Welcome to the Hooked and Locked CAL 2018 in Mosaic crochet

As you’ve been reading in my post here (click here on the link) the CAL of 2018 is on repeat, but now in the mosaic crochet technique.

On this page you will find the info. 

<Edit June 27 2020: The patterns are no longer available for free. You can buy them from my Ravelry shop (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/the-craftsteachers-ravelry-store). Please pay attention to which version you would like to purchase. The description in Ravelry tells you which version it is: the interwoven crochet version or the mosaic crochet version. >

Info about the blanket and the yarn

Alize Cotton GoldI use Alize Cotton Gold for the crocheted versions with hooksize 4.0 mm. 

For the mosaic crochet version you need:

9 balls of color 1: here Jeans blue, color 279
8 balls of color 2: here Woolwhite, color 01


Alize Cotton Gold is made of a combination of 55% cotton and 45% acrylics. The balls are 100 gram (3.53 oz) and have 330 meter of yarn (361 yards).

The size of the blanket in mosaic crochet is about 162 cm wide and 215 cm high without the border, with the border it is 166 cm wide and 219 cm high.

2 Patterns

Hooked and Locked CAL full back

When I was busy with the pattern charts and the descriptions, I remembered from the 2018 CAL in interwoven crochet, a lot of people liked the back side as well. Some of them even liked the back better than the front.

As you maybe know, when doing interwoven crochet, you automatically get nice patterns at the back. Some look quite like the pattern at the front, other patterns look totally different. With mosaic crochet you will get horizontal stripes at the back of your work in the two colors that you’re working with. This gave me the idea to also give you the descriptions and charts for the back side pattern. This means you actually get the patterns of two blankets. And for the creative ones amongst us you could mix them!

Tutorial for mosaic crochet

If you’re not yet familiar with mosaic crochet, you can find the tutorial here:  https://www.thecraftsteacher.com/en/crochet/crochet-tutorials/mosaic-crochet/mosaic-crochet-the-cutting-method/. There you will also learn how to read the pattern. And I have accompanying videos with it.

The facebook groups

For help and sharing the pictures of your progress, you can best join the groups on facebook for the Hooked and Locked CAL. Click here for the English group and  click here for the Dutch group. You will find people there that have done the previous CAL and are familiar with the techniques, so please post your questions there. These are fun groups with lots of nice and helpful people! I will hardly answer questions here on the website. And please share your pictures! It is such fun to see how your blankets come out with the yarns you have chosen!

Availability of the pattern

During the CAL the pattern parts will be downloadable for free from the website. I will also offer this as a paid pattern on Ravelry (https://www.ravelry.com/designers/the-craftsteacher). There you will get the entire pattern. Pay attention: the name of the mosaic version is ‘HAL CAL 2018 in MoC‘! During the CAL this will be for a highly reduced price. After the duration of the CAL the downloads will be available for a while for free, but I will remove them June 15. After that the patterns will only be available on Ravelry at the regular price.

Don’t loose your files!

I’ve seen with the previous CAL that people lost their downloaded files, and for a while I offered the parts for a small payment. This time I will not offer this, so please don’t loose them! Put it on your computer in a place where you can easily find them, or save them in the cloud, like on Google Drive, on OneDrive or in Dropbox. 

The release schedule

Below I give the schedule with the release dates. I split up the pattern ito 5 parts. 

The following parts are no longer available for free. See the information earlier on this page how to purchase the pattern.

Week 1: 22 april 2020:  the setup and lower border, the crosses and Greek meander

Week 2: April 30 2020: the hearts, the waves and the mailboxes

Week 3: May 6: sunshine and little fishies

Week 4: May 13: diamonds, little cars in traffic and the butterflies

Week 5: May 20: towers with antennas, apples and the top border