I know there’s a lot going on right now (the Abstract Queen CAL will start soon and my Preemie Love Blanket is
free for 3 days) so perhaps from a marketing view I should have timed the release on this one better. I will work on learning marketing too someday.
I was at my computer all day finishing this pattern and working on the mosaic for my Many Hearts patterns and fixing the charts for my left-handed patterns on “Preemie Love Blanket” and “Birthday Cupcake” (
which is still on for $1 CAD until the end of the month). I work on lots of things at once and sometimes it can feel like I’m getting nothing done. So I really wanted something as a finished reward and decided to get this baby out ASAP!
When I drew the Abstract Queen I had only been doing patterns for about a month. I didn’t know I could use the mosaic technique, I didn’t even know how to crochet the mosaic technique yet! lol I drew the design with no thought towards what the pattern would be like to crochet.
Turns out, it is a bit of a beast! There are random repetitions but mostly it is a long pattern that requires focus and counting for every part. And, unlike a lot of mosaic patterns out there, there is no easy way to make the pattern smaller. It is more like a picture (like my Speedy Train), and has to be done as a whole.
In an effort to make the pattern more manageable I have created a baby queen, the Abstract Princess. You can get your copy on Etsy or Ravelry.
And you will get a discount for the first two days (buy it before August 28, 2020)!
The chart for this pattern is 227 x 227 so it should come out to be around 57″ square. It includes a chart and written instructions for the interlocking and mosaic techniques.
I think it is quite lovely. Am I allowed to say that about my own pattern? I really want to make it.
But I have quite a bit on my to-do list before I allow myself to crochet this one, so I really need to see your projects!
We also managed to list and conditionally sell our house last week, and then we conditonally bought a new one (all in 5 days!). I am confident our buyer’s financing will go through and then ours will too.
It is very exciting around here and I am so glad I get to share my patterns with you all. Thank you for your patience as I deal with this big life event as well!
2021 Update: I’ve been going through my posts to try and clean things up (too many random ads, spelling error here and there, etc). I remember the excitement at selling and buying and how eager I was for our lives to change. Shortly after this, my husband lost his job, we didn’t move into a new house, and we had to leave a lot of our things behind when we moved into a tiny apartment 7 hours away (closer to family). It was super stressful.