Like a Kelim mosaic crochet pattern: PART 2



Welcome to the PART 2 of the small Like a Kelim pillow make-a-long. Today we will be adding the first mosaic border around the central square which was completed last week. The border consists of the four stripes, each with the same stitch pattern but different colors. For exact placement of the colors, please check the color key. It was published last week together with the first part of the pattern

If you prefer to have complete written instructions together with charts, pattern notes and photo-tutorial, then you can purchase a ready-to-print pdf file for a small fee on Ravelry HERE and Etsy HERE.

First Mosaic Border 

Each of four Stripes is worked with new color for A and B (see color key). 

Stripe 1 

Row 1 – WS: With WS facing, attach Yarn A with ss in the corner sp of the central square, ch1 (does not count as a st – here and throughout), 1sc in same sp, 43sc along the side in FL, 1sc in next corner sp, ch14, ch1 changing to Yarn B, turn – 45 sc and 15 ch 


Row 2 – RS: With Yarn B, treating every ch as a st, 1sc in second ch from hook, ch2, sk 2 ch, 1sc, [ch3, sk 3 sts (treating very ch as a st), 1sc] to 3 last sts, ch2, sk 2 sts, 1sc to end, turn

Row 3 – WS: Ch1, 1sc, ch2, sk sp, 1sc, [ch3, sk sp, 1sc] to last sp and sc, ch2, sk sp, 1sc to end changing back to Yarn A (make sure float does not pull along the edge), turn 

Row 4 – RS: With Yarn A, 1sc, 1mdc in each of 2 skipped ch below, [ch1, sk 1 st, 3mdc] x13, ch1, sk 1 st, 2mdc, 1sc to end, turn 

Row 5: Ch1, 3sc, [ch1, sk sp, 3sc] to end changing to Yarn B in last st, turn 

Row 6: With Yarn B, ch1, 1sc, [ch1, sk 1 st, 1sc, 1mdc, 1sc] to last 2 sts, ch1, sk 1 st, 1sc to end, turn 

Row 7: Ch1, 1sc, [ch1, sk sp, 3sc] to last sp and sc, ch1, sk sp, 1sc to end changing to Yarn A, turn 

Row 8: With Yarn A, ch1, 1sc, 1mdc, [ch1, sk 1 st, 1sc, ch1, sk 1 st, 1mdc] to last st, 1sc to end, turn 

Row 9: Ch1, 2sc, [ch1, sk sp, 1sc] to last st, 1sc to end changing to Yarn B, turn 

Row 10: With Yarn B, ch1, 2sc, 1mdc, [ch1, sk 1 st, 1mdc, 1sc, 1mdc] to end working 1sc instead of last mdc, turn 

Row 11: Ch1, 3sc, [ch1, sk sp, 3sc] to end changing to Yarn A in last st, turn 

Row 12: With Yarn A. Rep Row 6 

Row 13: Rep Row 7 changing to Yarn B in last st 

Row 14: With Yarn B, ch1, 1sc, 1mdc, [ch3, sk 3 sts, 1mdc] to last st, 1sc to end, turn 

Row 15: Ch1, 2sc, [ch3, sk sp, 1sc] to last st, 1sc to end changing to Yarn A (cut Yarn B), turn 

Row 16: With Yarn A, ch1, 2sc, [3mdc, 1sc] to last st, 1sc to end. Fasten off.

Stripe 2 

Row 1 – WS: With WS facing (previously completed stripe is on the left side for righties (right side for lefties), attach Yarn A with ss in the corner sp of the central square, ch1 (does not count as a st – here and throughout), 1sc in same sp, 43sc along the square’s side in FL, 1sc in next corner sp, 14 sc evenly along the short edge of Stripe 1 changing to Yarn B in last st, turn – 59 sc 


Rep Rows 2-16 from Stripe 1 

Stripe 3: Rep instructions for Stripe 2 

Stripe 4: Rep instructions for Stripe 2 joining it with the “hanging” edge of Stripe 1 as-you-go as foll: 

After completing Row 2, work ss in first ch on the hanging edge, turn and continue with Row 3 on WS. After rows 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14, ss in next two ch on the hanging edge, turn and continue with next row on WS. Join Row 16 with ss in last ch on the hanging edge. 

 And here is the chart for you to follow if you prefer it better than written instructions.


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See you next week!

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