Summer Direction CAL: Final Section and Border

The first day of autumn in the northern hemisphere is September 22, 2021. I’ve always believed I had a fall birthday and I was an adult before I learned that technically my birthday occurs in the summer. My sister is a winter baby that technically has a birthday in the fall. Many years we already have snow at this time of year so it makes sense to me that most people consider it autumn and completely disregard the actual equinox.

I consider my Summer Direction Crochet-A-Long a success because we managed to get everything posted in the summer and I have seen at least a couple people working on it. I also really appreciate the sales of the PDF (whether you plan on doing this project after you finish something or if you’ve put it in that list that will never get finished). Thank you!

If you’d rather not deal with the free releases across multiple webpages (or you’re desperate for the charts), you can grab a FULL copy of the pattern and charts on Etsy or Ravelry. Get 50% off your purchase of “Summer Direction CAL” on Etsy and Ravelry until September 30, 2021 by using code “SUMMER2021”!

This final section is very short: only a couple rows to finish off the lines that match the beginning foundation rows. Instructions for an optional border are included and that will take up more time than any of the sections ever did.

If you’ve found this page but haven’t been following the pattern you should go back to the landing page and start at the beginning. This pattern, like (almost) all of my patterns is written up for interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet. I have tutorials on both techniques and people prefer one technique over the other for many different reasons. If you’ve never tried these techniques I’d say the mosaic is easier to learn but the interlocking is my favorite because you don’t need to worry about cutting your yarn or dealing with the tails and it can sometimes create an amazing image on the backside of your project too! Overlay mosaic requires you to cut your yarn at the end of each row and join again at the beginning of the row. The back is just stripes of your alternating colors, so it’s also pretty to look at. There are a few variations out there where people adjust the technique to get an image on the back or to not deal with the tails but I prefer to stick with the basic method at this point.


Final Border Lines: Overlay Mosaic Technique

The video shows the final three lines but the length of this video is mostly due to that envelope border. I have a tutorial called “Ashlee’s Lazy Envelope Border” which uses double crochets but I’m showing the single crochet version here in this video. Scroll down for the written instructions on the final lines in this pattern and the optional border.

Mosaic Crochet: Top Border Lines

161 – JS, sc4, *sc18*, sc3, ES

162 – JS, dc1, sc3, *sc18*, sc2, dc1, ES

Trim the fringe, if needed.

Add optional envelope border. (Video above shows the single crochet option, link below shows the double crochet option)

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Interlocking Crochet: Final Border

These final lines just match the foundation rows we did. They are quick and easy to finish. The optional border does add some time and yarn to your project but I think it is worth it. I have also recently changed the border instructions I include with my patterns because I think everything lays better when the border locks into both layers.

Here’s the final video or scroll down for the written portion.

LFM Final Lines and Border:

161 AC – Ch3 in front, *9F*, 1F, EF

Cut and tie off AC

RS

162 MC – Ch3, 1B, *9B*, 1B, ES

SC Border (optional)

Chain 1, put 2 sc in each gap on all four sides. Add an extra chain 2 space in each corner (corner gap will have 2sc, 2ch, 2sc).

Revised SC border (shown in video)

Chain 1, put 1 sc in the MC gap, and then the second sc should pick up one loop of the AC as well as going through the MC gap. Do this in each gap on all four sides. Add an extra chain 2 on the corners.

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What does this mean?
This is an original pattern by Ashlee Brotzell. You may not copy, reproduce, sell, or share any part of it whether for profit or not. This includes, but is not limited to, the written pattern, the chart, and the photos. No translations or video tutorials are allowed.

Sales of your finished items are, of course, unrestricted (and I wish you all the best!). I appreciate credit given to the designer when possible but it is not a requirement. You may tag me @AshleesLint or direct people to my website http://www.ashleeslint.com

Summer Direction CAL: Sections 11 and 12

Today is my birthday! My kids got me three giant balls of soft jumbo blanket yarn. It was not a surprise, hahaha, because dad didn’t hide it well! I have a ball of neon green, and two balls of neon pink. Now, what to make with it?

Of course, since I am a mom, I made the cake myself (Remi helped me with the sprinkles), I didn’t get photos of any of the festivities, and I am left with the clean up. 🙃

I remember in high school some kids would take the day off when it was their birthday. Their birthday was the most important event of the year for them. No way were they working their part time job after school on that day. “Me-time” to the max!

For me it has usually just been another day. I feel uncomfortable when everyone stares at me and expects me to blow out the candles. I get nervous that I won’t have the appropriate surprise-and-thank-you reaction. I like the kids’ birthdays better. That’s fun for me.

This year I tried to enjoy the moments but I need to sneak in a little bit of “work” now. My crochet stuff is sort of work, sort of hobby, sort of my favorite thing but also has random deadlines and can sometimes be stressful. So, it is “work” now.

