MusicCal 4: Boom Box Section

At the end of this section we will be halfway through the MusicCAL 2021 (Crochet-A-Long)! It has been a busy week for me: I published three new patterns! Magic Decanter, GoldieLux 40, and The Paw 20. The Paw 20 is FREE to everyone who has purchased Live Laugh Love Paws!

This is our 4th section of the MusicCAL: the Boom Box section! I know some of you are surprised at the eclectic variation of music-themed designs in one blanket. This is very much how my husband enjoys music; a little of this and a little of that. He listens to pretty much every genre and every decade. He is eclectic. πŸ’•

This post includes the interlocking pattern and the overlay mosaic pattern (click to skip ahead to the patterns). If you’re new to these techniques, check out my tutorials on YouTube!

Join in at any time! Share your progress in my Ravelry group, or in my Facebook group, or tag me on Instagram @ashleeslint and use hashtag #MusicCAL21

The free pattern begins here and a new section will be released each week. If you’d prefer, you can grab the FULL pattern (with a chart!) on Ravelry or Etsy. Get 20% off for the duration of this CAL (no code required, add to cart to see the discount, expires June 24, 2021). Thank you for supporting your designer! ❀ If you enjoy this free version of the pattern you could share the link and invite your friends to visit me here!

Interlocking Crochet

Key (US terminology)

AC = accent color (white on chart)

MC = main color (black on chart)

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

WS = wrong side: the back of your project

Back = the side not facing you

Front = the side currently facing you

ch = chain

sk = skip a stitch

sc = single crochet: insert hook, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through both loops

dc = double crochet: yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull up loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* twice

tr = treble crochet: yarn over twice, insert hook, yarn over, pull up loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* three times

B = double crochet (dc) behind, and chain 1

F = double crochet (dc) in front, and chain 1

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

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

ES = end stitch: dc into the last window space

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

ACF = bring the AC yarn to the side facing you

Hints

Remember, each color is worked into itself only and there is a chain space between each DC.

Don’t confuse RS / WS with Front / Back.

Continue from where we left off last week.

Divider section 4

RS – ACF

94 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, *4F, 5B, 9F, 5B, 3F*, 1F, 1B, 2F, ES

95 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *26F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

96 MC – Ch3, 4B, *1F, 9B, 5F, 9B, 2F*, 4B, ES

97 AC – Ch3 in back, (1B, 1F) x2, *26F*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

Boom box section

RS – ACF

98 MC – Ch3, 1F, 1B, 2F, *26B*, 2F, 1B, 1F, ES

99 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, *1F, 24B, 1F*, 4F, EF

WS – ACB

100 MC – Ch3, 2B, 1F, 1B, *1F, 1B, 23F, 1B*, 1B, 1F, 2B, ES

101 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *3B, 4F, 3B, 6F, 3B, 4F, 3B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

102 MC – Ch3, 4F, *1F, (1B, 2F) x2, 2B, 1F, 5B, 1F, 2B, (2F, 1B) x2, 1F, 1B*, 4F, ES

103 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *2F, 6B, 3F, 2B, 1F, 1B, 3F, 6B, 2F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

104 MC – Ch3, 2B, 1F, 1B, *1F, 4B, (1F, 3B) x4, 1F, 4B*, 1B, 1F, 2B, ES

105 AC – Ch3 in back, 4B, *(2B, 2F) x2, 3B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 3B, (2F, 2B) x2*, 3B, EB

RS – ACF

106 MC – Ch3, 1F, 1B, 2F, *3F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 5B, 1F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 3F, 1B*, 2F, 1B, 1F, ES

107 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *4F, 2B, 5F, 4B, 5F, 2B, 4F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

108 MC – Ch3, 4B, *1F, 3B, 1F, 1B, 1F, 2B, 1F, 1B, 5F, 1B, 1F, 2B, 1F, 1B, 1F, 3B*, 4B, ES

109 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *2B, (2F, 2B) x2, 6F, (2B, 2F) x2, 2B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

110 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, *4F, 1B, 3F, 9B, 3F, 1B, 4F, 1B*, 1F, 1B, 2F, ES

111 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, *(2F, 6B) x3, 2F*, 4F, EF

