FATW6 CAL: Adventures in Mosaic Crochet – Ocean Theme

Good morning, Monday!

It has been so great seeing all the new projects getting started since Thursday when my Mosaic Coral Strip was released as the first section in the Friends Around the World 6th Anniversary CAL (FATW6)!

Mondays and Thursdays will be the release days of a new section – and today is Monday! Remember, all the pieces in this Crochet-A-Long have been designed by different people. The common theme is mosaic crochet and then 3 blankets were compiled from the submissions!

Each section is FREE. Some designers, like me, have included videos. I believe all the sections include a chart and written instructions, but I guess we will have to wait and see if that’s true.

This blog post of mine is going to be where I keep a list of all the sections as they are released. You can bookmark it if you like! You can also sign up for updates from the host: CAL Crochet A Long Facebook group

Also, please feel free to share your progress on this CAL in my Ashlee Brotzell Designs Facebook group. Normally, I don’t allow work by other designers but since this is a group collaboration I am making an exception – I want to see your progress! 🙂

I will link to the official CAL blog entry and you will have to scroll through their post to find the link to that section’s pattern (some are Ravelry downloads, some are on websites; different designers have different ways of doing things).

Friends Around The World: Adventures in Mosaic Crochet – Ocean theme

July 8, 2021: Mosaic Coral Strip by Ashlee Brotzell

Since this is my section I will also link to my blog entry about it and the ravelry download. Plus, my handy-dandy video walk-thru: Coral Strip on YouTube

July 12: Sally Starfish by Lynette Kosar of Lavender Cup Cottage

Look for the link to the ravelry download near the end of the article I linked to above.

July 15: Mosaic Crab by Suzanne Lively Boren

This one also has a link to ravelry near the end of the article.

July 19: Dancing Octopus by Suzanne Lively Boren

Find the ravelry link at the end of the blog article!

July 22: Mosaic Squid by Suzanne Lively Boren of Not So Boren Crochet

Suzanne was busy! This is another section she did!

July 26: The Goldfish 1 by Svetlana Rogatykh

This goldfish section also includes a tiny border design you can use at any point in your design! And the goldfish is pretty awesome! The link the to ravelry download is at the end of the article I have linked to above.

July 29: The Goldfish 2 by Svetlana Rogatykh

Svetlana’s second pattern in this Crochet-A-Long is swimming the other direction! Her Ravelry link is going at the end of the post linked to above.

August 2: Wave 1 by Svetlana Rogatykh

Another beautiful section from Svetlana!

August 5: Dolphin by Suzanne Boren of Not so Boren Crochet

You must be familiar with this designer by now! The official blog post from CAL has a direct link to her download, no Ravelry this time.

August 8: Wave 2 by Svetlana Rogatykh

Svetlana contributed so many designs to this CAL that you could actually create a full blanket with just her designs! You can get all of them in one file now.

August 12: My Anchors by Lana Ignjatovic of Loving Stitches Designs

In this CAL so far we have seen some repeated designers, but here’s a new one! This designer isn’t new to designing though; if you participated in the FATW5 CAL you may recognize her name. You can grab this anchor strip right from the official CAL blog linked above.

August 16: Dragorad’s Regatta designed by Lana Ignjatovic of Loving Stitches Designs

Another design from Lana here! It is hosted on the CAL blog so all you need to do is scroll to the end of their blog post and find the link to her pattern!

August 18, 2021: Sunglasses by Ashlee Brotzell

I have the privilege of being the final piece in this ocean-themed blanket! You can view the pattern on my blog or grab the free Ravelry download. And there’s a full walk-thru on YouTube!

After you finish crocheting these cool sunglasses, head back to the host blog and find instructions on finishing!

FATW6: Mosaic Coral Strip

Introduction

This is a pattern for an overlay mosaic crochet strip that belongs in the Friends Around the World 6th Anniversary CAL (FATW6) “Adventures in Mosaic Crochet” hosted by CAL – Crochet A Long. Links to all past and future patterns can be found on their blog: https://calcrochetalong.com and you can join their facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/668646249929007/

My section (this Mosaic Coral Strip) can be found here on the blog (scroll down) or downloaded on Ravelry: https://ravel.me/mosaic-coral-strip

You can also crochet with my YouTube video to guide you! Please note: the video does not show the foundation rows. You can add sections onto each other, but if this is your first section you must start with a foundation row; see my other YouTube tutorial on creating a Mosaic Foundation: https://youtu.be/RqgmJQMaB7A for more information.

When I first designed this piece I didn’t know I would be the first section in the blanket. That’s why my Coral video mentions that you will be joining to a project you already have. But I have created a video on crocheting the foundation rows now!

Quick Bio

I published my first pattern less than a year ago (April 1, 2020) and, honestly, that was a dream come true! My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was about 8 years old, and it has been a favorite hobby of mine in an on-again-off-again kind of way. I finished my first blanket in high school and created a few projects over the years to fit my needs (how about a bag that fits this book exactly and nothing else).

Three years ago, I picked up my hooks in earnest again as a coping method after the traumatic delivery of my son. Crocheting – and now, pattern designing, too – are therapy for me. I am so grateful to everyone who has supported me and made it a little easier to stay at home with my 3 beautiful children.

I was also able to achieve another dream of mine in April 2021: I got published in a magazine! My Eiffel Tower Wall Hanging can be found in Crochet Now! Magazine, issue 68. I feel a little famous now!

The Coral Strip

I love how wiggly and intricate coral can look. It is almost abstract enough that if you didn’t know it was called “Coral” you might just think it was random lines.

My single repeat used 30 g of yarn (Medium 4 – worsted weight, acrylic). I used Caron Kindness in Tomato and Robin’s Egg Blue because it was what I had on hand. Unfortunately, this is a discontinued yarn. You can use any yarn medium (4) weight yarn. If you’d like some suggestions, try Yarnsub.com for a list of similar yarns.

Like the other patterns in this CAL, each repeat is 48 stitches wide. An extra stitch is added at the beginning of each row, and two extra stitches are added to the end. Each designer may have different ways of explaining things but all the pieces in this CAL are designed to work together!

My chart does not show those extra 3 stitches (the joining stitch, balancing stitch, and end stitch), it only shows the repeated section.

Chart is included in the ravelry download

If you share your works on Instagram, I would love for you to tag me: @AshleesLint

YouTube

I created a YouTube video to go with this pattern! You can see each stitch being done and crochet with me! Please note: the Coral video does not show the foundation rows. You can add sections onto each other, but if this is your first section you must start with a foundation row.

Foundation Row YouTube Video

Don’t forget to like and subscribe to my YouTube channel!

