Saturday, January 23, 2021

Mosaic Crochet Beginner Friendly Pattern And Chart


 
The break down of a mosaic crochet graph pattern.
 
Here you will see 3 different patterns that have an equal number of repeats.
I specifically designed this pattern for a beginner to use, but it is also an easy pattern for those who are more advanced.
 
When I design a mosaic graph I place red lines around the pattern repeat. This means that what is in the red lines is repeated over and over for the width of your pattern.
 
My measurements may be different to yours as we all have different tension and it will also differ in measurements depending on the yarn ply. I was using 10 ply/Aran/Medium Worsted and used a 4mm hook.
But the calculations will work with all types of yarn, hook and tension. 
 
Using this pattern as an example, it has a 9 stitch repeat.
Lets say we want to make a scarf and the 9 st's measure approx 3 inches wide and we want our scarf to be about 15 inches wide.
We just need to figure out how many 3's go into 15 and that is 5.
So we are going to repeat our 9 st pattern 5 times, which is 45 st's. 
There will also always be a beginning st and ending st in every pattern, commonly referred to as a ss (side stitch).
So we will start our scarf with 47 chains and 1 more for a turning chain on our very first row.
 
This is pattern 1
If I wanted to make a throw and the standard measurement for one of those is 52 inches wide, I need to find out how many 3 inches are in 52 inches wide.
Google tells me it is 17.3333333.
Now I know I have to repeat the 9 st's 17 times and that = 153 st's.
So that is the width, but what about the height?
The throw is approx 60 inches in height, I can measure as I make it and stop at around that height of my choice, or follow the more in depth instructions below.
This is pattern 2
Now with this graph above, we know it is 3 inches wide, but it is higher than the first part of the pattern.
To get an estimate of the height we can measure the first pattern st's that we made.
You will need to measure the dc's and when I measured only 1 of my dc's it came in just under 1 inch, now that will not be an accurate way to measure, so I measured the rows until I got a more accurate measurement and that just happened to be 5 rows high coming in at 3 inches high.
So now we know that 5 rows high is 3 inches high.
To get to my 60 inches in height, I need to find out how many 3 inches are in 60 inches and that = 20 times.
So if I do 20 times 5 rows I am looking at 100 rows high, which measures our 60 inches in height.
 This is pattern 3
The graph above is the third pattern, I will now show you the pattern in it's large form below.
It looks high enough, but not wide enough in the graph, but now you know that you just have to repeat the pattern inside the red lines 17 times to make it wide enough for your throw.
Now I will show you the entire graph with the markings for the mosaic crochet technique and the red lines for the repeat.
Once you have mastered reading a graph for mosaic crochet, you can get away with using only this graph below.
I will now give you the written instructions for the pattern.
Don't forget you can copy and paste to a word document and click on the graph pictures and save them.
The Mosaic Crochet Friendship Pattern.
written in US terms
please feel free to copy and paste the pattern to your word document
there you can enlarge the pattern for easier reading

Chain 101 + 1 ch for turning, work 2 rows of regular sc, ch 1 and turn, we are now working the single row (cut and tie) mosaic pattern.
All odd numbered rows are the back ground color.
All even numbered rows are the pattern color.
Pattern 1
Row 1. ss, sc across to last st, ss
Row 2. ss, sc across to last st, ss
Row 3. ss, (sc x 3, dc, sc, dc, sc x 3) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss. 101 st's
Row 4. ss, (dc, sc x 3, dc, sc x 3, dc) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 5. ss, (sc, dc x 2, sc x 3, dc x 2, sc) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 6. ss, (sc x 3, dc x 3, sc x 3) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 7. ss, (dc x 2, sc x 5, dc x 2) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 8. ss, (sc x 2, dc x 5, sc x 2) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 9. ss, (dc, sc x 7, dc) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 10. ss, (sc x 2, dc x 5, sc x 2) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 11. ss, (dc x 2, sc x 5, dc x 2) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 12. ss, (sc x 3, dc x 3, sc x 3) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 13. ss, (sc, dc x 2, sc x 3, dc x 2, sc) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 14. ss, (dc, sc x 3, dc, sc x 3, dc) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 15. ss, (sc x 3, dc, sc, dc, sc x 3) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Pattern 2 Begins
Row 16. ss, (sc x 9) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 17. ss, (dc x 3, sc x 3, dc x 3) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 18. ss, (sc x 3, dc, sc, dc, sc x 3) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 19. ss, (dc, sc x 3, dc, sc x 3, dc) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 20. ss, (sc x 2, dc, sc x 3, dc, sc x 2) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 21. ss, (dc, sc x 2, dc, sc, dc, sc x 2, dc) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 22. ss, (sc, dc, sc x 2, dc, sc x 2, dc, sc) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 23. ss, (sc x 2, dc, sc x 3, dc, sc x 2) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 24. ss, (sc x 3, dc, sc, dc, sc x 3) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 25. ss, (dc x 2, sc x 2, dc, sc x 2, dc x 2) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 26. ss, (sc x 2, dc, sc x 3, dc, sc x 2) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 27. ss, (dc, sc x 2, dc x 3, sc x 2, dc) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 28. ss, (sc, dc, sc x 5, dc, sc) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 29. ss, (sc x 2, dc x 5, sc x 2) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 30. ss, (dc, sc x 7, dc) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 31. ss, (sc x 2, dc x 5, sc x 2) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 32. ss, (sc, dc, sc x 5, dc, sc) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 33. ss, (dc, sc x 2, dc x 3, sc x 2, dc) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 34. ss, (sc x 2, dc, sc x 3, dc, sc x 2) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 35. ss, (dc x 2, sc x 2, dc, sc x 2, dc x 2) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 36. ss, (sc x 3, dc, sc, dc, sc x 3) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 37. ss, (sc x 2, dc, sc x 3, dc, sc x 2) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 38. ss, (sc, dc, sc x 2, dc, sc x 2, dc, sc) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 39. ss, (dc, sc x 2, dc, sc, dc, sc x 2, dc) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 40. ss, (sc x 2, dc, sc x 3, dc, sc x 2) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 41. ss, (dc x 2, sc x 2, dc, sc x 2, dc x 2) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 42. ss, (sc x 3, dc, sc, dc, sc x 3) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 43. ss, (dc x 3, sc x 4, dc x 2) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 44. ss, (sc x 9) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.

