Wild and Free by Ashlee Brotzell

Wild and Free

Crochet
April 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 2 rows = 1 inch
in DC
4.5 mm
2420 - 2860 yards (2213 - 2615 m)
41" x 52"
US
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This little blanket has a fun design and an encouraging quote: “stay wild and free”.

My patterns can be made using the interlocking crochet method (what I call Locked Filet Mesh/LFM) or mosaic crochet. I use single-row mosaic.

I have now included right- and left-handed instructions for both techniques. Each file includes the line-by-line instructions, a single-page chart, and a chart spread across multiple page.

Both types of crochet work with one color at a time in alternating rows to create the design.

Interlocking crochet uses only chain spaces and double crochets to create a mesh; the “wrong” side is sometimes as pretty as the front.

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.


For Interlocking Crochet, You Will Need

  • Worsted Weight Yarn (2420 yards)
  • Main Color (MC) – 1210 yards plus 40 yards for optional SC border
  • Accent Color (AC) – 1210 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 (2860 yards)
  • Main Color (MC) – 1380 yards
  • Coordinating Color (CC) – 1380 yards
  • Plus 100 yards for optional envelope border
  • 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.