Mosaic Coral Strip YouTube Video

Important Details

  • US crochet terminology
  • Chart is 48 x 19, add 1 extra stitch at the beginning of each row and 2 extra stitches at the end of each row. Repeat is 48 + 3 stitches wide.
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • 18 g / 21 yards of Main Color (MC) = coral
  • 12 g / 30 yards of Contrasting Color (CC) = light blue
  • One repeat finishes at 10” x 4” / 26 x 10 cm
  • Gauge: 18 stitches x 18 rows = 4” / 10 cm

Key (US terminology)

MC = Main Color: coral in chart

CC = Contrasting Color: light blue in chart

ch = chain

SC = single crochet: insert hook, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook

sc = SC into Back Loop only

DC = double crochet: yarn over, insert hook, pull up a loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* twice

dc = dropped double crochet: skip next single crochet, and instead double crochet into Front Loop of stitch in the row below

JS = Joining Stitch: create slip knot, insert hook under both loops, complete a normal single crochet

ES = End Stitch: single crochet under both loops, chain 1, cut yarn and pull through tightly

Mosaic Technique

Please see the YouTube tutorial for more details. I use a single-row mosaic technique. Each square on the chart corresponds to one stitch. There is an additional stitch (not visible on the chart) on each side of the chart for joining and ending (for this pattern only, add an extra balancing stitch at the end of each row before doing the “ES = end stitch”). You start at the bottom-right corner of the chart.

dc = the dropped DC goes into the same-colored stitch, 2 rows below, front loop only. Skip the (pink) single crochet behind this dc.
sc = a single crochet in the body of this pattern goes into the back loop only
  • 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 (opposite for left-handed crocheters)
  • 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 (unless you want to use them as fringe, like on scarf)
  • 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)
  • Odd-numbered rows use MC (coral), even-numbered rows use CC (light blue)

Optional “Locked Double Crochet”

To prevent the small flaps on the back of your work, consider locking-in your stitch.

Begin like a dropped double crochet: skip the next stitch, and work into the Front Loop of the stitch in the row below; yarn over, insert hook into front loop below (see first image below), pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops, insert hook into back loop of skipped stitch (see second image below), yarn over and pull through all three loops on your hook.

Time to start crocheting!

(There was an error with this blog but it has been fixed! I am so sorry! And majorly embarrassed 🙈)

Row 1 can be your foundation row OR you can add it to another section.

Repeat between *’s as many times as required for your project.

Foundation Row:

Row 1 MC – Can use a chainless single crochet foundation or you can chain the desired number of stitches, plus one for turning chain. Turn, skip turning chain, single crochet into each chain.

Repeats of 48 +3 = desired number of stitches

For example, if you want to repeat the design twice: (48 x 2) + 3 = 99 sc needed (chain 99 + 1 = 100, skip 1 stitch, sc into the rest of the 99)

Or, if you want to repeat the design three times: (48 x 3) + 3 = 147 sc needed (chain 147 + 1 = 148, skip 1 stitch, sc into the rest of the 147)

OR when added to another project:

Repeat between *’s as many times as required for your project.

1 MC JS, *sc48*, sc1, ES

2 CC – JS, *sc48,* sc1, ES

3 MC – JS, *sc5, dc3, sc3, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc3, sc3, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc3, dc1, sc3, dc3, sc3, dc1,* sc1, ES

4 CC – JS, *dc3, sc5, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc5) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5) x2, dc3, sc1,* sc1, ES

5 MC – JS, *sc3, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc3, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc3, dc1,* sc1, ES

6 CC – JS, *(dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x3, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1,* sc1, ES

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

8 CC – JS, *dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x3, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x4,* sc1, ES

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

10 CC – JS, *(dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x3, dc1, sc3,* sc1, ES

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

12 CC – JS, *sc2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x4,* sc1, ES

13 MC – JS, *sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1,* sc1, ES

14 CC – JS, *dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc3, sc1,* sc1, ES

15 MC – JS, *sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc8,* sc1, ES

16 CC – JS, *(dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, dc3, sc1, dc3, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc1, dc8,* sc1, ES

17 MC – JS, *sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc12,* sc1, ES

18 CC – JS, *dc3, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc11, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc12,* sc1, ES

19 MC – JS, *sc31, dc1, sc16,* sc1, ES

20 CC – JS, *dc31, sc1, dc16,* sc1, ES

Trim the fringe, if needed.

Continue with the next FATW6 ocean-themed section!

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MusicCal 5: Piano Section

This is the shortest section of my MusicCAL 2021 (Crochet-A-Long). So far, each week has included a divider section and then the musical design. This week, because the piano is so small, I am adding the next divider section at the end as well.

But, WHY is the piano so small? It is really a cropped version of a keyboard. I also had to make one key slightly wider than the others to fit into the repeating window properly. This was one of those sections that was supposed to be so simple but really gave me grief and I considered omitting it altogether. I was also concerned about copyright issues – there are a few keyboards out there and there’s really only so many ways you can draw it. So, this is just my version that fits in this CAL.

I was going to try crocheting a scarf from this section (by omitting the border design and repeating it until it was as long as a scarf). But I was so focused on finishing my Monstera Leaf blanket that I just didn’t manage to add another project into my list this week.

This post includes the interlocking pattern and the overlay mosaic pattern (click to skip ahead to the patterns). If you’re new to these techniques, check out my tutorials on YouTube!

Join in at any time! Share your progress in my Ravelry group, or in my Facebook group, or tag me on Instagram @ashleeslint and use hashtag #MusicCAL21

The free pattern begins here and a new section will be released each week. If you’d prefer, you can grab the FULL pattern (with a chart!) on Ravelry or Etsy. Get 20% off for the duration of this CAL (no code required, add to cart to see the discount, expires June 24, 2021). Thank you for supporting your designer! <3 If you enjoy this free version of the pattern you could share the link and invite your friends to visit me here!

Interlocking Crochet

Key (US terminology)

AC = accent color (white on chart)

MC = main color (black on chart)

RS = right side: the side of your work that will show the finished design

WS = wrong side: the back of your project

Back = the side not facing you

Front = the side currently facing you

ch = chain

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

B = double crochet (dc) behind, and chain 1

F = double crochet (dc) in front, and 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

ACB = put AC yarn to the side facing away from you

ACF = bring the AC yarn to the side facing you

Hints

Remember, each color is worked into itself only and there is a chain space between each DC.

Don’t confuse RS / WS with Front / Back.

Continue from where we left off last week.

