FREE Winter Trees Hooded Cowl CAL; Part 3

You’re nearly done! Just a few more hours of crocheting left. This week we will add the cowl neck to the hood. Technically, you could crochet this false-ribbed cowl section without the hood. It’s quite basic.

If you’re just hearing about this project, you’ll want to return to the Introduction page, or maybe Part 1. The schedule and links to each section are just below.


Follow this pattern for FREE here on my website!

I will have both 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.

For the duration of the CAL, you’ll get an automatic 40% discount. on the purchase of “Winter Trees Hooded Cowl“. Regular price applies on November 10, 2022.

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


Interlocking Crochet Pattern

To refresh yourself on the KEY, click here.

For yardage and other important details, click here.

In part 1 we did the foundation rows up to row 29. Part 2 was rows 30 – 58. Now that we have a hood we will create the cowl neck.

The Cowl

I chose to use my dark color for the cowl neck, but you can use the lighter color or a completely different color!

First, turn your hat upside down. We will join our yarn at any point around the neck of the hood EXCEPT where the sides meet at your chin.

Attaching to Hood

Create one round of double crochet stitches, join with a slip stitch.

You need to have an even number of DC stitches in this first round. If you need to adjust, make the cowl one stitch smaller than the hood.

Lengthening the Cowl

For the rest of the rounds, do *2 FPDC, 2 BPDC* all the way around. Join with a slip stitch at the end of each round. Front post stitches will have front post stitches attached to them. You are creating long ridges.

I did 14 rounds, but you can make the cowl any length.

Weave in any ends and you’re done! 

I prefer to wear mine with the cowl part up inside the hood, covering my chin and mouth, but you can also keep it down around your neck if that’s where you need the warmth.

#interlockingcrochet #WinterTreesHoodedCowl @AshleesLint

Congratulations! You’re done! Be sure to show off your project in my Facebook group: Ashlee Brotzell Designs, or tag me on Instagram!

Click here to jump to list of CAL sections


Overlay Mosaic Crochet Pattern

The x-marked chart can be found in the paid PDF only. Charts are not included in the free version online.

To refresh yourself on the KEY, click here.

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

In part 1 we did the foundation rows up to row 29. In part 2 we finished the hood with rows 30 – 52. Now we will add the cowl neck.

The Cowl

I chose to use my dark color for the cowl, but you can use the lighter color or a completely different color!

First, turn your hat upside down. We will join our yarn at any point around the neck of the hood EXCEPT where the envelope border meets at your chin.

I have created a video for this step:

Attaching to Hood

Create one round of double crochet stitches, join with a slip stitch. You may find it difficult to determine which stitches to join to when you reach the envelope border brim that goes around your face.  If you did single crochet stitches for the envelope you will do one DC per round. If you did a double crochet envelope border, do two DCs per round.

I had 7 rounds of SC on my envelope border, so I did 7 DC across the envelope for the beginning of my cowl. I joined the two sides of the envelope border with one DC and then did 7 more DC on the envelope border at the other side of the face opening.

You need to have an even number of DC stitches in this first round. If you need to adjust, make the cowl one stitch smaller than the hood.

Lengthening the Cowl

For the rest of the rounds, do *2 FPDC, 2 BPDC* all the way around. Join with a slip stitch at the end of each round. Front post stitches will have front post stitches attached to them. You are creating long ridges.

I did 15 rounds, but you can make the cowl any length.

Weave in any ends and you’re done! 

I prefer to wear mine with the cowl part up inside the hood, covering my chin and mouth, but you can also keep it down around your neck if that’s where you need the warmth.

#mosaiccrochet #WinterTreesHoodedCowl @AshleesLint

Congratulations! You’re done! Be sure to show off your project in my Facebook group: Ashlee Brotzell Designs, or tag me on Instagram!

Click here to jump to list of CAL sections

Get the Pattern

For the duration of the CAL, you’ll get an automatic 40% discount on the purchase of “Winter Trees Hooded Cowl”. Regular price applies on Nov 10, 2022.


For Interlocking Crochet

  • Chart is 57 x 59 (repeat it twice)
  • Folded hood is about 17” / 44cm tall by 14” / 36cm deep, plus a 5” / 13cm cowl
  • Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4”
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (700-740 yards total)
    • Hood Main color (MC) (black on chart, white in sample above, the trees) – 250 yards plus 40 for optional border
    • Hood Accent color (AC) (teal in sample, the sky) – 250 yards
    • Cowl (teal in sample) – 200 yards

    For Mosaic Crochet

    • Chart for hood is 50 x 53 (repeat it twice)
    • Folded hood, including envelope border brim is about 12” / 30cm square, plus a 5” / 13cm cowl
    • Gauge: 16 sc blo stitches x 15 rows = 4”
    • 5 mm hook (H-8)
    • Worsted weight yarn (655 yards total)
      • Hood Main Color (White) – 250 yards
      • Hood Contrasting Color (Green) – 180 yards
      • Hood Envelope Border (white) – 75 yards
      • Cowl (Green) – 150 yards

    FREE Winter Trees Hooded Cowl CAL; Part 2

    This is our halfway point! That seems like a laughable statement since we just started last week. I’ve never done such a short CAL!

    Part 1 was the first half of the hood. In part 2 we will finish the hood. Part 3 adds the cowl neck on.

    If you’re just hearing about this project, you’ll want to return to the Introduction page, or maybe Part 1. The schedule and links to each section are just below.


    Follow this pattern for FREE here on my website!

    I will have both 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.

    For the duration of the CAL, you’ll get an automatic 40% discount. on the purchase of “Winter Trees Hooded Cowl“. Regular price applies on November 10, 2022.

