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Hi, my name is Nancy, and I live in Texas. I enjoy knitting, crocheting and the occasional counted cross-stitch, reading, biking, and my cats. My latest thing is going to be trying to learn filet crochet and to crochet a name doily.

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((((Welcome!

Wow on the name doily in filet. Our last name is Ridenhour-McHenry and I found a crafter on Ebay making them and ordered ours! ((;

Filet crochet is neat and I wish you well!!

We have 38 animals here on the acreage and love them all. @@
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HisGrace said:
Hi, my name is Nancy, and I live in Texas. I enjoy knitting, crocheting and the occasional counted cross-stitch, reading, biking, and my cats. My latest thing is going to be trying to learn filet crochet and to crochet a name doily.

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Names, or anything in filet is easier than you would think. The work is in setting it up.
1.draw or write your design.
2. use graph paper to make a neat copy. For letters and numerals, use block letters, like the digital characters used on low pixel computer screens-or digital watches. [EVERY English letter can be easily drawn using a squared figure 8!]
3. Plan whether the design will be the closed filet squares- traditional, or the open -lots more stitches but can be more dramatic.
4. Assemble your materials, do a test swatch to verify gauge; make any adjustments.
5. Make it
6. Enjoy
I have done large shawls, small items, but since I have given them as gifts, I do not have pictures to share. That is the one piece of advice I would give anyone: photograph your work before sending it out into the world.
 
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