2022 Valentine’s Bundle of One Blanket and Two Large Squares

I was never one of those teenage girls who had perfect handwriting or dotted their i‘s with little hearts. My hand could never move as fast as my thoughts and I just wanted to get the words on paper as quickly as possible.

That translated to some messy handwriting… but some carefree art!

This little bundle of patterns feels like the swirly doodles of grade school where crushes and who-likes-who are a major distraction from math and science. I like the carefree fun in these lines.

There are two large squares (chart size 81 x 81; 40 windows to start with when using interlocking) and one blanket (chart size 161 x 161; 80 windows in the foundation for interlocking) in this set. You can join all three together or use the squares as pillows or join the squares to other squares for a blanket of your own.

The name for the baby blanket, “My Heart is Full of Love“, comes from the cliche saying that I said repeatedly every time I had a new baby. Your arms get full, but your heart gets fuller! **I added “of love” to the title on Ravelry because I didn’t realize another designer already used that title.**

You’ll notice that the mosaic sample (pink and white in the images above) has the interlocking mesh dots as part of its chart. Lately I’ve been adjusting my mosaic pieces to be more solid but this set has not been adjusted.

The square titled “Flying Hearts” looks like wings to me. And “Swirly Hearts” is just the description of what I see as well. Both of the samples below were crocheted by Angela Kermack using the mosaic technique.

This eBook is on both Ravelry and Etsy. Each piece in this bundle is available separately on Ravelry as well.

For the blanket (My Heart is Full of Love):

  • Chart is 161 x 161
  • Finished measurements approximately 40” x 40” / 101cm x 101cm
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4”
  • Worsted weight yarn
  • Interlocking yardage: (1820-1870 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) – 910 yards plus 50 for optional border
    • Accent color (AC) – 910 yards
  • Overlay Mosaic Yardage (1975 – 2475 yards)
    • Main color – 925 yards
    • Contrasting color – 1050 yards
    • Plus, optional envelope border: 500 yards

For the large squares (Flying Hearts & Swirly Hearts):

  • Chart is 81 x 81
  • Finished measurements approximately 20” x 20” / 51cm x 51cm
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4”
  • Worsted Weight Yarn
  • Interlocking yardage: (460 – 485 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) – 230 yards plus 25 for optional border
    • Accent color (AC) – 230 yards
  • Overlay Mosaic Yardage (530 yards)
    • Main color – 265 yards
    • Contrasting color – 265 yards

Make a Wish; my first blanket pattern is on sale!

Every now and then I like to celebrate certain milestones.

Today I am starting with a quick sale on the first blanket pattern I published! I published my first little square on April 1, 2020 and this blanket was published to Ravelry on April 12, 2020.

When I started, I created a few small squares and even a purse strap! The squares are meant to be joined together for a blanket (or used as coasters or pillow covers or even wall hangings) but they aren’t quite the same category as an actual blanket design.

This blanket really does show my style even though I hadn’t realized I had a style yet. It has some magic, some sparkles, and the size is manageable (in my opinion those king sized blankets are a monumental feat!).

This beautiful black and white sample was crocheted by Monique. I was new to using testers as well and I am so thankful for everyone who had faith in me right from the beginning!

Her sample uses black as the main color and is done using the interlocking technique (because that’s the only technique I had available when I started!).

In June 2020 I updated the pattern to unclude left-handed instructions because those words at the bottom need to be facing the proper way. I had also created a mirror-image chart until someone pointed out that left-handed crocheters don’t need a chart that starts at the bottom right corner… they can use the same chart I already had and they just start at the bottom left.

I definitely laughed at myself because as soon as it was explained I thought to myself, “duh!”

In September 2020 I updated this pattern to include overlay mosaic instructions. It was a big undertaking to update all my patterns and it took me longer than I expected.

I have a YouTube tutorial for reading the interlocking crochet chart for the overlay mosaic crochet technique.

In July 2021 I finally managed to get a chart marked with X’s for the mosaic crochet dropped double crochets.

