Prairie Meadow Fox by Ashlee Brotzell

Prairie Meadow Fox

Crochet
September 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)
2600 - 3525 yards (2377 - 3223 m)
48” x 56” / 121cm x 143cm
US
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The fox on this blanket is sleeping peacefully and will hopefully help keep your little one sleeping peacefully too. Traditionally, “they” claim a baby blanket is about 40” square (who is “they” and when did they decide this?). So this blanket is more like a throw blanket but I had babies in mind when designing it so I think of it as a baby blanket.

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 Angela Kermack, “E”, Helene Kvenseth, Lara Skelly, Marijke Laenen, and Nessa Miller.
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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 183 x 201
  • Gauge: 8 (dc, ch) x 8 rows = 4”
  • 46” x 50” / 116cm x 128cm
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (2600 - 2800 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) (orange) – 1300 yards plus 200 for optional border
    • Accent color (AC) (white) – 1300 yards

For Mosaic Crochet

  • Chart is 179 x 197
  • Gauge: 14 sc blo stitches x 15 rows = 4”
  • 48” x 56” / 121cm x 143cm
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (2925 - 3525 yards)
    • Main color (orange) – 1700 yards
    • Contrasting color (white) – 1225 yards
    • Plus, optional envelope border – 600 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