National Zoo & Aquarium Blog Hop

You can ignore this post if you’re not interested in free crochet patterns. 😉

One thing I have enjoyed about being a crochet designer this year is “meeting” (online) other designers. A year ago I probably could have named one or two designers, and I honestly barely considered the fact that a real human-person was creating the patterns found online.

I mostly made up my own stuff as needed or, on the rare occasion that I wanted to make something specific I would search the web for a free pattern.

Today, I want to introduce you to a whole bunch of designers! My Fingers Fly has just started a blog-hop of FREE animal patterns!

This is the first day of a MONTH of free patterns! Each day she will be showcasing up to 8 patterns (over 80 patterns for the month)! Some of the patterns are always free, some are only free for a limited time on their special day.

The designers involved in this blog-hop are:

You can watch a quick video explaining it here:

https://youtu.be/gEhfBrIQQm4

Each day’s theme 🤩
Fish crochet patterns
owl crochet patterns
bat crochet patterns
cat crochet patterns
bear crochet patterns
butterfly crochet
axolotl crochet
marine life crochet
penguin crochet patterns
alligator crochet patterns
rabbit crochet patterns
deer crochet pattern
seahorse crochet pattern
beaver crochet patterns
monkey crochet pattern

June Gnome: Gone Fishin’

I don’t really have a master plan on creating all these gnomes. I have a few ideas written down for each month and then when it’s time for me to sit down and draw I let the art guide me.

For June, I tried drawing a kite. I tried doing a bee theme. I had flowers written down but I used flowers last month. I tried swimming. The water led me to a fish. The fish didn’t work either. But it led me to this fishing scene.

Big thanks to CarolinevdB for crocheting this pretty sample 🤩

Do you think the Gnomes change costumes each month or is he permanently wearing a fishing hook on his hat? Is his identity “fishing” or is it just his current activity?

While we ponder these deep questions, grab your copy of the pattern!

I have been asked before, so I will tell you: I prefer you to buy on Ravelry. The fees are better for me. And the ability to update the eBook for everyone all at once is better too. But I use Etsy as well because I want everyone to have access. Use what’s best for you.

If you’ve previously bought a pattern (any of my patterns) on Etsy and would like me to add it to your Ravelry account please send me a message! You can email me, use the contact me page on my website here, and me a message on Ravelry or Facebook or through Etsy. So many options! I try to check everything regularly.

The eBook, “A Year of Gnomes” is half-finished now. I will also be adding a bonus all-in-one pattern once all the Gnomes are drawn and published. It will follow the same format as all my patterns: line-by-line instructions for interlocking crochet, a chart, and then the line-by-line instructions for overlay mosaic crochet. It will have all the gnomes in monthly order starting at the top right corner.

If I wanted to crochet all the Gnomes into a blanket, especially when using the mosaic technique, I would prefer an all-in-one pattern. Keeps those tails to a minimum when doing mosaic crochet. However, it is easier to change colors for each square by doing them one by one. And, if I was doing them one at a time I’d probably use the interlocking method because I find it easier to join the squares.

Here’s our master list of Gnomes so far:

  • Gnomesflake (winter blanket)
  • A Year of Gnomes (eBook of monthly squares)
  • January Gnome
  • February Gnome
  • March Gnome
  • April Gnome
  • May Gnome
  • June Gnome
  • July Gnome (not yet released)
    • Etsy
    • Ravelry
  • August Gnome (not yet released)
    • Etsy
    • Ravelry
  • September Gnome (not yet released)
    • Etsy
    • Ravelry
  • October Gnome (not yet released)
    • Etsy
    • Ravelry
  • November Gnome (not yet released)
    • Etsy
    • Ravelry
  • December Gnome (not yet released)
    • Etsy
    • Ravelry

MusicCal 5: Piano Section

This is the shortest section of my MusicCAL 2021 (Crochet-A-Long). So far, each week has included a divider section and then the musical design. This week, because the piano is so small, I am adding the next divider section at the end as well.