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


    Interlocking Crochet Pattern

    To refresh yourself on the KEY, click here.

    For yardage and other important details, click here.

    In part 1 we did the foundation rows up to row 29. We will now continue at row 30.

    RS – ACF

    30 MC – Ch3, 1F, *4B, 7F, 5B, 4F, 5B*, 1F, ES

    31 AC – Ch3 in front, *5F, 6B, 5F, 4B, 1F, 1B, 3F*, 1F, EF

    WS – ACB

    32 MC – Ch3, 1B, *3F, 7B, 5F, 5B, 5F*, 1B, ES

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

    RS – ACF

    34 MC – Ch3, 1F, *2B, 2F, 1B, 4F, 7B, 5F, 4B*, 1F, ES

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

    WS – ACB

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

    37 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, *1B, 1F, 3B, 2F, 4B, 1F, 2B, 6F, 5B*, EB

    RS – ACF

    38 MC – Ch3, 1F, *5B, 5F, 2B, 2F, 3B, 2F, 6B*, 1F, ES

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

    WS – ACB

    40 MC – Ch3, 1B, *16F, 3B, 4F, 2B*, 1B, ES

    41 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, *16B, 2F, 5B, 1F, 1B*, EB

    RS – ACF

    42 MC – Ch3, 1F, *7B, 2F, 16B*, 1F, ES

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

    WS – ACB

    44 MC – Ch3, 1B, *25F*, 1B, ES

    45 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, *6B, 1F, 10B, 1F, 7B*, EB

    RS – ACF

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

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

    WS – ACB

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

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

    RS – ACF

    50 MC – Ch3, 1F, *22B, 2F, 1B*, 1F, ES

    51 AC – Ch3 in front, *15F, 1B, 7F, 1B, 1F*, 1F, EF

    WS – ACB

    52 MC – Ch3, 1B, *9F, 2B, 14F*, 1B, ES

    53 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, *9B, 1F, 10B, 1F, 4B*, EB

    RS – ACF

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

    55 AC – Ch3 in front, *4F, 1B, 20F*, 1F, EF

    WS – ACFront

    56 MC – Ch3, 1B, *25F*, 1B, ES

    57 AC – Ch3 in front, *25F*, 1F, EF

    Cut and tie off AC

    RS

    58 MC – Ch3, 1B, *26B, ES

    I strongly suggest adding the revised SC Border now, but you may choose to use the simple SC Border or add no border at all.

    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.

    Creating the Hood

    Fold this rectangle in half and, using a whip stitch, sew the top together.

    That’s it for now!

    The cowl addition will be published in section 3 on November 7, 2022.

    Click here to jump to list of CAL sections


    Overlay Mosaic Crochet Pattern

    The x-marked chart can be found in the paid PDF only. Charts are not included in the free version online.

    To refresh yourself on the KEY, click here.

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

    In part 1 we did the foundation rows up to row 29. We will now continue at row 30.

    30 MC – JS, *dc4, sc3, dc3, sc9, dc11, sc13, dc7*, ES

    31 CC – JS, *sc4, dc3, sc3, dc7, sc15, dc9, sc9*, ES

    32 MC – JS, *dc4, sc3, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc3, dc11, sc9, dc3, sc3, dc3*, ES

    33 CC – JS, *sc8, dc9, sc1, dc3, sc13, dc5, sc5, dc3, sc3*, ES

    34 MC – JS, *dc8, sc13, dc3, sc3, dc7, sc5, dc5, sc3, dc3*, ES

    35 CC – JS, *sc10, dc9, sc5, dc3, sc7, dc3, sc13*, ES

    36 MC – JS, *sc3, dc7, sc9, dc5, sc3, dc7, sc3, dc13*, ES

    37 CC – JS, *dc3, sc9, dc5, sc33*, ES

    38 MC – JS, *sc3, dc9, sc5, dc33*, ES

    39 CC – JS, *sc14, dc3, sc33*, ES

    40 MC – JS, *dc14, sc3, dc33*, ES

    41 CC – JS, *sc50*, ES

    42 MC – JS, *dc12, sc3, dc19, sc3, dc13*, ES

    43 CC – JS, *sc12, dc3, sc19, dc3, sc13*, ES

    44 MC – JS, *dc2, sc3, dc7, sc3, dc5, sc3, dc11, sc3, dc13*, ES

    45 CC – JS, *sc2, dc3, sc15, dc3, sc27*, ES

    46 MC – JS, *dc2, sc3, dc15, sc3, dc21, sc3, dc3*, ES

    47 CC – JS, *sc44, dc3, sc3*, ES

    48 MC – JS, *dc28, sc3, dc13, sc3, dc3*, ES

    49 CC – JS, *sc28, dc3, sc19*, ES

    50 MC – JS, *dc6, sc3, dc19, sc3, dc19*, ES

    51 CC – JS, *sc6, dc3, sc41*, ES

    52 MC – JS, *dc6, sc3, dc41*, ES

    Trim the fringe, if needed.

    Creating the Hood

    Fold this rectangle in half and, using a whip stitch, sew the top together.

    Hood has been sewn at the top bu there’s still work to do!

    Time to add an envelope border

    I suggest you use a single crochet stitch for this project. My YouTube tutorial shows double crochet stitches worked in a square around a blanket (https://youtu.be/P-uXHjwTFeE). This project is slightly differnt.

    This video shows how I do an envelope border around one end of a project: https://youtu.be/VGah43YCxAw

    I did 7 rounds of single crochet after my initial surface crochet round. You may prefer a wider brim – it’s all up to you!

    That’s it for now!

    The cowl addition will be published in section 3 on November 7, 2022.

