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)

Please show off your work in my Facebook group! Or in any other crochet group on Facebook! Telling your friends about my patterns is a free way to support me!


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.

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

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

Please show off your work in my Facebook group!


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

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

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

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

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

Please show off your work in my Facebook group!


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

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

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

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

Summer Direction CAL: Chevron A

A few days ago we started my Summer Direction Crochet-A-Long (CAL). 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”!

All of my patterns are written up for two techniques: interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet. I also call interlocking crochet “Locked Filet Mesh” or “LFM” for short. When I first started designing I was concerned about the term “interlocking crochet” being trademarked or copyrighted so I came up with a different term to describe the two layers of mesh that get locked together. But there is no copyright to worry about anymore so I prefer to use “interlocking crochet” now.

So far all we have done in this CAL is the foundation rows. You had to decide how wide to make your project and which technique to use. Now we are going to do the first section, Chevron A. If you’ve seen my pretty blanket you’ll notice there are two rows of wavy chevron at the bottom. For the mosaic technique you will simply repeat this section twice. For interlocking crochet you will have to follow Chevron A (WS) and then Chevron A (RS).

If you need a reminder of the key and other important information please see the landing page for the technique you’re using!


Chevron A: Overlay Mosaic Technique

To recap, this is a continuation from the foundation rows. 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 on how to do the overlay mosaic technique. Or you can watch one of my tutorials on the technique.

After the foundation rows we do “Chevron A” two times.

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 A

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please show off your work in my Facebook group!


Interlocking Crochet: Chevron A

As mentioned above, we will be creating this chevron section twice. When we use the interlocking technique we turn our work at the end of each row and that means sometimes we are looking at the Wrong Side (WS) and sometimes we are looking at the (RS). After the foundation rows you will need to follow the Chevron A (WS) pattern. Then, to repeat the image, you’ll need to use the Chevron A (RS) pattern.

Go back to the landing page for a review of important information and the KEY or check out my tutorials on the interlocking / Locked Filet Mesh / LFM technique if the pattern below is too unfamiliar.

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 A (WS)

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

LFM Chevron A (WS) written portion:

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

RS – ACF (right side facing you, AC to front)

6 MC – Ch3, 1F, *4B, 2F, 3B*, 1F, ES

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

14 MC – Ch3, 1F, *9B*, 1F, ES


Chevron A (RS)

When you’re ready to begin the next section you will notice that although we are creating the same image on the blanket we are actually doing the stitches in a different order to get that result. We are starting at the Right Side (RS) this time. Remember, you can tell which side you are looking at by looking at the foundation rows: straight horizontal lines is the front (the right side) and dashed vertical lines is the back of your blanket/scarf/etc.

Here’s the video first again, and the written portion is below.

LFM Chevron A (RS) written portion:

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

WS – ACB

16 MC – Ch3, 1B, *3F, 2B, 4F*, 1B, ES

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

24 MC – Ch3, 1B, *9F*, 1B, ES

Please show off your work 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

FATW6: Mosaic Sunglasses Strip

Introduction

This is an overlay mosaic crochet strip that is part of the Friends Around the World 6th Anniversary CAL (FATW6) “Adventures in Mosaic Crochet” hosted by CAL – Crochet A Long. Links to all past and future patterns can be found on their blog: https://calcrochetalong.com and you can join their Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/668646249929007/

My section (this pattern) can be found below and also as a download on Ravelry. You can also follow along with the video walk-thru on YouTube (scroll down for more details)! I’d love for you to join my Facebook group as well and show us how you used this Sunglasses design: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AshleeBrotzellDesigns

If you share your photos on Instagram I’d love for you to tag me @AshleesLint

Quick Bio

I have loved making so many new friends online through this past year as a new designer. One of the funny things about making friends online is how we get to choose what parts of ourselves we reveal. We usually go over the big general things first, like:

  • I’m Canadian, born and raised in Saskatchewan and have lived here for basically all of my life (minus 3 years)
  • I’m a stay-at-home mom to three amazing kids: Alice (7 as of yesterday!), Remington (4.5), and Melody (2 as of last week!)
  • My husband is a Mechanical Engineer which means he does a bunch of math and office work and problem-solving
  • I have a psychology degree (nearly a double major in sociology) and I dropped out of law school
  • I’ve been designing patterns for over a year now and I think it’s my forever-job!

