Swirl 40 by Ashlee Brotzell

Swirl 40

Crochet
May 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Single Crochet
4.5 mm
460 - 530 yards (421 - 485 m)
20" x 20"
US
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This is an oversized afghan square. The swirl is the inside of a big wave in my mind.

The sample was crocheted by Claudia using the LFM technique. She used Stylecraft Special DK yarn. Hook size 3.5 mm (E). Measures 40 cm.

She is left-handed, and she would have to read each line from end to beginning to get the swirl to go the original direction. I told her it would be ok to have a backwards swirl and then I liked the way her swirl looked so I wrote it up going both ways!

You will receive one file for each direction (swirl left, and swirl right). Each file contains the pattern written for interlocking, a single page chart (good for zooming in on screens) and the written instructions for mosaic. A separate, multi-page chart is also included for each direction.

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.
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I have YouTube tutorials available for both crochet methods! Follow this link to get to my YouTube channel and find my other social links.
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For Interlocking Crochet, You Will Need

  • Worsted Weight Yarn (485 yards)
  • Main Color (MC) – 230 yards plus 20 yards for optional SC border
  • Accent Color (AC) – 230 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 (530 yards)
  • Main Color (MC) – 265 yards
  • Coordinating Color (CC) – 265 yards
  • Crochet hook: 4.5 mm (US7)
  • Scissors
  • Gauge: 16 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.