How to Use an X-Marked Chart for Overlay Mosaic Crochet

My patterns include written line-by-line instructions, so you don’t actually need to know how to use the charts. I write everything up for two techniques: interlocking crochet / Locked Filet Mesh, and overlay mosaic crochet.

I have tutorials on how to use the charts for interlocking crochet (PDF / YouTube). The charts are black and white squares, there are no X’s on a chart used for interlocking crochet.

You CAN use an interlocking crochet chart for overlay mosaic crochet. My original tutorial for reading a chart without X’s can be found on YouTube. But, I have now updated my patterns to include charts with X’s marking the dropped double crochets.

To understand how to use these charts please first familiarize yourself with the overlay mosaic crochet technique. You can follow along with the free tutorial square. Use this chart:

Start at the bottom right corner. Forgive me for those funny lines above columns 2/3 and 12.

Reading the Chart:

  • You start at the bottom right corner and each row is read from right to left (or the opposite if you’re left-handed)
  • Join new yarn at the beginning of each row and cut your yarn at the end of every row
  • Joining stitch (JS) is not shown on chart
    • create slip knot, insert hook under both loops, complete a normal single crochet
  • End stitch (ES) is not shown on the chart
    • single crochet under both loops, chain 1, cut yarn and pull through tightly
  • All odd numbered rows use the Main Color (MC)
  • Even numbered rows use the Contrasting Color (CC)
  • Each square represents one stitch
    • Don’t forget you need to add a stitch for both the JS and ES
  • The first row can be made using foundation single crochet or by chaining one more than required (for turning space) and single crochet back
  • Regardless of the square’s color, you work a single crochet in the Back Loop Only unless you see an “X”; an “X” tells you to create a dropped double crochet

I prefer to use the written instructions and I will sometimes glance at the chart if I am unsure of what part of the project I am working on but for the most part I ignore the charts completely. I understand that a lot of you are more familiar with charts or have difficulty reading the written instructions so I am happy to provide both options.

FATW6: Mosaic Sunglasses Strip

Introduction

This is an overlay mosaic crochet strip that is part of 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 pattern) can be found below and also as a download on Ravelry. You can also follow along with the video walk-thru on YouTube (scroll down for more details)! I’d love for you to join my Facebook group as well and show us how you used this Sunglasses design: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AshleeBrotzellDesigns

If you share your photos on Instagram I’d love for you to tag me @AshleesLint

Quick Bio

I have loved making so many new friends online through this past year as a new designer. One of the funny things about making friends online is how we get to choose what parts of ourselves we reveal. We usually go over the big general things first, like:

  • I’m Canadian, born and raised in Saskatchewan and have lived here for basically all of my life (minus 3 years)
  • I’m a stay-at-home mom to three amazing kids: Alice (7 as of yesterday!), Remington (4.5), and Melody (2 as of last week!)
  • My husband is a Mechanical Engineer which means he does a bunch of math and office work and problem-solving
  • I have a psychology degree (nearly a double major in sociology) and I dropped out of law school
  • I’ve been designing patterns for over a year now and I think it’s my forever-job!

If you met me in person, you might be surprised to see how boring I am:

  • I wear my hair in a ponytail/messy bun everyday
  • I don’t wear makeup (but I did buy some basics for fancy photos and YouTube videos)
  • I own one pair of heels and I don’t think I’ve worn them in the last 5 years
  • I have one pair of black canvas shoes that I wear everywhere (unless I take the kids to the spray park, and then I wear my water shoes)
  • I prefer to be barefoot – even in the winter I don’t often wear socks
  • I usually wear a pair of black yoga pants and a tank top; if it’s cold I put on my favorite cardigan
  • I have at least 6 sweaters that I never wear
  • I have peanut butter and honey on bread for breakfast every morning
  • I only drink water 90% of the time; sometimes I will have an iced cappuccino if we have a long car ride
  • I am a creature of routine and habit and definitely would not call myself adventurous
  • I am pretty bad at idle chit-chat
  • I would never wear sunglasses like the ones in this design

The Sunglasses

This is my second pattern in this group Crochet-A-Long. I had the privilege of being the first pattern in the Ocean-themed blanket with my Coral strip and now I get to finish things off with some cool sunglasses!