But, WHY is the piano so small? It is really a cropped version of a keyboard. I also had to make one key slightly wider than the others to fit into the repeating window properly. This was one of those sections that was supposed to be so simple but really gave me grief and I considered omitting it altogether. I was also concerned about copyright issues – there are a few keyboards out there and there’s really only so many ways you can draw it. So, this is just my version that fits in this CAL.

I was going to try crocheting a scarf from this section (by omitting the border design and repeating it until it was as long as a scarf). But I was so focused on finishing my Monstera Leaf blanket that I just didn’t manage to add another project into my list this week.

This post includes the interlocking pattern and the overlay mosaic pattern (click to skip ahead to the patterns). If you’re new to these techniques, check out my tutorials on YouTube!

Join in at any time! Share your progress in my Ravelry group, or in my Facebook group, or tag me on Instagram @ashleeslint and use hashtag #MusicCAL21

The free pattern begins here and a new section will be released each week. If you’d prefer, you can grab the FULL pattern (with a chart!) on Ravelry or Etsy. Get 20% off for the duration of this CAL (no code required, add to cart to see the discount, expires June 24, 2021). Thank you for supporting your designer! ❤ If you enjoy this free version of the pattern you could share the link and invite your friends to visit me here!

Interlocking Crochet

Key (US terminology)

AC = accent color (white on chart)

MC = main color (black on chart)

RS = right side: the side of your work that will show the finished design

WS = wrong side: the back of your project

Back = the side not facing you

Front = the side currently facing you

ch = chain

sk = skip a stitch

sc = single crochet: insert hook, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through both loops

dc = double crochet: yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull up loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* twice

tr = treble crochet: yarn over twice, insert hook, yarn over, pull up loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* three times

B = double crochet (dc) behind, and chain 1

F = double crochet (dc) in front, and chain 1

EB = end stitch in back: using AC, dc into the last AC window, working behind MC

EF = end stitch in front: using AC, dc into the last AC window, working in front of MC

ES = end stitch: dc into the last window space

ACB = put AC yarn to the side facing away from you

ACF = bring the AC yarn to the side facing you

Hints

Remember, each color is worked into itself only and there is a chain space between each DC.

Don’t confuse RS / WS with Front / Back.

Continue from where we left off last week.

Divider section 5

WS – ACB

128 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 2B, *3B, 5F, 9B, 5F, 4B*, 2B, 1F, 1B, ES

129 AC – Ch3 in back, 4B, *26B*, 3B, EB

RS – ACF

130 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, *2B, 9F, 5B, 9F, 1B*, 1F, 1B, 2F, ES

131 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *26B*, (1B, 1F) x2, EF

Piano section

WS – ACB

132 MC – Ch3, 4B, *1F, 1B, 2F, 1B, (3F, 1B) x2, 2F, 1B, (3F, 1B) x2, 2F*, 4B, ES

133 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *26B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

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

135 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, *(2F, 2B) x3, 5F, 2B, 2F, 2B, 3F*, 4F, EF

WS – ACB

136 MC – Ch3, 2B, 1F, 1B, *1F, 1B, (1F, 3B) x2, 2F, 1B, (1F, 3B) x3, 1F*, 1B, 1F, 2B, ES

137 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *3B, 2F, 2B, 2F, 5B, 2F, (2B, 2F) x2, 2B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

138 MC – Ch3, 4F, *1B, (3F, 1B) x3, 1F, 2B, (3F, 1B) x2, 1F, 1B*, 4F, ES

139 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *(2F, 2B) x3, 5F, 2B, 2F, 2B, 3F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

140 MC – Ch3, 2B, 1F, 1B, *1F, 1B, (1F, 3B) x2, 2F, 1B, (1F, 3B) x3, 1F*, 1B, 1F, 2B, ES

141 AC – Ch3 in back, 3B, 1F, *26F*, 3B, EB

Divider section 6

RS – ACF

142 MC – Ch3, 1F, 1B, 2F, *4F, 5B, 9F, 5B, 3F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, ES

143 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *26F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

144 MC – Ch3, 4B, *1F, 9B, 5F, 9B, 2F*, 4B, ES

145 AC – Ch3 in back, (1B, 1F) x2, *26F*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

Piano Section in interlocking crochet; I added another divider section to the pattern here which will be visible in next week’s photo

See you next week for the next section of the pattern!

