Pins and Needles by Ashlee Brotzell

Pins and Needles

Crochet
November 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Single Crochet
4.5 mm
3400 - 4100 yards (3109 - 3749 m)
50" x 60"
US
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This pattern is available for C$8.50 CAD buy it now

My husband helped me name this one; I think “Pins and Needles” works really well as a title!

You will receive one file containing:

  • the interlocking pattern,
  • a one-page chart,
  • the mosaic pattern (including instructions for an envelope border).

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, You Will Need

  • Worsted Weight Yarn (3500 yards)
  • Main Color (MC) – 1700 yards plus 100 yards for optional SC border
  • Accent Color (AC) – 1700 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 (4100 yards)
  • Main Color (MC) – 1950 yards
  • Coordinating Color (CC) – 1950 yards
  • Plus 200 yards for optional envelope border
  • Crochet hook: 4.5 mm (US7)
  • Scissors
  • Gauge: 16 sc 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.