Sunday, September 20, 2020

Mosaic Pillow with Tassels



 

Mosaic Pillow with Tassels


By: Annoo Crochet Designs
Video Link:​ click here

Skill level: Intermediate




Size:​ 18 inches (can vary depending on your size)

Materials

COLOR A:
4 Berroco Comfort (worsted weight #4)

Color: Pearl (9702)
Fiber: 50%super Fine Acrylic, 50% super fine nylon

3 skeins Red Heart Unforgettable (worseted #4 weight) Color: Polo

Fiber: 100% Acrylic

Ball weight: 100g/3.5 oz/270yds Crochet hook 5mm/H

Scissors
Tapestry needle Polyfill or Pillow form

Glossary:

Ch: chain

Sl st: slip stitch

Sc: single crochet

Drop Down DC: drop down double crochet (you will sk the next st of the row you are working on, jump down 2 rows to the corresponding st, dc in the front loop of the st completing your Drop Down Dc)

BLO: back loop only FLO: front loop only

Instructions:

Let's talk Mosaic crochet! Mosaic crochet is really cool because it allows you to create a pattern with 2 different colors, without having to change color on each and every row and eliminating all those little pieces of yarn hanging in the back of your work. You will just have the ends to weave in.

In this pattern you will be using 2 colors Color A (pearl) and Color B (polo), noted in the chart below. Each row is worked with the Right side facing you at all times, meaning you will work from Right to Left no turning but fastening off at the end of each row. You will be alternating Colors A and B every row throughout the pattern.

By working all sc in BLO and making your dc in the same st 2 rows below (FLO) you will achieve your Mosaic design.

*Note in the Chart below, each box represents a st, if the box is empty (without text) it means to sc in BLO. An X in the box is a drop down DC and sc in the box means to Sc through both loops. The plus 2 represent the edge stitches.

You can make your pillow any size, when making your chain make sure to make a multiple of 12 plus 3. I know it states Multiple of 12 plus 2 in the chart below, that is your st count not your chain count.



For an 18 Inch pillow:

When Joining the next color make sure to join it at the first st of the previous row. With Color A (Pearl) ch 84 plus 3

R1: in the 2nd ch from your hook make a sc in both loops of the ch, work next 84 sc in the top loop of the ch, in the last st make a sc in both loops of the ch, ch2 fasten off. You will have 86 st

With Color B (Polo) go back to the first sc you made on previous row join your Color B

R2: ch1, sc in the same st you just join, sc in both loops of the st, sc in next 84 st in BLO, sc in both loops in last st, ch2 fasten off. You will have 86 st total.

Join Color A,

R3: ch1, sc through both loops of the st, make a Drop Down Dc for next st (see Glossary above ), *the st behind the dc will be skipped, go to the next st and sc BLO in next 3 st, count 3 st from 2 rows below, work a Drop down Dc in the 4th* work *to* until you reach the last st, sc in both loops of the last st, ch 2 fasten off. You will have 86 st total.






Join Color B

R4: ch1, sc through both loops of the same st, sc in BLO, make a Drop Down Dc for next st (see Glossary above ), *the st behind the dc will be skipped, go to the next st and sc BLO in next 3 st, count 3 st from 2 rows below, work a Drop down Dc in the 4th* work *to* until you reach the last st, sc in both loops of the last st, ch 2 fasten off. You will have 86 st total.





Join Color A




R5: ch1, sc through both loops of the same st, sc in BLO next 2 st, make a Drop Down Dc for next st (see Glossary above ), *the st behind the dc will be skipped, go to the next st and sc BLO in next 3 st, count 3 st from 2 rows below, work a Drop down Dc in the 4th* work *to* until you reach the last st, sc in both loops of the last st, ch 2 fasten off. You will have 86 st total.



 

Join Color B

R6: ch1, sc through both loops of the same st, sc in BLO next 3 st, make a Drop Down Dc for next st (see Glossary above ), *the st behind the dc will be skipped, go to the next st and sc BLO in next 3 st, count 3 st from 2 rows below, work a Drop down Dc in the 4th* work *to* until you reach the last st, sc in both loops of the last st, ch 2 fasten off. You will have 86 st total.

R7-83: Repeat Rows 3-6 ending with Color A (Pearl) Make a 2nd panel.



*NOTE if you choose to make your own shape/size work as many rows as needed to fit your pillow size, ending with Color A. Repeat for the 2nd panel.

Hide all your loose tails.

Completing the Panels:


Join at the corner with your Color A yarn, you will work the sides of the row to complete the Color A all around the Panel.

Ch1, sl st in each row, make sure your sl st is not too tight or too loose, continue until you reach the next corner. Fasten off.

Repeat for the other side as well. Then repeat for the second panel.

Assemble 2 panels together:

Lay your panels wrong side facing each other, so the right side is facing you, matching the sl st sides and sc/dc sides.

With your Color A yarn join in the corner of the sc/dc



You will work through both loops of the front panel and both loops from the back panel, matching st to st, sc along the top until you reach the corner, ch1 sc in the same st, now you will work the sl st sides, sc the back and front together until you reach the next corner, sc, ch1, sc in the corner, repeat joining all around leaving about 10 inch opening to fill your pillow with polyfil, use your polyfil and begin stuffing your pillow, once you’ve reached the firmness you desire for your pillow you will begin to sc the rest of the opening closed, making a sc, ch1, sc in the corner st, sl st with the first sc.

Note: if you are using a pillow form you may want to stop at the 3rd corner, put in your form and continue to sc the opening closed.

Border
Working in the round now

R1-4: ch1,* sc in each st until you reach the ch1 from the corner, [sc, ch, sc] in ch sp* repeat *to* around making your last corner in the ch sp [sc, ch, sc] sl st with the first sc.

Fasten off at the end of Round 4. You can continue to make more rounds if you wish. I stopped here and I will add 4 tassels to the corners.


Tassels:

https://youtu.be/Hgnaxn08ZdY?t=2491

I used my bullet journal that was 6 inches by 8 inches. I wrapped my Color A yarn 50 (thinner), 60 (medium), 75 (fluffier) times around the short side, not to tight but not too loose, once you’ve wrapped your desired tassel, cut your yarn and slide off,



Keeping the loop shape.



Cut about 20 inch length of yarn, then grab your loop and cut it in half, lay it on your surface and you will grab your 20 inch yarn and tie the center, knotting it a few times to secure it.

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Put those 2 strings aside and straighten out the fringe from your tassel. Take another 20 inch length of yarn and about an inch from the top you will again tie this string around the tassel, making a few knots and wrapping around a couple times and knotting again to secure. Add those strings to your fringe of your tassel.



Now it is time to Trim your tassel, comb out the strands and with a sharp pair of scissors cut straight across.

Make 3 more.

Now join them to each corner of your pillow, securing them with your tapestry needle and sewing them down or tying them to the ch1 sp.

That is it you are done with your Mosaic Pillow my friends!!!




Written Pattern Translated from Youtube by Michaela Greaves 


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