~*~*~*~*~ Or, begin here if you’re using the overlay mosaic technique! ~*~*~*~*~

Finished the piano section on my mosaic version of the MusicCAL (oops, made a mistake in the divider section)

Mosaic Crochet

Key (US terminology)

MC = Main Color: black in chart

CC = Contrasting Color: white in chart

ch = chain

SC = single crochet: insert hook, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook

sc = SC into Back Loop only

DC = double crochet: yarn over, insert hook, pull up a loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* twice

dc = dropped double crochet: skip next single crochet, and instead double crochet into Front Loop of stitch in the row below

JS = Joining Stitch: create slip knot, insert hook under both loops, complete a normal single crochet

ES = End Stitch: single crochet under both loops, chain 1, cut yarn and pull through tightly

Remember to skip the same number of stitch(es) behind your dc(s) before doing your next sc

Technique

  • The front of your work is always facing you (this is the right side, the side showing the design)
  • You are always working from the right to the left (opposite for left-handed crocheters)
  • You tie on a new yarn at the beginning of each row and cut it at the end
    • Tails don’t need to be longer than an inch and a half (unless you want to use them as fringe, like on scarf)
  • Yarn colors can be anything you like
    • They need to contrast well (try a black and white photo to see if they are too similar)
    • They need to be the same weight (size/thickness)
  • I prefer using a chainless SC to create my foundation row because then I have tails on both sides of my work just like all the other rows will have
  • Even-numbered rows use MC; odd-numbered rows use CC

Continue from last week:

Divider section 5

128 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *(sc1, dc1) x4, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

129 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1) x26*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

130 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc5, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc2*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

131 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *sc52*, sc2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

Piano section

132 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc5, (dc1, sc7) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc7) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

133 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x26*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

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

135 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5) x3, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

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

137 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5) x3, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

138 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

139 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5) x3, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

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

141 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x4, sc1, *sc52*, sc2, (dc1, sc1) x4, ES

Divider section 6

142 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *(sc1, dc1) x4, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

143 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x26*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

144 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc5, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

145 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *sc52*, sc2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

See you next week for the next portion of the pattern!


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Monstera Leaf Throw Blanket

Have you noticed these giant leaves are very popular right now? I love how they give a space a happy, carefree, tropical vibe.

To become the iconic leaf, the plants must fenestrate (this is when the leaves split and get holes). Knowing how poorly I manage to take care of houseplants, if I had one of these in my house it would probably never get to that stage. 😬🤣

I drew this chart smaller than some of my previous blanket patterns. I like having lots of different sizes for you to choose from. Sometimes we want intricate patterns that are huge and sometimes we want a smaller project.

I personally like to have multiple WIPs (works in progress) of varying sizes and difficulties so that I can work on whatever I want in the moment. Something big, something small, something easy, something hard, etc.

If you match my gauge, your finished “Monstera Leaf” blanket will be 46″ x 60″ / 117cm x 152cm. I think black or dark green would be the best choice for the Main Color and either a light green or possibly an off-white as the Accent Color / Contrasting Color. But, of course, you are free to choose any color you want!

Monstera Leaf, crocheted by Altona Newcombe using the Mosaic technique

Promotion Code!

On Ravelry, get 30% off this new pattern and any others you add to your cart at the same time until 11:59 pm, May 24, 2021 CST. No code needed.

Etsy sets things up differently, but you can still get 30% off as long as you add a minimum of 2 patterns to your cart and use code “MonsteraSale” until 11:59 pm, May 24, 2021 CST (no code needed).