If you met me in person, you might be surprised to see how boring I am:

  • I wear my hair in a ponytail/messy bun everyday
  • I don’t wear makeup (but I did buy some basics for fancy photos and YouTube videos)
  • I own one pair of heels and I don’t think I’ve worn them in the last 5 years
  • I have one pair of black canvas shoes that I wear everywhere (unless I take the kids to the spray park, and then I wear my water shoes)
  • I prefer to be barefoot – even in the winter I don’t often wear socks
  • I usually wear a pair of black yoga pants and a tank top; if it’s cold I put on my favorite cardigan
  • I have at least 6 sweaters that I never wear
  • I have peanut butter and honey on bread for breakfast every morning
  • I only drink water 90% of the time; sometimes I will have an iced cappuccino if we have a long car ride
  • I am a creature of routine and habit and definitely would not call myself adventurous
  • I am pretty bad at idle chit-chat
  • I would never wear sunglasses like the ones in this design

The Sunglasses

This is my second pattern in this group Crochet-A-Long. I had the privilege of being the first pattern in the Ocean-themed blanket with my Coral strip and now I get to finish things off with some cool sunglasses!

When I was invited to join this CAL I started thinking about how I now have friends around the world and yet, I am lonely. Between being a stay-at-home mom to little kids and moving to a new city when nearly everything is closed, I feel very isolated. It is also the middle of winter here in Saskatchewan, Canada (well, it was when I designed these – it is now the middle of summer; we are in a big heat wave!). I would love to meet up with my new friends and what better place to meet than a beach!? Hot sun, a bright beach ball, some cool sunglasses; let’s all go to my happy place, please!

I created my sample in bright colors but the great thing about your project is that you can use whichever colors you prefer! You can do one dark color and one light color or you can use a rainbow of colors as your contrasting color like I did. You can use any yarn medium (4) weight yarn.

Like the other patterns in this CAL, each repeat is 48 stitches wide. An extra stitch is added at the beginning of each row, and two extra stitches are added to the end. Each designer may have different ways of explaining things but all the pieces in this CAL are designed to work together!

My chart does not show those extra 3 stitches (the joining stitch, balancing stitch, and end stitch), it only shows the repeated section.

YouTube

I created a YouTube video to go with this pattern! You can see each stitch being done and crochet with me! I also have tutorials on the overlay mosaic crochet technique and my other favorite technique, interlocking crochet! www.YouTube.com/c/AshleeBrotzellDesigns

Important Details

  • US crochet terminology
  • Chart is 48 x 19, add 1 extra stitch at the beginning of each row and 2 extra stitches at the end of each row. Repeat is 48 + 3 stitches wide.
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • 18 g of Main Color (MC)
    • 18 g Purple
  • 12 g of Contrasting Color (CC)
    • 5 g Tomato (CC1)
    • 4 g Robin’s Egg Blue (CC2)
    • 3 g Ray Yellow (CC3)
  • Gauge: 16 stitches x 16 rows = 4”

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

Mosaic Technique

Please see the YouTube tutorial for more details. I use a single-row mosaic technique. Each square on the chart corresponds to one stitch. There is an additional stitch (not visible on the chart) on each side of the chart for joining and ending (for this pattern only, add an extra stitch at the end of each row before doing the “ES = end stitch”). You start at the bottom-right corner of the chart.

dc = the dropped DC goes into the same-colored stitch, 2 rows below, front loop only. Skip the (pink) single crochet behind this dc.
sc = a single crochet in the body of this pattern goes into the back loop only
  • 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)
  • Unlike my other patterns, there are no foundation row instructions, join to your previous work
  • For this pattern only: odd-numbered rows use MC (Dark purple), even-numbered rows use CC (a series of red, blue, and yellow)

Join to and continue from the previous FATW6 section.

Alternatively, if you need to create a foundation row and are starting a new project please see my video here or see how we did the foundation rows in the Mosaic Coral Strip.

Repeat between *’s as many times as required for your project.

1 MC (purple) – JS, *sc48*, sc1, ES

2 CC1 (red) – JS, *sc48*, sc1, ES

3 MCJS, *sc7, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc6*, sc1, ES

4 CC1 JS, *sc8, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc7*, sc1, ES

5 MCJS, *sc5, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc4*, sc1, ES

6 CC1JS, *sc6, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc5*, sc1, ES

7 MC JS, *sc3, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, (dc1, sc3) x3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc2*, sc1, ES

