Doctor Who: Tardis 20

This is a small square and won’t take you too long to make. The “20” refers to how many windows you begin the pattern with when making it using the interlocking crochet technique. You can follow along with my YouTube videos if you want to use the interlocking technique.

The chart can be used for both interlocking and mosaic crochet (and probably other crafts too). The written instructions for both are below, click on the word in the previous sentence to be taken to that part of this blog entry.

The Locked Filet Mesh (LFM) interlocking crochet method uses only chain spaces and double crochets to create a mesh; two colors are worked alternately which creates the pattern.

Mosaic crochet is single crochet and double crochet stitches. The double crochet stitches cover some of the other color’s single crochet stitches to create the design. My patterns instruct you to cut your yarn at the end of each row.

See my other posts for tutorials on both techniques.

Interlocking Crochet Pattern (Locked Filet Mesh / LFM)

Important Details

  • US crochet terminology
  • Chart is 41 x 41
  • Finished square (with border) measures approximately 10”
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (131 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) – 60 yards plus 11 for optional border (blue on chart)
    • Accent color (AC) – 60 yards (grey on chart)
  • Gauge: 4 DC x 2 rows = 1”
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Key

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
DC = double crochet
F = DC in front, then CH 1
B = DC behind, then CH 1
ES = DC into the last window space
EF = end stitch in front: using AC, DC into the last AC window, working in front of MC
EB = end stitch in back: using AC, DC into the last AC window, working behind MC
ACF = bring the AC yarn to the side facing you
ACB = put AC yarn to the side facing away from you

Notes:

  • If you chain tighter than me you may need to Ch 4 where I Ch 3
  • Don’t confuse RS / WS with Front / Back
  • Remember, each color is worked into itself only and there is a chain space between each DC

Foundation Rows (21 MC stitches / 20 AC stitches)

  1. Using MC create 20 windows. I prefer the chainless technique using triple/treble crochet but alternatively you can Ch 41 + 3 (or 4 if you chain tighter than me), then DC in 6th (or 7th) Ch 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 41 +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) and pull the tail of your AC through the window on the right end (see picture by the Key). DC through the back of the next window into the 6th (or 7th) Ch from your hook.
  3. *Ch 1, Sk 1, DC through back* repeat to end. Place stitch marker so your work doesn’t unravel. Both stitch markers should be on the same end.

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

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

5 AC – Ch3 in back, 3B, 9F, 6B, EB

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

6 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 8B, 4F, ES

7 AC – Ch3 in front, 6F, 9B, 3F, EF

WS – ACB

8 MC – Ch3, 1B, 3F, 1B, 6F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 4F, 1B, ES

9 AC – Ch3 in back, 5B, 2F, 1B, 2F, 3B, 4F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

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

11 AC – Ch3 in front, 18F, EF

WS – ACB

12 MC – Ch3, 2B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 2B, 1F, 3B, 5F, 1B, ES

13 AC – Ch3 in back, 5B, 2F, 1B, 2F, 3B, 4F, 1B, EB

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RS – ACF

14 MC – Ch3, 1F, 2B, 1F, 1B, 3F, 6B, 1F, 2B, 2F, ES

15 AC – Ch3 in front, 8F, 2B, 1F, 2B, 5F, EF

WS – ACB

16 MC – Ch3, 1B, 2F, 3B, 1F, 2B, 1F, 2B, 1F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 2F, 1B, ES

17 AC – Ch3 in back, 13B, 4F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

18 MC – Ch3, 1F, 6B, 2F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 3F, 2B, 1F, ES

19 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 4B, 3F, 2B, 1F, 2B, 5F, EF

WS – ACB

20 MC – Ch3, 3B, 1F, 1B, 6F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 2F, 1B, ES

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

RS – ACF

22 MC – Ch3, 1F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 4F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 4F, 1B, 1F, ES

