Increase One Space at the Beginning of a Row in Filet Crochet
Increase spaces and blocks to make filet crochet interesting. To increase one space at the beginning of a row of filet crochet, you must chain enough stitches to make up a space. If you increase at the beginning of a row of filet crochet, you need to increase at the end of the row, too, but the process is a little different for each end.
Here’s how to work a 1-space increase at the beginning of a row.
1At the end of the row that precedes the row you’re going to increase, turn your work.
You position your work for a new row, as usual.
2Chain (ch) 2 stitches.
This step creates the base of the first increase space.
3Chain 3 more stitches.
You create the turning chain of the space’s first double crochet (dc) in this step.
4Chain 2 more stitches.
This step completes the top of the first space.