The New Beginnings MAL starts 10 August and runs until 30 September over at daisyknots Mosaic Community on Facebook, please do come and join us, you will be most welcome.
New Beginnings is a gorgeous overlay mosaic crochet design written in UK terms. There are comprehensive pattern notes, user friendly charts with associated keys and full written instructions for Motif Block A and Motif Block B each of which are 65 rows by 60 stitches. There are also five different tapestry mosaic charts included with the pattern, which allow for many, many variations to be made. Included with the pattern is a link to download an extra file showing 21 different mockups which use and combine the different tapestry mosaic sections.
New Beginnings is worked in rows and the pattern can be repeated to make any product you require and is supplied with ten charts. Motif Block A , Endless Knot is an overlay mosaic crochet chart using two colours and Motif Block B, Entwined Knots also uses two colours with the central knot and diamond surrounding it being different from Endless Knot. There are tapestry mosaic crochet charts for each motif, plus tapestry mosaic charts for adding both vertical and horizontal stripes to your project in different colours and a tapestry mosaic chart outlining the diamond in Motif B. If making a blanket or throw you have the choice to add an envelope border or a tasselled fringe.
If making a rug, you do not require a border as the ends are incorporated into a tasseled fringe.
As the pattern is worked in rows, a simple envelope border can be added to trap the ends between the front and back borders. Or you can add a tasseled fringe which incorporates the ends of the mosaic rows. Instructions and video tutorials are included for both methods.
Also included are instructions on how to make a rug using either of the versions of New Beginnings, with information on how to calculate the yarn amount required for any size of rug.
You can use any yarn you like for this pattern and the appropriate hook for your yarn.
17 stitches & 16 rows = 10 cm (4 inches)
Using aran/worsted weight yarn and a 5 mm hook.
There are tables indicating yarn amounts and starting stitches for a runner, throw and afghan based on aran/worsted weight.
runner - 2000 meters
throw - 3755 meters
afghan - 5910 meters
If following the overlay charts the pattern is suitable for advanced beginners, however if working any of the tapestry mosaic charts it is more suited to the experienced crocheter.
Included in the pdf file:
- A 30 page pattern booklet
- Links to a file with 22 mockups
- user friendly charts
- Written instructions
- Links to useful video tutorials
Please note that this is a downloadable PDF pattern only! This is not a kit. No materials will be mailed to you.
I am happy for you to sell any items made from this pattern, however I would appreciate if you credit daisyknots for the design with a link to ether www.daisyknots.co.uk or @daisyknots if posting on Instagram.
Thank you to my fabulous testers; Carol, Caroline, Dianne, Nickie, amd Nina for testing New Beginnings
Images and pattern © daisyknots