2022 August Cat

Last month’s cat was a sleepy kitten, and this month I’ve drawn a striped cat. These two cats are similar in style and in my mind they’d be great as the two sides of a pillow!

I think most of you will be quite familiar with this, but I’m going to say it anyway: this pattern, like all of my patterns, comes with the written pattern and charts for both the interlocking crochet method and the overlay mosaic crochet method.

If you use the interlocking technique (also called Locked Filet Mesh / LFM) your chart size is 81 x 81. If you use the mosaic technique you’ll be using a chart that has been adjusted so there are no unnecessary border lines or interlocking mesh dots, so that chart is 77 x 77.

The eBook has been updated to include this new square. I am curious as to how many of you are waiting until December when there will be an all-in-one blanket pattern added to the eBook. That pattern will contain all 12 monthly cat squares but you don’t need to join the squares you just crochet them all together.

Thank you again to my testers: CarolinevdB, CynCityCrochet, and Maja Serec!

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Interlocking Crochet Details

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

Overlay Mosaic Crochet Details

  • Chart is 77 x 77
  • Finished measurements approximately 20” x 22” / 52cm x 56cm
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (625-875 yards)
    • Main color (blue on chart) – 275 yards
    • Contrasting color (white on chart) – 350 yards
    • Optional Envelope Border – 250 yards
  • Gauge: 14 stitches x 15 rows = 4”

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

Year of Gnomes, Adjusted Mosaic Crochet Update

In 2021, I published a new gnome square each month (the series was called A Year of Gnomes). This year has been a new cat square each month (see 2022: A Year of Cats). So why am I talking about gnomes again?

The original squares were designed first as interlocking crochet patterns. The overlay mosaic crochet versions of each square used the interlocking chart but were written for the mosaic crochet technique.

The pictures above show above how the interlocking crochet method creates mesh dots naturally, and the effect can be reproduced using the overlay mosaic crochet technique.

Each gnome has now been updated to include a 3rd option: the adjusted overlay mosaic crochet pattern.

The interlocking mesh dots have been removed and the extra border lines have also been removed.

“January Gnome” crocheted using the adjusted mosaic chart, by Wolsalon

Each monthly gnome is available separately on Ravelry or Etsy. You can also buy an eBook (called “A Year of Gnomes”) on either platform that includes all 12 monthly gnomes and an all-in-one blanket pattern (so you don’t have to join squares). The all-in-one blanket pattern is not available separately.

If you purchased the eBook or any of the individual squares on Ravelry you will have an update available to you.
If you used Etsy you’ll need to email me with your order number and I will send you the updated files.

What else has changed?

The original mosaic crochet version of each of these squares used a chart that started as row 1. I haven’t changed the charts but I have changed the numbers of the rows. They now start at row 0 so that they match the written pattern completely.

But wait, there’s more!

Months after the “Year of Gnomes” was finished, a request came in for a title banner. I created the banner and added the free interlocking and overlay mosaic crochet patterns to the files in my Facebook group, Ashlee Brotzell Designs.

The adjusted mosaic crochet version of the free title banner can be viewed here or you can download the PDF in my Facebook group files.

Anytime there are words on my patterns I create a written pattern for left-handed crocheters as well. You can see my entire selection of patterns that have a left-handed version here on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/bundles/left-handed-instructions-included

Patterns tested by Angela Kermack, CarolinevdB, Just_Duckie_Crochet, Just_Stitched_ByJS, Linda Bakker, and Wolsalon.

A Year of Gnomes Title Banner

An Overlay Mosaic Crochet Pattern

In 2021 I released a new gnome square each month. Months later, a request came in for a title banner.

The original squares were designed first as interlocking crochet patterns and the mosaic crochet versions of each square used the same chart. This updated pattern uses an adjusted chart: the interlocking mesh dots have been removed and the extra border lines have also been removed. This pattern includes right-handed and left-handed instructions so that the words remain legible for everyone.

There is no chart here in the free online version of this pattern, but there is an X-marked chart included in the PDF file found in my Facebook Group Files.

Yarn weight and hook size can easily be adjusted, just keep in mind your finished project will use a different amount of yarn and be a different finished size.

If you share your works on Instagram, tag me: @AshleesLint

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Important Details
Pattern Key
Mosaic Instructions
Right-Handed Pattern
Left-Handed Pattern
Copyright Statement

Watch my YouTube tutorials!

I also have a free photo tutorial in PDF form on this technique available in my Facebook group (Ashlee Brotzell Designs) and on Ravelry

All my social media links are here:

https://linktr.ee/LFMandMosaic

Important Details

  • US crochet terminology
  • Chart is 239 x 37
  • Finished measurements approximately 60” x 9” / 152cm x 23cm
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (875 – 1375 yards)
    • Main color (blue on chart) – 375 yards
    • Contrasting color (white on chart) – 500 yards
    • Optional Envelope Border – 500 yards
  • Gauge: 14 stitches x 15 rows = 4”

Overlay Mosaic Crochet Key

MC = Main Color: blue 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

FSC = foundation single crochet: chain 2, insert hook in first chain, yarn over and pull a loop through, yarn over and pull through one loop (chain made), yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops (SC made); to make the next stitch insert your hook into the chain made previously

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

dc = the dropped DC goes into the same-colored stitch, 2 rows below, Front Loop Only
*the single crochet behind the dropped double crochet does not get used

sc = a single crochet in the body of the pattern is going into the Back Loop Only

Mosaic Crochet Stitch Technique

Please see the YouTube tutorial for more details. I use a single-row mosaic technique where you join and cut every row.

