Thursday, December 1, 2016

A Filet Crochet Tablecloth, Because, Why Not

It's one of those times again.  You know the ones.  Where there's too many things to do and not enough time to go around.  Add to the mix intermittent temper-tantrums from a person or person un-named, a neurotic cat that likes to eat clothing, and cold nights with a toddler that refuses to acknowledge blankets, and it's safe to say not much is getting done around here.

With holiday preparation in full tilt,  I decided to go back into my archives and pull out one of my filet patterns.  I find that doing filet is mindless enough to help me relax, but I design the patterns complicated enough to hold my attention.  To make up for the events surrounding this pattern's debut I gave it a really long name.

So may I present the Celtic Squared Key Center Tablecloth crochet pattern.  The pattern makes it look like the tablecloth is square, but it finishes out as a rectangle.  I hope that you enjoy it.

If you would like a pdf of this pattern and have a Ravelry account, a copy can be found here.

If you would like to get a copy of the pattern from Etsy, it can be found here.

Feel free to change the yarn, gauge, or size to fit your needs.  Just please do not try to sell this pattern as your own.

If you have any problems that you think that I might be able to help you with, email me at .

Celtic Squared Key Center Tablecloth

(In Filet Crochet)

            5) Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread, Extra Fine Size 30, 500 yds, White
            1) Steel Crochet Hook, Size 11, 1.10 mm
·         Approximately 15.5 Squares x 21 Rows = 4” x 4”
Finished Size:
            35.5” (90.2 cm) Wide x 26” (66.0 cm) Long
·         Chart rows that are highlighted yellow are duplicate rows from a previous chart.
·         Remember, the last triple crochet stitch in a block is the first triple crochet stitch of the next block
·         All instructions are written in American crochet terminology.


Filet Crochet
Filled Square = 1 Treble Crochet Stitch through the top of the next 5 stitches from the previous row
Open Square = 1 Treble Crochet Stitch, Chain 3, skip 3 stitches of the previous row, 1 Treble Crochet Stitch in the next stitch of the previous row

·         Unfortunately, for ease of reading, the pattern had to be broken up over several pages.  The edges of each row and column are numbered and the section of the pattern is labelled with a header.  The sections are oriented as shown in the following table.  I would suggest, depending on your tastes, working along an entire row as you go along.  This will take you across a couple pattern pieces as you finish each line.  On the final page you will find the pattern in its entirety, but very small to fit on a single page.

Just the Beginning:
·         Base: Chain 553 + chain 4 (This will create a base chain of 553 and the chain 4 will be the first triple stitch of the wall of the first square.)
·         Row 1: Turn work, treble crochet into the sixth chain from the hook, treble crochet into the next 551 chains
·         Row 2: Chain 4, turn work, treble crochet into the second tr from the hook and into the next 551 tr, tr into the end ch 4

·         Row 3: Chain 4, turn work, treble crochet into the second tc from the hook and into the next 7 tr, (ch 3, skip 3 tr, tr in the next tr) x 134, tr in the next 7 tr, tr in the end ch 4
Chart A
Chart B
Chart C
Chart D
Chart E
Chart F
Chart G
Chart H
Chart I
Entire Chart