Divider section 5

WS – ACB

128 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 2B, *3B, 5F, 9B, 5F, 4B*, 2B, 1F, 1B, ES

129 AC – Ch3 in back, 4B, *26B*, 3B, EB

RS – ACF

130 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, *2B, 9F, 5B, 9F, 1B*, 1F, 1B, 2F, ES

131 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *26B*, (1B, 1F) x2, EF

Piano section

WS – ACB

132 MC – Ch3, 4B, *1F, 1B, 2F, 1B, (3F, 1B) x2, 2F, 1B, (3F, 1B) x2, 2F*, 4B, ES

133 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *26B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

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

135 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, *(2F, 2B) x3, 5F, 2B, 2F, 2B, 3F*, 4F, EF

WS – ACB

136 MC – Ch3, 2B, 1F, 1B, *1F, 1B, (1F, 3B) x2, 2F, 1B, (1F, 3B) x3, 1F*, 1B, 1F, 2B, ES

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

RS – ACF

138 MC – Ch3, 4F, *1B, (3F, 1B) x3, 1F, 2B, (3F, 1B) x2, 1F, 1B*, 4F, ES

139 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *(2F, 2B) x3, 5F, 2B, 2F, 2B, 3F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

140 MC – Ch3, 2B, 1F, 1B, *1F, 1B, (1F, 3B) x2, 2F, 1B, (1F, 3B) x3, 1F*, 1B, 1F, 2B, ES

141 AC – Ch3 in back, 3B, 1F, *26F*, 3B, EB

Divider section 6

RS – ACF

142 MC – Ch3, 1F, 1B, 2F, *4F, 5B, 9F, 5B, 3F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, ES

143 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *26F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

144 MC – Ch3, 4B, *1F, 9B, 5F, 9B, 2F*, 4B, ES

145 AC – Ch3 in back, (1B, 1F) x2, *26F*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

Piano Section in interlocking crochet; I added another divider section to the pattern here which will be visible in next week’s photo

See you next week for the next section of the pattern!

~*~*~*~*~ Or, begin here if you’re using the overlay mosaic technique! ~*~*~*~*~

Finished the piano section on my mosaic version of the MusicCAL (oops, made a mistake in the divider section)

Mosaic Crochet

Key (US terminology)

MC = Main Color: black in chart

CC = Contrasting Color: white in chart

ch = chain

SC = single crochet: insert hook, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook

sc = SC into Back Loop only

DC = double crochet: yarn over, insert hook, pull up a loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* twice

dc = dropped double crochet: skip next single crochet, and instead double crochet into Front Loop of stitch in the row below

JS = Joining Stitch: create slip knot, insert hook under both loops, complete a normal single crochet

ES = End Stitch: single crochet under both loops, chain 1, cut yarn and pull through tightly

Remember to skip the same number of stitch(es) behind your dc(s) before doing your next sc

Technique

  • 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 (opposite for left-handed crocheters)
  • 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 (unless you want to use them as fringe, like on scarf)
  • 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)
  • 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

Continue from last week:

Divider section 5

128 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *(sc1, dc1) x4, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

129 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1) x26*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

130 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc5, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc2*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

131 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *sc52*, sc2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

Piano section

132 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc5, (dc1, sc7) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc7) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

133 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x26*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

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

135 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5) x3, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

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

137 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5) x3, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

138 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

139 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5) x3, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

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

141 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x4, sc1, *sc52*, sc2, (dc1, sc1) x4, ES

Divider section 6

142 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *(sc1, dc1) x4, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

143 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x26*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

144 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc5, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

145 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *sc52*, sc2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

See you next week for the next portion of the pattern!


© 2021 Ashlee Brotzell.
All rights reserved. This publication is protected under federal copyright laws. Reproduction or distribution, in whole or in part, in any medium, is strictly prohibited.

What does this mean?
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

MusicCal 4: Boom Box Section

At the end of this section we will be halfway through the MusicCAL 2021 (Crochet-A-Long)! It has been a busy week for me: I published three new patterns! Magic Decanter, GoldieLux 40, and The Paw 20. The Paw 20 is FREE to everyone who has purchased Live Laugh Love Paws!

This is our 4th section of the MusicCAL: the Boom Box section! I know some of you are surprised at the eclectic variation of music-themed designs in one blanket. This is very much how my husband enjoys music; a little of this and a little of that. He listens to pretty much every genre and every decade. He is eclectic. 💕

This post includes the interlocking pattern and the overlay mosaic pattern (click to skip ahead to the patterns). If you’re new to these techniques, check out my tutorials on YouTube!

Join in at any time! Share your progress in my Ravelry group, or in my Facebook group, or tag me on Instagram @ashleeslint and use hashtag #MusicCAL21

The free pattern begins here and a new section will be released each week. If you’d prefer, you can grab the FULL pattern (with a chart!) on Ravelry or Etsy. Get 20% off for the duration of this CAL (no code required, add to cart to see the discount, expires June 24, 2021). Thank you for supporting your designer! <3 If you enjoy this free version of the pattern you could share the link and invite your friends to visit me here!

Interlocking Crochet

Key (US terminology)

AC = accent color (white on chart)

MC = main color (black on chart)

RS = right side: the side of your work that will show the finished design

WS = wrong side: the back of your project

Back = the side not facing you

Front = the side currently facing you

ch = chain

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

B = double crochet (dc) behind, and chain 1

F = double crochet (dc) in front, and 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

ACB = put AC yarn to the side facing away from you

ACF = bring the AC yarn to the side facing you

Hints

Remember, each color is worked into itself only and there is a chain space between each DC.

Don’t confuse RS / WS with Front / Back.

Continue from where we left off last week.

Divider section 4

RS – ACF

94 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, *4F, 5B, 9F, 5B, 3F*, 1F, 1B, 2F, ES

95 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *26F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

96 MC – Ch3, 4B, *1F, 9B, 5F, 9B, 2F*, 4B, ES

97 AC – Ch3 in back, (1B, 1F) x2, *26F*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

Boom box section

RS – ACF

98 MC – Ch3, 1F, 1B, 2F, *26B*, 2F, 1B, 1F, ES

99 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, *1F, 24B, 1F*, 4F, EF

WS – ACB

100 MC – Ch3, 2B, 1F, 1B, *1F, 1B, 23F, 1B*, 1B, 1F, 2B, ES

101 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *3B, 4F, 3B, 6F, 3B, 4F, 3B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

102 MC – Ch3, 4F, *1F, (1B, 2F) x2, 2B, 1F, 5B, 1F, 2B, (2F, 1B) x2, 1F, 1B*, 4F, ES

103 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *2F, 6B, 3F, 2B, 1F, 1B, 3F, 6B, 2F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

104 MC – Ch3, 2B, 1F, 1B, *1F, 4B, (1F, 3B) x4, 1F, 4B*, 1B, 1F, 2B, ES

105 AC – Ch3 in back, 4B, *(2B, 2F) x2, 3B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 3B, (2F, 2B) x2*, 3B, EB

RS – ACF

106 MC – Ch3, 1F, 1B, 2F, *3F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 5B, 1F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 3F, 1B*, 2F, 1B, 1F, ES

107 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *4F, 2B, 5F, 4B, 5F, 2B, 4F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