    Click here to jump to list of CAL sections

    Get the Pattern

    For the duration of the CAL, you’ll get an automatic 40% discount on the purchase of “Winter Trees Hooded Cowl”. Regular price applies on Nov 10, 2022.


    For Interlocking Crochet

    • Chart is 57 x 59 (repeat it twice)
    • Folded hood is about 17” / 44cm tall by 14” / 36cm deep, plus a 5” / 13cm cowl
    • Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4”
    • 5 mm hook (H-8)
    • Worsted weight yarn (700-740 yards total)
      • Hood Main color (MC) (black on chart, white in sample above, the trees) – 250 yards plus 40 for optional border
      • Hood Accent color (AC) (teal in sample, the sky) – 250 yards
      • Cowl (teal in sample) – 200 yards

    For Mosaic Crochet

    • Chart for hood is 50 x 53 (repeat it twice)
    • Folded hood, including envelope border brim is about 12” / 30cm square, plus a 5” / 13cm cowl
    • Gauge: 16 sc blo stitches x 15 rows = 4”
    • 5 mm hook (H-8)
    • Worsted weight yarn (655 yards total)
      • Hood Main Color (White) – 250 yards
      • Hood Contrasting Color (Green) – 180 yards
      • Hood Envelope Border (white) – 75 yards
      • Cowl (Green) – 150 yards

    FREE Winter Trees Hooded Cowl CAL; Part 1

    I announced this CAL (Crochet-A-Long) just a few days ago. This is my first CAL of the year! Last year I did a couple, so I couldn’t believe it when I realized it was already October and I hadn’t done any!

    This is a smaller project than my other CALs have been; I usually do blankets. I wanted to give people the opportunity to get something done before the holidays get too busy.

    The FREE pattern online will be published in 3 sections (see the schedule below). You also have the option of purchasing the FULL PATTERN and CHARTS on Ravelry or Etsy. The free online version does not include the charts.

    Links to all my tutorials can be found in the menu bar or by going back to the introduction page.


    Follow this pattern for FREE here on my website!

    I will have both 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.

    For the duration of the CAL, you’ll get an automatic 40% discount. on the purchase of “Winter Trees Hooded Cowl”. Regular price applies on November 10, 2022.

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


    Interlocking Crochet Pattern

    The introduction teased you with the first 5 rows. I am repeating them here just to have everything all together. When I publish part 2 I will link back to this page for the KEY and yardage (hopefully by that time you won’t need to refer to them anymore anyway).

    For yardage and other important details, click here.

    KEY

    AC = Accent Color. Second color used. The background / sky.
    MC = Main Color. First color used. The trees.
    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

    KEY for the Cowl portion:

    BPDC = back post double crochet: yarn over, insert hook from the back around the front of the stitch and to the back again (go around the post), pull up a loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* twice

    FPDC = front post double crochet: as above, except insert hook from the front of the stitch and go around the back of the post coming out the front again.

    Foundation Rows (54 MC stitches, 53 AC stitches)

    STEP 1

    Using MC (white in my sample, the trees) create 53 windows.

    I prefer the chainless technique (chain 5, 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 53 windows you can chain 110, then DC in 5th 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 (teal in my sample, the sky), chain 108. 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 5th chain from your hook.

    Short sample showing how to put the gold AC tail through the dark purple 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, 1B, *25F*, 1B, ES

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

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

    6 MC – Ch3, 1F, *2B, 3F, 14B, 3F, 3B*, 1F, ES

    7 AC – Ch3 in front, *5B, 14F, 3B, 3F*, 1B, EF

    WS – ACB

    8 MC – Ch3, 1B, *1F, 2B, 3F, 4B, 15F*, 1B, ES

    9 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, *4F, 2B, 4F, 8B, 1F, 6B*, EB

    RS – ACF

    10 MC – Ch3, 1F, *6B, 3F, 5B, 1F, 9B, 1F*, 1F, ES

    11 AC – Ch3 in front, *2B, 5F, 3B, 4F, 1B, 10F*, 1B, EF

    WS – ACB

    12 MC – Ch3, 1B, *12F, 4B, 5F, 3B, 1F*, 1B, ES

    13 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, *12B, 3F, 5B, 3F, 2B*, EB

    RS – ACF

    14 MC – Ch3, 1F, *1F, 3B, 4F, 4B, 13F*, 1F, ES

    15 AC – Ch3 in front, *2B, 3F, 4B, 4F, 12B*, 1B, EF

    WS – ACB

    16 MC – Ch3, 1B, *11B, 1F, 5B, 4F, 4B*, 1B, ES

    17 AC – Ch3 in back, 1F, *10F, 2B, 13F*, EB

    RS – ACF

    18 MC – Ch3, 1F, *1B, 10F, 6B, 2F, 6B*, 1F, ES

    19 AC – Ch3 in front, *2F, 9B, 4F, (1B, 2F) x2, 1B, 3F*, 1F, EF

    WS – ACB

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

    21 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, *3B, 7F, 3B, 2F, 2B, 1F, 1B, 2F, 4B*, EB

    RS – ACF

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

    23 AC – Ch3 in front, *2F, 1B, 1F, 8B, 1F, 1B, 1F, 6B, 4F*, 1F, EF

    WS – ACB

    24 MC – Ch3, 1B, *5F, 5B, 1F, 2B, 1F, 7B, 1F, 2B, 1F*, 1B, ES

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

    RS – ACF

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

    27 AC – Ch3 in front, *4F, 1B, 1F, 4B, 1F, 1B, 4F, 6B, 2F, 1B*, 1F, EF

    WS – ACB

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

    29 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, *4B, 5F, 4B, 8F, 4B*, EB

    Rows 30 – 58 (the end of the hood) will be published in section 2 on October 31, 2022.

