Confessions of a Pattern Collector

Issue: 79 | Category: Issue 79

In issue 79 we find out how a vintage pattern booklet sparks Rachel Atkinson's fascination with filet crochet, inspiring her to try some more modern designs…

Rachel Atkinson is a crochet designer and technical editor. Find her online at and on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest as Knittingtastic.

"For longer than I care to remember I have been fascinated by filet crochet. With its strong graphic look and a wealth of design possibilities for creating patterns, pictures, and words in crochet, what’s not to love?"

Read the full article in issue 79, on sale now!


Rachel Atkinson's pretty vintage-inspired filet design is perfect for your beach essentials this summer.

● DY Choice Craft Cotton, 100% cotton, 100g/166m/181yds
Shade: Ecru 01 x 3 balls
● 4mm hook

You can use any DK weight cotton to achieve a similar effect.

Base: 24cm/9½in diameter.
Circumference: 63cm/24¾in.
Depth from centre of base to start of handle shaping: 41cm/16¼in.
Handle drop: Adjustable.

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