Beloved A

After publishing “B” for “Baby”, I’ve now added an “A” to our Beloved Alphabet series. However, these baby blankets are actually toddler-sized!

Interlocking & Mosaic

Beloved A comes with the fully written pattern and charts for both of my preferred colorwork techniques (interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet).

The mosaic version is solid.

Learn more about these techniques at https://ashleeslint.com/tutorials/interlocking-and-mosaic-crochet/.

Right- & Left-Handed

This design comes with the fully written pattern (in both techniques) for left-handed crocheters so they don’t need to read every line backwards to get the “B” legible.

See the collection of patterns with a left-handed option on Ravelry.

Beloved Alphabet Series

I published Beloved B back in May 2023. It’s taken me over a year to get the next letter ready! 

I hadn’t planned on creating a whole alphabet when I first published the B. But after many requests I decided to go ahead and create the rest of the letters.

I don’t have a timeline set out, and I know I won’t be publishing them in alphabetical order, but I do hope I can get them done quick enough that it’s not too annoying for everyone.

Samples crocheted by Angela Kermack, Ashlee, Chantal Lariviere, Divya Tellakula, Linda Bakker, & Nonna2Dreja.

Pink mosaic sample crocheted by Chantal Lariviere. Purple interlocking sample crocheted by Ashlee.

New Size Category: Toddler Blanket

I have categorized my patterns by size or function to try and make it easier for everyone to search and browse and decide which pattern to do next.

When I published Beloved B, I wrote down that it was in the baby blanket category but then when I actually sorted it I realized it was bigger than what I defined the baby blanket category as and thus it got put into the regular blanket category.

But, now that I’m going to do the whole series of the entire alphabet I’ve created a new category: “toddler blanket“.

The interlocking crochet chart for these Beloved Alphabet blankets is 161 x 161 (which means it starts with 80 windows).

The border lines and mesh dots have been removed from the overlay mosaic crochet versions; that chart is 157 x 157 and finishes to 42″ x 45″ / 106cm x 114cm before adding the optional envelope border.

Click here for details on yardage.

Right & Wrong Sides

The design looks the same on the right side (front) of the blanket no matter which technique you use.

The interlocking crochet option is mesh, so, of course, you can see the mesh holes in that technique.

The mosaic crochet version has been adjusted to be solid so you won’t see the mesh dots.

The wrong side (back) of each technique looks a bit different though.

This pink sample was crocheted using the overlay mosaic crochet technique. Light pink was used as the Main Color (MC) / the letter. Dark pink was used as the Contasting Color (CC) and for the optional envelope border.

The purple interlocking crochet sample also uses the MC for the color of the letter. I used a thinner worsted weight yarn and a dk weight yarn but it still came out to almost the same size as it should have. It’s amazing how tension can affect things!

Pink mosaic sample crocheted by Chantal Lariviere. Purple interlocking sample crocheted by Ashlee.

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Important Details

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 / 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 nine-page chart (better for printing)

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 – 1050 yards plus 250 yards for optional border
    • Accent Color (AC), the background – 1000 yards

This blanket is quite light and fluffy! I used two different brands of acrylic yarn because none of it was sponsored so I can just use what I buy on sale. 

Main Color (MC) – the first color used and the letter “A” – is Hobbii We Love Yarn Mega Ball in colorway 40, “wine”.

Accent Color (AC) – Loops & Threads Ombre Hues in colorway “Plum Periwinkle White”.

The Hobbii yarn is classed as a medium weight – 4 (worsted) but I think it’s on the thinner side. The ombre yarn is classed as a light – 3 (dk) but I thought it made a good enough weight match with the other yarn.

Overlay Mosaic Crochet

The mosaic crochet version of each Beloved Alphabet blanket 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 nine-page chart marked with X’s (better for printing)

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