108 MC – Ch3, 4B, *1F, 3B, 1F, 1B, 1F, 2B, 1F, 1B, 5F, 1B, 1F, 2B, 1F, 1B, 1F, 3B*, 4B, ES

109 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *2B, (2F, 2B) x2, 6F, (2B, 2F) x2, 2B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

110 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, *4F, 1B, 3F, 9B, 3F, 1B, 4F, 1B*, 1F, 1B, 2F, ES

111 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, *(2F, 6B) x3, 2F*, 4F, EF

WS – ACB

112 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 2B, *1F, 1B, (1F, 2B) x2, 2F, 7B, 2F, (2B, 1F) x2, 1B*, 2B, 1F, 1B, ES

113 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *3B, 4F, 3B, 6F, 3B, 4F, 3B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

114 MC – Ch3, 4F, *1F, 23B, 1F, 1B*, 4F, ES

115 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *26F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

116 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 2B, *1F, 25B*, 2B, 1F, 1B, ES

117 AC – Ch3 in back, 4B, *26B*, 3B, EB

RS – ACF

118 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, *1F, 23B, 1F, 1B*, 1F, 1B, 2F, ES

119 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *1F, 24B, 1F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

120 MC – Ch3, 4B, *7F, 2B, 9F, 2B, 6F*, 4B, ES

121 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *7B, 1F, 10B, 1F, 7B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

122 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, *6B, 2F, 9B, 2F, 7B*, 1F, 1B, 2F, ES

123 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, *7F, 12B, 7F*, 4F, EF

WS – ACB

124 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 2B, *7F, 13B, 6F*, 2B, 1F, 1B, ES

125 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *7B, 12F, 7B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

126 MC – Ch3, 4F, *26B*, 4F, ES

127 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *26B*, (1B, 1F) x2, EF

Part 3 in interlocking crochet complete

See you next week for the next section of the pattern!

Mosaic version, finished the boom box section

~*~*~*~*~ Or, begin here if you’re using the overlay mosaic technique! ~*~*~*~*~

Mosaic Crochet

Key (US terminology)

MC = Main Color: black in chart

CC = Contrasting Color: white in chart

ch = chain

SC = single crochet: insert hook, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook

sc = SC into Back Loop only

DC = double crochet: yarn over, insert hook, pull up a loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* twice

dc = dropped double crochet: skip next single crochet, and instead double crochet into Front Loop of stitch in the row below

JS = Joining Stitch: create slip knot, insert hook under both loops, complete a normal single crochet

ES = End Stitch: single crochet under both loops, chain 1, cut yarn and pull through tightly

Remember to skip the same number of stitch(es) behind your dc(s) before doing your next sc

Technique

  • 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 (opposite for left-handed crocheters)
  • 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 (unless you want to use them as fringe, like on scarf)
  • 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)
  • 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

Continue from last week:

Divider section 4

94 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *(sc1, dc1) x4, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

95 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x26*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

96 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc5, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

97 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *sc52*, sc2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

Boom box section

98 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc52*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

99 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *dc1, sc49, dc1, sc1*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

100 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc1, dc1, sc47, dc1, sc2*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

101 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

102 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc1, (dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

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

104 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc1, (dc1, sc1) x3, {dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2} x4, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc2*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

105 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

106 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc1, (dc1, sc1) x2, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

107 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x4*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

108 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc1, (dc1, sc1) x2, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

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

110 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *(sc1, dc1) x4, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc19, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc2*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

111 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

112 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc1, (dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

113 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

114 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc1, dc1, sc47, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

115 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x26*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

116 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc1, (dc1, sc1) x24, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

117 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1) x26*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

118 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc1, dc1, sc47, dc1, sc2*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

119 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc49, dc1, sc1*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

120 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc13, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc19, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc14*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

121 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x9, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x7*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

122 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc13, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc19, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc14*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

123 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc25, (dc1, sc1) x7*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

124 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc13, (dc1, sc1) x12, dc1, sc14, *(sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

125 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc25, (dc1, sc1) x7*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

126 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc52*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

127 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *sc52*, sc2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

See you next week for the next portion of the pattern!


© 2021 Ashlee Brotzell.
All rights reserved. This publication is protected under federal copyright laws. Reproduction or distribution, in whole or in part, in any medium, is strictly prohibited.

What does this mean?
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

MusicCal 3: Bass Clef Section

Time to continue with my MusicCAL 2021 (Crochet-A-Long)! This post includes the interlocking pattern and the overlay mosaic pattern (click to skip ahead to the patterns). If you’re new to these techniques, check out my tutorials on YouTube!

Join in at any time! Share your progress in my Ravelry group, or in my Facebook group, or tag me on Instagram @ashleeslint and use hashtag #MusicCAL21

The free pattern begins here and a new section will be released each week. If you’d prefer, you can grab the FULL pattern (with a chart!) on Ravelry or Etsy. Get 20% off for the duration of this CAL (no code required, add to cart to see the discount, expires June 24, 2021). Thank you for supporting your designer! <3 If you enjoy this free version of the pattern you could share the link and invite your friends to visit me here!

Interlocking Crochet

Key (US terminology)

AC = accent color (white on chart)

MC = main color (black on chart)

RS = right side: the side of your work that will show the finished design

WS = wrong side: the back of your project

Back = the side not facing you

Front = the side currently facing you

ch = chain

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

B = double crochet (dc) behind, and chain 1

F = double crochet (dc) in front, and 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

ACB = put AC yarn to the side facing away from you

ACF = bring the AC yarn to the side facing you

Hints

Remember, each color is worked into itself only and there is a chain space between each DC.

Don’t confuse RS / WS with Front / Back.

Continue from where we left off last week.

Divider section 3

RS – ACF

66 MC – Ch3, 1F, 2B, 1F, *4F, 5B, 9F, 5B, 3F*, 1F, 2B, 1F, ES

67 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *26F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

68 MC – Ch3, 4B, *1F, 9B, 5F, 9B, 2F*, 4B, ES

69 AC – Ch3 in back, (1B, 1F) x2, *26F*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

Bass clef section

RS – ACF

70 MC – Ch3, 1F, 2B, 1F, *26B*, 1F, 2B, 1F, ES

71 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *26F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

72 MC – Ch3, 4B, *3F, 1B, 12F, 1B, 9F*, 4B, ES

73 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *3B, 2F, 11B, 2F, 8B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

74 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, *7B, 2F, 11B, 2F, 4B*, 1F, 1B, 2F, ES

75 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, *7F, 2B, 11F, 2B, 4F*, 4F, EF

WS – ACB

76 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 2B, *5F, 2B, 11F, 2B, 6F*, 2B, 1F, 1B, ES

77 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *5B, 2F, 11B, 2F, 6B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

78 MC – Ch3, 4F, *5B, 2F, 11B, 2F, 6B*, 4F, ES

79 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *5F, 2B, 11F, 2B, 6F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

