Namaste Mandala

This design began as a custom pattern for a yoga instructor. The meditative pose shown on this blanket is what I think of as a basic yoga pose but I have learned that there are a lot of nuances in yoga. I read a bit about chakras and mudras and spirituality and culture and although I find it slightly interesting I don’t think I’ll become a yoga master anytime soon.

“At the base level, namasté is a salutation of respect and reverence. A traditional Indian greeting, it literally translates to “I bow to you” (namah or namas, meaning bow, te meaning you).”

https://chopra.com/articles/learn-the-meaning-of-namaste

“Mudras are sacred hand movements that are used in yoga and meditation to deepen the practice”

https://www.yogajournal.com/practice/beginners/the-meaning-of-namaste/

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Fun side note: the floral design behind the person will become it’s own pattern in a few weeks.

With permission, I inverted and adjusted the colors on Heather Passmore’s interlocking crochet sample just to show off some more color options for you.

I have heard a few requests/suggestions to create an entire series of yoga designs. There is so much symbolism in all of it and a lot of the imagery is quite beautiful. However, as of now I do not have plans to draw other poses.

When I drew this pattern I used black and white, and the person was drawn using the black. This is also how the charts appear, the dark grey (on the interlocking chart) and the blue (on the mosaic chart) correspond with the Main Color on the written instructions. Heather Passmore was the first tester to show me her project and it confused me at first because I expected the person to be the darker color! But she is not the only tester who chose to use white as the Main Color and I love seeing all the options!

While this pattern was in testing I saw so many patterns of this theme pop up, like knitted blankets and crocheted potholders. Another designer also contacted me because she has just started the testing phase of a similar design and she wanted to make sure I wasn’t going to be upset that our blankets were so similar. She wouldn’t have known they were similar except one of my testers also tests for her and alerted her about it. There’s been a lot more drama behind the scenes than either of us expected from crochet and she wanted to make sure we weren’t going to create more drama.

It sure was a breath of fresh air to hear kindness from Anke Wintermans and I am sure you are going to love her blanket when it comes out! It is definitely of the same theme, but not a copy and it was just luck that mine happens to be published first.

Thank you to my testers: CarolinevdB, Chantal Lariviere, Heather Passmore, Darquis Bushey of Just Duckie Crochet, and Nessa Miller.

This blanket is one of my larger patterns. If you feel the size is too large you can always use a smaller hook and thinner yarn but this won’t change how many stitches you make. A personal gauge swatch is the most accurate way to know how large your blanket will be.

If you use worsted weight (4 – medium) and meet gauge your blanket should be about 65″ square when you do the interlocking crochet method. Because overlay mosaic crochet is a different technique it creates a different gauge; your blanket should be about 69″ wide and 75″ tall if you meet the mosaic crochet gauge listed in the pattern.

The nice thing about blankets is that gauge is not extremely important. Just be aware that you may need more yarn if you use a looser tension than mine.

Get the Pattern

Use code “MAY2022” to get 30% off your purchase of my new pattern, Namaste Mandala, until 11:59 pm May 24, 2022.

Code applicable on Etsy and Ravelry. On ravelry, this code will apply to your entire cart! (but you must include the “Namaste Mandala” pattern for it to apply)

**Check out my Facebook group for a chance to win a free copy! Draw to take place May 20**

Interlocking Crochet Details

  • Chart is 261 x 261
  • Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4”
  • 65” x 65” / 166cm x 166cm
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (4800 – 5000 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) (the person) – 2400 yards plus 200 for optional border
    • Accent color (AC) – 2400 yards

Overlay Mosaic Crochet Details

  • Chart is 257 x 257
  • Gauge: 14 sc blo stitches x 15 rows = 4”
  • 69” x 73” / 174cm x 187cm
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (6500 – 7300 yards)
    • Main color (black) – 3500 yards
    • Contrasting color (purple) – 3000 yards
    • Plus, optional envelope border – 800 yards

To choose colors, be aware that the person is the Main Color.

An image where the left half has dots showing the interlocking chart and the right side is solid like the mosaic chart is. The interlocking crochet and mosaic crochet patterns have slight differences in the patterns to account for the natural mesh dots.
The interlocking crochet and mosaic crochet patterns have slight differences in the patterns to account for the natural mesh dots.