23 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, 2B, 6F, 2B, 5F, EF

WS – ACB

24 MC – Ch3, 2B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 2B, 1F, 3B, 5F, 1B, ES

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

RS – ACF

26 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 1F, 6B, 1F, 1B, 3F, ES

27 AC – Ch3 in front, 8F, 2B, 1F, 2B, 5F, EF

WS – ACB

28 MC – Ch3, 1B, 2F, 10B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 2B, ES

29 AC – Ch3 in back, 5B, 2F, 1B, 2F, 3B, 4F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

30 MC – Ch3, 1F, 6B, 9F, 2B, 1F, ES

31 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 4B, 3F, 2B, 1F, 2B, 5F, EF

WS – ACB

32 MC – Ch3, 2B, 2F, 1B, 6F, 1B, 6F, 1B, ES

33 AC – Ch3 in back, 3B, 9F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

34 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 2F, 8B, 2F, 1B, 1F, ES

35 AC – Ch3 in front, 6F, 9B, 3F, EF

WS – ACB

36 MC – Ch3, 1B, 3F, 1B, 6F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 1F, 2B, ES

37 AC – Ch3 in back, 4B, 7F, 2B, 1F, 1B, 2F, 1B, EB

RS – ACB*

38 MC – Ch3, 1F, 5B, 1F, 3B, 2F, 3B, 1F, 1B, 2F, ES

39 AC – Ch3 in back, 18B, EB

WS

40 MC – Ch3, 19F, ES

Cut and tie off, OR continue with border.

SC Border

Ch1, put 2 SC in each gap on all four sides. Add an extra ch2 space in each corner (corner gap will have 2sc, 2ch, 2sc).

FINISHED!

Take a picture and share it! @Ashleeslint #lockedfiletmeshcrochet


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Mosaic Crochet

Important Details

  • US crochet terminology
  • Chart is 41 x 41 = 1,681 stitches
  • Finished size approximately 10” x 10”
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (140 yards)
    • Main color – 70 yards
    • Contrasting color – 70 yards
  • Gauge: 16 stitches x 16 rows = 4”

Key

MC = Main Color: blue in chart
CC = Contrasting Color: grey in chart
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

Notes:

  • Remember to skip the same number of stitch(es) behind your dc(s) before doing your next sc
  • 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
    • Tails don’t need to be longer than an inch and a half
  • 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: use Main Color (MC) (blue on the chart)

Use a chainless SC technique to create 41 +2 SC. Or, chain 41 +3, SC in 2nd from hook and all the way back across. Cut and tie off.

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

1 – JS, sc41, ES

2 – JS, dc1, sc39, dc1, ES

3 – JS, sc41, ES

4 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc21, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

5 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc19, (dc1, sc1) x4, ES

6 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc17, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, ES

7 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc19, (dc1, sc1) x4, ES

8 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

9 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x6, ES

10 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

11 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x20, ES

12 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

13 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x6, ES

14 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

15 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x6, ES

16 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

17 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x14, ES

18 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

19 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x6, ES

20 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, ES

21 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x6, ES

22 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

23 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x6, ES

24 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

25 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x6, ES

26 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, ES

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27 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x6, ES

28 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x9, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

29 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x6, ES

30 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

31 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x6, ES

32 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

33 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc19, (dc1, sc1) x4, ES

34 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc17, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

35 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc19, (dc1, sc1) x4, ES

36 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

37 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc5, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc15, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

38 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

39 – JS, sc41, ES

40 – JS, dc1, sc39, dc1, ES

Tie your ends together.

Trim the fringe.

Add a border if you want.

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Reading a Mosaic Chart without X’s

I have had numerous requests for more information on using my charts to do mosaic crochet.

I do not put X’s on my charts – like many other mosaic crochet designers do.

Watch this video to understand why the X’s are not necessary.

You can get the chart I use in the video in my facebook group or on Ravelry if you want to download it. If you simply want to see it, I’ve put it here for you!

I have also uploaded the PDF with the chart and explanation to Scribd and you can view it here:

Two new videos

I posted two new videos to YouTube today (and duplicated one to instagram as well).

This shorter video is a response to questions about the difference between LFM (locked filet mesh / interlocking) and mosaic crochet. I hope it helps you make a decision on which technique to use
This video clarifies the stitches used in mosaic crochet. I have an older, longer video showing how to crochet the “Tutorial Hearts” square and it will remain posted, but this video uses the proper sc/dc terminology.