Pattern 1
Row 45. repeat row 3
Row 46. repeat row 4
Row 47. repeat row 5
Row 48. repeat row 6
Row 49. repeat row 7
Row 50. repeat row 8
Row 51. repeat row 9
Row 52. repeat row 10
Row 53. repeat row 11
Row 54. repeat row 12
Row 55. repeat row 13
Row 56. repeat row 14
Row 57. repeat row 15
Pattern 3 Begins
Row 58. ss, (sc x 9) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 59. ss, (dc x 4, sc, dc x 4) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 60. ss, (sc x 4, dc, sc x 4) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 61. ss, (dc x 3, sc x 3, dc x 3) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 62. ss, (sc x 3, dc, sc, dc, sc x 3) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 63. ss, (dc x 2, sc x 2, dc, sc x 2, dc x 2) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 64. ss, (sc x 2, dc, sc x 3, dc, sc x 2) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 65. ss, (dc, sc x 2, dc x 3, sc x 2, dc) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 66. ss, (sc, dc, sc x 5, dc, sc) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 67. ss, (sc x 2, dc x 2, sc, dc x 2, sc x 2) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 68. ss, (dc, sc x 3, dc, sc x 3, dc) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 69. ss, (sc, dc x 2, sc x 3, dc x 2, sc) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 70. ss, (sc x 3, dc, sc, dc, sc x 3) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 71. ss, (dc x 2, sc x 2, dc, sc x 2, dc x 2) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 72. ss, (sc x 2, dc, sc x 3, dc, sc x 2) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 73. ss, (dc, sc x 2, dc x 3, sc x 2, dc) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 74. ss, (sc, dc, sc x 5, dc, sc) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 75. ss, (dc, sc, dc x 5, sc, dc) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 76. ss, (sc x 9) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 77. ss, (dc, sc, dc x 5, sc, dc) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 78. ss, (sc, dc, sc x 5, dc, sc) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 79. ss, (dc, sc x 2, dc x 3, sc x 2, dc) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 80. ss, (sc x 2, dc, sc x 3, dc, sc x 2) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 81. ss, (dc x 2, sc x 2, dc, sc x 2, dc x 2) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 82. ss, (sc x 3, dc, sc, dc, sc x 3) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 83. ss, (sc, dc x 2, sc x 3, dc x 2, sc) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 84. ss, (dc, sc x 3, dc, sc x 3, dc) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 85. ss, (sc x 2, dc x 2, sc, dc x 2, sc x 2) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 86. ss, (sc, dc, sc x 5, dc, sc) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 87. ss, (dc, sc x 2, dc x 3, sc x 2, dc) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 88. ss, (sc x 2, dc, sc x 3, dc, sc x 2) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 89. ss, (dc x 2, sc x 2, dc, sc x 2, dc x 2) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 90. ss, (sc x 3, dc, sc, dc, sc x 3) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 91. ss, (dc x 3, sc x 3, dc x 3) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 92. ss, (sc x 4, dc, sc x 4) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 93. ss, (dc x 4, sc, dc x 4) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Pattern 1
Row 94. ss, (sc x 9) repeat for a total of 11 times, ss.
Row 95. repeat row 3
Row 96. repeat row 4
Row 97. repeat row 5
Row 98. repeat row 6
Row 99. repeat row 7
Row 100. repeat row 8
Row 101. repeat row 9
Row 102. repeat row 10
Row 103. repeat row 11
Row 104. repeat row 12
Row 105. repeat row 13
Row 106. repeat row 14
Row 107. repeat row 15
If you want to finish your pattern here, work 2 rows of regular sc and fasten off. 
Alternatively you can keep on repeating the pattern from row 1 to make your project longer.
Thank you Tam Le for allowing me to use your picture of your wonderful crocheted version of the Friendship Pattern.
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