Blooming Owl Wall Hanging

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

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

My husband loves it!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

YouTube tutorial: Adding a Dowel

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

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

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

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

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MusicCal 8: Second Sheet Music Section and Finishing

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

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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 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!

Join in at any time! Share your progress in my Ravelry group, or in my Facebook group, or tag me on Instagram @ashleeslint and use hashtag #MusicCAL21

The free pattern begins here and a new section will be released each week. If you’d prefer, you can grab the FULL pattern (with a chart!) on Ravelry or Etsy. Get 20% off for the duration of this CAL (no code required, add to cart to see the discount, expires June 24, 2021). Thank you for supporting your designer! <3 If you enjoy this free version of the pattern you could share the link and invite your friends to visit me here!

Interlocking Crochet

Key (US terminology)

AC = accent color (white on chart)

MC = main color (black on chart)

RS = right side: the side of your work that will show the finished design

WS = wrong side: the back of your project

Back = the side not facing you

Front = the side currently facing you

ch = chain

sk = skip a stitch

sc = single crochet: insert hook, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through both loops

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

tr = treble crochet: yarn over twice, insert hook, yarn over, pull up loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* three times

B = double crochet (dc) behind, and chain 1

F = double crochet (dc) in front, and chain 1

EB = end stitch in back: using AC, dc into the last AC window, working behind MC

EF = end stitch in front: using AC, dc into the last AC window, working in front of MC

ES = end stitch: dc into the last window space

ACB = put AC yarn to the side facing away from you

ACF = bring the AC yarn to the side facing you

Hints

Remember, each color is worked into itself only and there is a chain space between each DC.

Don’t confuse RS / WS with Front / Back.

Continue from where we left off last week.

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

Divider section 8

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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MusicCal 6: Headphones Section

Honestly, this was the most boring section to crochet. Too many repeats for my liking. But perhaps that will make it quick for some of you! We are nearing the end of my MusicCAL 2021 (Crochet-A-Long) and I sure do enjoy seeing your progress in my Facebook group!

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.

Headphones section

RS – ACF

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

147 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, *2B, 16F, 6B, 2F*, 4F, EF

WS – ACB

148 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 2B, *2F, 7B, 15F, 1B, 1F*, 2B, 1F, 1B, ES

149 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *1B, 8F, 14B, 1F, 2B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

150 MC – Ch3, 4F, *2B, 1F, 13B, 2F, 5B, 2F, 1B*, 4F, ES

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

WS – ACB

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

153 AC – Ch3 in back, 4B, *1F, 8B, 1F, 3B, 2F, 6B, 2F, 3B*, 3B, EB

RS – ACF

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

155 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *3F, 2B, 6F, 2B, 3F, 1B, 8F, 1B*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

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

157 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *1F, 8B, 1F, 3B, 2F, 6B, 2F, 3B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

158 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, *2B, 1F, 9B, 1F, 2B, 2F, 7B, 2F*, 1F, 1B, 2F, ES

159 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, *3F, 1B, 8F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 8F, 1B*, 4F, EF

WS – ACB

160 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 2B*, 1B, 9F, 1B, 2F, 2B, 7F, 2B, 2F*, 2B, 1F, 1B, ES

161 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *2F, 6B, 2F, 3B, 1F, 8B, 1F, 3B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

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

163 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *3F, 1B, 8F, 1B, 3F, 2B, 6F, 2B*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

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

165 AC – Ch3 in back, 4B, *2F, 6B, 2F, 3B, 1F, 8B, 1F, 3B*, 3B, EB

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

168 MC – Ch3, 4B, *10F, 1B, 3F, 2B, 5F, 2B, 3F*, 4B, ES

169 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *10B, 1F, 3B, 8F, 4B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

170 MC – Ch3, 1F, 2B, 1F, *4B, 7F, 3B, 1F, 11B*, 1F, 2B, 1F, ES

171 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *5F, 6B, 2F, 2B, 11F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

172 MC – Ch3, 4B, *26F*, 4B, ES

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

Divider section 7

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

Part 6 in interlocking crochet complete, another divider section is included in the written pattern here but not shown in the image

See you next week for the next section of the pattern!

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

If you are changing colors for each section you actually need to change colors 2 rows before the sectiom starts. The sections are divided to make each part look finished, not in anticipation of changing colors. I will anticipate better in my next CAL 😉

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:

Headphones section

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

147 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x4, sc1, *sc4, (dc1, sc1) x15, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1) x2*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

148 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc3, dc1, sc31, (dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc4*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

149 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x13, dc1, sc17, dc1, sc1*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

150 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc5, dc1, sc27, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

151 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc5*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

152 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc15, dc1, sc1, dc1*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

153 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x7, dc1, sc3*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

154 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc15, dc1, sc1, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

155 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x7, dc1, sc3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

156 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc15, dc1, sc1, dc1*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

157 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x7, dc1, sc3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

158 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc5, dc1, sc19, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc15, dc1, sc1, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

159 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x7, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x7, dc1, sc3*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

160 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc15, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc19, dc1*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

161 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x7, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc5*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

162 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc15, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

163 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x7, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc5*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

164 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc15, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

165 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x7, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc5*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

166 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc15, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

167 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc5*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

168 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc20*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

169 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc17, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x10*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

170 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, *sc9, (dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc22*, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

171 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x11*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

172 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc52*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

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

Divider section 7

174 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, *(sc1, dc1) x4, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

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

176 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc5, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES 177 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *sc52*, sc2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

See you next week for the next portion of the pattern!


