Missi the Horse by Ashlee Brotzell

Missi the Horse

October 2022
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches
in Single crochet (US) in Back Loop Only
4.5 mm
5.0 mm (H)
4400 - 6400 yards (4023 - 5852 m)
55” x 82” / 140cm x 208cm
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This beautiful horse, with a long, long mane, is named “Missi”. I don’t actually have a horse, but as a kid I often fantasized about the freedom of riding away on a horse. I imagine a field of flowers with the sun shining on the dew and I think of peace and tranquillity.

Matching pillow: Missi’s Flowers

As with all of my patterns, you have the option of using the interlocking crochet technique or the overlay mosaic crochet technique. Each technique has its own file. And each file has written line-by-line instructions and a chart. The mosaic chart has X’s showing where to do your dropped double crochets.

Interlocking crochet / LFM crochet file

  • line-by-line instructions
  • a one-page chart
  • a multi-page chart

Overlay Mosaic Crochet file

  • line-by-line instructions
  • instructions for optional envelope border
  • instructions on reading a chart
  • a one-page chart marked with X’s for mosaic crochet
  • a multi-page chart marked with X’s for mosaic crochet

As always, I am so grateful for my testers. My team for this pattern included Heather Passmore, Just_Duckie_Crochet, Linda Bakker, & Whimwitch.

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 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.

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 211 x 291
  • Gauge: 8 (dc, ch) x 8 rows = 4”
  • 53” x 73” / 143cm x 185cm
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (4400 - 5000 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) (black) – 2200 yards plus 600 for optional border
    • Accent color (AC) – 2200 yards

For Mosaic Crochet

  • Chart is 207 x 287
  • Gauge: 14 sc blo stitches x 15 rows = 4”
  • 55” x 82” / 140cm x 208cm
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (5600 - 6400yards)
    • Main color (black) – 2300 yards
    • Contrasting color (blue) – 3300 yards
    • Plus, optional envelope border – 800 yards

©️ 2022 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