Yarn Along: Mosaic Crochet

Daisyknots Mosaic Crochet, Santa Cruz, on Ravelry

I am having a go at Mosaic crochet for the first time.

The pattern calls for Aran weight yarn, but I have so much SSDK in my stash, I am using that in 5 colours of Stylecraft Special DK and a 4.5mm hook.

The colours are Parchment, Cypress, Lincoln, Copper and Silver. This will be for my nephew (aged 30).

The pattern is Santa Cruz by Moira Douglas of Daisyknots, on Ravelry

I am left-handed and at first I thought I had to flip the charts over to follow them, but no, they work if read from left to right.

It is easier to create these patterns than I expected it to be. Moira’s You Tube videos were a great help to get me started.

My top tip is not to cut the yarn at the end of each row until you have completed the next row, because it is easy to make mistakes in the placement of each stitch. Put the yarn on a stitch holder until you have finished the next row.

Warning: this is addictive, it is hard to put down as you just want to see how the pattern works out.

Which makes it hard to read a book right now, but I have been lent this book and it comes highly recommended. Have you read it?

Delia Owens and mosaic crochet, yarn along

Joining in with Ginny’s Yarn Along

30 responses to “Yarn Along: Mosaic Crochet

  1. I read the book early in the year on recommendation. Thoroughly enjoyed it, but have struggled to read much since lockdown started, just beginning to read more again.
    The crochet looks very complicated. I can follow a knitting pattern but have not mastered crochet patterns YET.

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  2. I am finding myself very fascinated with your mosaic crochet…stunning. I must google it and see how to do it. Yours is beautiful!
    I want to read that book because I have heard nothing but raves about it.

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    • I am really enjoying the Mosaic Crochet, the pattern and accompanying videos are excellent.
      I don’t read much fiction nowadays – it is a struggle to put the crochet hook down. I am about a third of the way through the book. The descriptive language is a pleasure to read, but I am not raving about it yet!

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  3. Mahoorcrochet

    I love mosaic crochet and its versatility. I have an instagram page and I teach how to do mosaic crochet and play with different patterns. I am trying to create my own patterns rather than using patterns created by others. If you like you can find me @mahoorcrochet. Best wishes.

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  4. Great colours! I must get on and show mine! 😄

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  5. Wow, that looks really difficult, but amazing too. Have fun!

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  6. That looks interesting but I don’t think I could concentrate on those patterns at the moment.
    I am listening to ‘Where The Crawdads Sing’ on Audible at the moment whilst having ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’ in hard copy and ‘The Vine Witch’ on Kindle. They are all sufficiently different to not confuse me.
    I’m enjoying WTCS but the reader’s choice of voice for a couple of the characters is annoying me although I appreciate it must be difficult for one actor to take on lots of different persona.
    On the other hand, I had an Audible version of a book by Bernadine Evaristo (she of ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ fame) called ‘Mr. Loverman’ about a man, originally from Trinidad but a Londoner for 50 odd years. The voice actor (James Goode) was so brilliant, ranging from this 70 year old with a fairly strong Trinidadian accent to his London born children and grandchildren – male and female – that it added so much enjoyment to the book for me, I just loved it.

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    • I completely understand why a pattern like this would not be a fit for you at the moment. I hope you are getting closer to finding somewhere suitable to live. West Dorset is quiet, and there are places around Sherborne and Shaftesbury that are nicely rural.
      I rarely read fiction nowadays, but ‘Mr. Loverman’ sounds interesting.

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      • We’ve got a couple of viewings in the Sturminster Newton area on Saturday – at least Mr. T. has, I’m still in France. A challenge to find something that’s not a new build, not on a busy road and not a 2 bed masquerading as a 3 bed by calling a 6’x5′ cupboard a bedroom not to mention getting an Estate Agent to phone you back. Still, worse things happen at sea – so I’m told.

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  7. I’m not much of a crochet person. I can do it but not very well. I love the pattern in your blanket and choice of books.

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  8. It looks a really interesting pattern and a style I haven’t seen before. Would the stiffness depend, amongst other things, on the size of hook used? If I drop a hook size everything becomes tighter and less floppy and vice versa.

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    • I quite like the feel this style creates, it feels more like a woven fabric, and a bit thicker, so warmer as a blanket. It feels very appropriate for a man blanket.
      I think you could easily adjust the frimness by trying out different hook sizes.

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  9. Wonderful patterns! I have read “Where the Crawdads Sing.” I have my critiques, but I won’t give them until you have finished reading the book.

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  10. It looks mind bogglingly complicated but very pretty. Not one to do while watching TV I guess.

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  11. Agree about not cutting yarn until next row completed. I used to do the same for my stripy granny ripple blankets as well. Interesting patterns. I love the patterns for mosaic crochet but less keen on the texture.

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