FREE Square: 2022 Bonus Scratch Cat

Sometimes I allow my sense of humor to show through my art. I hope you’ll agree that this pattern is amusing! I don’t feel as amused when my cats climb my curtains. I just wish this was something that happened only on TV for dramatic effect and not based on reality.

This square is a free bonus for everyone who has purchased the eBook. I have emailed it to those who purchased the eBook on Etsy or on my website and it has been added to the eBook on Ravelry and Etsy.

This bonus square will not be included in the all-in-one blanket that will be coming out in December (that has all 12 monthly cat squares in a 4 x 3 grid and allows you to crochet the blanket without joining squares).

And for my birthday, everyone can download “Bonus Scratch Cat” on Ravelry for free! Use code “FREE”, offer ends 11:59pm September 18, 2022.

Or, you can forever view both the interlocking pattern and the mosaic pattern here on my website!


Follow this pattern for FREE here on my website!

I’ve put the interlocking crochet pattern AND the overlay mosaic crochet pattern for this square here online. Charts are not included, only the written portion. Charts are available in the purchased pattern.

If you’re new to my patterns or to one of these techniques let me go over some basics.

All of my patterns can be made using interlocking crochet (also called Locked Filet Mesh or LFM) or overlay mosaic crochet (that’s the technique where you cut at the end of each row).

Interlocking crochet is two layers of mesh that get created row by row and locked together strategically to show the design. Watch my tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oku_6_hN1w4&list=PLbdEDo49IQroC7Xoj6svR0J0i0HvJU1IM

Overlay mosaic crochet uses single crochet (US terms) in the back loop only and a dropped double crochet in the front loop two rows below to create the image. My tutorial: https://youtu.be/6YwXIqKqWjI

Old patterns and a select few of my new ones will have the exact same chart for both techniques. Most of my new patterns use a chart for mosaic crochet that has been adjusted to remove the unnecessary mesh dots and extra border lines – so the image is the same but technically the charts are different. I also have added X’s onto my mosaic charts that tell you when to do a dropped double crochet.

Regardless of whether the charts are the same or adjusted, the way you read the charts is different for each technique. I always include the written pattern for each technique as well as the charts. You can use one or the other, or both.

I personally prefer to use the written pattern for both techniques. Once I create the written instructions I generally don’t look at the chart again.


Interlocking Crochet Pattern for “Bonus Scratch Cat”

This square is a “40-window” pattern, which means it starts with 40 windows in the foundation trellis. It is easiest to join squares of the same size so it can be helpful to look at the full list of squares of this size if you’d like to mix and match: ashleeslint.com/patterns#large

    For yardage and other important details, click here or scroll down.

    KEY

    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

    • 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

    Foundation Rows (41 MC stitches, 40 AC stitches)

    STEP 1

    Using MC (grey or black suggested) create 40 windows.

    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).

    Alternatively, to create 40 windows you can chain 84, then DC in 6th chain from your hook. *Ch 1, Sk 1, DC* repeat until the end. Place stitch marker so your work doesn’t unravel.

    STEP 2

    With your AC (orange suggested), chain 82. 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 BELOW). DC through the back of the next window into the 6th chain from your hook.

    Short sample showing how to put the AC tail through the MC trellis

    STEP 3

    Using your AC, *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.

    Turn your work and continue at row 4.

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

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

    5 AC – Ch3 in back, 11B, 9F, 1B, 4F, 1B, 2F, 10B, EB

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

    6 MC – Ch3, 1F, 3B, 1F, 8B, 5F, 2B, 8F, 4B, 1F, 1B, 1F, 2B, 2F, ES

    7 AC – Ch3 in front, 8F, 11B, 1F, 8B, 10F, EF

    WS – ACB

    8 MC – Ch3, 2B, 2F, (1B, 1F) x3, 8B, 1F, 8B, 3F, 1B, 2F, 2B, (1F, 1B) x2, ES

    9 AC – Ch3 in back, 10B, 7F, 1B, 8F, 1B, 4F, 7B, EB

    RS – ACF

    10 MC – Ch3, 1F, 1B, 2F, (1B, 1F) x2, 3B, 1F, 2B, (7F, 1B) x2, 1F, 3B, 1F, 2B, 2F, ES

    11 AC – Ch3 in front, 7F, 3B, 1F, 2B, (1F, 7B) x2, 9F, EF

    WS – ACB

    12 MC – Ch3, 1B, 3F, 1B, 4F, 7B, 1F, 6B, 2F, 1B, 2F, 2B, 3F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 2F, 1B, ES

