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 colourful and bright mosaic designs you’ll find in many places around the Middle East. I tried to capture the mystical, complex and intricate look of them in these tiles. The mosaic, also known as the interlocking crochet technique, really suited this theme. The pointy corners and combined texture really fit the concept.

Some practical things about the pattern:
The pattern comes in a written version with photo-instructions as well. But there is also a print-friendly version without any photos. As this pattern is really easy to make, at a beginner’s-level experience, I think you will find the print-friendly version helpful, as it is more practical.

The pattern was tested carefully before it was published.

The pattern is now available in English, Finnish, Spanish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Polish, Czech, Indonesian, Turkish, Italian and French.
The German version was translated by Christina Berberich. The Dutch translation is by Iris Mekeirel (rocknwol). The French translation is by Anna Lainé. The Swedish translation is by Johanna Lindahl from Mijo Crochet. The Polish translation is by Anna from nitkomanka. The Czech translation is by Helen KA. The Indonesian translation is by Tayu Purnamasari. The Turkish translation is by Idil Caliskan. The Spanish translation is by Julia Veloso.The Finnish translation is by Riikka Panu. The Italian translation is by Elena Artec.

All information about colours is in the pattern. The tiles are made using 22 colors of Scheepjes Catona yarn. This is a lot, but since you will only be using some colours for just a few rows, you can buy those in smaller amounts to save money. But….as I wrote down every detail about using colours, you can make this pattern with any kind of yarn and as many colours as you like. Even if you use two colours it works out great. Or maybe use scrap yarn?

In the pattern I didn’t make a final total for all the yardage I used but I wrote down how much you need to make a tile per colour. If you want to rearrange the coloured tiles in a different way than mine, you can just calculate how much you need. So it’s flexible in every way!

UPDATE 10/03: I’ve written a separate post on my blog about the total amounts of yarn needed to make the original version of the pattern. 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 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, with some back loop and front loop crocheting.
You will find all the information for all the pattern’s different parts. The mosaic tile is just one single square made in 5 different colour combinations. There is a description on how to join the tiles and of course, how to make the border.

06/10: errata : Round 14 says you must have a total of 12 sc’s on both sides, this should be 13. After this date the pattern is updated.

For more background information and to learn the whole story about this pattern, visit my blog.For more information, see my linked website.