Fairy Dust Mosaic by Rosina Plane

Fairy Dust Mosaic

March 2024
DK (11 wpi) ?
Gauge varies according to yarn used. See notes for more information.
4.0 mm (G)
3.5 mm (E)
4.5 mm
4374 - 5468 yards (4000 - 5000 m)
Special DK versions = 115 x 140cm. Impressions / Bellissima = 120 x 150cm
both US and UK
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This pattern is available for £5.95 GBP buy it now

Overlay Mosaic Crochet CAL

The price listed includes a special 33% introductory discount.
From 1st August, this will increase to GBP 8.95

Until 31st July, members of my fb group Rosina Crochets will find a coupon code for a further 25% off the already discounted price, so you may want to pop over there before you purchase!

Please note, Fairy Dust is a CAL (Crochet ALong), so you will not receive the whole pattern all at once.

All the information you need to get prepared (yarn details, abbreviations, gauge swatch etc) is included in the Introduction file, and the remainder of the pattern will be released in 8 parts starting Tuesday, 11th June 2024.

Inspired by childhood memories of the Flower Fairies paintings by Cicely Mary Barker, Fairy Dust is an 8-part CAL, worked using overlay mosaic crochet, and finished off with a beautiful envelope border.
It does not require any slanted stitches, nor mid-row colour changes, making it ideal for all levels of expertise, including beginners to mosaic crochet.

If you are unfamiliar with mosaic crochet or the envelope border, don’t worry, they are much easier to do than they look, and step by step instructions are given.
You will only be using 1 colour for each row.

The pattern is written for a single size (197 sts x 240 rows), and colour packs are available for this size (for further details see photos).

Finished measurements will vary, depending on which yarn you are using. Gauge swatch is included in the Introduction file, measurements as below:

  • Stylecraft Special DK (Pixie, Elf and Sprite): Completed swatch measures 10.5 cm (wide) x 12.5 cm (high) using 4mm hook.
  • Stylecraft Impressions Aran / Bellissima DK (Nymph): Completed swatch measures 11.5 cm (wide) x 14 cm (high) using 4.5mm hook.

You can adjust the length of your project by repeating your favourite parts, or skipping others… I have even created a new sparkly gauge swatch for this CAL, which you can add to your project if you wish!

You can also combine Fairy Dust with any of my other 48-stitch repeat mosaic crochet designs, including Meow!, Woof!, March Hare, Woodland Trail, Flora’s Fauna and Letitia’s Garden.

Supporting videos for the gauge swatch, chart 2 (door handles) and the border will also be provided on my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/RosinaCrochets.

The video for the gauge swatch is already available, and the others will be added to coincide with the official release of the corresponding part of the CAL (indicated in bold below).

Release Dates for the CAL
Each part includes a clear chart and a detailed photo tutorial / written instructions, and will be available to download from your Ravelry library by 11:00 UK time on the relevant day.
Note: please remember to ‘update’ the pattern in your library if you can’t see the new part.

Introduction - available now
Part 1 – available now
Part 2 – available now
Part 3 – available now
Part 4 – available now
Part 5 – available now
Part 6 – Friday, 19th July 2024
Part 7 – Friday, 26th July 2024
Part 8 – Friday, 2nd August 2024

When the CAL is over, I will delete all of the individual parts and replace them with a single file containing the complete pattern.

If you would like the complete pattern earlier than this, it is now available from my Etsy and Love Crafts stores (these complete patterns are not discounted at all though).

To simplify the abbreviations, and avoid the need for separate UK and US versions, the pattern is written in my ’Universal’ terms (I developed these terms for the Jacquard Temperature Blanket and have also used them in all my subsequent overlay mosaic crochet CALs and patterns).

If you want to find out more about my Universal terms, please see this short video https://youtu.be/IsubXOfEuVw

Dutch translations will also be provided, courtesy of my dear friend, Caroline Tigchelaar.

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

Don’t forget, your LYS may stock the yarn packs, and a list of Stylecraft stockists can be found at https://www.stylecraft-yarns.co.uk/find-a-stockist

Links to some yarn shops that offer online ordering are below:

Delta Wool Shop, UK (UK deliveries only)

Yarnplaza / Wolplein / Wollplatz, Netherlands (Worldwide deliveries)

Wool Warehouse, UK (international deliveries)

Woolfull, UK (international deliveries)