Center-Out Tutorial Square by Ashlee Brotzell

Center-Out Tutorial Square

April 2022
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches
in Single crochet
5.0 mm (H)
40 yards (37 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This pattern has step-by-step photos or you can follow along with the YouTube tutorials! All of my patterns are designed for two techniques: interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet. Up until now my patterns have been basic, back-and-forth, bottom-up designs. Working from the CENTER-OUT is the next step!

Read more about each technique:

You will receive two files:


  • the interlocking written line-by-line pattern
  • step-by-step walk-thru with photos and detailed instructions
  • a one-page chart (21 x 21)
  • instructions for using the adjusted center-out chart
  • a chart designed for center-out See the YouTube video:


  • the written line-by-line pattern for overlay mosaic crochet
  • step-by-step photo tutorial
  • instructions for using the chart
  • an X-marked chart designed for center-out See the YouTube video:


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

  • Crochet hook: 4.5 mm (US7)
  • Gauge: 16 stitches x 8 rows in one color = 4” square
  • Finished size: 5.25” x 5.25” / 13.5cm x 13.5cm
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (40 yards)
  • Main Color (MC) – 20 yards
  • Accent Color (AC) – 20 yards

For Mosaic Crochet

  • Crochet hook: 5 mm (H-8)
  • Gauge: 14 stitches x 15 rows = 4” square
  • Finished size: 5.5” x 5.5” / 14cm x 14cm
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (40 yards total)
  • Main Color (MC) – 20 yards
  • Coordinating Color (CC) – 20 yards

©️ Ashlee Brotzell 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