Saturday, August 7, 2010

Filet Crochet - White Mesh Vest

This one's my all-time favorite (also mentioned in my other blog). I actually worked this pattern thrice - in different colors. Some have asked me for the pattern several times (I don't mind sharing, bcoz I would never have this Jacket if Vrinda aunty had not shared this with me) but unfortunately, this one's a kind of crochet where you need to go by the instructions down to the T.

Unlike the Catherine Wheel pattern which had just 5 rows of instructions, in this one, each row is unique and the instructions are quite lengthy. That's when I created the below graph to make it simpler.


  • The jacket starts from the Top Left corner (marked an arrow).
  • Plz ignore the border edging done around the vest, that's done after finishing the vest. The border edging does not include the lower scalloped shape.
  • Follow the diagram vertically starting from top left.
  • The stitches used are the basic Chain, Single Crochet, Double Crochet & Treble Crochet
  • To begin, ch 51. DC in 4th ch from hook, work 1 dc each in next 2 dc. Ch 6, skip 6 ch. sc in each of next 5 ch. Ch 6...
  • Please refer diagram for complete instructions.
  • The mesh pattern is worked with a gap of 2 ch.
  • For the long stitch that appears as a line from the center of the flowers is worked in Treble Crochet.
  • To create the steps like lower edging, add 6 ch, work dc in 4th ch, followed by dc in 5th & 6th ch.
  • To begin the part around armholes, add chain, count 3ch per cell (as per diagram).
  • Edging is worked in 3 rows of SC.
  • The front edges may be either stitched together or buttons could be added.
Also, in the diagram ignore the part marked in red - that creates extra long arm holes.
I know, these instructions may not help much, but I hope the diagram lays a framework to create a similar jacket.

This jacket would require around 150 grams of wool.


  1. This is amazing Shilpa! I love how the motif is used as edging, it really brings it out beautifully! Very clear chart - I know how tricky it is to draw one.

  2. Its really nice Shilpa..Even I want to learn this from you..:)

  3. Hi Shilpa..thanks for the beautiful vest pattern.
    Would you happen to have this in written words.
    I can read charts but sometimes have problems..and the written words help me.



  4. Having trouble with reading chart. Are there written instructions?

  5. What size hook/yarn did you use?

  6. I used 6mm crochet hook and 4ply wool.


  7. What size do your pattern instructions fit? Measurements perhaps.