When I was invited to join this CAL I started thinking about how I now have friends around the world and yet, I am lonely. Between being a stay-at-home mom to little kids and moving to a new city when nearly everything is closed, I feel very isolated. It is also the middle of winter here in Saskatchewan, Canada (well, it was when I designed these – it is now the middle of summer; we are in a big heat wave!). I would love to meet up with my new friends and what better place to meet than a beach!? Hot sun, a bright beach ball, some cool sunglasses; let’s all go to my happy place, please!

I created my sample in bright colors but the great thing about your project is that you can use whichever colors you prefer! You can do one dark color and one light color or you can use a rainbow of colors as your contrasting color like I did. You can use any yarn medium (4) weight yarn.

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.

YouTube

I created a YouTube video to go with this pattern! You can see each stitch being done and crochet with me! I also have tutorials on the overlay mosaic crochet technique and my other favorite technique, interlocking crochet! www.YouTube.com/c/AshleeBrotzellDesigns

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 of Main Color (MC)
    • 18 g Purple
  • 12 g of Contrasting Color (CC)
    • 5 g Tomato (CC1)
    • 4 g Robin’s Egg Blue (CC2)
    • 3 g Ray Yellow (CC3)
  • Gauge: 16 stitches x 16 rows = 4”

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

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 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)
  • Unlike my other patterns, there are no foundation row instructions, join to your previous work
  • For this pattern only: odd-numbered rows use MC (Dark purple), even-numbered rows use CC (a series of red, blue, and yellow)

Join to and continue from the previous FATW6 section.

Alternatively, if you need to create a foundation row and are starting a new project please see my video here or see how we did the foundation rows in the Mosaic Coral Strip.

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

1 MC (purple) – JS, *sc48*, sc1, ES

2 CC1 (red) – JS, *sc48*, sc1, ES

3 MCJS, *sc7, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc6*, sc1, ES

4 CC1 JS, *sc8, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc7*, sc1, ES

5 MCJS, *sc5, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc4*, sc1, ES

6 CC1JS, *sc6, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc5*, sc1, ES

7 MC JS, *sc3, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, (dc1, sc3) x3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc2*, sc1, ES

8 CC2 (blue) – JS, *sc4, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc3) x3, dc1, sc17, dc1, sc3*, sc1, ES

9 MC JS, *sc3, (dc1, sc1) x5, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x9, dc1, sc2*, sc1, ES

10 CC2JS, *sc4, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3*, sc1, ES

11 MC JS, *sc3, (dc1, sc1) x16, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc2*, sc1, ES

12 CC2JS, *sc4, dc1, sc31, (dc1, sc3) x3*, sc1, ES

13 MCJS, *sc3, (dc1, sc1) x15, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc2*, sc1, ES

14 CC3 (yellow) – JS, *sc4, dc1, sc29, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3*, sc1, ES

15 MCJS, *sc3, (dc1, sc1) x14, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc2*, sc1, ES

16 CC3JS, *sc4, dc1, sc31, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc3*, sc1, ES

17 MCJS, *sc3, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x13, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc2*, sc1, ES

18 CC3JS, *sc6, dc1, sc35, dc1, sc5*, sc1, ES

19 MCJS, *sc5, dc1, sc37, dc1, sc4*, sc1, ES

Trim the fringe, if needed.

If you’re mixing and matching things you may move on to a different section, but if you’re following the FATW6 CAL in order then you’ll need to go back to the host and get instructions on finishing it off! Congratulations, you’re 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

August Gnome: Cherries

*Radio crackle and static* We interrupt your Ocean baby blanket series to return to your previously scheduled series: A Year of Monthly Gnomes! (I am totally funny, right?)

August is a busy month in my household. We have a lot of birthdays! We will celebrate my husband’s birthday! 🥳 Then a few days later my baby girl turns two! 🥳 A week later is my first daughter’s 7th birthday! 🥳

And birthdays mean cake. And cake means ice cream. And ice cream should have cherries on top!

Plus, cherries scream SUMMER to me! August means hot, summer days around here.

I was worried this design isn’t busy enough. It is definitely less busy than last month’s design. But I hope you like the simplicity of it.

