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Mosaic Baby Blanket

If you’re looking for a beautiful baby blanket, then look no further. Introducing the Everleigh Blanket, a blanket I have named after my youngest daughter Everleigh Rose who arrived in April this year.

I started this blanket while she was still safely growing in my belly and completed it upon her arrival..sometimes with her curled up on my chest! How’s that for multi tasking?

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Earlier this year I got hit by the Mosaic Crochet bug. Once I discovered this amazing way of crocheting, I had so many ideas running around my head and this is one of them. After making the Bobble Stripe Blanket when my first daughter was born (maybe I should rename it the Ella Blanket?!) I though it was only right that I create something new this time around too, so this is what I decided to make.

If you haven’t seen my Mosaic Crochet series and you aren’t familiar with Mosaic crochet yet, I hight recommend that you take a look and give it a practice before you start this pattern. Although I have an assisting video tutorial to go along side this pattern, it’s worthwhile really getting to grips with the basics so you can make a showstopper of a blanket.

Inset Mosaic Crochet for beginners

Click for a beginners guide
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MATERIALS

Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK in White (1 ball) , West Yorkshire Spinners Bo Peep DK in lollipop (2 balls). The sample in the video is using Magic.

Hook: 4mm & 3.5mm

Darning Needle

Scissors

Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.

DETAILS

Gauge:

Mosaic pattern repeat: W 10.5 cm (4.13 inches) X H 11 cm (4.33 inches) using 4mm hook

16 sts X 18 rows measured over 10cm X 10 cm using 3.5mm hook

Competed size:

Including border: W 57.5 cm (22.7 inch) X H 65 cm (25.5 inch)

Excluding border: W 52.5 (20.75 inch) X H 60 cm (23.5 inch)

Printable PDF Pattern

ABBREVIATIONS

This pattern is written in UK terms.

Chain(s): ch(s)

Stitch(s): sts(s)

Slip Stitch: ss: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch and and loop on hook.

Double Crochet(s): dc(s): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

Extended Double Crochet(s): edc(s): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through one loop. Yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

Half Treble Crochet(s): htr(s): Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through all three loops.

Treble Crochet 3 down(s): tr3d(s): Yarn over, insert hook into missed stitch 3 rows below, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

NOTES

This pattern is written in UK terms.

This pattern is made using the Inset mosaic crochet technique which means stitches worked into full stitch. The pattern is worked in 2 rows of each colour turning at the end of row. The yarn is not tied off so there aren’t lot’s of ends and you can ‘float’ up yarn. You can find out more about this technique HERE. I would suggest working the practice swatch on the blog post prior to starting this project if you have never done mosaic crochet before.

You can also watch the assisted video tutorial for this pattern on my YouTube Channel HERE.

Increasing your hook size for your foundation chain may be beneficial if you tend to work this quite tightly.

Chain 1 at beginning of the row does NOT count as a stitch.

When changing colour, pull through new colour on last pull through of the stitch. Do not fasten off yarn, instead float yarn up.

To make size adjustments, work your foundation chain in multiples of 16 plus 3.

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PATTERN

To begin: Using MC, chain 80+3

Continue following the chart below.

You can find the written instructions in the 16 page PDF pattern HERE on Love Crafts or HERE on my website.

BORDER

Mosaic Crochet Baby Blanket

Starting row: Using Colour B and 4 mm hook. With right side facing, attach yarn into any stitch at the centre of top edge. Ss in each stitch up to corner. Turn work 90degrees and work 1 ss in each row end.

Join to first st with invisible join. Tie off.

With wrong side facing, attach Colour A with a ss into the back bar of ss from the starting row.

Row 1a: 1 ch (does not count as st), *dc in each back bar to the corner. 2 ch, rotate work 90 degrees; repeat from * three more times. Dc in each back bar up to ch-1, join with ss. Tie off.

With right side facing, attach Colour A with a ss into the back loop of any ss from the starting row.

Row 1b: 1 ch (does not count as st), *dc in each back bar to the corner. 2 ch, rotate work 90 degrees; repeat from * three more times. Dc in each back bar up to ch-1, join with ss. Tie off.

With wrong side facing, attach Colour B with a ss into any st from row 1A.

Row 2a: 2 ch (counts as st), *htr in each st to the corner ch-2 sp, (2 htr, 2 ch, 2 htr) in corner 2-ch sp. Rotate work 90 degrees; repeat from * three more times. Htr in each st up to 2-ch, join with invisible join.

Row 3a: 2 ch (counts as st), *htr in each st to the corner ch-2 sp, (2 htr, 2 ch, 2 htr) in corner 2-ch sp. Rotate work 90 degrees; repeat from * three more times. Htr in each st up to 2-ch, join with invisible join. Tie off.

With right side facing, attach Colour B with a ss into any st from row 1B.

Row 2b: 2 ch (counts as st), *tr in each st to the corner ch-2 sp, (2 tr, 2 ch, 2 tr) in corner 2-ch sp. Rotate work 90 degrees; repeat from * three more times. Tr in each st up to 2-ch, join with invisible join.

Row 3b: 2 ch (counts as st), *tr in each st to the corner ch-2 sp, (2 tr, 2 ch, 2 tr) in corner 2-ch sp. Rotate work 90 degrees; repeat from * three more times. Tr in each st up to 2-ch, join with invisible join. Tie off.

With right side facing, attach Colour A with a ss into the back loop Row 3B and front loop of Row 3A.

Finishing Row: Ss in each back loop of Row 3B and front loop of 3A around. (corner spaces will count as 2 sts). Join with invisible join.

Tie off and sew in and remaining ends.

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2 Comments

  • redcoatmom
    September 22, 2021 at 4:18 pm

    This is so lovely! My grand-niece is named Everly, I think this is going to be her Christmas present! She’s 5 so I’ll enlarge it, but there are so many colour options that one can do. I’ve done some mosaic crocheting before. There is an Icelandic crocheter that has a significant body of mosaic crocheting in her repertoire; I enjoy her patterns but there are a LOT of colorways, whereas your pattern is a bit more classic and conducive to a baby blanket or a lap blanket as I will be attempting. I am making the bobble blanket for my grand-nephew in primary colours and it is turning out well. I think Everly’s blanket will probably be some purple, pink, and blue (her favorite colours).
    Thanks for sharing this as well as the adorable photo of Everleigh.

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    • BellaCocoTeam
      September 22, 2021 at 8:50 pm

      You are very welcome your Grand-niece and Grand-nephew will both love their blankets 🙂

      Reply

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