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Perfect Paw Mosaic Square

Updated: Apr 7

Are you new to Mosaic Crochet? If so, this is the perfect mini-project to dip your toes into and try the addictive world of Mosaic Crochet.


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Let's have some fun creating this pretty paw square! It's worked in overlay mosaic crochet and dk yarn. It's a simple 4 sided repeat that's perfect for a beginner to mosaic crochet and you'll end up with an eye catching finished square ideal for doggy lovers. Keep your finished square as a mosaic sample, or create multiple squares and join into a beautiful pet themed blanket.


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The written pattern follows, but if you prefer to work from a chart, scroll to the end to find an extract that represents 1 side of your square. Or if you prefer to work from a PDF format, there is a free downloadable pattern which you can find here.


You will need:


Yarn

2 colours, a main colour, and a contrast colour. I used:


James C Brett Twinkle DK - White (TK2) - [MC]

Stylecraft Batik DK - Plum (1907) - [CC]


Hook

3.5mm (US E/4) standard crochet hook.


Other

Stitch markers for placing. (optional)


Tension

Gauge is not critical, but tension should be kept tight for clean stitches.


Terminology

US


Final Measurement

16cm x 16cm (6” x 6”)


Pattern Notes


Starting chain does not count as a stitch.


Each round is worked from the right side; do not turn at the end of each round.


All blsc and scs are worked into the top of the stitch from the previous round as normal.


All fldcs are worked into the front loop of the stitch immediately below it, 2 rows down, ie where a fldc is indicated in round 3, it is worked into the front loop of the stitch directly below it from round 1 and the same stitch of row 3 is skipped.


Unless otherwise stated above, all stitch instructions are worked into the next available stitch.


Read the chart from right to left. The first square is the second sc of “(sc 2 ch, sc)” and continues to the first sc of the next “(sc 2 ch, sc)” and represents one side of your square.


Special Stitches


Fldc – yrh, insert hook into front loop of indicated stitch (2 rounds down: see pattern notes), yrh, pull through, yrh, pull through 2 loops on hook, yrh, pull through last 2 loops on hook. Skip stitch of current round when working 2 rounds down.




Blsc – insert hook into back loop only of indicated stitch, yrh, pull through, yrh, pull through 2 loops on hook.


Rfldc2tog – yrh, insert hook into front loop of stitch to the right [fig 1] 2 rounds down, yrh, pull through, yrh, pull through 2 loops on hook, (right leg created), yrh, insert hook into next stitch [fig 2] 2 rounds down, yrh, pull through, yrh, pull through 2 loops on hook, yrh, pull through all 3 loops on hook. Skip one stitch [fig 3] of current round when working 2 rounds down.




Lfldc2tog – yrh, insert hook into front loop of indicated stitch [fig 1] 2 rounds down, yrh, pull through, yrh, pull through 2 loops on hook, yrh, insert hook into next stitch [fig 2] 2 rounds down, yrh, pull through, yrh, pull through 2 loops on hook, [left leg created] yrh, pull through all 3 loops on hook. Skip one stitch of current round [fig 3].




Fldc3tog - yrh, insert hook into front loop of stitch to the right 2 rounds down, yrh, pull through, yrh, pull through 2 loops on hook, (right leg created), yrh, insert hook into next stitch 2 rounds down, yrh, pull through, yrh, pull through 2 loops on hook, yrh, insert hook into front loop of stitch to the left 2 rounds down, yrh, pull through, yrh, pull through 2 loops on hook, [left leg created] yrh, pull through all 4 loops on hook. Skip one stitch of current round.

To Make:

In MC, make a magic circle.


Rnd 1 1 ch, 8 sc into magic circle, sl st into first sc. Do not turn. [8]


Rnd 2 1 ch, *(sc, 2 ch, sc) in same st as previous round’s sl st, sc* 4 times, sl st into first st, and into 2 ch sp. Do not turn. [3 sts per side]


Following rounds do not start with ‘1 ch’ and all following sl sts should be worked through the back loop only.


