Nya Mosaic Blanket - Infinity version (FREE crochet pattern)



My mosaic crochet journey began two years ago, when Nya Mosaic Blanket pattern was released. It has become very popular and pictures of hundreds of Nya’s popped up in my social media feeds. In various color combinations. Some creative makers went beyond pattern instructions, and adjusted the chart into a continuous version. I’ve had a plan to write instructions for “infinity” Nya for at least a year now. And finally here it is! Thank you very much for your inspiration and support.

This is a continuous version of Nya baby blanket created by Caroline Hohal (@caroline_crochets). She used one Whirl in shade Jumpin Jelly and a little more than 2 Whirlettes in shade 851 Liquorice.
Nya Mosaic Blanket - infinity version. FREE crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Anna Nita (@nitkomanka) adapted Nya blanket pattern to make a wrap – this is the same continuous version but with less repeats.
Nya Mosaic Blanket - infinity version. FREE crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

And Laura Jackson (@taemombo) took a challenge and decided to create a big blanket using 4 Whirls (2 in same color). It's called "From Sea to Sea". How amazing is it? Her blanket is approx. 115cm x 140cm (45.3” x 55”).
Nya Mosaic Blanket - infinity version. FREE crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Laura worked with all four cakes at the same time for one long gradient color change.
Are you inspired to try “infinity” version of Nya mosaic blanket yourself? Please, find instructions below. Enjoy!

And if you would like to have the pattern in one easy-to-print pdf file, you can find it on Ravelry HERE and Esty HERE for a small fee.
Nya Mosaic Blanket - infinity version. FREE crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com
Photo credit: taemombo


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NYA Infinity Mosaic Blanket PATTERN 


Nya Mosaic Blanket - infinity version. FREE crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

What you’ll need


Yarn in 2 contrasting colors. Whirl and Whirlette by Scheepjes will give the best result.

For baby blanket and wrap: 1 Whirl and 3 Whirlettes
For large blanket: 2 x 2 Whirls (4 in total)

Whirl and Whirlette yarn is available for purchase in your local Scheepjes shop, or via online retailers:

Wool Warehouse*, Black Sheep Wools* (both in UK with interational shipping)
Caro's Atelier* (NL and Europe)
Taemombo* (Canada and US), Knotty House* (Canada)

Crochet hook 3.5-3.75mm (E)* or size needed to obtain the best drape.
Scissors, tapestry needle to weave in ends.

Gauge for Whirl: 20 sts and 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4” x 4”).
Nya Mosaic Blanket - infinity version. FREE crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com
Photo credit: taemombo

Abbreviations (US terms)


st(s) - stitch(es)
sp(s) - space(s)
ch - chain
yo - yarn over
sc (single crochet): insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, draw up a loop, yo and pull through both loops on hook
mdc (mosaic double crochet): yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop in front of chains of previous rows, *yo, pull through 2 loops* twice
RS - right side
WS - wrong side
[…] - [crochet following directions] as many times as indicated

Nya Mosaic Blanket - infinity version. FREE crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Pattern Notes


  • Nya Infinity Mosaic blanket is worked in rows, back and forth. You can either follow the chart or written instructions.
  • Ch1 in the beginning of each row doesn’t count as a st. So first sc of each row is made in first stitch of previous row.
  • All mdc are made in sts of same color from 2 rows below – always in front of work.
  • Change color on the last yarn over when there are still 2 loops on hook. Don’t cut the yarn but leave it on the side. Yarn is changed after every 2 rows by grabbing up new yarn on the side – you’ll get floats of yarn.
Nya Mosaic Blanket - infinity version. FREE crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

    Reading the Chart


    • Chart is read from bottom to top. Each row in chart represents two rows of same color. Rows on the RS (1,2,3, etc.) are read from right to left, and rows on WS (1a, 2a, 3a, etc.) are read back across from left to right. The first square of each row shows which color is used for 2 rows (1-1a, 2-2a, 3-3a, etc.)
    • Each square of the chart shows 1 stitch or 1 skipped stitch. When squares of different colors appear in the row – they should be skipped. So instead of working them – make a number of ch (always 1 ch more than a number of skipped sts – to prevent your work from pulling) and skip needed sts. So for 1 skipped st you will ch2.
    • On next row on RS when you will crochet with different color – you will make mdc in these skipped sts from two rows below. Mdc are always made in front of your work, in front of chains of previous rows, so spaces are always skipped (see pics below).

    • Mdc are only worked on RS. On WS you will only make sc and chains, so can easily finish these rows (1a, 2a 3a, etc.) without following the chart. Please, note that sc are only made in sts of the previous row, and chains are always made over chains.
    Photo credit: taemombo

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    INSTRUCTIONS


    An original LillaBjörnCrochet Design (Tatsiana Kupryianchyk). Copyright 2014-2019. All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use only. It cannot be sold, redistributed or edited in any way. Translations and video-tutorials are NOT allowed without permission. You can sell your finished products, but you cannot use my pictures to promote them. Please, always credit me as a designer of this pattern. Thank you!

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    Pattern repeat is multiple of 12 sts + 3 sts (ch4) to begin.

