Long Hauler by Ashlee Brotzell

Long Hauler

Crochet
November 2021
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Single crochet
4.5 mm
5.0 mm (H)
2980 - 4090 yards (2725 - 3740 m)
51" x 52" or 55" x 60"
US
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This pattern is available for C$7.00 CAD buy it now

I originally created this pattern as a custom design for a friend. She made it for her husband who is a trucker (also called a Long Hauler). If you’re unfamiliar with that term, it means his job is to drive these great big trucks all across the country and deliver goods. We call it a semi truck, but I think it’s also called an 18-wheeler, a big rig, or a tractor trailer (there are probably a few more titles that all mean the same thing).

When I shared her picture to my Facebook Group, Ashlee Brotzell Designs, there were a lot of people interested in the pattern!

My dad was a trucker for a few years, and my brother-in-law has done it for a few years as well. Based on the responses I received, it seems like everyone knows someone who has been a long-hauler or is still doing it even now!

If you’d like a customized piece (like the crocheted sample in the pictures) please email me: ashleebrotzelldesigns@gmail.com and we can go over some details. I will not be refunding your purchase of the non-customized pattern if you choose to add customization.

I’ve removed the mesh dots from the mosaic version and because of all the dropped double crochets next to each other I use a larger hook for the mosaic.

You will receive one file containing:

  • written line-by-line instructions using the interlocking crochet technique, for right- and left-handed crocheters
  • a one-page chart (195 x 175)

And another file containing:

  • written line-by-line instructions for the overlay mosaic crochet technique, for right- and left-handed crocheters
  • a multi-page chart marked with X’s

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, You Will Need

  • Worsted Weight Yarn (2980-3040 yards)
  • Main Color (MC) – 1490 yards plus +0 yards for optional SC border
  • Accent Color (AC) – 1490 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 (4015-4090 yards)
  • Main Color (MC) – 2040 yards
  • Coordinating Color (CC) – 1975 yards
  • Plus, 550 yards for optional envelope border
  • Crochet hook: 5 mm (H-8)
  • Scissors
  • Gauge: 14 sc stitches x 15 rows = 4” square

©️ 2021 Ashlee Brotzell.
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