Shawl Bundle Sale

Last month I created a lot of bundle sales for my Designaversary Celebration. But none of my shawl patterns were included!

Sale has been updated: automatic 25% discount on individually listed shawl squares (Ravelry and Etsy) or the bundle deal on ravelry is 50% off when you buy all 6 shawls and use code “2022SHAWLS“. Offers end May 31, 2022. EXPIRED

I have 6 shawl patterns:

Pull it Up crocheted by Maja Serec, Wings Are Freedom crocheted by Kimberly Windsor-Johnson, Waves Shawl crocheted by Dawn Haynes, Hearts Shawl crocheted by Monica Marshal, Moonlight on the City crocheted by Ashlee, Skyline Shawl crocheted by Divya Tellakula.

They are all rectangle shawls. They have simple hidden pockets (optional) so I could call them all pocket shawls, but the pockets are not the main feature. I think of them as half-blankets.

I really wanted these to be a great way to show off a self-striping yarn so you can choose to work the pattern from side to side or from bottom to top depending on how you think your yarn will look best.

Sale Details

One of the shawls is available on LoveCrafts, but I have not created a sale there.

Five of the six shawls are on Etsy (technically Many Hearts Shawl is also on Etsy but it is only available in the Hearts, Hearts, Hearts eBook, so it is not included in the sale). The individually listed shawl patterns are currently discounted by 25%. No code needed. Sale ends May 31, 2022. Expired.

I have created a bundle on Ravelry, this is the best deal. Use code “2022SHAWLS” to take 50% off when you purchase all 6 shawl patterns! Offer ends May 31, 2022. Expired

You can add each pattern to your cart or just click the link below to have all the patterns added to your cart and the sale code automatically applied.

Thank you for all the likes and shares and support! 💕

April 24-30, 2022: Blanket Bundles

It is the final week of my Designaversary Celebration! Thank you so much for celebrating 2 years with me!

I gave away some free patterns on Instragram in the first week, on my Facebook Page in the 2nd week, and for the 3rd week I picked a random winner from my mailchimp email subscribers list! This is the final week to enter the Grand Prize Giveaway on my YouTube channel!

Giveaway CLOSED NOW – congratulations to RescueBooks Bookkeeping!

For this final week of my Designavery Celebration we are going to focus on my blanket patterns! I have blankets of various sizes. They start at baby blankets (chart size of 121 x 121) and go up to my biggest blanket (Brotzell Tiger King: chart size of 203 x 307).

Update: I have added the Cruise patterns to the sale (they have a chart size of 101 x 101) because they were already on the list I created earlier.

On Etsy and Ravelry you will get an automatic 30% discount on my blanket patterns. No code needed, discount shows up in cart, offer ends April 30, 2022.

Or, you can create your own bundle of any 10 blanket patterns and get 60% off! This bundle deal is only available on Ravelry, offer expires April 30, 2022. Use code 2022BUNDLE.

There are 72 patterns that are part of this week’s promotion.

If you’re looking at my Etsy shop on a desktop browser you can see a list of categories on the left-hand side; there is a section called “on sale” and that will be all the baby blankets and larger blankets.

If you’re shopping on Ravelry, go to my designer page: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/ashlee-brotzell and scroll past my introduction. The first pictures of patterns are organized sections (Ravelry calls them bundles). You can view all the blankets or all the 60-window squares (aka. baby blankets) and those are the patterns you can choose from for this week’s sale. I show a printed screenshot around minute 14 in this video linked below:

Remember, you can’t use eBooks to get the 60% off. I couldn’t think of an example in the live video that is embedded just above, but a perfect example is my eBook “Baby Ocean & Others“. It has 6 baby blanket patterns in it. Individually, these patterns are $5.50 CAD; the eBook of all 6 patterns is $20 CAD, so that’s a 27% savings already. To get 60% off you’d need to add each baby blanket to your cart individually and then add 4 more blanket patterns.

