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Free Filet Crochet Rooster Mat
Rooster Mat

Materials: South Maid Crochet Cotton 400 yds
 Steel Crochet Hook Size 8 or 1.25 mm
 Spray Starch
 Tapestry Needle

Finished Size Approximately 12” x 15 ½”
Gauge: 7 sp or bl = 2”; 4 rows = 1”

Note: When working pattern, 4 dc = 1 bl, 7 dc = 2 bl. Add 3 dc for each
attached bl. When following chart, work right side rows from right to left
and wrong side rows from left to right.

Starting at lower edge, ch 131.
Row 1: (right side): Dc in 8th ch from hook, * ch 2, sk next 2 ch, dc in
next ch. Rep from * across. Ch 5, turn. (42 sp)
Row 2: Sk first sp (turning ch counts as first dc and first ch-2), dc in next
dc, * ch 2, sk next sp, dc in next dc. Rep from * across to within last sp,
ch 2, sk first 2 ch of turning ch, dc in next ch. Always ch 5, turn at end of
each row throughout.
Rows 3-10: Rep row 2.
Row 11: (right side): Work 20 sp, 2 dc in next sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk
sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next sp, dc in next dc, work 4 sp, (2 dc in next
sp, dc in next dc) twice, work spaces to end of row.
Row 12: Work 14 sp, 8 bl, 1 sp, 2 bl, 4 sp, 1 bl, work spaces to end of
row. Starting with row 13, follow chart to end. At end of last row, do not
break off or ch-5. Ch 1, turn.

Border:
In sp just made work (sl st, ch 2, 2 hdc), work 3 hdc in each sp around,
and at same time in each corner work 6 hdc, end with 3 hdc in starting
sp to complete first corner. Join with sl st in ch-2. Break off.

Finishing:
Weave in ends. Spray starch, if desired. Pin out to size on padded
surface, with rustproof pins. Press, remove when dry.