HoHoHo by Rosina Plane


August 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in overlay mosaic swatch
4.0 mm (G)
3.5 mm (E)
2953 - 3281 yards (2700 - 3000 m)
92cm x 130cm
both US and UK
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HoHoHo was originally published as a CAL (Crochet Along), with the pattern released in 6 separate weekly parts.

I have now added the complete pattern, which should come up at the top of the list of files, followed by two bonus files (instructions for combining with my previous winter CAL Letitia’s Holiday, and an additional Santa chart you can add to the HoHoHo panel should you want to make a wider blanket).

The individual separate files are no longer available, as all of the information that was contained in them has now been merged into the complete pattern file.

Sooo … I set out with an idea to create a couple of designs that could be mixed and matched with my 2020 winter CAL Letitia’s Holiday … but I got a little carried away!

“HoHoHo” is a 6-part CAL, worked using the overlay mosaic crochet technique, and 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, and step by step instructions are given.

Full written instructions are provided, along with lots of helpful photos, making this pattern suitable even for total beginners to mosaic crochet.

The pattern also includes separate charts (part 1) or written instructions (part 3) for left-handers.

Supporting videos for each part are also provided on my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/RosinaCrochets, including left-handed versions for each part.

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 who have made Flora’s Fauna or my Jacquard Temperature Blanket (I originally developed this notation for this 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 a small / lap blanket size (approximately 92cm x 130cm), but can easily be extended by adding extra 48-stitch repeats.
The length can be extended by repeating some of the panels, or by mixing in some of the parts of Letitia’s Holiday, and indeed two of my testers did just that…
You can see photos of Jane and Caroline’s beautiful blankets on this listing, and I have included an additional file explaining how they made theirs, just in case you want to do the same

And for those of you that would rather do something a little smaller, the pattern also includes instructions for making a table runner and four coordinating placemats.

The 48-stitch repeat also makes HoHoHo easy to combine with many of my other mosaic crochet designs, including Flora’s Fauna, 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:

Simply Yarn & Accessories, UK (international deliveries)

Delta Wool Shop, UK (UK deliveries)

Knitty Gritty yarn and more, Australia (Australia deliveries)

Black Sheep Wools, UK (international deliveries)

Hollies Haberdashery, UK (international deliveries)

Woolfull, UK (international deliveries)

Wool Warehouse, UK (international deliveries)

Knit & Stitch, UK (international deliveries)

The Wool Attic, UK (UK deliveries)

3PearlZ Craft, UK (UK deliveries only)

The Cheap Shop Tiptree, UK (UK deliveries)