I have a few video ideas in my to-do list. I wish I had more time and hands. I love the positive feedback everyone has been giving me and I am glad to share the love of crochet with you all!

Mosaic Technique

I need to update this tutorial because I have changed my patterns to use sc/dc instead of b/f but the concept and the way the stitches look is the same so it is still a useful video. Hope you like it.

If you want to download the pattern used in the video, you can get it on Ravelry or view it here. It is called Tutorial Hearts but it is the same pattern as I use in my “Many Hearts” patterns (such as “Many Hearts Scarf” or “Many Hearts Shawl”).

Envelope Border for Mosaic Crochet

My mosaic patterns are written up for the single-row technique. Some also call this the overlay technique or cut-and-tie version.

You CAN use any of my charts for the two-row technique (inset version) but it will stretch the designs up.

The cut-and-tie technique creates a lot of tails. Some projects look good with some fringe but for those that don’t want fringe, give the envelope border a try!

You may also find this type of border called a “dual border” or “pocket border”.

The following information is included in each of my patterns but the technique can be applied to more than just my own projects so I wanted to make it available publicly as well. Freely available does not mean copyright is waived – the technique was not created by me but my photos and my words are my own, you may not copy and paste them into your own publications.

Locked Filet Mesh

I definitely thought I published this already 🤣 learning curve again.

I published my first pattern to ravelry on April 1, 2020. I was under the impression that I couldn’t use the term “interlocking crochet” because of copyright issues so I decided to call mine “Locked Filet Mesh” or LFM for short.

The charts look a bit like filet crochet charts because they are black and white, with no extra colors, and they are made up of tiny squares. Of course, when crocheting, you can use whichever two colors you like. It is important that they contrast well so that your design shows up.

Essentially, are you crocheting two pieces of mesh fabric at the same time and you lock them into each other by putting stitches in front and behind the other mesh.

I have created YouTube tutorials, which you can access here.

And you will need the Tutorial Hearts pattern to go along with the YouTube video.

I also created a photo tutorial in PDF form which you can download from the files in my Facebook group. My Facebook group is private, so you must answer the screening questions to join. The free tutorial squares are also available there.

If you’re interested in following me on Facebook without joining the group you can like my public page.

I also have 2 more small squares that are free so you can practice. The Wave and The Tutorial Square (very original name, right 🙈🤣).

You may have already noticed that the Tutorial Hearts download on ravelry includes the LFM version and the Mosaic version. I am in the process of writing out the line by line instructions for all my patterns. It’s neat that my charts can be used for both techniques!

Mosaic Crochet Addition

I’ve included instructions for mosaic crochet in the last few patterns I’ve published. Everything I’ve published before then can be used for mosaic as well – if you can read the chart.

Chart reading is a very handy skill.

Not all charts can be instantly converted to mosaic or to interlocking or to whatever craft you’re using. But so many crafts use charts!

A chart drawn up for mosaic crochet generally can NOT be used for interlocking crochet. But any interlocking crochet chart CAN be used for mosaic crochet.

And technically you can do single-row (cut-and-tie) or two-row mosaic but if it is a picture-type-image it will be stretched if done in two-row style. The abstract designs are much more forgiving when it comes to that.

I do mention (very briefly) how to read a chart when doing mosaic crochet in my YouTube tutorial. *Updated to change terminology from f/b to dc/sc*

You’ll want to grab the PDF of the Mosaic Tutorial Hearts pattern from Ravelry or in my Facebook group (just like the interlocking pattern).

I would like to get more videos up but they take time. If you have watched my other videos you’ll hear me talk about my children, and about how I can only do the videos when they are quiet or when dad takes them outside for a walk or something.

I do a lot of the computer work for pattern-making on my phone while making the baby nap. I also waste a lot of time browsing pinterest or Instagram or Facebook 🤣

And now I get to add midnight blog writing to my repertoire. My 3 year old is having a hard time sleeping tonight. I’m sure that as soon as he falls asleep the baby will wake up.

Such is life.