Winter 2021 CAL: Mosaic Part 2

We made it through the first half of the holiday season! I asked in my Facebook group for people to tell us which technique they are using (or plan on using). Team Mosaic seems to have a larger following than Team Interlocking. Let us know what technique you’re using in my Facebook Group: Ashlee Brotzell Designs.

I’ve just published a new pattern: Cupcake 20 and also updated an older pattern: Pins and Needles. I’m also getting ready to publish my newest “square a month” eBook (like “A Year of Gnomes” last year) and I hope you’ll all really like this year’s designs too!

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.

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

34 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

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

36 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

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

38 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

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

40 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

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

42 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

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

44 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

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

46 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

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

48 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

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

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

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

52 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Winter 2021 CAL: LFM Part 2

We made it through the first half of the holiday season! I asked in my Facebook group for people to tell us which technique they are using (or plan on using). Team Mosaic seems to have a larger following than Team Interlocking. Let us know what technique you’re using in my Facebook Group: Ashlee Brotzell Designs.

I’ve just published a new pattern: Cupcake 20 and also updated an older pattern: Pins and Needles. I’m also getting ready to publish my newest “square a month” eBook (like “A Year of Gnomes” last year) and I hope you’ll all really like this year’s designs too!

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 printable PDF patterns and charts for the duration of the CAL
(offer ends January 31, 2022).


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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

30 MC – Ch3, 1F, *17B*, 1F, ES

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

34 MC – Ch3, 1F, *17B*, 1F, ES

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

WS – ACB

36 MC – Ch3, 1B, *17F*, 1B, ES

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

RS – ACF

38 MC – Ch3, 1F, *17B*, 1F, ES

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

WS – ACB

40 MC – Ch3, 1B, *17F*, 1B, ES

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

RS – ACF

42 MC – Ch3, 1F, *17B*, 1F, ES

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

WS – ACB

44 MC – Ch3, 1B, *17F*, 1B, ES

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

RS – ACF

46 MC – Ch3, 1F, *17B*, 1F, ES

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

WS – ACB

48 MC – Ch3, 1B, *17F*, 1B, ES

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

52 MC – Ch3, 1B, *17F*, 1B, ES

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

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Pins and Needles: Pattern Update and Feedback Request

**Pattern has been updated to include repeatable section, see more details here: Repeatable Pins and Needles**

In November 2020 I published this throw blanket called “Pins and Needles”. At that point I wasn’t creating a page on the blog for each pattern so I’ve created this one now instead.

I updated this pattern in July 2021 to include the X-marked mosaic chart.

At that time I did notice that the diamond motif wasn’t actually symmetrical in the corners. I decided it was a design feature because I felt overwhelmed at the idea of possibly also adjusting the pattern to have the interlocking mesh dots removed and maybe even pulling out the repeatable motif like I’ve done for Evelyn’s Repeat.

There was a lot of patterns to update with the X-Marked Charts and looking back it would have been better to just do it all at once and get it over with, but alas, here we are. Past-Me was not kind enough to Future-Me.

This pattern has now been updated again to have a nice symmetrical design. I have not yet sectioned out the repeatable motif. Is that something you’re interested in? Vote below:

And, another question I’m looking for feedback on:

Where to Get the Pattern

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”

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”

–THIS PATTERN HAS NOW BEEN UPDATED TO INCLUDE A REPEATABLE SECTION: CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS!–

Winter 2021 CAL: LFM Part 1

Let’s get this party started! Thank you so much for joining me in creating this warm winter blanket! You may notice that I use “interlocking” sometimes and “LFM” or “Locked Filet Mesh” at other times. They all mean the same thing (but it is much quicker to type “LFM”).

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.

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).


The width of this pattern is adjustable. It is designed as a blanket (six repeats of the pattern), but you can make it larger or smaller. Repeat between the asterisks (*) to get your required width.

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.

Interlocking Crochet Details

  • US crochet terminology
  • Finished measurements approximately 53” x 56”
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (3350 – 3425 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) – 1675 yards plus 75 for optional border
    • Accent color (AC) – 1675 yards
  • Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4”
I’ve used a thinner yarn and smaller hook for this sample; it is only 6″ wide instead of the expected 8.5″.

Interlocking Crochet KEY

AC = accent color (second color used, blue in image above)
MC = main color (first color used, grey in image above)
RS = right side: the side of your work that will show the finished design
WS = wrong side: the back of your project
Front = the side currently facing you
Back = the side not facing you
Ch = chain
Sp = space
Sk = skip a stitch
SC = single crochet: insert hook, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through both loops
DC = double crochet: yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull up loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* twice
TR = treble crochet: yarn over twice, insert hook, yarn over, pull up loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* three times
F = DC in front, then chain 1
B = DC behind, then chain 1
EB = end stitch in back: using AC, dc into the last AC window, working behind MC
EF = end stitch in front: using AC, dc into the last AC window, working in front of MC
ES = end stitch: dc into the last window space
ACF = bring the AC yarn to the side facing you
ACB = put AC yarn to the side facing away from you

Interlocking Crochet Technique

See my YouTube tutorials or PDF tutorial if you’re new to this technique.

