Abstract Queen CAL: Interlocking Version

This is my 3rd CAL (Crochet-A-Long). I am so impressed with the projects we have made together so far and I know this one is going to be beautiful!

This will be the landing page for all the details for this CAL using the INTERLOCKING TECHNIQUE. Click here to go to the mosaic version.

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The free CAL begins September 1, 2020 but each section will remain here on my blog forever. The links below will update as each part becomes available. Please subscribe here to receive the updates by email!

The free parts on the blog do not include the chart, but you can purchase the pattern on Ravelry or Etsy, where you will receive the chart and instructions for both techniques. I really appreciate the support!

Until August 31, 2020, you can get a 40% discount on the PDF (Etsy) (Ravelry) – after that it will be full-price or available here on the blog in pieces.

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If you match gauge you will get a blanket large enough to cover a queen bed plus drape (80″ x 90″ / 203 cm x 229 cm). If you prefer to use DK yarn your blanket should be about 67″ x 60″ / 170 cm x 152 cm). This is the same information found in the first blog post I made about this design.

  • US crochet terminology
  • Chart is 359 x 321 = 115,239 stitches!
  • Finished size 90” x 80” (Queen plus drape)
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (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”

The pattern looks repetitive but it also has a lot of randomness in it which means there is no easy formula for making it smaller. Side note: my helper and I spent 2 weeks editing the pattern to condense those repeats! The mosaic pattern went from 69 pages to 24, and the LFM pattern went from to 80 to 22.

Also, I have been asked a few times about Emily’s project. This is what she has told me:

“I used a 3.5mm hook. 900g green 900g white acrylic double knit yarn.
56inches or 142cm wide
67inches or 170cm high.”

Consider using my affiliate link when you order from amazon next time! I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

The free releases will begin on September 1, 2020. Each week I will release 24 rows; if you can keep up, you will be able to finish before Christmas! The links below WILL NOT WORK until their release date!

Interlocking Links

Sept. 1: Part 1 – Foundation to row 24

Sept 8: Part 2 – Rows 25-48

Sept. 15: Part 3 – Rows 49-72

Sept. 22: Part 4 – Rows 73-96

Sept. 29: Part 5 – Rows 97-120

Oct. 6: Part 6 – Rows 121-144

Oct. 13: Part 7 – Rows 145-168

Oct. 20: Part 8 – Rows 169-192

Oct. 27: Part 9 – Rows 193-216

Nov. 3: Part 10 – Rows 217-240

Nov. 10: Part 11 – Rows 241-264

Nov. 17: Part 12 – Rows 265-288

Nov. 24: Part 13 – Rows 289-312

Dec. 1: Part 14 – Rows 313-336

Dec. 8: Part 15 – Rows 337-358

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Key for Interlocking Crochet

RS = right side: the side of your work that will show the finished design

WS = wrong side: the back of your project

Front = the side currently facing you

Back = the side not facing you

MC = main color (usually dark)

AC = accent color (usually light or multicolored)

Ch = chain

Sp = space

Sk = skip a stitch

SC = single crochet

DC = double crochet

F = DC in front, then CH 1

B = DC behind, then CH 1

ES = DC into the last window space

EF = end stitch in front: using AC, DC into the last AC window, working in front of MC

EB = end stitch in back: using AC, DC into the last AC window, working behind MC

ACF = bring the AC yarn to the side facing you

ACB = put AC yarn to the side facing away from you


If you aren’t familiar with interlocking crochet yet, make sure you check out my YouTube tutorials or PDF tutorials and do a little practice before we get started!

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