Medina Mosaic Tiles by Mark Roseboom

Medina Mosaic Tiles

June 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
3.0 mm
see notes for detailed information about sizes
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The Medina Mosaic tiles are inspired by the colorful and bright Mosaic designs you’ll find in many places around the Mid-East. I tried to capture these tiles’ mystic, complex and interior look. The mosaic- or also known as the interlocking crochet technique really suited the theme for this. The pointy corners and combined texture are really fitting the idea.

Some practical things about the pattern.

The pattern comes in a written version with photo instructions along the way.

The pattern is tested carefully before publishing it.

All information about colors is in the pattern. The tiles are built with 22 colors of Scheepjes Catona yarn. This is a lot, but as you will use some colors just for a few rows, it is great you can also buy smaller amounts of this yarn to save money. But….as I wrote down every detail about using colors, you can make this pattern with any kind of yarn and as many colors as you like. Even if you use two colors, it works out great. Or maybe use scrap yarns?
In the pattern, I didn’t make an end total for all the yarn i used but instead of that i just wrote down how much you need to make a tile per color. As you maybe want to rearrange the colored tiles in a different way the mine, you can just calculate how much you need. So it’s flexible in every way!

UPDATE 10/03: On my blog, I wrote the total amount of yarns needed to make the original pattern version as there were a lot of questions about it.

The finished size of a tile will be : 13 x 13 cm / 5,1 inches x 5,1 inches
The finished size of the entire project with the border will be: 90 x 90 cm / 35,4 inches x 35,4 inches

The pattern contains really easy stitch content; most of them are sc’s and dc’s, and come back loop and front loop crocheting.

The pattern is built up in different parts. Of course, there is all the practical information, such as the pattern of the medina mosaic tile. It is just one single square made in 5 different color combinations. Then there is a description of how to join the tiles and of course the border part.

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In January 2023 I added a new re-written version for the English and Dutch versions of the pattern. This now includes a chart as well.