  • 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
  • You tie on a new yarn at the beginning of each row and cut it at the end
  • 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)
    • My charts use black as the Main Color and white as the Coordinating Color
  • I prefer using a Foundation Single Crochet 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

Foundation Row (Row 0): use Main Color (MC) (black on the chart)

Use the foundation SC technique to create 241 FSC. Or chain 242, SC in 2nd chain from hook and SC all the way back across. Cut and tie off.

Switch to Contrasting Color (CC) {Even- rows use MC; odd-numbered rows use CC}

1 – JS, sc239, ES

2 – JS, dc1, sc237, dc1, ES

3 – JS, sc1, dc55, sc11, dc31, sc11, dc47, sc3, dc3, sc7, dc69, sc1, ES

4 – JS, dc1, sc55, dc11, sc31, dc11, sc47, dc3, sc3, dc3, sc1, dc3, sc69, dc1, ES

5 – JS, sc1, dc5, sc15, dc7, sc11, dc5, sc7, dc5, sc11, dc1, sc5, dc11, sc11, dc3, sc11, dc1, sc5, dc11, sc15, dc15, sc3, (dc1, sc5) x2, dc67, sc1, ES

6 – JS, dc1, sc5, dc7, sc5, dc3, sc7, dc11, sc5, dc7, sc7, dc7, sc3, dc5, sc11, dc11, sc5, dc7, sc3, dc5, sc11, dc15, sc15, dc3, sc1, dc3, sc5, dc3, sc67, dc1, ES

7 – JS, sc1, dc3, sc9, dc1, sc9, dc3, sc15, dc3, sc11, dc3, sc7, dc3, sc11, dc3, sc15, dc3, sc7, dc3, sc11, dc3, sc19, dc13, sc3, dc1, sc3, dc5, sc3, dc67, sc1, ES

8 – JS, dc1, sc3, dc5, sc5, dc9, sc3, dc5, sc3, dc7, sc5, dc9, sc3, dc7, sc5, dc9, sc3, dc15, sc3, dc7, sc5, dc9, sc3, dc7, sc3, dc9, sc13, dc3, sc1, dc3, sc5, dc3, sc67, dc1, ES

9 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc7, dc3, sc11, dc1, sc7, (dc3, sc9) x2, dc1, sc9, dc5, sc9, dc1, sc19, dc1, sc7, dc5, sc9, dc3, sc7, dc3, sc9, dc13, sc3, (dc1, sc5) x2, dc67, sc1, ES

10 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc7, sc3, dc11, sc1, dc5, sc7, (dc7, sc3) x2, dc9, sc5, dc7, sc3, dc9, sc3, dc7, sc1, (dc7, sc5) x2, dc7, sc3, dc9, sc13, dc3, sc3, dc3, sc1, dc3, sc69, dc1, ES

11 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc7, dc5, (sc7, dc3) x2, sc9, dc5, sc7, dc3, sc9, dc3, sc7, dc1, (sc7, dc5) x2, sc7, dc3, sc11, dc11, sc3, dc3, sc7, dc69, sc1, ES

12 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc9, sc13, dc7, sc7, dc5, sc3, dc7, sc3, dc9, sc5, dc7, sc3, dc5, sc11, dc3, sc1, (dc7, sc5) x2, dc7, sc5, dc9, sc11, dc3, sc79, dc1, ES

13 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc19, dc3, sc7, dc7, sc5, dc3, sc7, (dc3, sc9) x2, dc3, sc5, dc9, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc3, sc9, dc5, sc7, dc5, sc9, dc9, sc7, dc15, (sc3, dc1) x2, (sc7, dc5) x2, sc7, dc23, sc1, ES

14 – JS, dc1, sc3, dc17, sc17, dc5, sc3, dc7, (sc3, dc9) x2, sc3, dc3, sc11, dc5, sc1, dc7, sc3, dc9, sc5, dc7, sc5, dc9, sc11, dc3, sc17, (dc3, sc1) x3, dc3, (sc5, dc7) x2, sc23, dc1, ES

15 – JS, sc1, dc3, sc19, dc1, sc19, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc23, dc3, sc7, dc3, sc9, dc1, sc19, dc3, sc13, dc1, sc9, dc7, sc3, dc1, sc3, dc17, sc3, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc3, dc3, sc11, dc3, sc7, dc23, sc1, ES

16 – JS, dc1, sc13, dc9, sc1, dc19, sc1, dc7, sc3, dc15, sc1, (dc7, sc3) x2, dc9, sc1, dc11, sc1, dc7, sc3, dc13, sc3, dc7, sc7, dc3, sc1, dc3, sc17, (dc3, sc3) x3, (dc3, sc5) x2, dc3, sc25, dc1, ES

