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Desert Cactus Mosaic Crochet Free Blanket Pattern

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The Desert Cactus Mosaic Crochet Free Blanket came about while chatting with a crochet friend; we were talking about designs and messing around with different shapes and styles. Some of my favorite designs come from just sitting around talking and being creative with friends.

During our chat, I showed her the colors I wanted to use with all the earth tones, and desert boho was the way to go. I wanted to capture the many scenes and aspects of a desert. While I could have chosen any colorwork technique to bring the Desert Cactus Mosaic Crochet Blanket to life, I have been greatly inspired by Mosaic Crochet lately and knew it was the way to go.

As I worked on the Desert Cactus Mosaic Crochet Blanket, I got to explore this technique, and it has been fun to see what I can do with it and the fun designs Mosaic Crochet can create.


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Getting Started with Mosaic Crochet

Before you get started on the Desert Cactus Mosaic Crochet Blanket, I would suggest taking a look at my post, “Mosaic Crochet Tips & Tricks“; it is full of step-by-step instructions and a video tutorial that will make Mosaic Crochet less intimidating, especially if you are new to Mosaic Crochet and all the wonderful design aspects.

You will be introduced to my preferred Mosaic Crochet method – Interlocking Mosaic Crochet – where you work two rows with each color to minimize yarn tails, and you crochet around the chain spaces giving a cleaner look to your wrong side.

It is no secret that I like to push the envelope with stitches and designs, especially colorwork designs, and the Desert Cactus Mosaic Crochet Blanket is no different. I had so much fun while designing the Desert Cactus Mosaic Crochet Blanket I included two options for the blanket border, a Mosaic Crochet Border and a Simple Border.

Each section of the Desert Cactus Mosaic Crochet Blanket is separated out to make the charts easy to follow, don’t worry if you don’t like charts; written instructions are also included.

If you love this pattern and Mosaic Crochet I would recommend:

Waves Mosaic Crochet Blanket

Snowflake Hexagon Mosaic Crochet Blanket

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Crochet Hook:

Size H (5mm) Hook, or hook to obtain gauge

Notions:

Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Scissors

Yarn:

Lion Brand Color Theory 100% Acrylic, 246 yds/100g
Mary Maxim Starlette Worsted 100% Acrylic, 180 yds/100g

Yardage:

Total yds with mosaic border is 3,400 yds; Total yds with simple border is 2500 yds.

Abbreviations/Stitches:

blo – back loop only
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
mdc – mosaic double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sp(s) – space(es)
st(s) – stitch(es)
stsc – stacked single crochet

Gauge:

14 sts x 16 rows = 4×4 inches in sc

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Size:

Mosaic Border – 43″ wide by 61″ long
Simple Border – 41″ wide by 56″ long

Notes:

The Desert Cactus Mosaic Crochet Blanket is such a fun adventure to work up with the many different patterns neatly displayed in each section. This style of the mosaic will only work one color per row. There is no need to fasten off colors when changing every two rows, simply carry it up the side. The border will be worked over these strands. If you aren’t familiar with interlocking mosaic crochet visit this blog post for a free introductory practice pattern and video tutorial: Mosaic Crochet Tips & Tricks + Free Pattern

For this style of crochet I do not chain 2 to make the 1 chain space as other patterns do. I simply chain 1 for each skipped square loosely and continue on.

If you want to hide your chains on the back of your work, to not be a choking/entanglement risk, work the mdc around the chain stitches so that the chain is incorporated into the mdc. Each section has both the written and chart instructions on the following pages.

Special Stitches:

mdc: A mosaic double crochet is worked as a double crochet stitch, but it will be worked into the skipped stitch three rows below. This stitch will be worked on the front (or right sides) or the blanket.

Yardage for Blanket with Mosaic Border using Lion Brand Color Theory:

Moonbeam (Color A) – 1900 yds (8 skeins)
Raisin (Color B) – 325 yds (2 skeins)
Caper (Color C) – 200 yds (1 skein)
Nutmeg (Color D) – 800 yds (4 skeins)
Stonewash (Color E) – 175 yds (1 skein)

Yardage for Blanket with Simple Border Using Mary Maxim Starlette:

Cottonwood (Color A) – 1300 yds (8 skeins)
Medium Taupe (Color B) – 350 yds (2 skeins)
Mid Green (Color C) – 320 yds (2 skeins)
Warm Brown (Color D) – 280 yds (2 skeins)
Azure (Color E) – 250 yds (2 skeins)

Mosaic Crochet Blanket Stitch Video Tutorial:

Desert Cactus Mosaic Crochet Blanket Section 1

To adjust the width of the blanket, chain in multiples of 32 + 3.

