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Offset Filet Net Crochet Stitch Tutorial

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The Offset Filet Net stitch is made entirely of double crochets and chains and produces a lovely lacy fabric. It’s a great stitch for all skill levels!

This easy crochet stitch would suit a variety of different yarn weights. I’ve used it to make a chunky cowl down to a lacy spring scarf

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All About the Offset Filet Net Crochet Stitch

I mentioned above that this crochet stitch is made entirely of double crochets and chains but let’s get into it a little more. Like most crochet stitches you’ll start out with your foundation chain. This can be any odd number (or if you want to get technical: multiple of 2 + 3 more).

Then you’ll double crochet, ch 1 and skip a stitch all the way across. This is your foundation or set up row. 

On the next row, you’ll be double crocheting in each ch-1 space from the previous row with a chain 1 between each double crochet like you did on row 1. That’s why this stitch works up so quickly! You are only crocheting into the chain spaces so you don’t have to take the time to find where to insert your hook. 

The offset filet net stitch is a one-row repeat, so you just repeat that last row you made until your piece is the size you want it. Easy peasy. 

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Offset Filet Net Crochet Stitch Instructions

Let’s try it out. Grab some yarn and your hook and we’ll get started. I’m using a worsted weight yarn from my stash and a 5mm hook. 

Abbreviations

  • ch(s): chain(s)
  • dc: double crochet
  • st(s): stitch(es)

Notes

  • Ch 4 counts as 1 dc + ch 1
  • this stitch is reversible
  • one-row repeat

Instructions

Ch an even number plus 3.

offset filet net crochet stitch

Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook (counts as 1 dc + ch 1), * ch1, skip 1 ch, dc in next, repeat from * until the end of the row, turn

offset filet net crochet stitch

Row 2: ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + ch1), skip 1 dc, *dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip 1 dc repeat until the end. Place 1 dc under (not through) the 4th turning ch. Turn.

Now just repeat row 2 until your piece reaches the desired size. Easy-Peasey.

I can’t wait to see what you make with this stitch!

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Have you tried this crochet stitch? What did you make?


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12 comments

  1. Maria J Winter says:

    This looks like a really good stitch. I made 11 scarves using the V stitch as Christmas presents last year and I think this may be what I use for next year. Very versatile and can be done whilst watching TV!

    I think the double crochet stitch is what we call a treble in the UK?

    Many thanks for the tutorial

    Maria x

    • Heather says:

      Your welcome Maria! I love stitches I can do while watching TV. Those are the most relaxing I think…You are definitely right about the US double being a treble in the UK. I’m sure your scarves will turn out fantastic. Happy crocheting. ☺

  2. Ace says:

    I am not sure what you mean by “under, not through, the 4th turning chain” ?? Is this after you turn and chain 4? And aren’t all the dc in the ch1 spaces “under, not through”? I was doing so good and got to this part and now i am completely confused at what you mean. Please help, thanks!

    • Heather says:

      Hi Ace so sorry it took me so long to respond, some how your comment got marked as spam! You will work the last dc of the row in the space created by the 4th turning chain of the previous row. What I meant by “under, not through” is to just work the dc in the space like you did for the ones in the ch 1 spaces and not through the loops. Does that help? .

  3. Heather says:

    Hi! This I heather and I just wanted to thank u for sharing u crochet patterns with us. And also thank u for explaining so well

  4. Rosina says:

    I would like to know more about the under the 4th chain. I’m not understanding it well, ( I ch 4 counts as 1 dc ch 1 sk 1 DC *dc in ch sp ch 1 sk 1 dc repeat until end. The last st do I back st under that st ? Like under the entire st ?

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