    Click here to jump to list of CAL sections


    Overlay Mosaic Crochet Pattern

    If you began with the introduction you will have already seen the first 5 rows. I am repeating them here just to have everything all together. When I publish part 2 I will link back to this page for the KEY and yardage (hopefully by that time you won’t need to refer to them anymore anyway).

    The x-marked chart can be found in the paid PDF only. Charts are not included in the free version online.

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

    KEY for Mosaic Crochet

    MC = Main Color: first color used, white in my sample, the sky
    CC = Contrasting Color: second color used, green in my sample, the trees
    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

    KEY for the Cowl portion

    BPDC = back post double crochet: yarn over, insert hook from the back around the front of the stitch and to the back again (go around the post), pull up a loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* twice

    FPDC = front post double crochet: as above, except insert hook from the front of the stitch and go around the back of the post coming out the front again.

    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) – this will be your background / sky

    Use a foundation SC technique to create 102 FSC. Or chain 103, 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}

    Repeat between the asterisks (*) twice.

    1 CC – JS, *sc50*, ES

    2 MC – JS, *dc4, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc7, dc23, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc5*, ES

    3 CC – JS, *sc4, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc29, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc7*, ES

    4 MC – JS, *sc9, dc21, (sc1, dc1) x3, sc7, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc2*, ES

    5 CC – JS, *sc30, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3*, ES

    6 MC – JS, *dc10, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc11, sc9, dc3, sc9, dc1*, ES

    7 CC – JS, *sc12, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc19, dc1, sc1*, ES

    8 MC – JS, *sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc5, sc7, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc3, dc19, sc2*, ES

    9 CC – JS, *sc2, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc25*, ES

    10 MC – JS, *sc1, dc1, sc7, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc3, sc7, (dc1, sc1) x12, dc1*, ES

    11 CC – JS, *dc1, sc7, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x13*, ES

    12 MC – JS, *sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc26*, ES

    13 CC – JS, *(dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x11*, ES

    14 MC – JS, *sc25, dc3, sc22*, ES

    15 CC – JS, *sc2, (dc1, sc1) x9, dc1, sc13, dc3, sc13*, ES

    16 MC – JS, *dc2, sc19, dc7, (sc3, dc3) x2, sc3, dc7*, ES

    17 CC – JS, *sc12, dc3, sc13, (dc3, sc3) x2, dc3, sc7*, ES

    18 MC – JS, *dc6, sc5, dc1, sc3, dc3, sc5, dc5, sc15, dc7*, ES

    19 CC – JS, *sc6, dc5, sc1, dc3, sc3, dc5, sc5, dc13, sc9*, ES

    20 MC – JS, *dc2, sc3, dc1, sc17, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc13, dc9*, ES

    21 CC – JS, *sc2, dc3, sc3, dc13, sc3, dc3, sc3, dc9, sc11*, ES

    22 MC – JS, *dc2, (sc3, dc3, sc13, dc3) x2, sc3, dc1*, ES

    23 CC – JS, *sc10, dc9, sc13, dc11, sc3, dc3, sc1*, ES

    24 MC – JS, *dc6, sc3, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc3, dc7, sc13, dc3, sc3, dc1*, ES

    25 CC – JS, *sc6, dc3, sc3, dc5, sc3, dc3, sc7, dc11, sc9*, ES

    26 MC – JS, *dc6, sc17, dc7, sc11, dc9*, ES

    27 CC – JS, *sc8, dc13, sc11, dc7, sc11*, ES

    28 MC – JS, *dc8, sc13, dc9, sc9, dc1, sc3, dc7*, ES

    29 CC – JS, *sc10, dc9, sc11, dc9, sc1, dc3, sc7*, ES

    Rows 30 – 52 (the end of the hood) will be published in section 2 on October 31, 2022.

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    For the duration of the CAL, you’ll get an automatic 40% discount on the purchase of “Winter Trees Hooded Cowl”. Regular price applies on Nov 10, 2022.

    For Interlocking Crochet

    • Chart is 57 x 59 (repeat it twice)
    • Folded hood is about 17” / 44cm tall by 14” / 36cm deep, plus a 5” / 13cm cowl
    • Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4”
    • 5 mm hook (H-8)
    • Worsted weight yarn (700-740 yards total)
      • Hood Main color (MC) (black on chart, white in sample above, the trees) – 250 yards plus 40 for optional border
      • Hood Accent color (AC) (teal in sample, the sky) – 250 yards
      • Cowl (teal in sample) – 200 yards

    For Mosaic Crochet

    • Chart for hood is 50 x 53 (repeat it twice)
    • Folded hood, including envelope border brim is about 12” / 30cm square, plus a 5” / 13cm cowl
    • Gauge: 16 sc blo stitches x 15 rows = 4”
    • 5 mm hook (H-8)
    • Worsted weight yarn (655 yards total)
      • Hood Main Color (White) – 250 yards
      • Hood Contrasting Color (Green) – 180 yards
      • Hood Envelope Border (white) – 75 yards
      • Cowl (Green) – 150 yards

    FREE Winter Trees Hooded Cowl CAL; interlocking and mosaic crochet patterns

    For me, a Crochet-A-Long (CAL) means everyone gets an opportunity to join in. This hooded cowl will be published for FREE on my website in three parts: the first half of the hood, the 2nd half of the hood, and then the cowl.

    You also have the option of purchasing the FULL PATTERN and CHARTS on Ravelry or Etsy. The free online version will be released in stages and does not include the charts.

    As per my usual, you will have the option of using the interlocking crochet technique or the overlay mosaic crochet technique. In my samples I have used a local hand-dyed alpaca yarn for my mosaic crochet version and some acrylic yarn for my interlocking crochet version.