    For baby blanket: 13 repeats (ch160)
    For wrap: 6 repeats (ch76)
    For large blanket: 19 repeats (ch232)

    Row 1 - RS. With Yarn B. Ch76 (160 or 232), 1sc in second ch from the hook, 1sc in every ch to end, turn.

    Row 1a - WS. Ch1, 1sc in every st to end (change to Yarn A in final st, don’t cut Yarn B), turn.

    Row 2. With Yarn A. Ch1, 1sc, [ch2, skip 1 st, 3sc] repeat to last 2 sts, ch2, skip 1 st, 1sc in last st, turn.

    Row 2a. Ch1, 1sc, [ch2, skip sp, 3sc] repeat until last sp, ch2, skip sp, 1sc in last st. Change to Yarn B in final st (by carrying it up along the side – here and throughout), turn.


    Pattern repeat

    Row 3. With Yarn B. Ch1, 1sc, 1mdc, [ch2, skip 1 st, 2sc, 1mdc, ch2, skip 1 st, 1sc, ch2, skip 1 st, 1mdc, 2sc, ch2, skip 1 st, 1mdc] repeat until last st, 1sc in last st, turn.

    Row 3a. Ch1, 2sc, [ch2, skip sp, 3sc, ch2, skip sp, 1sc] repeat until last st, 1sc in last st (change to Yarn A in final st), turn.

    Row 4. With Yarn A. Ch1, 2sc, [1mdc, ch2, skip 1 st, 2sc, 1mdc, ch2, skip 1 st, 1mdc, 2sc, ch2, skip 1 st, 1mdc, 1sc] repeat until last st, 1sc in last st, turn.

    Row 4a. Ch1, 3sc, [ch2, skip sp, 3sc] repeat to end (change to Yarn B in final st), turn.

    Row 5. With Yarn B. Ch1, [3sc, 1mdc, ch2, skip 1 st, 2sc, 1mdc, 2sc, ch2, skip 1 st, 1mdc] repeat until last 3 sts, 3sc to end, turn.

    Row 5a. Ch1, 4sc, [ch2, skip sp, 5sc] repeat to end making 4sc instead of last 5 sc (change to Yarn A in final st), turn.

    Row 6. With Yarn A. Ch1, 1sc, [ch2, skip 1 st, 2sc, 1mdc, ch2, skip 1 st, 3sc, ch2, skip 1 st, 1mdc, 2sc] repeat until last 2 sts, ch2, skip 1 st, 1sc in last st, turn.

    Row 6a. Ch1, 1sc, [ch2, skip sp, 3sc] repeat until last sp, ch2, skip sp, 1sc in last st (change to Yarn B in final st), turn.

    Row 7. With Yarn B. Ch1, 1sc, 1mdc, [ch2, skip 1 st, 2sc, 1mdc, ch2, skip 1 st, 1sc, ch2, skip 1 st, 1mdc, 2sc, ch2, skip 1 st, 1mdc] repeat until last st, 1sc in last st, turn.

    Row 7a. Ch1, 2sc, [ch2, skip sp, 3sc, ch2, skip sp, 1sc* repeat until last st, 1sc in last st (change to Yarn A in final st), turn.

    Row 8. With Yarn A. Ch1, 1sc, [ch2, skip 1 st, 1mdc, 2sc, ch2 skip 1 st, 1mdc, 1sc, 1mdc, ch2, skip 1 st, 2sc, 1mdc] repeat until last 2 sts, ch2, skip 1 st, 1sc in last st, turn.

    Row 8a. Ch1, 1sc, [ch2, skip sp, 3sc] repeat until last sp, ch2, skip sp, 1sc in last st (change to Yarn B in final st), turn.

    Row 9. With Yarn B. Ch1, 1sc, [1mdc, 2sc, ch2, skip 1 st, 1mdc, 3sc, 1mdc, ch2 skip 1 st, 2sc] repeat until last sp, 1mdc, 1sc in last st, turn.

    Row 9a. Ch1, 4sc, [ch2, skip sp, 5sc] repeat to end, making 4sc instead of last 5 sc (change to Yarn A in final st), turn.

    Row 10. With Yarn A. Ch1, 3sc, [ch2, skip 1 st, 1mdc, 2sc, ch2, skip 1 st, 2sc, 1mdc, ch2 skip 1 st, 3sc] repeat to end, turn.

    Row 10a. Ch1, 3sc, [ch2, skip sp, 3sc] repeat to end (change to Yarn B in final st), turn.

    Row 11. With Yarn B. Ch1, 2sc, [ch2, skip 1 st, 1mdc, 2sc, ch2, skip 1 st, 1mdc, ch2, skip 1 st, 2sc, 1mdc, ch2, skip 1 st, 1sc] repeat until last st, 1sc to end, turn.

    Row 11a. Ch1, 2sc, [ch2, skip sp, 3sc, ch2, skip sp, 1sc] repeat until last st, 1sc to end (change to Yarn A in final st), turn.

