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!


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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?
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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!

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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

© 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: 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.

Subscribe to receive weekly updates by email!

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

AC = Accent Color. Second color used.
MC = Main Color. First color used.
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!

Take a picture and share it!

@Ashleeslint #lockedfiletmeshcrochet

Abstract Queen CAL: Mosaic Part 15

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

Nina Mayer’s finished blanket!

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 interlocking version or the list of dates of each release. Scroll down to find the pattern.

Subscribe to receive weekly updates by email!

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. I really appreciate the support!

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

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Mosaic Key

MC = Main Color: blue in chart
CC = Contrasting Color: white in chart
Sp = space
Sk = skip a stitch
CH = chain
SC = single crochet
sc = SC into Back Loop only
DC = double crochet
dc = DC into Front Loop of stitch, 2 rows below
JS = Joining Stitch: insert hook under both loops, pull up a loop, slip stitch, SC in same space
ES = End Stitch: SC under both loops, CH 1, cut yarn and pull through tightly

Mosaic Technique

  • Remember to skip the same number of stitch(es) behind your dc(s) before doing your next sc
  • The front of your work is always facing you (this is the right side, the side showing the design)
  • You are always working from the right to the left
  • You tie on a new yarn at the beginning of each row and cut it at the end
    • Tails don’t need to be longer than an inch and a half
  • Yarn colors can be anything you like
    • They need to contrast well (try a black and white photo to see if they are too similar)
    • They need to be the same weight (size/thickness)
    • My charts use black as the Main Color and white as the Coordinating Color
  • I prefer using a chainless SC to create my foundation row because then I have tails on both sides of my work just like all the other rows will have
  • Even-numbered rows use MC; odd-numbered rows use CC
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Next part of the pattern begins here:

337 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x3, {dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc3) x5, (dc1, sc5) x5, (dc1, sc3) x5} x4, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

338 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc9, {(dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc15, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x4, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc15} x4, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

339 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, {(dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x3, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x16, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc3} x4, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, ES

340 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x5, {dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x4, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x4} x4, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

341 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x3, {dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc3) x4, (dc1, sc1) x2, (dc1, sc5) x5, (dc1, sc1) x2, (dc1, sc3) x4} x4, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

342 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc15, {dc1, sc43, (dc1, sc15) x2} x3, dc1, sc43, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

343 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x2, {(dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x3, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc5) x7, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1} x4, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

344 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, {(dc1, sc1) x10, (dc1, sc3) x3, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x6, (dc1, sc3) x2} x4, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, ES

345 – JS, sc1, {(dc1, sc3) x3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc3) x3, (dc1, sc1) x23} x4, (dc1, sc3) x3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

346 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, {(dc1, sc11) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x3, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x3, dc1, sc5} x4, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

347 – JS, sc1, [{(dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2} x2, (dc1, sc5) x3, (dc1, sc1) x3, (dc1, sc5) x3, dc1, sc1] x4, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

348 – JS, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, {(dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc25, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc25, dc1, sc3} x4, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, ES

349 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x3, {dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc5) x4, (dc1, sc1) x3, (dc1, sc5) x4, (dc1, sc3) x2} x4, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

350 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, {(dc1, sc7) x2, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x3, dc1, sc3} x4, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

351 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc3, {(dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x10, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5) x2, (dc1, sc1) x11, dc1, sc3} x4, (dc1, sc1) x3, ES

352 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, {dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc5) x2, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x3} x4, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

353 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, {dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, (dc1, sc5) x3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x2, (dc1, sc5) x3, (dc1, sc1) x2} x4, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

354 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc9, {(dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc27, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc27} x4, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

355 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, {dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc5) x3, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc5) x3, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1} x4, ES

356 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x3, (dc1, sc3) x5, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, {dc1, sc11, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc3) x4, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2} x3, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

357 – JS, sc321, ES

358 – JS, dc1, sc319, dc1, ES

WOW! You made it! You did it!

Now, what to do with all those tails?