A final note, just in case you weren’t already aware, I have tutorials on both techniques (all my patterns are written for interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet) on YouTube. Both techniques are easier than they look, so give it a try!

MusicCal 4: Boom Box Section

At the end of this section we will be halfway through the MusicCAL 2021 (Crochet-A-Long)! It has been a busy week for me: I published three new patterns! Magic Decanter, GoldieLux 40, and The Paw 20. The Paw 20 is FREE to everyone who has purchased Live Laugh Love Paws!

This is our 4th section of the MusicCAL: the Boom Box section! I know some of you are surprised at the eclectic variation of music-themed designs in one blanket. This is very much how my husband enjoys music; a little of this and a little of that. He listens to pretty much every genre and every decade. He is eclectic. 💕

This post includes the interlocking pattern and the overlay mosaic pattern (click to skip ahead to the patterns). If you’re new to these techniques, check out my tutorials on YouTube!

Join in at any time! Share your progress in my Ravelry group, or in my Facebook group, or tag me on Instagram @ashleeslint and use hashtag #MusicCAL21

The free pattern begins here and a new section will be released each week. If you’d prefer, you can grab the FULL pattern (with a chart!) on Ravelry or Etsy. Get 20% off for the duration of this CAL (no code required, add to cart to see the discount, expires June 24, 2021). Thank you for supporting your designer! ❤ If you enjoy this free version of the pattern you could share the link and invite your friends to visit me here!

Interlocking Crochet

Key (US terminology)

AC = accent color (white on chart)

MC = main color (black on chart)

RS = right side: the side of your work that will show the finished design

WS = wrong side: the back of your project

Back = the side not facing you

Front = the side currently facing you

ch = chain

sk = skip a stitch

sc = single crochet: insert hook, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through both loops

dc = double crochet: yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull up loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* twice

tr = treble crochet: yarn over twice, insert hook, yarn over, pull up loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* three times

B = double crochet (dc) behind, and chain 1

F = double crochet (dc) in front, and chain 1

EB = end stitch in back: using AC, dc into the last AC window, working behind MC

EF = end stitch in front: using AC, dc into the last AC window, working in front of MC

ES = end stitch: dc into the last window space

ACB = put AC yarn to the side facing away from you

ACF = bring the AC yarn to the side facing you

Hints

Remember, each color is worked into itself only and there is a chain space between each DC.

Don’t confuse RS / WS with Front / Back.

Continue from where we left off last week.

Divider section 4

RS – ACF

94 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, *4F, 5B, 9F, 5B, 3F*, 1F, 1B, 2F, ES

95 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *26F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

96 MC – Ch3, 4B, *1F, 9B, 5F, 9B, 2F*, 4B, ES

97 AC – Ch3 in back, (1B, 1F) x2, *26F*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

Boom box section

RS – ACF

98 MC – Ch3, 1F, 1B, 2F, *26B*, 2F, 1B, 1F, ES

99 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, *1F, 24B, 1F*, 4F, EF

WS – ACB

100 MC – Ch3, 2B, 1F, 1B, *1F, 1B, 23F, 1B*, 1B, 1F, 2B, ES

101 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *3B, 4F, 3B, 6F, 3B, 4F, 3B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

102 MC – Ch3, 4F, *1F, (1B, 2F) x2, 2B, 1F, 5B, 1F, 2B, (2F, 1B) x2, 1F, 1B*, 4F, ES

103 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *2F, 6B, 3F, 2B, 1F, 1B, 3F, 6B, 2F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

104 MC – Ch3, 2B, 1F, 1B, *1F, 4B, (1F, 3B) x4, 1F, 4B*, 1B, 1F, 2B, ES

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

RS – ACF

106 MC – Ch3, 1F, 1B, 2F, *3F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 5B, 1F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 3F, 1B*, 2F, 1B, 1F, ES