April 24-30, 2022: Blanket Bundles

It is the final week of my Designaversary Celebration! Thank you so much for celebrating 2 years with me!

I gave away some free patterns on Instragram in the first week, on my Facebook Page in the 2nd week, and for the 3rd week I picked a random winner from my mailchimp email subscribers list! This is the final week to enter the Grand Prize Giveaway on my YouTube channel!

Giveaway CLOSED NOW – congratulations to RescueBooks Bookkeeping!

For this final week of my Designavery Celebration we are going to focus on my blanket patterns! I have blankets of various sizes. They start at baby blankets (chart size of 121 x 121) and go up to my biggest blanket (Brotzell Tiger King: chart size of 203 x 307).

Update: I have added the Cruise patterns to the sale (they have a chart size of 101 x 101) because they were already on the list I created earlier.

On Etsy and Ravelry you will get an automatic 30% discount on my blanket patterns. No code needed, discount shows up in cart, offer ends April 30, 2022.

Or, you can create your own bundle of any 10 blanket patterns and get 60% off! This bundle deal is only available on Ravelry, offer expires April 30, 2022. Use code 2022BUNDLE.

There are 72 patterns that are part of this week’s promotion.

If you’re looking at my Etsy shop on a desktop browser you can see a list of categories on the left-hand side; there is a section called “on sale” and that will be all the baby blankets and larger blankets.

If you’re shopping on Ravelry, go to my designer page: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/ashlee-brotzell and scroll past my introduction. The first pictures of patterns are organized sections (Ravelry calls them bundles). You can view all the blankets or all the 60-window squares (aka. baby blankets) and those are the patterns you can choose from for this week’s sale. I show a printed screenshot around minute 14 in this video linked below:

Remember, you can’t use eBooks to get the 60% off. I couldn’t think of an example in the live video that is embedded just above, but a perfect example is my eBook “Baby Ocean & Others“. It has 6 baby blanket patterns in it. Individually, these patterns are $5.50 CAD; the eBook of all 6 patterns is $20 CAD, so that’s a 27% savings already. To get 60% off you’d need to add each baby blanket to your cart individually and then add 4 more blanket patterns.

To be thorough, here’s a list of this week’s promotional patterns and their links to either Ravelry or Etsy:

2020 Father’s Day Throw (one-piece blanket) (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Make a Wish -includes left-handed instructions- (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Birthday Cupcake -includes left-handed instructions- (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Cupcake Sparkle (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Wild and Free -includes left-handed instructions- (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Wild and Free Moose -includes left-handed instructions- (Ravelry) (Etsy)
But First, Coffee -includes left-handed instructions- (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Many Hearts Throw (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Oh Canada Throw -includes left-handed instructions- (Ravelry) (Etsy LFM) (Etsy Mosaic)
Moon Fairy (Etsy) (Direct Purchase)
Rocking Horse (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Abstract Queen (Ravelry) (Etsy) (FREE on blog)
Speedy Train (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Abstract Princess (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Warm Wishes (Gingerbread) (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Oh Tannenbaum (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Moose on Plaid (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Dinosaur Stomp (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Bonnet Girl Blanket (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Pins and Needles (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Gnomesflake (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Live Laugh Love Paws -includes left-handed instructions- (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Evelyn’s Expression (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Evelyn’s Favorite Guitar (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Common Unicorn (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Into the Ocean (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Mesmur Avenue (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Lucky Stars Throw (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Chained Ponds (Ravelry) (Etsy bundle)
Brotzell Tiger King (Ravelry) (Etsy)
MusicCAL (Ravelry) (Etsy) (Free on Blog)
Goodnight, Unicorn (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Magic Decanter (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Monstera Leaf (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Hobby Stencil Blanket (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Sunflowers and Butterflies (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Summer Direction CAL (Ravelry) (Etsy) (FREE on Blog)
Pumpkin Trio Throw (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Evelyn’s Repeat (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Seahorse Dance (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Long Hauler (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Glacial Warmth (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Tinsel Tangle (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Soaring Dreams (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Winter 2021 (Ravelry) (Etsy) (FREE on Blog)
Forever Be My Always (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Nordic Squares Blanket (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Medical Staff (Ravelry) (Etsy)
My Heart is Full of Love (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Bubbles the Sea Turtle (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Double Wedding Rings (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Dress to Impress Yourself (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Come a-Llama (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Cruise Lighthouse (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Cruise Whales {XL Square and Single Whale} (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Cruise Waves (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Preemie Love Blanket -includes left-handed instructions- (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Feline the Deer (Alice’s debut design) (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Many Hugs -includes left-handed- (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Baby Ocean (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Baby Dolphin (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Baby Crab (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Baby Sea Turtle (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Baby Whale (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Baby Fish (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Many Hearts Baby Throw (Ravelry) (Etsy)
One Octopus (Ravelry) (Etsy)
To Sail Away (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Trident (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Four Lobsters (Ravelry) (Etsy)
All the Waves (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Electric Shock (Ravelry) (Etsy)