To be thorough, here’s a list of this week’s promotional patterns and their links to either Ravelry or Etsy:

2020 Father’s Day Throw (one-piece blanket) (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Make a Wish -includes left-handed instructions- (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Birthday Cupcake -includes left-handed instructions- (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Cupcake Sparkle (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Wild and Free -includes left-handed instructions- (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Wild and Free Moose -includes left-handed instructions- (Ravelry) (Etsy)
But First, Coffee -includes left-handed instructions- (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Many Hearts Throw (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Oh Canada Throw -includes left-handed instructions- (Ravelry) (Etsy LFM) (Etsy Mosaic)
Moon Fairy (Etsy) (Direct Purchase)
Rocking Horse (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Abstract Queen (Ravelry) (Etsy) (FREE on blog)
Speedy Train (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Abstract Princess (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Warm Wishes (Gingerbread) (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Oh Tannenbaum (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Moose on Plaid (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Dinosaur Stomp (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Bonnet Girl Blanket (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Pins and Needles (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Gnomesflake (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Live Laugh Love Paws -includes left-handed instructions- (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Evelyn’s Expression (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Evelyn’s Favorite Guitar (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Common Unicorn (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Into the Ocean (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Mesmur Avenue (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Lucky Stars Throw (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Chained Ponds (Ravelry) (Etsy bundle)
Brotzell Tiger King (Ravelry) (Etsy)
MusicCAL (Ravelry) (Etsy) (Free on Blog)
Goodnight, Unicorn (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Magic Decanter (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Monstera Leaf (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Hobby Stencil Blanket (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Sunflowers and Butterflies (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Summer Direction CAL (Ravelry) (Etsy) (FREE on Blog)
Pumpkin Trio Throw (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Evelyn’s Repeat (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Seahorse Dance (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Long Hauler (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Glacial Warmth (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Tinsel Tangle (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Soaring Dreams (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Winter 2021 (Ravelry) (Etsy) (FREE on Blog)
Forever Be My Always (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Nordic Squares Blanket (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Medical Staff (Ravelry) (Etsy)
My Heart is Full of Love (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Bubbles the Sea Turtle (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Double Wedding Rings (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Dress to Impress Yourself (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Come a-Llama (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Cruise Lighthouse (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Cruise Whales {XL Square and Single Whale} (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Cruise Waves (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Preemie Love Blanket -includes left-handed instructions- (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Feline the Deer (Alice’s debut design) (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Many Hugs -includes left-handed- (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Baby Ocean (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Baby Dolphin (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Baby Crab (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Baby Sea Turtle (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Baby Whale (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Baby Fish (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Many Hearts Baby Throw (Ravelry) (Etsy)
One Octopus (Ravelry) (Etsy)
To Sail Away (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Trident (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Four Lobsters (Ravelry) (Etsy)
All the Waves (Ravelry) (Etsy)
Electric Shock (Ravelry) (Etsy)

A small sample of patterns:

I am so thankful for everyone who allows me to share pictures of their finished works! The photo I’m using as the title of this blog entry has quite a few patterns on it: Summer Direction, Bubbles the Sea Turtle, Many Hearts Baby Blanket, Nordic Squares Blanket, My Heart is Full of Love, Seahorse Dance, Preemie Love Blanket, Monstera Leaf, Glacial Warmth, But First Coffee, Baby Sea Turtle, Long Hauler, Brotzell Tiger King, Into the Ocean, Sunflowers and Butterflies, Common Unicorn, Speedy Train, Make A Wish. Crocheted by myself, cyncitycrochets, Angela Kermack, Esperanza, Jackie Lindsey, Eileen, Christine Schneider, Semicci, Anneke de Groot, Sherry Shaffer & Monique.

A final note, for those who may not know: all of my patterns come with written line-by-line instructions and charts for two techniques. If you’re not familiar with interlocking crochet or overlay mosaic crochet you should check out my tutorials on YouTube!

April 17-23, 2022: Wall Hangings Bundle

I hope everyone has been enjoying my Designaversary Celebration (don’t forget to enter the Grand Prize giveaway on YouTube)! April has gone by so quickly already!

Last week’s contest winner has been notified on my Facebook Page. This week’s contest (expired) will be drawn from my email list subscribers! If you’d like to get in on that, sign up below:

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Last week’s bundles were HUGE! One bundle had 94 patterns, the other bundle had 73. They were all squares (designed to be joined together as blankets), but if you saw my last post you’ll know there’s so much more you can do with a square!

