Bubbles the Sea Turtle by Ashlee Brotzell

Bubbles the Sea Turtle

Crochet
February 2022
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches
in Single crochet
4.5 mm
5.0 mm (H)
4350 - 5200 yards (3978 - 4755 m)
54” x 71” or 58” x 82”
US
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Advice from a sea turtle, “be well traveled, think long term, age gracefully, and spend time at the beach!” You’ll get three options for creating this blanket: one for interlocking crochet and two for overlay mosaic crochet. One of the mosaic options uses the same chart as the interlocking crochet option and the other mosaic crochet option uses an adjusted, solid chart.


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

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


I have YouTube tutorials available for both crochet methods! Follow this link to get to my YouTube channel and find my other social links: https://ashleeslint.com/link-in-bio.


IMPORTANT DETAILS

Interlocking Crochet
• Chart is 217 x 285
• Finished measurements approximately 54” x 71” / 138cm x 181cm
• 4.5 mm hook (US7)
• Worsted weight yarn (4400 - 4500 yards total)
o Main color (MC) – 2200 yards plus 100 for optional border
o Accent color (AC) – 2200 yards total
• Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4

Overlay Mosaic Crochet (using original interlocking chart)
• Chart is 217 x 285
• Finished measurements approximately 58” x 82” / 147cm x 207cm
• 5 mm hook (H-8)
• Worsted weight yarn (4530 - 5200 yards total)
o Main color (MC) – 2250 yards of Dark Blue
o Contrasting color (CC) – 2280 yards of Light Green
o Plus, optional envelope border – 670 yards
• Gauge: 14 sc x 15 rows = 4”

Overlay Mosaic Crochet (using adjusted solid chart)
• Chart is 213 x 281
• Finished size 61” x 75” / 155cm x 190cm
• 5 mm hook (H-8)
• Worsted weight yarn (5125 - 6025 yards)
o Main color (turtle outline) – 2475 yards
o Contrasting color (background) – 2650 yards
o Optional envelope border – 900 yards
• Gauge: 14 stitches x 15 rows = 4”

“Main color” is the darkest color in this image. The “Accent Color” / “Contrasting Color” can be one solid color or you can create a gradient like I did.

©️ Ashlee Brotzell 2023, 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 www.ashleeslint.com