17 – JS, sc1, dc3, (sc9, dc1) x2, sc19, dc1, sc25, dc1, sc7, dc3, sc19, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc7, dc3, sc13, dc3, sc7, dc7, sc7, dc17, sc3, dc3, sc9, dc3, (sc3, dc5) x2, sc3, dc25, sc1, ES

18 – JS, dc1, sc3, dc9, sc3, dc7, sc1, dc5, sc9, dc5, sc1, dc25, sc1, dc5, sc5, dc17, sc3, dc11, sc1, dc5, sc21, dc7, sc9, dc3, sc19, dc3, sc3, dc5, sc15, dc3, sc5, dc3, sc25, dc1, ES

19 – JS, sc1, dc3, sc9, dc3, sc7, dc1, sc7, dc5, sc7, dc1, sc25, dc1, sc5, dc5, sc17, dc3, sc11, dc1, sc5, dc5, (sc7, dc9) x2, sc3, dc19, sc3, dc3, sc5, dc1, sc3, dc3, sc11, dc5, sc3, dc25, sc1, ES

20 – JS, dc1, sc3, dc7, (sc5, dc5) x3, sc5, dc7, sc5, dc9, sc3, dc5, sc7, dc13, sc5, dc9, sc3, dc5, sc5, dc7, sc9, dc7, sc31, (dc3, sc3) x3, (dc3, sc5) x2, dc3, sc25, dc1, ES

21 – JS, sc1, dc3, sc7, dc1, sc9, dc5, sc15, dc5, sc7, dc5, sc9, dc3, sc7, dc5, sc13, dc5, sc9, dc3, sc7, dc1, sc13, dc5, sc7, dc27, sc9, dc1, sc9, dc3, sc11, dc3, sc7, dc23, sc1, ES

22 – JS, dc1, sc5, dc5, sc1, dc5, sc11, dc11, sc21, dc3, sc7, dc7, sc25, dc3, sc7, dc7, sc1, dc13, sc5, dc5, sc29, dc5, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc7, sc7, dc7, sc5, dc3, sc1, dc3, sc23, dc1, ES

23 – JS, sc1, dc5, sc11, dc11, sc11, dc21, sc3, dc7, sc7, dc25, sc3, dc7, sc7, dc1, sc13, dc3, sc7, dc29, sc5, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc7, dc7, sc7, dc3, sc5, dc1, sc5, dc7, sc5, dc3, sc5, dc1, sc1, ES

24 – JS, dc1, sc119, dc11, sc5, dc7, sc63, dc3, sc5, dc3, sc7, dc5, sc3, dc5, sc1, dc1, ES

25 – JS, sc1, dc119, sc11, dc5, sc7, dc61, sc7, dc1, sc7, dc5, sc5, dc3, sc5, dc1, sc1, ES

26 – JS, dc1, sc121, dc5, sc9, dc5, sc63, dc7, sc1, dc7, (sc7, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, ES

27 – JS, sc1, dc121, sc7, dc3, sc9, dc63, sc7, dc1, sc7, dc7, sc9, dc3, sc1, ES

28 – JS, dc1, sc123, dc5, sc3, dc7, sc87, dc9, sc3, dc1, ES

29 – JS, sc1, dc123, sc15, dc87, sc9, dc3, sc1, ES

30 – JS, dc1, sc225, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc1, ES

31 – JS, sc1, dc225, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc1, ES

32 – JS, dc1, sc227, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, ES

33 – JS, sc1, dc227, sc5, dc5, sc1, ES

34 – JS, dc1, sc227, dc5, sc5, dc1, ES

35 – JS, sc1, dc227, sc5, dc5, sc1, ES

36 – JS, dc1, sc237, dc1, ES

Trim the fringe, if needed.

Add optional envelope border (YouTube tutorial: https://youtu.be/P-uXHjwTFeE).


LEFT-HANDED INSTRUCTIONS BEGIN HERE

Foundation Row (Row 0): use Main Color (MC) (black on the chart)

Use the foundation SC technique to create 241 FSC. Or chain 242, SC in 2nd chain from hook and SC all the way back across. Cut and tie off.

Switch to Contrasting Color (CC) {Even- rows use MC; odd-numbered rows use CC}

1 – JS, sc239, ES

2 – JS, dc1, sc237, dc1, ES

3 – JS, sc1, dc69, sc7, dc3, sc3, dc47, sc11, dc31, sc11, dc55, sc1, ES

4 – JS, dc1, sc69, dc3, sc1, dc3, sc3, dc3, sc47, dc11, sc31, dc11, sc55, dc1, ES

5 – JS, sc1, dc67, (sc5, dc1) x2, sc3, dc15, sc15, dc11, sc5, dc1, sc11, dc3, sc11, dc11, sc5, dc1, sc11, dc5, sc7, dc5, sc11, dc7, sc15, dc5, sc1, ES

6 – JS, dc1, sc67, dc3, sc5, dc3, sc1, dc3, sc15, dc15, sc11, dc5, sc3, dc7, sc5, dc11, sc11, dc5, sc3, dc7, sc7, dc7, sc5, dc11, sc7, dc3, sc5, dc7, sc5, dc1, ES