Thank you for all your patience! Today I have updated the pattern to have one file for each technique. The pattern hasn’t changed. I only merged the files to be more concise. I included a bonus coupon code for those who already own this pattern so you don’t feel left out of this promotion.

There are 2 files in the listing:

  • one has line-by-line instructions for **interlocking crochet**, a single-page chart, and then written line-by-line instructions for **left-handed crocheters** (no need to read the pattern backwards to get legible words!)
  • the other has line-by-line instructions for **overlay mosaic crochet**, instructions on creating an envelope border, a multi-page chart marked with X’s for the dropped double crochets, and then written line-by-line instructions for **left-handed crocheters** (no need to read the pattern backwards to get legible words!)

Where to Get the Pattern

You can grab this blanket pattern on Etsy or Ravelry. The chart is 189 x 213 and if you meet gauge it finishes to 47″ x 53″.

You will get an automatic 40% discount until January 17, 2022!


Interlocking Crochet

  • Worsted Weight Yarn (2850 yards)
  • Main Color (MC) – 1410 yards plus 30 yards for optional SC border
  • Accent Color (AC) – 1410 yards
  • Crochet hook: 4.5 mm (US7)
  • Stitch marker
  • Gauge: 16 stitches x 8 rows in one color = 4” square

For Mosaic Crochet

  • Worsted Weight Yarn (3320 yards)
  • Main Color (MC) – 1610 yards
  • Coordinating Color (CC) – 1610 yards
  • And 100 yards for an optional envelope border
  • Crochet hook: 4.5 mm (US7)
  • Scissors
  • Gauge: 16 stitches x 16 rows = 4″ square

Winter 2021 CAL: LFM Part 4

The design is now mirroring itself back to the beginning. My first few CALs taught me that most people prefer complete symmetry! I usually prefer things to be balanced without being symmetrical but you’ve got to give the people what they want! LOL

If you’re new to my patterns, please note that this is the INTERLOCKING CROCHET VERSION. Go back to the main landing page to find the links to the other sections or for the overlay mosaic version.


The pattern KEY and other details can be found in Section 1. Remember, the width of this pattern is adjustable so you need to repeat between the asterisks (*) to get your required width; the blanket is designed to be six repeats wide.

If you’re looking for a chart you’ll need to purchase the pattern on Etsy or Ravelry. This free version online contains the written instructions only.

Use code “MILD20” to take 20% off your purchase of the pattern for the duration of the CAL
(offer ends January 31, 2022).


Repeat between asterisks (*) six times for a full blanket.

RS – ACF

122 MC – Ch3, 1F, *(1F, 7B) x2, 1F*, 1F, ES

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

126 MC – Ch3, 1F, *2B, (1F, 3B) x3, 1F, 2B*, 1F, ES

127 AC – Ch3 in front, *3B, 1F, 2B, 1F, 4B, (1F, 2B) x2*, 1B, EF

WS – ACB

128 MC – Ch3, 1B, *17F*, 1B, ES

129 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, *1F, 6B, 2F, 6B, 1F, 1B*, EB

RS – ACF

130 MC – Ch3, 1F, *1F, 4B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 4B, 1F*, 1F, ES

131 AC – Ch3 in front, *1B, (4F, 2B) x2, 4F*, 1B, EF

WS – ACB

132 MC – Ch3, 1B, *(5F, 1B) x2, 5F*, 1B, ES

133 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, *(4B, 2F) x2, 5B*, EB

RS – ACF

134 MC – Ch3, 1F, *(2B, 1F) x2, 5B, (1F, 2B) x2*, 1F, ES

135 AC – Ch3 in front, *2F, 2B, 10F, 2B, 1F*, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

136 MC – Ch3, 1B, *2F, (1B, 5F) x2, 1B, 2F*, 1B, ES

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

RS – ACF

138 MC – Ch3, 1F, *2B, (1F, 5B) x2, 1F, 2B*, 1F, ES

139 AC – Ch3 in front, *6B, 1F, 4B, 1F, 5B*, 1B, EF

WS – ACB

140 MC – Ch3, 1B, *2F, (1B, 5F) x2, 1B, 2F*, 1B, ES

141 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, *4F, 1B, 6F, 1B, 4F, 1B*, EB

