Monogrammed Alphabet – Small Afghan Squares

When I was drawing up my “Sophisticated Alphabet“, I also fooled around with some smaller squares. I decided I liked the bigger squares better and published them, but then decided that these smaller squares weren’t so horrible and should be published too.

Thus, the “Monogrammed Alphabet“! 26 letters of the alphabet, an ampersand, and some cute little hearts and stars!

I am now feeling like 52+ new listings on Ravelry in the last 2 weeks is just too much! (Each letter gets their own listing, plus the ebooks, plus the bonus squares! Yikes! hahaha) The alphabet is BORING! I can’t wait to draw something a bit more fun. But I am glad this set is done now.

This “Monogrammed Alphabet” is also available in a one-piece blanket: “Monogrammed Alphabet Sampler Blanket” (chart 205 x 245) <on Etsy too!>

Update Feb 11: one-piece blanket is available on Ravelry in the eBook only. Still on Etsy as well.

Update 10 am Feb 10: ravelry has rejected the one-piece blanket as being a duplicate. I am working on getting it back up. It is available on etsy and it is still in the ebook for now. Will update as I know more.

The chart for each letter is 41 x 41, which works up to about 10″ /25cm with worsted weight yarn.

They are designed to be afghan panels. You can join them with other squares of the same size and create a personalized blanket!

You can get the entire “Monogrammed Alphabet” set on Etsy or Ravelry. The bundle represents an 80% discount versus buying each square individually!

You can, of course, also buy the letters individually on Ravelry. They will be 30% off until February 18, 2021 (11:59 pm CST).

The ampersand is not found in the blanket pattern but I thought you all would really like to use it with the single letters!

The Heart and Star motif include a mirrored pattern as well, because I flipped them in the blanket and figured you might like that too.

Sophisticated Alphabet – Oversized Afghan Squares

Creating a series for the alphabet has been on my list since pretty much the beginning. In my mind it was going to be something like a cross stitch sampler, where you could spell out anything you wanted.

This set of “Sophisticated” letters isn’t really like a sampler at all. They are each individual patterns. And they are large!

The chart for each letter is 81 x 81, which works up to about 20″ /50cm with worsted weight yarn.

They are designed to be afghan panels. You can join them with my other large squares and create a personalized blanket! They would also work well as pillows or wall hangings.

BONUS: The set now includes a “Sophisticated Ampersand

One of the reasons I decided to go with 26 individual letters instead of a sampler was because the ability to use a sampler requires you to work from the charts.

I have learned over the past few months that there’s a large majority of people who can’t follow the charts. Even after watching my super handy lessons on YouTube!

Tutorial on Using my Mosaic Crochet Charts
Tutorial on Crocheting the Interlocking Technique from the Chart

So, if people need the instructions written out it is pretty hard to create something that they can customize. I have small squares in the works (individual capital letters, chart size 41 x 41, easy to mix and match with these medium-sized squares). But they are also not quite a sampler, they are still individual squares.

Someday I will work on a sampler alphabet for all you chart readers. And then you can customize words for your projects.

You can get the entire “Sophisticated Alphabet” set on Etsy or Ravelry. The bundle represents a 65-70% discount versus buying each square individually!

You can, of course, also buy the letters individually on Ravelry. They will be 30% off until February 18, 2021 (11:59 pm CST).

I had some fun in my Facebook group asking ‘which letter of the alphabet is your favorite?’ It seems most people prefer the first letter of their first name. The first letter of their last name is a close second place. And the first letter of their children’s names was a top contender as well!