Hooked on mosaic crochet! I saw some gorgeous mosaic crochet on Linda’s Crafty Corner and my interest was peaked. I just had to check it out.
Now that Ontario is in lockdown for 28 days it is the perfect time to pursue this. Lots of time and not a lot to do except read, knit and crochet!
It really wasn’t hard at all! I already knew the basic stitches needed, as do all crocheters. It was just a matter of practicing the drop down double crochet and then following along with the chart to create some really impressive items.
I started with a video by Tinnia from Iceland. Search her on Youtube and Facebook for lots of simple step by step instruction, ways to fix an oopsie (we all make mistakes) and links to her amazing patterns. You always work from right to left in each row on the front of the work (RS) and the back (WS) ends up in straight neat rows.
I found some charts to follow. I’m not a chart follower/stitcher in my knit and crochet projects so had to teach myself how to read and follow these charts.
I also discovered a pattern, Mosaic Sampler CAL by daisyknots.co.uk and have been working on some of those patterns.
You have a lot of ends as each row is completed separately, but Tinna has a border to cover up all those ends so you don’t have to worry about weaving them all in. I haven’t tried the border yet.
A little mug rug pattern was found at Pattern Paradise and it was a great project to work on following/reading a chart.
These little mosaic swatches have used up lots of those small balls of leftover yarn. Of course, now I want to buy yarn, all the yarn stores are closed due to lockdown and the choice online isn’t that great, but I’m still looking.
Most of the mosaic projects are big afghans and I’m not sure I’m ready to tackle one of those yet. But I did find a lovely bag pattern by Tinna and am going to start work on that soon with yarn that I have left from other projects. This will really give my bags a new level of ‘purse’onality.
If you are in Ontario, I hope you have lots to keep you busy during this second lockdown of 28 days. (hopefully it isn’t longer).