Book Dragon by Ashlee Brotzell

Book Dragon

December 2022
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches
in Single crochet (US) in Back Loop Only
4.5 mm
5.0 mm (H)
4880 - 6325 yards (4462 - 5784 m)
59" x 73" / 149cm x 186cm or 62" x 83" / 156cm x 210cm
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This whimsical dragon may not be reading the book he’s perched on. It is full of imaginary ancient runes. The art on the sides is reminiscent of an ancient language but doesn’t actually say anything (as far as I know).

As with all of my patterns, you have the option of using the interlocking crochet technique or the overlay mosaic crochet technique. Each technique has its own file. And each file has written line-by-line instructions and a chart. The mosaic chart has X’s showing where to do your dropped double crochets.

Interlocking crochet / LFM crochet file

  • line-by-line written pattern
  • instructions on reading a chart
  • a one-page chart
  • a multi-page chart

Overlay Mosaic Crochet file

  • line-by-line written pattern
  • instructions for optional envelope border
  • instructions on reading a chart
  • a one-page chart marked with X’s
  • a multi-page chart marked with X’s

As always, I am so grateful for my testers. My team for this pattern included anonymous, Angela, Heather Passmore, and Maja Serec.

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 uses 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:

US Crochet Terminology

For Interlocking Crochet

  • Chart is 235 x 293
  • Gauge: 8 (dc, ch) x 8 rows = 4”
  • 59” x 73” / 149cm x 186cm
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (4880 - 5380 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) (darker color) – 2440 yards plus 500 for optional border
    • Accent color (AC) – 2440 yards

For Mosaic Crochet

  • Chart is 231 x 289
  • Gauge: 14 sc blo stitches x 15 rows = 4”
  • 62” x 83” / 156cm x 210cm
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (5525 - 6325 yards)
    • Main color (darker color) – 2700 yards
    • Contrasting color – 2825 yards
    • Plus, optional envelope border – 800 yards

©️ Ashlee Brotzell 2024, 2022.
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