Garden Mandala by Ashlee Brotzell

Garden Mandala

Crochet
September 2022
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Single crochet (US) in Back Loop Only
3.0 mm
2750 - 6500 yards (2515 - 5944 m)
40" / 101cm - 65" / 166cm
US
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This blanket is a bit floral, with a few dainty notes, but mostly it is bold and uncomplicated. Most of the lines are thick with gentle curves. I have written this pattern up to be made using the overlay mosaic crochet technique from the center-out or bottom-up, and also the interlocking crochet technique from the center-out or bottom-up.

Each technique has it’s own file with the written pattern and appropriate charts.

Read more on my website: https://ashleeslint.com/2022/09/13/garden-mandala-a-floral-blanket-that-can-be-made-4-ways/


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. YouTube tutorials

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. YouTube tutorial.

Both techniques can be done from the center-out. Tutorials:
Interlocking crochet from the center-out
Overlay mosaic crochet from the center-out


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 249 x 249
  • Gauge: 8 (dc, ch) x 8 rows = 4”
  • 62” / 158cm square
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (4400 - 4700 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) (black on chart) – 2200 yards plus 300 for optional border
    • Accent color (AC) – 2200 yards

For Interlocking Crochet from the Center-Out

  • Chart is 245 x 245
  • Gauge: 8 (dc, ch) x 8 rows = 4”
  • 61” / 156cm square
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (4400 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) (black on chart) – 2200 yards
    • Accent color (AC) – 2200 yards

For Overlay Mosaic Crochet

  • Chart is 245 x 245
  • Gauge: 14 sc blo stitches x 15 rows = 4”
  • 65” x 70” / 166cm x 178cm
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (4800 - 5500 yards)
    • Main color (black) – 3000 yards
    • Contrasting color – 2900 yards
    • Plus, optional envelope border – 700 yards

For Overlay Mosaic Crochet from the Center-Out

  • Chart is 245 x 245
  • Gauge: 14 sc blo stitches x 14 rows = 4”
  • 65” / 166cm
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (5700 yards)
    • Main color (black) – 2900 yards
    • Contrasting color – 2800 yards

or

  • Gauge: 28 sc blo stitches x 28 rows = 4”
  • 40” / 101cm
  • 3 mm hook
  • Fingering weight yarn (2750 yards)
    • Main color (Scheepjes Whirlette, Bilberry) – 1400 yards
    • Contrasting color (Scheepjes Whirl, Sherbet Rainbow) – 1350 yards

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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.

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