Stronger Coffee by Ashlee Brotzell

Stronger Coffee

March 2023
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches
in Single crochet (US) in Back Loop Only
4.5 mm
5.0 mm (H)
2950 - 4330 yards (2697 - 3959 m)
50” x 50” / 128cm x 128cm or 53” x 57” / 133cm x 143c
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This quote, “may your coffee be stronger than your children’s / daughter’s / son’s attitude” can be found on mugs and t-shirts all over the internet.

I am not actually a coffee drinker, but I do have two daughters and a son and I know that parents need to laugh a little now and then. I hope this throw blanket brings you a smile.

With this purchase you’ll have access to 6 pattern files: interlocking crochet method for the “children’s”, “daughter’s” and “son’s” option and overlay mosaic crochet for the “children’s”, “daughter’s” and “son’s” option.

Each file contains the full written pattern for right-handers, then left-handers, and then a single-page chart (good for viewing on a screen), and a multi-page chart (for printing).

The mosaic charts have x’s showing where the dropped double crochets go. I also include a chart-reading instruction sheet and a photo tutorial for the optional double envelope border with every pattern.

The interlocking mesh dots and border lines have been removed from the overlay mosaic version of the pattern.

The interlocking crochet option includes a chart-reading instruction sheet as well.

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

  • Chart: 201 x 201
  • Finished measurements approximately 50” x 50” / 128cm x 128cm
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (2950 - 3250 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) (the words) – 1500 yards plus 300 for optional border
    • Accent color (AC) (background) – 1450 yards
  • Gauge: 8 (dc, ch) x 8 rows = 4”

For Mosaic Crochet

  • Chart: 197 x 197
  • Finished measurements approximately 53” x 57” / 133cm x 143cm
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (3630 - 4330 yards) -Main color (words) – 1400 yards
    • Contrasting color (background) – 2230 yards
    • Optional envelope border – 700 yards
  • Gauge: 14 SC in BLO x 15 rows = 4”

Thank you to my testing team: Heather Passmore, Just_Duckie_Crochet, just_stitched_byJS, Marijke Laenen, Nessa Miller, & Wolsalon.

©️ Ashlee Brotzell 2023.
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