This week’s charts are all adapted from Anne Orr’s filet crochet designs. If crochet is charted it’s very easy to adapt to needlepoint (learn how in this post from the archives). If you only have a stitched example, it’s a bit harder, I found, because the filled blocks are not square.
To make life simpler, all three charts are done as needlepoint charts, with slanted stitches placed on the intersections.
The medallion at the top of the article is in a folk-art style. The ends look like stylized tulips. It’s striking stitched in one color, but if you want it to look more life-like stitch the petals in a bright color.
This round medallion is a portion of a larger medallion. Only half of the design is charted. To make the complete circle, reverse the chart.
This medallion is a simple design of squares and crosses. There are two sizes of squares here. The center square is over 5 threads, while the corner squares are over three threads. This would be an excellent place to show off a textured stitch.
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