This week I am featuring my wall hanging patterns!

These patterns were designed to decorate your wall (but I also love that you can really put any of my designs on your wall). They all come with written instructions and charts for BOTH the interlocking crochet method and the overlay mosaic crochet method (like ALL of my patterns).

My selection of wall hanging patterns. Fa La La crocheted by Altona Newcombe, Parisian set crocheted by An Anonymous Squirrel, Blooming Owl crocheted by me

What makes these patterns different? Mostly, the yarn suggestion.

Using a 1 – fine / fingering weight yarn keeps these projects smaller and lighter than my normal 4 – medium / worsted weight recommendation. You’ll use a smaller hook as well.

Of course, you can use fingering weight yarn on any project but these patterns specifically include instructions for attaching them to a wooden dowel for you to hang on the wall.

There are many ways to join your project to a dowel. Blooming Owl Wall Hanging was designed so you could tie the mosaic fringe on the top of the piece to the dowel and then hide it behind.

Fringe gets tied together and then hidden at the back of the wall hanging. The piece is sideways in the photo.

For my other patterns, or if you use the interlocking crochet technique where there is no fringe, I suggest a simple whip stitch.

I also really like the way it looks when you create tabs to go over the dowel. I added 3 sections of single crochet tabs to my single-width sample of Glacial Warmth (a blanket pattern, not a wall hanging pattern).

I also have these two Mountain squares on my wall (these are also not wall hanging patterns but, as you can see, anything can get hung on the wall!).

Mosaic sample at the top uses the lighter blue for the main color (MC) whereas the interlocking sample below uses the darker blue as the MC.

Details on the Bundle

I have 5 patterns designed as wall hangings and for this week only you can get them ALL in one bundle!

The bundle deal gets you 60% off! *Cue the jaw-drop!* But it’s only available on Ravelry and the offer ends 11:59pm CST April 23, 2022.

If you don’t want ALL of them, you can also buy them individually and you’ll get 30% off. The 30% off offer is valid on Etsy and Ravelry until 11:59pm CST April 23, 2022; no code needed, no eBooks included.

They are each available separately (the Ravelry and Etsy links are listed above), and the three Parisian designs are also available as a set (eBook on Ravelry or eBook on Etsy). The Parisian eBook represents a 23% savings versus buying each pattern individually; normally that’s a good deal, but this week (if you’re not going to grab the Wall Hangings Bundle at 60% off) you’re better off grabbing each pattern individually so you can get the 30% off!

Why even bother with such a small bundle?

Well, this Designaversary Celebration month is intended to take you on a journey of discovering more about me! And the first wall hanging I ever made also happened to be the one I got published in a magazine!

Photo courtesy of Practical Publishing

Unfortunately, my crocheted Eiffel Tower got lost in the mail back to me in Canada from Crochet Now! magazine in the UK.

But, besides that, I am proud of these designs and wall hangings seem to be one of the preferred ways crocheters can show off their talent so it’s time for you to show off your talent!

Next week it will be all about blankets!

Second Week: Facebook Contest

This week’s giveaway to celebrate my Designaversary is LIVE on my Facebook Page! Winner has been notified and has accepted her prize!

This contest, along with the Large Squares Bundle and Medium Squares Bundle, will end at 11:59 pm CST April 16, 2022.

If you don’t know about my Designaversary Celebration yet, check out my original post here. If you are interested in hearing about this week’s feature (squares) then click here.

To showcase my medium-sized squares I created a project bag out of my original Abstract Squares! These were the first squares I designed and they were the inspiration for my Abstract Queen CAL. They have sat in my pile for two years and I am happy to finally see them being put to use!

Project bag made out of crocheted squares. Crocheted squares are part of my Abstract Squares Collection.

All of these Abstract Squares are included in the Medium Squares Bundle at 80% off until April 16, 2022. There are 73 squares of this size in the bundle!