    13 AC – Ch3 in back, 8B, 7F, 1B, 5F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 4F, 8B, EB

    RS – ACF

    14 MC – Ch3, 1F, 2B, 1F, 4B, 5F, 2B, 1F, 2B, 5F, 1B, 7F, 2B, 2F, (1B, 1F) x2, ES

    15 AC – Ch3 in front, 7F, 8B, 3F, 5B, 1F, 6B, 8F, EF

    WS – ACB

    16 MC – Ch3, (1B, 1F) x2, 2B, 2F, 6B, 1F, 2B, 2F, 1B, 3F, 9B, 2F, 2B, 2F, 1B, ES

    17 AC – Ch3 in back, 8B, 8F, 1B, 3F, 2B, 10F, 6B, EB

    RS – ACF

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

    19 AC – Ch3 in front, 6F, 2B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 8B, 1F, 4B, 1F, 5B, 7F, EF

    WS – ACB

    20 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 3B, 3F, 3B, 2F, 8B, 1F, 2B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 1B, 2F, 2B, ES

    21 AC – Ch3 in back, 7B, 8F, 1B, 9F, 2B, 1F, 1B, 4F, 5B, EB

    RS – ACF

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

    23 AC – Ch3 in front, 4F, 20B, 1F, 6B, 7F, EF

    WS – ACB

    24 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 1B, 4F, 4B, 3F, 6B, 4F, 8B, 1F, 2B, 2F, 2B, ES

    25 AC – Ch3 in back, 7B, 12F, 1B, 1F, 2B, 9F, 1B, 2F, 3B, EB

    RS – ACF

    26 MC – Ch3, (2F, 1B) x2, 10F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 4F, 1B, 8F, 5B, 1F, ES

    27 AC – Ch3 in front, 2F, 14B, 1F, 1B, 2F, 3B, 1F, 2B, 1F, 4B, 7F, EF

    WS – ACB

    28 MC – Ch3, 1B, 3F, 1B, 1F, 12B, 4F, 17B, ES

    29 AC – Ch3 in back, 7B, 4F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 21F, 2B, EB

    RS – ACF

    30 MC – Ch3, 2F, 7B, 14F, 1B, 9F, 1B, 1F, 3B, 1F, ES

    31 AC – Ch3 in front, 9F, 13B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 4B, 7F, EF

    WS – ACB

    32 MC – Ch3, 1B, 3F, 1B, 2F, 22B, 5F, 1B, 1F, 3B, ES

    33 AC – Ch3 in back, 7B, 4F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 12F, 10B, EB

    RS – ACF

    34 MC – Ch3, (1F, 1B) x2, (1F, 3B) x2, 10F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 5F, 2B, 1F, 3B, 1F, ES

    35 AC – Ch3 in front, 12F, 9B, 1F, 3B, 2F, 4B, 7F, EF

    WS – ACB

    36 MC – Ch3, (1B, 1F) x2, 1B, 2F, 5B, 1F, 6B, 3F, 3B, 5F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 1F, 1B, ES

    37 AC – Ch3 in back, 6B, 5F, 2B, 3F, 1B, 2F, 2B, 3F, 14B, EB

    RS – ACF

    38 MC – Ch3, (1F, 1B, 1F, 3B) x2, 1F, 1B, 7F, 1B, 4F, 1B, 6F, 3B, 1F, 1B, 1F, ES

    39 AC – Ch3 in front, 14F, 3B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 4B, 2F, 6B, 5F, EF

    WS – ACB

    40 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 1B, 2F, 7B, 2F, 6B, 1F, 3B, 2F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 1F, 2B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 1B, ES