7 – JS, sc1, dc67, sc3, dc5, sc3, dc1, sc3, dc13, sc19, dc3, sc11, dc3, sc7, dc3, sc15, dc3, sc11, dc3, sc7, dc3, sc11, dc3, sc15, dc3, sc9, dc1, sc9, dc3, sc1, ES

8 – JS, dc1, sc67, dc3, sc5, dc3, sc1, dc3, sc13, dc9, sc3, dc7, sc3, dc9, sc5, dc7, sc3, dc15, sc3, dc9, sc5, dc7, sc3, dc9, sc5, dc7, sc3, dc5, sc3, dc9, sc5, dc5, sc3, dc1, ES

9 – JS, sc1, dc67, (sc5, dc1) x2, sc3, dc13, sc9, dc3, sc7, dc3, sc9, dc5, sc7, dc1, sc19, dc1, sc9, dc5, sc9, dc1, (sc9, dc3) x2, sc7, dc1, sc11, dc3, sc7, dc1, sc1, ES

10 – JS, dc1, sc69, dc3, sc1, dc3, sc3, dc3, sc13, dc9, sc3, (dc7, sc5) x2, dc7, sc1, dc7, sc3, dc9, sc3, dc7, sc5, dc9, (sc3, dc7) x2, sc7, dc5, sc1, dc11, sc3, dc7, sc1, dc1, ES

11 – JS, sc1, dc69, sc7, dc3, sc3, dc11, sc11, dc3, (sc7, dc5) x2, sc7, dc1, sc7, dc3, sc9, dc3, sc7, dc5, sc9, (dc3, sc7) x2, dc5, sc7, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc1, ES

12 – JS, dc1, sc79, dc3, sc11, dc9, (sc5, dc7) x3, sc1, dc3, sc11, dc5, sc3, dc7, sc5, dc9, sc3, dc7, sc3, dc5, sc7, dc7, sc13, dc9, sc1, dc1, ES

13 – JS, sc1, dc23, (sc7, dc5) x2, sc7, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc15, sc7, dc9, sc9, dc5, sc7, dc5, sc9, dc3, sc7, dc1, sc5, dc9, sc5, (dc3, sc9) x2, dc3, sc7, dc3, sc5, dc7, sc7, dc3, sc19, dc1, sc1, ES

14 – JS, dc1, sc23, (dc7, sc5) x2, (dc3, sc1) x3, dc3, sc17, dc3, sc11, dc9, sc5, dc7, sc5, dc9, sc3, dc7, sc1, dc5, sc11, dc3, (sc3, dc9) x2, sc3, dc7, sc3, dc5, sc17, dc17, sc3, dc1, ES

15 – JS, sc1, dc23, sc7, dc3, sc11, dc3, sc3, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc3, dc17, sc3, dc1, sc3, dc7, sc9, dc1, sc13, dc3, sc19, dc1, sc9, dc3, sc7, dc3, sc23, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc19, dc1, sc19, dc3, sc1, ES

16 – JS, dc1, sc25, (dc3, sc5) x2, (dc3, sc3) x3, dc3, sc17, dc3, sc1, dc3, sc7, dc7, sc3, dc13, sc3, dc7, sc1, dc11, sc1, dc9, (sc3, dc7) x2, sc1, dc15, sc3, dc7, sc1, dc19, sc1, dc9, sc13, dc1, ES

17 – JS, sc1, dc25, (sc3, dc5) x2, sc3, dc3, sc9, dc3, sc3, dc17, sc7, dc7, sc7, dc3, sc13, dc3, sc7, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc19, dc3, sc7, dc1, sc25, dc1, sc19, (dc1, sc9) x2, dc3, sc1, ES

18 – JS, dc1, sc25, dc3, sc5, dc3, sc15, dc5, sc3, dc3, sc19, dc3, sc9, dc7, sc21, dc5, sc1, dc11, sc3, dc17, sc5, dc5, sc1, dc25, sc1, dc5, sc9, dc5, sc1, dc7, sc3, dc9, sc3, dc1, ES

19 – JS, sc1, dc25, sc3, dc5, sc11, dc3, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc3, sc3, dc19, sc3, (dc9, sc7) x2, dc5, sc5, dc1, sc11, dc3, sc17, dc5, sc5, dc1, sc25, dc1, sc7, dc5, sc7, dc1, sc7, dc3, sc9, dc3, sc1, ES

20 – JS, dc1, sc25, (dc3, sc5) x2, (dc3, sc3) x3, dc3, sc31, dc7, sc9, dc7, sc5, dc5, sc3, dc9, sc5, dc13, sc7, dc5, sc3, dc9, sc5, dc7, (sc5, dc5) x3, sc5, dc7, sc3, dc1, ES

21 – JS, sc1, dc23, sc7, dc3, sc11, dc3, sc9, dc1, sc9, dc27, sc7, dc5, sc13, dc1, sc7, dc3, sc9, dc5, sc13, dc5, sc7, dc3, sc9, dc5, sc7, dc5, sc15, dc5, sc9, dc1, sc7, dc3, sc1, ES

