Interlocking & Mosaic
This design includes the full pattern and charts for both techniques.
The mosaic version is solid.
Right- & Left-Handed
This design comes with the full written pattern (in both techniques) for left-handed crocheters!
To get the “B” legible, left-handed crocheters would need to read every line backwards.
I have added left-handed line-by-line instructions to all my designs with words.
See the collection on Ravelry.
This design fits in my “baby blanket” category.
The chart is 161 x 161 (which means it starts with 80 windows in the interlocking crochet version).
The border lines and mesh dots have been removed for the mosaic crochet version; the chart is 157 x 157 and finishes to 42″ x 45″ / 106cm x 114cm before adding the optional envelope border.
“Beloved” is one of those words that feels special to me. It is such a small, simple word; but the love I have for my family is not small at all.
When a new baby is added to a family it is such a special time and this blanket was designed to commemorate the occasion.
“B” is for “Baby”
In my case, “B” can also stand for “Brotzell”.
A last-name initial would work well for a baby blanket.
A first-name initial could be nice too.
At this point, I only have the letter “B” on this blanket. If there’s a demand for other letters, I will draw them up!
Yes, I will be creating the rest of the alphabet! Thank you for all the feedback!
Mosaic sample crocheted by Linda Bakker.
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With one purchase (on Ravelry or Etsy) you’ll have access to two (2) pattern files: one for interlocking crochet and one for overlay mosaic crochet.
Each file contains the full written pattern for right-handers, then left-handers, and then a single-page chart (good for viewing on a screen), and a multi-page chart (for printing).
The mosaic charts have x’s showing where the dropped double crochets go. I also include a chart-reading instruction sheet and a photo tutorial for the optional double envelope border with every pattern.
The interlocking crochet option includes a chart-reading instruction sheet as well.
A big thank you to my testers: Heather Passmore & Linda Bakker.
Interlocking Crochet’s Right & Wrong Sides
One of everyone’s favorite things about interlocking crochet is the amazing “wrong sides”!
Pictured below is Heather Passmore’s sample. She also added a pocket at the top of her blanket so a rod could be inserted in case the new parents would prefer to hang it on the wall. What a great idea!
Right side of Heather Passmore’s interlocking crochet sample of “Beloved B”. She used light green as the Main Color (MC).
Wrong side of Heather Passmore’s sample.
Interlocking Crochet Details
- Chart: 161 x 161
- 4.5 mm hook (US7)
- Gauge: 8 (dc, ch) x 8 rows = 4”
- 40″ / 102cm square
- Worsted weight yarn (2050 – 3300 yards total)
- Main Color (MC), the letter – 1000 yards plus 250 yards for optional border
- Accent Color (AC), the background – 1050 yards
Overlay Mosaic Crochet Details
- Chart: 157 x 157
- 5mm hook (H-8)
- Gauge: 14 sc in BLO x 15 rows = 4″
- 42″ x 45″ / 106cm x 114cm
- Worsted weight yarn (2300 – 2800 yards total)
- Main Color (MC), letter – 850 yards
- Contrasting Color (CC), background – 1450 yards
- Plus, optional envelope border – 500 yards
The mosaic & interlocking crochet samples of Ashlee Brotzell’s “Beloved B”; crocheted by Linda Bakker & Heather Passmore.