80 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 2B, *7F, 2B, 11F, 2B, 4F*, 2B, 1F, 1B, ES

81 AC – Ch3 in back, 4B, *7B, 2F, 11B, 2F, 4B*, 3B, EB

RS – ACF

82 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, *3B, 2F, 11B, 2F, 8B*, 1F, 1B, 2F, ES

83 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *2F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 3F, 2B, 5F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 3F, 2B, 3F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

84 MC – Ch3, 4B, *3F, 3B, 2F, 4B, 4F, 3B, 2F, 4B, 1F*, 4B, ES

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

RS – ACF

86 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, *3B, 2F, 2B, 4F, 5B, 2F, 2B, 4F, 2B*, 1F, 1B, 2F, ES

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

WS – ACB

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

89 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *2B, 6F, 2B, 1F, 4B, 6F, 2B, 1F, 2B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

90 MC – Ch3, 4F, *5B, 5F, 8B, 5F, 3B*, 4F, ES

91 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *6F, 4B, 9F, 4B, 3F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

92 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 2B, *26F*, 2B, 1F, 1B, ES

93 AC – Ch3 in back, 3B, 1F, *26F*, 3B, EB

Part 3 in interlocking crochet complete

See you next week for the next section of the pattern!

~*~*~*~*~ Or, begin here if you’re using the overlay mosaic technique! ~*~*~*~*~

Mosaic Crochet

Key (US terminology)

MC = Main Color: black in chart

CC = Contrasting Color: white in chart

ch = chain

SC = single crochet: insert hook, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook

sc = SC into Back Loop only

DC = double crochet: yarn over, insert hook, pull up a loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* twice

dc = dropped double crochet: skip next single crochet, and instead double crochet into Front Loop of stitch in the row below

JS = Joining Stitch: create slip knot, insert hook under both loops, complete a normal single crochet

ES = End Stitch: single crochet under both loops, chain 1, cut yarn and pull through tightly

Remember to skip the same number of stitch(es) behind your dc(s) before doing your next sc

Technique

  • 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 (opposite for left-handed crocheters)
  • 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 (unless you want to use them as fringe, like on scarf)
  • 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)
  • 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

Continue from last week:

Divider section 3

66 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, *(sc1, dc1) x4, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

67 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x26*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

68 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc5, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

69 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *sc52*, sc2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

Bass clef section

70 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, *sc52*, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

71 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x26*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

72 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc19, dc1, sc25, dc1, sc6*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

73 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x7, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x10, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

74 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc15, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc23, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc8*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

75 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x10, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x4*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

76 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc13, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc23, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc10*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

77 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x10, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x5*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

78 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc11, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc23, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc12*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

79 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x10, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x6*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

80 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc9, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc23, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc14*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

81 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x10, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x7*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

82 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc23, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc16*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

83 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x4, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

84 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc3, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc6*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

85 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc7, (dc1, sc1) x3, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc7, (dc1, sc1) x2*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

86 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc4*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

87 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7, (dc1, sc1) x2*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

88 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *(sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1) x2, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc4*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

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

90 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc11, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc17, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc6*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

91 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

92 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc52*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

93 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x4, sc1, *sc52*, sc2, (dc1, sc1) x4, ES

See you next week for the next portion of the pattern!


© 2021 Ashlee Brotzell.
All rights reserved. This publication is protected under federal copyright laws. Reproduction or distribution, in whole or in part, in any medium, is strictly prohibited.

What does this mean?
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

MusicCal 2: Trumpet Section

You’ve made it to week two of my MusicCAL 2021 (Crochet-A-Long)!

There’s a funny story behind the trumpet. My husband is an I-can-play-anything musician. He has a lot of different instruments. So, a few years ago when he said he wanted to learn how to play the trumpet my immediate response was, “they’re sold out”.

It didn’t take him long to realize I wasn’t talking about any specific store and I had absolutely no basis for this claim. And now it’s a joke between us when one of us wants something that the other thinks is weird, expensive, excessive, or just silly. Marriage can be like that.

Uhh, ok, anyway… moving on!

This post includes the interlocking pattern and the overlay mosaic pattern (click to skip ahead to the patterns). If you’re new to these techniques, check out my tutorials on YouTube!

Join in at any time! Share your progress in my Ravelry group, or in my Facebook group, or tag me on Instagram @ashleeslint and use hashtag #MusicCAL21

The free pattern begins here and a new section will be released each week. If you’d prefer, you can grab the FULL pattern (with a chart!) on Ravelry or Etsy. Get 20% off for the duration of this CAL (no code required, add to cart to see the discount, expires June 24, 2021). Thank you for supporting your designer! <3 If you enjoy this free version of the pattern you could share the link and invite your friends to visit me here!

Interlocking Crochet

Key (US terminology)

AC = accent color (white on chart)

MC = main color (black on chart)

RS = right side: the side of your work that will show the finished design

WS = wrong side: the back of your project

Back = the side not facing you

Front = the side currently facing you

ch = chain

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

B = double crochet (dc) behind, and chain 1

F = double crochet (dc) in front, and 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

ACB = put AC yarn to the side facing away from you

ACF = bring the AC yarn to the side facing you

Hints

Remember, each color is worked into itself only and there is a chain space between each DC.

Don’t confuse RS / WS with Front / Back.

Continue from where we left off last week.

Divider section 2

WS – ACB

40 MC – Ch3, 4B, *3B, 5F, 9B, 5F, 4B*, 4B, ES

41 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *26B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

42 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, *2B, 9F, 5B, 9F, 1B*, 1F, 1B, 2F, ES

43 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, *26B*, 1B, 3F, EF

Trumpet section

WS – ACB

44 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 2B, *26F*, 2B, 1F, 1B, ES

45 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *26B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

46 MC – Ch3, 4F, *26B*, 4F, ES

47 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *2F, 1B, 7F, 13B, 3F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

48 MC – Ch3, 2B, 1F, 1B, *3F, 1B, 1F, 2B, 2F, 1B, 2F, 2B, 2F, 1B, 6F, 2B, 1F*, 1B, 1F, 2B, ES

49 AC – Ch3 in back, 4B, *2B, 1F, (2B, 1F, 1B, 1F) x2, 1B, 3F, 5B, 1F, 3B*, 3B, EB

RS – ACF

50 MC – Ch3, 1F, 1B, 2F, *1B, 1F, 1B, (1F, 4B) x2, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 3B, 1F, 2B*, 2F, 1B, 1F, ES

51 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *4F, 1B, 18F, 1B, 2F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

52 MC – Ch3, 4B, *3F, 1B, (2F, 1B) x3, 4F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 1F*, 4B, ES

53 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *1F, 2B, 2F, 11B, 1F, 1B, 3F, 5B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

54 MC – Ch3, 1F, 1B, 2F, *1B, 1F, 7B, 1F, 3B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 4B, 2F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, ES

