Year of Gnomes Title Banner, Free Pattern in Facebook Group

Today I have managed to send a finished custom pattern to a customer, read and reply to some emails (regarding testing two new patterns), and I almost got lost in scrolling through Instagram and Facebook but I managed to pull myself out.

It is such a strange dichotomy – the need to be on social media for business, but the distraction of social media that interrupts working.

On Instagram I asked for some feedback on my most recent Crochet-A-Long (Winter 2021). If you have anything you’d like me to know about the way I do CALs please contact me. Or comment on my Instagram post.

In my Facebook group I posted an interlocking version and a mosaic version (both with charts and written instructions for right- and left-handed crocheters) of a title banner for the Year of Gnomes set. Someone asked if I could make a banner and I decided it would be an acceptable use of my time. It is not going to be part of the Ravelry or Etsy eBook because there are already so many files there and I don’t want to confuse people.

You can grab the files here on my website if you don’t use Facebook. Please remember to share the link to my website if your friend would like a copy of the pattern instead of sending them the PDF yourself.

Both files have the written instructions for right-handed crocheters, then left-handed written instructions. The chart can be found after the written lines.

If you don’t want to add it to your gnomes you can use it as a scarf! Or a table runner. Although I think your guests might have a lot of questions if you draped this across your dining table.

I’m off to bake some muffins with the kids now!

Brotzell Tiger King: Twin-Sized Bedspread

“The tiger will see you one hundred times before you see it once.” -Anonymous

Finished blanket by Eileen 🤩

This pattern is not for the faint of heart – this furry beast should fit a twin-sized bed (60″ x 77″ / 154cm x 195cm) when you match gauge.

I asked my Facebook group to help me name him. Like I posted there, I wanted him fuzzy but I had a really hard time letting the fur edges be “messy” 😬🙈 I would work on this chart, sleep on it, try again, sleep on it, tweak it, sleep, stare, sleep, fix it, sleep, etc 🤣 I have decided he is good enough now.

I am listing this pattern on both Ravelry and Etsy (unlike my previous two published patterns; they were just little squares and not worth the fees to list on Etsy, although I may add a bundle to Etsy later).

Ravelry

My Designaversary Sale is still on but I am creating a new sale for this Tiger as well. You can use any of the Designaversary codes or this new code: “TigerEyes” to get 30% off the Brotzell Tiger King and any other patterns you buy at the same time. You can use the Designaversary codes more than once but this new code is a single-use code that expires April 18, 2021. (Sale expired)

Etsy

The way Etsy does sales (and everything else) is different than Ravelry, so for my Etsy-only customers you will be able to use only the Designaversary Code found on Instagram (applicable to all my patterns) or grab Brotzell Tiger King with an automatic 30% discount until April 18, 2021. (Sale Expired)

Mockup of Brotzell Tiger King

You will receive one file containing:

  • the interlocking pattern
  • a one-page chart (243 x 307)
  • the mosaic pattern (including instructions for an envelope border)

Now includes a bonus chart spread across multiple pages! (Single-page is good for screens, multi-page is better when printing) and, don’t forget my tutorial on reading the chart – even though it’s not really needed since I include the written instructions with every pattern: https://youtu.be/cVG9cPN0meI

The Locked Filet Mesh (LFM) interlocking crochet method uses only chain spaces and double crochets to create a mesh; two colors are worked alternately which creates the pattern.

Overlay mosaic crochet is single and double crochet stitches. The double crochet stitches cover some of the other color’s single crochet stitches to create the design. My patterns instruct you to cut your yarn at the end of each row. The back is striped but often gives a faint impression of the pattern on the front (sort of like illusion knitting). See an example here.


I have YouTube tutorials available for both crochet methods! Follow this link to get to my YouTube channel and find my other social links.


For Interlocking Crochet, You Will Need

  • Worsted Weight Yarn (5350 yards)
  • Main Color (MC) – 2625 yards plus 100 yards for optional SC border
  • Accent Color (AC) – 2625 yards
  • Crochet hook: 4.5 mm (US7)
  • Stitch marker
  • Gauge: 16 stitches x 8 rows in one color = 4” square

For Mosaic Crochet, You Will Need

  • Worsted Weight Yarn (6600 yards)
  • Main Color (MC) – 3000 yards plus 600 yards for optional envelope border
  • Coordinating Color (CC) – 3000 yards
  • Crochet hook: 4.5 mm (US7)
  • Scissors
  • Gauge: 16 sc stitches x 16 rows = 4″ square

©️ 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