Filet Crochet: Lacet and Long MeshBy Candace – Be the first to comment
In filet crochet, two commonly used meshes are the lacet or Fancy Mesh and the Long Mesh. Both of these meshes are longer than the basic mesh stitches. In a pattern that uses a 4-stitch mesh, these stitches are made over 7 stitches (2 outer stitches, 5 inner stitches–the equivalent of 2 meshes).
The lacet is made as follows: Ch 3, skip 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in next st
To start a row with a lacet: Ch 6, skip 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in next st
The lacet is often accompanied by a long mesh (as opposed to two spaces).
To make a long mesh: Ch 5, skip 5 sts, dc in next st
To start a row with a long mesh: Ch 8, skip 5 sts, dc in next st
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