RS – ACF

142 MC – Ch3, 1F, *2B, (1F, 5B) x2, 1F, 2B*, 1F, ES

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

WS – ACB

144 MC – Ch3, 1B, *2F, (1B, 5F) x2, 1B, 2F*, 1B, ES

145 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, *5B, 6F, 6B*, EB

RS – ACF

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

147 AC – Ch3 in front, *(1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 4B, (1F, 2B) x2*, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

148 MC – Ch3, 1B, *1F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 7F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 1F*, 1B, ES

149 AC – Ch3 in back, 1F, *(2B, 1F) x2, 1B, 2F, 1B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F*, EB

RS – ACF

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

151 AC – Ch3 in front, *(1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 1B, 2F, 1B, (1F, 2B) x2*, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

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

153 AC – Ch3 in back, 1F, *(2B, 1F) x2, 1B, 2F, 1B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F*, EB

RS – ACF

154 MC – Ch3, 1F, *1B, 1F, 2B, 1F, 7B, 1F, 2B, 1F, 1B*, 1F, ES

155 AC – Ch3 in front, *(1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 4B, (1F, 2B) x2*, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

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

157 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, *5B, 6F, 6B*, EB

RS – ACF

158 MC – Ch3, 1F, *2B, (1F, 5B) x2, 1F, 2B*, 1F, ES

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

WS – ACB

160 MC – Ch3, 1B, *2F, (1B, 5F) x2, 1B, 2F*, 1B, ES

161 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, *4F, 1B, 6F, 1B, 4F, 1B*, EB

RS – ACF

162 MC – Ch3, 1F, *2B, (1F, 5B) x2, 1F, 2B*, 1F, ES

163 AC – Ch3 in front, *6B, 1F, 4B, 1F, 5B*, 1B, EF

WS – ACB

164 MC – Ch3, 1B, *2F, (1B, 5F) x2, 1B, 2F*, 1B, ES

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

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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

Winter 2021 CAL: Mosaic Part 4

You may notice that the design is mirrored from top to bottom. My first Crochet-A-Longs taught me that most people prefer complete symmetry! I am usually a fan of things that are a bit more abstract but I try to give the people what they want sometimes.

If you’re new to my patterns, please note that this is the OVERLAY MOSAIC VERSION. Go back to the main landing page to find the links to the other sections or for the interlocking version.


The pattern KEY and other details can be found in Section 1. Remember, the width of this pattern is adjustable so you need to repeat between the asterisks (*) to get your required width; the blanket is designed to be six repeats wide.

If you’re looking for a chart (with X’s showing the dropped double crochets) you’ll need to purchase the pattern on Etsy or Ravelry. This free version online contains the written instructions only.

Use code “MILD20” to take 20% off your purchase of this pattern for the duration of the CAL
(offer ends January 31, 2022).

{Even- rows use MC; odd-numbered rows use CC}

Continue from previous section. Repeat between the *s six (6) times for a blanket.

114 – JS, *sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, {dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2} x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1*, sc1, ES

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

116 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

117 – JS, *sc6, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc5*, sc1, ES

118 – JS, *sc5, (dc1, sc7) x3, dc1, sc4*, sc1, ES

119 – JS, *sc4, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc3*, sc1, ES

120 – JS, *sc15, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc14*, sc1, ES

121 – JS, *dc1, sc3, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc3*, dc1, ES

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

123 – JS, *dc1, sc3, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc3*, dc1, ES

124 – JS, *sc15, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc14*, sc1, ES

125 – JS, *sc4, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc3*, sc1, ES

126 – JS, *sc5, (dc1, sc7) x3, dc1, sc4*, sc1, ES

127 – JS, *sc6, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc5*, sc1, ES

128 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

129 – JS, *dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc3*, dc1, ES

130 – JS, *sc1, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc5) x2, dc1, sc9, dc1*, sc1, ES

131 – JS, *sc2, {(dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc5} x2, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc1*, sc1, ES

132 – JS, *sc11, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc10*, sc1, ES