    I did a little promo on YouTube: https://youtu.be/vEjPwRzBo1k

    I also switched the dark/light colors for fun. Do you prefer green trees or white trees?

    White used as Main Color in both my samples (interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet)

    When you use the interlocking crochet technique you’ll have a few more rows than the mosaic option because we need to lock the two layers of mesh together. Whichever color you start with will become the trees.

    With the mosaic version, because we don’t need border lines, the first color you use will actually be the background color (the sky). I used white as the sky and as the envelope border but you could use the other color for your envelope border if you prefer.

    For the duration of the CAL, you’ll get an automatic 40% discount. Regular price applies on November 10, 2022.

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

    I also created a quick support video for the cowl portion of this project:


    Follow this pattern for FREE here on my website!

    I will have both 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

    The hood is a rectangle that gets folded in half. It starts with 53 windows in the foundation trellis.

    For yardage and other important details, click here.

    KEY

    AC = Accent Color. Second color used. The background / sky.
    MC = Main Color. First color used. The trees.
    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

    KEY for the Cowl portion:

    BPDC = back post double crochet: yarn over, insert hook from the back around the front of the stitch and to the back again (go around the post), pull up a loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* twice

    FPDC = front post double crochet: as above, except insert hook from the front of the stitch and go around the back of the post coming out the front again.

    Foundation Rows (54 MC stitches, 53 AC stitches)

    STEP 1

    Using MC (white in my sample, the trees) create 53 windows.

    I prefer the chainless technique (chain 5, 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 53 windows you can chain 110, then DC in 5th 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 (teal in my sample, the sky), chain 108. 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 5th chain from your hook.

    Short sample showing how to put the gold AC tail through the dark purple 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, 1B, *25F*, 1B, ES

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

    Row 6 will be published in section 1 on October 24, 2022.

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    Overlay Mosaic Crochet Pattern

    This chart is slightly smaller than the interlocking crochet chart 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.

    The x-marked chart can be found in the paid PDF only. Charts are not included in the free version online.

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

    KEY for Mosaic Crochet

    MC = Main Color: first color used, white in my sample, the sky
    CC = Contrasting Color: second color used, green in my sample, the trees
    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

    KEY for the Cowl portion

    BPDC = back post double crochet: yarn over, insert hook from the back around the front of the stitch and to the back again (go around the post), pull up a loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* twice

    FPDC = front post double crochet: as above, except insert hook from the front of the stitch and go around the back of the post coming out the front again.

    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) – this will be your background / sky

    Use a foundation SC technique to create 102 FSC. Or chain 103, 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}

    Repeat between the asterisks (*) twice.

    1 CC – JS, *sc50*, ES

    2 MC – JS, *dc4, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc7, dc23, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc5*, ES

    3 CC – JS, *sc4, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc29, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc7*, ES

    4 MC – JS, *sc9, dc21, (sc1, dc1) x3, sc7, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc2*, ES

    5 CC – JS, *sc30, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3*, ES

    Continue with row 6 in Section 1 which will be published on October 24, 2022.

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    Get the Pattern

    For the duration of the CAL, you’ll get an automatic 40% discount. Regular price applies on Nov 10, 2022.


    For Interlocking Crochet

    • Chart is 57 x 59 (repeat it twice)
    • Folded hood is about 17” / 44cm tall by 14” / 36cm deep, plus a 5” / 13cm cowl
    • Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4”
    • 5 mm hook (H-8)
    • Worsted weight yarn (700-740 yards total)
      • Hood Main color (MC) (black on chart, white in sample above, the trees) – 250 yards plus 40 for optional border
      • Hood Accent color (AC) (teal in sample, the sky) – 250 yards
      • Cowl (teal in sample) – 200 yards

      For Mosaic Crochet

      • Chart for hood is 50 x 53 (repeat it twice)
      • Folded hood, including envelope border brim is about 12” / 30cm square, plus a 5” / 13cm cowl
      • Gauge: 16 sc blo stitches x 15 rows = 4”
      • 5 mm hook (H-8)
      • Worsted weight yarn (655 yards total)
        • Hood Main Color (White) – 250 yards
        • Hood Contrasting Color (Green) – 180 yards
        • Hood Envelope Border (white) – 75 yards
        • Cowl (Green) – 150 yards

        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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        Summer Direction CAL for Overlay Mosaic Crochet

        This is my 5th Crochet-A-Long (CAL) since I started designing just over a year ago. My first CAL was some large flower squares for Mother’s Day 2020. Then I did a Father’s Day CAL of scarves that joined together to create a blanket. My third CAL was the Abstract Queen; it was the first one to be available with written instructions for both interlocking and overlay mosaic crochet (before that, the other CALs were just interlocking crochet, but they have been updated since then to include both techniques). A few months ago we did the MusicCAL (which had an easier and smaller repeat section compared to the Abstract Queen CAL). I also contributed to the Friends Around the World 6th Anniversary CAL, but since I didn’t host that one I don’t consider it one of “MY” Crochet-A-Longs.

        You can find the links for all my Crochet-A-Longs (CALs) in one place here: https://ashleeslint.com/cals/

        All of the images below (showing each of my previous CALs) use the interlocking crochet technique. Overlay Mosaic Crochet will produce the same images but you will have to deal with the tails on the sides from cutting and joining your yarn each row.

        My newest CAL, the Summer Direction CAL, like all of my patterns now, is written up for two different techniques: interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet. This CAL has video walk-thrus for both techniques! That’s the big new thing about this pattern. I have also been updating all of my patterns to include charts marked with X’s for mosaic crochet – so this pattern includes those X’s.

