Filet Crochet: Lacet and Long Mesh

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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

Two lacets over four normal-sized meshes



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

Two long meshes over two lacets

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