22 – JS, dc1, sc23, dc3, sc1, dc3, sc5, dc7, sc7, dc7, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc5, sc29, dc5, sc5, dc13, sc1, dc7, sc7, dc3, sc25, dc7, sc7, dc3, sc21, dc11, sc11, dc5, sc1, dc5, sc5, dc1, ES

23 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc3, sc5, dc7, sc5, dc1, sc5, dc3, sc7, dc7, sc7, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc29, sc7, dc3, sc13, dc1, sc7, dc7, sc3, dc25, sc7, dc7, sc3, dc21, sc11, dc11, sc11, dc5, sc1, ES

24 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc5, sc3, dc5, sc7, dc3, sc5, dc3, sc63, dc7, sc5, dc11, sc119, dc1, ES

25 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc3, sc5, dc5, sc7, dc1, sc7, dc61, sc7, dc5, sc11, dc119, sc1, ES

26 – JS, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc7) x2, dc7, sc1, dc7, sc63, dc5, sc9, dc5, sc121, dc1, ES

27 – JS, sc1, dc3, sc9, dc7, sc7, dc1, sc7, dc63, sc9, dc3, sc7, dc121, sc1, ES

28 – JS, dc1, sc3, dc9, sc87, dc7, sc3, dc5, sc123, dc1, ES

29 – JS, sc1, dc3, sc9, dc87, sc15, dc123, sc1, ES

30 – JS, dc1, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc225, dc1, ES

31 – JS, sc1, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc225, sc1, ES

32 – JS, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc227, dc1, ES

33 – JS, sc1, dc5, sc5, dc227, sc1, ES

34 – JS, dc1, sc5, dc5, sc227, dc1, ES

35 – JS, sc1, dc5, sc5, dc227, sc1, ES

36 – JS, dc1, sc237, dc1, ES

Trim the fringe, if needed.

Add optional envelope border (YouTube tutorial: https://youtu.be/P-uXHjwTFeE).


Copyright Statement

©️ 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

Center-Out Update of Heart Levels 40

If you have subscribed to my YouTube channel and have notifications turned on (you need to click on the little bell) then you’ll have noticed that I have a new video published!!

This pattern, Heart Levels 40, has now been updated to include center-out instructions for BOTH techniques (interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet).

It’s always interesting to see what the Wrong Side (aka Back Side) of the interlocking pattern will look like. “Heart Levels” doesn’t have any hearts on the wrong side.

There are now 4 files in the Ravelry and Etsy listings: one for the original interlocking square, one for the original overlay mosaic crochet square (using the interlocking chart with dots and border lines), a NEW center-out version of the interlocking crochet square, and a NEW center-out overlay mosaic version of this square.

When you do the interlocking crochet version from the center-out you will have two unlocked layers until you get to round 5

The center-out mosaic version has been adjusted so there are no mesh dots or border lines. The original bottom-up mosaic version of this square still has those mesh dots.

The center-out version of the mosaic crochet square doesn’t have any tails to worry about, so that’s probably my favorite!

I have created full walk-thru videos for the center-out versions of this square. The videos are quite long but there are time stamps so you can just jump to whatever round you’re having troubles with.

YouTube Walk-Thru for the Center-Out version of “Heart Levels” using the overlay mosaic crochet technique. Part 1 of 2. Recorded live, video quality is less than stellar, I apologize.

YouTube Walk-Thru for the Center-Out version of “Heart Levels” using the overlay mosaic crochet technique. Part 2 of 2.

If you’d like to practice the center-out technique a bit more, maybe you’d prefer to start with my tutorial videos (each technique also has a PDF photo tutorial if you’d prefer):


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2022 July Cat

Don’t tell the other squares but this might be my favorite one. I think it looks so cute and I picked my favorite color for this square so that helps too!

I unofficially call this one “Sleepy Kitten”. I am horrible at naming my patterns, so I’ve liked the lazy method of just using the months as the titles, but sometimes it’s easier to refer to the image.

I know this will be a boring paragraph if you’ve been following along each month, but if you’re new to me or to this cat series you may want to know the following details:

  • There will be a total of 12 cat squares (one for each month of the year)
  • Each square comes with the written pattern and a chart for TWO techniques: interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet
  • The interlocking version (also called Locked Filet Mesh / LFM) has a chart size of 81 x 81
  • The overlay mosaic version has been adjusted so there are no unnecessary border lines and no mesh dots so the chart size is 77 x 77
  • At the end of the year I will also add an all-in-one blanket pattern (so you don’t need to sew squares together) for each technique to the eBook; it will not be available separately
  • There is a mini-series inside this series: the March, June, September, and December cat squares spell “Love”

Another thing that you might already know: Ravelry is my preferred method of getting patterns to you. The platform is easy to update, easy for you to have access to your patterns (download again and again), etc. Etsy and the Direct Purchase option on my website require that I manually email you the updates, so it is less convenient but I like to make sure everyone has an option they like.

Thank you again to my testers! I know everyone appreciates having so many colors and varieties to look at!

