This is an awesome way to use up left overs! Or, mini-skeins! Or, your favorite color! Or, a great way to add a new color to jazz up your wardrobe.
At least 2 colors of yarn – a Main Color (MC) and 1 or more Contrast Colors (CC). We used SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock in Charcoal (MC – dark grey) and in Saffron (golden yellow), Basil (green) and Beach House (blue) for the contrast colors.
MTC: Yo hook twice, insert into the front (FLO) of the stitch 3 rows below by pointing the hook down and going through the stitch from top to bottom (the stitch you go through will also be in MC). Yo hook and pull through, 3 loops on hook. Yo and pull through 2 loops. Yo hook again and pull through both loops on the hook. One loop remains.
Setup 1: Using MC, chain an even number of chains that are at least 4. (I made 10 chains)
Row 1 (WS): SC in second chain from hook and every chain until end. (9 SCs for my example)
Row 2 (RS CC): Ch1 (does not count as stitch), sc in that first stitch, *ch2sk1, sc, repeat from * until end.
Row 3: Repeat Row 2.
Row 4 (RS MC): Ch 1 (does not count as stitch), sc, *mtc, sc, repeat from * until end.
Row 5: SC entire row.
Row 6 (RS CC): Ch1 (does not count as stitch), sc, *sc, ch2sk1, repeat from * until 1 st rem, sc.
Row 7: Repeat Row 6.
Row 8 (RS MC): Ch 1 (does not count as stitch), sc, *mtc, sc, repeat from * until 1 st rem, sc.
Repeat Rows 1-8 for desired length, working Row 1 as Row 5.
Work Row 1 once more.
Practice makes perfect
Choose your colors and try out the full chart in our Crochet Mosaic Chart post. If you want more practice, work more rows.
Other ways to do Mosaic Crochet
Like many things in crafting, there are other ways to do mosaic crochet. If you work it in-the-round you can reduce the rows between the solid MC, you can work a Double Crochet (dc) and I’m sure others as well! There are numerous ways to create mosaic crochet.
About the Instructor: Jody Richards
Jody loves poring over stitch dictionaries and trying out new stitches. And while she likes all things crafting (well ok, except that one thing), yarn crafts are her true love (and she has the stash to prove it).
She’s a serial starter-of-projects and has a serious problem with finishing things without a deadline.
And don’t get her talking about hand-dyed yarns. You’ve been warned.