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Since last year I felt in love with the mosaic crochet and I tried different color combinations and motifs until now, but this Butterfly Mosaic Pillow is actually the first mosaic crochet project that I manage to finish and I am happy to finally share it with you.

I was thinking that, if you are new to this technique is better to start with something smaller and a pillow is perfect, because we never have to many decorative pillows, isn’t it?

I chose to make squares for the front side of the pillow to be easier to exercise this technique and to work with less stitches for the beginning.

Sure, if you don’t like the idea of working with squares this pillow cover, you will find indication in the pattern how to work it in rows.

I simply love this technique, how you can add texture and a beautiful color work to your project without having to work with more colors in a row. Less ends to wave in, easier not to tangle all the yarn.

But enough talking, let’s see what it’s all about:

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Materials you will need

  • Yarn
    • Category 4 ( Medium Weight Yarn)
  • Crochet Hook
    • 4 mm cable
  • You will need a yarn needle for assembling and to wave in ends
  • Scissors
  • 40 cm zipper (optional)
  • Inner cushion 40 cm/40 cm

Pattern notes

This Butterfly Mosaic Pillow pattern uses techniques like mosaic crochet and single crochet

Skill Level required is intermediate. Any beginner who experienced before some color work can make this pillow.

The construction is simple. We will make 2 squares and then assemble by joining 3 sides. One side will remain open to sew the zipper.

Front side of the pillow is made from 4 individual squares, worked using mosaic technique, joined together.

Back side is worked just in single crochet, alternating 2 rows in one color and 2 in the second color.

Final measurements

The pillow cover measures 42 cm / 42 cm

About Mosaic Crochet

This technique gives you the opportunity to crochet two color patterns without changing yarn in one row or round. You simple can connect rows or rounds by skipping a stitch and “filling” the skipped stitch with a double crochet 2 rows or rounds later with the alternate colored yarn.

Before start to work with this technique, you have to learn first how to read a mosaic crochet chart.

A mosaic chart will look something like this:

  • The Pattern  is crocheted from bottom to top and from right to left.
  • Every chart row represents two crochet rows in the same color.
  • Usually the mosaic is worked with 2 different colors
  • Each square represents one stitch. If a Yarn B stitch appears in a Yarn A row you chain 1 and skip the stitch. Same when a yarn A square appears in a Yarn B row. Later you will “fill” the skipped space with a double crochet
  • Second round is always: one sc in every sc and dc, a chain 1 over every chain 1.
  • Color changes are done in the last stitch of the row or round with two loops on hook.
  • First chain in a row or round does not count as stitch

How much yarn do you need?

To make this Butterfly Mosaic Pillow I used Concept Cotton Merino by Katia in colors Mint Green Black and Pastel green. I recommend to use 2 contrasting colors so the end result to be the one expected.

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For the entire pillow I used 3 skeins of each color. 1 skein has 50 grams and 105 meters.

 

Abbreviations used in this pattern

Ch – chain

Sc- single crochet

Mdc – mosaic double crochet

St(s) – Stitch (es)

Mosaic Double Crochet

The Mosaic double crochet (mdc) is a double crochet worked in a skipped stitch two rows below, in front of ch2 spaces (front of work).

The mdc goes always in same color round or row, except of course for the first round or row with a new color.

Pattern

Before starting to crochet this beautiful pillow, you have to know, that the front side can be worked in rows if you don’t want to work with squares.

You just have to repeat the chart twice in a row. After completing the butterfly motifs, repeat one more time the same pattern.

To make this pillow you can follow the chart or the written pattern below.

We will consider background color, color A and butterfly color, color B.

Row b, will be always the wrong side row and it will have the same number as the right side row.

(for example R1a will be the right side row, and the turning row on the wrong side  will be R1b.

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In color A (pastel green)

Ch 29 +1 and start in second st from the hook

R1a| 1 sc in each st to the end of the row. Ch 1 and turn

R1b| 1 sc in each st. Change to color B (Mint Green Black) in the last st.  Ch 1 and turn.

R2a| 1 sc in first 2 sts, ch 6, skip next 3 sts, 1 sc in next 3 sts, ch 4, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 4, skip next 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, ch 4, skip next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 4, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in next 3 sts, ch 6, skip next 3 sts, 1 sc in last 2 sts. Ch 1 and turn.