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Interlocking Crochet Details

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

Overlay Mosaic Crochet Details

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

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

Celebration Gnome with 3 Flag Options

A new gnome square! Just in time to celebrate! Are you surprised to see a gnome? We are doing a series of cat squares this year. Last year we did a new gnome square each month (see: A Year of Gnomes).

This square has been waiting about a year for me to get around to it. An American friend asked me to make this and she must have the most patience I’ve ever heard of to wait this long.

There are 3 flag options for this one square; and of course they each come with an option for using the interlocking crochet technique or the overlay mosaic crochet technique. That makes 6 squares for you to choose from.

There is an American Celebration Gnome, a Canadian Celebration Gnome, and a blank flag option. Technically, the Canadian Gnome has a heart flag… not a Canadian flag. So you might decide to use that one to represent whatever you love. I couldn’t make a maple leaf in such a small chart space.

Some samples of this new gnome square:

I have no intentions of creating every flag. The blank flag option is available for you to work some magic though! Sew on an applique, get some fabric paint, or just use special colors for your square to represent you!

This gnome can be used in place of another gnome in the Year of Gnomes series, or you can make a wall hanging or a pillow or something fun.

If you want to use the mosaic technique you will notice that the mosaic options have all been adjusted to remove the interlocking mesh dots and extra border lines. I will soon have an update for each square in the Year of Gnomes eBook so that the adjusted mosaic squares will match this gnome (no mesh dots or extra border lines).

I didn’t want to create three separate listings on Ravelry for this gnome. Even though there are 3 flag options it feels like basically the same square, so I’ve put all three flag options under the one listing. And I needed to publish it before Canada Day so I rushed my testers a bit, sorry! I was cutting it close, eh?

Thank you so much to my testers! I appreciate having a team I can rely on and I promise I will try harder at being more organized so you have more time to make pretty things!

As always, when you start a new project, make sure you read the pattern to know which color you want to use as the Main Color. My patterns always refer you to the chart (and the chart is found after the written portion).

Master List of Gnomes

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For the month of July you will get an automatic 20% discount on this new gnome.

If you’re quick, and grab this square in the first week, you can get 40% off (use code “40FLAG”, offer expires 11:59 pm CST July 7, 2022).

This new Celebration Gnome is NOT included in the eBook from last year, but you might be interested in those gnomes so I’ve linked them below.

Interlocking Crochet Details

  • Chart is 81 x 81 (40-windows)
  • Crochet hook: 4.5 mm (US7)
  • Gauge: 16 stitches x 8 rows in one color = 4” square
  • Finished size: 20″ x 20″ / 51cm x 51cm
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (460-485 yards)
    • Main Color (MC) – 230 yards plus 25 yards for optional SC border
    • Accent Color (AC) – 230 yards

Mosaic Crochet

  • Chart is 77 x 77
  • Crochet hook: 5 mm (H-8)
  • Gauge: 14 stitches x 15 rows = 4″ square
  • Finished size: 20” x 22” / 52cm x 56cm
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (600 – 955 yards)
    • Main Color (MC) – 250-280 yards
    • Coordinating Color (CC) – 350-375 yards
    • Optional Envelope Border – 300 yards

Double Wedding Rings Center-Out Update

I know you have been waiting SO LONG for this update!

I am so excited to announce that my most popular pattern ever has now received an update that makes it even more amazing!

Double Wedding Rings was published in February 2022. It broke so many of my personal records (most sales in a day, most sales in a month, most shares on Facebook, etc). And each time someone shares their progress online I get another burst of sales and love. Thank you so much for all the love!

See my original post about this pattern: https://ashleeslint.com/2022/02/25/double-wedding-rings-crochet-square-or-blanket-pattern/

Regarding the original patterns: there are two files, one for the interlocking crochet technique and one for the overlay mosaic crochet technique. All of my patterns are like this.

But this one was also created with the ability to make it any size you want! The base square is the same size as my 40-window squares / 81 x 81 chart size. Instead of crocheting many squares and then sewing them together, this pattern has been written in a way that allows you to repeat it as you go.

My mosaic sample here is 2 repeats wide and 3 repeats tall.

The center-out technique is going to be very popular with those who prefer the mosaic crochet option because you no longer have to worry about those tails! No envelope border needed.

The interlocking crocheters will be happy to create a blanket that keeps getting larger and you can just go until your yarn runs out, you don’t need to pre-plan how wide to make it.

Both options can be really stunning with a self-striping yarn.

My photo shows my center-out interlocking sample, a single square (using the interlocking technique), my original grey and white mosaic sample, and a center-out mosaic sample!

I am not entirely sure how large I will make these center-out pieces. I’ve already started adding some extra yarn that I had leftover from other projects so the colors are going to be very bright and bold for my two center-out samples!

I have video tutorials on all the techniques. But I also have a complete step-by-step walk-thru of the first dozen rows of each center-out sample.

Find all my tutorials on YouTube and don’t forget to like and subscribe and click that little bell!

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If you purchased on Etsy you will need to email me with your order number and I will send you the updated files.