Of course, if you’d rather not get ALL of the squares you could always just grab your favorites at 40% off (the automatic 40% discount is valid on Etsy and Ravelry until Apr 16, 2022 on medium and large squares that are listed individually, no eBooks included).

I’ve got to get back to these tutorials – I finished the interlocking center-out tutorial for YouTube and the photo PDF tutorial. I am nearly done with the overlay mosaic center-out tutorials! Oh, those will have to wait, my littlest is crying in her sleep.

April 10-16, 2022: Squares Bundles

We have reached week 2 of my 2nd year Designaversary! Congratulations, again, to the winner of my giveaway on instagram! This week you’ll want to pay attention to my Facebook page! 😉

Contest details for this week. (Expired)

Last week my Crochet-A-Long patterns were featured; this week it’s all about squares!

Some of my blanket patterns are technically squares, but I am referring specifically to the squares that were designed to be joined to other squares. Blankets and baby blankets will be featured in the final week of April.

Small Squares / Mini Squares / Free Squares

The smallest square I have has a chart size of 21 x 21 and those are my tutorial squares. LFM PDF Tutorial square, Wave 10 & Tutorial Hearts 10 for Interlocking & Tutorial Hearts 10 for Mosaic all have YouTube videos to help you learn! These tiny squares are all free downloads and are not included in the bundle promotion.

My small squares (all free tutorials)

I have been working on a new tutorial pattern for both interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet: center-out!
I hope to have that ready for you by the beginning of next month.

Medium Squares

The next size up has a chart size of 41 x 41. These patterns begin with 20 windows when you use the interlocking technique, so you will notice that they have the number “20” after their title. I have 73 squares of this size listed on Ravelry. I don’t have many of these listed on Etsy (because the listing fee on small items makes it not worth it). The ones I do have on Etsy are all in eBooks (like my Monogrammed Alphabet).

All of my patterns are listed on my website: ashleeslint.com/patterns#medium and you’ll notice they are in the “medium” category because I reserved “small” for those tiny tutorial squares. For details on getting ALL of these medium-sized squares in a bundle at an 80% discount, keep scrolling or click here.

Small selection of my medium-sized squares

Large Squares

My first crochet-a-long (CAL) was actually a series of large squares. They had flowers and leaves and butterflies and the intention was that you join the squares together and create a blanket. At that time I only did interlocking crochet but the Mother’s Day CAL has since been updated to include mosaic crochet as well (having both techniques is kind of my “thing”). These squares have a chart size of 81 x 81 and the titles end with “40” because that’s how many windows you have in the foundation row when you do interlocking crochet.

I have 94 squares of this size listed on Ravelry! I have listed 25 of these large squares on Ravelry individually and some of them are only available in eBook sets on Etsy (such as the Sophisticated Alphabet). You can see the entire list and where to find the patterns on my website: ashleeslint.com/patterns#large or keep scrolling down to find a bundle deal that includes ALL of them at an 80% discount!

A selection of Large Squares

And Larger Squares?

I also have larger squares with a chart size of 101 x 101, 121 x 121, and 161 x 161 all the way up to 241 x 241 (that’s a 60″ / 152cm blanket). These square are not included in this week’s bundle deals; wait for the final week of April.

Bundles at 80% off!? <EXPIRED>

Yes, it’s true! This is the largest discount I have ever offered!

I have quite a few square patterns, so I’ve created TWO BUNDLE DEALS. One for the medium-sized squares and one for the large squares. Each bundle contains ALL of my patterns of that size (for interlocking crochet AND overlay mosaic crochet, of course)!

Now, because a lot of these squares are also included in eBooks (that are usually quite heavily discounted already), I was left with a decision to make: calculate the discount off of the individual price of the squares? Or calculate the discount based on how much a person could save if they tried to add all the patterns to their cart (and obviously that person would choose the eBooks when available).

To be clear, these bundles are 80% off the cost if you added the eBooks to your cart. If you did the math on adding ONLY the individual squares to your cart, you’d actually be saving 88% on the Large Squares Bundle and 85% off the Medium Squares Bundle!