R2b| 1 sc in each sc, ch 2 over any ch 2. Change to color A in the last st, ch 1 and turn.

R3a| 1 sc in first 2 sts, 1 mdc in next 3 sts, ch 2, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next, ch 2, skip next st, 1 mdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 mdc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip next st, 1 mdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 mdc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next st, ch 2, skip 1 st, 1 mdc in next 3 sts, 1 sc in last 2 sts, ch 2 and turn.

R3b| 1 sc on the top of each sc and mdc, ch 2 over each ch 2. Change to color B in the last st, ch 1 and turn.

R4a| 1 sc in first st, ch 4, skip the next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 mdc in next st, ch 2, skip the next st, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 6, skip next 3 sts, 1 sc in next st, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next st, ch 6, skip next 3 sts, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 mdc in next st, ch 2, skip 1 st, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 4, skip next 2 sts, 1 sc in last st. Ch 1 and turn.

R4b| 1 sc on top of each sc and mdc, ch 2 over each ch 2. Change to color A in last st, ch 1 and turn.

R5a| 1 sc in first 2 sts, 1 mdc in next st, ch 2, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1 st, 1 mdc in next 3 sts, ch 2, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next, ch 2, skip 1 st, 1 mdc in next 3 sts, ch 2, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 2 skip 1 st, 1 mdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next st.

R5b| 1 sc on top of each sc and mdc, ch 2 over each ch 2. Change to color B in last st, ch 1 and turn.

R6a|1 sc in first 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1, 1 mdc in next st, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next 3 sts, ch 2, skip 1, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1 st, 1 mdc in next, 1 sc in next st, 1 mdc in next st, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 mdc in next st, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next 3 sts, ch 2, skip 1, 1 mdc in next st, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in last 2 sts, ch 1 and turn.

R6b| 1 sc on top of each sc and mdc, ch 2 over each ch 2. Change to color A in last st, ch 1 and turn.

R7a|1 sc in first 2 sts, 1 mdc in next st, ch 2, skip 1, 1 mdc in next t, 1 sc in net, ch 2, skip 1, 1 mdc in next, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1, 1 mdc in next, ch 2, skp 1, 1 sc in next, ch 2, skip 1 st, 1 mdc in next, ch 2, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 mdc in next st, ch 2, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 mdc in next st, ch 2, skip 1 st, 1 mdc in next, 1 sc in last 2 sts. Ch 1 and turn

R7b| 1 sc on top of each sc and mdc, ch 2 over each ch 2. Change to color B in last st, ch 1 and turn.

R8a| 1 sc in 1st st, ch 4, skip next 2 sts, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 1 mdc in next, 1 sc in next, 1 mdc in next st, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 mdc in next st, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 mdc in next, ch 4, skip next 2 sts, 1 sc in last st. ch 1 and turn.

R8b| 1 sc on top of each sc and mdc, ch 2 over each ch 2. Change to color A in last st, ch 1 and turn.

R9a| 1 sc in first st, 1 mdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next st, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 mdc in next st, ch 2, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next 2 srs, 1 mdc in next st, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 mdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in last st. ch 1 and turn

R9b| 1 sc on top of each sc and mdc, ch 2 over each ch 2. Change to color B in last st, ch 1 and turn.

R10a| 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 6, skip next 3 sts, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 1 mdc in next st, ch 6, skip next 3 sts, 1 sc in last 2 sts. Ch 1 and turn.

R10b| 1 sc on top of each sc and mdc, ch 2 over each ch 2. Change to color A in last st, ch 1 and turn.

R11a| 1 sc in first 2 sts, 1 mdc in next 3 sts, ch 2, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next 3 st, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next 3 sts, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next st, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next 3 sts, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next 3 sts, ch 2, skip 1, 1 mdc in next 3 sts, 1 sc in last 2 sts. Ch 1 and turn.

R11b| 1 sc on top of each sc and mdc, ch 2 over each ch 2. Change to color B in last st, ch 1 and turn.

R12a| 1 sc in first st, ch 4, skip next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 mdc in next st, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 mdc in next st, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 4, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in last st. ch 1 and turn.

R12b| 1 sc on top of each sc and mdc, ch 2 over each ch 2. Change to color A in last st, ch 1 and turn.