8 CC2 (blue) – JS, *sc4, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc3) x3, dc1, sc17, dc1, sc3*, sc1, ES

9 MC JS, *sc3, (dc1, sc1) x5, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x9, dc1, sc2*, sc1, ES

10 CC2JS, *sc4, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3*, sc1, ES

11 MC JS, *sc3, (dc1, sc1) x16, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc2*, sc1, ES

12 CC2JS, *sc4, dc1, sc31, (dc1, sc3) x3*, sc1, ES

13 MCJS, *sc3, (dc1, sc1) x15, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc2*, sc1, ES

14 CC3 (yellow) – JS, *sc4, dc1, sc29, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3*, sc1, ES

15 MCJS, *sc3, (dc1, sc1) x14, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc2*, sc1, ES

16 CC3JS, *sc4, dc1, sc31, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc3*, sc1, ES

17 MCJS, *sc3, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x13, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc2*, sc1, ES

18 CC3JS, *sc6, dc1, sc35, dc1, sc5*, sc1, ES

19 MCJS, *sc5, dc1, sc37, dc1, sc4*, sc1, ES

Trim the fringe, if needed.

If you’re mixing and matching things you may move on to a different section, but if you’re following the FATW6 CAL in order then you’ll need to go back to the host and get instructions on finishing it off! Congratulations, you’re done!

© 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

FATW6 CAL: Adventures in Mosaic Crochet – Ocean Theme

Good morning, Monday!

It has been so great seeing all the new projects getting started since Thursday when my Mosaic Coral Strip was released as the first section in the Friends Around the World 6th Anniversary CAL (FATW6)!

Mondays and Thursdays will be the release days of a new section – and today is Monday! Remember, all the pieces in this Crochet-A-Long have been designed by different people. The common theme is mosaic crochet and then 3 blankets were compiled from the submissions!

Each section is FREE. Some designers, like me, have included videos. I believe all the sections include a chart and written instructions, but I guess we will have to wait and see if that’s true.

This blog post of mine is going to be where I keep a list of all the sections as they are released. You can bookmark it if you like! You can also sign up for updates from the host: CAL Crochet A Long Facebook group

Also, please feel free to share your progress on this CAL in my Ashlee Brotzell Designs Facebook group. Normally, I don’t allow work by other designers but since this is a group collaboration I am making an exception – I want to see your progress! 🙂

I will link to the official CAL blog entry and you will have to scroll through their post to find the link to that section’s pattern (some are Ravelry downloads, some are on websites; different designers have different ways of doing things).

Friends Around The World: Adventures in Mosaic Crochet – Ocean theme

July 8, 2021: Mosaic Coral Strip by Ashlee Brotzell

Since this is my section I will also link to my blog entry about it and the ravelry download. Plus, my handy-dandy video walk-thru: Coral Strip on YouTube

July 12: Sally Starfish by Lynette Kosar of Lavender Cup Cottage

Look for the link to the ravelry download near the end of the article I linked to above.

July 15: Mosaic Crab by Suzanne Lively Boren

This one also has a link to ravelry near the end of the article.

July 19: Dancing Octopus by Suzanne Lively Boren

Find the ravelry link at the end of the blog article!

July 22: Mosaic Squid by Suzanne Lively Boren of Not So Boren Crochet

Suzanne was busy! This is another section she did!

July 26: The Goldfish 1 by Svetlana Rogatykh

This goldfish section also includes a tiny border design you can use at any point in your design! And the goldfish is pretty awesome! The link the to ravelry download is at the end of the article I have linked to above.

July 29: The Goldfish 2 by Svetlana Rogatykh

Svetlana’s second pattern in this Crochet-A-Long is swimming the other direction! Her Ravelry link is going at the end of the post linked to above.

August 2: Wave 1 by Svetlana Rogatykh

Another beautiful section from Svetlana!

August 5: Dolphin by Suzanne Boren of Not so Boren Crochet

You must be familiar with this designer by now! The official blog post from CAL has a direct link to her download, no Ravelry this time.

August 8: Wave 2 by Svetlana Rogatykh

Svetlana contributed so many designs to this CAL that you could actually create a full blanket with just her designs! You can get all of them in one file now.

August 12: My Anchors by Lana Ignjatovic of Loving Stitches Designs

In this CAL so far we have seen some repeated designers, but here’s a new one! This designer isn’t new to designing though; if you participated in the FATW5 CAL you may recognize her name. You can grab this anchor strip right from the official CAL blog linked above.

August 16: Dragorad’s Regatta designed by Lana Ignjatovic of Loving Stitches Designs

Another design from Lana here! It is hosted on the CAL blog so all you need to do is scroll to the end of their blog post and find the link to her pattern!

August 18, 2021: Sunglasses by Ashlee Brotzell

I have the privilege of being the final piece in this ocean-themed blanket! You can view the pattern on my blog or grab the free Ravelry download. And there’s a full walk-thru on YouTube!

After you finish crocheting these cool sunglasses, head back to the host blog and find instructions on finishing!