Chart for Foundation Rows

This pattern has been designed as a blanket but it is very easy to to adjust the width. If you are doing the full blanket you will repeat the instructions between the asterisks (*) six times (the final column in the chart below shows you how many chains and windows to begin with).

If you’re not able to match gauge then your finished measurements will be different, but this chart still should help you determine how many chains or windows to start with.

Single width (no repeats)Width added per repeat (height stays the same)Repeat six times (blanket)
Chart size41 x 225+ 34211 x 225
Finished measurements10” x 55.5”+ 8.5”53” x 55.5”
Main Color yardage330 + 50 for border+ 270 + 5 for border1675 + 75
Accent Color yardage330+ 2701675
MC Windows to start20+ 17105
MC Chains to start44+ 34214
AC Chains to start42+ 34212
Use this chart to adjust the width of your project

Foundation Rows

  1. Using MC create 105 windows (for a full blanket, or use chart above to adjust):
    1. I prefer the chainless technique (chain 6, dc into first stitch, chain 1, tr into same space, *chain 1, tr into 2nd part of the previous tr* repeat as many times as needed).
    1. Alternatively, you can Ch 211 + 3 (or 4 if you chain tighter than me), then DC in 6th (or 7th) chain from your hook. *Ch 1, Sk 1, DC* repeat until the end. Place stitch marker so your work doesn’t unravel.
  2. With your AC, Ch 211 +1 (or 2 if you chain tighter). Place MC windows on top of this chain (make sure the end with the stitch marker is at your left) then pull the tail of your AC through the window on the right end (see picture below). DC through the back of the next window into the 6th (or 7th) chain from your hook.
  3. *Ch 1, Sk 1, DC through the back* repeat to end. Place stitch marker so your work doesn’t unravel. Both stitch markers should be on the same end.
Step 2 of foundation trellis.
Foundation windows (MC, black above) showing step 2 where AC (the gold) is put through the window. If you’re left-handed this will be mirrored.

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

WS – ACB (wrong side facing you, AC to back)  

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

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

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

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

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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 1

Let’s get this party started! Thank you so much for joining me in creating this warm winter blanket!

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.

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).


The width of this pattern is adjustable. It is designed as a blanket (six repeats of the pattern), but you can make it larger or smaller. Repeat between the asterisks (*) to get your required width.

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.

Overlay Mosaic Details

  • Finished measurements approximately 53” x 56”
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (3200 – 3800 yards)
  • Main color – 1475 yards
  • Contrasting color – 1725 yards
  • Plus, optional envelope border – 600 yards
  • Gauge: 16 stitches x 16 rows = 4”
Crocheted by Cristina

Overlay Mosaic Crochet KEY

MC = Main Color: dark blue in image above
CC = Contrasting Color: light blue in image above
Sp = space
Sk = skip a stitch
CH = chain
SC = single crochet
sc = SC into Back Loop only
DC = double crochet
dc = DC into Front Loop of stitch, 2 rows below
JS = Joining Stitch: insert hook under both loops, pull up a loop, slip stitch, SC in same space
ES = End Stitch: SC under both loops, CH 1, cut yarn and pull through tightly

Overlay Mosaic Crochet 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 chainless SC to create my foundation row because then I have tails on both sides of my work just like all the other rows will have
  • Even-numbered rows use MC; odd-numbered rows use CC

Foundation Row (Row 0): use Main Color (MC)

An error! My apologies! The foundation row math has been updated! It should say 207 stitches needed for the full blanket.

Use a chainless SC technique to create repeats of 34 +3 SC. Or chain 34 +4, SC in 2nd from hook and all the way back across. Cut and tie off.

FOR A BLANKET, AS DESIGNED: (34 x 6) = 204 +3 = 207 foundation single crochet stitches needed.

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

Repeat between the *s six (6) times for a blanket.

1 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

2 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

3 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

30 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

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

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

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Winter 2021 Crochet-A-Long Foundation Rows

The countdown is definitely on to get this Crochet-A-Long (CAL) STARTED! 🥳

I know there are also CALs from other designers going on at the same time. It is simply impossible to schedule things one at a time. I do hope to see at least a few progress photos from you guys the next few weeks even though I know some of you will be working on other projects.

If you’re eager to get started, like me, then why not get those foundation rows figured out? The actual pattern will go live on Ravelry and Etsy tomorrow night and then the FREE version will begin online here as well (part 1 will contain introductory info and the first few rows).