R13a| 1 sc in first st, 1 mdc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 mdc in next st, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 mdc in next st, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next, ch 6, skip next 3 sts, 1 sc in next, ch 2, skip 1, 1 mdc in next, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1, 1 mdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in last st. ch 1 and turn.

R13b| 1 sc on top of each sc and mdc, ch 2 over each ch 2. Change to color B in last st, ch 1 and turn.

R14a| 1 sc in first 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1, 1 mdc in next st, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 mdc in next st, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 mdc in next st, ch 2, skip 1, 1 mdc in next 3 sts, ch 2, skip 1, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1, 1 mdc in next st, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in last 2 sts. Ch 1 and turn.

R14b| 1 sc on top of each sc and mdc, ch 2 over each ch 2. Change to color A in last st, ch 1 and turn.

R15a| 1 sc in first 2 sts, 1 mdc in next st, ch 2, skip 1, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 1 mdc in next st, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 mdc in next st, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next, ch 2, skip 1, 1 mdc in next, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 1 mdc in next st, ch 2, skip 1, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in last 2 sts. Ch 1 and turn.

R15b| 1 sc on top of each sc and mdc, ch 2 over each ch 2. Change to color B in last st, ch 1 and turn.

R16a| 1 sc in first st, ch 4, skip 2 sts, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 mdc in next st, ch 4, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, 1 mdc in next st, ch 2, skip 1, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next st, ch 4, skip 2 sts, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 mdc in next st, ch 4, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in last st. Ch 1 and turn.

R16b| 1 sc on top of each sc and mdc, ch 2 over each ch 2. Change to color A in last st, ch 1 and turn.

R17a| 1 sc in first st, 1 mdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1, 1 mdc in next, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 mdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 mdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1, 1 mdc in next st, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 mdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in last st. ch 1 and turn.

R17b| 1 sc on top of each sc and mdc, ch 2 over each ch 2. Change to color B in last st, ch 1 and turn.

R18a| 1 sc in first st, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next st, ch 4, skip 2 sts, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next, 1 mdc in next st, ch 4, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in next, ch 4, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in next, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next st, ch 4, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, ch 4, skip 2 sts, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 1 mdc in next st, ch 4, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in last st. Ch 1 and turn.

R18b| 1 sc on top of each sc and mdc, ch 2 over each ch 2. Change to color A in last st, ch 1 and turn.

R19a| 1 sc in first st, 1 mdc in next, 1 sc in next st, 1 mdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 1 mdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, 1 mdc in next 2 ts, 1 sc in next st. 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 1 mdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, 1 mdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 1 mdc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in nexr st, 1 mdc in next st, 1 sc in last st.

R19b| 1 sc in each st to the end of the row.

Fasten off.

 

1 square is finished.

We will add a sc border all around in the color B.

Start the border in the middle of the last row. Work on the right side of your work.

Make 1 sc to the corner, in the st in corner make 3 sc, in the side row sts work *3sc in next 3 side row sts, skip 1 side row st.* Repeat to the next corner.

Work in the same way each side of the square.

Repeat the pattern for the other 3 squares. I made 2 squares with light green as a background and 2 squares using the darker green as background.

After you have all 4 squares done, join them using mattress stitch.

Back panel

Ch 61 in of the 2 color.

R1| 1 sc in each st to the end of the row. Ch 1 ad turn

R2| 1 sc in each stitch. Change to other color in the last st, ch 1 and turn.

Repeat R1 and R2 until you have in total 68 rows or until the back panel has the same length as front panel.

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Assembling

Lay both panel, one over the other with the wrong side inside.

Start in the top left corner. Join the yarn (any color you want) and work sc stitch around to the top right corner. Make sure you stitch together both sides.

Because back panel has more side rows sts, then the front panel, you have to work 7 sc in each of the back panel st, and then skip 1. Don’t work in each st all along because you might end up with a few sts left from the back panel.

Let the top side open and sew a zipper at the end. This step is optional. You can stitch all sides if you don’t want a detachable pillow cover.

To finish

Wave in all ends and insert the inner pillow. Place it in your favorite corner of your house.

below you can find the video tutorial:

Hope you will enjoy making this Butterfly Mosaic Pillow. Can’t wait to see your color combinations.