133 – JS, *(dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc1*, dc1, ES

134 – JS, *sc5, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc4*, sc1, ES

135 – JS, *dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x9, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1*, dc1, ES

136 – JS, *sc5, (dc1, sc11) x2, dc1, sc4*, sc1, ES

137 – JS, *dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc9*, dc1, ES

138 – JS, *sc5, (dc1, sc11) x2, dc1, sc4*, sc1, ES

139 – JS, *sc12, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc11*, sc1, ES

140 – JS, *sc5, (dc1, sc11) x2, dc1, sc4*, sc1, ES

141 – JS, *dc1, sc9, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc9*, dc1, ES

142 – JS, *sc5, (dc1, sc11) x2, dc1, sc4*, sc1, ES

143 – JS, *dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1*, dc1, ES

144 – JS, *sc5, (dc1, sc11) x2, dc1, sc4*, sc1, ES

145 – JS, *(dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc1*, dc1, ES

146 – JS, *sc3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc7) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc2*, sc1, ES

147 – JS, *(dc1, sc5) x2, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc5*, dc1, ES

148 – JS, *sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc15, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc2*, sc1, ES

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

150 – JS, *sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, {dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2} x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1*, sc1, ES

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

152 – JS, *sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, {dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2} x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1*, sc1, ES

153 – JS, *sc2, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc1*, sc1, 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

Repeatable Pins and Needles Pattern Update

At the end of December last year I updated this small blanket pattern to be more symmetrical. And at that time I asked for some input on whether to pull out the repeatable section and/or change the mosaic version to remove the interlocking mesh dots. Thank you to everyone who gave me feedback regarding my Pins and Needles pattern!

The blanket pattern is a repeating motif, but it is a large motif. It is actually larger than my “oversized afghan squares”!

It was unanimous that the repeatable version would be something wanted – so I’ve gone ahead and pulled that out and now both the interlocking and mosaic versions have a repeatable pattern to go along with the blanket pattern.

The border lines that keep things balanced or lock the two mesh layers together are marked off so you can repeat the inner motif as many times as you want and then still finish off with a balanced piece.

I have also removed the mesh dots from this repeatable pattern. The feedback on that wasn’t unanimous so I had to make an executive decision. If you were really hoping to repeat the pattern but you LOVE the way those interlocking dots make the mosaic piece look then you do still have the option of working from the repeatable interlocking chart.

You can read the chart like this:

Both the updated blanket and the new repeatable chart for mosaic crochet have X’s marking the dropped double crochets. The blanket still has the mesh dots but this repeatable section is solid. Lots of options!

So, to reiterate:

Original Pins and Needles blanket created November 2020, written and charts for interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet.

July 2021: Chart marked with X’s for the mosaic version was added.

December 2021: Chart for both techniques edited to make the blanket design more symmetrical.

January 2022: Repeatable section pulled from the blanket. Mosaic version edited to remove the interlocking mesh dots and border lines.

The listing now has four (4) files:

  • Blanket pattern, chart and written line-by-line instructions for interlocking crochet
  • Blanket pattern, x-marked chart and written line-by-line instructions for overlay mosaic crochet; chart identical to interlocking chart
  • Repeatable section, chart and written line-by-line instructions for interlocking crochet
  • Repeatable section, chart and written line-by-line instructions for overlay mosaic crochet; chart adjusted from interlocking chart so no extra border lines or mesh dots

Where to Get the Pattern

If you’ve purchased this pattern on Etsy and would like the update please contact me (technically Etsy prohibits me from contacting you).