Each monthly gnome on Ravelry and all of the mosaic files in the eBook have been updated now to include a chart with X’s. If you purchased any of my patterns (not just these gnomes) on Etsy and would like an updated X-marked chart please send me an email!

This listing comes with two files: an interlocking crochet pattern and chart, and an overlay mosaic crochet pattern and X-marked chart.

Overlay Mosaic sample crocheted by CarolinevdB

Here’s our master list of Gnomes so far:

We are still continuing the Friends Around the World 6th Anniversary CAL: Adventure in Mosaic Crochet and I love seeing everyone’s projects! Even if you start late you can still join in! Make sure you join the Facebook group and event for all the new FATW6 releases every Monday and Thursday: https://www.facebook.com/calcrochetalong

When I finish with this Baby Ocean series I am hoping to have a new Crochet-A-Long as well! The “Summer Direction CAL” will have video walk thru’s for both techniques! I just finished the interlocking technique and I have only one more video to do for the mosaic one. And then I have to get my webpages set up for it all. And make sure my written pattern is ready. But first, in a few days, I will have the final pattern in the Baby Ocean and Others eBook – and it’s a special one for me, so keep your eyes peeled!

Baby Sea Turtle: the 4th pattern but there will be more!

My four-year-old son LOVES sea turtles. He really like all ocean-things but there’s something special about a baby sea turtle.

For months, every time we took the (chicken) egg carton out of the fridge he would want to come play with the baby sea turtles (tv shows always show baby sea turtles hatching from their eggs). It was a bit hard to bake with him during that phase. Usually we like to make cookies and cake but it was hard for me to keep the eggs safe from his quick, but not-so-nimble hands.

This little blanket will be for him. I used my preferred technique, interlocking crochet (also called Locked Filet Mesh or LFM) because I can crochet it much quicker than when I do mosaic crochet. This blanket took me a week – I am sure some of you will be much quicker and many of you will take much longer for a blanket of this size. That’s ok!

I used a discontinued yarn for my sample. It was on clearance and I love a good bargain. The fluffy yarn I used (Premiere Pixie Dust) is considered a worsted weight yarn but the labels suggests you use a 5.5 mm hook. I really like the stitches to be quite small with interlocking crochet because it keeps those chain-gap-squares small and then the other color doesn’t show through too much, so I used a 5 mm hook.

Because it is so fluffy it does make the details of the design a bit less defined. And even though I used a 5 mm hook instead of my favorite 4.5 mm hook, I still used less than 500 yards per color. My finished square, including the simple single crochet border, is 33″ square.

You can use any weight yarn for my blankets, just make sure you use an appropriately-sized hook.

I titled this pattern “Baby Sea Turtle”, singular, but then I drew it with 3 little turtles swimming in the sea. 😬🤷‍♀️ I did the same with the dolphin pattern. The title is singular but the image shows more than one animal. One of my weird quirks, I guess.

My interlocking crochet version of “Baby Sea Turtle”

And, as always, the pattern is written up for interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet. The two files each include written instructions and an appropriate chart.

The chart that is attached to the mosaic instructions has X’s where you need to do your dropped double crochets. I hope to make my own tutorial video for using the chart with X’s soon. But for now it is mostly useful for people who are already familiar with that style.

Natalie Caruso has been amazingly helpful in creating these charts with X’s for you guys. Thank you, Natalie!

If you’ve seen the previous patterns in this series, then you already know I created an eBook on Ravelry called “Baby Ocean & Others“. All of the patterns in this eBook have a chart size of 121 x 121 and have an ocean theme.

These blankets – when matching the gauge stated in the pattern – will be about 30″ square. My sample with the fluffy yarn and large hook came out to about 33″ square.

All of the patterns in my Baby Blankets section on Etsy and Ravelry are the same size.

You can get “Baby Sea Turtle” on Etsy or Ravelry. Use code, “BABY21” to get 20% off* all my baby blanket patterns!

*20% discount is valid in my Etsy Shop on Preemie Love Blanket, Feline the Deer, Many Hugs, Baby Ocean, Baby Dolphin, Baby Crab, Baby Sea Turtle, Baby Whale, Baby Fish, and Baby Ocean & Others eBook; use code “BABY21MORE”.