A small sample of patterns:

I am so thankful for everyone who allows me to share pictures of their finished works! The photo I’m using as the title of this blog entry has quite a few patterns on it: Summer Direction, Bubbles the Sea Turtle, Many Hearts Baby Blanket, Nordic Squares Blanket, My Heart is Full of Love, Seahorse Dance, Preemie Love Blanket, Monstera Leaf, Glacial Warmth, But First Coffee, Baby Sea Turtle, Long Hauler, Brotzell Tiger King, Into the Ocean, Sunflowers and Butterflies, Common Unicorn, Speedy Train, Make A Wish. Crocheted by myself, cyncitycrochets, Angela Kermack, Esperanza, Jackie Lindsey, Eileen, Christine Schneider, Semicci, Anneke de Groot, Sherry Shaffer & Monique.

A final note, for those who may not know: all of my patterns come with written line-by-line instructions and charts for two techniques. If you’re not familiar with interlocking crochet or overlay mosaic crochet you should check out my tutorials on YouTube!

Dress to Impress Yourself: Princess Gown Blanket Pattern

This voluptuous ball gown will lovingly adorn your little princess’s bed!

I had a lot of fun drawing all the folds in this dress. Sometimes these details can feel tedious but this pattern really came together easily and made me feel a little bit like a superstar!

I originally created this as a custom pattern – their niece is graduating high school and we put the year and their name on it. You can have customization as well! Just send me a message BEFORE purchasing this pattern and I’ll get it drawn up for you.

As per my new usual, there is a slight difference in the pattern depending on whether you use the interlocking crochet method or overlay mosaic crochet.

The interlocking mesh dots and extra border lines have been removed from the mosaic version of the pattern.

If you use the interlocking technique you’ll want to get about 1850 yards of black (or something similarly dark) to use as the “main color” and 1850 yards of something lighter (like pink or purple or sparkly white) to use as the “accent color”. I like adding a simple single crochet border with the main color yarn around the outside because it helps give the outside edge a nice defined look, but that is optional.

If you use the overlay mosaic technique, you’ll want to take note of the way the colors are labeled in the written instructions for this pattern: usually the black lines in the image correspond to the “Main Color” but this pattern switches that! The first color used in the overlay mosaic version of this pattern is not black. In Angela Kermack’s sample here that means the “Main Color” is the striping blue yarn.

Of course, you are free to use something other than blue – but make sure you know that the color you pick as the “main color” is going to show where I’ve put pink in the sample. And your “contrasting color” needs to be really dark (navy blue, super deep purple, or black) to make the drawing show up properly.

If you meet gauge, the finished blanket will be slightly smaller using the interlocking technique compared to the mosaic technique. The mosaic version has a lot of dropped double crochets in a row, so I suggest using a 5 mm hook with worsted weight yarn but the interlocking technique looks better with a tighter weave (in my opinion) so I suggest a 4.5 mm hook with worsted weight yarn.

It’s just a suggestion, like everything, but if you follow my suggestions you should get a blanket about 51″ x 61″ with the interlocking technique or 53″ x 68″ with the mosaic technique.

I have done my best to be accurate – yet generous – with the yardage amounts. I always suggest buying more yarn than you think you’ll need.