REPEATABLE SQUARE: Interlocking Crochet Details

  • Base Chart: 93 x 91
  • Single square 23.35” x 22.75” / 59cm x 58cm
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (600 – 625 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) – 300 yards plus 25 for optional border
    • Accent color (AC) – 300 yards
  • Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4”

REPEATABLE SQUARE: Overlay Mosaic Crochet Details

  • Base Chart: 89 x 87, no mesh dots
  • Single square 24” x 25” / 60cm x 63cm
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (800 + yards)
    • Main color (black in square above) – 375 yards
    • Contrasting color (purple in square above) – 425 yards
    • Optional Envelope Border – minimum 200 yards
  • Gauge: 14 stitches x 15 rows = 4”

BLANKET: Interlocking Crochet Details

  • Chart is 201 x 241
  • Finished measurements approximately 50” x 60”
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (3500 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) – 1700 yards plus 100 for optional border
    • Accent color (AC) – 1700 yards
  • Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4”

BLANKET: Overlay Mosaic Crochet Details

  • Chart is 201 x 241
  • Finished measurements approximately 50” x 60”
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (4100 yards)
    • Main color – 1950 yards
    • Contrasting color – 1950 yards
    • Plus 200 yards for optional envelope border
  • Gauge: 16 stitches x 16 rows = 4”

Medical Staff, Caduceus Crochet Blanket Pattern

Months ago I created a custom pattern that included this caduceus as part of the design. I meant to get the public version posted sooner but, alas, life gets busy and I forgot. Earlier today I saw someone asking if there were any medical patterns and I was reminded that I had this in my drafts!

Here’s an amusing quote from wikipedia:

The caduceus is the traditional symbol of Hermes and features two snakes winding around an often winged staff. It is often used as a symbol of medicine, especially in the United States, despite its ancient and consistent associations with trade, liars, thieves, eloquence, negotiation, alchemy, and wisdom.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caduceus_as_a_symbol_of_medicine

The chart for the interlocking crochet technique has the double border lines and mesh dots as required for this technique. It is 217 x 221.

I’ve adjusted the chart for the overlay mosaic technique and removed the dots and unnecessary border lines. This chart is 213 x 217. It has X’s marking the dropped double crochets and because there are so many in a row I suggest using a larger gauge than the interlocking version.

Pin this image for later!

Of course, gauge is really a suggested guideline that you are completely free to ignore. To be really accurate you should make your own gauge swatch with the yarn you want to use and then you can do some math and figure out how large the finished piece would be with your personal gauge.

For my personal crochet projects I tend to do a gauge swatch only for something wearable (like a sweater) and wouldn’t bother for a blanket.

Get the Pattern

Take 20% off your entire cart with purchase of this pattern until January 8, 2022. Automatic, no code needed.

Interlocking Crochet

  • Chart is 217 x 221
  • Finished measurements approximately 54” x 55” / 138cm x 140cm
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (3360-3435 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) – 1680 yards plus 75 for optional border
    • Accent color (AC) – 1680 yards
  • Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4”

Overlay Mosaic Crochet

  • Chart is 213 x 217
  • Finished measurements approximately 57” x 62” / 144cm x 157cm
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (4475-5075 yards)
    • Main color (blue on chart) – 1450 yards
    • Contrasting color (white on chart) – 3025 yards
    • Optional Envelope Border – 600 yards
  • Gauge: 14 stitches x 15 rows = 4”

Winter 2021 CAL: Mosaic Part 3

Our Winter 2021 Crochet-A-Long has progressed into 2022. Welcome to the new year! We are already at the half way point; that goes by so quickly. Thank you so much for all the support (sharing about me online, showing us your progress, pattern purchases, etc)!

If you’re new to my patterns, please note that this is the OVERLAY MOSAIC VERSION. Go back to the main landing page to find the links to the other sections or for the interlocking version.


The pattern KEY and other details can be found in Section 1. Remember, the width of this pattern is adjustable so you need to repeat between the asterisks (*) to get your required width; the blanket is designed to be six repeats wide.

If you’re looking for a chart (with X’s showing the dropped double crochets) you’ll need to purchase the pattern on Etsy or Ravelry. This free version online contains the written instructions only.

Use code “MILD20” to take 20% off your purchase of the pattern for the duration of the CAL
(offer ends January 31, 2022).

{Even- rows use MC; odd-numbered rows use CC}

Continue from previous section. Repeat between the *s six (6) times for a blanket.

