The Daisy Sampler - Bright by Moira Douglas

The Daisy Sampler - Bright

Crochet
October 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
4.5 mm
5.0 mm (H)
5.5 mm (I)
3828 - 4101 yards (3500 - 3750 m)
one size
UK
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The muted and tapestry versions are available in daisyknots shop to purchase. The introduction video explains the differences between the three versions.
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The Daisy Sampler is worked in overlay mosaic crochet and has a square, central body section which is enclosed by four large border sections. The body is worked in rows and the border sections are worked in rounds. If you are hesitant at working borders in mosaic crochet you are going to get lots of practice with this pattern as there are 12 small borders altogether. Each large border section is made up of three small border motifs.

There is no envelope border required in this blanket as you sew in your ends as you go. However, to complete the blanket and give it a nice firm edge I used a whipped stitch which is achieved by using either the crab stitch or the twisted single crochet stitch and there is a video tutorial which demonstrates both methods.

There are three versions of the Daisy Sampler, Bright, Muted and Tapestry and each version treats the way the colour is applied in the border motifs differently. In Bright, ten of the small border motifs are worked in two colours alongside the base colour. In Muted and Tapestry the repeating border motif is always worked in only one colour and the other motifs in these versions have what I call a thread colour running through them.

There are easy to follow video tutorials for each section which makes this a suitable project for a beginner. Though, I would advise even those of you who are confident and have done many mosaic crochet projects to have a quick look at the video tutorial for week two, motif one as it explains how to match up the first border evenly with the central body section and also how to get the correct stitch count before the start of round three.
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The introduction to the CAL which gives you all the information you require to get started is available now from daisyknots mosaic community or daisyknots website.
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