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?
Joining in with Ginny’s Yarn Along