74 – JS, *sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, {dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2} x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1*, sc1, ES

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

76 – JS, *sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, {dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2} x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1*, sc1, ES

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

78 – JS, *sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc15, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc2*, sc1, ES

79 – JS, *(dc1, sc5) x2, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc5*, dc1, ES

80 – JS, *sc3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc7) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc2*, sc1, ES

81 – JS, *(dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc1*, dc1, ES

82 – JS, *sc5, (dc1, sc11) x2, dc1, sc4*, sc1, ES

83 – JS, *dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1*, dc1, ES

84 – JS, *sc5, (dc1, sc11) x2, dc1, sc4*, sc1, ES

85 – JS, *dc1, sc9, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc9*, dc1, ES

86 – JS, *sc5, (dc1, sc11) x2, dc1, sc4*, sc1, ES

87 – JS, *sc12, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc11*, sc1, ES

88 – JS, *sc5, (dc1, sc11) x2, dc1, sc4*, sc1, ES

89 – JS, *dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc9*, dc1, ES

90 – JS, *sc5, (dc1, sc11) x2, dc1, sc4*, sc1, ES

91 – JS, *dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x9, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1*, dc1, ES

92 – JS, *sc5, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc4*, sc1, ES

93 – JS, *(dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc1*, dc1, ES

94 – JS, *sc11, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc10*, sc1, ES

95 – JS, *sc2, {(dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc5} x2, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc1*, sc1, ES

96 – JS, *sc1, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc5) x2, dc1, sc9, dc1*, sc1, ES

97 – JS, *dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc3*, dc1, ES

98 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

99 – JS, *sc6, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc5*, sc1, ES

100 – JS, *sc5, (dc1, sc7) x3, dc1, sc4*, sc1, ES

101 – JS, *sc4, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc3*, sc1, ES

102 – JS, *sc15, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc14*, sc1, ES

103 – JS, *dc1, sc3, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc3*, dc1, ES

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

105 – JS, *dc1, sc3, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc3*, dc1, ES

106 – JS, *sc15, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc14*, sc1, ES

107 – JS, *sc4, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc3*, sc1, ES

108 – JS, *sc5, (dc1, sc7) x3, dc1, sc4*, sc1, ES

109 – JS, *sc6, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc5*, sc1, ES

110 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

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

112 – JS, *sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, {dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2} x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1*, sc1, ES

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

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Winter 2021 CAL: LFM Part 3

Happy new year! We are now in 2022, but we are at the halfway point of our Winter 2021 Crochet-A-Long! Thank you so much for all the support (sharing about me online, showing us your progress, pattern purchases, etc)!

If you’re new to my patterns, please note that this is the INTERLOCKING CROCHET VERSION. Go back to the main landing page to find the links to the other sections or for the overlay mosaic version.


The pattern KEY and other details can be found in Section 1. Remember, the width of this pattern is adjustable so you need to repeat between the asterisks (*) to get your required width; the blanket is designed to be six repeats wide.

If you’re looking for a chart you’ll need to purchase the pattern on Etsy or Ravelry. This free version online contains the written instructions only.

Use code “MILD20” to take 20% off your purchase of the pattern for the duration of the CAL
(offer ends January 31, 2022).


Repeat between asterisks (*) six times for a full blanket.

WS – ACB

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

77 AC – Ch3 in back, 1F, *(2B, 1F) x2, 1B, 2F, 1B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F*, EB

RS – ACF

78 MC – Ch3, 1F, *1B, 1F, 2B, 1F, 7B, 1F, 2B, 1F, 1B*, 1F, ES

79 AC – Ch3 in front, *(1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 4B, (1F, 2B) x2*, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

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

81 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, *5B, 6F, 6B*, EB

RS – ACF

82 MC – Ch3, 1F, *2B, (1F, 5B) x2, 1F, 2B*, 1F, ES

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

WS – ACB

84 MC – Ch3, 1B, *2F, (1B, 5F) x2, 1B, 2F*, 1B, ES

85 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, *4F, 1B, 6F, 1B, 4F, 1B*, EB