You can add an envelope border if you want, see my post about that here. Other options include taking a needle and weaving every tail in. Go under and through the same-colored yarn to hide them well. Or you could simply knot them and trim them to be the same size and leave a visible fringe. You can also make a few macrame knots and turn your fringe into something slightly fancier. I’ve even seen people add beads!

You’re FINISHED!

Take a picture and share it!

@Ashleeslint #lockedfiletmeshcrochet

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Abstract Queen CAL: Mosaic Part 14

December 1, 2020: Part 14 – Rows 313-336

Nina Mayer’s nearly-finished blanket!

As we near the end of this CAL, I am thankful for all the support and love I’ve received over the last few months! You guys make me want to keep designing, so here’s some new squares for you!

Right now, they are only available on Ravelry but I will get them set up on Etsy as a bundle when I’ve got more to add with them. On Ravelry I have added all my holiday patterns into a sale bundle! Use code, “Holiday20“, to get 20% off any of these patterns until Dec. 31, 2020:

Dec 1 UPDATE: I have created an ebook for my new holiday squares! It is not included in the sale but by the time I am done adding patterns to it you will be saving a minimum of 30%. If you know you’re going to get all the new squares then this is the better deal for you 🙂

Get the ebook on Ravelry here

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

Subscribe to receive weekly updates by email!

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. I really appreciate the support!

Join my Ravelry group or Facebook group share your progress, no matter when you start! And create a project page on Ravelry linked to the Abstract Queen pattern to be entered to win one of the weekly prizes!

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Mosaic Key

MC = Main Color: blue in chart
CC = Contrasting Color: white in chart
Sp = space
Sk = skip a stitch
CH = chain
SC = single crochet
sc = SC into Back Loop only
DC = double crochet
dc = DC into Front Loop of stitch, 2 rows below
JS = Joining Stitch: insert hook under both loops, pull up a loop, slip stitch, SC in same space
ES = End Stitch: SC under both loops, CH 1, cut yarn and pull through tightly

Mosaic Technique

  • Remember to skip the same number of stitch(es) behind your dc(s) before doing your next sc
  • The front of your work is always facing you (this is the right side, the side showing the design)
  • You are always working from the right to the left
  • You tie on a new yarn at the beginning of each row and cut it at the end
    • Tails don’t need to be longer than an inch and a half
  • Yarn colors can be anything you like
    • They need to contrast well (try a black and white photo to see if they are too similar)
    • They need to be the same weight (size/thickness)
    • My charts use black as the Main Color and white as the Coordinating Color
  • I prefer using a chainless SC to create my foundation row because then I have tails on both sides of my work just like all the other rows will have
  • Even-numbered rows use MC; odd-numbered rows use CC
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Next part of the pattern begins here:

313 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc1, {(dc1, sc1) x12, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc5} x7, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

314 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x3, {dc1, sc3, dc1, sc29, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2} x7, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

315 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x2, {dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x11, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x5} x7, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, ES

316 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, {dc1, sc29, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1} x7, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

317 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc1, {dc1, sc7, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x12, dc1, sc5} x7, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc1, ES

318 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc1, {dc1, sc3, dc1, sc17, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc1} x7, dc1, ES

319 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc317, dc1, sc1, ES

320 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc315, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

321 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc317, dc1, sc1, ES

322 – JS, dc1, sc1, {(dc1, sc3) x3, (dc1, sc1) x2, (dc1, sc3) x3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc15, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc15, dc1, sc5} x4, (dc1, sc3) x3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

323 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x15, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc3, {(dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x3, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x16, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc3} x3, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x3, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x9, ES

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324 – JS, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x3, {(dc1, sc1) x2, (dc1, sc3) x5, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x4, (dc1, sc3) x5} x4, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

325 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc5, [(dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5) x3, {(dc1, sc3) x5, dc1, sc5} x2] x4, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, ES

326 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc15) x2, {(dc1, sc3) x3, (dc1, sc15) x4} x3, (dc1, sc3) x3, dc1, sc15, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

