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filet crochet pattern...the last supper
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Nov 30, 2011 06:45:49   #
stitchedhen
 
Hi all---Being a long-time crocheter and knitter, I've only been interested in small projects or anything short-term. Recently I've had an interest in filet crochet and have stacks of leaflets, booklets, and patterns I inherited from my mom. One of them is a copy of a vintage Laura Wheeler pattern for The Last Supper and very well designed, circa 1930s. Mom was an avid crocheter and knitter and could stitch up anything at all at whim, unlike me. I'd like to give this pattern a go though I know it will be time-consuming and labor intense for me. Would appreciate any tips before I get started, such as the size (or best) crochet yarn and hook to use. The pattern doesn't come with any instructions, only the blocks pictured on the pattern itself. Thanks!
 
Nov 30, 2011 13:47:30   #
e.ridenh
 
stitchedhen wrote:
Hi all---Being a long-time crocheter and knitter, I've only been interested in small projects or anything short-term. Recently I've had an interest in filet crochet and have stacks of leaflets, booklets, and patterns I inherited from my mom. One of them is a copy of a vintage Laura Wheeler pattern for The Last Supper and very well designed, circa 1930s. Mom was an avid crocheter and knitter and could stitch up anything at all at whim, unlike me. I'd like to give this pattern a go though I know it will be time-consuming and labor intense for me. Would appreciate any tips before I get started, such as the size (or best) crochet yarn and hook to use. The pattern doesn't come with any instructions, only the blocks pictured on the pattern itself. Thanks!
Hi all---Being a long-time crocheter and knitter, ... (show quote)

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Probably a bedspread #10 thread, Hen or:

No. 50 crochet cotton and No. 14 steel hook, Skinny stuff, though. Or:

Mercerized crochet cotton and No. 8 steel hook - I'd be using this one and I believe it is a #10.

Do you know how much thread to purchase.....?

Donna Rae
Nov 30, 2011 19:26:00   #
Pocahontas (a regular here)
 
I can't imagine doing that. My stepmother who recently passed away made a huge one and also one of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemene. I was totally in awe of all the work and time that went into it.
Nov 30, 2011 22:52:38   #
StitchDesigner
 
stitchedhen wrote:
Hi all---Being a long-time crocheter and knitter, I've only been interested in small projects or anything short-term. Recently I've had an interest in filet crochet and have stacks of leaflets, booklets, and patterns I inherited from my mom. One of them is a copy of a vintage Laura Wheeler pattern for The Last Supper and very well designed, circa 1930s. Mom was an avid crocheter and knitter and could stitch up anything at all at whim, unlike me. I'd like to give this pattern a go though I know it will be time-consuming and labor intense for me. Would appreciate any tips before I get started, such as the size (or best) crochet yarn and hook to use. The pattern doesn't come with any instructions, only the blocks pictured on the pattern itself. Thanks!
Hi all---Being a long-time crocheter and knitter, ... (show quote)


If there is some way you could get a copy of it to me, I'll have a go.
Dec 1, 2011 04:46:26   #
stitchedhen
 
Doesn't give the amount to use though I would think more than several balls would do. I have some in my stash that hasn't been used, so I can gauge by the test.

When working with crochet threads, I've heard the steel hooks are better to use than the aluminum types. I've got one of those very old steel hook that comes with those little matching caps, a size 4 but too small for what I need.
Waddya think? Thanks!
Dec 1, 2011 06:04:54   #
madidolly
 
Most of the work like this, I've done with #10 thread and steel hook #7. This is what I would start with since there is no other guide for you to go by.
 
Dec 1, 2011 06:16:45   #
gladyscat
 
I love to do filet crochet and most often use #10 bedspread cotton and size 7 steel crochet hook. Rather than buying lots of balls of bedspread cotton, I buy cones of thread from places like Herrschner's or Mary Maxim. The cost is much better than buying individual balls, and there are no knots when tying on a new ball. If you are making copies of the pattern for The Lord's Supper, I would gladly pay expenses to get one, too.
Dec 1, 2011 06:25:59   #
SherryAngel
 
I believe I have that pattern. I will try to find it today and let you know what info I have on it.
Dec 1, 2011 06:40:55   #
WolfDreamer
 
I've done the Last Supper filet crochet...from a very old pattern book of my grammas. Might be the same one.

I used #10 (bedspread weight) mercerized cotton, and a size 7 steel hook.

It produced just the perfect sized DC to keep the stitches just firm enough to result in nearly perfectly square blocks. :D
Dec 1, 2011 08:40:06   #
vmmartin
 
My mother done the Lord's Supper and the Lord's Prayer. They both took size 50 or number 50 crochet thread and a size 14 steel crochet hook. The finished size of the Lord's Prayer was 24x36 inches and the Lord's Supper was 25x46 1/2 inches. If done in size 10 thread it will be much bigger. The Lord's Supper took 20 (150 yds) ball , The Lord's Prayer took 5 balls, but remember this is size 50 or number 50 thread.
Dec 1, 2011 12:00:49   #
SherryAngel
 
I found my Laura wheeler pattern for "The Last Supper"

Material Requirements:

17 (150 yard) balls of No. 50 Mercerized Crochet Cotton and a No. 14 steel crochet hook
Gauge: 6 spaces = 1 inch
6 rows = 1 inch
Finished size - 25" x 35"

OR

9 (500 yard) skeins of Mercerized Crochet and Knitting Cotton and a No. 8 steel crochet hook
Gauge: 4 spaces = 1 inch
4 rows = 1 inch
Finished size - 38" x 52"

Have fun it's a beautiful pattern.
 
Dec 1, 2011 12:23:11   #
Garnet
 
I would like to have a pattern, too. I have a smaller size of it and hard to see.

There was a friend of ours that crocheted it and it hangs in the basement of his church. It is large -- about 3'x5' but it is beautiful.

My pattern tells me how much thread - #10 and Size 7 crochet hook.
Dec 1, 2011 12:33:39   #
SherryAngel
 
http://www.lacis.com/catalog/
Lacis publications online catalog

This is where I ordered mine from. They have two different ones. I ordered both. They were only $3.00 each. The service was great. They have a lot of patterns.
Dec 2, 2011 07:42:53   #
stitchedhen
 
Thanks all for your help! It will make starting the project much easier with all your tips and suggestions.
Dec 2, 2011 16:36:02   #
CherylD
 
Thanks for the website for the Lacis Publications. Placed my order. I'm currently working on the 23rd Psalm. Won't have it ready this Christmas. Hopefully for next Christmas. Want to have a few different Filet Crochet done for next year & framed for gifts. We'll see if I can get it accomplished. I've also got about 5 other projects (easier ones) in the works, too. Seems I always have several projects going @ once. I guess then I don't run out of things to do. Pretty much keeps me out of trouble anyway.
I tend to make a copy of the pattern I'm working on & can take it with me so I don't lose the original. Then if I want to mark it up for the row I'm working on, I don't mark up the original. Sometimes have used sticky notes to keep track of the rows I've worked, too.
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