RS – ACF

86 MC – Ch3, 1F, *2B, (1F, 5B) x2, 1F, 2B*, 1F, ES

87 AC – Ch3 in front, *6B, 1F, 4B, 1F, 5B*, 1B, EF

WS – ACB

88 MC – Ch3, 1B, *2F, (1B, 5F) x2, 1B, 2F*, 1B, ES

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

RS – ACF

90 MC – Ch3, 1F, *2B, (1F, 5B) x2, 1F, 2B*, 1F, ES

91 AC – Ch3 in front, *2F, 2B, 10F, 2B, 1F*, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

92 MC – Ch3, 1B, *(2F, 1B) x2, 5F, (1B, 2F) x2*, 1B, ES

93 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, *(4B, 2F) x2, 5B*, EB

RS – ACF

94 MC – Ch3, 1F, *(5B, 1F) x2, 5B*, 1F, ES

95 AC – Ch3 in front, *1B, (4F, 2B) x2, 4F*, 1B, EF

WS – ACB

96 MC – Ch3, 1B, *1B, 4F, (1B, 2F) x2, 1B, 4F, 1B*, 1B, ES

97 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, *1F, 6B, 2F, 6B, 1F, 1B*, EB

RS – ACF

98 MC – Ch3, 1F, *17B*, 1F, ES

99 AC – Ch3 in front, *3B, 1F, 2B, 1F, 4B, (1F, 2B) x2*, 1B, EF

WS – ACB

100 MC – Ch3, 1B, *2F, (1B, 3F) x3, 1B, 2F*, 1B, ES

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

104 MC – Ch3, 1B, *(1B, 7F) x2, 1B*, 1B, ES

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

108 MC – Ch3, 1B, *2F, (1B, 3F) x3, 1B, 2F*, 1B, ES

109 AC – Ch3 in back, 1F, *(2F, 1B) x2, 4F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 3F*, EB

RS – ACF

110 MC – Ch3, 1F, *17B*, 1F, ES

111 AC – Ch3 in front, *(1B, 2F) x2, 1B, 1F, 2B, 1F, (1B, 2F) x2*, 1B, EF

WS – ACB

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

113 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, *(2F, 1B) x2, 1F, 2B, 1F, (1B, 2F) x2, 1B*, EB

RS – ACF

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

115 AC – Ch3 in front, *(1B, 2F) x2, 1B, 1F, 2B, 1F, (1B, 2F) x2*, 1B, EF

WS – ACB

116 MC – Ch3, 1B, *17F*, 1B, ES

117 AC – Ch3 in back, 1F, *(2F, 1B) x2, 4F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 3F*, EB

RS – ACF

118 MC – Ch3, 1F, *2B, (1F, 3B) x3, 1F, 2B*, 1F, ES

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

WS – ACB

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

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

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2022 January Cat; Interlocking and Overlay Mosaic Crochet Pattern

Happy New Year!

We made it to 2022. We don’t know what the future holds but many people are really focused on making this year better than last year. I have never done well with “new year’s resolutions”. If I want to do something, I do it now. If I don’t want to do it then there’s no point in writing it on a fancy paper to declare that in the new year I’ll do it.

My pretend new year’s resolution is to stay a bit more balanced than the last few year’s have been. Less extremes, less craziness. More “slow and steady” instead of “race, race, race!”.

My advice to myself and to all of you: everything works out in the end. If things haven’t worked out, then it’s not the end. Things are always changing, let it flow.

Now, back to the crochet, which is the real reason you’re here!

Last year I did a fun gnome square each month. This year I am going to do a cat square each month! We just got two new kitties when we moved at the end of November and they are good inspiration.

The orange one is “Flippers” (named by my ocean-obsessed four-year-old son) and the black on is “Tiger” (named by my six-year-old daughter; it was supposed to be orange as well but when we went to pick up the cats it turned out the other orange kitten had met its demise so we substituted for this black one).

I have created an eBook (even though it currently has ONLY January Cat) and if you know you’re going to want all 12 cats then this is the best deal for you. Each month I will add the new cat square and you will receive an email letting you know the eBook has been updated.

You can also purchase each square individually as they come out.

Please note, unlike the Gnomes there are differences in the charts for the interlocking version and the overlay mosaic version. This time I have decided to removed the interlocking mesh dots and extra border lines from the mosaic version of the square. All 12 mosaic cat squares will be the same size (77 x 77) and all 12 interlocking squares will be the same size (81 x 81; 40- window square).

