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Mosaic Scarf’s Little Sister: Free Crochet Pattern

Over the last 3 or so years, there have been a lot of emails about how to shorten up the Mosaic scarf. It’s long. Really long. So long that I must admit I only wore it a couple of times. I could literally wrap it 5 times around my neck. Now that is a little out of control.

So, the Mosaic’s Little Sister was born and she’s just a little more than half the length of the original–approximately 60″ give or take some tassels.

Here’s how to whip her up.

Mosaic Scarf’s Little Sister

Materials

  • 2oz of each of 3 colors – Simply Soft by Caron; 6 ounces 315 yards; 100% acrylic;
  • Size H US (5mm)

Techniques Used

  • Ch = Chain
  • MC = main color
  • CC1 = contrasting color 1
  • CC2 = contrasting color 2
  • SC = single crochet
  • HDC = half double crochet
  • DC = double crochet
  • TR = trebble crochet

This stitch pattern can be found in The Ultimate Sourcebook of Knitting and Crochet Stitches

Gauge
14sc = 4 inches
1 pattern repeat = 4 1/2”
(I find it funny that for the first 2 years of Craft Leftovers, maybe even longer, I consistently spelled gauge “guage”)

Directions
Chain 155
Row 1: Using MC, work 1 sc into 2nd ch from hook, 1sc into each ch to end. Turn.

Row 2: Using MC, 1ch, work 1sc into ech sc to end, turn.

Row 3: Using CC1, 3ch (counts as 1dc, skip 1st sc, 1dc into next sc, 1hdc into next sc, 1sc into next sc, *2ch, skip 2sc, 1sc into next sc, 1 hdc into next sc, 1 dc into each of next 2sc, 1tr into each of next 2sc, 1dc into each of next 2sc, 1hdc into next sc, 1sc into next sc; rep from * to last 6sc, 2ch, skip 2sc, 1sc into next sc, 1hdc into next sc, 1dc into each of last 2sc, turn.

Row 4: Using CC1, 3ch, skip 1st dc, work 1dc into next dc, 1hdc into next hdc, 1sc into next sc, *2ch, 1sc into next sc, 1hdc into next hdc, 1dc into each of next 2dc, 1tr into each of next 2tr, 1dc into each of next 2dc, 1hdc into next hdc, 1sc into next sc; rep from * to last 6 sts, 2ch, 1sc into next sc, 1hdc into next hdc, 1dc into next dec, 1dc into 3rd of 3ch at beg of previous row,
turn.

Row 5: Using MC, 1ch, work 1sc into each of 1st, (inserting hook from front of work, work 1sc into each of 2 free sc in CC1 3 rows below), *1sc into each of next 10 sts on previous row, work 2sc 3 rows below as before; rep from * to last 4 sts, 1sc into 3rd of 3ch at beg of previous row. Turn.

Row 6: Using MC, 1ch, work 1sc into each sc to end. Turn.

Row 7: Using CC2, 1ch *work 1sc into 1st sc, 1hdc into next sc, 1dc into each of next 2sc, 1tr into each of next 2sc (should line up with the 2spk sts), 1dc into each of next 2sc, 1hdc into next sc, 1sc into next sc, 2ch, skip 2sc; repeat from * to end omitting 2ch at end of last rep. Turn.

Row 8: Using CC2, 1 ch, *work 1sc into next sc, 1hdc into next hdc, 1dc into each of next 2dc, 1tr into each of next 2tr, 1dc into each of next 2dc, 1hdc into next hdc, 1sc into next sc, 2ch; rep from * to end omiting 2ch at end of last rep. Turn.

Row 9: Using MC, 1ch, *1sc into each of next 10 sts, inserting hook from front of work, work 1sc into each of 2 free sc in MC 3 rows below; repeat from * to end omitting 2sc at end of last repeat. Turn.

Repeat row 2.

Cut yarn, pull through loop, and weave in all ends.