WS – ACB

112 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 2B, *1F, 1B, (1F, 2B) x2, 2F, 7B, 2F, (2B, 1F) x2, 1B*, 2B, 1F, 1B, ES

113 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *3B, 4F, 3B, 6F, 3B, 4F, 3B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

114 MC – Ch3, 4F, *1F, 23B, 1F, 1B*, 4F, ES

115 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *26F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

116 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 2B, *1F, 25B*, 2B, 1F, 1B, ES

117 AC – Ch3 in back, 4B, *26B*, 3B, EB

RS – ACF

118 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, *1F, 23B, 1F, 1B*, 1F, 1B, 2F, ES

119 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *1F, 24B, 1F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

120 MC – Ch3, 4B, *7F, 2B, 9F, 2B, 6F*, 4B, ES

121 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *7B, 1F, 10B, 1F, 7B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

122 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, *6B, 2F, 9B, 2F, 7B*, 1F, 1B, 2F, ES

123 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, *7F, 12B, 7F*, 4F, EF

WS – ACB

124 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 2B, *7F, 13B, 6F*, 2B, 1F, 1B, ES

125 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *7B, 12F, 7B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

126 MC – Ch3, 4F, *26B*, 4F, ES

127 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *26B*, (1B, 1F) x2, EF

Part 3 in interlocking crochet complete

See you next week for the next section of the pattern!

Mosaic version, finished the boom box section

~*~*~*~*~ Or, begin here if you’re using the overlay mosaic technique! ~*~*~*~*~

Mosaic Crochet

Key (US terminology)

MC = Main Color: black in chart

CC = Contrasting Color: white in chart

ch = chain

SC = single crochet: insert hook, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook

sc = SC into Back Loop only

DC = double crochet: yarn over, insert hook, pull up a loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* twice

dc = dropped double crochet: skip next single crochet, and instead double crochet into Front Loop of stitch in the row below

JS = Joining Stitch: create slip knot, insert hook under both loops, complete a normal single crochet

ES = End Stitch: single crochet under both loops, chain 1, cut yarn and pull through tightly

Remember to skip the same number of stitch(es) behind your dc(s) before doing your next sc

Technique

  • The front of your work is always facing you (this is the right side, the side showing the design)
  • You are always working from the right to the left (opposite for left-handed crocheters)
  • You tie on a new yarn at the beginning of each row and cut it at the end
    • Tails don’t need to be longer than an inch and a half (unless you want to use them as fringe, like on scarf)
  • Yarn colors can be anything you like
    • They need to contrast well (try a black and white photo to see if they are too similar)
    • They need to be the same weight (size/thickness)
  • I prefer using a chainless SC to create my foundation row because then I have tails on both sides of my work just like all the other rows will have
  • Even-numbered rows use MC; odd-numbered rows use CC

Continue from last week:

Divider section 4

94 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *(sc1, dc1) x4, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

95 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x26*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

96 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc5, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

97 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *sc52*, sc2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

Boom box section

98 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc52*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

99 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *dc1, sc49, dc1, sc1*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

100 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc1, dc1, sc47, dc1, sc2*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

101 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

102 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc1, (dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

103 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1) x2*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

104 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc1, (dc1, sc1) x3, {dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2} x4, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc2*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

105 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

106 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc1, (dc1, sc1) x2, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

107 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x4*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

108 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc1, (dc1, sc1) x2, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

109 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

110 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *(sc1, dc1) x4, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc19, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc2*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

111 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

112 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc1, (dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

113 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

114 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc1, dc1, sc47, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

115 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x26*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

116 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc1, (dc1, sc1) x24, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

117 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1) x26*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

118 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc1, dc1, sc47, dc1, sc2*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

119 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc49, dc1, sc1*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

120 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc13, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc19, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc14*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

121 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x9, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x7*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

122 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc13, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc19, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc14*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

123 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc25, (dc1, sc1) x7*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

124 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc13, (dc1, sc1) x12, dc1, sc14, *(sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

125 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc25, (dc1, sc1) x7*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

126 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc52*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

127 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *sc52*, sc2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

See you next week for the next portion of the pattern!


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