327 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, {sc5, (dc1, sc1) x7, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x4, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1} x4, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x4, ES

328 – JS, dc1, sc1, {dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc7) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x4, (dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc3} x4, (dc1, sc5) x2, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

329 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc3, {dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2, (dc1, sc3) x5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, (dc1, sc3) x5} x4, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, ES

330 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, {(dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1) x2, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc15, dc1, sc19, dc1, sc15} x4, (dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

331 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, {sc3, (dc1, sc1) x8, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc5) x3, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc1, dc1} x4, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

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332 – JS, dc1, sc1, {(dc1, sc3) x3, (dc1, sc1) x2, (dc1, sc3) x3, (dc1, sc1) x4, (dc1, sc3) x3, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x4} x4, (dc1, sc3) x3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

333 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, {dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc3) x5, (dc1, sc1) x11, (dc1, sc3) x5} x4, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, ES

334 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, {(dc1, sc7) x2, dc1, sc15, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc15} x4, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

335 – JS, sc1, [dc1, sc3, {dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2} x3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, (dc1, sc5) x3, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2] x4, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x3, ES

336 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x3, {(dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc31, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x4} x4, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

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Abstract Queen CAL: Interlocking Part 13

November 24, 2020: Part 13 – Rows 289-312

Crocheted by Emily Harmon using the interlocking crochet technique

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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

AC = Accent Color. Second color used.
MC = Main Color. First color used.
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

288 MC – Ch3, (2B, 1F, 1B, 8F, 1B, 1F, 2B, 6F) x7, 2B, 1F, 2B, ES

289 AC – Ch3 in back, (1B, 2F, 13B, 2F, 1B, 3F) x7, 1B, 2F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

290 MC – Ch3, 1F, 6B, (2F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 1F, 14B) x6, 2F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 1F, 11B, 1F, ES

291 AC – Ch3 in front, 4F, (2B, 6F, 2B, 12F) x7, EF

WS – ACB

292 MC – Ch3, (1B, 14F, 2B, 1F, 3B, 1F) x7, 1B, 3F, 1B, ES

293 AC – Ch3 in back, 9B, (2F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 2F, 13B) x6, 2F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 2F, 8B, EB

RS – ACF

294 MC – Ch3, 1F, 3B, (1F, 1B, 2F, 6B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 8B) x7, 1F, ES

295 AC – Ch3 in front, 4F, (2B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 2B, 13F) x7, EF

WS – ACB

296 MC – Ch3, 1B, 8F, (1B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 2B, 14F) x6, 1B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 2B, 9F, 1B, ES

297 AC – Ch3 in back, 9B, (2F, 6B, 2F, 12B) x6, 2F, 6B, 2F, 7B, EB

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RS – ACF

298 MC – Ch3, 1F, 6B, (1F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 2F, 14B) x6, 1F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 2F, 11B, 1F, ES

299 AC – Ch3 in front, 11F, (2B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 2B, 13F) x6, 2B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 2B, 6F, EF

WS – ACB

300 MC – Ch3, 1B, 5F, (1B, 1F, 2B, 6F, 2B, 1F, 1B, 8F) x6, 1B, 1F, 2B, 6F, 2B, 1F, 1B, 6F, 1B, ES

301 AC – Ch3 in back, 10B, (2F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 2F, 13B) x6, 2F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 2F, 7B, EB

RS – ACF

302 MC – Ch3, 1F, 12B, (2F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 1F, 14B) x6, 2F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 1F, 5B, 1F, ES

303 AC – Ch3 in front, 10F, (2B, 6F, 2B, 12F) x6, 2B, 6F, 2B, 6F, EF

WS – ACB

304 MC – Ch3, 1B, 8F, (2B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 1B, 14F) x6, 2B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 1B, 9F, 1B, ES

305 AC – Ch3 in back, 3B, (2F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 2F, 13B) x7, 1F, EB

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RS – ACF

306 MC – Ch3, 2F, (8B, 1F, 1B, 2F, 6B, 2F, 1B, 1F) x7, 2B, 1F, ES

307 AC – Ch3 in front, 10F, (2B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 2B, 13F) x6, 2B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 2B, 7F, EF