    Row 12. With Yarn A. Ch1, 1sc, [ch2, skip 1 st, 1mdc, 2sc, ch2, skip 1 st, 1mdc, 1sc, 1mdc, ch2, skip 1 st, 2sc, 1mdc] repeat until last 2 sts, ch2, skip 1 st, 1sc in last st, turn.

    Row 12a. Ch1, 1sc, [ch2, skip sp, 3sc] to end making 1sc instead of last 3 sc (change to Yarn B in final st), turn.

    Row 13: With Yarn B. Ch1, 1sc, 1mdc, [2sc, ch2, skip 1 st, 1mdc, 3sc, 1mdc, ch2, skip 1 st, 2sc, 1mdc] until last st, 1sc to end, turn.

    Row 13a: Ch1, 4sc, [ch2, skip sp, 5sc] to end making 4 sc instead of last 5sc (change to Yarn A in final st), turn.

    Row 14: With Yarn A. Ch1, 3sc, [ch2, skip 1 st, 1mdc, 2sc, ch2, skip 1 st, 2sc, 1mdc, ch2, skip 1 st, 3sc] repeat to end, turn.

    Row 14a: Ch1, 3sc, [ch2, skip sp, 3sc] to end (change to Yarn B in final st), turn.

    Row 15: With Yarn B. Ch1, 2sc, [ch2, skip 1 st, 1mdc, 2sc, ch2, skip 1 st, 1mdc, ch2, skip 1 st, 2sc, 1mdc, ch2, skip 1 st, 1sc] to last st, 1sc to end, turn.

    Row 15a: Ch1, 2sc, [ch2, skip sp, 3sc, ch2, skip sp, 1sc] repeat to last st, 1sc to end (change to Yarn A in final st), turn.

    Row 16: With Yarn A. Ch1, 2sc, 1mdc, [ch2, skip 1 st, 2sc, 1mdc, ch2, skip 1 st, 1mdc, 2sc, ch2, skip 1 st, 1mdc, 1sc, 1mdc] to end making 1sc instead of last mdc, turn.

    Row 16a: Ch1, 3sc, [ch2, skip sp, 3sc] to end (change to Yarn B in final st), turn.

    Row 17: With Yarn B. Ch1, 3sc, 1mdc, [ch2, skip 1 st, 2sc, 1mdc, 2sc, ch2, skip 1 st, 1mdc, 3sc, 1mdc] to end omitting last mdc, turn.

    Row 17a: Ch1, 4sc, [ch2, skip sp, 5sc] to end making 4sc instead of last 5 sc (change to Yarn A in final st), turn.

    Row 18: With Yarn A. Ch1, 1sc, [ch2, skip 1 st, 2sc, 1mdc, ch2, skip 1 st, 3sc, ch2, skip 1 st, 1mdc, 2sc] until last 2 sts, ch2, skip 1 st, 1sc to end, turn.

    Row 18a: Ch1, 1sc, [ch2, skip sp, 3sc] to end making 1sc instead of last 3 sc (change to Yarn B in final st), turn.

    End of pattern repeat

    Repeat Rows 3-18a (Pattern Repeat) until your blanket reaches desired length.

    Then repeat rows 3-12a once more.

    Next Row: With Yarn B. Ch1, 1sc, [1mdc, 3sc] repeat till last sp, 1mdc, 1sc, turn.

    Final Row: Ch1, 1sc in each st to end. Fasten off, cut both yarns, weave in ends.



    Ta-daaah! Your Nya Infinity Mosaic Blanket is now finished!!

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    17 comments

    1. great, very great, the pattern and your explanations, thank you very much!

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      1. Thank you! I hope they are easy to follow and that you'll have fun!

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    2. ERES AMOROSA....Y MUY..MUY GENEROSA...MUCHAS GRACIAS POR SER ASI Y COMPARTIR....UN ABRAZO DESDE CHILEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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    3. I love the blanket made with Jumping Jelly and Liquorice and I would like to make one for my son's partner when he completes his PhD. Do you think I could double the yarn and use a larger crochet hook to get a large (adult size) blanket?

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      1. To make a larger blanket you should just make more repeats. Or use a bigger yarn... first make a gauge swatch with your yarn and 2 repeats and measure its width. that will give you an idea of how many repeats you should make to get desired width. and then you'll just continue before you get desired length. :)

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    4. Regards from Spain! Keep up the good work and thank you for sharing! T

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    5. Will there be a you tube video? ��

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      1. Hello, there is no video for this pattern so far. Maybe in the future...

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    6. Your designs are simply dreamy! Thanks for sharing them with us!

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    7. Please, please help! I'm using 2 Whirls and also Whirlettes. Does it matter which is used for color A or B? Thanks for your time and help!

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      1. I'd use dark solid shade for Yarn B. Just like in the chart.

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    8. Hello, thank you for the pattern and all the detail. I have just the one question that I am hoping other makers maybe able to help me with. I am up to Row 15 and my work keeps corkscrewing/ twisting. Would anybody have any ideas on how to over come this. I am hoping this will flatten itself out as I proceed as I love the little bit I have.

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      1. Hi Kelly, from your description it's not very clear where the problem is. Could you please send me a progress picture maybe?

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    9. Hi I'm having trouble with row 3 and row 3a can you please help.

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