55 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, *6F, 3B, 1F, 15B, 1F*, 4F, EF

WS – ACB

56 MC – Ch3, 2B, 1F, 1B, *2B, 4F, 1B, (2F, 1B) x2, 7F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 1F*, 1B, 1F, 2B, ES

57 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *1F, 4B, (2F, 1B) x2, 2F, 7B, 1F, 5B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

58 MC – Ch3, 4F, *1B, 1F, 2B, 1F, 21B*, 4F, ES

59 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *4F, 1B, 21F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

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

61 AC – Ch3 in back, 4B, *22B, 1F, 3B*, 3B, EB

RS – ACF

62 MC – Ch3, 1F, 1B, 2F, *1B, 2F, 23B*, 2F, 1B, 1F, ES

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

WS – ACB

64 MC – Ch3, 4B, *26F*, 4B, ES

65 AC – Ch3 in back, (1B, 1F) x2, *26F*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

Part 2 in interlocking crochet complete

See you next week for the next section of the pattern!

~*~*~*~*~ Or, begin here if you’re using the overlay mosaic technique! ~*~*~*~*~

Mosaic Crochet

Key (US terminology)

MC = Main Color: black in chart

CC = Contrasting Color: white in chart

ch = chain

SC = single crochet: insert hook, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook

sc = SC into Back Loop only

DC = double crochet: yarn over, insert hook, pull up a loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* twice

dc = dropped double crochet: skip next single crochet, and instead double crochet into Front Loop of stitch in the row below

JS = Joining Stitch: create slip knot, insert hook under both loops, complete a normal single crochet

ES = End Stitch: single crochet under both loops, chain 1, cut yarn and pull through tightly

Remember to skip the same number of stitch(es) behind your dc(s) before doing your next sc

Technique

  • 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 (opposite for left-handed crocheters)
  • 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 (unless you want to use them as fringe, like on scarf)
  • 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)
  • 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

Continue from last week:

Divider section 2

40 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *(sc1, dc1) x4, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

41 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x26*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

42 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc5, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc2*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

43 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x4, sc1, *sc52*, sc2, (dc1, sc1) x4, ES

Trumpet section

44 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc52*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

45 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x26*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

46 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc52*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

47 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc27, (dc1, sc1) x3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

48 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc5) x2, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc6*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

49 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc7, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

50 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc3, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc9) x2, (dc1, sc5) x2, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc4*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

51 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x17, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

52 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc5) x3, dc1, sc6*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

53 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x10, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

54 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc3, dc1, sc15, dc1, sc7, (dc1, sc5) x2, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc1, dc1*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

55 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc31, dc1, sc1*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

56 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc3, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc15, (dc1, sc5) x2, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc1, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

57 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x6, (dc1, sc5) x3, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

58 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc42*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

59 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x21*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

60 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc3, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc44*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

61 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x22*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

62 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc46*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

63 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x23*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

64 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc52*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

65 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *sc52*, sc2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

See you next week for the next portion of the pattern!


© 2021 Ashlee Brotzell.
All rights reserved. This publication is protected under federal copyright laws. Reproduction or distribution, in whole or in part, in any medium, is strictly prohibited.

What does this mean?
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

MusicCal 1: Introduction and Sheet Music Section

Welcome to the beginning of my MusicCAL 2021 (Crochet-A-Long)! This post includes the interlocking pattern and the overlay mosaic pattern (click to skip ahead to the patterns). If you’re new to these techniques, check out my tutorials on YouTube!

Join in at any time! Share your progress in my Ravelry group, or in my Facebook group, or tag me on Instagram @ashleeslint and use hashtag #MusicCAL21

The free pattern begins here and a new section will be released each week. If you’d prefer, you can grab the FULL pattern (with a chart!) on Ravelry or Etsy. Get 20% off for the duration of this CAL (no code required, add to cart to see the discount, expires June 24, 2021). Thank you for supporting your designer! <3 If you enjoy this free version of the pattern you could share the link and invite your friends to visit me here!

The pattern is written in a way that allows you to easily choose how wide you want your project to be. The decorative border on each side remains the same, but the inner design can be repeated (it is marked with *s).

For example, in each row of the mosaic version there is a Joining Stitch (JS), 9 stitches, *52 stitches*, 10 stitches, and an Ending Stitch (ES).

If you ignore the *s you will have 73 stitches across and I call this a table runner. My interlocking sample is a table runner, using purple as the Main Color (MC) and yellow as the Accent Color (AC).

You could repeat the 52 stitches in between the stars to make your project wider. Four repeats will make a big throw blanket: JS, 9 stitches, *52 x 4 = 208*, 10 stitches, ES for a total of 229 stitches wide.

My mosaic sample is just two repeats long. I am using Bernat Handicrafter cotton for this one, so I prefer a 5 mm hook. My baby girl likes the texture and wouldn’t let me get a clear photo, hope you don’t mind her baby toes.

Hopefully these tables will help you decide how much yarn you need:

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
Mosaic CrochetTable 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

Interlocking Crochet

Key (US terminology)

AC = accent color (white on chart)

MC = main color (black on chart)

RS = right side: the side of your work that will show the finished design

WS = wrong side: the back of your project

Back = the side not facing you

Front = the side currently facing you

ch = chain

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

B = double crochet (dc) behind, and chain 1

F = double crochet (dc) in front, and 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

ACB = put AC yarn to the side facing away from you

ACF = bring the AC yarn to the side facing you

Hints

Remember, each color is worked into itself only and there is a chain space between each DC.

Don’t confuse RS / WS with Front / Back.

Foundation Rows (36 MC stitches, 35 AC stitches) (see table above to adjust width)

  1. Using MC create 35 windows:
    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 71 + 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 71 +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 above). 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.

Bottom border section

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

4 MC – Ch3, 1B, 3F, *26F*, 3F, 1B, ES

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

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

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

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

WS – ACB

8 MC – Ch3, 1B, 3F, *26F*, 3F, 1B, ES

9 AC – Ch3 in back, (1B, 1F) x2, *26F*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

Divider section 1

RS – ACF

10 MC – Ch3, 4F, *4F, 5B, 9F, 5B, 3F*, 4F, ES

11 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *26F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

12 MC – Ch3, 2B, 1F, 1B, *1F, 9B, 5F, 9B, 2F*, 1B, 1F, 2B, ES

13 AC – Ch3 in back, 3B, 1F, *26F*, 3B, EB

Sheet music section 1

RS – ACF

14 MC – Ch3, 1F, 1B, 2F, *26B*, 2F, 1B, 1F, ES

15 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *1F, 2B, 3F, 2B, 18F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

16 MC – Ch3, 4B, *18F, 3B, 2F, 3B*, 4B, ES

17 AC – Ch3 in back, (1B, 1F) x2, *17F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 2F, 1B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