And, to add to the value of the Large Squares bundle: we are in the midst of an ongoing series (2022: A Year of Cats) and this Bundle includes the eBook listing so you will also get the next 8 months of cat squares! If you’ve already got that eBook you may find this bundle is still worth the value with a 78% discount on the rest of the squares. Check the bundles out!

No Bundles for Me, Thanks

There’s many reasons why someone might pass on the super amazing bundle deal; that’s ok! You can still take 40% off any individually listed medium or large square from April 10-16, 2022. The eBooks are not included in this sale but it is valid on both Etsy and Ravelry. And you don’t even need a coupon code! I have organized the listings a bit so you can see what’s available:

And that is this week’s sales and bundles! I hope you guys can feel the love – I am so thankful that these past two years have given me an outlet for my art and helped keep me sane (or at least somewhat sane).

I really appreciate the way this craft has allowed me to help support my family and make new friends and make pretty things!

Don’t forget, you have all month to enter into my big Grand Prize! Check out the video on YouTube!

Grand Prize includes these physical prizes as well as an all-access pass to my patterns for a year!

April 3-9, 2022: Crochet-A-Long (CAL) Bundle 60% OFF

If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll know that April 2022 marks my 2nd year designing anniversary and I want to celebrate! I will have sales and prizes all month long! Check out my original post about the designaversary sales.

We are starting my celebration month with a focus on the Crochet-A-Longs (CALs) I’ve done over the last two years. I don’t have my next CAL ready yet – but I have at least two different projects that are going to be CALs at some point.

There is something a bit magical about joining a CAL. People from all over the world are working on the same project at the same time and the accountability means that people are more likely to finish their project.

I usually offer a free version and a paid version of the pattern. The formats have been slightly different from my first CAL to my latest CAL because I have been learning and growing and changing. I am always blown away by the support from everyone, I have the best customers and fans and friends!

I have a page here on my website that lists my Crochet-A-Longs:

For this first week of my anniversary celebration you can buy a bundle on Ravelry (sorry, Etsy doesn’t have the same promotions available) of ALL my CAL patterns with a steep 60% discount!

Mother’s Day CAL crocheted by Erie Krol / zus, Father’s Day CAL crocheted by Claudia, Abstract Queen CAL crocheted by Emily Harmon, MusicCAL and Summer Direction CAL by myself, Winter 2021 CAL crocheted by NotSoBorenCrochet.

Or, if you don’t want all of these patterns, you can take an automatic 35% (expired) your purchase of any of the patterns that were originally published as Crochet-A-Longs (CALs), no code needed. This is valid on Ravelry only. Etsy is silly about percentages I am allowed to offer you, so the automatic discount on the CAL patterns there is only 30%. (Expired)

These links below go to these patterns on Etsy (Ravelry let me section them off for you, but Etsy is different):

Next week I will have a different set of patterns on sale for you! I will get a YouTube video up soon where I babble about the sales this month and tell you how to enter into the first contest!

Learning Interlocking Crochet Skills on The Crochet Crowd’s 2022 Finale Cruise

I was so pleased when Pamela MacManus asked if I would create some interlocking crochet patterns for her to teach with on The Crochet Crowd’s 2022 Crochet Cruise. Have you heard of Mikey’s Crochet Cruises? @thecrochetcrowd #crochetcruise (see one of their promo videos on YouTube) Thank you, Pam, for making me feel famous!

Remember, “interlocking crochet” goes by many names but the technique is the same; I also use the term “Locked Filet Mesh / LFM”

I created four patterns for the cruise (written instructions and charts for interlocking crochet only): Cruise Lighthouse, Cruise Whales, Cruise Finale Whales, and Cruise TCC Waves. Each chart is 101 x 101, which means they begin with 50 foundation windows. They are a good large size on their own or can be joined together to create a blanket.

Pamela MacManus crocheted each pattern and then taught classes on the cruise ship!

Now that the cruise is over, I’ve been asked to make the patterns available online – but of course, my “thing” is that all of my patterns have written instructions and charts for TWO techniques: interlocking crochet AND overlay mosaic crochet. And the mosaic charts DO have X’s, by the way.

So, I’ve adjusted a few things.

