May Dog

May Dog, a regal Great Dane, is our fifth large square pattern in the 2024: A Year of Dogs series.

Crochet Colorwork

April Dog, like all the squares in this series, can be done using your choice of colorwork technique: Interlocking crochet or overlay mosaic crochet.

You’ll receive the fully written pattern and charts for both techniques. The mosaic crochet option uses an adjusted chart that is solid in the solid areas (so you don’t see any of the interlocking mesh dots when you use the mosaic technique).

Monthly Series

There will be twelve dog squares in 2024: A Year of Dogs.

If you know you’re going to want all 12 dog squares you should grab the eBook because it will save you 40% versus buying each square individually. The eBook will be updated monthly with a new dog square.

January Trial

If you’re not ready to commit to the full eBook of all 12 dog squares, why not just try January Dog first?

If you later decide you DO want the eBook, the cost of January Dog will be deducted from your purchase of the eBook!

Available on Ravelry only, no code needed, cannot be combined with other offers.

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You’ll also have access to my Doctor Who blanket pattern!

Wrong Side of May Dog

What do you think of this month’s wrong side?

Each technique creates the dog image on the front but the back sides are where you can really see a difference.

 

Joining Squares

With interlocking crochet, it’s relatively easy to join the squares. With overlay mosaic crochet you have to deal with the cut ends first.

Head back to this section on the Year of Dogs Landing Page to read more.

Photos

A big thank you once again to my testers Anonymous Squirrel, CrochetCarob, CynCityCrochet, Eva, Linda Bakker, Maja Serec, Margaret Maillet, and ScorpiosHook for testing 2024: A Year of Dogs.

Overlay mosaic crochet sample of May Dog by Eva.

Interlocking crochet sample of May Dog by CynCityCrochet.

Interlocking crochet sample of May Dog by an Anonymous Squirrel.

Overlay mosaic crochet sample of May Dog by Margaret Maillet.

Overlay mosaic crochet sample of May Dog by Linda Bakker.

Interlocking crochet sample of May Dog by Maja Serec with optional single crochet border added.

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I was so busy in April with my Designaversary and The Paw Purse CAL that I didn’t notice I chose blue for both techniques until it was picture day!

Important Details for May Dog

Each design comes with the fully written pattern and charts for two colorwork techniques: interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet.

Click here to go to my tutorials for these crochet techniques.

Interlocking Crochet

Each dog square has a chart size of 81 x 81. This means they begin with 40 windows in the foundation row and will finish to about 20″ square.

Interlocking crochet / LFM crochet file includes:

  • line-by-line written pattern (view key)
  • instructions on reading a chart (view)
  • a one-page chart (good for viewing on a screen)
  • a four-page chart (better for printing)

Interlocking Crochet Details

  • Chart is 81 x 81
  • Gauge: 8 (dc, ch) x 8 rows = 4”
  • 20″ x 20″ / 51cm x 51cm
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (490 – 565 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) (dark lines) – 250 yards plus 75 for optional border
    • Accent color (AC) (background) – 240 yards

My interlocking crochet sample of May Dog. Black used as MC.

Overlay Mosaic Crochet

The mosaic crochet version of each dog square uses an adjusted chart. This means I’ve removed the interlocking mesh dots and unneccessary border lines. Read more about the differences at https://ashleeslint.com/tutorials/interlocking-and-mosaic-crochet/.

Click here to learn more about the options for dealing with the cut ends at the end of each row when doing overlay mosaic crochet.

Overlay Mosaic Crochet file includes:

  • line-by-line written pattern (view key)
  • instructions for optional envelope border (view)
  • instructions on reading a chart (view)
  • a one-page chart marked with X’s (good for viewing on a screen)
  • a four-page chart marked with X’s (better for printing)

Bottom-Up Mosaic Crochet Details

  • Chart is 77 x 77
  • Gauge: 14 sc blo stitches x 15 rows = 4”
  • 22″ x 20″ / 56cm x 52cm
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (600 – 850 yards)
    • Main color (dark lines) – 230 yards
    • Contrasting color (background) – 370 yards
    • Optional envelope border – 250 yards

My overlay mosaic crochet sample of May Dog. Black used as MC.