First decide which technique you’re using (interlocking or overlay mosaic crochet). Then grab your yarn and a hook (and likely a stitch marker or scissors as well).

I am going to use this thin cone yarn from my stash.

I am going to use grey as my Main Color because I want the “snowflake” parts to be grey with the background this bright blue color.

Both techniques are written up to be repeated six times to get the blanket width. I am going to make a table runner during the CAL so I am not repeating it.

If you are using the interlocking crochet technique this is the chart that will help you decide how many windows to put in your foundation row:

Chart for determining the width of your Interlocking Crochet project

My finished project won’t be 10″ wide because I am not using worsted weight yarn. You can always make a gauge swatch if you’re concerned about size and yardage.

If you prefer the overlay mosaic technique then your foundation rows are a bit simpler than the interlocking method. The finished sizes should be the same (that is, if you match gauge the smallest width is 10″ and each additional repeat adds 8.5″ to your project).

This is how I have written the foundation instructions for the overlay mosaic version:

Foundation instructions for the mosaic technique

My apologies – an error was found in the foundation row math! It *should* say: repeats of 34 +3 (or chain 34 +4) which means a total of 207 stitches is needed for a full blanket.

Updated December 21, 2021

I hope this helps you get a head start! Give us a shout in the Facebook group if you need help or want to show off your progress!

Nordic Collection 2021: bundle of four crochet patterns

To me, the Nordic star / snowflake is a classic Christmas element. There are a few designers out there who have various takes on it. I wanted my version to have my own flair.

I’ve created a collection of four patterns for you: a blanket and three 20″ squares. The squares can be used to create your own colorful blanket or maybe you’d prefer a matching pillow or some wall art.

You may notice on Ravelry the pattern names of the squares ends with “40”. This refers to how many windows you begin with when you use the interlocking crochet technique. It is still a size reference for the mosaic version of the pattern (all “40-window” squares have the same charts size: 81 x 81).

Blanket and 3 squares, Interlocking Crochet samples by cyncitycrochets.

Each design in this eBook has written instructions and charts for BOTH interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet plus charts (the mosaic chart has X’s). I had a full team of testers and I am very thankful for the hours they put in crocheting while I packed up my house and moved!


The first piece in this collection is the Nordic Snowflake. This is the archetypal image in my mind. The corners of the square will create more snowflakes if you join these squares together.


The second square is called Nordic Hearts. These corners will also create the snowflake design when joined together.


The third part of my 2021 Nordic Collection is the blanket; I call it the Nordic Squares Blanket because it has the designs from both of the first two squares on it. The size is adjustable, just repeat the motif as many times as you want. As designed it is 3 repeats wide and tall and finishes to 59″ square with worsted weight yarn when you meet my gauge.


The fourth pattern in this bundle is basically a bonus square. The corners will still create the snowflake just like the other two squares but the centre motif isn’t anywhere else. I had actually drawn this one first and then discarded it. My tester, cyncitycrochets, convinced me it was worth putting out there for all to see. It has hearts but is more decorated with details, hence the title: Nordic Hearts Decorative.


Get the Patterns

The eBook (which includes the blanket and all 3 squares) represents a 50% discount compared to buying each pattern individually.

Take an additional 20% off your purchase of the eBook or any of these patterns individually by using code “20NORDIC” until 11:59 pm CST December 14, 2021.






I’ve also thrown my “Fa La La Wall Hanging” pattern into this sale because it also uses the Nordic Snowflake design. Use code “20NORDIC” to take 20% off until Dec. 14, 2021.

Forever Be My Always, Crochet Blanket

There’s a quote written in cursive on this blanket that says, “you will forever be my always” next to two rings on a cross. This romantic blanket is made sideways (working with the long side instead of the shorter side) and it comes with right- and left-handed instructions.

The overlay mosaic crochet pattern differs from the interlocking crochet pattern: the mesh dots have been removed from the mosaic version.

Interlocking versus mosaic version

You could get this one finished in time for Valentine’s Day! Or, perhaps for an anniversary? Or in memory of a loved one? I have some friends getting married soon, I’m going to see if I can finish it in time for them.

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Use code “21FOREVERBEALWAYS” to take 25% off your purchase of this pattern until December 9, 2021. No code needed on Etsy – automatic discount.

