Vertical Filet Square Free Crochet Pattern | 2019 Stash Busting Sampler Afghan Crochet Along Block #19 | Learn this easy filet crochet stitch pattern to day and use on your next project. This is a great crochet stitch for beginners!

Today we are going to learn a really simple filet stitch that creates vertical stripes. If you can double crochet and chain, you can do this stitch. This is block #19 of the 2019 Stash Busting Sampler Afghan Crochet Along (CAL)

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Vertical Filet Stripes Stitch

I really enjoyed the simplicity of this stitch. Its a great one for beginners to add o their repertoire or more advanced crocheters looking for something to work on while bingeing the latest episodes of their current Netflix binge. 

Blankets, scarves, cowls, shawls… the project option for this crochet stitch are endless. 

You’ll start your row off with 3 double crochets. After that you chain 2 and skip 2, then 5 double crochets, then chain 2 and skip 2. Then you repeat that pattern (5 dc, ch 2, 5 dc, ch 2…..) across and end with a double crochet in the last 3 stitches. Basically, after the setup row, you double crochet in each double crochet and chain 2 and skip all the ch-2 spaces. 

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Vertical Filet Stitch Square | Free Crochet Pattern

Vertical Filet Square Materials and Pattern Information

  • #4/Worsted Weight Yarn
  • 5.5mm crochet hook
  • Needle to weave in ends
  • Scissors

Gauge and Sizing

  • Gauge: 5 dc & 1 ch-2 space x 4 rows = 2 in
  • Finished: 12 x 12


  • I use US Terminology
  • Ch(s): chain(s)
  • St(s): Stitch(es)
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Dc: double crochet


Vertical Filet Stitch Crochet Square

Vertical Filet Stitch Square Free Crochet Pattern

Ch 38 to start.

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in next 2 chs, * ch 2, skip 2 chs, dc in next 5. Repeat from * across until 5 chs remain. Ch 2, skip 2 chs, dc in last 3. Turn. (26 dc, 5 ch-2 spaces)

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in same st as ch 2 and in next 2, * ch 2, skip ch-2, dc in next 5. Repeat from * across. until last ch-2 space. Ch 2, skip ch-2 space, dc in last 3. Turn.

Row 3-36: Repeat row 2. On last row do not turn, continue to border.


Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around placing 3 sc in each corner st and 2 sc in each ch-2 space. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st.

Repeat as needed until your square is 12 in. I did 2 rounds for my square. 


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One Comment

  1. Thank you for this stitch tutorial. It’s very basic but very pretty.
    Thank you for sharing your creativity.

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