Spirits of Life CAL: Part 2. Mosaic Adventure

Hello! How are you? If you are reading this, it means you are probably following Spirits of Life Wrap CAL. And you have probably finished Part 1 released last week. My Facebook feed was flooded with wonderfully beautiful pictures, and they made my heart happy. Part 1 was quite straightforward and easy to follow. And I hope today’s Part 2 will be not very challenging as well. If it’s first time you hear about Spirits of Life CAL, please, check General information HERE.
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL: Part 2. Mosaic crochet adventure. Designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com in collaboration with Scheepjes

Are you prepared for a mosaic adventure? Today’s pattern uses Mosaic crochet. If you studied Important Notes for the CAL HERE and practiced a bit, you probably know already what is waiting for you. If not – don’t worry. I prepared detailed written instructions with pictures. And video, of course!
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL: Part 2. Mosaic crochet adventure. Designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com in collaboration with Scheepjes

**IMPORTANT** What I would ask you to do is weigh all your colors again before and after Part 2 is finished. And carefully compare and put notes about used amounts into the table, which you can find in Part 1. Mosaic fabric should stay the same width as previous part. No flairs should appear on the edges. If you have them, it means your chains are not tight (and it also means you will use more yarn).

To solve this problem you have two options:

  1. To make all chains tighter, or
  2. Reduce all amounts of chains by one. So if pattern calls for ch2, make ch1 instead, and so on.

The fabric should not be too stiff and the edges should stay straight. These are basic rules for Part 2. Good news is that there are no tails to weave in. You will work with two colors only changing yarn after every other row. Without cutting it.


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Part 2 - Afrikaans
Part 2 - Czech
Part 2 - Danish
Part 2 - Dutch
Part 2 - English (US)
Part 2 - English (UK)
Part 2 - Finnish
Part 2 - French
Part 2 - German
Part 2 - Hebrew
Part 2 - Norwegian
Part 2 - Polish
Part 2 - Portuguese
Part 2 - Spanish
Part 2 - Swedish
Part 2 - Russian

And here is an order of colors for all three colorways:
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL: Part 2. Mosaic crochet adventure. Designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com in collaboration with Scheepjes

I’ve created a video tutorial to help you understand the placement of stitches on every row. As already mentioned, my video’s don’t have voice explanations (they are silent). I’ve got many questions about this on YouTube. And I have really many reasons to keep them as they are. I did my best to carefully show every stitch, and hopefully my video tutorial will be helpful.

For the needs of the video I have made a sample with just two repeats. You will be making more repeats for your own wrap (as per pattern). I marked first or last stitch in every repeat to show you how it looks. And then I am showing the end of every row. So in fact video does illustrate the entire pattern.

And I've added something extra this week. If you open video in YouTube and click "SHOW MORE" in description, you will see a break-down timing for every row. So now to find an exact row you don't need to watch/scroll the whole video :)

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Please, take your time to block entire piece after Part 2 is finished. During next several weeks your wrap will be growing in different directions. And it will be very handy to keep dimensions under control.

EDIT: if your gauge is obviously different (smaller or bigger), please don't stretch your fabric too much to given measurements. Just block it "wisely" to get straight edges. And be careful with next parts so they fit together well. And don't worry :) But be aware that if your wrap is coming out bigger you will naturally need more yarn to finish it...

Spirits of Life Wrap CAL: Part 2. Mosaic crochet adventure. Designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com in collaboration with Scheepjes

A short remind:

  • Spirits of Life CAL was sponsored by Scheepjes. There are still kits available for purchase (at the time of posting) if you want to buy one. Check information HERE.
  • You can join Official CCC Social group on Facebook which is an official host of Spirits of Life CAL. You will get all needed support and help there. You can also join my Ravelry group HERE and ask questions in CAL threads.
UPDATE: Part 3 is HERE

    Happy crocheting and see you next week!
    (...but I will probably post more this week... My C2C pillow with triangles is almost finished.)

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    1. Your instructions are so well written!!! Thank you for your hard work....cannot wait to get home this evening to start on this xxx

    2. Should Part 2 be worked as a separate piece, or should it be started on top of the last row of Part 1?

    3. A row-by-row index for your video is incredible! You are so caring about us being able to understand your designs.

    4. Thank you so much for this lovely pattern! I love it so much!
      I have noticed mistakes in the French translation, for Row 8 : the * is missing at the end of the motive, and before the *, there should be 2 dc which are also missing.
      At the end of row 12, the last line is repeated.
      Anyway, these little mistakes are easy to see and correct, as the pattern is geometrical and easy to follow.
      Thank you for all your hard work and georgeous patterns!

      But as the pattern is very logical, it is easy to

      1. Hi, yes. I am aware about this. the pattern has been corrected already and new version was uploaded on my blog.

    5. Just finished Part 2 and about to block it as suggested. What are the ideal dimensions. I understand the width won't change from Part 1, but what about the height. What should it be.

      Your instructions are great by the way, and I love the row by row video, very helpful when you wanted to jump to row 28.

      1. Hi Donna, dimensions are given in the pattern ;-)

    6. Sorry, I have just noticed that you have told us at the top of the week 2 notes. I was looking for a total for the whole piece, but this works fine, Part 2 is an additional 22 cm. Got it.

    7. Part 2 English (US) is missing, says cannot be found :( and I am now just starting this CAL.

      1. For me it works just fine... Maybe try once again later?

    8. I purchased your Nya Mosaic Blanket MANY months ago and just couldn't figure it out. I was so disappointed because it's such a BEAUTIFUL work of art. I did my own rendition of cutting off each row and Always working from right to left with weaving my ends in. Determined to Learn how to do the blanket correctly, I watched THIS video. It was VERY INSIGHTFUL. THANK YOU for such a beautiful blanket.

    9. Hi. For rows 1 to 22 each row has in fact two rows, eg row 1 on RS and row 1a on WS. Then I get confused at row 23. It's unclear if row 24 is done on the WS after row 23, or am I supposed to do a row of SC's as row 23a, so that all row numbers are in fact a pair of RS and WS rows?

    10. I have finally figured out how to read a mosaic chart thanks to your very clear explanation. I have made a few mosaic items in the past but could never get my head around the chart. Got it now. Much appreciated.


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