Leaves 40 by Ashlee Brotzell

Leaves 40

Crochet
April 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Single Crochet
4.5 mm
485 - 530 yards (443 - 485 m)
20" x 20"
US
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This is part 4 of 6 in Ashlee’s 2020 Mother’s Day Locked Filet Mesh (LFM) Crochet-A-Long (CAL).

Finished Throw: 60” x 60” (9 squares sewn together)
Finished Square: 20” x 20” (chart size 81 x 81)

This is an oversized afghan square but could also be used as a pillow or a bag or anything else you can come up with!

You will receive one file with the pattern written for two techniques: interlocking and mosaic. And a single page chart (81 x 81) is included as well.

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.
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I have YouTube tutorials available for both crochet methods! Follow this link to get to my YouTube channel and find my other social links.
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For Interlocking Crochet, You Will Need

  • Worsted Weight Yarn (485 yards)
  • Main Color (MC) – 230 yards plus 20 yards for optional SC border
  • Accent Color (AC) – 230 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

  • Worsted Weight Yarn (530 yards)
  • Main Color (MC) – 265 yards
  • Coordinating Color (CC) – 265 yards
  • 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.