Amaya Shawl pattern is available on Ravelry HERE and Etsy HERE and is offered with 25% discount through Monday, January 29th, 2018. The discount is already applied in the price you see, and no coupon codes needed. After January 29th the pattern will be listed at a regular price.
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Seems like mosaic crochet was very popular 10-14 years ago. When last year I was searching for some inspiration on Pinterest I occasionally came across this technique. But at the same time there were only several mosaic designs available in contemporary crochet. And I felt that was unfair! Lots of knitting designers widely use mosaic knitting to create wonderful geometrical and ornamental patterns and in crochet there were not so many possibilities.
I decided to take mosaic crochet on board and released Nya Mosaic crochet blanket last year which became a total hit. Not because of the pattern but because ornamental and “tribal” theme is very hot right now. Later I created two geometrical panels for Spirits of Life CAL, and I know for many people it was the very first time they tried their hand in mosaic crochet. And I know many people fell in love with this amazing technique.
What is mosaic crochet about? In some way it is similar to overlay crochet with a tiny difference: chains are used in mosaic crochet to make the background not so stiff. Mosaic crochet can be worked from only a chart what makes it very easy. Just chains, single crochet and double crochet stitches are used here, and their combinations allow create ornamental effects.
I have been wanted to design a triangle shawl in mosaic crochet for a long time now. Because mosaic crochet (similar as overlay crochet) uses two layers of crocheted fabric, I decided to combine geometrical mosaic panels with light and open parts. So that the shawl is balanced, draping and not heavy.
In my idea several colors should had been put together but after some frogging and remaking the design said itself that it wanted only two shades. I made two shawls to show you how the colors can play together. One of them uses Colour Crafter yarn* in shades Alkmaar (1708 x 3 skeins) and Wolvega (1099 x 2 skeins).
And another sample was made with a mix of River Washed* (952 – Rhine x 7 skeins) and Stone Washed* (831 – Axinite x 5 skeins) yarns by Scheepjes. The yardages used for both shawls are approx. the same. All mentioned yarns are available in your local Scheepjes stores or via international retailors - Wool Warehouse HERE* (UK, worldwide shipping) and Loveknitting* (US).
Laura (aka taemombo on Ravelry) who was helping me to test this pattern, decided to play with stained glass effect and chose gradient and solid shades for her shawl. She chose Wanderlust* yarn by Scheepjes in shade Rio de Janeiro (3 skeins) and Colour Crafter in black shade (102 Ede – 3 skeins). And I really love her effect!!
I used 4.5mm Amour Clover hook* and it gave a very nice size and drape. Amaya shawl is approx. 2m/79” wide across and 90cm/35.5” high.
The pattern contains complete written instructions for every row, charts for mosaic panels (in two versions – to follow on tablet or your phone, and larger version to print out), and a HEAVY photo-tutorial to help with every mosaic row. The pictures are placed in the end of the pattern, so you can only print written instructions if you don’t need visual support.
If you make an Amaya Shawl for yourself, please, share your pictures with me! I LOVE to see finished projects :) Which colors would you use?
Brief Facts about Amaya shawl
- Level: Intermediate. Mosaic crochet only uses chains, single crochet and double crochet stitches (US terms). The technique is not tricky, but it requires lots of attention and concentration.
- Language: English (US terms)
- Pattern contains complete written instructions, charts which can be followed from your phone or printed out (a larger version is included) and heavy photo-tutorial illustrating every mosaic row. All pictures are placed in the end of the pattern, so no need to print them out. And resolution is good enough to be zoomed in.
- Only two colors are used and almost no ends to weave in.
- Amaya Mosaic Shawl pattern is available on Ravelry HERE and Etsy HERE and is offered with 25% discount through Monday, January 29th, 2018. The discount is already applied in the price you see, and no coupon codes needed.
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