    41 AC – Ch3 in back, 4B, 7F, 3B, 3F, (1B, 2F) x2, 15B, EB

    RS – ACF

    42 MC – Ch3, 1F, 1B, 1F, 2B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 7B, 4F, 1B, 4F, 2B, 8F, (1B, 1F) x2, ES

    43 AC – Ch3 in front, 16F, 3B, 1F, 4B, 3F, 8B, 3F, EF

    WS – ACB

    44 MC – Ch3, 12B, 2F, 5B, 1F, 2B, 6F, (1B, 1F) x2, 2B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 1B, ES

    45 AC – Ch3 in back, 3B, 8F, 3B, 4F, 2B, 1F, 17B, EB

    RS – ACF

    46 MC – Ch3, 1F, 1B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 1B, 1F, 5B, 1F, 3B, 5F, 2B, 9F, 1B, 2F, ES

    47 AC – Ch3 in front, 20F, 4B, 3F, 5B, 1F, 2B, 3F, EF

    WS – ACB

    48 MC – Ch3, (2B, 1F) x2, 6B, 2F, 5B, 3F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 4F, 1B, 2F, 3B, ES

    49 AC – Ch3 in back, 3B, 1F, 2B, 2F, 1B, 2F, 2B, 6F, 19B, EB

    RS – ACF

    50 MC – Ch3, 2F, 3B, 1F, 4B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 4B, 7F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 2F, 5B, 1F, ES

    51 AC – Ch3 in front, 18F, 7B, 2F, 2B, (2F, 1B) x2, 3F, EF

    WS – ACB

    52 MC – Ch3, 1B, 2F, 2B, 4F, 2B, 2F, 8B, (3F, 1B) x2, 2F, (1B, 1F) x3, 2B, ES

    53 AC – Ch3 in back, 3B, (1F, 2B) x3, 9F, 17B, EB

    RS – ACF

    54 MC – Ch3, 1F, 2B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 2B, 1F, 6B, 10F, 4B, 2F, 1B, 2F, 2B, 1F, ES

    55 AC – Ch3 in front, 17F, 9B, (2F, 1B) x3, 3F, EF

    WS – ACB

    56 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 3B, (1F, 2B) x2, 2F, 8B, 7F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 2F, 1B, ES

    57 AC – Ch3 in back, 3B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 3B, 1F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 1F, 18B, EB

    RS – ACF

    58 MC – Ch3, 1F, 2B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 4B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 4B, 2F, 5B, (2F, 1B) x2, 3F, 1B, 1F, ES

    59 AC – Ch3 in front, 18F, (1B, 2F) x2, 1B, 3F, (1B, 2F) x2, 1B, 3F, EF

    WS – ACB

    60 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 3B, (1F, 2B) x2, 2F, 2B, 4F, 2B, 1F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 11F, 1B, ES

    61 AC – Ch3 in back, 3B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 3B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 18B, EB

    RS – ACF

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

    63 AC – Ch3 in front, 18F, (1B, 2F) x2, 1B, 3F, (1B, 2F) x2, 1B, 3F, EF

    WS – ACB

    64 MC – Ch3, 5B, (1F, 2B) x2, 2F, (2B, 1F) x3, (1B, 1F) x2, (1B, 3F) x3, 1B, ES

    65 AC – Ch3 in back, 3B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 3B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 18B, EB

    RS – ACF

    66 MC – Ch3, 2F, 2B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 5B, 1F, 3B, (2F, 1B) x2, 2F, 2B, (2F, 1B) x3, 2F, ES

    67 AC – Ch3 in front, 18F, (1B, 2F) x2, 1B, 3F, (1B, 2F) x2, 1B, 3F, EF

    WS – ACB

    68 MC – Ch3, (2B, 1F) x3, 2B, 2F, (2B, 1F) x2, 2B, 3F, 1B, 5F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 4F, 2B, ES

    69 AC – Ch3 in back, 3B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 3B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 18B, EB

    RS – ACF

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

    71 AC – Ch3 in front, 18F, (1B, 2F) x2, 1B, 3F, (1B, 2F) x2, 1B, 3F, EF

    WS – ACB

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

    73 AC – Ch3 in back, 3B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 3B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 18B, EB

    RS – ACF

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

    75 AC – Ch3 in front, 18F, (1B, 2F) x2, 1B, 3F, (1B, 2F) x2, 1B, 3F, EF

    WS – ACB

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

    77 AC – Ch3 in back, 3B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 3B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 18B, EB

    RS – ACB

    78 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 5B, 1F, 3B, 3F, (1B, 2F) x2, 2B, (2F, 1B) x2, 2F, 2B, 1F, ES

    79 AC – Ch3 in back, 38B, EB

    Cut and tie off AC

    WS

    80 MC – Ch3, 39F, ES

    Cut and tie off OR add border first.

    SC Border

    Chain 1, put 2 sc in each gap on all four sides. Add an extra chain 2 space in each corner (corner gap will have 2sc, 2ch, 2sc).

