Spice Market CAL Part 5

Part 5

This week we continue finishing the Persian carpet border. I hope you enjoyed working the mosaic crochet technique as this week is again an entire part full of it. Of course the carpets design is an imaginary design based on the real Persian carpets which have so many details and different patterns in them which you can simply not copy in a crochet pattern. However, I think after the finished part of this week you will see how well it fits in the pattern and that it gives the centre part so much depth and that typical Arabian feeling.

Some important rules that apply on mosaic crochet : all Rounds are made on right side of the work.

– All sc’s are made in the back loop of a st except the ones you crochet in the corner ch2-sps.

– All dc’s you crochet are being made in the front loop of the stitch two Rounds below. So as example, if you have to crochet a dc on Round 4, you make this dc in the front loop of the stitch beneath it on Round 2. In the pattern i just wrote down ….in flo, this always means two Rounds down.

– An easy way to simplify this all is that you crochet most of the flo Rounds in same colored Rounds.

– The mosaic Rounds are written shorter than others. When there is written 5SC in BLO – it means you make 1SC in back loop of next 5 sts – so not 5SC in 1 st.

– Besides that you can just change between the colors in this part without having to fasten it off each time. See the tips and tricks part for more information about it.

-If you make a dc in the flo with mosaic crochet, you always skip the st behind it on the current Round.

The count of Rounds will continue after last weeks part. So you ended at Round 11 and in this part we start at Round 12.

Round 12 (RS) : Draw up Color B in nearest ch2-sp. CH1 (doesn’t count as a st here and throughout entire part), * {1SC-CH2-1SC} in ch2-sp, 8SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 3SC in BLO, (1SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 3SC in BLO, 3DC in FLO, 1SC in BLO, 3DC in FLO, 3SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO) 6 times. 4SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 7SC in BLO. Rep from * 3 more times. SS in top of first st. Put Color B aside. [4 sides of 72SC/50DC and 4 times a CH2-sp]

Round 13 : Draw up Color C in nearest ch2-sp. CH1, * {1SC-CH2-1SC} in ch2-sp, 13SC in BLO, (2SC in BLO, 2DC in FLO, 9SC in BLO, 2DC in FLO, 1SC in BLO) 6 times. 13SC in BLO. Rep from * 3 more times. SS in top of first st. Fasten off yarn. [4 sides of 100SC/24DC and 4 times a CH2-sp]

Round 14 : Draw up Color B in nearest ch2-sp. CH1, * {1SC-CH2-1SC} in ch2-sp, 9SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 4SC in BLO, (1DC in FLO, 3SC in BLO, 2DC in FLO, 2SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 2SC in BLO, 2DC in FLO, 3SC in BLO) 6 times. 1DC in FLO, 4SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 8SC in BLO. Rep from * 3 more times. SS in top of first st. Put Color B aside. [4 sides of 87SC/39DC and 4 times CH2-sp]

Round 15 : Take Color D and attach it in any ch2-sp. CH1, * {1SC-CH2-1SC} in ch2-sp, 15SC in BLO, (1SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 4SC in BLO, 2DC in FLO, 1SC in BLO, 2DC in FLO, 4SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO) 6 times. 15SC in BLO. Rep from * 3 more times. SS in top of first st. Put Color D aside. [4 sides of 92SC/36DC and 4 times a CH2-sp]

Round 16 : Draw up Color B in nearest ch2-sp. CH1, * {1SC-CH2-1SC} in ch2-sp, 10SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 4SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, (2SC in BLO, 3DC in FLO, 3SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 3SC in BLO, 3DC in FLO, 1SC in BLO) 6 times. 1SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 4SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 9SC in BLO. Rep from * 3 more times. SS in top of first st. Put Color B aside. [ 4 sides of 84SC/46DC and 4 times a CH2-sp]

Round 17 : Draw up Color D in nearest ch2-sp. CH1, * {1SC-CH2-1SC} in ch2-sp, 17SC in BLO, (1DC in FLO, 4SC in BLO, 2DC in FLO, 3SC in BLO, 2DC in FLO, 4SC in BLO) 6 times. 1DC in FLO, 16SC in BLO. Rep from * 3 more times. SS in top of first st. Put Color D aside. [4 sides of 101SC/31DC and 4 times a CH2-sp]

Round 18 : Draw up Color B in nearest ch2-sp. CH1, * {1SC-CH2-1SC} in ch2-sp, 11SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 4SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 1SC in BLO, (1SC in BLO, 2DC in FLO, 4SC in BLO, 3DC in FLO, 4SC in BLO, 2DC in FLO) 6 times. 2SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 4SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 10SC in BLO. Rep from * 3 more times. SS in top of first st. Put Color B aside. [4 sides of 88SC/46DC and 4 times a CH2-sp]

Round 19 : Draw up Color D in nearest ch2-sp. CH1, * {1SC-CH2-1SC} in ch2-sp, 19SC in BLO, (3SC in BLO, 3DC in FLO, 5SC in BLO, 3DC in FLO, 2SC in BLO) 6 times. 19SC in BLO. Rep from * 3 more times. SS in top of first st. Put Color D aside. [4 sides of 100SC/36DC and 4 times a CH2-sp]

Round 20 : Draw up Color B in nearest ch2-sp. CH1, * {1SC-CH2-1SC} in ch2-sp, 12SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 4SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 2SC in BLO, (1DC in FLO, 5SC in BLO, 5DC in FLO, 5SC in BLO) 6 times. 1DC in FLO, 2SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 4SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 11SC in BLO. Rep from * 3 more times. SS in top of first st. Put Color B aside. [4 sides of 97SC/41DC and 4 times a CH2-sp]

Round 21 : Draw up Color D in nearest ch2-sp. CH1, * {1SC-CH2-1SC} in ch2-sp, 21SC in BLO, (2SC in BLO, 3DC in FLO, 7SC in BLO, 3DC in FLO, 1SC in BLO) 6 times. 21SC in BLO. Rep from * 3 more times. SS in top of first st. Fasten off yarn. [4 sides of 104SC/36DC and 4 times a CH2-sp]

Round 22 : Draw up Color B in nearest ch2-sp. CH1, * {1SC-CH2-1SC} in ch2-sp, 13SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 4SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 2SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, (1SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 3SC in BLO, 7DC in FLO, 3SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO) 6 times. 1SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 2SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 4SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 12SC in BLO. Rep from * 3 more times. SS in top of first st. SS to next CH2-sp. [4 sides of 82SC/60DC and 4 times a CH2-sp]

Round 23 : CH1, * {1SC-CH2-1SC} in ch2-sp. 1SC in each st along side til next ch2-sp. Rep from * 3 more times. SS in top of first st. Fasten off yarn. [ 4 sides of 144SC and 4 times a CH2-sp]

End of Part 5. The mosaic crochet is done for now ! Weave in all ends although there are not that many if you picked up your yarn at each Round. See you next week !