Over 30 Free Filet Crochet Patterns

Over 30 Free Filet Crochet Patterns

The filet crochet technique is a fun skill to add to your needlework arsenal.  We have collected resources to help you expand your horizons and make the most of your hooks and yarn.

What is Filet Crochet?

Filet crochet uses positive and negative space in block form to draw pictures. Using open chain spaces and double crochet blocks creates a lace fabric. The block structure is easily shown on a chart—perfect for those who sometimes struggle to keep their place in a pattern of written instructions.

To learn the basics of how to filet crochet, click the link for our helpful page.

What Can I Make with Filet Crochet?

Using crochet thread and a steel hook, you can make the “Boo” bookmark or the Filet Bookmark. (Scroll down to see the links to any filet crochet pattern mentioned here.)  Thread crochet is the traditional way to do filet crochet.  The Frilly Heart Coaster/Doily is another traditional thread pattern.  The Leaflet Wall Hanging pattern is a more ambitious project done in DK cotton and finished with fringe at the bottom—a real conversation piece for your living room!

Using larger hooks and yarn, this technique also makes larger projects such as the Kehlani Throw or the Half-Moon Rug in super bulky yarn—ideal for a last-minute gift.  The Filet Dinosaur Baby Blanket uses finer yarn and shows filet can be used for more than just floral lace patterns!

Can I Make Wearable Items with Filet Crochet?

We’re glad you asked!  See the links below for a Forte Filet Tee or the Cloud Catcher Pullover you can wear with jeans or a skirt.  Shawl patterns for filet crochet are easy to do and fun:  Butterfly Shawl, 3-Way Infinity Shawl, and Crescendo Filet Wrap are just a few of the shawl patterns we collected.

Accessories are another place where filet crochet shows off its versatility.  Make a mesh Market Bag for grocery shopping—the mesh stretches to hold all your purchases. If you prefer a large tote bag (great for a day at the beach or at school) take a look at the Filet Crochet Bag.

Gift Ideas in Filet Crochet

For a dog lover, check out the Beagle Filet chart. Yes, it is a detailed silhouette of a noble hound dog. You can crochet it for a friend or for yourself.

Crazy Flowers in a Vase is a traditional floral pattern that makes a rectangular doily.  It would be a nice housewarming gift. Other items for the kitchen include the Heart Jar Cozy and the Hexagon Diamond Coasters.

Once you master the simple techniques and chart reading of filet crochet, you will be hooked.  Use your skills to create for yourself and those you love.   Hint: spread the love by making shawls or blankets for a convalescent home or hospital.  Be sure to check with the facility to find out what is needed.  Bookmarks (and books) can brighten the day for a person who is housebound, too. Your skills are a gift to be enjoyed and used.

Over 30 Free Filet Crochet Patterns

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3-Way Infinity Scarf

3-Way Infinity Scarf

This is a simple but elegant infinity scarf that you can crochet with the free instructions. Once Upon A Cheerio

Autumn Leaves Filet Crochet Shawl

On those chilly days or nights, this filet crochet shawl is a must-have. ABC Knitting Patterns

Beagle Filet

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This filet bookmark has a simple, lacy texture to it. Crochet Pattern Bonanza

Bunny Filet Blanket

Bunny Filet Blanket #ad

Enjoy this springtime free filet crochet blanket pattern with the bunny silhouettes. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Butterfly Filet Crochet

Lots of butterfly filet crochet motifs. My Crochet Pattern

Butterfly Shawl

Butterfly Shawl #ad

Create this beautiful butterfly in filet crochet with this free pattern from Yarnspirations. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Cloud Catcher Pullover

This top down crochet pattern uses a combination of filet crochet and bobbles stitches to produce a lacy pullover with raglan sleeves. DROPS Design

Crazy Flowers In a Vase Pattern

A free filet crochet pattern. Joyce's Crochet Joint

Crescendo Filet Wrap

Crescendo Filet Wrap #ad

Here is a pattern for a light and airy summer wrap. Affiliate Link to

Diamond Filet Crochet Blanket

Diamond Filet Crochet Blanket #ad

Enjoy crocheting this delightful free blanket pattern that stitches up quicking with baby blanket yarn. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Falling Leaves Granny Square

Here is an unconventional granny square pattern! This free granny square pattern features filet crochet leaves. You Should Craft

Filet Bookmark

Here is a simple to make bookmark pattern in the filet crochet technique. Nancy Hearne

Filet Crochet "Boo" Bookmark

Happily create this filet bookmark for Halloween using this free filet crochet pattern. Art Threads

Filet Crochet Bag

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Filet crochet up a bright and sunny crochet tote with this free pattern. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Filet Crochet Throw

Filet Crochet Throw #ad

This lovely crochet throw project has a vintage floral and heart-filled filet design. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Filet Dinosaur Baby Blanket

Filet Dinosaur Baby Blanket #ad

Dinosaur Roar! This lovely filet crochet project with a whimsical triceratops dinosaur motif is the perfect blanket for naptime or lying on the floor for tummy time. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Forte Filet Tee

Forte Filet Tee #ad

This tee features a triangular filet lace pattern in the back which gives the top a modern look. Affiliate Link to

Frilly Heart Coaster/Doily Pattern

A free heart coaster and/or doily pattern. Joyce's Crochet Joint

Half Moon Rug

I love the simplicity of this filet crochet design that uses super bulky yarn making it crochet up quickly. Premier Yarns

Heart Jar Cozy

This filet-crochet style heart pattern can be made as a decorative storage jar as cozy. Hooked On Patterns

Hew Sideway Shawl

Enjoy this free beginner friendly filet crochet pattern with lovely open peepholes. It’s fun and quick to make. Truly Crochet & Knit

Hexagon Diamond Coasters

This free coaster pattern uses the crochet filet method to create the diamond shapes. Made By Gootie

Kehlani Throw

Enjoy this free crochet pattern made with super bulky yarn that has lots of lovely filet crochet holes; so it stitches up quicker than expected. Premier Yarns

Leaflet Wall Hanging Pattern

Leaflet Wall Hanging Pattern #ad

This asymmetrical wall hanging is worked in rows, following a filet chart. Affiliate Link to

Market Bag

Market Bag #ad

Make a stunning filet crochet market bag for trips to the farmers’ market, outings to the beach, or to carry a few items around town. Affiliate Link to

Mesh Top

Enjoy making this light and airy filet top with a diamond motifs on the back. Designs By Key

Quilt Block Crochet Pillow

Quilt Block Crochet Pillow #ad

Here is a free filet pattern for a contemporary, quilt-inspired pillow worked by following the filet chart for the quilt block with the outside edges completed afterward. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Rose Bud Bookmark

This is the pattern for a filet crochet rose bud bookmark. Joyce's Crochet Joint

Rose Filet Triangle Shawl

Rose Filet Triangle Shawl #ad

Yarnspirations is the spot to find this classy triangle shawl with a rose motif. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Stardew Triangle Scarf

This is a cute, stylish, classic triangle scarf using only double and triple crochets. Definitely a must have classic in the spring and fall for dressing up a simple tee shirt and dress. You Should Craft

Summer Filet Crochet Shawl

Summer Filet Crochet Shawl

The summer shawl is an easy rectangle shawl crochet pattern with an open design that uses filet crochet. Christaco Design

Teddy Bear Square

Crocheted Teddy Bear Square - Finished size about 9" square. By Judith Prindle at Crochet Patterns Only

Zig Zagging Shawl

Zig Zagging Shawl #ad

Spice up your outfit by creating a shawl by doing filet crochet, double crochet, single crochet, and slip stitches. A free easy filet crochet pattern. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

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