Tranquil Leaves

Interlocking & Mosaic

Every piece in the Tranquil Leaves set can be made using the interlocking crochet colorwork technique or the overlay mosaic crochet colorwork technique.

Bottom-Up or Center-Out

The Tranquil Leaves blanket can be made from the bottom-up or center-out in whichever colorwork technique you prefer.

For mosaic crochet, that means when you work from the center-out there are no cut ends to deal with after you’ve finished your blanket!

Tranquil Leaves Set

You can get an EBook of the entire Tranquil Leaves Set or you can purchase each individual design on its own. They are all listed below.

Written & Charts

Every design comes with the fully written pattern and charts! And the mosaic crochet charts do include X’s!

List of Patterns in Set

The Tranquil Leaves Set includes the following pattern files (one file for each technique).

  • Tranquil Leaves Blanket from the center-out
  • Tranquil Leaves Blanket from the bottom-up
  • Large Tranquil Leaves Runner
  • Small Tranquil Leaves Runner

With interlocking crochet, the runner patterns are worked from the short end which allows you to stop after the blossom if you want. If you would rather continue you can add as many leaves as you like and then you’ll finish with another blossom.

With mosaic crochet, the runner patterns are worked from the long end which means the cut ends can become a feature (chained fringe, twisted fringe, etc) or you can always add an envelope border.

Finding the Blossoms

The blossoms are not written up as their own patterns. There are two patterns for the blanket (one from the bottom-up, and one from the center-out) and then a large and small runner pattern.

Read this paragraph to find out how to create the blossoms on their own.

Get the Patterns

The eBook listing is your best value and represents a 40% discount versus buying the blanket and runner patterns individually.


A new year deserves a big, deep breath of new hope for the future. Leaves and greenery will come in the spring!

Even though it’s currently a very white winter here in Saskatchewan, Canada we can see hope on the horizon. The Tranquil Leaves Set was designed to remind us that spring is coming!

Tranquil Leaves: The Sum of its Parts

The blanket is designed as one piece, but it does look sort of like it has 3 stages. There’s the blossom in the center, the smaller leaves and blossoms in the middle, and the large leaves and blossoms on the outer edge

After drawing the blanket, I decided that there was potential for more options; people might want to use the leaves without the blanket.

So I created the small and large runner patterns. Each runner starts with its blossom, is designed so you can repeat the leaf section as many times as you want, and then ends with another blossom.

I made this short video clip to show off my Tranquil Leaves pieces.

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Small Blossom Square on YouTube

I created a full step-by-step walk-thru of the Interlocking Crochet version of the Small Tranquil Leaves Blossom.

This smallest blossom is found in the middle ring of the blanket.

The written pattern for this is found in the Small Tranquil Leaves Runner – you simply end the runner before doing the leaves!

I made this video tutorial with beginners in mind and I hope it will allow you to create more interlocking crochet projects later too!

Chart Format Update

As of October 28, 2023, I have updated the charts in every pattern of the Tranquil Leaves series.

There has been no change to the actual design of the patterns, just a change in formatting on the charts.

For example, this photo shows how the interlocking crochet charts are now numbered along all 4 sides.

Tranquil Leaves Blankets

I love the way the colors can be played with when you’re choosing to do the center-out version or the bottom-up version of the blanket! Check out some of the samples below to see what I mean.

I chose to use Lion Brand’s Mandala in colorway Wood Nymph for the Main Color in my center-out interlocking crochet blanket. I did cut out the lightest parts from the Wood Nymph colorway because I didn’t want to loose the contrast between the white yarn.

The white is technically from a bag of mill ends but I believe it is Bernat Baby Coordinates (it’s is a crinkly yarn and has a soft shiny thread throughout).

These colors make me think of fairies and springtime! And my sister fell in love with this blanket based solely on these colors.

Bottom-up Overlay Mosaic Crochet version crocheted by Linda Bakker.

Nessa Miller used a teal color for the MC in her bottom-up, interlocking crochet sample of the Tranquil Leaves Blanket.

This center-out, mosaic crochet version of theTranquil Leaves Blanket uses white as the Contrasting Color (CC). This anonymous crocheter started with yellow for the Main Color (MC) and then switched to green after the inner blossom was completed.

Center-out Mosaic Crochet version crocheted by Cindy Daling.

Wrong Sides

One more thing I really like about the interlocking version of each of these designs is how amazing the “wrong side” looks!

The wrong side on mosaic projects will be striped with a faint illusion of what’s on the front.

Please check out more of the projects and photos on Ravelry!

Tested by Alexandra, Anonymous, Cindy Daling, Linda Bakker, Nessa Miller, Maja Serec, Mona Rae Hill, & Sheryl Dunbar.

Tranquil Leaves Runners

I created the runners after designing the blanket when I realized it would be easy to make some matching items by extracting the outer round and middle round.

Also note, I call it a “runner” but these can be used as scarves or wall hangings too!

Sheryl Dunbar used a fancy color-changing yarn for the MC in her interlocking crochet version of the Large Tranquil Leaves Runner.

Which Way is UP?

The interlocking crochet runners are worked from the short side whereas the mosaic runners begin with the long side of the project.

This makes the cut ends a design feature on the mosaic crochet runners. I like the chained fringe but you can do whatever you want for your project.

Twisted Fringe

Linda Bakker has shown us two twisted fringe options on her mosaic version of the Small Tranquil Leaves Runner. (Image shows twisted fringe with 4 strands in each twist on one side and 2 strands in each twist on the other side.)

Below, I left the fringe on my Large Tranquil Leaves Runner (1st picture). Maja Serec used an envelope border to cover the fringe on her Small Tranquil Leaves Runner (3rd picture).

Tranquil Leaves Blossoms

The blanket has 3 different blossom styles (found in the center, the middle section, and the outer section of the blanket).

Finding the Blossoms

The blossoms are not written up as their own patterns. There are two patterns for the blanket (one from the bottom-up, and one from the center-out) and then a large and small runner pattern.

So why do I say you can crochet the blossoms separately as well?

Large Blossoms

If you do the center-out blanket you can stop after you’ve completed that blossom. You can stop at whatever point you like. Because of how easy that is, the blossom is not written up separately.

To get the other blossoms on their own, it will depend on which colorwork technique you’re using.

The center blossom from the blanket (using the center-out overlay mosaic crochet technique).

The center blossom from the blanket (using the center-out interlocking crochet technique).

Interlocking Crochet Small & Medium Blossoms

For interlocking crochet, using the small or large runner patterns, just stop after the blossom is done. Don’t add the leaves.

Mosaic Crochet Small & Medium Blossoms

Using the overlay mosaic crochet technique, the blossoms are a little harder to squeeze out of the patterns. Each row starts with the blossom instructions and then has the leaves’ instructions in between asterisks (*) to be repeated, before ending with the instructions for another blossom.

So, it is possible to only crochet the blossom, but it isn’t written as neatly as with the interlocking version. You’ll have to count your stitches and always stop at the same point in each row.

If you use the interlocking crochet technique on the runner patterns, you can very easily stop after the blossom is completed instead of adding the leaves.

The small blossom from the small runner (using the interlocking crochet technique).