Week 42 of The 50 Stitches Crochet Along

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Week 42 of The 50 Stitches crochet along features our Mosaic panel which sits across the length of our 7 square wide blanket. Mosaic crochet is a great way to make a project with lots of detail using as few as 2 colours. Once you have grasped the rules of how to make the stitches, the possibilities are endless and you can easily create your own designs.

You can find the links for all the squares in the crochet along here. The free pattern is below, but if you’d like the ad free printable version, it is available either as part of my Lifetime Pattern Pass, or you can purchase it on its own for £5 from Ravelry

This pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below.

UK Translation

Single crochet (sc) = double crochet

Double crochet (dc) = treble crochet

The Pattern

For the panel you will need a 3.5mm hook

The first and last stitch of each row is a sc made in both loops, all other sc are made in the back loop only. All dc are made in the front loop of the sc 2 rows below (in the same colour as the row you’re currently making)

How the stitches are made using the mosaic technique.
Sc in back loop only, dc in front loop 2 rows below.

All rows are made without turning. Cut your yarn after finishing each row

Mosaic crochet is usually read using charts. The chart is below and shows what your work should look like after your dc stitches cover the sc in the row below. The X shows where you should make a dc.

The pink lines show where the repeat starts and ends. Repeat the 17 stitch repeat in the middle 12 times.

50 stitches mosaic chart

Repeat the pattern between the pink lines. The squares with an x show where you need to make a dc 2 rows below

Start with Colour A. The first and last stitch in each row is a single crochet made in both loops, all other sc is made in the back loop only

Chain 226, then cut your yarn.

Row 1. Join in the 1st chain, then make a sc in each chain across

Row 2. Colour B – join in the first stitch of row 1 and make a sc. Sc in every stitch across. In the last stitch make a sc.

Row 3. Colour A – join and make a sc. Sc every stitch across. In the last stitch make a sc in both loops

Row 4. Colour B – join and make a sc in both loops. Dc, then sc in every stitch across until you have 2 stitches left. Dc then sc in the last stitch.

Row 5. Colour A – join and make a sc. Sc, dc, 7sc, dc. *dc, 15sc, dc*  repeat between *and* 12 times. In the last 11 stitches – dc, 7sc, dc, sc then sc in the last stitch.

Row 6. Colour B – join and make a sc. Dc, sc, dc, 5sc, dc, sc. *sc, dc, 5sc, dc, sc, dc, 5sc, dc, sc* repeat between *and* 12 times. In the last 11 stitches – sc, dc, 5sc, dc, sc, dc then sc in the last stitch.

Row 7. Colour A – join and make a sc. Sc, dc, 3sc, 3dc, sc, dc *dc, sc, 3dc, 3sc, dc, 3sc, 3dc, sc, dc* repeat between *and* 12 times. In the last 11 stitches – dc, sc, 3dc, 3sc, dc, sc then sc in the last stitch

Row 8. Colour B – join and make a sc. Dc, 3sc, dc, 3sc, dc, sc *sc, dc, 3sc, dc, 5sc, dc, 3sc, dc, sc* Repeat between *and* 12 times. In the last 11 stitches – sc, dc, 3sc, dc, 3sc, dc then sc in the last stitch

Row 9. Colour A – join and make a sc in both loops. Sc, 3dc, 3sc, dc, sc, dc *dc, sc, dc, 3sc, 5dc, 3sc, dc, sc, dc* repeat between * and * 12 times. In the last 11 stitches – dc, sc, dc, 3sc, 3dc, sc then sc in the last stitch

Row 10. Colour B – join and make a sc in both loops. Dc, 5sc, dc, sc, dc, sc *sc, dc, sc, dc, 9sc, dc, sc, dc, sc* Repeat between * and * 12 times. In the last 11 stitches – sc, dc, sc, dc, 5sc, dc then sc in the last stitch

Row 11. Colour A – join and make a sc in both loops. Sc, 5dc, 3sc, dc *dc, 3sc, 4dc, sc, 4dc, 3sc, dc* Repeat between *and* 12 times. In the last 11 stitches – dc, 3sc, 5dc, sc then sc in the last stitch

Row 12. Colour B – join and make a sc. Dc, 7sc, dc, sc *sc, dc, 6sc, dc, 6sc, dc, sc* Repeat between *and* 12 times. In the last 11 stitches – sc, dc, 7sc, dc then sc in the last stitch

Row 13. Colour A – join and make a sc in both loops. Sc, 5dc, 3sc, dc *dc, 3sc, 4dc, sc, 4dc, 3sc, dc* repeat between * and * 12 times. In the last 11 stitches – dc, 3sc, 5dc, sc then sc in the last stitch.

Row 14. Colour B – join in the first stitch of the previous row and make a sc in both loops. Dc, 5sc, dc, sc, dc, sc *sc, dc, sc, dc, 9sc, dc, sc, dc, sc* repeat between *and* 12 times. In the last 11 stitches – sc, dc, sc, dc, 5sc, dc then sc through both loops in the last stitch.

Row 15. Colour A – join and make a sc in both loops. Sc, 3dc, 3sc, dc, sc, dc *dc, sc, dc, 3sc, 5dc, 3sc, dc, sc, dc* Repeat between *and* 12 times. In the last 11 stitches – dc, sc, dc, 3sc, 3dc, sc then sc in the last stitch.

Row 16. Colour B – join and make a sc. Dc, 3sc, dc, 3sc, dc, sc *sc, dc, 3sc, dc, 5sc, dc, 3sc, dc, sc* repeat between *and* 12 times. In the last 11 stitches – sc, dc, 3sc, dc, 3sc, dc then sc in the last stitch.

Row 17. Colour A -join and make a sc. Sc, dc, 3sc, 3dc, sc, dc *dc, sc, 3dc, 3sc, dc, 3sc, 3dc, sc, dc* Repeat between *and* 12 times. In the last 11 stitches – dc, sc, 3dc, 3sc, dc, sc then sc in the last stitch.

Row 18. Colour B – join in the first stitch of the previous row and make a sc in both loops. Dc, sc, dc, 5sc, dc, sc *sc, dc, 5sc, dc, sc, dc, 5sc, dc, sc* Repeat between *and* 12 times. In the last 11 stitches – sc, dc, 5sc, dc, sc, dc then sc through both loops in the last stitch.

Row 19. Colour A – join and make a sc. Sc, dc, 7sc, dc *dc, 15sc, dc* Repeat between *and* 12 times. In the last 11 stitches – dc, 7sc, dc, sc then sc in the last stitch.

Row 20. Colour B – join and make a sc. Dc, then sc in every stitch across the row until you have 2 stitches left. Dc in the next stitch then sc in the last stitch.

Row 21. Colour A – join and make a sc in both loops. Sc in every stitch in the row.

Weave in all your ends.

There is no border on the panel, and you don’t need to add the interlocking border either. We will be joining the panel onto the rest of the blanket in the final week.

If you have any questions about the pattern or the CAL, then come on over to the Facebook group – 50 Stitches where you can show us your completed squares too.

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