On a side note, if left in a pile on any surface, this scarf becomes an insta-kitty-attractor cat bed.

Happy crafting!
Kristin Roach

13 thoughts on “Mosaic Scarf’s Little Sister: Free Crochet Pattern

  1. Aww, a kitty-attractor. =) I love this version! Thanks for the pattern, I’ll be spreading the word. It would be perfect for spring!

  2. I saw you on one pretty thing. I was wondering if you could give tips to a beginner crocheter on how to keep my stitches even. I am really struggling with that. They are no uniform and my “square” is more of a lopsided shape that is unknown to man kind. I will call it the flopsie square.

    brenbren13(@)ymail(dot)com

  3. This sounds like an excellent question for a whole post! In short, make sure that you are completing a full row. Sometimes the first stitch seems like it should be located in the base of the chain when it’s really the stitch next to it (the turn chain counting as the first stitch in the row) – usually for hdc, dc, tr stitches – and sometimes the first stitch is worked into the base of the turn chain – most often for single crochet. Then I always used to miss the last stitch, which is worked into the previous row’s turn chain. Counting each row helps until you get the hang of it. And make sure to count the turn chain as the first stitch if the pattern indicates it.

    And then practice. Seriously, put your time in and your gauge will even out. And try to loosen up and let the yarn flow. In teaching beginning crochet, one of the things beginners (including myself) do the most is to clutch the yarn for dear life. Try and relax and enjoy it.

    I’ll snap some photos and post about this topic in the next week or two. I think it would make a really great post.

  4. Lovely colors, I plan to try this.  I am sure that my kitty inspectors will like it as well…LOL

  5. I recently found your website and love it!  Can’t wait to get the Little Sister done and take her out for a spin, but I could use some help, please.  I’m having trouble at the end of Row 7 and beginning of Row 8.  The key phrase that seems to be throwing me is “repeat from * to end omitting 2ch at end of last rep. Turn.”  If I omit the last ch 2, I assume that means also omitting the “skip 2sc”.  If I do that, then I’m ending Row 7 with a dc.  If I just keep working the pattern in Row 7 as it reads, then I also end with a dc, neither of which will match up with Row 8 (a sc into a sc, a hdc into an hdc, a dc into a dc, etc.)  What on earth am I missing?  I’m sure I’m going to feel foolish when I read the answer.  I’ve been crocheting for more decades than I’d dare admit to all the world!  Thanks in advance for anyone’s help!

  6. I can’t believe I missed this. I’ve updated the pattern, here’s the corrected portion. The mistake was actually mid step 7. Maybe a copy paste error. Either way, thanks for grabbing my attention on this. Here:
    Row 7: Using CC2, 1ch *work 1sc into 1st sc, 1hdc into next sc, 1dc into each of next 2sc, 1tr into each of next 2sc (should line up with the 2spk sts), 1dc into each of next 2sc, 1hdc into next sc, 1sc into next sc, 2ch, skip 2sc; repeat from * to end omitting 2ch at end of last rep. Turn.

  7. It’s also amusing that on the PDF the credit at the bottom is Krisitin, not Kristin. What I’d like to know is what the chain multiple is of this stitch? And is it called the mosiac stitch, or something else?

  8. I must have been typing too fast that day :) It’s called the mosaic stitch and it’s been around for about as long as crochet. You can find it in most stitch dictionaries. I’m not sure what the pattern repeat number is off hand, but I’ll look it up from my notes and let you know. 

  9. I just finished an all pink one, I was feeling girly, in the shorter size. Jason and I are coordinating plans to do a little wintery photoshoot. Thanks for the request!

  10. Love this scarf. I am making it for a friend for her birthday. I am having trouble understanding row 5. From the picture, it looks as if this row is just sc all the way across. I’m not understanding the beginning instruction or the sc in the 2 free sc 3 rows below. If you go 3 rows below,I end up in MC not the CC1.

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