        You are viewing the landing page for the OVERLAY MOSAIC CROCHET version of the Summer Direction CAL. You may also wish to go to the interlocking crochet landing page. I also pre-released the yardage charts, but those charts are also in this post.

        I created a video walk-thru for each section in this Summer Direction CAL! I began in the winter and I figured I would definitely be ready by summer. I know it is nearing the end of August now but IT IS STILL SUMMER! I insist on not living for pumpkin spice yet! Slow down, people!

        The written instructions can be found FREE here online (one section released at a time) or you can purchase a nice PDF of the entire pattern (including a plain chart for interlocking and a chart marked with X’s for mosaic as well as links to each YouTube walk-thru for every section) on Etsy or Ravelry.

        Get 50% off when you use code, “SUMMER2021” (offer ends 11:59 pm, CST, September 30, 2021; valid on Etsy and Ravelry on the pattern “Summer Direction CAL” only).


        Summer Direction CAL – Overlay Mosaic Crochet

        Before we get started, brush up on your technique! If you’re new to mosaic crochet, you may want to check out my tutorials first! Remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified when the videos are live! You can also subscribe to my mailing list and / or subscribe directly to the blog (there should be a spot to enter your email in the side bar).

        Section 1 – Foundation Rows

        The first section is very short. It is aptly called, “Foundation Rows” and we will decide how wide our project is going to be and how much yarn we will need. The YouTube video does not include information on yardage so please see the written portion for that!

        Section 2 – Chevron A

        This Chevron goes down and then up.

        Section 3 – Chevron A

        This section is the same thing as the previous section. Your row numbers will be different (your project will be at row 15 but the video and written portion will say row 5) so use some stitch markers to help you keep track!

        Section 4 – Dark Arrows

        These arrows are solid (of course, you may note, that my mosaic patterns all have these dots in the solid areas – I design first for the interlocking technique and it creates these gaps. I like the way our eyes still see a solid arrow and there are no flaps created by long sections of Dropped Double Crochets). There is a section later on that looks almost the same – however it is actually a reversed or mirrored image.

        Section 5 – Chevron A

        If you’ve been following the pattern as written, we are now at row 49. However, this section is identical to rows 5-14. Both the video and the written pattern will begin with row 5 and go through row 14. You may wish to use a stitch marker to mark row 49 so that you remember it counts as the beginning of this section.

        Section 6 – Chevron B

        This chevron differs from Chevron “A” because it goes up and then down instead of down and then up.

        Section 7 – Light Arrows

        These arrows are hollow, just the outline is drawn. This is our halfway point!

        Section 8 – Chevron A

        This section is identical to an earlier section so the YouTube video shows rows 5-14 while we are actually crocheting rows 95-104.

        Section 9 – Chevron B

        These Chevrons mirror the ones we just did in section 8. They are the same as rows 59-70 but we are on rows 105-116.

        Section 10 – Dark Arrows Reversed

        These look very similar to those dark arrows at the beginning of our project but their direction is actually reversed. Or perhaps a mirror-image is a better way to think of it. Either way, there’s a NEW YouTube video to accompany this section.

        Section 11 – Chevron B

        You are almost a pro at this crochet stuff by now! If you still need to reference the video please re-watch the section that covers rows 59-70. And, remember, the written portion also says 59-70 even though we are actually on rows 141-150 at this point.

        Section 12 – Chevron B

        Yes, this section is the same as the section before this. We’ve done this already, so you know what to do: follow the YouTube video for rows 59-70 or follow with the written pattern (our project is now at rows 151-160).

        Section 10 – Top Border Lines

        We are now finishing off the pattern with the final rows that match the beginning foundation rows. Instructions for a single crochet envelope border are included in the video. A link to a photo tutorial for my lazy double crochet envelope border is at the end of the written instructions.

        This space will be updated with each new section release (with a link to the written section online and the YouTube tutorial for that section).

        We are all done updating things! That’s the whole pattern – done!


        Overlay Mosaic Crochet Pattern

        Let’s get started, shall we?

        Remember, the written instructions can be found FREE here online or you can purchase a nice PDF of the entire pattern (including the X-marked chart) on Etsy or Ravelry. Get 50% off when you use code, “SUMMER2021” (offer ends 11:59 pm, CST, September 30, 2021).

        To create a full-sized blanket, do 9 repeats for the width. You repeat the stitches between the stars as many times as you want. Each repeat will add about 4.5” in width. Each line may have brackets which you repeat the designated number of times, and the stars denote the sections you repeat based on how wide you want your project; like this:

        JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc8, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

        To expand the brackets, it looks like this: JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc1, *sc8, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

        For a 2-width repeat, it will look like: JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, sc8, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7, sc8, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

        Yarn weight and hook size can easily be adjusted, just keep in mind your finished project will use a different amount of yarn and be a different finished size. A gauge swatch can help with that.

        Foundation stitches and repeats, and yarn usage

        To figure out how many stitches you start with: (four and nine repeats are just examples, you can use any number of repeats)

        Mosaic FoundationSingle widthFour repeatsNine repeats
        Finished Size (41” height includes all the sections of the original designs)6.5” x 41”20” x 41”42” x 41”
        Chainless SC Foundation Repeats of 18 + 9(1 x 18) + 9 = (18) + 9 = 27(4 x 18) + 9 = (72) + 9 = 81(9 x 18) + 9 = (162) + 9 = 171
        Or, chain and SC back Add 1 to the final number above27 + 1 = 2881 + 1 = 82171 + 1 = 172

        When determining yardage, I design for two colors: Main Color and Contrasting Color. You could do a gauge swatch to get a more accurate representation of your yarn and personal gauge but if you’d like to use my estimates keep in mind I use a 4.5 mm hook and a thicker worsted weight yarn (4 – medium).

