Free Pattern for Filet Crochet Top

Free Crochet pattern. Light weight blouse with geometric pattern.



Intermediate difficulty.

Free crochet pattern.

This is a nice blousy  crochet top that

puts the filet to work in a beautiful eye

catching pattern.



Note:  The Filet Crochet Stitch

There are many versions of the filet stitch, but this is the most common.

To make beautiful motifs, fill in the desired squares with 1 stitch.

Row 1: * 1dc, ch1*, rep * to * across, end with 1dc.

Row 2:  and all following rows:   Chain 4 to turn (beginning of the first square).

Always work 1 double crochet in the double crochet in the double crochet of

the previous row, and chain above the chain of the previous row.




LEVEL:       Intermediate


SIZE:       Woman’s large, bust 36″-38″ — ( 91.5 – 97cm)

Finished bust measurements: 52″ (131cm), length: 22″ (55cm)

Sleeve seam: 4 3/4″ (12cm)



Mayflower cotton 12 (approx. 285 yds pr 50g skein) 7 skeins color white.

Steel crochet hook US size 7 (metric size 1.5) or size needed to obtain gauge.

To save time take time to check gauge.


GAUGE:   11 squares and 14 rows = 4″ (10cm)



Chain (ch), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc)

Filet st: work by foll chart. One open square = 1dc, ch2, 1dc.

Filled Square = 4dc.

The first dc is the last dc of the previous square.

Free crochet patter layout for filet motif

Pattern layout (front and back with sleeves) for free crochet filet motif.


Filet Motif Chart Free Crochet Pattern

Filet crochet chart and key for free crochet pattern.











Ch 219 + ch1 as first sc.

Row 1:   1sc in the 3rd ch from the hook, 1sc in each of the follow(ing) ch sts. Work in sc until piece

measures 3/4″ (2cm). Ch1 to turn at beg of each row.


Continue as follows;

Row1:     Ch 3 for first dc (= 1 border st), 1dc in the foll sc, ** * Ch2, skip 2, 1dc in the foll sc *,

work * to * twice, 1dc in each of the foll 12sc, ch2, skip 2, 1dc in the foll 10sc, * ch2,

skip 2, 1dc in the foll sc *, work * to * 7 times, 1dc in each of the foll 3sc, * ch2, skip 2,

1dc in the foll sc *, work * to * 7 times, 1dc in each of the foll 9 sc, ch2, skip 2, 1dc

in each of the foll 13sc, * ch2, skip 2, 1dc in the foll sc *, work * to * 3 times **,

rep from ** to ** once, end with 1dc in the last sc = border st (72 squares + 2 border sts).


Continue by following chart.

Work rep twice.

Beg each row with ch3 for first dc.

Work 72 rows (2 repeats).


After 40 rows, inc for sleeves as follows:

Row 41: Work across row, ch 43 at end of row.

Row 42: 1dc in the 5th ch, * ch2, skip 2, 1dc *, work * to * 12 times, ch2, skip 2, 1dc in the foll dc

continue by foll chart. At end of row, skip the border st, ch43.

Row 43: 1dc in the 5th ch from hook, * ch2, skip 2, 1dc in the foll ch *, work * to * 12 times, ch2

skip 2, 1dc in the foll dc, continue by foll chart, end row with 13 open squares,

1 border st. Work 13 open squares at each edge. Work to 72nd row. Work 3/4″

(2cm) in sc.

Beg each row with ch 1 = 1 1 border st.

Piece will measure 22″ (55.5cm).

Fasten off.


FRONT:   Work same as back.



Block pieces to indicated measurements.

Sew shoulder seams over 11 1/2″ (29cm), leaving center open for neck.

Sew side and sleeve seams.


Pattern from ” Great Crocheted Sweaters in a Weekend.” by Nola Theiss and Chris Rankin