“Cruise Whales” is designed to be 3 whales tall and the same width as the other squares. “Cruise Whales Single” allows you to decide how many repeats to make! Both options come with written line-by-line instructions and charts for two techniques: interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet.

I’ve created mosaic versions of Cruise Lighthouse and Cruise Whales (where I’ve removed the unnecessary interlocking mesh dots and border lines from the patterns).

Mosaic version of “Cruise Lighthouse” crocheted by Angela Kermack

I didn’t think the general public would have much interest in the “TCC” on the waves square, but the waves on their own would be applicable to everyone so I created a new pattern called Cruise Waves and it is available in both techniques.

“Cruise Waves” crocheted by Semicci using the interlocking crochet method.

I have not created a mosaic version of Cruise Finale Whales.

There is also a new pattern (for both techniques) of just a single whale: Cruise Whale Single. Originally, I wanted all the patterns to be the same size (in case you want to join them together as a big blanket), but this whale is simply adorable and can be used in so many ways.

The single whale comes with charts and written instructions for right- and left-facing whales (for both interlocking and mosaic crochet). You can repeat it lengthwise to create a scarf or table runner. You can create a pillow. You can make a blanket. You can show off your creativity with this one!

A multi-color whale square crocheted by Monique using the overlay mosaic crochet technique.

Patterns List

  • On Ravelry:
    • There is an eBook called “Crochet Cruise Bundle
      • It contains the original 4 patterns, interlocking crochet only, in one easy to find and download PDF: Cruise Bundle (Cruise Lighthouse, Cruise Whales, Cruise Finale Whales, and Cruise TCC Waves)
      • The eBook also has individual files- one for interlocking crochet and one for overlay mosaic crochet – for these patterns:
        • Cruise Lighthouse
        • Cruise Whales
        • Cruise Whales Single
        • Cruise Waves
    • Ravelry also has individual listings for these patterns:
      • Cruise Lighthouse
      • Cruise Whales including Cruise Whales Single
      • Cruise Waves
  • On Etsy, these patterns are listed:
    • Cruise Lighthouse
    • Cruise Whales including Cruise Whales Single
    • Cruise Waves

Size Information

The interlocking versions of each square have a chart size of 101 x 101 (that’s a 50-window foundation). The mosaic versions have had the mesh dots and extra border lines removed, so the charts are 97 x 97. The finished size depends on your yarn and hook and tension, if you meet my gauge your finished interlocking squares will be about 25″ x 25″ / 64cm x 64cm and the mosaic squares will be 26″ x28″ / 66cm x 70cm.

The single whale is 101 x 33 for interlocking and 97 x 27 for mosaic. A single whale will be 25″ x 8″ / 64cm x 21cm in interlocking crochet and 28″ x 7″ / 70 cm x 18 cm in mosaic. But of course you can repeat him to create a blanket that’s much larger!

You will also notice there is a difference in the wrong sides between the two techniques. Interlocking crochet shows the opposite stitches on the back. Mosaic crochet is just stripes on the back. Sometimes those stripes get a bit “flappy” – for my whales sample in the image below I used my anchored variation to eliminate the flaps. See my tutorial here: https://ashleeslint.com/2021/07/06/mosaic-locked-double-crochet/


Get the Patterns

On Etsy or Ravelry, use code “2022CRUISE” to take 20% off your purchase of these squares or the eBook (the eBook already represents a 30% savings versus buying the squares individually, by the way). Offer ends March 17, 2022.

Also, a HUGE thank you to my testers (Angela Kermack, Heather Passmore, Monique, & Semicci) who helped me get this out quickly (when, in reality, I should have given them months – how do you forget there’s a cruise? oh, I was moving, but that’s a lame excuse)

Sunflower Garden Updated with more Charts

I published a new eBook just yesterday and now I have just updated it! My new Sunflower Garden eBook and the individual squares now include charts for those left-facing leaves. I had mistakenly assumed that chart-readers were masters in everything and didn’t need the mirrored charts to get those left-facing leaves! Silly me. I know left-handed crocheters will start at the bottom left instead of the bottom right but I guess that’s not so easy for right-handed crocheters.

Thank you for bringing it to my attention!