Interlocking Details

  • Chart is 261 x 181
  • Finished measurements about 65” x 45” / 166cm x 115cm
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (3320-3395 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) – 1660 yards plus 75 for optional border
    • Accent color (AC) – 1660 yards
  • Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4”

Overlay Mosaic Details

  • Chart is 261 x 181
  • Finished measurements approximately 70” x 52” / 177cm x 131cm
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (4125-4725 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) – 1375 yards (black)
    • Contrasting color (CC) – 2750 yards (pink)
    • Plus, optional envelope border – 600 yards
  • Gauge: 14 sc x 15 rows = 4”

Winter 2021 Crochet-A-Long (CAL)

Here in Saskatchewan, Canada we have had some abnormally kind weather lately. We were really thankful for the mild weather while we moved (our new place is 110 kms from our old place). At the end of November last year we had a ton of snow. I’ve linked a local news article below for fun.

We are nowhere near done unpacking but we have slept in our new house for a few nights now and I’m missing my crochet addiction. I know a lot of you will be working on Christmas gifts so because of that and because of my move I’ve planned for my next Crochet-A-Long (CAL) to begin on the first day of winter; that is December 21, 2021. Some of you might be frantically finishing gifts, and that’s okay, you can still join us as soon as you’re ready!

Our mild winter hasn’t given us much snow yet. This is our backyard, there’s another empty lot to the left that is ours and the trees between us and the neighbour mark our property line there.

My very creative title (sarcasm) for this CAL is “Winter 2021”. You might see me refer to it as “2021 Winter” at times because that’s how I have it saved on my computer; I’m trying to stay organized now that I have more than a year’s worth of pattern designs!

Similar to my previous CALs, you can purchase this pattern (the full written pattern, with charts, for both techniques) on Ravelry or Etsy or you can follow along on my blog for free! Sign up to my mailing list to be notified of the pattern release and each free section.

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Here’s the schedule:

From now until December 20, 2021: PRE-RELEASE SALE on Ravelry only (Etsy doesn’t work as a pre-release platform); take 50% off the purchase of this pattern by using code “MILD50“.

December 21, 2021: FULL pattern and charts go live on Ravelry and Etsy,take 20% off by using code “MILD20“; valid on Ravelry and Etsy, offer ends January 31, 2022.

December 21, 2021: Section 1 gets posted online, FREE permanently!

December 28, 2021: Section 2 gets posted online, FREE permanently!

January 4, 2022: Section 3 gets posted online, FREE permanently!

January 11, 2022: Section 4 gets posted online, FREE permanently!

January 18, 2022: Section 5 gets posted online, FREE permanently!

January 25, 2022: Section 6 gets posted online, FREE permanently!

The main landing page for this CAL will be AshleesLint.com/winter2021cal

It’s time to pick out some yarn!

Get the Pattern

PRE-RELEASE SALE:

Take 50% off this pattern until December 20, 2021 by using code “MILD50“, valid on Ravelry only.

After the CAL has begun you can still get 20% off by using code “MILD20“; valid on Ravelry and Etsy, offer ends January 31, 2022.

Interlocking Crochet Specifications

  • Finished measurements approximately 53” x 56”
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (3350 – 3425 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) – 1675 yards plus 75 for optional border
    • Accent color (AC) – 1675 yards
  • Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4”

Overlay Mosaic Crochet Specifications

  • Finished measurements approximately 53” x 56”
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (3200 – 3800 yards)
    • Main color – 1475 yards
    • Contrasting color – 1725 yards
    • Plus, optional envelope border – 600 yards
  • Gauge: 16 stitches x 16 rows = 4”
  • Chart has X’s marking dropped double crochets

Soaring Dreams

I wish I could explain the titles of my patterns, but honestly, I don’t know why I pick the names sometimes. This one has lofty goals of helping you sleep and dream peacefully.

Some of my inspiration was the art deco lines that are popular lately. It makes me think of the arches in grand cathedrals. But after getting it put into yarn form it also reminds me of feathers or hand-held fans. The colors Angela chose to use really make it pop!

Overlay mosaic – by Angela Kermack

The size of this pattern is adjustable. It is designed as a small blanket: three repeats high and three repeats wide of the repeated section. I’ve given stitch counts to help you make it larger if you prefer.

I have also adjusted this pattern to not have the mesh dots from the interlocking method on the overlay mosaic version. That means long sections of dropped double crochets will create ridges on the wrong side. You can lock in these stitches if you want, but it is an optional step.

Back side of mosaic technique, crocheted by Angela Kermack

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Use code “NIGHT30” to take 30% off your entire cart when you purchase this new pattern! Offer expires 11:59 pm CST, December 5, 2021.


Interlocking Crochet Details

  • 47” x 53”
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (2770 – 2845 – 3425 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) – 1385 yards plus 75 for optional border
    • Accent color (AC) – 1385 yards
  • Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4”

Overlay Mosaic Crochet Details

  • 48” x 60”
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (3485 – 4035 yards)
    • Main color – 1510 yards
    • Contrasting color – 1975 yards
    • Plus, optional envelope border – 600 yards
  • Gauge: 14 sc x 15 rows = 4”