© 2021 Ashlee Brotzell.
All rights reserved. This publication is protected under federal copyright laws. Reproduction or distribution, in whole or in part, in any medium, is strictly prohibited.

What does this mean?
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 5: Piano Section

This is the shortest section of my MusicCAL 2021 (Crochet-A-Long). So far, each week has included a divider section and then the musical design. This week, because the piano is so small, I am adding the next divider section at the end as well.

But, WHY is the piano so small? It is really a cropped version of a keyboard. I also had to make one key slightly wider than the others to fit into the repeating window properly. This was one of those sections that was supposed to be so simple but really gave me grief and I considered omitting it altogether. I was also concerned about copyright issues – there are a few keyboards out there and there’s really only so many ways you can draw it. So, this is just my version that fits in this CAL.

I was going to try crocheting a scarf from this section (by omitting the border design and repeating it until it was as long as a scarf). But I was so focused on finishing my Monstera Leaf blanket that I just didn’t manage to add another project into my list this week.

This post includes the interlocking pattern and the overlay mosaic pattern (click to skip ahead to the patterns). If you’re new to these techniques, check out my tutorials on YouTube!

Join in at any time! Share your progress in my Ravelry group, or in my Facebook group, or tag me on Instagram @ashleeslint and use hashtag #MusicCAL21

The free pattern begins here and a new section will be released each week. If you’d prefer, you can grab the FULL pattern (with a chart!) on Ravelry or Etsy. Get 20% off for the duration of this CAL (no code required, add to cart to see the discount, expires June 24, 2021). Thank you for supporting your designer! <3 If you enjoy this free version of the pattern you could share the link and invite your friends to visit me here!

Interlocking Crochet

Key (US terminology)

AC = accent color (white on chart)

MC = main color (black on chart)

RS = right side: the side of your work that will show the finished design

WS = wrong side: the back of your project

Back = the side not facing you

Front = the side currently facing you

ch = chain

sk = skip a stitch

sc = single crochet: insert hook, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through both loops

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

tr = treble crochet: yarn over twice, insert hook, yarn over, pull up loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* three times

B = double crochet (dc) behind, and chain 1

F = double crochet (dc) in front, and chain 1

EB = end stitch in back: using AC, dc into the last AC window, working behind MC

EF = end stitch in front: using AC, dc into the last AC window, working in front of MC

ES = end stitch: dc into the last window space

ACB = put AC yarn to the side facing away from you

ACF = bring the AC yarn to the side facing you

Hints

Remember, each color is worked into itself only and there is a chain space between each DC.

Don’t confuse RS / WS with Front / Back.

Continue from where we left off last week.

Divider section 5

WS – ACB

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

129 AC – Ch3 in back, 4B, *26B*, 3B, EB

RS – ACF

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

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

Piano section

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

135 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, *(2F, 2B) x3, 5F, 2B, 2F, 2B, 3F*, 4F, EF

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

139 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *(2F, 2B) x3, 5F, 2B, 2F, 2B, 3F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

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

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

Divider section 6

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

Piano Section in interlocking crochet; I added another divider section to the pattern here which will be visible in next week’s photo

See you next week for the next section of the pattern!

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

Finished the piano section on my mosaic version of the MusicCAL (oops, made a mistake in the divider section)

Mosaic Crochet

Key (US terminology)

MC = Main Color: black in chart

CC = Contrasting Color: white in chart

ch = chain

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

sc = SC into Back Loop only

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

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

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

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

Remember to skip the same number of stitch(es) behind your dc(s) before doing your next sc

Technique

  • The front of your work is always facing you (this is the right side, the side showing the design)
  • You are always working from the right to the left (opposite for left-handed crocheters)
  • You tie on a new yarn at the beginning of each row and cut it at the end
    • Tails don’t need to be longer than an inch and a half (unless you want to use them as fringe, like on scarf)
  • Yarn colors can be anything you like
    • They need to contrast well (try a black and white photo to see if they are too similar)
    • They need to be the same weight (size/thickness)
  • I prefer using a chainless SC to create my foundation row because then I have tails on both sides of my work just like all the other rows will have
  • Even-numbered rows use MC; odd-numbered rows use CC

Continue from last week:

Divider section 5

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

129 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1) x26*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

130 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc5, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc2*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

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

Piano section

132 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc5, (dc1, sc7) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc7) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

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

134 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc5, (dc1, sc7) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc7) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

135 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5) x3, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

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

137 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5) x3, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

138 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

139 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5) x3, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

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

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

Divider section 6

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

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

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

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

See you next week for the next portion of the pattern!