The next two sections in my Summer Direction CAL don’t require much from me (I did all the real work earlier) so I am posting this even though it is my birthday and then I will go crochet some more! We need to replicate the opposite of the chevrons that were at the beginning of the project, so we are doing Chevron B twice. If you’re doing overlay mosaic crochet then you simply repeat the section. If you are using the interlocking crochet technique (what I call Locked Filet Mesh / LFM) then you need to first do Chevron B starting with the Wrong Side (WS) and then do Chevron B starting with the Right Side (RS).

After this we only have the final border lines and the finishing touch: an envelope border on the mosaic piece or a simple single crochet border on the interlocking. That section will be published in only a couple days – I am determined to finish this Summer Direction Crochet-A-Long before Summer ends (the fall equinox is on September 21 I think).

If you’d rather not wait for all the free releases (or you’re desperate for the charts), you can grab a FULL copy of the pattern and charts on Etsy or Ravelry. Get 50% off your purchase of “Summer Direction CAL” on Etsy and Ravelry until September 30, 2021 by using code “SUMMER2021”!

In case you were skimming through all of that, scroll back up and do Chevron B for mosaic for section 11 and 12. And do Chevron B (WS) for section 11 of the LFM and Chevron B (RS) for section 12!

By the way, I have been enjoying all the birthday love in my Facebook group, thanks everyone!

Summer Direction CAL: Dark Arrows Reversed

When you’re done this Crochet-A-Long, if you fold it in half, top to bottom, the chevrons and these dark arrows will match each other. The light arrows in the middle don’t fold in half on themselves but the rest of the design is mirrored from top to bottom. The arrows sections have one arrow facing one way and the arrow on top is facing the other way. The first dark arrows section is the opposite of this dark arrows section.

This is the 75% mark. We are 3/4 of the way through this project. It may be easier at this point to navigate to each section from the landing page. You can also return to the list of all my Crochet-A-Longs by clicking here.

If you’d rather not wait for all the free releases (or you’re desperate for the charts), you can grab a FULL copy of the pattern and charts on Etsy or Ravelry. Get 50% off your purchase of “Summer Direction CAL” on Etsy and Ravelry until September 30, 2021 by using code “SUMMER2021”! I have a birthday promotion on right now as well, you can get 40% off your entire cart by using codeYARNFUND” until September 14 (valid on Ravelry and Etsy). You may want to purchase the Summer Direction CAL separately so that you can get the better deal.


Dark Arrows Reversed: Overlay Mosaic Technique

This is a new section that we haven’t done before, so there is a new video! The arrow sections are larger than the chevron sections so this video is also a bit longer.

Here’s the YouTube video that shows you a complete walk-thru of this section or scroll down for the written instructions.

Mosaic Crochet: Dark Arrows Reversed

117 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc2, *sc18*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

118 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc18*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

119 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, *sc15, dc1, sc1, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

120 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc16, dc1, sc1*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

121 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, *sc13, dc1, sc3, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

122 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc14, (dc1, sc1) x2*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

123 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc2, *sc7, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc6*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

124 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *(dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

125 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc2, *sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc8*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

126 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *(dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

127 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc2, *sc7, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc6*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

128 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc8, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

129 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, *sc13, dc1, sc3, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

130 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *(dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

131 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, *sc15, dc1, sc1, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

132 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *(dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc5*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

133 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, *sc13, dc1, sc3, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

134 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc8, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

135 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc2, *sc7, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc6*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

136 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc8, dc1, sc9*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

137 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc2, *sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc8*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

138 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc18*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

139 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc2, *sc18*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

140 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc18*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

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Interlocking Crochet: Dark Arrows Reversed

If you are mixing and matching designs you’ll need to pay attention to the fact that this portion starts with us looking at the Wrong Side (WS). It is a new section – so there’s a new video – and we won’t be repeating it later.

Here’s the video for “Dark Arrows Reversed” or scroll down for the written portion.

LFM Dark Arrows Reversed written portion:

