Mosaic Magic Afghans Made Easy

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Learn how to easily crochet Mosaic Afghans with the patterns included in Lily Chin’s Mosaic Magic Afghans Made Easy!


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Lily Chin's Mosaic Magic

Title: Lily Chin’s Mosaic Magic Afghans Made Easy
Publisher: Oxmoor House, Inc. and Leisure Arts, Inc., 1999; second publishing: 2007
Designer: Lily Chin
ISBN: 1-60140-292-9

With more than 144-pages and a plethora (yes I’ve always wanted to use that word in a blog post!) of patterns to try, Mosaic Magic Afghans Made Easy is a great resource to have in your crochet book collection.

Mosaic crochet starts with rows of single crochet stitches and then add’s the design and color for the project by crocheting longer stitches into the lower already completed rows of stitches located below. The best part is – each row is only worked in one-color!

By working these ‘drop stitches’ vertically and diagonally you can create different textures and designs easily.

These crochet patterns are written in US Crochet Terms. Assembly diagrams are provided for the patterns where afghan blocks are assembled. Special Pattern stitches are explained at the beginning of individual patterns and special notes are in italics.

The Mosaic Crochet Patterns

  • Bargello | 47 inches X 55 inches | Sport Weight Yarn [2] | 5 mm (H) hook
  • Baby Blocks | 41 inches X 48 inches | Sport Weight Yarn [2] | 5 mm (H) hook
  • Victorian Elegance| 52 inches X 69 inches | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 5.5 mm (I) hook
  • Seafoam Stripes | 48 inches X 63 inches | Bulky Weight Yarn [5] | 6.5 mm (K) hook
  • Spring Flowers | 51 inches X 56 inches |Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 6.5 mm (K) hook
  • Jumbo Granny Square | 53 inches X 67 inches | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 5 mm (H) hook and 6 mm (J) hook
  • Rich Ripples | 56 inches X 64 inches | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 6.5 mm (K) hook
  • Golden Bouquet | 59 inches X 72 inches | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 6 mm (J) hook | each block measures approximately 18 inches X 19.5 inches
  • Stylish Stole and Hat| Stole: 22 inches X 69 inches | Hat: 24 inches diameter| Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 6 mm (J) hook
  • Bright and Bold | 46 inches X 51 inches | Sport Weight Yarn [2] | 5.5 mm (I) hook
  • Rainbow Stripes | 51 inches X 60.5 inches | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 6 mm (J) hook
  • Pink Pistachiho| 46 inches X 50 inches | Bulky Weight Yarn [5] | 6.5 mm (K) hook
  • Americana | 53 inches X 64 inches | Medium Weight Yarn [2] | 6 mm (J) hook
  • Tea Cozy and Place Mat | 24 inches circumference X 12 inches high | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 5 mm (H) hook
  • Gingham Checks | 48 inches X 51 inches | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 6 mm (J) hook
  • Mesh Stripes | 43 inches X 53 inches | Sport Weight Yarn [2] | 5 mm (H) hook
  • Greek Keys | 53 inches X 57 inches | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 6 mm (J) hook
  • Colorful Crayons | 53 inches X 64 inches | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 6.5 mm (K) hook
  • Corn Silks| 53 inches X 63 inches | Medium Weight Yarn [2] | 5.5 mm (I) hook
  • Burgundy Blues | 54 inches X 67 inches | Bulky Weight Yarn [5] | 6.5 mm (K) hook
  • Warm Woods | 55 inches X 68 inches | Super Bulky Weight Yarn [6] | 15.75 mm (Q) hook
  • Quilted Trellis | 50 inches X 56 inches | Bulky Weight Yarn [5] | 6.5 mm (K) hook
  • Checkerboard Squares | 53 inches X 68 inches | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 6 mm (J) hook
  • Rustic Rug and Pillow | 34 inches X 56 inches | Pillow: 12 inches | Super Bulky Weight Yarn [6] | 9 mm (N) hook
  • Bramble Berries | 43 inches X 48 inches | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 4 mm (G) hook
  • Executive Stripes | 50 inches X 65 inches | Bulky Weight Yarn [5] | 6.5 mm (K) hook
  • Pinwheels| 46 inches X 61 inches | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 5.5 mm (I) hook | Each block measures approximately 7.5 inches
  • Jungle Stripes | 45 inches X 57 inches | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 4 mm (G) hook
  • Winter Frost | 51 inches X 56 inches | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 6 mm (J) hook
  • Textured Tunisian | 58 inches X 70 inches | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 5.5 mm (I) hook
  • Rainbow’s End | 52 inches X 66 inches | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 6 mm (J) hook
  • Candy Canes | 54 inches X 71 inches | Super Bulky Weight Yarn [6] | 15.75 mm (Q) hook
  • African Rhythms | 54 inches X 66 inches | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 6 mm (J) hook
  • Tricolored Vest | Chest sizes: 40″ (44″, 48″, 52″, 55″, 59″) | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 5.5 mm (I) hook and 6 mm (J) hook
  • Blue Waves | 45 inches X 53 inches | Bulky Weight Yarn [5] | 6.5 mm (K) hook
  • Scottish Plaid | 52 inches X 62 inches | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 5.5 mm (I) hook
  • Zebra Zigzags | 52 inches X 59 inches | Bulky Weight Yarn [5] | 6.5 mm (K) hook
  • Jazzy Jacket | Chest sizes: 40″ (43.5″, 47″, 50.5″, 54″, 57.5″, 61″) | Bulky Weight Yarn [5] | 6.5 mm (K) hook
  • Aran Sampler | 54 inches X 57 inches | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 6 mm (J) hook
  • Striped Sampler | 41 inches X 48 inches | Sport Weight Yarn [2] | 5 mm (H) hook
  • Herringbone | 57 inches X 64 inches | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 4 mm (G) and 5 mm (H) hook
  • Lattice | 49 inches X 57 inches | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 6.5 mm (K) hook
  • Fair Isle Fancy | 54 inches X 58 inches | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 6 mm (J) hook
  • Fair Isle Pullover | Chest: 40.5″ (46″, 51″ 56.5″ 62″) | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 4 mm (G) and 5 mm (H) hook
  • Christmas Stripes | 58 inches X 70 inches | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 6.5 mm (K) hook
  • Quick and Cozy| 54 inches X 66 inches | Super Chunky Weight Yarn [6] | 9 mm (N) hook

