The Birth of the “Abstract Queen”

The first designs I created were a series of abstract-20 squares. They were interlocking charts that started with 20 windows and came out to be about 10″ square so I named them in a very descriptive manner – such as: Abstract Levels 20, Abstract Boxes 20, etc. I’ve since learned that my charts can also be used for mosaic crochet (and other crafts, I’m sure) but I haven’t finished writing out the instructions for each pattern in the mosaic technique so that is just on my growing to-do list.

This CAL (Crochet-A-Long) is going to be available in the interlocking (LFM = Locked Filet Mesh) and mosaic technique. And it is a BIG project! Using worsted weight yarn will give you a queen size spread with drape. A DK yarn should give you a throw sized blanket.

**Important Details**

  • Chart is 359 x 321 = 115,239 stitches!
  • Finished size 90” x 80” (Queen plus drape)
    • DK = about 67” x 60” / 170 cm x 152
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn
    • INTERLOCKING (8250 yards total)
      • Main color (MC) – 4100 yards plus 50 yards for optional border
      • Accent color (AC) – 4100 yards
      • Gauge: 4 DC x 2 rows = 1
    • MOSAIC (9420 yards total)
      • Main color (MC) – 4610 yards
      • Coordinating color (CC) – 4610 yards
      • Plus 200 yards for optional border
      • Gauge: 16 sc x 16 rows – 4″

The free CAL will begin on September 1, 2020. You can join in at any time though!

You can follow along here (each part of the CAL will be posted to the blog and remain free forever), or you can purchase the PDF on Ravelry or Etsy in a nice ad-free printable PDF.

I have two separate landing pages for each method of crochet which lists each release date.

Click here for the Abstract Queen in INTERLOCKING.

Click here for the Abstract Queen in MOSAIC.

A BIG BIG THANK YOU to my friend and helper, Neetsey! She helps me stay sane and she worked on condensing the pattern with all those pesky brackets so that the pattern is a bit more manageable (but, honestly, it’s still quite a beast!).

I will be having a weekly draw – join my facebook group for more details!

I really hope you all enjoy this project. It is not a typical pattern – there are repeats but they are not easy to memorize. The project is large and the pattern has a lot of brackets. If you need help at any point please contact me or post to the facebook group where lots of people will be willing to help!

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    1. Great! It will be starting September 1. You can sign up to receive my blog posts by email or you can join my Facebook group and get the reminders there to come view the parts as they are available.

  1. I want to do the Mosaic but I think I maybe calculating the amount of yarn I need wrong. I’m doing it in 2 colors and if I’m right it looks like I will need about 40 skin’s of yarn total. I’m looking at about $200 for yarn. Does that sound right?

    1. I can’t confirm how much it will cost because that is dependent on so many factors. My yardage estimate is generous but this project does take a lot of yarn. If you are familiar with making a gauge swatch and you have a kitchen scale, you could come up with your own estimate?
      The blanket is large and single crochet uses the most yarn, and some of those stitches get covered with a double crochet so the yardage is definitely higher than a granny square stitch, for example.

  2. I love the technical artistry of these. Though I’m not ready yet for this level, I want to challenge myself with them. Thank you!

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