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

19 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, *1F, 2B, 3F, 2B, 2F, 2B, 3F, 2B, 9F*, 4F, EF

WS – ACB

20 MC – Ch3, 2B, 1F, 1B, *9F, 3B, 2F, 3B, 3F, 1B, 4F, 1B*, 1B, 1F, 2B, ES

21 AC – Ch3 in back, (1B, 1F) x2, *8F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 1F, (1B, 2F) x2, 2B, 3F, 2B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

22 MC – Ch3, 4F, *1F, 4B, 1F, 3B, 3F, 2B, 3F, 9B*, 4F, ES

23 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *10F, 2B, 3F, 2B, 2F, 2B, 3F, 2B*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

24 MC – Ch3, 2B, 1F, 1B, *3B, 2F, 3B, 3F, 1B, 4F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 4F, 1B*, 1B, 1F, 2B, ES

25 AC – Ch3 in back, 4B, *2F, 1B, 1F, (1B, 2F) x2, 2B, 3F, 2B, 2F, 2B, 3F, 2B*, 3B, EB

RS – ACF

26 MC – Ch3, 1F, 1B, 2F, *(1F, 4B, 1F, 3B) x2, 3F, 2B, 3F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, ES

27 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *1F, 5B, 13F, 2B, 3F, 2B*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

28 MC – Ch3, 4B, *2F, 1B, 4F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 4F, 1B, 3F, 6B*, 4B, ES

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

RS – ACF

30 MC – Ch3, 1F, 1B, 2F, *9B, 1F, 4B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 4B, 1F, 2B*, 2F, 1B, 1F, ES

31 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, *10F, 5B, 11F*, 4F, EF

WS – ACB

32 MC – Ch3, 2B, 1F, 1B, *2F, 1B, 4F, 1B, 3F, 6B, 9F*, 1B, 1F, 2B, ES

33 AC – Ch3 in back, (1B, 1F) x2, *1F, 2B, 3F, 2B, 2F, 1B, 5F, 1B, 9F*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

34 MC – Ch3, 4F, *18B, 1F, 4B, 1F, 2B*, 4F, ES

35 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *19F, 5B, 2F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

36 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 2B, *2F, 6B, 18F*, 2B, 1F, 1B, ES

37 AC – Ch3 in back, 4B, *2B, 5F, 19B*, 3B, EB

RS – ACF

38 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, *26B*, 1F, 1B, 2F, ES

39 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *26B*, (1B, 1F) x2, EF

Part 1 in interlocking crochet complete

See you next week for the next section of the pattern!

~*~*~*~*~ Or, begin here if you’re using the overlay mosaic technique! ~*~*~*~*~

Mosaic Crochet

Key (US terminology)

MC = Main Color: black in chart

CC = Contrasting Color: white in chart

ch = chain

SC = single crochet: insert hook, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook

sc = SC into Back Loop only

DC = double crochet: yarn over, insert hook, pull up a loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* twice

dc = dropped double crochet: skip next single crochet, and instead double crochet into Front Loop of stitch in the row below

JS = Joining Stitch: create slip knot, insert hook under both loops, complete a normal single crochet

ES = End Stitch: single crochet under both loops, chain 1, cut yarn and pull through tightly

Remember to skip the same number of stitch(es) behind your dc(s) before doing your next sc

Technique

  • 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 (opposite for left-handed crocheters)
  • 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 (unless you want to use them as fringe, like on scarf)
  • 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)
  • 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) (black on the chart)

Use a chainless SC technique to create 71 +2 SC. Or, chain 71 +3, SC in 2nd from hook and all the way back across. Cut and tie off. To adjust width, add 52 stitches per repeat; see table above.

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

1 – JS, sc9, *sc52*, sc10, ES

2 – JS, dc1, sc8, *sc52*, sc9, dc1, ES

3 – JS, sc9, *sc52*, sc10, ES

Bottom border section

4 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc6, *sc52*, sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

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

6 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc2, *sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc7, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc2*, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, ES

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

8 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc6, *sc52*, sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

9 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *sc52*, sc2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

Divider section 1

10 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *(sc1, dc1) x4, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1*, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, ES

11 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x26*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

12 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc5, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc2*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

13 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc1, *sc52*, sc2, (dc1, sc1) x4, ES

Sheet music section 1

14 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc52*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

15 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x18*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

16 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *(sc1, dc1) x3, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc36*, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, ES

17 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc35*, sc2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

18 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *(sc1, dc1) x3, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc36*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

19 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x9*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

20 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc1, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc7, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc18*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

21 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc5) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc17*, sc2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

22 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc1, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc7, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc18*, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, ES

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

24 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc1, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc7, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

25 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc5) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

26 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc1, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc7, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

27 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x12, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

28 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *(sc1, dc1) x6, sc7, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc4*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

29 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc11, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3*, sc2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

30 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc19, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc4*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

31 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1) x9, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x11*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

32 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc19, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc4*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

33 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *sc18, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3*, sc2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

34 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc37, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc4*, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, ES

35 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x18, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x2*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

36 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc37, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc4*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

37 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x8, *(dc1, sc1) x18, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x2*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

38 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc52*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

39 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *sc52*, sc2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

See you next week for the next portion of the pattern!

Mosaic technique; 1st section done

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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

A Year of Gnomes

A few weeks ago, you may remember, I published a pattern called, “Gnomesflake” on Ravelry and Etsy.

If you already bought that pattern on Ravelry, or if you buy it now with my new eBook (“A Year of Gnomes”) you will see an exciting discounted price in your cart until February 17, 2021 11:59 pm!

Gnomes seem to be very popular right now. And, yes, I agree, they are cute! I like it when they can’t see past their giant hats.

My earlier, “Gnomesflake” pattern

When I was drawing that pattern (Gnomesflake) I played around with a few different gnome designs. I thought it would be pretty cute to do a monthly gnome. Does it count as an impromptu, year-long CAL (Crochet-A-Long) then?

I also really like these oversized afghan squares (chart 81 x 81). I feel like it’s a manageable size (instead of a big, overwhelming blanket). And I like that it makes it easy to use lots of colors in one blanket.

I definitely prefer to use the interlocking technique when making these squares. It is quicker for me and there are no tails to worry about.

I do like the way the envelope border looks around a mosaic project. And you can easily join two bordered squares. But it seems like a lot of extra work, in my opinion.

These squares also work well as pillows, and if I was to use the overlay mosaic crochet technique for a pillow I would just tuck the tails inside. No border, no weaving in ends.

I was a little slow in getting January’s Gnome published. I’ve just published both January and February tonight. I will publish a new gnome each month this year.

The eBook on Ravelry will be updated each month. Etsy doesn’t have a system for updating listings so I will have to email you each month’s new pattern as it comes out.