© 2021 Ashlee Brotzell.
All rights reserved. This publication is protected under federal copyright laws. Reproduction or distribution, in whole or in part, in any medium, is strictly prohibited.

What does this mean?
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 4: Boom Box Section

At the end of this section we will be halfway through the MusicCAL 2021 (Crochet-A-Long)! It has been a busy week for me: I published three new patterns! Magic Decanter, GoldieLux 40, and The Paw 20. The Paw 20 is FREE to everyone who has purchased Live Laugh Love Paws!

This is our 4th section of the MusicCAL: the Boom Box section! I know some of you are surprised at the eclectic variation of music-themed designs in one blanket. This is very much how my husband enjoys music; a little of this and a little of that. He listens to pretty much every genre and every decade. He is eclectic. 💕

This post includes the interlocking pattern and the overlay mosaic pattern (click to skip ahead to the patterns). If you’re new to these techniques, check out my tutorials on YouTube!

Join in at any time! Share your progress in my Ravelry group, or in my Facebook group, or tag me on Instagram @ashleeslint and use hashtag #MusicCAL21

The free pattern begins here and a new section will be released each week. If you’d prefer, you can grab the FULL pattern (with a chart!) on Ravelry or Etsy. Get 20% off for the duration of this CAL (no code required, add to cart to see the discount, expires June 24, 2021). Thank you for supporting your designer! <3 If you enjoy this free version of the pattern you could share the link and invite your friends to visit me here!

Interlocking Crochet

Key (US terminology)

AC = accent color (white on chart)

MC = main color (black on chart)

RS = right side: the side of your work that will show the finished design

WS = wrong side: the back of your project

Back = the side not facing you

Front = the side currently facing you

ch = chain

sk = skip a stitch

sc = single crochet: insert hook, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through both loops

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

tr = treble crochet: yarn over twice, insert hook, yarn over, pull up loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* three times

B = double crochet (dc) behind, and chain 1

F = double crochet (dc) in front, and chain 1

EB = end stitch in back: using AC, dc into the last AC window, working behind MC

EF = end stitch in front: using AC, dc into the last AC window, working in front of MC

ES = end stitch: dc into the last window space

ACB = put AC yarn to the side facing away from you

ACF = bring the AC yarn to the side facing you

Hints

Remember, each color is worked into itself only and there is a chain space between each DC.

Don’t confuse RS / WS with Front / Back.

Continue from where we left off last week.

Divider section 4

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

Boom box section

RS – ACF

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

99 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, *1F, 24B, 1F*, 4F, EF

WS – ACB

100 MC – Ch3, 2B, 1F, 1B, *1F, 1B, 23F, 1B*, 1B, 1F, 2B, ES

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

104 MC – Ch3, 2B, 1F, 1B, *1F, 4B, (1F, 3B) x4, 1F, 4B*, 1B, 1F, 2B, ES

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

RS – ACF

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

107 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *4F, 2B, 5F, 4B, 5F, 2B, 4F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

111 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, *(2F, 6B) x3, 2F*, 4F, EF

WS – ACB

112 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 2B, *1F, 1B, (1F, 2B) x2, 2F, 7B, 2F, (2B, 1F) x2, 1B*, 2B, 1F, 1B, ES

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

RS – ACF

114 MC – Ch3, 4F, *1F, 23B, 1F, 1B*, 4F, ES

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

WS – ACB

116 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 2B, *1F, 25B*, 2B, 1F, 1B, ES

117 AC – Ch3 in back, 4B, *26B*, 3B, EB

RS – ACF

118 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, *1F, 23B, 1F, 1B*, 1F, 1B, 2F, ES

119 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *1F, 24B, 1F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

120 MC – Ch3, 4B, *7F, 2B, 9F, 2B, 6F*, 4B, ES

121 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *7B, 1F, 10B, 1F, 7B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

122 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, *6B, 2F, 9B, 2F, 7B*, 1F, 1B, 2F, ES

123 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, *7F, 12B, 7F*, 4F, EF

WS – ACB

124 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 2B, *7F, 13B, 6F*, 2B, 1F, 1B, ES

125 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *7B, 12F, 7B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

126 MC – Ch3, 4F, *26B*, 4F, ES

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

Part 3 in interlocking crochet complete

See you next week for the next section of the pattern!