WS – ACB

308 MC – Ch3, 1B, 2F, (1B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 2B, 14F) x7, 2B, ES

309 AC – Ch3 in back, 3B, (2F, 6B, 2F, 12B) x7, 1F, EB

RS – ACF

310 MC – Ch3, 1F, 12B, (1F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 2F, 14B) x6, 1F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 2F, 5B, 1F, ES

311 AC – Ch3 in front, 1B, 1F, 2B, (13F, 2B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 2B) x7, EF

WS – ACB

312 MC – Ch3, (1B, 1F, 2B, 6F, 2B, 1F, 1B, 8F) x7, 1B, 1F, 3B, ES

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Abstract Queen CAL: Mosaic Part 13

November 24, 2020: Part 13 – Rows 289-312

Nina Mayer’s work in progress: part 13!

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Mosaic Key

MC = Main Color: blue in chart
CC = Contrasting Color: white in chart
Sp = space
Sk = skip a stitch
CH = chain
SC = single crochet
sc = SC into Back Loop only
DC = double crochet
dc = DC into Front Loop of stitch, 2 rows below
JS = Joining Stitch: insert hook under both loops, pull up a loop, slip stitch, SC in same space
ES = End Stitch: SC under both loops, CH 1, cut yarn and pull through tightly

Mosaic Technique

  • Remember to skip the same number of stitch(es) behind your dc(s) before doing your next sc
  • The front of your work is always facing you (this is the right side, the side showing the design)
  • You are always working from the right to the left
  • You tie on a new yarn at the beginning of each row and cut it at the end
    • Tails don’t need to be longer than an inch and a half
  • Yarn colors can be anything you like
    • They need to contrast well (try a black and white photo to see if they are too similar)
    • They need to be the same weight (size/thickness)
    • My charts use black as the Main Color and white as the Coordinating Color
  • I prefer using a chainless SC to create my foundation row because then I have tails on both sides of my work just like all the other rows will have
  • Even-numbered rows use MC; odd-numbered rows use CC
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Next part of the pattern begins here:

289 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc1, {dc1, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x12} x7, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

290 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, {dc1, sc3, dc1, sc29, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2} x6, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc23, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

291 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, {dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x11} x7, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

292 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7, {dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc29} x7, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

293 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc5, {(dc1, sc1) x12, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc5} x6, (dc1, sc1) x10, ES

294 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7, {dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc17} x7, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

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295 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, {dc1, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x12} x7, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

296 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc19, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, {dc1, sc3, dc1, sc29, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2} x6, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc17, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

297 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x7, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x5, {dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x11, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x5} x6, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x10, ES

298 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, {dc1, sc29, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1} x6, dc1, sc23, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

299 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x11, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc5, {(dc1, sc1) x12, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc5} x6, (dc1, sc1) x7, ES

300 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc1, {dc1, sc3, dc1, sc17, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc1} x6, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

301 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x7, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc5, {(dc1, sc1) x12, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc5} x6, (dc1, sc1) x11, ES

302 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc25, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, {dc1, sc3, dc1, sc29, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2} x6, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

303 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x10, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x5, {dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x11, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x5} x6, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x7, ES

304 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc19, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, {dc1, sc29, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1} x6, dc1, sc17, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

305 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc3, {(dc1, sc1) x12, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc5} x7, (dc1, sc1) x4, ES

306 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, {dc1, sc17, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3} x7, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

307 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x10, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc5, {(dc1, sc1) x12, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc5} x6, (dc1, sc1) x8, ES

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308 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, {dc1, sc29, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3} x7, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

309 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc3, {(dc1, sc1) x11, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc5} x7, (dc1, sc1) x4, ES

310 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc25, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, {dc1, sc29, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1} x6, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

311 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, {(dc1, sc1) x12, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc5} x7, dc1, sc1, ES

312 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x3, {dc1, sc3, dc1, sc17, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc1} x7, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

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