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This can be a dainty little vintage bowl cover. Reproduced from the "Handbook of Crochet, No. 2", Published by Needlecraft Publishing Company, c 1921. When choosing your beads make sure they are not so heavy that they crack your china bowls. This is a great piece to learn how to do basic filet crochet.
The original recommended thread for this bowl cover was a US Size 50 weight. The resulting bowl cover would have a very small mesh and be quite delicate in appearance. The pattern has been written based on a US Size 10 weight thread which makes the bowl cover large enough to cover a cereal bowl. The smaller your thread, the closer you will be to the original intent of the design.
This is a basic filet pattern rated as "beginner/easy". It does assume that you have pre-knowledge of filet crochet.
Stitches used: sl st, sc, ch, dc
Beads are optional.
The bowl cover pictured is covering a small wash basin bowl and is 15.5 inches square using the size 10 thread.
The gauge is to be square in your rows vs your columns.
350 yards of Lace weight
I have been crocheting for 40 years. It is a craft that I want to promote and encourage in everyone that loves to create. I especially like to bring the antique patterns and techniques forward in time and make them accessible to new crocheters.