Learn Inset Mosaic Crochet by Crocheting the Glistening Glacier Afghan. The free Crochet video explains how to follow the Inset Mosaic Crochet chart
The Glistening Glacier Afghan is a beautiful inset mosaic crochet pattern featuring a large diamond shape pattern. This pattern is inspired by the breathtaking terrain of the Rocky Mountains. Inset mosaic crochet is a no-tail crochet technique that is used to create intricate colourwork patterns without the hassle of tails to weave in. The crochet blanket pattern includes a baby and throw size with a Youtube tutorial.
Below you will find everything you need to crochet this stunning blanket, including the yarn, hook, materials, pictures and a video tutorial. If you like this mosaic crochet pattern, please share!
Where to purchase the beautifully designed Glistening Glacier Afghan PDF Pattern
Inset Mosaic Crochet – No tails technique
The blanket is worked flat in rows from the bottom up. A chart, written pattern and video tutorial are included in the PDF. For every row of the chart, 2 rows are crocheted, and the tails are carried up the right-hand side of the blanket. Read Row 1 from right to left and Row 1a from left to right. See the chart in the pattern for inset mosaic chart directions. Finish the blanket with a ribbed border.
Watch how to read the inset mosaic crochet chart on YouTube HERE
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The Glistening Glacier Afghan Crochet Pattern is written in Standard American terms and includes 2 sizes, follow the stitch repeat to crochet a larger size blanket. Purchase the beautifully designed written PDF.
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or size needed to obtain gauge
To prevent hand pain, I crochet with Furls Crochet Hooks. I can spend hours crocheting with these hooks. For the Glistening Glacier Afghan, I used the Furls Andromeda Streamline Galaxy Hook. You can purchase them HERE with code MJS15 for 15% off.
Crochet Mosaic Blanket Yarn
I used Mary Maxim Starlette Worsted Weight yarn to crochet the Glistening Glacier Afghan Crochet pattern. This is a soft and plush worsted weight yarn. Mary Maxim provided me with the yarn to make the mosaic blanket. I will list some substitutes that I think would be suitable alternatives below.
Worsted weight yarn #4 (100% Acrylic, 180 yds/100g)
A – White 4 (10) balls
B – Light Aqua – 1 (3) balls
C – Teal Heather – 1 (3) balls
D – Aqua – 1 (3) balls
E – Dark Azure – 1 (3) balls
Glistening Glacier Afghan Yarn Substitutes
14 sts and 15 rows equal to 4″ with 5.5mm crochet hook in pattern
Watch how to crochet the Inset Mosaic Crochet Technique on YouTube
Special Crochet Stitches
Drop-down Dc – Drop-Down Double Crochet – Work a double crochet in the skipped stitch 3 rows below.
Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet: Yo (Yarn Over), insert your hook from front to back to front around the post of the next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on your hook, yo, pull through remaining two loops on your hook.
Bpdc – Back Post Double Crochet: Yo (Yarn Over), insert your hook from back to front to back around the post of the next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on your hook, yo, pull through remaining two loops on your hook.
Baby 34″ x 42″
Throw 50″ x 64″
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