Row 1: With Color A ch 131, st, sc in second chain from the hook and across, turn. (130 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch here and throughout, sc in each stitch across, turn.

Row 3: With Color B ch 1, sc in first, *ch 1, skip 1, sc 7*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 7, ch 1, skip ch space*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 5: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *mdc 1, ch 2, skip 2, sc 3, ch 2, skip 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first, *ch 2, skip 2 ch spaces, sc 3, ch 2, skip 2 ch spaces, sc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 7: With Color B ch 1, sc in first, *sc 1, mdc 2, ch 3, skip 3, mdc 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 2, ch 3, skip 3 ch spaces, sc 3*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 9: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *sc 3, mdc 3, sc 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 10: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 8*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 11: With Color B ch 1, sc in first, *sc 1, ch 2, skip 2, sc 3, ch 2, skip 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 12: Ch 1, sc in first, *ch 2, skip 2 ch spaces, sc 3, ch 2, skip 2 ch spaces, sc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 13: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *sc 1, mdc 2, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 14: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 3, ch 1, skip 1, sc 4*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 15: With Color B ch 1, sc in first, *ch 1, skip 1, sc 3, mdc 1, sc 3*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 16: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 7, ch 1, skip ch space*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 17: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *mdc 1, sc 2, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 18: Ch 1, sc in first, * sc 2, ch 1, skip ch space, sc 1, ch 1, skip ch space, sc 3*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 19: With Color B ch 1, sc in first, *ch 1, skip 1, sc 2, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, sc 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 20: Ch 1, sc in first, *[sc 3, ch 1, skip ch space] twice*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 21: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *mdc 1, sc 2, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 22: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 2, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 3*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 23: With Color B ch 1, sc in first, *ch 1, skip 1, sc 2, mdc 1, sc 1, mdc 1, sc 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 24: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 7, ch 1, skip ch space*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 25: With Color A ch 1, sc in first,*mdc 1, sc 3, ch 1, skip 1, sc 3*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 26: Ch 1, sc in first, *mdc 1, sc 3, ch 1, skip 1, sc 3*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 27: With Color B ch 1, sc in first, *sc 1, ch 2, skip 2, sc 1, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 2, skip 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 28: Ch 1, sc in first, *ch 2, skip 2 ch spaces, sc 3, ch 2, skip 2 ch spaces, sc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 29: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *sc 1, mdc 2, sc 3, mdc 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 30: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 8*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 31: With Color B ch 1, sc in first, *sc 3, ch 3, skip 3, sc 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 32: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 2, ch 3, skip 3 ch spaces, sc 3*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 33: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *sc 1, ch 2, skip 2, mdc 3, ch 2, skip 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 34: Ch 1, sc in first, *ch 2, skip 2 ch spaces, sc 3, ch 2, skip 2 ch spaces, sc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 35: With Color B ch 1, sc in first, *ch 1, skip 1, mdc 2, sc 3, mdc 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 36: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 7, ch 1, skip ch space*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 37: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *mdc 1, sc 7*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 38: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 8*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Key for All Charts