And in my Ravely store on Preemie Love Blanket, Feline the Deer, Many Hugs, Baby Ocean, Baby Dolphin, Baby Crab, Baby Sea Turtle, Baby Whale, Baby Fish, and Baby Ocean & Others eBook. Code “BABY21” must be used at the time of purchase, and is not retroactive. Offer ends 11:59 pm CST July 31, 2021. OFFER EXTENDED TO AUGUST 10, 2021.

And, sorry for the delay in adding Baby Crab to the list of sale patterns – I forgot it doesn’t happen automatically!

The wrong side, using interlocking crochet. If you use the mosaic technique it will be striped on the back instead.

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!

Blooming Owl Wall Hanging

My musical husband has a guitar strap on his classical wooden guitar with these floral motifs. Everytime I see it I think of an owl.

Obviously I couldn’t just draw it as it is, but I think I captured the idea of a flowery owl in my newest wall hanging: Blooming Owl.

My husband loves it!

I used fingering weight yarn. This is also called 4-ply or 8/4 depending on where you live. Craft Council lists it as a weight 1 – super fine and states it can also be called sock yarn.

The black yarn is “110 Jet Black” Scheepjes Catona. It is 100% mercerized cotton. The small balls are only 50 grams and have 125 metres of yarn. Scheepjes suggests a 2.5 – 3.5 mm needle (I believe that specifically refers to knitting needles). I used a 2.5 mm crochet hook.

I used a full 2 balls. There was barely anything left over (see photo below). So, make sure you match my gauge or grab an extra skein. If you’re going to grab an extra one you might as well grab two! 😉

The gold yarn is actually called “Copper” (oops, it is called “Ginger”). It is from SweetGeorgia Yarns’ Tough Love Sock Yarn line. We looked online at YarnCanada.ca and I gave Mitch a few options. He said this color was “it” and he didn’t care that it was also the most expensive.

It comes in a twisted hank of 115 grams which gives you 425 yards of soft, silky wool. I only used half the skein.

It cost me $3.65 CAD per ball of Catona, so $7.30 total (but I did buy a 3rd ball just in case). The Tough Love Sock yarn was $33.95 but I only used half, so it cost me about $17 for this project. It felt really expensive to buy the fancy color Mitch wanted but it was so worth it because this is just beautiful to look at.

It was my first time using my fancy yarn swift! It is fun having toys! This is one of the more expensive things I own (related to yarn crafts). I don’t usually buy yarn that comes twisted because it just gets all tangled up. This was easy to set up and I turned the hank into a cake in a few short minutes!

The “Tough Love Sock Yarn” is 80% merino wool with 20% polyamide. Because it is a hand-dyed yarn it gives my finished piece a sort of mottled look where the dying process created slightly different shades in the yarn.

Like all of my patterns, this pattern is written for my two favorite techniques: interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet. You can choose to use your favorite method or you can try something new!

I used the mosaic method because I wanted the fringe on the bottom and I wanted to use the strings at the top to attach the wooden dowel. I created a short YouTube tutorial with some tricks for attaching the dowel.

YouTube tutorial: Adding a Dowel

If you use interlocking crochet for your project you can add fringe to the bottom and whipstitch the dowel to the top. Instructions are included in the PDF pattern.

Both techniques work the design starting at the top-right corner going down to the bottom-right corner. I designed it to sideways because of the mosaic fringe.

The PDF includes written line-by-line instructions for both techniques and two charts; one is marked with x’s for overlay mosaic crochet. I haven’t created a YouTube video on how to use the x-marked charts yet. I have only just started updating my patterns to include a marked chart.

The other chart can be used for both techniques and I have tutorials on YouTube for that!

Grab your copy of my “Blooming Owl Wall Hanging” on Etsy or Ravelry and get 15% off your entire cart*!

*no code needed, offer ends 11:59 pm, CST, July 13, 2021.

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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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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: black 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!

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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: black 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

This week’s big news: Black Friday sale ALL WEEK LONG! Everything in my Ravelry and Etsy stores is 25% off! No code needed. Sale ends Nov 29, 2020!

You will see this same introduction on each part of the CAL. Scroll down to find the pattern instructions you’re looking for.

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! 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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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

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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