Mosaic version, finished the boom box section

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

Mosaic Crochet

Key (US terminology)

MC = Main Color: black in chart

CC = Contrasting Color: white in chart

ch = chain

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

sc = SC into Back Loop only

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

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

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

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

Remember to skip the same number of stitch(es) behind your dc(s) before doing your next sc

Technique

  • The front of your work is always facing you (this is the right side, the side showing the design)
  • You are always working from the right to the left (opposite for left-handed crocheters)
  • You tie on a new yarn at the beginning of each row and cut it at the end
    • Tails don’t need to be longer than an inch and a half (unless you want to use them as fringe, like on scarf)
  • Yarn colors can be anything you like
    • They need to contrast well (try a black and white photo to see if they are too similar)
    • They need to be the same weight (size/thickness)
  • I prefer using a chainless SC to create my foundation row because then I have tails on both sides of my work just like all the other rows will have
  • Even-numbered rows use MC; odd-numbered rows use CC

Continue from last week:

Divider section 4

94 – 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

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

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

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

Boom box section

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

99 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *dc1, sc49, dc1, sc1*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

100 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc1, dc1, sc47, dc1, sc2*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

101 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

102 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc1, (dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

103 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1) x2*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

104 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc1, (dc1, sc1) x3, {dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2} x4, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc2*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

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

106 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc1, (dc1, sc1) x2, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

107 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x4*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

108 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc1, (dc1, sc1) x2, (dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

109 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

110 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *(sc1, dc1) x4, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc19, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc2*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

111 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

112 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc1, (dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

113 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

114 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc1, dc1, sc47, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

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

116 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc1, (dc1, sc1) x24, dc1, sc2*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

117 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1) x26*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

118 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc1, dc1, sc47, dc1, sc2*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

119 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc49, dc1, sc1*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

120 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc13, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc19, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc14*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

121 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x9, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x7*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

122 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc13, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc19, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc14*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

123 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc25, (dc1, sc1) x7*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

124 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc13, (dc1, sc1) x12, dc1, sc14, *(sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

125 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc25, (dc1, sc1) x7*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

126 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc52*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

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

See you next week for the next portion of the pattern!


© 2021 Ashlee Brotzell.
All rights reserved. This publication is protected under federal copyright laws. Reproduction or distribution, in whole or in part, in any medium, is strictly prohibited.

What does this mean?
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 3: Bass Clef Section

Time to continue with my MusicCAL 2021 (Crochet-A-Long)! This post includes the interlocking pattern and the overlay mosaic pattern (click to skip ahead to the patterns). If you’re new to these techniques, check out my tutorials on YouTube!

Join in at any time! Share your progress in my Ravelry group, or in my Facebook group, or tag me on Instagram @ashleeslint and use hashtag #MusicCAL21

The free pattern begins here and a new section will be released each week. If you’d prefer, you can grab the FULL pattern (with a chart!) on Ravelry or Etsy. Get 20% off for the duration of this CAL (no code required, add to cart to see the discount, expires June 24, 2021). Thank you for supporting your designer! <3 If you enjoy this free version of the pattern you could share the link and invite your friends to visit me here!

Interlocking Crochet

Key (US terminology)

AC = accent color (white on chart)

MC = main color (black on chart)

RS = right side: the side of your work that will show the finished design

WS = wrong side: the back of your project

Back = the side not facing you

Front = the side currently facing you

ch = chain

sk = skip a stitch

sc = single crochet: insert hook, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through both loops

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

tr = treble crochet: yarn over twice, insert hook, yarn over, pull up loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* three times

B = double crochet (dc) behind, and chain 1

F = double crochet (dc) in front, and chain 1

EB = end stitch in back: using AC, dc into the last AC window, working behind MC

EF = end stitch in front: using AC, dc into the last AC window, working in front of MC

ES = end stitch: dc into the last window space

ACB = put AC yarn to the side facing away from you

ACF = bring the AC yarn to the side facing you

Hints

Remember, each color is worked into itself only and there is a chain space between each DC.

Don’t confuse RS / WS with Front / Back.

Continue from where we left off last week.

Divider section 3

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

Bass clef section

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

72 MC – Ch3, 4B, *3F, 1B, 12F, 1B, 9F*, 4B, ES

73 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *3B, 2F, 11B, 2F, 8B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

74 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, *7B, 2F, 11B, 2F, 4B*, 1F, 1B, 2F, ES

75 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, *7F, 2B, 11F, 2B, 4F*, 4F, EF

WS – ACB

76 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 2B, *5F, 2B, 11F, 2B, 6F*, 2B, 1F, 1B, ES

77 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *5B, 2F, 11B, 2F, 6B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

78 MC – Ch3, 4F, *5B, 2F, 11B, 2F, 6B*, 4F, ES

79 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *5F, 2B, 11F, 2B, 6F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

80 MC – Ch3, 1B, 1F, 2B, *7F, 2B, 11F, 2B, 4F*, 2B, 1F, 1B, ES

81 AC – Ch3 in back, 4B, *7B, 2F, 11B, 2F, 4B*, 3B, EB

RS – ACF

82 MC – Ch3, 2F, 1B, 1F, *3B, 2F, 11B, 2F, 8B*, 1F, 1B, 2F, ES

83 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *2F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 3F, 2B, 5F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 3F, 2B, 3F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

90 MC – Ch3, 4F, *5B, 5F, 8B, 5F, 3B*, 4F, ES

91 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *6F, 4B, 9F, 4B, 3F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

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

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

Part 3 in interlocking crochet complete

See you next week for the next section of the pattern!

