I originally created this pattern as a custom design for a friend. She made it for her husband who is a trucker (also called a Long Hauler). If you’re unfamiliar with that term, it means his job is to drive these great big trucks all across the country and deliver goods. We call it a semi truck, but I think it’s also called an 18-wheeler, a big rig, or a tractor trailer (there are probably a few more titles that all mean the same thing).
June 2022 UPDATE: I have updated both the interlocking file and the mosaic file. If you purchased this pattern on Etsy please email me with your order number and I will send you the update. Ravelry users already have the update.
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When I shared her picture to my Facebook Group, Ashlee Brotzell Designs, there were a lot of people interested in the pattern!
My dad was a trucker for a few years, and my brother-in-law has done it for a few years as well. Based on the responses I received, it seems like everyone knows someone who has been a long-hauler or is still doing it even now!
If you’d like a customized piece, with a name or date like this image above, please email me: email@example.com and we can go over some details. I will not be refunding your purchase of the non-customized pattern if you choose to add customization.
The non-customized blanket is slightly shorter than this image above crocheted by Anonymous Squirrel because I removed the extra rows above the truck. There is no name and no date in this version.
I have removed the interlocking mesh dots from the mosaic version of the pattern.
Your purchase includes the written instructions and chart for the interlocking crochet technique and the written instructions and X-marked chart for the overlay mosaic technique.
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Interlocking Crochet Details
- Chart is 261 x 261
- Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4”
- 51” x 52” / 130cm x 131cm
- 4.5 mm hook (US7)
- Worsted weight yarn (3000 – 3150 yards total)
- Main color (MC) – 1500 yards plus 150 for optional border
- Accent color (AC) – 1500 yards
Overlay Mosaic Crochet Details
- Chart is 201 x 203
- Gauge: 14 sc blo stitches x 15 rows = 4”
- 54” x 58” / 136cm x 147cm
- 5 mm hook (H-8)
- Worsted weight yarn (3975 – 4575 yards total)
- Main color (MC) – 2025 yards of Black
- Contrasting color (CC) – 1950 yards of White
- Plus, optional envelope border – 600 yards
I’ve removed the mesh dots from the mosaic version and because of all the dropped double crochets next to each other I use a larger hook for the mosaic.
Jackie Lindsey has finished her blanket: great job!