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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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 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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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

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

Every now and then I like to celebrate certain milestones.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are 2 files in the listing:

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

Where to Get the Pattern

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

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


Interlocking Crochet

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

For Mosaic Crochet

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

Winter 2021 CAL: LFM Part 4

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

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


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

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

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


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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

128 MC – Ch3, 1B, *17F*, 1B, ES

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

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

Winter 2021 CAL: Mosaic Part 4

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

116 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

128 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Repeatable Pins and Needles Pattern Update

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

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

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

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

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

You can read the chart like this:

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

So, to reiterate:

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

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

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

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

The listing now has four (4) files:

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

Where to Get the Pattern

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

REPEATABLE SQUARE: Interlocking Crochet Details

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

REPEATABLE SQUARE: Overlay Mosaic Crochet Details

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

BLANKET: Interlocking Crochet Details

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

BLANKET: Overlay Mosaic Crochet Details

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

Medical Staff, Caduceus Crochet Blanket Pattern

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

Here’s an amusing quote from wikipedia:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Interlocking Crochet

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

Overlay Mosaic Crochet

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