Friday, 10 July 2020

I can't Believe I made this!

Indiana Afghan

The first time I was introduced to mosaic crochet was back in February 2019 when I followed the Havana CAL you can see the blanket here.  I was amazed that something that looks so intricate could be so easy to make.

You would think that Mosaic crochet would be a slow process because you use only single crochet and double crochet stitches ( US terms) and as the double crochet stitches are worked into the row below it means the blanket is only growing as high as a single crochet stitch row on row, however I found that this blanket grew quite quickly, it was started at the beginning of May and it was finished exactly two months later, I could have even finished it earlier but I was working on other projects at the same time, I think two months for a blanket this size isn't too bad at all.

I've had this on my to do list for a long time and have been itching to make it but then I have to ask myself  do I really need another blanket? My family are inundated with my blankets so who can I give it to, most of the blankets I make go to charities but they weren't accepting donations because of Covid-19, in the end I asked a friend... can I make a blanket for you? and he said yes of course!! so I had my excuse to start yet another blanket. (One of these days I will go back and have a blanket count just for fun to see how many I have made over the past few years)

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I loved making it and watching all the patterns reveal themselves like magic, the designer makes it easy as the pattern is very clear and explicit.  I found the hardest part was the star design which I made harder for myself by using black yarn, I really struggled to see the stitches, (note to self ... avoid dark colours!) but it was worth all the hassle as I just love those stars.

I chose not to make the double border and made a twisted fringe instead, which I made as I went along so I didn't have the whole lot to do at the end, the hardest part of that process was getting the fringe the same length, it's not perfect but it will do and I'm sure the recipient won't even notice it's a bit uneven  anyway. 

It took 1100 grams of dk yarn, most of which was Stylecraft special Dk which I already had in my stash, I added a few balls of Hayfield Bonus which I can buy locally. The pattern calls for aran/worsted weight so I added more stitches and worked more rows to get a decent sized blanket it measures  40" x 65".  If I make it again I will add enough stitches so that I have five of the star pattern repeats just to make it that bit wider. 

The designer is Tinna Thórudóttir Thorvaldsdóttir and you can buy the pattern here on Ravelry 

I want to make all this designers patterns as I love them all, but then I'm just completely hooked on Mosaic crochet at the moment.  I have just started another blanket (this time for me) but it's a different designer and I'm struggling, I'm hoping that once I get used to her way of writing it will be easier.

Have you tried mosaic crochet? do you love it like I do? I would love to see your work.😃

Have a great weekend and stay safe!😘😘

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  1. That is amazing Linda.....very eye-catching indeed!! I think I need to have a try at mosaic crochet!! Its beautiful!! keep well Amanda x

  2. omg, That is amazing. I have got to have a go at this. I've done all sorts of crochet but never this.I have just got a you tube tutorial up and can't wait to start.
    Thanks for introducing this .

  3. This is gorgeous, I've never done mosaic crochet work, and like you I've blanketed our myself, family and friends. Though for a lovely pattern like this, who wouldn't want another one.

  4. Linda, the blanket is a masterpiece. You did an amazing job. Well done my friend.

  5. You made such a beautiful blanket Linda! I love all of the details and the colors of the blanket. Great job!

  6. Amazing work Linda! The blanket looks gorgeous and to think that you completed it within two months is unbelievable.

  7. BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!!!!! You are indeed a talented woman !
    Have a shinny weekend !

  8. Wow! That looks amazing. I've never even heard of mosaic crochet before. X

  9. very pretty love the patterns as well thanks for sharing
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  10. Absolutely STUNNING!
    As much as I love crochet, it seems like my hooking is so slow, it makes it difficult sometimes to maintain interest in larger projects! I haven’t yet tried mosaic crochet, but seeing your beautiful blanket makes me want to try it right now. - or at least as soon as I finish at least one of my ongoing projects!

    My stash is starting to take up so much space, hubby is threatening to toss it all! (Though it’s never in his way. And the only yarn in sight is for current project.)

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful work! Makes me want to work even harder - and maybe even give mosaic crochet a try sooner rather than later!

  11. This is great #anythinggoes@_karendennis

  12. Such a beautiful blanket, very striking. I haven't heard of mosaic crochet before. I love the fringe too, it really finishes it off perfectly. Thank you so much for all the kind comments you have left on recent posts, I appreciate them all, it's meant such a lot to me at this sad time to know I've had such great support here in Blogland.

  13. Oh my! This is stunning! What a fabulous blanket!

  14. This blanket is absolutely adorable. I love to crochet. The largest blanket I ever made was single stitched and seem to take forever! What is the name of this stitch?

    1. It's mosaic crochet Lisa and it consists of sc and dc stitches, very easy give it a try.

  15. Unbelievable what a beautiful blanket, at first I thought it was woven. And what a big size, amazing!
    I take your word for it that it was not that difficult, but it does look complicated. Beautiful patterns and colors.♥

  16. That's just amazing! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned!

  17. Wow, this is crochet, I thought it was handwoven. I'm definitely showing my daughter this who is an avid crocheter. Stunning!

  18. Absolutely gorgeous, Linda! Such rich colors and great designs! I will feature this beauty in this week’s Creative Compulsions.


  19. This is so pretty! I haven't tried mosaic crochet, but I've done mosaic knitting (slip stitches) and tapestry crochet. I love the look.

  20. Wow, this blanket is so beautiful! And large! Must have been months and months of work.

  21. Oh, I can believe you fashioned this gorgeous mosaic blanket, because you are such a clever lady with a crochet hook in your hands. So many gorgeous patterns are showcased in this beautiful blanket. Your friend is one lucky fellow! Can one ever have two many blankets??? =)

  22. Your blanket is so lovely. I have just prepared my Ginx Party for August, and then noticed it. Please link it up again for the new party, as it was only on there for a day.


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