    Revised SC border

    Chain 1, put 1 sc in the MC gap, and then the second sc should pick up one loop of the AC as well as going through the MC gap. Do this in each gap on all four sides. Add an extra chain 2 on the corners.

    FINISHED!

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    Overlay Mosaic Crochet Pattern for “Bonus Scratch Cat”

    Overlay Mosaic Crochet sample of Ashlee’s “Bonus Scratch Cat” crochetd by Linda Bakker. Black used as MC.

    As with all my cat squares, this chart is slightly smaller than the interlocking crochet chart. The interlocking crochet chart is 81 x 81, but the mosaic chart is 79 x 79 because the extra border lines (that are unnecessary with this technique) have been removed. The interlocking mesh dots have also been removed, so this is a ‘solid overlay mosaic crochet’ design.

    For more squares of this size see my list: ashleeslint.com/patterns#large

    The x-marked chart can be found in the paid PDF. The written pattern is available here for FREE!

    View important details like yardage and finished size by clicking here.

    KEY for Mosaic Crochet

    MC = Main Color: black suggested
    CC = Contrasting Color: orange suggested
    Sp = space
    Sk = skip a stitch
    CH = chain
    SC = single crochet
    sc = SC into Back Loop only
    FSC = foundation single crochet: chain 2, insert hook in first chain, yarn over and pull a loop through, yarn over and pull through one loop (chain made), yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops (SC made); to make the next stitch insert your hook into the chain made previously
    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 Crochet 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 and be the same weight (size / thickness)
    • I prefer using a Foundation Single Crochet to create my foundation row because then I have tails on both sides of my work just like all my other rows will have
    • Even-numbered rows use MC; odd-numbered rows use CC

    Foundation Row (Row 0): use Main Color (MC)

    Use a foundation SC technique to create 79 FSC. Or chain 80, SC in 2nd chain from hook and SC all the way back across. Cut and tie off.

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

    1 – JS, sc77, ES

    2 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc11, dc5, sc11, dc17, sc11, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

    3 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc11, sc5, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc19, dc9, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

    4 – JS, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc17, dc9, sc5, dc15, sc9, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

    5 – JS, (sc1, dc3) x2, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc5, sc23, dc1, sc17, (dc3, sc1) x3, dc5, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

    6 – JS, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc15, sc3, dc15, (sc3, dc1) x3, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

    7 – JS, sc1, dc3, (sc1, dc1) x3, sc1, dc3, sc9, dc1, sc17, dc1, sc15, (dc3, sc1) x3, dc5, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

    8 – JS, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc5, (dc13, sc3) x2, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

    9 – JS, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc1, (sc1, dc3) x2, sc7, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc15) x2, dc1, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

    10 – JS, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc7, dc3, (sc5, dc1) x2, sc1, dc9, sc3, dc13, sc9, dc1, sc7, dc1, ES

    11 – JS, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc5, sc9, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc15, dc5, sc1, dc1, (sc1, dc3) x2, sc1, ES

    12 – JS, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc9, dc9, sc5, dc1, sc5, dc9, sc3, dc13, sc5, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, ES

    13 – JS, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc5, sc17, dc5, sc11, dc1, sc13, dc5, sc1, dc1, (sc1, dc3) x2, sc1, ES

    14 – JS, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc17, sc7, dc1, sc5, dc3, sc3, dc11, sc5, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, ES

    15 – JS, (sc1, dc1, sc1, dc3) x2, sc21, dc3, sc7, dc1, sc17, dc5, sc1, dc1, (sc1, dc3) x2, sc1, ES

    16 – JS, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, dc3, sc9, dc9, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc9, dc9, sc5, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, ES

    17 – JS, (sc1, dc1, sc1, dc3) x2, sc5, dc3, sc3, dc1, sc17, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc11, dc3, sc1, dc1, (sc1, dc3) x2, sc1, ES

    18 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3, dc5, sc3, dc3, sc3, dc15, sc5, dc5, sc7, dc5, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3, dc1, ES

    19 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc3, dc3, sc19, dc1, sc17, dc3, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc3, sc1, ES

    20 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7, dc9, sc9, dc17, sc5, dc1, sc3, dc9, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3, dc1, ES

    21 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc5, sc41, dc1, sc13, dc3, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc3, sc1, ES

    22 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc3, sc3, dc15, sc9, dc11, sc7, dc7, sc9, dc1, sc3, dc1, ES