Rnd 3 *(sc, 2 ch, sc) in same sp, 3 blsc* 4 times, sl st into first st, and into 2 ch sp. Do not turn. [5 sts per side]


Rnd 4 *(sc, 2 ch, sc) in same sp, 5 blsc* 4 times, sl st into first st, and into 2 ch sp. Do not turn. [7 sts per side]


Rnd 5 *(sc, 2 ch, sc) in same sp, 7 blsc* 4 times, sl st into first st, and into 2 ch sp. Do not turn. [9 sts per side]


Rnd 6 *(sc, 2 ch, sc) in same sp, 9 blsc* 4 times, sl st into first st, and into 2 ch sp. Do not turn. [11 sts per side]


Change to CC on first of last 2 sl sts of rnd 6.


Rnd 7 (CC) *(sc, 2 ch, sc) in same sp, 3 blsc, 2 fldc, blsc, 2 fldc, 3 blsc* 4 times, sl st into first st, and into 2 ch sp. Do not turn. [13 sts per side]


Change to MC on first of last 2 sl sts of rnd 7. Continue to alternate between CC and MC; CC on odd rounds and MC on even rounds.


Rnd 8 (MC) *(sc, 2 ch, sc) in same sp, blsc, 2 fldc, 7 blsc, 2 fldc, blsc* 4 times, sl st into first st, and into 2 ch sp. Do not turn. [15 sts per side]


Rnd 9 (CC) *(sc, 2 ch, sc) in same sp, 4 blsc, 7 fldc, 4 blsc* 4 times, sl st into first st, and into 2 ch sp. Do not turn. [17 sts per side]


Rnd 10 (MC) *(sc, 2 ch, sc) in same sp, blsc, 4 fldc, 7 blsc, 4 fldc, blsc* 4 times, sl st into first st, and into 2 ch sp. Do not turn. [19 sts per side]

Rnd 11 (CC) *(sc, 2 ch, sc) in same sp, 8 blsc, Rfldc2tog, fldc, Lfldc2tog, 8 blsc* 4 times, sl st into first st, and into 2 ch sp. Do not turn. [21 sts per side]


Rnd 12 (MC) *(sc, 2 ch, sc) in same sp, blsc, 3 fldc, Lfldc2tog, 2 blsc, Rfldc2tog, fldc, 3 blsc, fldc, Lfldc2tog, 2 blsc, Rfldc2tog, 3 fldc, blsc* 4 times, sl st into first st, and into 2 ch sp. Do not turn. [23 sts per side]


Rnd 13 (CC) *(sc, 2 ch, sc) in same sp, 6 blsc, 2 fldc, 7 blsc, 2 fldc, 6 blsc* 4 times, sl st into first st, and into 2 ch sp. Do not turn. [25 sts per side]


Rnd 14 (MC) *(sc, 2 ch, sc) in same sp, blsc, 6 fldc, 2 blsc, Lfldc2tog, 2 blsc, fldc3tog, 2 blsc, Rfldc2tog, 2 blsc, 6 fldc, blsc* 4 times, sl st into first st, and into 2 ch sp. Do not turn. [27 sts per side]


Rnd 15 (CC) *(sc, 2 ch, sc) in same sp, 11 blsc, 2 fldc, blsc, 2 fldc, 11 blsc* 4 times, sl st into first st, and into 2 ch sp. Do not turn. [29 sts per side]


Rnd 16 (MC) *(sc, 2 ch, sc) in same sp, blsc, 11 fldc, 2 blsc, fldc, 2 blsc, 11 fldc, blsc* 4 times, sl st into first st, and into 2 ch sp. Do not turn. [31 sts per side]


Rnd 17 (CC) *(sc, 2 ch, sc) in same sp, 31 blsc* 4 times, sl st into first st, and into 2 ch sp. Do not turn. [33 sts per side]


Fasten off and weave in ends.








Congratulations on completing your Perfect Paw Mosaic Square!



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