Today I’ll be sharing my review of Mosaic Crochet Workshop, giving you a sneak peek inside the book and thanks to our friends at David & Charles Publishing, I have a copy of the book to giveaway.
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I absolutely love to try new crochet techniques and Mosaic Crochet Workshop gives makers the opportunity to do just that. Having only dabbled with the the mosaic crochet technique, I was eager to check out this new 2022 crochet title from David & Charles Publishing.
Mosaic Crochet Workshop by Esme Crick contains 24 mosaic crochet patterns for crochet throws and accessories. The crochet patterns found in this 128 page book are:
- Block Party Throw
- Tea Lover’s Tea Cosy
- Tartantastic Throw
- Great Outdoors Picnic Set
- Bumblebee Throw
- Dragonfly Floor Cushion
- Diamonds Throw
- Fluffy Diamond Rug
- Cool as Flock Throw
- Matching-Not-Matching Cushions
- Misty Mountains Throw
- Handy Little Clutch
- Floating Points Throw
- Yayoi Scarf
- Sun Spot Throw
- Fancy Footstool
- Hail Kale Throw
- Leafy Table Runner
- Into the Trees Throw
- Evergreen Vases
- Dutch Houses Throw
- Neon Street Wall Hanging
- Yes Throw
- Rebel Rainbow Tote
The patterns in Mosaic Crochet Workshop by Esme Crick are written in the UK terminology but a conversion chart for the US terminology is included on page 13 of the book. I found the patterns to be accessible and easy to understand, especially after taking the time to read through pages 4 through 14 which walk you through how to understand mosaic crochet charts and different things you need to know before diving into the patterns.
The designs in this book are stunning! These projects are surprisingly approachable despite how complex they may look. Comprised of single crochet, double crochets and chain spaces, these patterns are deceptively simple. They make me want to turn a blind eye to my pile of wips and start making all of the patterns in this book instead.
All the designs come with a color work chart, which is helpful to follow. Instructions on reading these charts is included in the front of the book and very helpful.
One thing I loved about the designs is that the stitch multiple is included for all of the designs. So if you want to use that pattern in a different size or with a different yarn weight, the designer enables you to do that with ease. So if you see a throw you love and you want to make a shawl instead, you have the tools to do so.
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Tools and Materials Used in Mosaic Crochet Workshop
The tools and materials vary pattern to pattern in this book and the amount of yarn needed varies on the projects made. Below is a high-level outline of materials used throughout the book:
- Schjeepes Linen Soft (DK)
- Schjeepes Color Crafter (DK/Light Worsted)
- Schjeepes Namaste (Bulky)
- Schjeepes Mighty (Sport)
- Schjeepes Merino Soft (DK/Light Worsted)
- Schjeepes Catona (Sport)
- Schjeepes Stone Washed (Sport)
- Schjeepes Chunky Monkey (Aran/Worsted)
- Schjeepes Sweetheart Soft (Bulky)
- Schjeepes Metropolis (Sport)
- Schjeepes Stone Washed XL(Aran/Worsted)
- Hook Sizes: 3mm, 3.5mm, 4mm, 4.5mm, 5mm, 5.5mm, 6.5mm, 7mm, 8mm
- Wooden buttons or toggles, buttons
- Stitch markers
- 12″ zipper
- Cushion pads
- Tapestry needle
- Glass jars
- Pompom makers in various sizes
- Wooden dowel
- Lining fabric, backing fabric
- Sewing needle, thread, pins
- Sewing machine (optional)
- Magnetic sew-on buttons (optional)
Resources Available in This Book
In the beginning of the book (pages 6 – 14) is where you will find the main resources available in Mosaic Crochet Workshop. The resources available are:
- Understanding mosaic crochet
- Top tips for tension
- Making a swatch
- How to follow a mosaic crochet chart
- Materials & tools
- Hook conversion chart
- Other items
- Abbreviations and repeat formats
- UK/US conversion chart
- Color considerations
- Selecting colors
- Color therory
I found the information in these sections to be clear and informative. If you’re new to mosaic crochet, don’t skip the section making a crochet swatch because that’s where you’ll have your “aha!” moment and you’ll have the tools to jump into crocheting the patterns in this book.
In the back of the book (pages 123 – 125) there is a second, small resource section that covers basic crochet techniques. The techniques covered are:
- Slip Knot
- Double/Single Crochet
- Double Crochet 2 Together/ Single Crochet 2 Together
- Half Treble/Half Double Crochet
- Slip Stitch
- Treble/Double Crochet
- How to Make a Pom Pom
Overall, Mosaic Crochet Workshop is a book of stunning designs and helpful information. I am so excited to get my hooks into all of the projects in this title! If you’re someone that wants to give mosiac crochet a try, loves geometric designs or loves to crochet a variety of colorful home accessories, you may want to add Mosaic Crochet Workshop to your crochet library too.
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Mosaic Crochet Workshop Giveaway
Thanks to David & Charles Publishing, I have one (1) copy of Mosaic Crochet Workshop by Eseme Crick to giveaway!
This giveaway on The Loopy Lamb is open to Canadian and U.S. participants (except where void by law and void in Quebec) and ends Thursday, July 28th, 2022 at 11:45pm Eastern Standard time. The winner will be chosen on July 29th, 2022 and notified by email.
To enter, use the King Sumo form below. If you are on mobile and have difficulty entering, please use a desktop computer to enter. Only the Email option is mandatory – all other tasks are optional, for bonus entries only.