    23 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc5, dc1, sc19, dc3, sc3, dc1, sc25, dc1, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc3, sc1, ES

    24 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc3, sc3, dc19, sc3, dc3, sc3, dc7, sc3, dc3, sc1, dc9, sc1, dc1, sc11, dc1, ES

    25 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc29, dc1, sc3, dc3, sc7, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc7, sc1, ES

    26 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc29, sc9, (dc5, sc1) x2, dc9, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc7, dc1, ES

    27 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc43, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc7, sc1, ES

    28 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc15, dc27, sc3, dc5, sc1, dc9, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc7, dc1, ES

    29 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc9, sc27, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc7, sc1, ES

    30 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc11, dc25, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc9, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc1, ES

    31 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc3, sc25, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc9, dc5, sc1, dc7, sc1, ES

    32 – JS, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc7) x2, dc19, sc3, dc5, sc3, dc9, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc1, ES

    33 – JS, (sc1, dc3) x4, sc1, dc7, sc19, dc1, sc7, dc3, sc9, dc5, (sc1, dc3) x2, sc1, ES

    34 – JS, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc11, dc5, sc7, dc3, sc1, dc7, sc3, dc9, sc5, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, ES

    35 – JS, (sc1, dc3, sc1, dc7) x2, sc1, dc3, sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc3, sc11, (dc3, sc1) x3, ES

    36 – JS, (dc1, sc3, dc1, sc7) x2, dc1, sc3, dc7, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc3, dc7, sc3, dc11, sc7, dc1, sc3, dc1, ES

    37 – JS, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc3, sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc9, dc3, sc13, dc5, sc1, dc3, sc1, ES

    38 – JS, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc5, dc5, sc3, dc3, sc1, dc7, sc5, dc13, sc5, dc1, sc3, dc1, ES

    39 – JS, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc5, (sc5, dc1) x2, sc7, dc5, sc15, (dc3, sc1) x2, ES

    40 – JS, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc15, dc3, sc1, dc3, sc3, dc7, sc5, dc15, (sc3, dc1) x2, ES

    41 – JS, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc1, (sc1, dc3) x2, sc1, dc11, sc7, dc1, sc9, dc5, sc17, (dc1, sc1) x3, ES

    42 – JS, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc13, dc3, sc3, dc9, sc5, dc17, (sc1, dc1) x3, ES

    43 – JS, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc1, (sc1, dc3) x2, sc1, dc11, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc3, sc9, dc5, sc17, (dc1, sc1) x3, ES

    44 – JS, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc5) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc7, dc9, sc5, dc11, sc1, dc5, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

    45 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, (sc1, dc5) x2, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc7, sc9, dc5, sc11, dc1, sc5, dc3, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

    46 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc7, dc9, sc5, dc5, sc1, dc5, sc3, dc3, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

    47 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc9, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc5, sc13, dc3, sc5, dc1, sc5, dc3, sc3, dc3, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

    48 – JS, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc7, dc1, sc9) x2, dc13, sc3, dc5, sc3, dc3, sc11, dc1, ES

    49 – JS, sc1, dc1, (sc1, dc3) x3, sc1, dc5, (sc1, dc7) x2, sc15, dc3, sc5, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc5, sc1, ES

    50 – JS, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc7) x2, dc15, sc5, dc3, sc9, dc3, sc5, dc1, ES

    51 – JS, sc1, dc1, (sc1, dc3) x3, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc5, sc19, (dc3, sc3) x3, dc5, sc1, ES

    52 – JS, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc13, dc19, sc9, dc3, sc3, dc3, sc5, dc1, ES

    53 – JS, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc13, sc19, (dc3, sc3) x3, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc1, ES

    54 – JS, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc15, dc3, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc3, sc5, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, ES

    55 – JS, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc3, sc3, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc3, dc5, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc1, ES

    56 – JS, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc7, dc1, sc9) x2, dc3, sc11, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, ES

    57 – JS, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc9, sc1, dc7, sc1, (dc3, sc3) x3, dc5, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc1, ES

    58 – JS, dc1, sc23, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc3, dc3, sc9, dc3, sc5, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, ES

    59 – JS, (sc1, dc7) x3, (sc1, dc3) x3, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, dc5, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc1, ES

    60 – JS, (dc1, sc7) x3, (dc1, sc3) x3, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc5, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, ES

