What’s in a name? This one was named after my imagined piece and not the actual sample I crocheted. I imagined a deep, rich gold tone with a deep, rich purple or maybe emerald green (something jewel-toned at least). And I pictured it in either blanket- or pillow-form lying on a luxurious plush couch.

Then, I dug in my stash and found white and green. So close. ?????

Mosaic swatch

Just like my other patterns, this pattern is written up for two techniques: interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet. But, unlike my other patterns this square comes with two charts instead of one shared chart between the two techniques.

To help create the luxurious feel, when you look at the mosiac chart you will see I have filled in the gaps created by the interlocking mesh.

Interlocking and mosaic, side by side comparison

The chart is 81 x 81 (and now includes X’s marked for mosaic as well as a simple chart for interlocking), which means this is a 40-window square when done using the interlocking crochet technique. You can find other squares of this size here and join them together for a custom blanket!

Because this mosaic pattern doesn’t have the alternating stitches like my other patterns it does create small flaps on the wrong side. They are only a few stitches wide so you may not be bothered, but if you dislike them you can try this:

Optional “Locked Double Crochet”

To prevent the small flaps on the back of your work, consider locking-in your stitch.

Begin like a dropped double crochet: skip the next stitch, and work into the Front Loop of the stitch in the row below; yarn over, insert hook into front loop below (see first image below), pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops, insert hook into back loop of skipped stitch (see second image below), yarn over and pull through all three loops on your hook.

~After completing first half of the double crochet (US), insert hook into back loop of stitch usually skipped, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.~

This extra step is optional but I like how the back stays smooth. If you are creating a pillow this step is entirely unnecessary because the flaps won’t be seen at all.

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I haven’t listed it on Etsy. If you don’t use Ravelry and need this pattern please contact me and we will figure something out!