Soccer Ball 40

This custom square was drawn by Natalie Caruso. She adjusted the soccer ball from her “Love Soccer Mosaic Throw” (https://ravel.me/love-soccer-mosaic-blanket) so that it would be a 40-window square for a customer who wanted the squares to match my other 40-window squares! I removed the mesh dots for the mosaic version and got both techniques written up. Teamwork!

Interlocking crochet version, crocheted by ScorpiosHook

There is one file for the interlocking crochet method, and another file for the overlay mosaic crochet method. The interlocking mesh dots and extra border lines have been removed for the mosaic version of this pattern.

It is written up with worsted weight as the suggested yarn, but like all of my patterns you can use whatever weight yarn you want. Just make sure you use an appropriately sized hook to go with your yarn.

You’ll need two colors, and they need to have good contrast. You’ll want them to be as similar as possible in regards to weight and material.

A gauge swatch can tell you how large your finished piece will be if you aren’t meeting the gauge I’ve set out. For a non-wearable piece you don’t really need to meet gauge.

If you’re joining this square to others of the same size (see the full list: ashleeslint.com/patterns#large) then you’ll want to keep the same tension for each project. If you’re planning to turn this into a wall hanging then it probably matters even less.

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Interlocking Crochet Details

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

Overlay Mosaic Crochet Details

  • Chart is 77 x 77
  • Finished measurements approximately 20” x 22” / 52cm x 56cm
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (650 – 900 yards)
    • Main color (blue on chart) – 275 yards
    • Contrasting color (white on chart) – 375 yards
    • Optional Envelope Border – 250 yards
  • Gauge: 14 stitches x 15 rows = 4”

Oh Canada! Throw Blanket Update

I originally published this blanket pattern in June of 2020, and I had only been designing patterns for a few months at that point. I was pleased with it, but I am updating it now (May 2022) for a few reasons.

As a Canadian designer, I really wanted to have a design that showcases who I am, and I want it to be really well done.

My husband is a fun model 😀 can you hear him say “whoosh, whoosh, whoosh”?

If you’re new to my designs it will be helpful to know that all of my designs come with a chart and the written line-by-line pattern for TWO techniques. You can choose to use the interlocking crochet method, or the overlay mosaic crochet method. The mesh dots have been removed from the mosaic version.

I am quite excited to show off my big burly husband. He wouldn’t show off too much skin (I tried to convince him a naked man would sell more patterns hahahahaha) but he’s allowed me to show his hairy chest and naked shoulder. The giant beard is pretty distracting anyway. When we met, this hippie had some beads in his goatee and now, 15 years later, he has embraced the full beard. I don’t decide how he chooses to style his facial hair.

Also, he is 6’2 and this blanket goes from his shoulders to the floor so it is a nice comfortable and snuggly blanket.

We also took some pictures of him with a couple guitars and his violin for a poster for his local music lessons.

This blanket has a border design that is supposed to represent the knitted brim of a toque (a winter hat, for those of you who don’t speak “Canadian” lol).

The bottom section has maple leaves. There is one on our flag, but I was actually thinking about our one cent piece, the penny, which is no longer in circulation.

The next section has loons. These birds are on our dollar coin. They are not all facing the same way, and they are not centered. I like that and did it on purpose, but some people found that it looked like a mistake. I have kept them like this anyway.

The next section says, “OH CANADA!” and the only complaint I have is that it should technically have a comma: “Oh, Canada!” If you are a right-handed crocheter you will need to read the chart from left-to-right to get legible words. I have included the line-by-line instructions (like I do with all my patterns) and there are left-handed instructions after the right-handed instructions. If you’re printing the pattern maybe you can select only the applicable pages.

Going up a bit more we see a row of inukshuk (inuksuk). These stone statues are created by our native Inuit people. If you’re interested, this little video clip by the History Channel is quite informative: https://youtu.be/emSv0xHmDLs

And then I put another section of maple leaves to create some balance.

Interlocking crochet sample modeled by my husband

In the original design the maple leaves at the top and bottom were purposefully flipped so the left and right leaves that had been cropped were now on opposite ends; however, the flip made it look like the leaves were just misplaced. I have since learned that people REALLY like symmetry. In this update the two sections of maple leaves are cropped at the same point.

In my sample (as seen above) I was using the original pattern so the leaves at the top and the leaves at the bottom are cropped at different points.

I have not made the rest of the sections completely symmetrical (for example, the loons) because I think it would be too much of a change from my original and I honestly love the way it looks right now.

When I first started designing I was only doing interlocking crochet (locked filet mesh) and then when I added the mosaic in I simply used the same chart but created written instructions for the overlay mosaic technique. The interlocking mesh dots are a natural byproduct of that technique but they don’t need to be included on the mosaic version. So I have now removed them.


Another reason I am updating this pattern is because the amount of files in the Ravelry listing was excessive. I had a file for the original interlocking pattern, then an update for the left-handed version. An update with the mosaic version an another file for the left-handed version. A chart for every option. And then charts and written portions for all the variations for the option of adding “2020” in the middle of the bottom leaf row.

It was just confusing and overwhelming.

There is now one file for each technique (interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet). The written patterns for both right-and left-handed crocheters are in the same file. And the charts are included in those files. The mosaic chart has X’s.