Interlocking Crochet Details

  • Chart is 205 x 245
  • Finished measurements approximately 51” x 61” / 130cm x 156cm
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (3650-4250 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) black – 1850 yards plus 75 for optional border
    • Accent color (AC) purple – 1850 yards
  • Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4”

Overlay Mosaic Details

  • Chart is 199 x 239
  • Finished measurements approximately 53” x 68” / 135cm x 173cm
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (4800-5500 yards)
    • Main color (pink or blue or sparkly white, etc) – 2800 yards
    • Contrasting color (black or very dark) – 2000 yards
    • Optional envelope border – 700 yards
  • Gauge: 14 stitches x 15 rows = 4”

Get the Pattern

New release promotion: take 30% off your purchase of “Dress to Impress Yourself” until 11:59 pm CST, March 11 2022 by using code “2022DRESS”.

Double Wedding Rings: Crochet Square or Blanket Pattern

Are there bells ringing soon? Do you have friends or family members tying the knot?

This beautiful design (if I do say so myself) was based on a traditional quilting pattern. The Double Wedding Rings Quilt has been remade in many variations throughout the years and I am happy to offer my take on it now. I even unpacked my wedding dress for some photos!

Mosaic version, grey as Main Color, with my old wedding dress.

Like all of my patterns, this pattern includes written line-by-line instructions and charts for two techniques: interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet. The overlay mosaic crochet version has X’s on the chart to show where the dropped double crochets go.

This pattern can be made as large or as small as you want; simply adjust how many repeat you would like to do and choose a yarn weight and hook that matches.

The base size for the interlocking crochet method is 81 x 81. This is the same size as my collection of large squares (see a list here). The outer rows that lock the layers together show three solid lines but those lines won’t interfere with the image because there are markings to show you which parts to repeat.

Because the chart is the same size as my other oversized squares it works great as a pillow or as a panel in a mix-and-match blanket. Kimberly Windsor-Johnson made this interlocking sample of one square (no repeats) and you can see how awesome the back looks too!

The mosaic version has had the interlocking mesh dots removed and the unnecessary extra border lines that locked the interlocking mesh layers together are not on the mosaic chart. The mosaic chart is 79 x 79 because of that.

My patterns always instruct you to look at the chart to be sure you’re using the colors the way you intend to. I get a lot of messages from people who aren’t sure which color to use first (and I don’t mind these messages) but I always try to help now and educate for later.

My overlay mosaic sample, grey as the Main Color

For my mosaic sample I have used grey as the main color which shows as blue on the accompanying chart. I made mine 2 repeats wide and 3 repeats tall. I used a 5 mm hook and my yarn is technically a 4 weight but felt a bit thin. The finished size was 36″ wide by 52″ tall. It works as a small couch throw and feels so nice draped around my shoulders!

And the wrong side of your overlay mosaic crochet project will be striped with a faint illusion of the front. There are fancy techniques you can use to change the way the back looks – but I like the simple version.

The wrong side, overlay mosaic crochet.

Cyncitycrochets made this interlocking sample and she decided to use white as the main color which would correspond to the black squares on that chart. The result is stunning on both the right and wrong side.

Right side, interlocking crochet sample by cyncitycrochets (white as Main Color).
Wrong side, interlocking crochet sample by cyncitycrochets (white as Main Color).

In my opinion, you will want a minimum of 3 repeats to get the rings effect otherwise it looks a bit like a flower to me. My husband called it propellers.

Interlocking Crochet Details

  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4”
  • FOR FULL BLANKET (4 squares wide and 5 tall):
    • 79” x 92” / 189cm x 234cm
    • Worsted weight yarn (7800 – 7900 yards total)
      • Main color (MC) – 3900 yards plus 100 for optional border
      • Accent color (AC) – 3900 yards
  • FOR SINGLE SQUARE:
    • 20” x 20” / 51cm x 51cm
    • Worsted weight yarn (460 – 485 yards total)
      • Main color (MC) – 230 yards plus 25 for optional border
      • Accent color (AC) – 230 yards

Overlay Mosaic Crochet Details

  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Gauge: 14 stitches x 15 rows = 4”
  • FOR FULL BLANKET (3 squares wide and 4 tall):
    • 59” x 84” / 150cm x 213cm
    • Worsted weight yarn (5550 – 6400 yards total)
      • Main color (blue/yellow on chart) – 2600 yards plus 850 for optional envelope border
      • Accent color (white on chart) – 2950 yards
  • FOR SINGLE SQUARE:
    • 20” x 22” / 52cm x 56cm
    • Worsted weight yarn (525 – 825 yards total)
      • Main color (blue/yellow on chart) – 250 yards plus 300 for optional envelope border
      • Accent color (white on chart) – 275 yards

Get the Pattern

Take 30% off your ENTIRE CART when you purchase this pattern and use code “WEDDING30” until 11:59 pm CST March 1, 2022. Applicable on Etsy and Ravelry.