117 AC – Ch3 in back, 1F, *9F*, EB

RS – ACF

118 MC – Ch3, 1F, *9B*, 1F, ES

119 AC – Ch3 in front, *1F, 7B, 1F*, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

120 MC – Ch3, 1B, *1B, 8F*, 1B, ES

121 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, *1F, 1B, 6F, 1B*, EB

RS – ACF

122 MC – Ch3, 1F, *7B, 2F*, 1F, ES

123 AC – Ch3 in front, *4B, 1F, 1B, 1F, 2B*, 1B, EF

WS – ACB

124 MC – Ch3, 1B, *3B, 2F, 4B*, 1B, ES

125 AC – Ch3 in back, 1F, *3F, 2B, 4F*, EB

RS – ACF

126 MC – Ch3, 1F, *5F, 1B, 3F*, 1F, ES

127 AC – Ch3 in front, *4B, 1F, 1B, 1F, 2B*, 1B, EF

WS – ACB

128 MC – Ch3, 1B, *2B, 1F, 2B, 4F*, 1B, ES

129 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, *1F, 1B, 6F, 1B*, EB

RS – ACF

130 MC – Ch3, 1F, *7F, 1B, 1F*, 1F, ES

131 AC – Ch3 in front, *1F, 7B, 1F*, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

132 MC – Ch3, 1B, *2F, 7B*, 1B, ES

133 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, *1F, 1B, 6F, 1B*, EB

RS – ACF

134 MC – Ch3, 1F, *4B, 2F, 3B*, 1F, ES

135 AC – Ch3 in front, *4B, 1F, 1B, 1F, 2B*, 1B, EF

WS – ACB

136 MC – Ch3, 1B, *4F, 1B, 4F*, 1B, ES

137 AC – Ch3 in back, 1F, *3F, 2B, 4F*, EB

RS – ACF

138 MC – Ch3, 1F, *9B*, 1F, ES

139 AC – Ch3 in front, *9B*, 1B, EF

WS – ACB

140 MC – Ch3, 1B, *9F*, 1B, ES

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All rights reserved. This publication is protected under federal copyright laws. Reproduction or distribution, in whole or in part, in any medium, is strictly prohibited.

What does this mean?
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Sales of your finished items are, of course, unrestricted (and I wish you all the best!). I appreciate credit given to the designer when possible but it is not a requirement. You may tag me @AshleesLint or direct people to my website http://www.ashleeslint.com

Summer Direction CAL: Section 9

It’s definitely starting to feel like Autumn here. I’m trying to hold onto the last bits of summer – are you doing this Summer Direction CAL (Crochet-A-Long) in summer colors? This pattern will be FREE forever here on the blog and each section has a FREE YouTube walk-thru as well! You can see a list of all my CALs here: www.AshleesLint.com/CALs

Section 9 is another chevron. For the mosaic technique it is simply a repeat of the last section. But, because you have to turn your work when you do Locked Filet Mesh (another term for interlocking crochet) this section begins with the Wrong Side (WS) facing you.

If you’d rather not wait for all the free releases (or you’re desperate for the charts), you can grab a FULL copy of the pattern and charts on Etsy or Ravelry. Get 50% off your purchase of “Summer Direction CAL” on Etsy and Ravelry until September 30, 2021 by using code “SUMMER2021”! I have a birthday promotion on right now as well, you can get 40% off your entire cart by using codeYARNFUND” until September 14 (valid on Ravelry and Etsy). You may want to purchase the Summer Direction CAL separately so that you can get the better deal.

All of my patterns are written up for two techniques: interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet. You may wish to navigate to each section of this pattern from the main landing page instead (it has each section all in one list, and also has important information like the key and a refresher on how to crochet each technique).

The difference between Chevron A and B is a matter of direction

Interlocking Crochet: Chevron B (WS)

This section creates the same chevron as the previous section but we are looking at the Wrong Side (WS) first so the instructions are opposite and reversed.

Here’s the video for Chevron B (WS), or keep scrolling down for the written portion.

LFM Chevron B (WS) written portion:

105 AC – Ch3 in back, 1F, *9F*, EB

RS – ACF

106 MC – Ch3, 1F, *9B*, 1F, ES

107 AC – Ch3 in front, *2B, 1F, 5B, 1F*, 1B, EF

WS – ACB

108 MC – Ch3, 1B, *1B, 6F, 1B, 1F*, 1B, ES

109 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, *1F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 1F, 2B*, EB

RS – ACF

110 MC – Ch3, 1F, *2B, 1F, 4B, 1F, 1B*, 1F, ES

111 AC – Ch3 in front, *2B, (1F, 1B) x3, 1F*, 1B, EF

WS – ACB

112 MC – Ch3, 1B, *(2F, 1B) x2, 3F*, 1B, ES

113 AC – Ch3 in back, 1F, *(1F, 1B) x3, 3F*, EB

RS – ACF

114 MC – Ch3, 1F, *4B, 2F, 3B*, 1F, ES

115 AC – Ch3 in front, *4B, 1F, 1B, 1F, 2B*, 1B, EF

WS – ACB

116 MC – Ch3, 1B, *9F*, 1B, ES

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All rights reserved. This publication is protected under federal copyright laws. Reproduction or distribution, in whole or in part, in any medium, is strictly prohibited.

What does this mean?
This is an original pattern by Ashlee Brotzell. You may not copy, reproduce, sell, or share any part of it whether for profit or not. This includes, but is not limited to, the written pattern, the chart, and the photos. No translations or video tutorials are allowed.

Sales of your finished items are, of course, unrestricted (and I wish you all the best!). I appreciate credit given to the designer when possible but it is not a requirement. You may tag me @AshleesLint or direct people to my website http://www.ashleeslint.com

Pull It Up: Crochet Pattern for Shawl or Blanket

Triangles and angles seem to be a very popular design choice lately. When I was designing this one I wanted a big, bold design that would work as a shawl (or, half-blanket, as I like to think of them) and as a full blanket. This rectangle shawl will drape over your shoulders and keep you cozy and warm. The triangles will always be pointing up! Repeat the pattern a few times and you will get a blanket. The design is quite abstract and these big blocks of color are modern and punchy!