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

Mosaic Crochet

Key (US terminology)

MC = Main Color: black in chart

CC = Contrasting Color: white in chart

ch = chain

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

sc = SC into Back Loop only

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

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

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

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

Remember to skip the same number of stitch(es) behind your dc(s) before doing your next sc

Technique

  • The front of your work is always facing you (this is the right side, the side showing the design)
  • You are always working from the right to the left (opposite for left-handed crocheters)
  • You tie on a new yarn at the beginning of each row and cut it at the end
    • Tails don’t need to be longer than an inch and a half (unless you want to use them as fringe, like on scarf)
  • Yarn colors can be anything you like
    • They need to contrast well (try a black and white photo to see if they are too similar)
    • They need to be the same weight (size/thickness)
  • I prefer using a chainless SC to create my foundation row because then I have tails on both sides of my work just like all the other rows will have
  • Even-numbered rows use MC; odd-numbered rows use CC

Continue from last week:

Divider section 3

66 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, *(sc1, dc1) x4, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

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

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

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

Bass clef section

70 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, *sc52*, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

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

72 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc19, dc1, sc25, dc1, sc6*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

73 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x7, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x10, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

74 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc15, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc23, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc8*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

75 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x10, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x4*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

76 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc13, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc23, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc10*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

77 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x10, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x5*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

78 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc11, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc23, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc12*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

79 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x10, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x6*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

80 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc9, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc23, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc14*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

81 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x10, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x7*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

82 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc23, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc16*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

83 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x4, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

84 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc3, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc6*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

85 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc7, (dc1, sc1) x3, (dc1, sc3) x2, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc7, (dc1, sc1) x2*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

86 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc4*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

87 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7, (dc1, sc1) x2*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

88 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *(sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1) x2, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc4*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

89 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1) x2*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

90 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc11, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc17, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc6*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

91 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

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

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

See you next week for the next portion of the pattern!


© 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 2: Trumpet Section

You’ve made it to week two of my MusicCAL 2021 (Crochet-A-Long)!

There’s a funny story behind the trumpet. My husband is an I-can-play-anything musician. He has a lot of different instruments. So, a few years ago when he said he wanted to learn how to play the trumpet my immediate response was, “they’re sold out”.

It didn’t take him long to realize I wasn’t talking about any specific store and I had absolutely no basis for this claim. And now it’s a joke between us when one of us wants something that the other thinks is weird, expensive, excessive, or just silly. Marriage can be like that.

Uhh, ok, anyway… moving on!

This post includes the interlocking pattern and the overlay mosaic pattern (click to skip ahead to the patterns). If you’re new to these techniques, check out my tutorials on YouTube!

Join in at any time! Share your progress in my Ravelry group, or in my Facebook group, or tag me on Instagram @ashleeslint and use hashtag #MusicCAL21

The free pattern begins here and a new section will be released each week. If you’d prefer, you can grab the FULL pattern (with a chart!) on Ravelry or Etsy. Get 20% off for the duration of this CAL (no code required, add to cart to see the discount, expires June 24, 2021). Thank you for supporting your designer! <3 If you enjoy this free version of the pattern you could share the link and invite your friends to visit me here!

Interlocking Crochet

Key (US terminology)

AC = accent color (white on chart)

MC = main color (black on chart)

RS = right side: the side of your work that will show the finished design

WS = wrong side: the back of your project

Back = the side not facing you

Front = the side currently facing you

ch = chain

sk = skip a stitch

sc = single crochet: insert hook, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through both loops

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

tr = treble crochet: yarn over twice, insert hook, yarn over, pull up loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* three times

B = double crochet (dc) behind, and chain 1

F = double crochet (dc) in front, and chain 1

EB = end stitch in back: using AC, dc into the last AC window, working behind MC

EF = end stitch in front: using AC, dc into the last AC window, working in front of MC

ES = end stitch: dc into the last window space

ACB = put AC yarn to the side facing away from you

ACF = bring the AC yarn to the side facing you

Hints

Remember, each color is worked into itself only and there is a chain space between each DC.

Don’t confuse RS / WS with Front / Back.

Continue from where we left off last week.

Divider section 2

WS – ACB

40 MC – Ch3, 4B, *3B, 5F, 9B, 5F, 4B*, 4B, ES

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

RS – ACF

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

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

Trumpet section

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

46 MC – Ch3, 4F, *26B*, 4F, ES

47 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *2F, 1B, 7F, 13B, 3F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

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

49 AC – Ch3 in back, 4B, *2B, 1F, (2B, 1F, 1B, 1F) x2, 1B, 3F, 5B, 1F, 3B*, 3B, EB

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

53 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *1F, 2B, 2F, 11B, 1F, 1B, 3F, 5B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

54 MC – Ch3, 1F, 1B, 2F, *1B, 1F, 7B, 1F, 3B, (1F, 2B) x2, 1F, 4B, 2F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, ES

55 AC – Ch3 in front, 3F, *6F, 3B, 1F, 15B, 1F*, 4F, EF

WS – ACB

56 MC – Ch3, 2B, 1F, 1B, *2B, 4F, 1B, (2F, 1B) x2, 7F, 1B, 3F, 1B, 1F*, 1B, 1F, 2B, ES

57 AC – Ch3 in back, 1B, 1F, 2B, *1F, 4B, (2F, 1B) x2, 2F, 7B, 1F, 5B*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

