Color changing yarn and mosaic crochet come together to create a stunning star block that, when joined to others, creates a striking geometric pattern!
Sometimes (well…all the time) crochet is just MAGIC. It’s crazy that you can use simple stitches and just two different yarns to create something as gorgeous as this! I’m always surprised when things work out better than I imagined they would.
Autumn Stars is worked in motifs, each crocheted from the center out using the mosaic crochet technique. That means, you’ll only ever use one color of yarn at a time and work into either the front or back loops of a stitch. All single crochet stitches are always worked into the back (unless otherwise noted) and all double crochet stitches are worked into the front loops (unless otherwise noted). It’s really that simple!
Choosing the Right Yarn
This pattern works because of the yarn. Really. This is one of those afghans where yarn choice is super important. It’s not a gauge thing or an ease of crochet thing, it’s more of a ‘look’. You really want this afghan to POP! That’s why I would recommend using a color changing yarn such as Ferris Wheel from Lion Brand Yarn. As for the solid, it’s important that you choose a color that is complimentary but contrasting. Such as this Pound of Love in Ivory!
Remember, you can pick up a kit here from Lion Brand Yarn that includes the pattern and all the yarn you need!
Simply put, you’ll only every be working with one color at a time. Every round includes both single crochet and double crochet stitches. As I mentioned above, the single crochets are worked in the back loop and the double crochets are worked in the front loop. Increases are worked in each corner with two chains. It’s helpful to think of the chains as stitches because…well…they are!
It’s Advanced though…
It is. We are working with two different colors of yarn and working with three different kinds of stitches (chains, singles, and doubles). All of that combined with working it from the center out and increasing each round, means that this is an advanced pattern. It doesn’t require advanced stitches or stitch patterns BUT it does require using all the skills you have in your crochet toolbox.