Magic Carpet by Rosina Plane

Magic Carpet

DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in Pattern B (overlay mosaic)
4.0 mm (G)
3.5 mm (E)
2734 - 3828 yards (2500 - 3500 m)
One size (94 x 137 cm), but easily adjusted to any size
both US and UK
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This pattern is available for £7.95 GBP buy it now

It may look like magic but the only special powers involved in this throw are mosaic crochet! If you’ve never tried it before, it really is easier to do than it looks.

Originally published as a CAL across issues 110 to 116 of Simply Crochet magazine, the pattern is now available in full, in a choice of UK or US terms, both of which include 11 clear charts, full written instructions and lots of helpful photos.

Video tutorials for Part 1 are available from my YouTube channel

Magic Carpet uses the two most common mosaic crochet methods, alternating between inset and overlay mosaic crochet, and is finished off with a neat envelope border.

However, I am aware that some people prefer not to mix mosaic crochet techniques in a single project, so I have now added a bonus file, which includes 11 new alternative charts which will allow you to make the entire blanket in EITHER inset OR overlay mosaic crochet, if you prefer.
Please note, this bonus file is charts only, and does NOT include written instructions for the new charts, so please only use it if you are confident following mosaic crochet charts.

Don’t want to make a large blanket?
Why not make a cosy scarf instead?

I noticed that the sample swatches I had whipped up to test the new charts were the ideal sizes for scarfs, so the bonus charts file also includes basic instructions and yarn requirements for making a scarf or infinity scarf.
Ideal if you want to make a quick gift.

Yarn Requirements
West Yorkshire Spinners Colour Lab DK (100% British Wool; 225m / 100g ball):
5 balls of MC Arctic White (011)
2 balls of C1, Deep Teal (716)
2 balls of C2, Bottle Green (363)
2 balls of C3, Electric Blue (364)
3 balls of C4, Coral Crush (361)

For alternative colourways using the popular Stylecraft Special DK (100% acrylic), please see chart in photos.

For further support, or just to share your photos of Magic Carpet, please join my Facebook groups Rosina Crochets and/or Mosaic Crochet World

Magic Carpet works equally well in 2 colours or 12, and is an ideal stash-busting project … or if you like any of my suggestions, colour packs for all colour ways may be purchased from Simply Yarn & Accessories.