58 MC – Ch3, 4F, *1B, 1F, 2B, 1F, 21B*, 4F, ES

59 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *4F, 1B, 21F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

60 MC – Ch3, 2B, 1F, 1B, *22F, (1B, 1F) x2*, 1B, 1F, 2B, ES

61 AC – Ch3 in back, 4B, *22B, 1F, 3B*, 3B, EB

RS – ACF

62 MC – Ch3, 1F, 1B, 2F, *1B, 2F, 23B*, 2F, 1B, 1F, ES

63 AC – Ch3 in front, 1F, 1B, 1F, *2F, 1B, 23F*, 2F, 1B, 1F, EF

WS – ACB

64 MC – Ch3, 4B, *26F*, 4B, ES

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

Part 2 in interlocking crochet complete

See you next week for the next section of the pattern!

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

Mosaic Crochet

Key (US terminology)

MC = Main Color: black in chart

CC = Contrasting Color: white in chart

ch = chain

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

sc = SC into Back Loop only

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

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

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

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

Remember to skip the same number of stitch(es) behind your dc(s) before doing your next sc

Technique

  • The front of your work is always facing you (this is the right side, the side showing the design)
  • You are always working from the right to the left (opposite for left-handed crocheters)
  • You tie on a new yarn at the beginning of each row and cut it at the end
    • Tails don’t need to be longer than an inch and a half (unless you want to use them as fringe, like on scarf)
  • Yarn colors can be anything you like
    • They need to contrast well (try a black and white photo to see if they are too similar)
    • They need to be the same weight (size/thickness)
  • I prefer using a chainless SC to create my foundation row because then I have tails on both sides of my work just like all the other rows will have
  • Even-numbered rows use MC; odd-numbered rows use CC

Continue from last week:

Divider section 2

40 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *(sc1, dc1) x4, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

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

42 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc5, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc2*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

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

Trumpet section

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

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

46 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc52*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

47 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x6, dc1, sc27, (dc1, sc1) x3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

48 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, (dc1, sc5) x2, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc6*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

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

50 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc3, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc9) x2, (dc1, sc5) x2, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc4*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

51 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x17, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

52 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc5) x3, dc1, sc6*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

53 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x10, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

54 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc3, dc1, sc15, dc1, sc7, (dc1, sc5) x2, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc1, dc1*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

55 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc31, dc1, sc1*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

56 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc3, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc15, (dc1, sc5) x2, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc1, dc1*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

57 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x6, (dc1, sc5) x3, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc3*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

58 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc42*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

59 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *(dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x21*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

60 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc3, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc44*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

61 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x22*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

62 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc46*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

63 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x23*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

64 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc52*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

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

See you next week for the next portion of the pattern!


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MusicCal 1: Introduction and Sheet Music Section

Welcome to the beginning of my MusicCAL 2021 (Crochet-A-Long)! This post includes the interlocking pattern and the overlay mosaic pattern (click to skip ahead to the patterns). If you’re new to these techniques, check out my tutorials on YouTube!

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The pattern is written in a way that allows you to easily choose how wide you want your project to be. The decorative border on each side remains the same, but the inner design can be repeated (it is marked with *s).

For example, in each row of the mosaic version there is a Joining Stitch (JS), 9 stitches, *52 stitches*, 10 stitches, and an Ending Stitch (ES).

If you ignore the *s you will have 73 stitches across and I call this a table runner. My interlocking sample is a table runner, using purple as the Main Color (MC) and yellow as the Accent Color (AC).

You could repeat the 52 stitches in between the stars to make your project wider. Four repeats will make a big throw blanket: JS, 9 stitches, *52 x 4 = 208*, 10 stitches, ES for a total of 229 stitches wide.

My mosaic sample is just two repeats long. I am using Bernat Handicrafter cotton for this one, so I prefer a 5 mm hook. My baby girl likes the texture and wouldn’t let me get a clear photo, hope you don’t mind her baby toes.

Hopefully these tables will help you decide how much yarn you need:

InterlockingTable runnerRepeat between stars twiceRepeat three timesRepeat four times (blanket)
Chart71 x 239123 x 239175 x 239227 x 239
Finished measurements18” x 60”31” x 60”44” x 60”57” x 60”
Main Color yardage600 + 50 for border1030 + 651470 + 801900 + 100
Accent Color yardage600103014701900
MC Windows to start356187113
MC Chains to start71+3 = 7471+52+3 = 12671+52+52+3 = 17871+52+52+52+3 = 230
AC Chains to start71+1 = 7271+52+1 = 12471+52+52+1 = 17671+52+52+52+1 = 228
Mosaic CrochetTable runnerRepeat between stars twiceRepeat three timesRepeat four times (blanket)
Chart71 x 239123 x 239175 x 239227 x 239
Finished measurements18” x 60”31” x 60”44” x 60”57” x 60”
Main Color yardage680 + 300 for border1175 + 4001675 + 5002170 + 600
Contrasting Color yardage680117516752170
Foundation Single Crochet to start71+2=7371+52+2=12571+52+52+2=17771+52+52+52+2=229

