Purpureus Grandiflorus by Ashlee Brotzell

Purpureus Grandiflorus

February 2023
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in Single crochet (US) in Back Loop Only
5.0 mm (H)
470 - 4230 yards (430 - 3868 m)
Any size desired
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Purpureus Grandiflorus is the Latin name for the spring crocus. It’s still very much winter here – there are no flowers to see yet – but I’m hopeful that spring is just around the corner! This design can be repeated to infinity, so you can make it any size you want! FAQs on YouTube

You’ll have 4 options:

  • Interlocking crochet from the bottom-up (like normal)
  • Interlocking crochet from the center-out
  • Overlay mosaic crochet from the bottom-up (cut at the end of each row) Can also be used for Tunisian Mosaic Crochet!
  • Overlay mosaic crochet from the center-out (no ends to cut!)

Each technique has it’s own file with the written pattern and appropriate charts. Mosaic charts have x’s marking the dropped double crochets.

Remember, the yardage amounts areper square* but you are not creating squares that need to be joined together, you’re continuously crocheting - the measurements are just per finished square.*

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. YouTube tutorials

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. YouTube tutorial.

Both techniques can be done from the center-out. Tutorials:
Interlocking crochet from the center-out
Overlay mosaic crochet from the center-out

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

  • Gauge: 8 (dc, ch) x 8 rows = 4”
  • 4.5 mm (US7) crochet hook
  • Chart size 85 x 85, repeatable chart area 76 x 76
  • Single Square: 21” / 54cm, add 19” / 43cm per repeat
  • Worsted weight yarn (540 - 590 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) – 270 yards
    • Accent color (AC) – 270 yards
    • Plus, optional border – 50 yards
  • Add per repeated square: an additional 450 - 500 yards
    • Main color (MC) – 225 yards
    • Accent color (AC) – 225 yards
    • Plus, optional border – 50 yards

For Interlocking Crochet from the Center-Out

  • Gauge: 8 (dc, ch) x 8 rows in one color = 4”
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Single square
    • chart size: 77 x 77
    • 19” / 49cm
  • Per square: Worsted weight yarn (480 - 530 yards)
    • Main color (MC) (black) – 240 yards
    • Accent color (AC) (purple) – 240 yards
    • Plus, optional Locking SC Border – depends on your project size
      • 50 yards for a single square
      • 150 yards for a 3 x 3 blanket

For Overlay Mosaic Crochet

  • Gauge: 14 stitches x 15 rows = 4”
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Chart for single square is 79 x 79, repeatable area is 76 x 76
  • Single Square is 21” x 22.5” / 53cm x 57cm
    • Each repeat adds 20” x 22” / 51cm x 55cm
  • Per Square:: worsted weight yarn (590 - 890 yards)
    • Main Color (design) – 275 yards
    • Contrasting Color (background) – 315 yards
    • Optional envelope border – 300 yards
  • Add per repeated square: an additional 550 – 850 yards
    • Main Color – 260 yards
    • Contrasting Color – 290 yards
    • Optional envelope border – 300 yards

For Overlay Mosaic Crochet from the Center-Out

  • Gauge: 18 sc blo stitches x 18 rows = 4”
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Single Square is 17” / 43cm
  • Per Square: light worsted weight yarn (470 yards total per square)
    • Main color (purple) – 210 yards
    • Contrasting color (white) – 260 yards

Interlocking and Overlay Mosaic (center-out and bottom-up) patterns tested by Alexandra, Anonymous, CynCityCrochets, Heather Passmore, Kami, Linda Bakker, Nessa Miller, & Sheryl Dunbar.

©️ Ashlee Brotzell 2023.
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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