        Mosaic YardageSingle widthFour repeatsNine repeats
        Yardage Per color = base + repeats60 + (120) = 18060 + (120 x 4) = 54060 + (120 x 9) = 1140
        Plus optional envelope border = base + repeats275 + (25) = 300275 + (25 x 4) = 375275 + (25 x 9) = 500
        Total Yardage = first line x 2 (for MC and AC), plus optional border180 x 2 = 360 + 300 = 660540 x 2 = 1080 + 375 = 14551140 x 2 = 2280 + 500 = 2780

        Important Details

        • US crochet terminology
        • Full blanket chart 169 x 165
        • Single width chart 25 x 165, repeat width 18
        • Full blanket measurements approximately 42” x 41”
        • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
        • Worsted weight yarn (Blanket: 2280-2780 yards)
          • Main color – 1140 yards
          • Contrasting color – 1140 yards
          • Plus optional envelope border – 500 yards
        • Gauge: 16 stitches x 16 rows = 4”

        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

        Please see the YouTube tutorial for more details. I use a single-row mosaic technique where you join and cut every row.

        • 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

        Foundation Row (Row 0): use Main Color (MC) (black on the chart)

        Use a chainless SC technique to create repeats of 18 +9 SC. Or, chain repeats of 18 +10, SC in 2nd from hook and all the way back across. Cut and tie off. See the chart with more details.

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

        Repeat between the stars 9 times for a blanket.

        1 – JS, sc4, *sc18*, sc3, ES

        2 – JS, dc1, sc3, *sc18*, sc2, dc1, ES

        3 – JS, sc4, *sc18*, sc3, ES

        4 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, *sc18*, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

        The foundation rows can be a bit boring with all the counting. I apologize. It will be worth it!

        Remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified when the videos are live! You can also subscribe to my mailing list and / or subscribe directly to the blog (there should be a spot to enter your email in the side bar).


        © 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

        FATW6 CAL: Adventures in Mosaic Crochet – Ocean Theme

        Good morning, Monday!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        July 8, 2021: Mosaic Coral Strip by Ashlee Brotzell

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

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

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

        July 15: Mosaic Crab by Suzanne Lively Boren

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

        July 19: Dancing Octopus by Suzanne Lively Boren

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

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

        Suzanne was busy! This is another section she did!

        July 26: The Goldfish 1 by Svetlana Rogatykh

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

        July 29: The Goldfish 2 by Svetlana Rogatykh

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

        August 2: Wave 1 by Svetlana Rogatykh

        Another beautiful section from Svetlana!

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

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

        August 8: Wave 2 by Svetlana Rogatykh

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

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

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

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

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

        August 18, 2021: Sunglasses by Ashlee Brotzell

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

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

        FATW6: Mosaic Coral Strip

        Introduction

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

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

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

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

        Quick Bio

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

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

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

        The Coral Strip

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

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

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

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

        Chart is included in the ravelry download

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

        YouTube

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

        Foundation Row YouTube Video

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

        Mosaic Coral Strip YouTube Video

        Important Details

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

        Key (US terminology)

        MC = Main Color: coral in chart

        CC = Contrasting Color: light blue in chart

        ch = chain

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

        sc = SC into Back Loop only

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

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

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

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

        Mosaic Technique

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

        dc = the dropped DC goes into the same-colored stitch, 2 rows below, front loop only. Skip the (pink) single crochet behind this dc.
        sc = a single crochet in the body of this pattern goes into the back loop only
        • The front of your work is always facing you (this is the right side, the side showing the design)
        • You are always working from the right to the left (opposite for left-handed crocheters)
        • You tie on a new yarn at the beginning of each row and cut it at the end
          • Tails don’t need to be longer than an inch and a half (unless you want to use them as fringe, like on scarf)
        • Yarn colors can be anything you like
          • They need to contrast well (try a black and white photo to see if they are too similar)
          • They need to be the same weight (size/thickness)
        • Odd-numbered rows use MC (coral), even-numbered rows use CC (light blue)

        Optional “Locked Double Crochet”

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

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

        Time to start crocheting!

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

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

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

        Foundation Row:

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

        Repeats of 48 +3 = desired number of stitches

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

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

        OR when added to another project:

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

        1 MC JS, *sc48*, sc1, ES

        2 CC – JS, *sc48,* sc1, ES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        Trim the fringe, if needed.

        Continue with the next FATW6 ocean-themed section!

        © 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 8: Second Sheet Music Section and Finishing

        This is the final post for my MusicCAL 2021 (Crochet-A-Long). We did it!

        I am so sorry for all the website trouble this past week! 😔 Please take advantage of my apology-sale until June 20: use code “GLAMPING” to get 40% off my entire Ravelry store!

        I have sent a newsletter this morning as well: https://mailchi.mp/3fb2b7561de9/website-issues-musiccal-part-8-sale

        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 twice: yarn over, 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.