107 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *4F, 2B, 5F, 4B, 5F, 2B, 4F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

108 MC – Ch3, 4B, *1F, 3B, 1F, 1B, 1F, 2B, 1F, 1B, 5F, 1B, 1F, 2B, 1F, 1B, 1F, 3B*, 4B, ES

109 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *2B, (2F, 2B) x2, 6F, (2B, 2F) x2, 2B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

110 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, *4F, 1B, 3F, 9B, 3F, 1B, 4F, 1B*, 1F, 1B, 2F, ES

111 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, *(2F, 6B) x3, 2F*, 4F, EF

WS – ACB

112 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 2B, *1F, 1B, (1F, 2B) x2, 2F, 7B, 2F, (2B, 1F) x2, 1B*, 2B, 1F, 1B, ES

113 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *3B, 4F, 3B, 6F, 3B, 4F, 3B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

114 MC – Ch3, 4F, *1F, 23B, 1F, 1B*, 4F, ES

115 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *26F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

116 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 2B, *1F, 25B*, 2B, 1F, 1B, ES

117 AC – Ch3 in back, 4B, *26B*, 3B, EB

RS – ACF

118 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, *1F, 23B, 1F, 1B*, 1F, 1B, 2F, ES

119 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *1F, 24B, 1F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

120 MC – Ch3, 4B, *7F, 2B, 9F, 2B, 6F*, 4B, ES

121 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *7B, 1F, 10B, 1F, 7B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

122 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, *6B, 2F, 9B, 2F, 7B*, 1F, 1B, 2F, ES

123 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, *7F, 12B, 7F*, 4F, EF

WS – ACB

124 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 2B, *7F, 13B, 6F*, 2B, 1F, 1B, ES

125 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *7B, 12F, 7B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

126 MC – Ch3, 4F, *26B*, 4F, ES

127 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *26B*, (1B, 1F) x2, EF

Part 3 in interlocking crochet complete

See you next week for the next section of the pattern!

Mosaic version, finished the boom box section

~*~*~*~*~ Or, begin here if you’re using the overlay mosaic technique! ~*~*~*~*~

Mosaic Crochet

Key (US terminology)

MC = Main Color: black in chart

CC = Contrasting Color: white in chart

ch = chain

SC = single crochet: insert hook, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook

sc = SC into Back Loop only

DC = double crochet: yarn over, insert hook, pull up a loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* twice

dc = dropped double crochet: skip next single crochet, and instead double crochet into Front Loop of stitch in the row below

JS = Joining Stitch: create slip knot, insert hook under both loops, complete a normal single crochet

ES = End Stitch: single crochet under both loops, chain 1, cut yarn and pull through tightly

Remember to skip the same number of stitch(es) behind your dc(s) before doing your next sc

Technique

  • The front of your work is always facing you (this is the right side, the side showing the design)
  • You are always working from the right to the left (opposite for left-handed crocheters)
  • You tie on a new yarn at the beginning of each row and cut it at the end
    • Tails don’t need to be longer than an inch and a half (unless you want to use them as fringe, like on scarf)
  • Yarn colors can be anything you like
    • They need to contrast well (try a black and white photo to see if they are too similar)
    • They need to be the same weight (size/thickness)
  • I prefer using a chainless SC to create my foundation row because then I have tails on both sides of my work just like all the other rows will have
  • Even-numbered rows use MC; odd-numbered rows use CC

Continue from last week:

Divider section 4

94 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *(sc1, dc1) x4, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

95 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x26*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

96 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc5, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

97 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *sc52*, sc2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

Boom box section

98 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc52*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

99 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *dc1, sc49, dc1, sc1*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

100 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc1, dc1, sc47, dc1, sc2*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

101 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

102 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc1, (dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

103 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1) x2*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

104 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc1, (dc1, sc1) x3, {dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2} x4, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc2*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

105 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

106 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc1, (dc1, sc1) x2, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

107 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x4*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