The envelope border on my overlay mosaic sample took me about 4 hours. I used 4 rows of single crochet in the back loop only after a round of surface single crochets on the ends with the fringe.

Bubbles the Sea Turtle

Splish, splash! What you see here is a prairie girl dreaming of ocean animals in the middle of a long, white winter.

My eldest daughter, Alice, took this picture of me and my youngest daughter, Melody. 💕

Advice from a sea turtle, “be well traveled, think long term, age gracefully, and spend time at the beach!”

Judy crocheted this beautiful purple version of “Bubbles the Sea Turtle” using the overlay mosaic crochet technique
Rainbow colors 🤩 crocheted by Geraldine Hobbs using the interlocking crochet technique

My little boy LOVES ocean creatures and I did create a smaller sea turtle pattern for him a few months ago (see Baby Sea Turtle) but he just wasn’t wowed enough.

And I did interrupt my blanket process to come up with some sea turtle amigurumi which was a success in the kid’s eyes! You can make a scary looking fluffy turtle too! I wrote out my process/pattern here.

The kids love them

So here’s another attempt at wowing my little ones. And when I teasingly asked the kids who was going to sleep with it they all shrugged and said “aren’t you going to sell it?” Hmm… Object permanence may be a problem with all the moving around lately.


I changed my accent color for each third of the blanket (rows are marked in the written pattern). I did not manage to keep my tension very well and you can see I have varying amounts leftover. I suggest buying extra yarn if possible.

You don’t have to create a blue gradient, my color suggestions are not rules!

Theoretically, I should have had the same amount of yarn leftover for the 3 lighter colors and I should have ran out of the darker before finishing the border.

You can see my entire progression of photos on my Ravelry project page.

I used “Red Heart With Love” yarn for my blanket; each skein has 370 yards of 4-medium weight yarn.

Main Color: Peacock x 6 skeins

Accent Color / Contrasting Color (or you can just use one color that contrasts well with your main color): Bottom – Santorini x 2 skein; Middle – Wintergreen x 2 skeins; Top – Minty x 2 skeins

After attempting some outdoor snow photos I decided indoors was better 😅

This is the interlocking crochet version, but of course this pattern comes with overlay mosaic crochet instructions as well. And both techniques have appropriate charts (the mosaic chart has X’s).

If you use the mosaic technique you’ll probably want to cover the sides with an envelope border (to hide the fringe that gets created from cutting at the end of each row). I always include my photo tutorial of a double crochet envelope border in each pattern but you can use the same concept for a single crochet envelope as well.

Also, the back of overlay mosaic projects is striped with a faint illusion from the front. The back of an interlocking/ locked filet mesh project is an almost- inverse of the front. Each stitch is opposite so it is not exactly like the front (horizontal lines become vertical, for example).

The wrong side, Interlocking Crochet technique. A few pieces of snow stuck to it and my daughter was nervous about me getting too much snow on my new blanket lol 😍

Important Pattern Details

Interlocking Crochet

  • Chart is 217 x 285
  • Finished measurements approximately 54” x 71” / 138cm x 181cm
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (4400 – 4500 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) – 2200 yards plus 100 for optional border
    • Accent color (AC) – 2200 yards total
  • Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4

Overlay Mosaic Crochet

  • Chart is 217 x 285
  • Finished measurements approximately 58” x 82” / 147cm x 207cm
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (4530 – 5200 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) – 2250 yards of Dark Blue
    • Contrasting color (CC) – 2280 yards of Light Green
    • Plus, optional envelope border – 670 yards
  • Gauge: 14 sc x 15 rows = 4”

Get the Pattern

For the first 3 days you will get an automatic 30% discount – no code needed! Just add to cart to see the magic! Offer ends 11:59 pm CST February 13, 2022.

“Bubbles” blowing in the wind, and then I almost fell in the snow.