        Sheet music section 2 (or: Second Sheet Music Section)

        RS – ACF

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

        203 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, *1F, 2B, 3F, 2B, 18F*, 4F, EF

        WS – ACB

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

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

        RS – ACF

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

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

        WS – ACB

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

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

        RS – ACF

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

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

        WS – ACB

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

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

        RS – ACF

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

        215 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, *1F, 5B, 13F, 2B, 3F, 2B*, 4F, EF

        WS – ACB

        216 MC – Ch3, 2B, 1F, 1B, *2F, (1B, 4F, 1B, 3F) x2, 6B*, 1B, 1F, 2B, ES

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

        RS – ACF

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

        219 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *10F, 5B, 11F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

        WS – ACB

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

        221 AC – Ch3 in back, 3B, 1F, *1F, 2B, 3F, 2B, 2F, 1B, 5F, 1B, 9F*, 3B, EB

        RS – ACF

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

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

        WS – ACB

        224 MC – Ch3, 4B, *2F, 6B, 18F*, 4B, ES

        225 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *2B, 5F, 19B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

        RS – ACF

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

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

        Divider section 9

        WS – ACB

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

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

        RS – ACF

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

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

        Top Border section

        WS – ACB

        232 MC – Ch3, 1B, 3F, *26F*, 3F, 1B, ES

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

        RS – ACF

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

        235 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *1F, 2B, 2F, (1B, 1F) x2, 2B, 1F, 3B, 1F, 2B, (1F, 1B) x2, 2F, 2B*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

        WS – ACF*

        236 MC – Ch3, 1B, 3F, *26F*, 3F, 1B, ES

        237 AC – Ch3 in front, 4F, *26F*, 3F, EF

        Cut and tie off AC

        RS

        238 MC – Ch3, 4B, *26B*, 4B, 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).

        FINISHED!

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        IMAGE: final section of the MusicCAL. Another section of sheet music, then the final border design. Purple and yellow, interlocking crochet.
        The final section of the MusicCAL, interlocking crochet

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

        IMAGE: final section of the MusicCAL. Blue and white, overlay mosaic crochet. Part of previous Treble Clef section is visible as well.

        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:

        Sheet music section 2 (or: Second Sheet Music Section)

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

        203 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x18*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

        204 – 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

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

        206 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *(sc1, dc1) x3, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc36*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

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

        208 – 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

        209 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc5) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc17*, sc2, (dc1, sc1) x4, ES

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

        211 – 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

        212 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc1, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc7, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

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

        214 – 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

        215 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x12, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

        216 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *(sc1, dc1) x6, sc7, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc4*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

        217 – 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

        218 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc19, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc4*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

        219 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x9, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x11*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

        220 – 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

        221 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x4, sc1, *sc18, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3*, sc2, (dc1, sc1) x4, ES

        222 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc37, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc4*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

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

        224 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc37, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc4*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

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

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

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

        Divider section 9

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

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

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

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

        Top Border section

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

        233 – 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

        234 – 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

        235 – 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

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

        237 – JS, sc9, *sc52*, sc10, ES

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

        Trim the fringe, if needed.

        Add optional envelope border or twist your tails.

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        MusicCal 7: Treble Clef

        Nearly done the MusicCAL 2021 (Crochet-A-Long). I’ve sure hope you’ve been enjoying yourself!

        I was scared this post wouldn’t work after the website issues 😬 but everything (mostly) seems to be back on track! I guess I created that apology sale too early lol but that’s lucky for you!

        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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        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.

        Treble clef section

        RS – ACF

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

        179 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, *7F, 6B, 13F*, 4F, EF

        WS – ACB

        180 MC – Ch3, 2B, 1F, 1B, *13F, 1B, 5F, 1B, 6F*, 1B, 1F, 2B, ES

        181 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *12B, (1F, 6B) x2*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

        RS – ACF

        182 MC – Ch3, 4F, *5B, 1F, 7B, 1F, 12B*, 4F, ES

        183 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *1F, 2B, 11F, 1B, 4F, 6B, 1F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

        WS – ACB

        184 MC – Ch3, 2B, 1F, 1B, *1F, 1B, 5F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 8F, 1B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 1B*, 1B, 1F, 2B, ES

        185 AC – Ch3 in back, 4B, *1F, 6B, 2F, 1B, 1F, 3B, 3F, 3B, (1F, 2B) x2*, 3B, EB

        RS – ACF

        186 MC – Ch3, 1F, 1B, 2F, *1F, (3B, 1F) x2, 2B, 1F, 4B, 1F, 8B, 1F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, ES

        187 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *1F, 16B, 9F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

        WS – ACB

        188 MC – Ch3, 4B, *1B, 12F, 1B, (3F, 1B) x2, 4F*, 4B, ES

        189 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *1F, 7B, 1F, 6B, 1F, 4B, 1F, 5B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

        RS – ACF

        190 MC – Ch3, 1F, 1B, 2F, *5B, 1F, 2B, (1F, 1B) x2, 1F, 4B, 1F, 6B, 1F, 1B*, 2F, 1B, 1F, ES

        191 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, *9F, 2B, 7F, 2B, 4F, 1B, 1F*, 4F, EF

        WS – ACB

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

        193 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *2B, 4F, 7B, 1F, 5B, 1F, 6B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

        RS – ACF

        194 MC – Ch3, 4F, *6B, 1F, 4B, 1F, 14B*, 4F, ES

        195 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *7F, 5B, 14F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

        WS – ACB

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

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

        Divider section 8

        RS – ACF

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

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

        WS – ACB

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

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

        Part 7 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! ~*~*~*~*~

        This mosaic blanket is getting some strange color combos but here is my treble clef

        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:

        Treble clef section

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

        179 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1) x13*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

        180 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc13, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc26*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

        181 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x12*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

        182 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc11, dc1, sc15, dc1, sc24*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

        183 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x10, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc1*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

        184 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc17, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc2*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

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

        186 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc1, (dc1, sc7) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc17, dc1*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

        187 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc33, (dc1, sc1) x9*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

        188 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc9, (dc1, sc7) x2, dc1, sc25, dc1*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

        189 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

        190 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc11, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

        191 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

        192 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc11, (dc1, sc13) x2, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc4*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

        193 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x2*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

        194 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc13, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc28*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

        195 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x14*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

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

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

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

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

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

        201 – 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!


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