Flora's Fauna by Rosina Plane

Flora's Fauna

May 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in pattern in introduction
4.0 mm (G)
3.5 mm (E)
2734 - 6015 yards (2500 - 5500 m)
small or large blanket, but easily customisable to virtually any size
both US and UK
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This pattern is available for £7.95 GBP buy it now

Ideal pattern for beginners to overlay mosaic crochet
It really is much easier than it looks!

Flora’s Fauna was originally released as an 8-part CAL (Crochet Along) in June 2022.

Now the CAL has finished, the individual parts have been removed and replaced with a single file containing the complete pattern.

Flora was my mother-in-law, who sadly passed away in January this year. She was a keen amateur artist, with a real love for nature in all its forms, and was especially talented at painting wildlife, somehow managing to give the little animals she painted a real sense of personality.

The idea for this CAL came to me literally the day after she died, and I am convinced it was a special parting gift from her to me…. and now to you!

“Flora’s Fauna” is worked using the overlay mosaic crochet technique, and is finished off with a simple envelope border to hide the loose ends.

If you are unfamiliar with mosaic crochet or the envelope border, don’t worry, they are much easier to do than they look.
Full written instructions are provided, along with lots of helpful photos, making this pattern suitable even for total beginners to mosaic crochet.

Supporting videos for each part are also provided on my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/RosinaCrochets.

To simplify the abbreviations, and avoid the need for separate UK and US versions, the pattern is written in ’Universal’ terms (which will be familiar to those of you making my Jacquard Temperature Blanket, as I originally developed this notation for that pattern).

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

The pattern is written for 2 sizes, and colour packs are available for these sizes.

Approximate finished sizes:
Small blanket - 92 x 125cm
Large blanket - 150 x 175cm

If neither of the suggested sizes meet your requirements then you can easily make a different size, and the pattern includes information to help you do this.

The 48 stitch repeat also makes Flora’s Fauna easy to combine with many of my other mosaic crochet designs, including Meow!, Woof!, March Hare, Woodland Trail and Letitia’s Garden.

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:

The Cheap Shop Tiptree, UK (UK deliveries)

Just Sew Simple, UK (UK deliveries or overseas by arrangement)

Chrissy’s Crafts, UK (UK deliveries)

My Happy Place Wool Shop, UK (UK & Europe deliveries; worldwide by arrangement)

Delta Wool Shop, UK (UK deliveries)

Wool Warehouse, UK (Worldwide deliveries)

Toudoulaines, France (European deliveries)

Wool and Crafts, UK (Worldwide deliveries – some exclusions)

Loza Wool, Ireland (Worldwide deliveries)

Woolfull, UK (Worldwide deliveries, excluding EU)

Maria’s Wool Shop, RI (Worldwide deliveries by arrangement)

Ripping Yarns, UK (UK deliveries)