Stitch multiples are provided for the stitch patterns used in the eBook; you can use these to apply these stitches to your own original projects and patterns.

Stitch Guide

The Stitch Guide is included in the General Directions section of the eBook, beginning on page 138. A special note is included for Left-Handed Crocheters and then the following stitches and techniques are included:

  • Holding the hook, holding the yarn, working together, gauge;
  • Slip knot, chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, half double crochet, triple crochet;
  • Assembly, joining yarn, fastening off, front post dc (FPdc);
  • Afghan Stitch
  • Fringe and tassels.
  • Unique Double Crochets, Long Double Crochets, Front Post Double Crochet are found on page 145.

Each of the stitches and techniques is illustrated and explained in full.

Yarn Information

The yarns used to crochet the samples in Mosaic Magic were all from Lion Brand Yarn and included:

Lion Chenille | Medium Weight Yarn [4]
Chenille Thick & Quick | Super Bulky Weight Yarn [6]
Fisherman’s Wool | Medium Weight Yarn [4]
Homespun | Bulky Weight Yarn [5]
Lion Cotton | Medium Weight Yarn [4]
Wool-Ease | Medium Weight Yarn [4]
Wool-Ease Thick & Quick | Super Bulky Weight Yarn [6]
Lion Wool | Medium Weight Yarn [4]

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5 Comments

  1. I’ve been dying to get into mosaic crochet ty for reviewing this!! The technique looks amazing 🙂

  2. I am interested in mosaic crochet and this review makes me want to buy this book. Thank you 😊

  3. I am very interested in Mosaic Crochet. Would love to have this book.

  4. I am on a big amigurumi kick right now, well for this whole year so far and would love a review on .
    I haven’t made any really large ami’s…yet!