108 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc1, (dc1, sc1) x2, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

109 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

110 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *(sc1, dc1) x4, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc19, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc2*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

111 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

112 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc1, (dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

113 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

114 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc1, dc1, sc47, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

115 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x26*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

116 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc1, (dc1, sc1) x24, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

117 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1) x26*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

118 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc1, dc1, sc47, dc1, sc2*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

119 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc49, dc1, sc1*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

120 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc13, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc19, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc14*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

121 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x9, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x7*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

122 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc13, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc19, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc14*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

123 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc25, (dc1, sc1) x7*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

124 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc13, (dc1, sc1) x12, dc1, sc14, *(sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

125 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc25, (dc1, sc1) x7*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

126 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc52*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

127 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *sc52*, sc2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

See you next week for the next portion of the pattern!


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The Paw 20-Window Square

I woke up to a lovely request for the paw in my “Live Laugh Love Paws” pattern to have its own pattern. So, ta-da, here it is!

This square has 20-windows in the foundation row when done in the interlocking method. It is most easily joined to other squares of the same size; you can find a list here: www.ashleeslint.com/patterns#medium

I’ve created a promotion on Ravelry. If you’ve already purchased the “Live Laugh Love Paws” pattern, you can simply add “The Paw 20” to your cart and it will be FREE!

If you’ve purchased the blanket on Etsy, please contact me to receive your free square! I’ve added it to the listing for future purchasers.

“Live Laugh Love Paws” crocheted by Carrie

GoldieLux Square

What’s in a name? This one was named after my imagined piece and not the actual sample I crocheted. I imagined a deep, rich gold tone with a deep, rich purple or maybe emerald green (something jewel-toned at least). And I pictured it in either blanket- or pillow-form lying on a luxurious plush couch.

Then, I dug in my stash and found white and green. So close. 🙈🤷‍♀️

Mosaic swatch

Just like my other patterns, this pattern is written up for two techniques: interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet. But, unlike my other patterns this square comes with two charts instead of one shared chart between the two techniques.

To help create the luxurious feel, when you look at the mosiac chart you will see I have filled in the gaps created by the interlocking mesh.

Interlocking and mosaic, side by side comparison

The chart is 81 x 81, which means this is a 40-window square when done using the interlocking crochet technique. You can find other squares of this size here and join them together for a custom blanket!

Because this mosaic pattern doesn’t have the alternating stitches like my other patterns it does create small flaps on the wrong side. They are only a few stitches wide so you may not be bothered, but if you dislike them you can try this:

Optional “Locked Double Crochet”

To prevent the small flaps on the back of your work, consider locking-in your stitch.

Begin like a dropped double crochet: skip the next stitch, and work into the Front Loop of the stitch in the row below; yarn over, insert hook into front loop below (see first image below), pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops, insert hook into back loop of skipped stitch (see second image below), yarn over and pull through all three loops on your hook.

~After completing first half of the double crochet (US), insert hook into back loop of stitch usually skipped, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.~

This extra step is optional but I like how the back stays smooth. If you are creating a pillow this step is entirely unnecessary because the flaps won’t be seen at all.

Grab this pattern at a 30% discount for the next three days! No code needed, expires 11:59 pm, CST, May 21, 2021.

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MusicCal 3: Bass Clef Section

Time to continue with my MusicCAL 2021 (Crochet-A-Long)! This post includes the interlocking pattern and the overlay mosaic pattern (click to skip ahead to the patterns). If you’re new to these techniques, check out my tutorials on YouTube!

Join in at any time! Share your progress in my Ravelry group, or in my Facebook group, or tag me on Instagram @ashleeslint and use hashtag #MusicCAL21

The free pattern begins here and a new section will be released each week. If you’d prefer, you can grab the FULL pattern (with a chart!) on Ravelry or Etsy. Get 20% off for the duration of this CAL (no code required, add to cart to see the discount, expires June 24, 2021). Thank you for supporting your designer! ❤ If you enjoy this free version of the pattern you could share the link and invite your friends to visit me here!