    61 – JS, (sc1, dc7) x3, (sc1, dc3) x3, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, dc5, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x3, ES

    62 – JS, (dc1, sc7) x3, (dc1, sc3) x3, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc5, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, (sc1, dc1) x3, ES

    63 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc5, (sc1, dc7) x2, (sc1, dc3) x3, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, dc5, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x3, ES

    64 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc7, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc5, (dc3, sc3) x3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

    65 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc5, (sc1, dc3) x2, sc1, dc11, sc1, dc7, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, dc5, (sc3, dc3) x3, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

    66 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc7, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc5, (dc3, sc3) x3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

    67 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc5, (sc1, dc3) x2, (sc1, dc7) x2, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, dc5, (sc3, dc3) x3, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

    68 – JS, (dc1, sc5) x2, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc7) x2, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc5, (dc3, sc3) x3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

    69 – JS, (sc1, dc5) x2, (sc1, dc3) x2, (sc1, dc7) x2, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, dc5, (sc3, dc3) x3, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

    70 – JS, (dc1, sc5) x2, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc7) x2, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc5, (dc3, sc3) x3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

    71 – JS, (sc1, dc5) x2, (sc1, dc3) x2, (sc1, dc7) x2, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, dc5, (sc3, dc3) x3, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

    72 – JS, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc7) x2, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc5, (dc3, sc3) x3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

    73 – JS, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc7, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc3, (sc1, dc5, sc1, dc1) x2, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, dc5, (sc3, dc3) x3, sc1, dc1, sc1, ES

    74 – JS, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc7, (dc1, sc5) x2, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc5, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc5, dc1, ES

    75 – JS, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc3, sc1, dc7, (sc1, dc5) x2, sc1, dc1, sc1, dc5, sc1, dc1, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, dc5, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, dc5, sc1, ES

    76 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc1, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc5, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc5, dc1, ES

    Trim the fringe, if needed.

    Add optional envelope border (see YouTube tutorial).

    Congratulations! All done! #AshleesLint #overlaymosaiccrochet

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    For Interlocking Crochet

    • Crochet hook: 4.5 mm (US7)
    • Stitch marker
    • Gauge: 16 stitches x 8 rows in one color = 4” square
    • Finished size: 20″ x 20″ / 51cm x 51cm
    • Worsted Weight Yarn (460 – 485 yards)
    • Main Color (MC) BLACK – 230 yards plus 25 yards for optional SC border
    • Accent Color (AC) ORANGE – 230 yards

    For Mosaic Crochet

    • Crochet hook: 5 mm (H-8)
    • Scissors
    • Gauge: 14 stitches x 15 rows = 4″ square
    • Finished size: 20” x 22” / 52cm x 56cm
    • Worsted Weight Yarn (625 – 875 yards)
    • Main Color (MC) BLACK – 325 yards
    • Coordinating Color (CC) ORANGE – 300 yards
    • Optional Envelope Border – 250 yards

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      Sunflower Garden Updated with more Charts

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

      Thank you for bringing it to my attention!

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

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

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

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      Sunflower Garden eBook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Adjusted Mosaic Sunflower

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

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

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

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

      Interlocking Crochet Details per Square

      • Chart is 81 x 81
      • Finished measurements approximately 20” x 20” / 51cm x 51cm
      • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
      • Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4”
      • Worsted weight yarn (460 – 485 yards total)
        • Main color (MC) – 230 yards plus 25 for optional border
        • Accent color (AC) – 230 yards

      Overlay Mosaic Crochet Details

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

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      Evelyn’s Repeat

      In January 2021 I published Evelyn’s Bundle on Ravelry and Etsy. This eBook included an oversized afghan square, Evelyn’s Motif 40, and two blankets: Evelyn’s Favorite Guitar, and Evelyn’s Expression. The blankets are both on the smaller side: 44″ x 52″ (chart size 177 x 207) and the square is the same size as all my 40-window squares (chart size 81 x 81). The three patterns are available individually or discounted together in an eBook.

      So, why am I posting about this today? It’s old news!

      Well, here’s the thing: Evelyn’s Expression looks like a repeating pattern – only I didn’t section out the repeats when I published it. I’ve had a request asking about the repeated section so that it can be made larger and I said, “sure, it will be easy to grab the repeat from there for you!”

      This simple task of pulling the repeatable section from the blanket turned out to be more complicated than I anticipated.

