MusicCAL: Interlocking and Mosaic Crochet-A-Long

My husband LOVES music. I mean, I know that a lot of people really like music, and sometimes I enjoy music too, but my husband’s love of music is something else. It is a really important part of him, and he is really important to me, so this pattern is dedicated to him. 💕

“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you’ve forgotten the words.” -unknown, possibly danish proverb

This will be my 4th CAL (Crochet-A-Long)! I had meant for it to ready on April 1 as part of my one-year Designaversary Celebration but, alas, life and my own overthinking has delayed it.

I was trying to be all things to all people and it was getting too confusing. So, instead of the many crazy ideas in my head, I have simplified it to this:

  • Pattern is written using US terminology for my two favorite techniques: interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet
  • Pattern is designed as a table runner or a blanket (4 repeats of the body of the table runner will create a big throw blanket)
  • Border design is included in chart and line-by-line instructions (unfortunately, this means you will likely not want to change the order of the sections because then the border won’t match itself)
  • Weekly releases will be available for free forever, here on the blog (bookmark this page!), the schedule is below
  • Full pattern (including chart) will be available as a paid option on Ravelry and Etsy
    • Pre-order the pattern this week (before April 29, 2021) and get an automatic $5 discount! The full pattern will be uploaded on April 28, 2021 so we can all start together
    • Grab the pattern during the CAL (through the month of May) at a 20% discount
    • Pattern will go to full price when the CAL is over (June 24, 2021)

The CAL will begin on April 29, 2021! Share your progress in my Ravelry group, or in my Facebook group, or tag me on Instagram @ashleeslint and use hashtag #MusicCAL21

Ashlee’s MusicCAL 2021 schedule

While you’re waiting for things to start, pick out your yarn and practice your technique!

I have tutorials for both techniques on my YouTube channel. See my mosaic videos here and the interlocking / locked filet mesh videos here.

How much yarn will you need?

First, choose how big you want your finished item to be. The pattern is written in a way that it allows you to repeat the inner section as many times as you like and still have the border design on the edges. I am calling it a table runner when you don’t do any repeats; four (4) repeats will make a big throw blanket.

My measurements use worsted weight / 4-medium yarn (see yarn council for more details) and a 4.5 mm (US7) hook. My patterns are written using US terminology. To match my gauge: a 4 inch square of interlocking mesh will have 16 double crochet stitches and be 8 rows tall; a 4 inch square of mosaic crochet will have 16 single crochet stitches and be 16 rows tall.

Interlocking crochet

 InterlockingTable runnerRepeat between stars twiceRepeat three timesRepeat four times (blanket)
Chart71 x 239123 x 239175 x 239227 x 239
Finished measurements18” x 60”31” x 60”44” x 60”57” x 60”
Main Color yardage600 + 50 for border1030 + 651470 + 801900 + 100
Accent Color yardage600103014701900
MC Windows to start356187113
MC Chains to start71+3 = 7471+52+3 = 12671+52+52+3 = 17871+52+52+52+3 = 230
AC Chains to start71+1 = 7271+52+1 = 12471+52+52+1 = 17671+52+52+52+1 = 228
chart for different sizes when using interlocking crochet

Mosaic crochet

 MosaicTable runnerRepeat between stars twiceRepeat three timesRepeat four times (blanket)
Chart71 x 239123 x 239175 x 239227 x 239
Finished measurements18” x 60”31” x 60”44” x 60”57” x 60”
Main Color yardage680 + 300 for border1175 + 4001675 + 5002170 + 600
Contrasting Color yardage680117516752170
Foundation Single Crochet to start71+2=7371+52+2=12571+52+52+2=17771+52+52+52+2=229
chart for different sizes when using mosaic crochet

Free Crochet-A-Long Schedule

A new section will be released each week; the links below will update as they become available!

April 29, 2021 – Sheet music #1

May 6, 2021 – Trumpet

May 13, 2021 – Bass clef

May 20, 2021 – Boom Box

May 27, 2021 – Piano

June 3, 2021 – Headphones

June 10, 2021 – Treble Clef

June 17, 2021 – Sheet music #2

If you’d rather buy an ad-free version of the entire pattern (including a chart!), you can! Thank you for the support! The full pattern will be uploaded on April 28, 2021 so we can begin the CAL on the 29th together. Full pattern is now uploaded.

I am so excited to see your creations! Don’t forget to share your progress in my Ravelry group, or in my Facebook group, or tag me on Instagram @ashleeslint and use hashtag #MusicCAL21

March Gnome

Gnomes are totally in right now! I was overwhelmed with the responses to my ebook, “A Year of Gnomes”.

You can grab the ebook on Etsy or Ravelry; you also have the option of buying the individual monthly gnomes. March Gnome is the newest addition.

March Gnome: Interlocking and mosaic crochet patterns

March Gnome is another oversized afghan square (20″ or 40-window foundation when using the interlocking crochet technique). I have quite a few squares of this size that you can mix-and-match to create your own blanket!

I have already emailed this pattern to everyone who purchased the ebook on Etsy. And if you bought it on Ravelry you will see an “update available”.

I have always liked the celebrations on March 17 (in school we would celebrate St. Patrick’s day).

  • It is exactly 6 months away from my birthday.
  • Everything is green (and usually emerald green, which is my favorite).
  • Plus, you get to color pictures of magical rainbows and pots of gold.
  • Oh, and McDonald’s comes out with a shamrock shake ☘ which is minty delicious!
  • Sometimes the weather gives you a reprieve from winter with a spring-like sneak peak lol
  • And, as an adult, I also get to celebrate my son’s birthday!

This will be his 4th birthday so I am going to put all my patterns on sale in honor of him! Get 40% off anything in my Etsy shop or Ravelry store until March 4th!

Happy birthday, Remington! 🥰

By the way, our Master List of Gnomes is here: