigan is made with recycled, sport-weight yarn. For the black version in size S, I used 300 grams of light cotton. The amount of yarn needed depends on the length of both hem and sleeve, and the width of front pieces. Any kind of sport weight yarn will work for this pattern as long as the gauge matches.
The pattern is written in Finnish and English, all in the same download (size 2,4Mt).
Basic Skills Necessary:
- Work with recipe-style patterns
- Basics of crochet
4″ x 4″ = 12 dc x 7 rows
Sizing / Finished Measurements:
- 4mm/US6 hook