Interlocking crochet sample done by Maja Serec.

The pattern begins with a long foundation. The charts (one for interlocking crochet and another marked with X’s for mosaic crochet) show the repeated section; to make it wide enough for a shawl you need to repeat that section six times.

A sample of the interlocking pattern looks like this: Ch3, 1F, *7B, 17F, 6B*, 1F, ES

The Mosaic pattern looks like this: JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, *sc1, dc1, sc57, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

Having the repeated section *between the stars* is the same setup as I used with my MusicCAL and Summer Direction CAL patterns. The outer edge border is just straight lines. You repeat the instructions between the *s. I have suggested that you repeat the middle section 6 times to create the width for a shawl.

If you’d like to make a blanket you’ll need to repeat the full shawl three times. Those instructions are included in the pattern as well.

On Ravelry and Etsy you can use my birthday code to get 40% off your entire cart (use code “YARNFUND”, offer ends September 14, 2021).

Interlocking crochet sample by Maja Serec

Summer Direction CAL: Light Arrows

This section is the halfway point of our Summer Direction CAL (Crochet-A-Long). This pattern will be FREE forever here on the blog and each section has a FREE YouTube walk-thru as well! You can see a list of all my CALs here: www.AshleesLint.com/CALs

If you’d rather not wait for all the free releases (or you’re desperate for the charts), you can grab a FULL copy of the pattern and charts on Etsy or Ravelry. Get 50% off your purchase of “Summer Direction CAL” on Etsy and Ravelry until September 30, 2021 by using code “SUMMER2021”! I have a birthday promotion on right now as well, you can get 40% off your entire cart by using codeYARNFUND” until September 14 (valid on Ravelry and Etsy). You may want to purchase the Summer Direction CAL separately so that you can get the better deal.

All of my patterns are written up for two techniques: interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet. You may wish to navigate to each section of this pattern from the main landing page instead (it has each section all in one list, and also has important information like the key and a refresher on how to crochet each technique).

This section is very similar to the Dark Arrows section we have already done. The light and dark description comes from whether the arrow is filled in or not. Fun fact: the mosaic version of this pattern seems to be about 75% more popular than the interlocking / locked filet mesh / LFM version.

The “Light Arrows” are outlined in our main color and filled in with the accent / contrasting color.

Light Arrows: Overlay Mosaic Technique

Do you prefer the light or dark arrows? We had a section of dark arrows earlier and now we have light arrows.

Here’s the YouTube video that shows you a complete walk-thru of this section or scroll down for the written instructions.

Mosaic Crochet: Light Arrows

71 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc2, *sc18*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

72 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc18*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

73 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, *sc15, dc1, sc1, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

74 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc16, dc1, sc1*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

75 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, *sc13, dc1, sc3, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

76 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc14, (dc1, sc1) x2*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

77 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc2, *sc7, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc2*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

78 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc6, (dc1, sc5) x2*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

79 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, *sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

80 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc6, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

81 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc2, *sc7, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc2*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

82 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc8, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

83 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, *sc9, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

84 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *dc1, sc11, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

85 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, *sc1, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

86 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *dc1, sc11, dc1, sc5*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

87 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, *sc9, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

88 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc8, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

89 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc2, *sc7, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc6*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

90 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc8, dc1, sc9*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

91 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc2, *sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc8*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

92 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc18*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

93 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc2, *sc18*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

94 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc18*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

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Interlocking Crochet: Light Arrows

This section begins with us looking at the right side (RS). This section doesn’t get used again so there is no opposite pattern where you begin with the wrong side (WS). If you are mixing and matching designs you’ll need to pay attention to that. If you’re following the pattern as written then you shouldn’t have any problems!

Here’s the video for “Light Arrows”, or keep scrolling down for the written portion.

LFM Light Arrows written portion:

71 AC – Ch3 in front, *9B*, 1B, EF

WS – ACB

72 MC – Ch3, 1B, *9F*, 1B, ES

73 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, *1B, 7F, 1B*, EB

RS – ACF

74 MC – Ch3, 1F, *8B, 1F*, 1F, ES

75 AC – Ch3 in front, *1F, 6B, 1F, 1B*, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

76 MC – Ch3, 1B, *2B, 7F*, 1B, ES

77 AC – Ch3 in back, 1F, *(1B, 1F) x2, 1B, 4F*, EB

RS – ACF

78 MC – Ch3, 1F, *3B, (1F, 2B) x2*, 1F, ES

79 AC – Ch3 in front, *6F, 1B, 2F*, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

80 MC – Ch3, 1B, *2F, 1B, 1F, 2B, 3F*, 1B, ES

81 AC – Ch3 in back, 1F, *(1B, 1F) x2, 1B, 4F*, EB

RS – ACF

82 MC – Ch3, 1F, *4B, 2F, 1B, 2F*, 1F, ES

83 AC – Ch3 in front, *1F, 4B, (1F, 1B) x2*, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

84 MC – Ch3, 1B, *1B, 1F, 1B, 5F, 1B*, 1B, ES

85 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, *1B, 1F, 7B*, EB

RS – ACF

86 MC – Ch3, 1F, *1F, 5B, 1F, 2B*, 1F, ES

87 AC – Ch3 in front, *1F, 4B, (1F, 1B) x2*, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

88 MC – Ch3, 1B, *3F, 2B, 4F*, 1B, ES

89 AC – Ch3 in back, 1F, *2F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 4F*, EB

RS – ACF

90 MC – Ch3, 1F, *4B, 1F, 4B*, 1F, ES

91 AC – Ch3 in front, *4B, 2F, 3B*, 1B, EF

WS – ACB

92 MC – Ch3, 1B, *9F*, 1B, ES

93 AC – Ch3 in back, 1F, *9F*, EB

RS – ACF

94 MC – Ch3, 1F, *9B*, 1F, ES

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All rights reserved. This publication is protected under federal copyright laws. Reproduction or distribution, in whole or in part, in any medium, is strictly prohibited.

What does this mean?
This is an original pattern by Ashlee Brotzell. You may not copy, reproduce, sell, or share any part of it whether for profit or not. This includes, but is not limited to, the written pattern, the chart, and the photos. No translations or video tutorials are allowed.

Sales of your finished items are, of course, unrestricted (and I wish you all the best!). I appreciate credit given to the designer when possible but it is not a requirement. You may tag me @AshleesLint or direct people to my website http://www.ashleeslint.com

Summer Direction CAL: Chevron B

I hope you’ve been enjoying my Summer Direction CAL (Crochet-A-Long). This pattern will be FREE forever here on the blog and each section has a FREE YouTube walk-thru as well! You can see a list of all my CALs here: www.AshleesLint.com/CALs

If you’d rather not wait for all the free releases (or you’re desperate for the charts), you can grab a FULL copy of the pattern and charts on Etsy or Ravelry. Get 50% off your purchase of “Summer Direction CAL” on Etsy and Ravelry until September 30, 2021 by using code “SUMMER2021”! I have a birthday promotion on right now as well, you can get 40% off your entire cart by using codeYARNFUND” until September 14 (valid on Ravelry and Etsy). You may want to purchase the Summer Direction CAL separately so that you can get the better deal.

All of my patterns are written up for two techniques: interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet. You may wish to navigate to each section of this pattern from the main landing page instead (it has each section all in one list, and also has important information like the key and a refresher on how to crochet each technique).

This post has the written instructions for Chevron B for the mosaic technique and then Chevron B for the interlocking section. Because you have to turn your work when you do Locked Filet Mesh (another term for interlocking crochet) you will have two sections for Chevron B, just like Chevron A: Right Side and Wrong Side. If this is your first time to this section you will be doing the RS. We won’t be using the WS part until after another section of arrows.

The difference between Chevron A and B is a matter of direction

Chevron B: Overlay Mosaic Technique

Chevron B is the same thing as Chevron A except it has been flipped upside down.

I have created a YouTube video that shows you a complete walk-thru of this section! Or, scroll down for the written instructions.

Mosaic Crochet: Chevron B

59 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc2, *sc18*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

60 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc18*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

61 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc2, *sc3, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc2*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

62 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc2, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc1*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

63 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, *sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc3, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

64 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc4, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

65 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc2, *(sc3, dc1) x4, sc2*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

66 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc6, (dc1, sc5) x2*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

67 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc2, *sc5, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc4*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

68 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc8, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

69 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc2, *sc7, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc6*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

70 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc18*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

Please show off your work in my Facebook group!


Interlocking Crochet: Chevron B

Just like with Chevron A, this section has two videos and two different written sections to achieve one image. The Chevron will be visible on the right side of our work but our instructions will either start with us looking at the right side (RS) or the wrong side (WS). If this is the first time you’re seeing Chevron B you will be using the RS pattern.

You can tell which side you are looking at because those bottom foundation rows will be straight horizontal lines. If you’re looking at a bunch of vertical dashes then you’re looking at the wrong side.

Chevron B (RS)

Here’s the video for the first time we meet Chevron B, or keep scrolling down for the written portion.

