Knitting for home Mosaic squares knitting pattern free

Mosaic squares knitting pattern free

Mosaic squares knitting pattern free



Mosaic is a form of slip stitch knitting that lets you bring up color from previous rows while only working with one color in the current row. Since the wrong-side rows are patterned just like right-side rows, you've got easy-on-the-brain stitch pattern goodness. All the squares are the same size, so mix the colors, make a few more and stitch yourself a magical mosaic afghan!

Finished Measurements

9 1/4 inches wide x 9 inches long

Materials

• Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted (worsted weight; 75% acrylic/25% wool; 200 yds/100g per ball):

1 ball each dark Wedgwood #0598 (A), woodbine #0462 (B), purple orchid #0458 (C) and bright orange #1383 (D)

• Size 5 (3.75mm) needles

• Size 7 (4.5mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge

19 sts and 43 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Diagonal Twist pat with larger needles.

To save time, take time to check gauge.

Pattern Stitches

Notes: Charts are provided for those preferring to work pat sts from a chart.

Use colors indicated in instructions for MC and CC. Slip sts pwise, holding yarn to WS of fabric sts.

TIP: The Diagonal Twist and Hashtag patterns are great for first-timers while you're getting the hang of tensioning across the back of the slipped stitch.The Basket Weave pattern will challenge those ready for slipping three stitches at once.

Diagonal Twist (multiple of 12 sts + 5)

Row 1 (RS): With MC, k2, *k4, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k5; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 2 and all WS rows: Using same color as for previous row, knit the knit sts and slip all sts slipped on previous row.

Row 3: With CC, k2, *k5, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k4; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 5: With MC, k2, *k6, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 7: With CC, k2, *k1, sl 1, k5, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k1, sl 1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 9: With MC, k2, *sl 1, k1, sl 1, k9; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl 1, k2.

Row 11: With CC, k2, *k1, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k8; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 13: With MC, k2, *k2, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k7; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 15: With CC, k2, *k3, [sl 1, k1] 3 times, sl 1, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3. 

Row 17: With MC, k2, *k8, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 19: With CC, k2, *k9, sl 1, k1, sl 1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 21: With MC, k2, *sl 1, k9, sl 1, k1; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl 1, k2.

Row 23: With CC, k2, *[k1, sl 1] 3 times, k5, sl 1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 24: Rep Row 2. Rep Rows 1-24 for pat.

Hashtag (multiple of 12 sts + 5)

Row 1 (RS): With MC, k2, *k6, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 2 and all WS rows: Using same color as for previous row, knit the knit sts and slip all sts slipped on previous row.

Row 3: With CC, k2, *k1, sl 1, k5, sl 1, k3, sl 1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 5: With MC, k2, *[sl 1, k1] 6 times; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl 1, k2.

Row 7: With CC, k2, *k5, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k3, sl 1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 9: With MC, k2, *sl 1, k9, sl 1, k1; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl 1, k2.

Row 11: With CC, k2, *k5, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k4; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 13: With MC, k2, *sl 1, k1, sl 1, k9; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl 1, k2.

Row 15: With CC, k2, *k1, sl 1, k3, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k4; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 17: With MC, k2, *[sl 1, k1] 6 times; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl 1, k2.

Row 19: With CC, k2, *k1, sl 1, k3, sl 1, k5, sl 1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 21: With MC, k2, *k4, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k5; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 23: With CC, k2, *k1, sl 1, k9, sl 1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 24: Rep Row 2. Rep Rows 1-24 for pat.

Basket Weave (multiple of 12 sts + 5)

Row 1 (RS): With MC, k2, *k1, sl 1, k3, sl 3, k3, sl 1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 2 and all WS rows: Using same color as for previous row, knit the knit sts and slip all sts slipped on previous row.

Row 3: With CC, k2, *k2, sl 1, k5, sl 1, k1, sl 1, kl; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 5: With MC, k2, *k3, sl 3, k3, sl 1, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 7: With CC, k2, *sl 1, k5, sl 1, k5; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl 1, k2.

Row 9: With MC, k2, *k3, sl 1, k5, sl 3; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 11: With CC, k2, *k2, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k3, sl 1, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 13: With MC, k2, *sl 2, k3, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k3, sl 1; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl 1, k2.

Row 15: With CC, k2, *k4, sl 1, k3, sl 1, k1, sl 1, kl; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 17: With MC, k2, *k1, sl 3, k5, sl 1, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 19: With CC, k2, *sl 1, k5, sl 1, k5; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl 1, k2.

Row 21: With MC, k2, *k3, sl 1, k3, sl 3, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 23: With CC, k2, *k2, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k5, sl 1, kl; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 24: Rep Row 2. Rep Rows 1-24 for pat.

Pattern Note

Squares are worked in garter stitch- mosaic throughout.

Square 1

Using smaller needles and A, cast on 41 sts. Knit 4 rows. Change to larger needles and B; knit 2 rows. Using A as MC and B as CC, work 24-row Diagonal Twist pat 3 times, then work Rows 1-12 once. Cut B. Change to smaller needles and knit 5 rows. Bind off.

Finishing

Edging

Using smaller needles and A; pick up and knit 1 st in each ridge along side of square—48 sts. Knit 5 rows. Bind off. Rep on other side. Weave in ends. Block to measurements.

Square 2

Using smaller needles and C, cast on 41 sts. Knit 4 rows. Change to larger needles and D. Using D as MC and C as CC, work 24-row Hashtag pat 3 times, then work Rows 1-14 once. Cut D. Change to smaller needles and knit 5 rows. Bind off.

Finishing

Edging

Using smaller needles and C, pick up and knit 1 st in each ridge along side of square—48 sts. Knit 5 rows. Bind off. Rep on other side. Weave in ends. Block to measurements.

Square 3

Using smaller needles and A, cast on 41 sts. Knit 4 rows. Cut A. Change to larger needles and C; knit 2 rows. Using B as MC and C as CC, work 24-row Basket Weave pat once; cut C. Using B as MC and D as CC, work 24-row Basket Weave pat once, then work Rows 1-12 once. Cut D. Using B as MC and C as CC, work Rows 13-24 of Basket Weave pat once, then work Rows 1-12 once. Cut B and C. Change to smaller needle and A; knit 5 rows. Bind off.

Finishing

Edging

Using smaller needles and C, pick up and knit 1 st in each ridge along side of square—48 sts. Knit 5 rows. Bind off. Rep on other side. Weave in ends. Block to measurements.