Spice Market CAL Part 4

Part 4

In Part 4 we start a long way in mosaic crochet technique. It involves a lot of working in front and back loops. As the middle centre of our blanket is ready we start with a border around the centre. This border is divided in this part and next weeks part as they may be long Rounds. This border is inspired on a Persian carpet. Many spice markets around the Middle-East holds so many more items to purchase rather than just spices. Ceramic, pottery and carpets are also a part of them. I hope you will enjoy this weeks part and if you never have done any mosaic crochet before, I do hope you enjoy this new technique.

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.

Round 1 (RS) : Take Color D and attach it in any ch2-sp (corners), CH1 (doesn’t count as st here and throughout entire part), * {1SC-CH2-1SC} in ch2-sp, 1SC in BLO of each st along side til next ch2-sp. Rep from * 3 more times. SS in top of first st. Put Color D aside. [4 sides of 2SC/98SC in BLO and 4 times a CH2-sp]

Round 2 : Take Color B and attach it in any ch2-sp. CH1, * {1SC-CH2-1SC} in ch2-sp, 2SC in BLO, (1SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 3SC in BLO, 7DC in FLO, 3SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO) 6 times, 2SC in BLO. Rep from * 3 more times. SS in top of first st. Put Color B aside. [4 sides of 48SC/54DC and 4 times a CH2-sp]

Round 3 : Draw up Color D in nearest ch2-sp. CH1, * {1SC-CH2-1SC} in ch2-sp, 3SC in BLO, (2SC in BLO, 3DC in FLO, 7SC in BLO, 3DC in FLO, 1SC in BLO) 6 times. 3SC in BLO. Rep from * 3 more times. SS in top of first st. Put Color D aside. [4 sides of 68SC/36DC and 4 times a CH2-sp]

Round 4 : Draw up Color B in nearest ch2-sp. CH1, * {1SC-CH2-1SC} in ch2-sp, 4SC in BLO, (1DC in FLO, 5SC in BLO, 5DC in FLO, 5SC in BLO) 6 times. 1DC in FLO, 3SC in BLO. Rep from * 3 more times. SS in top of first st. Put Color D aside.[4 sides of 99SC/37DC and 4 times a CH2-sp]

Round 5 : Draw up Color D in nearest ch2-sp. CH1, * {1SC-CH2-1SC} in ch2-sp, 5SC in BLO, (3SC in BLO, 3DC in FLO, 5SC in BLO, 3DC in FLO, 2SC in BLO) 6 times. 5SC in BLO. Rep from * 3 more times. SS in top of first st. Put Color D aside. [4 sides of 72SC/36DC and 4 times a CH2-sp]

Round 6 : Draw up Color B in nearest ch2-sp. CH1, * {1SC-CH2-1SC} in ch2-sp, 5SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, (1SC in BLO, 2DC in FLO, 4SC in BLO, 3DC in FLO, 4SC in BLO, 2DC in FLO) 6 times. 1SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 4SC in BLO. Rep from * 3 more times. SS in top of first st. Put Color B aside. [4 sides of 66SC/44DC and 4 times a CH2-sp]

Round 7 : Draw up Color D in nearest ch2-sp. CH1, * {1SC-CH2-1SC} in ch2-sp, 7SC 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, 6SC in BLO. Rep from * 3 more times. SS in top of first st. Put Color D aside. [4 sides of 81SC/31DC and 4 times a CH2-sp]

Round 8 : Draw up Color B in nearest ch2-sp. CH1, * {1SC-CH2-1SC} in ch2-sp, 6SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 1SC in BLO, (2SC in BLO, 3DC in FLO, 3SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 3SC in BLO, 3DC in FLO, 1SC in BLO) 6 times. 2SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 5SC in BLO. Rep from * 3 more times. SS in top of first st. Put Color B aside. [4 sides of 70SC/44DC and 4 times a CH2-sp]

Round 9 : Draw up Color D in nearest ch2-sp. CH1, * {1SC-CH2-1SC} in ch2-sp, 9SC 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. 9SC in BLO. Rep from * 3 more times. SS in top of first st. Fasten off yarn. [ 4 sides of 80SC/36DC and 4 times a CH2-sp]

Round 10 : Draw up Color B in nearest ch2-sp. CH1, * {1SC-CH2-1SC} in ch2-sp, 7SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 2SC 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, 2SC in BLO, 1DC in FLO, 6SC in BLO. Rep from * 3 more times. SS in top of first st. Put Color B aside. [4 sides of 79SC/39DC and 4 times a CH2-sp]

Round 11 : Take Color C and attach it in any ch2-sp. CH1, * {1SC-CH2-1SC} in ch2-sp, 11SC in BLO, (2SC in BLO, 2DC in FLO, 9SC in BLO, 2DC in FLO, 1SC in BLO) 6 times. 11SC in BLO. Rep from *3 more times. SS in top of first st. Put Color C aside. [4 sides of 96SC/24DC and 4 times a CH2-sp]

End of part 4. Keep Color B and C attached as you will continue with both in the next part. Also the count of Rounds will continue next week.