13 Mar 2013

Monograms in Filet Crochet and Tatting

This book contains charts and instructions for working letters and monograms in Filet Crochet. Housed in the Antique Pattern Library, this is one of the numerous crochet books, for free download, the library and its has put up over the past several years.

Here are some pictures from the book. There are about 17 pages in total.

These pages give a general idea of how to chart letters both for filet and for cross stitch. There are a few charts for tiny birds and animals that you can combine with the letters for a more customized look.

I like the C and the E in the chart above.  There are general working instructions and an abbreviations and definitions chart.

Maybe I am wrong, but I think this is the first book I've come across that has cross meshes for the letters of the Alphabet. 

Some monograms in tatting - cursive capital letters Will look beautiful when combined with embroidered flowers with a lot of beads add either to the tatting or the embroidery. Must try.

A book definitely worth downloading.