LFM Chevron B (RS) written portion:

59 AC – Ch3 in front, *9B*, 1B, EF

WS – ACB

60 MC – Ch3, 1B, *9F*, 1B, ES

61 AC – Ch3 in back, 1F, *1B, 5F, 1B, 2F*, EB

RS – ACF

62 MC – Ch3, 1F, *1B, 1F, 6B, 1F*, 1F, ES

63 AC – Ch3 in front, *2F, 1B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 1B*, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

64 MC – Ch3, 1B, *1F, 1B, 4F, 1B, 2F*, 1B, ES

65 AC – Ch3 in back, 1F, *(1B, 1F) x3, 1B, 2F*, EB

RS – ACF

66 MC – Ch3, 1F, *3B, (1F, 2B) x2*, 1F, ES

67 AC – Ch3 in front, *3B, (1F, 1B) x3*, 1B, EF

WS – ACB

68 MC – Ch3, 1B, *3F, 2B, 4F*, 1B, ES

69 AC – Ch3 in back, 1F, *2F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 4F*, EB

RS – ACF

70 MC – Ch3, 1F, *9B*, 1F, ES

Please share your progress with us on Facebook! Or tag me on Instagram @ashleeslint


© 2021 Ashlee Brotzell.
All rights reserved. This publication is protected under federal copyright laws. Reproduction or distribution, in whole or in part, in any medium, is strictly prohibited.

What does this mean?
This is an original pattern by Ashlee Brotzell. You may not copy, reproduce, sell, or share any part of it whether for profit or not. This includes, but is not limited to, the written pattern, the chart, and the photos. No translations or video tutorials are allowed.

Sales of your finished items are, of course, unrestricted (and I wish you all the best!). I appreciate credit given to the designer when possible but it is not a requirement. You may tag me @AshleesLint or direct people to my website http://www.ashleeslint.com

September Gnome, Harvest Basket, And a Birthday SALE

August was the big birthday month in my household (my husband and both our daughters) but September is MY birthday month!

From September 1 – 14, 2021 you can get 40% off everything in my Etsy shop and Ravelry store by using code “YARNFUND” (expires 11:59 pm CST September 14, 2021). Happy birthday to me!

Now, before anyone starts thinking I’m doing 40% off because I’m 40 – I am only 34! I was going to do 30% off but it just didn’t seem like a good enough gift to you all. You are all my new friends and I have LOVED having each of you in my life (in whatever small capacity it might be) so this is my birthday gift to you!

Anyway, I have always loved the back-to-school season: the cooler weather, the excitement of seeing my friends again after summer break, getting new pencils and notebooks and squeaky sneakers. And then it’s my birthday with all this fresh excitement in the air!

Here in Canada school usually starts up in the last week of August or the first week of September. Farmers are trying to get their crops brought in from the fields before the snow comes and I think that might affect the timing of school. Historically, farm kids are workers. Family farms need everyone to pitch in and do their part. I was very old before I learned that schools start at different times in other places – like, only this year I learned that some places start school in June! Seems very strange to me.

So, I tried to draw a back-to-school gnome. It did not go well. I will not show the disaster.

This harvest gnome is much better! He has his shiny apple and his hat has a leaf instead of a fluffy pom-pom. The background is sort of like the cross hatching on a woven basket in my mind, but perhaps it doesn’t need to look like anything to be a nice background.

Mosaic Crochet by CarolinevdB

And, I am not sure if you noticed, but the monthly gnomes are moving from the left side, to the middle, to the right side, then back to the middle. It looks pretty good when you put all the gnomes together. We only have a few more months to go before I will create that all-in-one blanket pattern!

I also made a pattern with just the background design because I think it would work nicely for a lot of things. Color choice could make this simple design match a lot of things. I crocheted it twice; once in wicker-basket-colors and once with a bit of POP! I call it “Harvest Basket 40” (the “40” refers to how many windows you begin with when you use the interlocking crochet technique; it is the same size as these gnome squares).

When using the interlocking crochet method, the wrong side produces a new design! This fun box design makes this square reversible! Mosaic crochet will produce stripes on the back side.

Like always, both of these new squares (Harvest Basket and September Gnome) include written line-by-line instructions for both the interlocking crochet technique and the overlay mosaic crochet technique. Each file includes a chart as well. Simple black and white boxes for interlocking; X’s to mark the dropped double crochets for mosaic.

If you have already bought the eBook “A Year of Gnomes” on Ravelry then you will see “September Gnome” has been added and the eBook has been updated. As a surprise bonus, you can download my new “Harvest Basket” square for FREE – just add it to your cart and Ravelry will automatically detect if you’ve purchased the eBook! Offer ends December 31, 2021, valid on Ravelry only.

The eBook is a great value! Ravelry has a great system for updating patterns; Etsy requires that I email you each month with the updated pattern.

And, of course, our master list of gnomes that keeps getting updated:

Thank you for reading this far! I hope you have a wonderful September! We are nearly at the half-way mark of the Summer Direction CAL and I have a fun shawl pattern that is nearly ready for release as well as ANOTHER ocean-themed eBook of baby blankets. These blankets will be the same size as the ones in the “Baby Ocean and Others” eBook but they have less of a baby style. They are a bit more grown-up in their styling. I hope you’ll love them, they’ll be ready soon!

Summer Direction CAL & August Summary

This post is going to be a mix of personal stuff, a monthly summary, and instructions for how to continue the Summer Direction CAL. You can skip to whatever part you find most interesting.