Get the Pattern

My current Year End Sale takes an automatic 30% off (valid on Etsy and Ravelry); sale ends 11:59 pm CST January 1, 2022.

Interlocking Crochet Details

  • Chart is 81 x 81
  • Finished measurements approximately 20” x 20” / 51cm x 51cm
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (460 – 485 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) – 230 yards plus 25 for optional border
    • Accent color (AC) – 230 yards
  • Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4”

Overlay Mosaic Crochet Details

  • Chart is 77 x 77
  • Finished measurements approximately 20” x 22” / 52cm x 56cm
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (550-800 yards)
    • Main color (blue on chart) – 300 yards
    • Contrasting color (white on chart) – 250 yards
    • Optional Envelope Border – 250 yards
  • Gauge: 14 stitches x 15 rows = 4”
Mosaic sample crocheted by CarolinevdB

2022: A Year of Cats; new eBook of oversized crochet squares

Meow! We got two kittens a few months ago and they are pretty fun to have around. Everyone has been scratched at least once. My youngest, Melody, seems to be their favorite, but I don’t understand why they like it when she carries them all over the place.

In honor of our kitties I have decided that this year’s monthly square will be all about cats!

Last year I did A Year of Gnomes. Each month a new square was published and at the end of the year I also added an all-in-one blanket pattern of the all the squares (so you don’t have to join squares together).

This year will be very similar: a monthly square will be published individually and added to the eBook, and at the end of the year I will add the all-in-one blanket pattern to the eBook as well.

But there will also be some differences from last year’s gnomes!

I’ve decided to remove the unnecessary interlocking mesh dots from the overlay mosaic version of each square. I’ve also removed the extra border lines (they are needed to lock the interlocking mesh layers together but they don’t serve a purpose for the mosaic technique).

Interlocking crochet sample

This change makes the mosaic version a bit crowded with stitches, so I recommend a larger hook size and this of course makes the finished square slightly larger as well.

Mosaic Crochet sample, crocheted by CarolinevdB

If you use one technique it won’t matter that the other technique is different.

If you are using the mosaic crochet technique and want to join the squares together at the end then you’ll need to weave your tails in or make an envelope border. Or you can wait until December when I’ll add the all-in-one blanket pattern. Then you’d still need to deal with the tails on the outer edges of the blanket but it wouldn’t interfere with joining anything.

If you use the interlocking technique make sure you’re consistent with either doing or not doing the optional single crochet border. I happen to be quite fond of the “adjusted border” (see below) which helps lock the layers together while also making the edges look more finished.

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.

Revised SC border

Get the Pattern

My Year-End sale takes an automatic 30% off everything until 11:59 pm CST January 1, 2022.

Please note, the price will go up as the year progresses; will you take a chance on patterns you haven’t seen?

The eBooks will continually be updated throughout the year.

Ravelry makes updating easy: I simply upload the pattern and click the “update” button and it sends an email to everyone. You can access your files immediately or wait until months later and they will all be there.

Etsy doesn’t actually work well for this process. I have to manually email each buyer and last year we did have some problems with my messages going to spam. But I want to try making my patterns accessible to everyone so I’m making the option available again.

I’ve added a third option this year as well. If you purchase the eBook directly from me I will send you the monthly updates just like I do for the Etsy customers.

Each square will be published individually on Etsy and Ravelry as well. This list below will be updated throughout the year.

2022: A Year of Cats (ongoing updates)
eBook (Ravelry) (Etsy) (Direct)
January (Ravelry) (Etsy)
February (Ravelry) (Etsy)
March (Ravelry) (Etsy)
April (Ravelry) (Etsy)
May (Ravelry) (Etsy)
June (Ravelry) (Etsy)
July (Ravelry) (Etsy)
August (Ravelry) (Etsy)
September (Ravelry) (Etsy)
October (Ravelry) (Etsy)
November (Ravelry) (Etsy)
December (Ravelry) (Etsy)
All-in-One Blanket (available only in eBook)