I have removed the option for adding “2020” into your blanket. If you’d like customization I can do that for a fee, but it will not be made publicly available in the Etsy or Ravelry listing.

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SALE ON RAVELRY: take 30% off your ENTIRE cart with the purchase of “Oh Canada! Throw” (past purchases count).
Use code “OHCAN” until June 19, 2022.

If you’ve previously purchased this pattern on Ravelry, you will now see a message notifying you of an update.

DO NOT update this pattern if you want the “2020” option (it has now been removed).
DO NOT update this pattern if you are in the middle of crocheting the top set of maple leaves (that section has been adjusted).
DO NOT update this pattern if you are using the mosaic technique (the mesh dots have been removed and it’s an entirely different pattern now).


SALE ON ETSY: take 30% off “Oh Canada! Throw”; no code needed. Valid until June 19, 2022.

If you purchased on Etsy and would like the updated version please email me with your order number.

Interlocking Crochet Details

  • Chart is 237 x 237
  • Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4”
  • Finished measurements approximately 60” x 60” / 151cm x 151cm
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (4000 – 4150 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) – 2000 yards plus 150 yards for optional border
    • Accent color (AC) – 2000 yards

Overlay Mosaic Crochet Details

  • Chart is 233 x 233
  • Gauge: 14 sc blo stitches x 15 rows = 4”
  • 62” x 66” / 158cm x 170cm
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (5000 – 5800 yards)
    • Main color (black) – 2500 yards
    • Contrasting color (red) – 2500 yards
    • Plus, optional envelope border – 800 yards

Both versions of this pattern use brackets in the written instructions. If you’re new to how those work please see my post: https://ashleeslint.com/2020/08/29/brackets-in-crochet-patterns/

2022 June Cat

June is such a lovely month, don’t you agree? Here in Saskatchewan, Canada 🇨🇦 we are finally getting warm weather (it literally snowed multiple times last month) and summer is on the horizon.

When I picked the colors for my cat square this month I was trying to use something that might appeal to others… because these colors don’t really appeal to me… at all. 😬

I have been using Premier Yarns Home Cotton in various shades for all of my squares and this month I chose to use Citrus. It has yellow and orange and lime green in it. I thought it would feel tropical and warm but it just looks like mud to me. What do you think?

I try to use a variety of colors because I know that what catches my eye might not be the same thing that catches your eye. My husband likes these colors but my favorites are pinks and purples and maybe a little peacock blue or teal if I am feeling adventurous.

You probably remember that there will be a total of 12 cat squares by the end of the year (one for each month) and you may remember that the squares for March, June, September, and December create a mini series.

Now that we have reached June I can show you March and June together. They are the “L” and “o” for “love”! (yup, I crocheted this square again in prettier colors)

March was the “L”, June is the “o”. We will have to wait until September and December for the rest.

You can purchase each square separately, but your best deal is grabbing the eBook. It gets updated each month with the new cat square (you just pay once) and it will also include a bonus all-in-one blanket pattern at the end of the yarn. The blanket pattern will have all 12 squares arranged in a 3 x 4 grid with January Cat at the top left and each month in order. You won’t need to join squares.

This is most handy for the overlay mosaic crochet technique because you don’t have to worry about dealing with the ends /tails/fringe between each cat square.

Overlay Mosaic Crochet sample by CarolinevdB

My cats have decided they don’t want to model for me anymore, but Maja Serec convinced her kitties to take a nap with her square.

And it’s always interesting to see what the wrong side looks like when you use the interlocking crochet technique. That’s actually one of my favorite things about this technique! (My other favorite thing is not having cut tails to deal with).

Cyncitycrochets used white as the MC, so you can see the cat is in white on the right side of the square and when you flip it over the colors get inversed. The details change a bit (like the straight border lines) because each stitch is opposite, but it does look almost as good as the front!

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Interlocking Crochet Details

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

Overlay Mosaic Crochet Details

  • Chart is 77 x 77
  • Finished measurements approximately 20” x 22” / 52cm x 56cm
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (600-850 yards)
    • Main color (blue on chart) – 300 yards
    • Contrasting color (white on chart) – 300 yards
    • Optional Envelope Border – 250 yards
  • Gauge: 14 stitches x 15 rows = 4”

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

Repeatable GoldieLux Pattern

I originally created this pattern in May of 2021.

A year has gone by, and I recently used the overlay mosaic version in a YouTube tutorial on how to read a chart with X’s (see here). While filming that video I realized that although I had originally designed this pattern to be the same size as my other 40-window squares (chart size of 81 x 81), the design could be extracted in an easily repeatable form and then you could make it any size you wanted!

So, that’s what I have finally checked off my list! The pattern now comes with four files:

  • Written pattern and chart for original 40-window square, interlocking crochet
  • Updated repeatable pattern and chart, interlocking crochet
  • Written pattern and chart for original square (chart 81 x 81), overlay mosaic crochet
  • Updated repeatable pattern and chart, overlay mosaic crochet

This pattern has now been featured in three of my YouTube videos:

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The pattern has been updated on Ravelry and all four files are available to those who previously purchased.

This pattern was not previously available on Etsy. All 4 files are included in one listing.