Winter 2021 CAL: LFM Part 6

Congratulations! This is the final section of our Winter 2021 Crochet-A-Long! I hope you’ve enjoyed it! No matter when you come across this pattern you can always share your progress in my Facebook Group: Ashlee Brotzell Designs and tag me on Instagram @AshleesLint so I can see your project! I love how the internet connects us.

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


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

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

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


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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACB*

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

223 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, *17B*, EB

Cut and tie off AC

WS

224 MC – Ch3, 19F, ES

Cut and tie off OR add border first.

SC Border

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

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.

FINISHED!

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Winter 2021 CAL: Mosaic Part 6

This is the final part of our Winter 2021 Crochet-A-Long! I hope you’ve enjoyed it! No matter when you come across this pattern, please show us your work in my Facebook Group: Ashlee Brotzell Designs, or tag me on Instagram @AshleesLint – I love how the internet makes this a timeless “event”!

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

196 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

223 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

224 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

Trim the fringe, if needed.

Add optional envelope border.

This picture shows a double crochet border next to a single crochet border. I think both look good but some prefer one over the other.

That’s it, you’ve done it! Congratulations! Thanks for joining me on this journey!

©️ 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

Winter 2021 CAL: LFM Part 5

We are nearly done! Each section has been divided by how many rows fit on the page in the printed PDF. Next week there will be a few less rows simply because of the way the pattern landed naturally on the page. Plus it gives us a bit of extra time for the optional border.

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


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

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

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


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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

174 MC – Ch3, 1F, *17B*, 1F, ES

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

178 MC – Ch3, 1F, *17B*, 1F, ES

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

WS – ACB

180 MC – Ch3, 1B, *17F*, 1B, ES

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

RS – ACF

182 MC – Ch3, 1F, *17B*, 1F, ES

183 AC – Ch3 in front, *3F, (5B, 2F) x2*, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

184 MC – Ch3, 1B, *17F*, 1B, ES

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

RS – ACF

186 MC – Ch3, 1F, *17B*, 1F, ES

187 AC – Ch3 in front, *3F, (5B, 2F) x2*, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

188 MC – Ch3, 1B, *17F*, 1B, ES

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

RS – ACF

190 MC – Ch3, 1F, *17B*, 1F, ES

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

WS – ACB

192 MC – Ch3, 1B, *17F*, 1B, ES

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

196 MC – Ch3, 1B, *17F*, 1B, ES

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

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All rights reserved. This publication is protected under federal copyright laws. Reproduction or distribution, in whole or in part, in any medium, is strictly prohibited.
What does this mean?
This is an original pattern by Ashlee Brotzell. You may not copy, reproduce, sell, or share any part of it whether for profit or not. This includes, but is not limited to, the written pattern, the chart, and the photos. No translations or video tutorials are allowed.
Sales of your finished items are, of course, unrestricted (and I wish you all the best!). I appreciate credit given to the designer when possible but it is not a requirement. You may tag me @AshleesLint or direct people to my website http://www.ashleeslint.com

Winter 2021 CAL: Mosaic Part 5

We are nearly done! There are 224 rows in this pattern but next week’s section has less rows than this week’s because we also need time to do that optional envelope border. If you’re skipping that option then you’ll have a slightly easier week next week.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

174 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

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

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

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

178 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

179 – JS, *(dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x2*, dc1, ES

180 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

181 – JS, *sc6, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc5*, sc1, ES

182 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

183 – JS, *(dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x2*, dc1, ES

184 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

185 – JS, *sc6, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc5*, sc1, ES

186 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

187 – JS, *(dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x2*, dc1, ES

188 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

189 – JS, *sc6, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc5*, sc1, ES

190 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

191 – JS, *(dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x2*, dc1, ES

192 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

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

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

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What does this mean?
This is an original pattern by Ashlee Brotzell. You may not copy, reproduce, sell, or share any part of it whether for profit or not. This includes, but is not limited to, the written pattern, the chart, and the photos. No translations or video tutorials are allowed.
Sales of your finished items are, of course, unrestricted (and I wish you all the best!). I appreciate credit given to the designer when possible but it is not a requirement. You may tag me @AshleesLint or direct people to my website http://www.ashleeslint.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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