Abstract Queen by Ashlee Brotzell

Abstract Queen

Crochet
August 2020
both are used in this pattern
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet (US)
4.5 mm
8400 - 9420 yards (7681 - 8614 m)
90" x 80"
US
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This pattern is available for C$6.00 CAD
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A free version is also available.

FREE CAL BEGINS SEPT. 1, 2020

This will be my 3rd Crochet-A-Long (CAL). The free CAL begins September 1, 2020 but you can purchase the pattern now and get started right away if you prefer. See my blog for more info, or sign up to receive the weekly CAL in your email.

My patterns can be made using the interlocking crochet method (what I call Locked Filet Mesh/LFM) or mosaic crochet. I use single-row mosaic.

You will receive 3 files:

  • a chart spread across multiple pages,
  • a file containing the interlocking pattern, a 1-page chart, and the mosaic pattern,
  • a file containing the interlocking pattern, a 1-page chart, and the mosaic pattern, but they are written out WITHOUT THE USE OF BRACKETS.

An example of the Interlocking Row 6 without brackets - Ch3, 1F, 4B, 1F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 1F, 13B, 2F, 3B, 2F, 13B, 1F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 1F, 13B, 2F, 3B, 2F, 13B, 1F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 1F, 13B, 2F, 3B, 2F, 13B, 1F, 1B, 1F, 1B, 1F, 13B, 2F, 3B, 2F, 13B, 2F, ES

and with brackets - Ch3, 1F, 4B, {1F, (1B, 1F) x2, 13B, 2F, 3B, 2F, 13B} x4, 2F, ES

Check out my blog post for more help with brackets!
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Both types of crochet work with one color at a time in alternating rows to create the design.

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

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


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


For Interlocking Crochet, You Will Need

  • Heavy Worsted Weight Yarn (8250 yards)
  • Main Color (MC) – 4100 yards plus 50 yards for optional SC border
  • Accent Color (AC) – 4100 yards
  • Crochet hook: 4.5 mm (US7)
  • Stitch marker
  • Gauge: 16 stitches x 8 rows in one color = 4” square

For Mosaic Crochet, You Will Need

  • Heavy Worsted Weight Yarn (9420 yards)
  • Main Color (MC) – 4610 yards
  • Coordinating Color (CC) – 4610 yards
  • Plus 200 yards for optional envelope border
  • Crochet hook: 4.5 mm (US7)
  • Scissors
  • Gauge: 16 stitches x 16 rows = 4” square

I am in the process of writing out mosaic instructions for all my patterns; if you want one of my other patterns in mosaic form please send me a note and I will work on that piece first!

Chart and pattern ©Ashlee Brotzell 2020. US terminology used.