Crochet Master Class – Woven Crochet – part 1

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I am so excited, the day has finally arrived!!!! All previous projects are finished and I am now ready for my first adventure in the “Crochet Master Class” book.

I have decided to work the projects in order of skill level. The Princess of Wales Memorial Tartan using the Woven technique is the only crochet item in the entire book that is at a beginner level. (Projects which are for first time crocheters using basic stitches and minimal shaping) I thought it would be a good one to start with, and besides, it is not so intimidating as some of the others seventeen projects.

I am a very detailed person (ask my family) so the first thing I did was look up the word tartan to see what it meant.

Tartan: Any of numerous textile patterns consisting of stripes of varying widths and colors crossed at right angles against a solid background, each forming a distinctive design worn by the members of a Scottish clan. In other words a Tartan is a pattern of Criss-cross horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colors. (see picture above that is taken from the Crochet Master Book)

After looking over the pattern I observed that if you are the one who enjoys working dc you will love creating one of these. The first part of this pattern basically is a crochet filet mesh base that is made up of several different colors. The filet pattern consist of a dc (Double Crochet ) and ch (The Chain Stitch) crochet in a pattern to form the Filet Mesh.

I am posting a link for a tutorial on how to crochet a filet mesh (Filet – Open Mesh Spaces).

I am really looking forward to starting the filet mesh base this week. The pattern calls for a sequence of seven colors that will be used to make up the plaid pattern that the Tartan Afghan will call for.

After the mesh is completed I will be moving on to the next level of weaving the yarn through the mesh. This will be my first experience with doing this particular technique. I am really excited about trying crocheting projects that are in unexplored territory for me.

What are some new crocheting techniques or stitches that you are working on or would like to try? Would love to hear from you.

Until next week, keep those hooks flying.

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About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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12 Responses to Crochet Master Class – Woven Crochet – part 1

  1. LeeAnne says:

    This is great I love the tartan blanket and thank you for the explanation of the filet crochet, it sounds simple the way you put it so maybe I can figure it out. There is a filet crochet bookmark I wanted to do but couldn’t figure out the filet hopefully now I can. Thanks again.

  2. LeeAnne – I am so please you enjoy the post. A book mark is good piece to start with. Small enough not to be overwhelming but still enough to teach you the stitch. the filet is a wonderful stitcih, once you learn it I have a feeling you will be using it a lot. If you need any help please email. I would be glad to help you.

  3. carlymau says:

    wow, that is beautiful! I’m not anywhere near this skill level yet, but it certainly gives me something to aim for!

  4. The beauty of the Woven technique is the looks hard but is actually easy to do. The first step is crocheting a filet mesh. Once that is completed you take your yarn and weave it in and out of the mesh. I will not be posting the pattern (copy right laws) but I will be writing about my experinces with the weaving. After looking at your crocheting post, I could easily see you crocheting one of these. But I do agree with you it is beautiful.

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  7. Donna Mahony says:

    how do you graft out your colors, I love your blog

  8. The process is done by weaving a long crochet chain in and out of a Filet Mesh. I had a lot of fun crocheting it, but it is a lot of work. The two project I crochet were Plaid Winner and The Woven Crochet – Part 2.

  9. Deborah says:

    Is there a pattern for the plaid tartan?

  10. Pamela says:

    This pattern is from the book Crochet Masters Class.

  11. Joni Latham says:

    My mother-in-law passed away a year ago and when going through her things, I found a filet crochet with 2 rows woven in. Of course could not find the pattern but was curious as to how you finished the woven in ends. On the 2 rows she had completed she had used needle and thread to tack them to the end dc. Is that what you would suggest?

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