I have a few promotions on Ravelry for these new squares:

*buy January Gnome, get February Gnome free (you must add both to your cart)

*buy the ebook, “A Year of Gnomes” and the earlier pattern, “Gnomesflake” and get a discounted price (past purchases count! If you already bought Gnomesflake just add the new eBook to your cart and you should see a discount!)

Both of these promotions end February 17, 2021 11:59 pm.

If you’re an Etsy-only shopper, these are 30% off until February 17, 2021 11:59 pm:

January Gnome
February Gnome
The eBook: “A Year of Gnomes”. So far, only 2 gnomes are available.

Master List of Gnomes Patterns

Abstract Queen CAL: Interlocking Part 15

December 8, 2020: Part 15 – Rows 337-358

Crocheted by Emily Harmon using the interlocking crochet technique

Wow! You did it! This is the final section!

I am in love with every blanket I have seen, and I just know yours is gorgeous too!

Thank you so much for participating in my 3rd CAL! These blog posts will remain free forever, and I am looking forward to years and years of new Abstract Queen blankets being made.

In the here and now (December 2020) I have been creating some new holiday squares. I mentioned them last week. This is the list of patterns on sale on Ravelry (use code “Holiday20” to get 20% off until Dec. 31, 2020):

I also have 2 new Holiday bundles on Etsy now. The first 5 new squares are in bundle 1, and the 2nd batch is in bundle 2. I will have at least a 3rd bundle (but not sure about a 4th bundle).

Go back to the main Abstract Queen landing page if you want to find the mosaic version or the list of dates of each release.

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The free parts on the blog do not include the chart, but you can purchase the pattern on Ravelry or Etsy, where you will receive the chart and instructions for both techniques in a nice printable PDF. I really appreciate the support!

Join my Ravelry group or Facebook group share your progress, no matter when you start!

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Interlocking Information

  • US crochet terminology
  • Chart is 359 x 321 = 115,239 stitches!
  • Finished size 90” x 80” (Queen plus drape)
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (8250 yards)
    • Main color (black in chart) – 4100 yards plus 50 yards for optional SC border
    • Accent color – 4100 yards
  • Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4”

Key for Interlocking Crochet

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
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I have repeated the final row from last week here – pay attention to what row you’re on!

WS – ACB

336 MC – Ch3, 1B, (1F, 1B, 1F, 5B, 1F, 1B, 15F, 1B, 1F, 5B, 1F, 1B, 1F, 3B) x4, 1F, 1B, 1F, 3B, ES

337 AC – Ch3 in back, {(1B, 1F) x5, (1B, 2F) x5, (1B, 1F) x5, 1B, 2F} x4, (1B, 1F) x3, EB

RS – ACF

338 MC – Ch3, 1F, 4B, {1F, (1B, 1F) x2, 7B, (1F, 1B) x2, (2F, 1B) x3, 2F, (1B, 1F) x2, 7B} x4, 2F, ES

339 AC – Ch3 in front, {1B, 1F, (1B, 2F) x3, 1B, 1F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 18F, 1B, 2F} x4, 1B, 1F, 1B, 2F, 1B, EF

WS – ACB

340 MC – Ch3, 1B, {1F, 5B, 1F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 1F, (2B, 1F) x4, 1B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 5B, 1F, 3B} x4, 1F, 5B, ES

341 AC – Ch3 in back, {(1B, 1F) x4, 3B, 2F, (1B, 2F) x4, 3B, (1F, 1B) x4, 2F} x4, (1B, 1F) x3, EB

RS – ACF

342 MC – Ch3, 1F, 6B, 1F, 7B, {1F, 21B, (1F, 7B) x2} x3, 1F, 21B, 1F, 6B, 1F, ES

343 AC – Ch3 in front, {2F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 4F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 2F, 1B, (1F, 2B) x7, 1F, 1B} x4, 2F, (1B, 1F) x2, EF

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WS – ACB

344 MC – Ch3, 5B, {1F, (1B, 1F) x2, (2B, 1F) x6, (1B, 1F) x2, 11B} x4, 1F, 1B, ES

345 AC – Ch3 in back, {(1B, 1F) x3, 24B, (1F, 1B) x3, 2F} x4, (1B, 1F) x3, EB

RS – ACF

346 MC – Ch3, 2F, {(5B, 1F) x2, 2B, 1F, 1B, (2F, 1B) x2, 5F, 1B, (2F, 1B) x2, 1F, 2B, 1F} x4, 4B, 1F, ES

347 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, {1B, 2F, 1B, 4F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 3F, (2B, 1F) x2, 2B, 4F, (2B, 1F) x2, 2B, 3F} x4, 1B, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

348 MC – Ch3, 3B, (1F, 1B, 12F, 3B, 12F, 1B, 1F, 7B) x4, (1F, 1B) x2, ES

349 AC – Ch3 in back, {1B, (1F, 1B) x2, (2F, 1B) x3, 2F, 4B, (2F, 1B) x4, (1F, 1B) x2, 2F} x4, 1B, (1F, 1B) x2, 1F, EB

RS – ACF

350 MC – Ch3, 2F, {1B, (1F, 3B) x2, (1F, 1B) x2, (2F, 1B) x2, 2F, 2B, 3F, 2B, (2F, 1B) x3, 1F} x4, 1B, 1F, 2B, 1F, ES

351 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, (1B, 6F, 1B, 12F, 2B, 2F, 2B, 12F) x4, 1B, 2F, EF

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WS – ACB

352 MC – Ch3, 1B, {1F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 1F, (2B, 1F) x2, 3B, 2F, 1B, 2F, 3B, 1F, (2B, 1F) x2, 1B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 3B} x4, 1F, 1B, 2F, 2B, ES

353 AC – Ch3 in back, {1B, 1F, 3B, (2F, 1B) x2, 2F, 3B, 4F, 3B, (2F, 1B) x2, 2F, 3B, 1F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 3B, (2F, 1B) x2, 2F, 3B, 4F, 3B, (2F, 1B) x2, 2F, 3B, 1F, 1B, 2F} x2, 1B, 1F, 3B, 1F, EB

RS – ACF

354 MC – Ch3, 1F, 4B, {1F, (1B, 1F) x2, 13B, 2F, 3B, 2F, 13B} x4, 2F, ES

355 AC – Ch3 in front, 1B, 1F, 2B, {1F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 1F, (2B, 1F) x3, 4B, 6F, 4B, 1F, (2B, 1F) x2, 2B} x4, 1F, 1B, EF

WS – ACF*

356 MC – Ch3, (1B, 1F) x2, {(2B, 1F) x2, 1B, 5F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 5F, 1B, 1F, (2B, 1F) x2, (1B, 1F) x4} x4, 3B, ES

357 AC – Ch3 in front, 158F, EF

Cut and tie off AC

RS

358 MC – Ch3, 159B, 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!

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