I wanted to see if I could “lighten up” this stitch pattern by inserting ch spaces. To do this, I had to widen the stitch groups – this test was made with groups formed by 7 dc/sc.
It’s interesting to notice how the original stitch pattern (at the bottom of the swatch), which has a rounded appearance, becomes much more “square” when adding the spaces. In reality, I added a small piece of filet crochet to the pattern.
If you know me already, you might be aware that I’m a little bit weird… I love swatching!
Here is a swatch inspired by my recent newsletters about mosaic crochet worked flat. Here, I’ve just worked vertical lines. I love the fact that these lines are not perfectly straight and smooth. They make me thing of some kind of assembly toy, where you attach straight pieces to one another using small balls.
In this swatch I played with increases, inserted between the red lines. I haven’t seen shaping incorporated in mosaic patterns so far, but I think the idea has potential. What do you think?
This swatch was worked in organic cotton, using the colours anemone red and heathered light grey. I used a 4 mm (US G-6) hook.
The flower was included in my newsletter in May 2010. I still publish my newsletter every month, with an in-depth crochet tutorial free of charge. You can find the one from January 2019, the first in a series on mosaic crochet, by clicking here.