Interlocking Crochet

Key (US terminology)

AC = accent color (white on chart)

MC = main color (black on chart)

RS = right side: the side of your work that will show the finished design

WS = wrong side: the back of your project

Back = the side not facing you

Front = the side currently facing you

ch = chain

sk = skip a stitch

sc = single crochet: insert hook, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through both loops

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

tr = treble crochet: yarn over twice, insert hook, yarn over, pull up loop, *yarn over, pull through two loops* three times

B = double crochet (dc) behind, and chain 1

F = double crochet (dc) in front, and chain 1

EB = end stitch in back: using AC, dc into the last AC window, working behind MC

EF = end stitch in front: using AC, dc into the last AC window, working in front of MC

ES = end stitch: dc into the last window space

ACB = put AC yarn to the side facing away from you

ACF = bring the AC yarn to the side facing you

Hints

Remember, each color is worked into itself only and there is a chain space between each DC.

Don’t confuse RS / WS with Front / Back.

Foundation Rows (36 MC stitches, 35 AC stitches) (see table above to adjust width)

  1. Using MC create 35 windows:
    1. I prefer the chainless technique (chain 6, dc into first stitch, chain 1, tr into same space, *chain 1, tr into 2nd part of the previous tr* repeat as many times as needed).
    1. Alternatively, you can Ch 71 + 3 (or 4 if you chain tighter than me), then DC in 6th (or 7th) chain from your hook. *Ch 1, Sk 1, DC* repeat until the end. Place stitch marker so your work doesn’t unravel.
  2. With your AC, Ch 71 +1 (or 2 if you chain tighter). Place MC windows on top of this chain (make sure the end with the stitch marker is at your left) then pull the tail of your AC through the window on the right end (see picture above). DC through the back of the next window into the 6th (or 7th) chain from your hook.
  3. *Ch 1, Sk 1, DC through the back* repeat to end. Place stitch marker so your work doesn’t unravel. Both stitch markers should be on the same end.

Bottom border section

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

4 MC – Ch3, 1B, 3F, *26F*, 3F, 1B, ES

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

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

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

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

WS – ACB

8 MC – Ch3, 1B, 3F, *26F*, 3F, 1B, ES

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

Divider section 1

RS – ACF

10 MC – Ch3, 4F, *4F, 5B, 9F, 5B, 3F*, 4F, ES

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

WS – ACB

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

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

Sheet music section 1

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

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

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

33 AC – Ch3 in back, (1B, 1F) x2, *1F, 2B, 3F, 2B, 2F, 1B, 5F, 1B, 9F*, 1B, 1F, 1B, EB

RS – ACF

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

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

WS – ACB

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

37 AC – Ch3 in back, 4B, *2B, 5F, 19B*, 3B, EB

RS – ACF

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

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

Part 1 in interlocking crochet complete

See you next week for the next section of the pattern!

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

Mosaic Crochet

Key (US terminology)

MC = Main Color: black in chart

CC = Contrasting Color: white in chart

ch = chain

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

sc = SC into Back Loop only

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

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

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

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

Remember to skip the same number of stitch(es) behind your dc(s) before doing your next sc

Technique

  • The front of your work is always facing you (this is the right side, the side showing the design)
  • You are always working from the right to the left (opposite for left-handed crocheters)
  • You tie on a new yarn at the beginning of each row and cut it at the end
    • Tails don’t need to be longer than an inch and a half (unless you want to use them as fringe, like on scarf)
  • Yarn colors can be anything you like
    • They need to contrast well (try a black and white photo to see if they are too similar)
    • They need to be the same weight (size/thickness)
  • I prefer using a chainless SC to create my foundation row because then I have tails on both sides of my work just like all the other rows will have
  • Even-numbered rows use MC; odd-numbered rows use CC

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

Use a chainless SC technique to create 71 +2 SC. Or, chain 71 +3, SC in 2nd from hook and all the way back across. Cut and tie off. To adjust width, add 52 stitches per repeat; see table above.

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

1 – JS, sc9, *sc52*, sc10, ES

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

3 – JS, sc9, *sc52*, sc10, ES

Bottom border section

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

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

6 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc2, *sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc7, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc2*, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, ES

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

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

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

Divider section 1

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

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

12 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc5, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x8, dc1, sc2*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

13 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc1, *sc52*, sc2, (dc1, sc1) x4, ES

Sheet music section 1

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

15 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x18*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

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

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

18 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *(sc1, dc1) x3, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc36*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

19 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x9*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

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

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

22 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc1, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc7, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc18*, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, ES

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

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

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

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

27 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x12, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5*, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

28 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *(sc1, dc1) x6, sc7, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc4*, (sc1, dc1) x5, ES

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

30 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc19, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc4*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

31 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, *(dc1, sc1) x9, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x11*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

32 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, *sc19, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc4*, sc1, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, ES

33 – JS, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, *sc18, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc7, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3*, sc2, dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2, ES

34 – JS, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, *sc37, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc4*, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, ES

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

36 – JS, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, *sc37, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc4*, (sc1, dc1) x2, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, ES

37 – JS, sc1, (dc1, sc1) x8, *(dc1, sc1) x18, dc1, sc11, (dc1, sc1) x2*, (dc1, sc1) x5, ES

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

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

See you next week for the next portion of the pattern!