      If you look very, very closely at the original blanket you will see that there are actually a few details that make it NOT a repeatable design.

      I pulled a section from the middle of Evelyn’s Expression that you can repeat as many times as you need to get get whatever size you want. I am calling it Evelyn’s Repeat. This image below is a few repeats wide and tall, to give you an idea of what it will look like.

      First, I didn’t remember that when I drew the original blanket pattern it is actually mirrored left-to-right and not just a repeat of dark diamonds and light diamonds. The lighter motifs in the corners are slightly different than the other light motifs. And the light motifs on the sides are again different compared to the one in the middle. If you expanded this design you would see that the spacing between the motifs starts to crowd in on itself. It’s fine for the blanket as written, but to pull out the repeat is actually impossible.

      So, I made some small changes. This new pattern, Evelyn’s Repeat, definitely belongs in the eBook Evelyn’s Bundle but I also considered not creating a new listing for it and just adding it to the current listing for Evelyn’s Expression. Ultimately, I decided that since the size of this chart is different and that means the yardage required is different and the layout is actually different as well then it really deserves its own listing.

      The mosaic pattern was easier to create than the interlocking. This is because when you use the interlocking method you turn your work and that means you can’t just start back the the beginning of the written instructions because now you’re looking at the other side and each line is not only being read from right-to-left but each stitch is also the opposite direction (front instead of back, etc.). Plus, the border lines that lock the layers together are a little harder to find in the written instructions.

      Therefore, the charts for the interlocking version and the mosaic version are almost identical but the written instructions for the interlocking method are double the length of the mosaic instructions. Your finished pieces will look the same though – so either pick your favorite technique or learn a new one!

      If you already purchased the eBook, Evelyn’s Bundle, on Ravelry then you now have the new repeatable pattern as well. If you purchased the eBook on Etsy you can email me and let me know if you want the new file emailed to you or I can gift it to you on Ravelry.

      To celebrate this new addition I have setup a sale! All patterns in the Evelyn series are 25% off until 11:59 pm, CST October 11, 2021. Valid on Ravelry and Etsy. No code needed.

      I hope you will find my effort worth it! I think this will make some beautiful crocheted artwork (whether that be a blanket or a wall hanging or a pillow or something else!). Thanks for all the love and support!

      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.

      Chained Ponds – A New Pattern and A Challenge

      I created this motif a few months ago but couldn’t decide if it felt finished. It was originally just a 20-window square and it felt like it was missing something. When I got my new computer, I decided to go through some of my half-finished projects and see what I wanted to keep and what I needed to work on first.

      Suddenly, it occurred to me that if I repeated the pattern in a larger scale it might look better! So, I changed a few things and moved a few things, and here is my newest pattern for you!

      It is my 200th pattern on Ravelry! I am not sure if they count the eBooks as separate publications or not. I considered adding this one to its own eBook as well – a set with a blanket and large square. But, I have decided to make it a challenge instead!

      If you can complete this blanket (chart size 201 x 201; finished size 50″ / 127cm) in 6 weeks you can have the “pillow patternfor FREE! See more details at the end of this blog post. (Offer expired)

      The “pillow” is just a 40-window square (like my other large squares) and you can use it however you like.

      I already know there will be people who are upset with these patterns.

      • The blanket chart is not symmetrical.
      • The motif is not the same up and down (there’s one “arrow” pointing down that doesn’t have a mirror-image arrow pointing up).
      • The pattern is not easily repeatable (technically the repeat is about 250 stitches wide).
      • The pillow chart colors are inverted compared to the blanket (the dark squares on the blanket are the light squares on the pillow).

      I like designing random things. I like finding asymmetrical balance. I like hard patterns. I’m not sorry. Well, I am a little bit. I wish I could please everyone.

      Some of you will like this pattern set. And, more importantly, *I* like it.

      You can get the blanket pattern on Etsy or Ravelry. It is on sale for the first few days, of course! Get an automatic 30% off until 1:59 pm CST, March 29, 2021.

      And, that bonus FREE pattern (offer expired)? Post a picture of your finished “Chained Ponds” blanket (using the interlocking OR mosaic technique) to the Ravelry Group or Facebook Group or tag me on Instagram @AshleesLint and I will send you the pattern for the “Chained Ponds Pillow”. Offer expires May 6, 2021 – then this pillow pattern will be retired! (Update: pillow pattern available separately)