Whether you use the interlocking method or the overlay mosaic method you now have charts that show the leaves facing right and then charts that show them facing left for both the “Sunflower AND Leaves” square and the “Sunflower Leaves” square. And of course, the eBook has been updated as well.

I personally cannot follow the chart while crocheting. The mosaic charts are easier to follow, but whether they have X’s or not I just find there’s too much stimuli and I lose my place too easily. The interlocking charts require a lot of my brain power to figure out (am I allowed to admit that?)

I can draw the charts and I can write the instructions from the charts, and then I can follow those written instructions while crocheting. But I really don’t like skipping that middle part (the writing of the line-by-line instructions). I mean, if I HAD to only follow the chart I could probably do it, but I’m much quicker at just reading the written instructions.

Get the Patterns

Take 30% off your purchase of the eBook or individual squares until January 25, 2022. No code needed, just add to cart to see the discount.

Sunflower Garden eBook

I’ve been showing teasers of these sunflowers for a few weeks and they are finally ready for you!

Thank you to everyone who helped give me ideas for a title – I ultimately chose to use the one Lucille ‘Hauser’ Schubert suggested because it gives me flexibility in the future if I decide to create more flower eBooks. I don’t have any designed currently, so don’t get too excited 😉

My new eBook, Sunflower Garden, contains three large squares: Sunflower, Sunflower AND Leaves, and Sunflower Leaves. The two squares that have leaves have also been written up with left-pointing versions so you can mix and match more easily. I know that might be a bit confusing… I did make a quick video showing them off:

All the patterns in the eBook have written line-by-line instructions and charts for BOTH interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet (adjusted to have the interlocking mesh dots removed). Sunflower Leaves and Sunflower AND Leaves also have left-handed written instructions for both techniques (so you can decide which way you want the leaves to point).

This set has been updated to include more charts! More details: Sunflower Garden Updated.

The Sunflower square was originally from my 2020 Mother’s Day CAL eBook. The mosaic version had the mesh dots – that pattern will remain available in the Mother’s Day eBook as it is. I have updated the stand alone pattern to have all three versions of this pattern (interlocking, mosaic based on interlocking chart, and adjusted mosaic version). For more info on that Crochet-A-Long; https://ashleeslint.com/2020-mothers-day-cal/

I have created an instant promotion on Ravelry – if you have the Mother’s Day eBook or the Bonus Mother’s Day eBook you can “buy” the Sunflower square for FREE. This gives you access to the updated mosaic version of the pattern without putting too much confusion in the old eBooks.

Adjusted Mosaic Sunflower

There are three large squares in this bundle. For the interlocking method the chart size is 81 x 81 which means you create 40 windows to start with. The mosaic versions have been adjusted to remove the unnecessary interlocking mesh dots and extra border lines so the charts are 79 x 79.

Join some squares together or use the squares as pillows or join the squares to other squares for a blanket of your own.

“Sunflower AND Leaves” and “Sunflower Leaves” crocheted by Nina Mayer using the interlocking crochet technique.

Also, take note that the yardage for the interlocking squares is the same for each design (two layers of mesh) but the yardage for each mosaic square changes because sometimes more of one color is used than the other color.

Interlocking Crochet Details per Square

  • 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 (460 – 485 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) – 230 yards plus 25 for optional border
    • Accent color (AC) – 230 yards

Overlay Mosaic Crochet Details

  • Chart is 77 x 77
  • Finished measurements approximately 20” x 22” / 52cm x 56cm
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Gauge: 14 stitches x 15 rows = 4”
  • Worsted weight yarn
  • Sunflower (575-825 yards)
    • Main color (blue on chart) – 275 yards
    • Contrasting color (white on chart) – 300 yards
    • Optional Envelope Border – 250 yards
  • Sunflower AND Leaves (600-850 yards)
    • Main color (blue on chart) – 300 yards
    • Contrasting color (white on chart) – 300 yards
    • Optional Envelope Border – 250 yards
  • Sunflower Leaves (600-850 yards)
    • Main color (blue on chart) – 250 yards
    • Contrasting color (white on chart) – 300 yards
    • Optional Envelope Border – 250 yards

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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