Section 1 Chart

Desert Cactus Mosaic Crochet Blanket Section 2

Row 39: With Color C ch 1, sc in first, *ch 1, skip 1, sc 3, ch 2, skip 2, sc 4, ch 2, skip 2, sc 3, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 40: Ch 1, sc in first, *ch 1, skip ch space, sc 3, ch 2, skip 2 ch spaces, sc 4, ch 2, skip 2 ch spaces, sc 3, ch 1, skip ch space*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 41: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *mdc 1, ch 2, skip 2, sc 1, mdc 2, ch 4, skip 4, mdc 2, sc 1, ch 2, skip 2, mdc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 42: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 1, ch 2, skip 2 ch spaces, sc 3, ch 4, skip 4 ch spaces, sc 3, ch 2, skip 2 ch spaces, sc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 43: With Color C ch 1, sc in first, *sc 1, mdc 2, ch 3, skip 3, mdc 4, ch 3 skip 3, mdc 2, sc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 44: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 3, ch 3, skip 3 ch spaces, sc 4, ch 3, skip 3 ch spaces, sc 3*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 45: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *ch 2, skip 2, sc 1, mdc 3, ch 4, skip 4, mdc 3, sc 1, ch 2, skip 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 46: Ch 1, sc in first, *ch 2, skip 2, sc 4, ch 4, skip 4 ch spaces, sc 4, ch 2, skip 2 ch spaces*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 47: With Color C ch 1, sc in first, *mdc 2, ch 4, skip 4, mdc 4, ch 4, skip 4, mdc 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 48: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 2, ch 4, skip 4 ch spaces, sc 4, ch 4, skip 4 ch spaces, sc 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 49: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 4, ch 4, skip 4, mdc 4, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 50: Ch 1, sc in first, *ch 1, skip ch space, sc 5, ch 4, skip 4 ch spaces, sc 5, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 51: With Color C ch 1, sc in first, *mdc 1, ch 5, skip 5, mdc 4, ch 5, skip 5, mdc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 52: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 1, ch 5, skip 5 ch spaces, sc 4, ch 5, skip 5 ch spaces, sc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 53: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *sc 1, mdc 5, ch 4, skip 4, mdc 5, sc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 54: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 6, ch 4, skip 4 ch spaces, sc 6*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 55: With Color C ch 1, sc in first, *ch 3, skip 3, sc 3, mdc 4, ch 6, skip 6*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 56: Ch 1, sc in first, *ch 6, skip 6 ch spaces, sc 7, ch 3, skip 3 ch spaces*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 57: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *mdc 3, ch 7, skip 7, mdc 6*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 58: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 6, ch 7, skip 7 ch spaces, sc 3*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 59: With Color C ch 1, sc in first, *ch 2, skip 2, sc 1, mdc 7, sc 4, ch 2, skip 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 60: Ch 1, sc in first, *ch 2, skip 2 ch spaces, sc 12, ch 2, skip 2 ch spaces*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 61: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *mdc 2, ch 3, skip 3, sc 2, ch 7, skip 7, mdc 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 62: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 2, ch 7, skip 7 ch spaces, sc 2, ch 3, skip 3 ch spaces, sc 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 63: With Color C ch 1, sc in first, *ch 2, skip 2, mdc 3, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 7, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 64: Ch 1, sc in first, *ch 1, skip ch space, sc 9, ch 1, skip 1 ch space, sc 3, ch 2, skip 2 ch spaces*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 65: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *mdc 2, ch 3, skip 3, mdc 1, ch 4, skip 4, sc 2, ch 3, skip 3, mdc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 66: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 1, ch 3, skip 3 ch spaces, sc 2, ch 4, skip ch 4 spaces, scc 1, ch 3, skip 3 ch spaces, sc 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 67: With Color C ch 1, sc in first, *ch 2, skip 2, mdc 3, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 4, ch 2, skip 2, mdc 3, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 68: Ch 1, sc in first, *ch 1, skip 1 ch space, sc 3, ch 2, skip 2 ch spaces, sc 4, ch 1, skip ch space, sc 3, ch 2, skip 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 69: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *mdc 2, sc 3, mdc 1, ch 4, skip 4, mdc 2, ch 3, sk 3, mdc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 70: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 1, ch 3, skip 3 ch spaces, sc 2, ch 4, skip 4 ch spaces, sc 6*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 71: With Color C ch 1, sc in first, *ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, ch 4, skip 4, mdc 4, ch 2, skip 2, mdc 3, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 72: Ch 1, sc in first, *ch 1, skip ch space, sc 3, ch 2, skip 2 ch spaces, sc 4, ch 4, skip 4 ch spaces, sc 1, ch 1, skip ch space*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 73: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *mdc 1, sc 1, mdc 4, ch 4, skip 4, mdc 2, sc 3, mdc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 74: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 6, ch 4, skip 4 ch spaces, sc 6*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 75: With Color C ch 1, sc in first, *sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, ch 3, skip 3, mdc 4, ch 6, skip 6*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 76: Ch 1, sc in first, *ch 6, skip 6 ch spaces, sc 4, ch 3, skip 3 ch spaces, sc 1, ch 1, skip ch space, sc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 77: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *sc 1, mdc 1, sc 1, mdc 3, sc 1, ch 2, skip 2, sc 1, mdc 6*; re- peat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 78: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 7, ch 2, skip 2, sc 7*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 79: With Color C ch 1, sc in first, *ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, ch 5, skip 6, mdc 2, ch 7, skip 7*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 80: Ch 1, sc in first, *ch 7, skip 7 ch spaces, sc 2, ch 5, skip 5 ch spaces, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 81: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *mdc 1, sc 1, mdc 5, sc 2, mdc 7*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 82: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 8*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Section 2 Chart