Personal

Twelve years ago, under a hot summer sun, I said “I do”. Mitch and I got married on his parents’ acreage and most of the guests took home sunburns. We were young and crazy. Now we’re just crazy. 😉

We have had good times and bad times and three babies and many moves and we have grown and changed through it all. I am not going to give you my life’s story today. I’m too busy making crochet patterns! Here’s to many more years! *grab a cup of something and celebrate with me, eh?*

Also, my Anniversary could have been a good excuse to have a sale, but I already had a sale to celebrate my family’s August birthdays and I’m going to have another sale for my birthday in a few days anyway! 😀

August Summary

This month, August 2021, marks 16 months since I began designing. I love it and I wish I had started sooner!

Like every month this year, my first pattern of the month was a gnome. “August Gnome” was the one with all the cherries. There are only a few more months to go until we have a complete blanket! “A Year of Gnomes” has been one of my best sellers. Thank you for the love!

Crocheted by CarolinevdB, overlay mosaic technique

Then I published “Baby Fish“. This pattern was the 6th extra large square (otherwise known as a baby blanket) in my “Baby Ocean & Others” eBook. I am excited to get my next Ocean eBook started! I will have 6 more patterns of this size for you all! They aren’t *baby* designs this time, although some of them are definitely still good as baby gifts. Most of them are designed for the super cool grown-ups, like me, who enjoy ocean art that can be made into a big blanket.

Mosaic crochet version of “Baby Fish”. Made with Retro Stripes from Red Heart.

Next I came out with another big blanket pattern, “Sunflowers and Butterflies”. This is a summer design that I know you all loved – you visited my ravelry page so many times that I got listed in their top 10 list! Thank you!

Interlocking Crochet sample by Semicci. This pattern made it into Ravelry’s top 10!

You may notice in the image above that the pattern listed right above mine was “The Wave 2” by Svetlana Rogatykh. That pattern was part of the Ocean-themed Crochet-Along hosted by CAL-Crochet-Along blog. I contributed two patterns to that CAL. My “Mosaic Coral Strip” was first, and my “Mosaic Sunglasses Strip” was the final part of that blanket! They have 2 more blankets as part of their Friends Around the World 6th Anniversary CAL – check out the details here: https://calcrochetalong.com/2021-friends-around-the-world-cal/

After publishing the FREE “Mosaic Sunglasses Strip” to Ravelry on August 19, 2021 I also put a FREE file in my Facebook Group for the interlocking crochet version of my sunglasses strip!

And then the very next day we started my Summer Direction CAL!

This pattern has YouTube videos for each section for both of the techniques (interlocking and overlay mosaic crochet). And each section’s written line-by-line instructions will be FREE on my website here as well.

We are about 25% of the way through this pattern so far.

You can still get the full pattern and charts on Ravelry or Etsy for 50% off until the end of September by using code “SUMMER2021“.

My 6th published pattern this month was originally published in Crochet Now magazine in issue 68 which came out in the spring. I am very proud to be published like a “real designer”! It feels very validating and a little bit surreal. 😅

Now that I can publish my “Eiffel Tower Wall Hanging” to Ravelry and Etsy I have used my normal template (that is: US terminology, written for both overlay mosaic crochet and interlocking crochet).

You can still get 20% off your purchase of the Eiffel Tower or the Parisian Wall Hangings eBook (which includes three patterns) until 11:59pm CST August 30, 2021 by using code “PARIS20“.

Summer Direction CAL

We began this Crochet-A-Long on August 20, 2021. We created the foundation rows in whichever technique you preferred (interlocking or mosaic) and you also had to decide at that point how wide your project was going to be. You may find it easier to navigate through each section from the landing page for your chosen technique.

I made a single-width sample in both techniques and then a full blanket using the mosaic technique (I used Red Heart Super Saver Stripes, colorway “Retro Stripes” for my Contrasting Color).

We have completed two sections of Chevron A and the first Dark Arrow section so far.

The next section in the Summer Direction CAL is a repeat of Chevron A again. We are now at row 49 but the video and written instructions are going to start with row 5. You may need to put a stitch marker at row 49 to remind you that it counts as row 5.

If you’re using the interlocking technique it’s important to note that you will be starting this section with the Wrong Side (WS) facing you.

Make sure you only do Chevron A once after the Dark Arrows.

Summer Direction CAL: Dark Arrows

So far we have done the foundation rows and then Chevron A twice. If you are using the interlocking / Locked Filet Mesh / LFM crochet technique you had to follow two different sets of instructions to get the Chevron A to show up on the right side of your work. This “Dark Arrows” section doesn’t get repeated (but there will be some very similar arrows coming later).

Since this Crochet-A-Long (as well as all my other patterns) is written up for two techniques, you may find it easier to navigate to the section you want from the main landing page. This post is for the “Dark Arrows” section; first the overlay mosaic line-by-line instructions and then the interlocking version. The YouTube walk-thru’s are linked here as well.