Interlocking Crochet

Key (US terminology)

AC = accent color (white on chart)

MC = main color (black on chart)

RS = right side: the side of your work that will show the finished design

WS = wrong side: the back of your project

Back = the side not facing you

Front = the side currently facing you

ch = chain

sk = skip a stitch

sc = single crochet: insert hook, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through both loops

dc = double crochet: yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull up loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* twice

tr = treble crochet: yarn over twice, insert hook, yarn over, pull up loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* three times

B = double crochet (dc) behind, and chain 1

F = double crochet (dc) in front, and chain 1

EB = end stitch in back: using AC, dc into the last AC window, working behind MC

EF = end stitch in front: using AC, dc into the last AC window, working in front of MC

ES = end stitch: dc into the last window space

ACB = put AC yarn to the side facing away from you

ACF = bring the AC yarn to the side facing you

Hints

Remember, each color is worked into itself only and there is a chain space between each DC.

Don’t confuse RS / WS with Front / Back.

Continue from where we left off last week.

Divider section 3

RS – ACF

66 MC – Ch3, 1F, 2B, 1F, *4F, 5B, 9F, 5B, 3F*, 1F, 2B, 1F, ES

67 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *26F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

68 MC – Ch3, 4B, *1F, 9B, 5F, 9B, 2F*, 4B, ES

69 AC – Ch3 in back, (1B, 1F) x2, *26F*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

Bass clef section

RS – ACF

70 MC – Ch3, 1F, 2B, 1F, *26B*, 1F, 2B, 1F, ES

71 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *26F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

72 MC – Ch3, 4B, *3F, 1B, 12F, 1B, 9F*, 4B, ES

73 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *3B, 2F, 11B, 2F, 8B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

74 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, *7B, 2F, 11B, 2F, 4B*, 1F, 1B, 2F, ES

75 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, *7F, 2B, 11F, 2B, 4F*, 4F, EF

WS – ACB

76 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 2B, *5F, 2B, 11F, 2B, 6F*, 2B, 1F, 1B, ES

77 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *5B, 2F, 11B, 2F, 6B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

78 MC – Ch3, 4F, *5B, 2F, 11B, 2F, 6B*, 4F, ES

79 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *5F, 2B, 11F, 2B, 6F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

80 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 2B, *7F, 2B, 11F, 2B, 4F*, 2B, 1F, 1B, ES

81 AC – Ch3 in back, 4B, *7B, 2F, 11B, 2F, 4B*, 3B, EB

RS – ACF

82 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, *3B, 2F, 11B, 2F, 8B*, 1F, 1B, 2F, ES

83 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *2F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 3F, 2B, 5F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 3F, 2B, 3F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

86 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, *3B, 2F, 2B, 4F, 5B, 2F, 2B, 4F, 2B*, 1F, 1B, 2F, ES

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

WS – ACB

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

89 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *2B, 6F, 2B, 1F, 4B, 6F, 2B, 1F, 2B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

90 MC – Ch3, 4F, *5B, 5F, 8B, 5F, 3B*, 4F, ES

91 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *6F, 4B, 9F, 4B, 3F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

92 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 2B, *26F*, 2B, 1F, 1B, ES

93 AC – Ch3 in back, 3B, 1F, *26F*, 3B, EB

Part 3 in interlocking crochet complete

See you next week for the next section of the pattern!