Mosaic technique; 1st section done

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MusicCAL: Interlocking and Mosaic Crochet-A-Long

My husband LOVES music. I mean, I know that a lot of people really like music, and sometimes I enjoy music too, but my husband’s love of music is something else. It is a really important part of him, and he is really important to me, so this pattern is dedicated to him. 💕

“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you’ve forgotten the words.” -unknown, possibly danish proverb

This will be my 4th CAL (Crochet-A-Long)! I had meant for it to ready on April 1 as part of my one-year Designaversary Celebration but, alas, life and my own overthinking has delayed it.

I was trying to be all things to all people and it was getting too confusing. So, instead of the many crazy ideas in my head, I have simplified it to this:

  • Pattern is written using US terminology for my two favorite techniques: interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet
  • Pattern is designed as a table runner or a blanket (4 repeats of the body of the table runner will create a big throw blanket)
  • Border design is included in chart and line-by-line instructions (unfortunately, this means you will likely not want to change the order of the sections because then the border won’t match itself)
  • Weekly releases will be available for free forever, here on the blog (bookmark this page!), the schedule is below
  • Full pattern (including chart) will be available as a paid option on Ravelry and Etsy
    • Pre-order the pattern this week (before April 29, 2021) and get an automatic $5 discount! The full pattern will be uploaded on April 28, 2021 so we can all start together
    • Grab the pattern during the CAL (through the month of May) at a 20% discount
    • Pattern will go to full price when the CAL is over (June 24, 2021)

The CAL will begin on April 29, 2021! Share your progress in my Ravelry group, or in my Facebook group, or tag me on Instagram @ashleeslint and use hashtag #MusicCAL21

Ashlee’s MusicCAL 2021 schedule

While you’re waiting for things to start, pick out your yarn and practice your technique!

I have tutorials for both techniques on my YouTube channel. See my mosaic videos here and the interlocking / locked filet mesh videos here.

How much yarn will you need?

First, choose how big you want your finished item to be. The pattern is written in a way that it allows you to repeat the inner section as many times as you like and still have the border design on the edges. I am calling it a table runner when you don’t do any repeats; four (4) repeats will make a big throw blanket.

My measurements use worsted weight / 4-medium yarn (see yarn council for more details) and a 4.5 mm (US7) hook. My patterns are written using US terminology. To match my gauge: a 4 inch square of interlocking mesh will have 16 double crochet stitches and be 8 rows tall; a 4 inch square of mosaic crochet will have 16 single crochet stitches and be 16 rows tall.

Interlocking crochet

 InterlockingTable runnerRepeat between stars twiceRepeat three timesRepeat four times (blanket)
Chart71 x 239123 x 239175 x 239227 x 239
Finished measurements18” x 60”31” x 60”44” x 60”57” x 60”
Main Color yardage600 + 50 for border1030 + 651470 + 801900 + 100
Accent Color yardage600103014701900
MC Windows to start356187113
MC Chains to start71+3 = 7471+52+3 = 12671+52+52+3 = 17871+52+52+52+3 = 230
AC Chains to start71+1 = 7271+52+1 = 12471+52+52+1 = 17671+52+52+52+1 = 228
chart for different sizes when using interlocking crochet

Mosaic crochet

 MosaicTable runnerRepeat between stars twiceRepeat three timesRepeat four times (blanket)
Chart71 x 239123 x 239175 x 239227 x 239
Finished measurements18” x 60”31” x 60”44” x 60”57” x 60”
Main Color yardage680 + 300 for border1175 + 4001675 + 5002170 + 600
Contrasting Color yardage680117516752170
Foundation Single Crochet to start71+2=7371+52+2=12571+52+52+2=17771+52+52+52+2=229
chart for different sizes when using mosaic crochet

Free Crochet-A-Long Schedule

A new section will be released each week; the links below will update as they become available!

April 29, 2021 – Sheet music #1

May 6, 2021 – Trumpet

May 13, 2021 – Bass clef

May 20, 2021 – Boom Box

May 27, 2021 – Piano

June 3, 2021 – Headphones

June 10, 2021 – Treble Clef

June 17, 2021 – Sheet music #2

If you’d rather buy an ad-free version of the entire pattern (including a chart!), you can! Thank you for the support! The full pattern will be uploaded on April 28, 2021 so we can begin the CAL on the 29th together. Full pattern is now uploaded.

I am so excited to see your creations! Don’t forget to share your progress in my Ravelry group, or in my Facebook group, or tag me on Instagram @ashleeslint and use hashtag #MusicCAL21