I call these “dark” arrows because they show more of the Main Color/MC (which is usually the darker color). Later we will also do “light” arrows which show more of the Contrasting Color/CC or Accent Color/AC. If you’ve used a lighter color for your MC it will be ok. Your project will still turn out amazing, I’m sure!

If you’d rather not wait for all the free releases (or you’re desperate for the charts), you can grab a FULL copy of the pattern and charts on Etsy or Ravelry. Get 50% off your purchase of “Summer Direction CAL” on Etsy and Ravelry until September 30, 2021 by using code “SUMMER2021”!


Dark Arrows: Overlay Mosaic Technique

After the foundation rows we did “Chevron A” two times. Now we will do this “Dark Arrows” section once.

Remember, even-numbered rows use Main Color (MC); odd-numbered rows use Contrasting Color (CC). You can read the pattern KEY if you need a refresher.

Here’s the YouTube walk-thru, or scroll down for the written instructions.

Mosaic Crochet: Dark Arrows

25 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc2, *sc18*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

26 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc18*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

27 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc2, *sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc8*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

28 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc8, dc1, sc9*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

29 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc2, *sc7, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc6*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

30 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc8, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

31 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, *sc13, dc1, sc3, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

32 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *(dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc5*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

33 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, *sc15, dc1, sc1, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

34 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *(dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

35 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, *sc13, dc1, sc3, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

36 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc8, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

37 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc2, *sc7, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc6*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

38 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *(dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

39 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc2, *sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc8*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

40 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *(dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

41 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc2, *sc7, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc6*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

42 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc14, (dc1, sc1) x2*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

43 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, *sc13, dc1, sc3, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

44 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc16, dc1, sc1*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

45 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, *sc15, dc1, sc1, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

46 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc18*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

47 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc2, *sc18*, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

48 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc18*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

Please show off your work in my Facebook group!


Interlocking Crochet/LFM: Dark Arrows

When you created two Chevron A’s you had to use two different patterns because one began with the Right Side (RS) and the other began with the Wrong Side (WS). This section begins with the WS but there is no RS version. If you follow my pattern as written there won’t be a problem but if you’re mixing and matching you will want to take note of that detail.

Go back to the landing page for a review of important information and the KEY.

Here’s the walk-thru for the first section of our Summer Direction CAL, or scroll down for the written portion.

Interlocking / LFM Dark Arrows written portion:

25 AC – Ch3 in back, 1F, *9F*, EB

RS – ACF

26 MC – Ch3, 1F, *9B*, 1F, ES

27 AC – Ch3 in front, *4B, 2F, 3B*, 1B, EF

WS – ACB

28 MC – Ch3, 1B, *4F, 1B, 4F*, 1B, ES

29 AC – Ch3 in back, 1F, *2F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 4F*, EB

RS – ACF

30 MC – Ch3, 1F, *4B, 2F, 3B*, 1F, ES

31 AC – Ch3 in front, *1F, 6B, 1F, 1B*, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

32 MC – Ch3, 1B, *2F, 7B*, 1B, ES

33 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, *1B, 7F, 1B*, EB

RS – ACF

34 MC – Ch3, 1F, *7F, 1B, 1F*, 1F, ES

35 AC – Ch3 in front, *1F, 6B, 1F, 1B*, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

36 MC – Ch3, 1B, *2B, 1F, 2B, 4F*, 1B, ES

37 AC – Ch3 in back, 1F, *2F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 4F*, EB

RS – ACF

38 MC – Ch3, 1F, *5F, 1B, 3F*, 1F, ES

39 AC – Ch3 in front, *4B, 2F, 3B*, 1B, EF

WS – ACB

40 MC – Ch3, 1B, *3B, 2F, 4B*, 1B, ES

41 AC – Ch3 in back, 1F, *2F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 4F*, EB

RS – ACF

42 MC – Ch3, 1F, *7B, 2F*, 1F, ES

43 AC – Ch3 in front, *1F, 6B, 1F, 1B*, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

44 MC – Ch3, 1B, *1B, 8F*, 1B, ES

45 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, *1B, 7F, 1B*, EB

RS – ACF

46 MC – Ch3, 1F, *9B*, 1F, ES

47 AC – Ch3 in front, *9B*, 1B, EF

WS – ACB

48 MC – Ch3, 1B, *9F*, 1B, ES

Don’t forget to share your progress in my Facebook group!

© 2021 Ashlee Brotzell.
All rights reserved. This publication is protected under federal copyright laws. Reproduction or distribution, in whole or in part, in any medium, is strictly prohibited.

What does this mean?
This is an original pattern by Ashlee Brotzell. You may not copy, reproduce, sell, or share any part of it whether for profit or not. This includes, but is not limited to, the written pattern, the chart, and the photos. No translations or video tutorials are allowed.

Sales of your finished items are, of course, unrestricted (and I wish you all the best!). I appreciate credit given to the designer when possible but it is not a requirement. You may tag me @AshleesLint or direct people to my website http://www.ashleeslint.com