~*~*~*~*~ Or, begin here if you’re using the overlay mosaic technique! ~*~*~*~*~

Mosaic Crochet

Key (US terminology)

MC = Main Color: black in chart

CC = Contrasting Color: white in chart

ch = chain

SC = single crochet: insert hook, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook

sc = SC into Back Loop only

DC = double crochet: yarn over, insert hook, pull up a loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* twice

dc = dropped double crochet: skip next single crochet, and instead double crochet into Front Loop of stitch in the row below

JS = Joining Stitch: create slip knot, insert hook under both loops, complete a normal single crochet

ES = End Stitch: single crochet under both loops, chain 1, cut yarn and pull through tightly

Remember to skip the same number of stitch(es) behind your dc(s) before doing your next sc

Technique

  • The front of your work is always facing you (this is the right side, the side showing the design)
  • You are always working from the right to the left (opposite for left-handed crocheters)
  • You tie on a new yarn at the beginning of each row and cut it at the end
    • Tails don’t need to be longer than an inch and a half (unless you want to use them as fringe, like on scarf)
  • Yarn colors can be anything you like
    • They need to contrast well (try a black and white photo to see if they are too similar)
    • They need to be the same weight (size/thickness)
  • I prefer using a chainless SC to create my foundation row because then I have tails on both sides of my work just like all the other rows will have
  • Even-numbered rows use MC; odd-numbered rows use CC

Continue from last week:

Divider section 3

66 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, *(sc1, dc1) x4, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

67 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x26*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

68 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc5, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

69 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *sc52*, sc2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

Bass clef section

70 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, *sc52*, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

71 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x26*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

72 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc19, dc1, sc25, dc1, sc6*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

73 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x7, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x10, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

74 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc15, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc23, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc8*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

75 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x10, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x4*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

76 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc13, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc23, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc10*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

77 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x10, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x5*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

78 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc11, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc23, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc12*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

79 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x10, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x6*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

80 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc9, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc23, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc14*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

81 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x10, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x7*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

82 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc23, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc16*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

83 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x4, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

84 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc3, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc6*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

85 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc7, (dc1, sc1) x3, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc7, (dc1, sc1) x2*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

86 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc4*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

87 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7, (dc1, sc1) x2*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

88 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *(sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1) x2, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc4*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

89 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1) x2*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

90 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc11, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc17, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc6*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

91 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

92 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc52*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

93 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x4, sc1, *sc52*, sc2, (dc1, sc1) x4, ES

See you next week for the next portion of the pattern!


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Magic Decanter

Something is brewing! A star? A galaxy? Just the most amazing cup of coffee? 🤣

I think the right yarn choices will really make this pattern pop!

Computer mockup of “Magic Decanter”

It is smaller than some of my other blankets, but not so small that it needs more squares added to it. The chart is 181 x 181 which makes the finished size about 45″ square.

For the next 3 days, get 30% off your entire cart when you purchase this pattern! Use code, “magic21″ (expires 11:59 pm CST, May 15, 2021) on Ravelry.

Etsy doesn’t have the same sale abilities, but for the next 3 days you can still get an automatic 30% discount on this pattern and two of my other magical patterns: Moon Fairy and Make a Wish. No code required, expires 11:59 pm, May 15, 2021.

Moon Fairy available on Etsy only
Make a Wish, pattern on Etsy and Ravelry (links to Etsy here)

Goodnight, Unicorn: time to sleep in the clouds

Just what everyone has been waiting for: another unicorn pattern! 🦄 I got a lot of positive feedback on my “Common Unicorn” so I hope you will all like this one as well!

This cute baby unicorn is chilling on a cloud amongst the stars. And, like most babies, this unicorn isn’t sleepy tonight. 🤣

This Unicorn doesn’t want to say, “goodnight”

Please, little unicorn, just lay down and close your eyes. I will sing you a song. I will rub your back. Just try to rest.

This full-sized throw blanket will be 60″ square (when gauge is met). The chart is 241 x 241. It is written up for the interlocking crochet technique and for the overlay mosaic crochet technique.

You can get your copy of the pattern on Ravelry or Etsy. You will get an automatic 30% off for the first 3 days! No code needed, expires 11:59 pm, May 10, 2021.

Bonus!

The “Common Unicorn” pattern will be part of the sale too! 30% off until May 10! Grab it on Etsy or Ravelry (it’s also available in my Facebook group)

What fun colors will you try?