Nature is often an inspiration for me when I imagine new patterns and what colors to use in it. For this pattern I was inspired by water. I live in a dyke house close to the river Waal in the Netherlands. The water in the river always flows, sometimes quietly, sometimes not so quietly. Sometimes it floods the floodplains, so the water is very close to my house, and the house sits under water level. In this pattern the flowy part is inspired by the flow of water. The frosty bit is inspired by the fact that water can turn into ice and snow.
You can use the pattern for many things: a scarf, a blanket, a cushion cover, an ottoman cover. Or anything else you can imagine!
If you are making a scarf, you will need about 140 grams (5 ounces) of color A and 140 grams (5 ounces) of color B.
For a blanket without the border you will need about 630 grams (22,5 ounces) of color A and 630 grams (22,5 ounces) of color B.
For a blanket with the border you will need about 630 grams (22,5 ounces) of color A and 630 grams (22,5 ounces) of color B for the main body, and about an additional 480 grams (17 ounces) of color A and 140 grams (5 ounces) of color B for the double border.
In mosaic crochet you are painting with different colors yarn. The single crochets create horizontal lines, the double crochets create vertical lines. The amazing thing about mosaic crochet is that it looks complicated, but it actually is very simple. Each row is worked with only one color. All the uneven rows are worked with color A, all the even rows are worked with color B. And you only use two stitches (I’m using US terms for the different stitches); a single crochet in the back loop the row you always work in and a double crochet in the front loop one row below the row you would normally work in. I’ll explain both stitches in more detail in the pattern I also teach you how to read the charts.
With the colors you choose you can make this pattern your own and make it a masterpiece! To make sure your pattern stands out, choose a color A and a color B that have a nice contrast. You can use one color A and one color B for the whole project, or you can vary your color A or your color B. Or even vary your color A and your color B.