Desert Cactus Mosaic Crochet Blanket Section 3

Row 83: With Color D ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn.

Row 84: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn.

Row 85: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *sc 4, ch 3, skip 3, sc 5, ch 3, skip 3, sc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 86: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 1, ch 3, skip 3, sc 5, ch 3, skip 3, sc 4*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 87: With Color D ch 1, sc in first, * sc 3, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 3, ch 1, skip 1, sc 3, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 3, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 88: Ch 1, sc in first, *[ch 1, skip 1, sc 3] four times*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 89: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *[ch 3, skip 3, mdc 1, sc 3, mdc 1] twice*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 90: Ch 1, sc in first, *[sc 5, ch 3, skip 3] twice*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 91: With Color D ch 1, sc in first, *[mdc 3, sc 5] twice*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 92: Ch 1, sc in first, sc in each stitch across, turn.

Row 93: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, sc in each stitch across, turn.

Row 94: Ch 1, sc in first, sc in each stitch across, turn.

Row 95: With Color D ch 1, sc in first, *[ch 2, skip 2, sc 1] three times, ch 3, skip 3, [sc 1, ch 1, skip 1] twice*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 96: Ch 1, sc in first, *[ch 1, skip 1, sc 1] twice, ch 3, skip 3, [sc 1, ch 2, skip 2] three times*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 97: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *[mdc 2, ch 1, skip 1] three times, mdc 3, [ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1] twice*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 98: Ch 1, sc in first, *[sc 1, ch 1, skip 1] twice, sc 3, [ch 1, skip 1, sc 2] three times*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 99: With Color D ch 1, sc in first, *ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 2, skip 2, mdc 1, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 100: Ch 1, sc in first, *ch 1, skip 1, sc 3, ch 2, skip 2, sc 2, ch 1, skip 1, sc 3, ch 1, skip 1, sc 2, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 101: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 3, skip 3, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 2, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 102: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 2, ch 1, skip 1, sc 3, ch 1, skip 1, sc 2, ch 3, skip 3, sc 2, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 103: With Color D ch 1, sc in first, *sc 1, mdc 1, ch 1 skip 1, sc 1, mdc 3, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 2, skip 2, mdc 1, ch 2, skip 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 104: Ch 1, sc in first, *ch 2, skip 2, sc 1, ch 2, skip 2, sc 2, ch 1, skip 1, sc 5, ch 1, skip 1, sc 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 105: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 5, skip 5, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 2, sc 1, mdc 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 106: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 5, ch 1, skip 1, sc 2, ch 5, skip 5, sc 2, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 107: With Color D ch 1, sc in first, *mdc 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 5, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 2, skip 2, sc 1, ch 2, skip 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 108: Ch 1, sc in first, *ch 2, skip 2, sc 1, ch 2, skip 2, sc 2, ch 1, skip 1, sc 5, ch 1, skip 1, sc 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 109: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 3, skip 3, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 1 skip 1, sc 1, mdc 2, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 110: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 2, ch 1, skip 1, sc 3, ch 1, skip 1, sc 2, ch 3, skip 3, sc 2, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 111: With Color D ch 1, sc in first, *ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 3, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 2, skip 2, sc 1, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 112: Ch 1, sc in first, *ch 1, skip 1, sc 3, ch 2, skip 2, sc 2, ch 1, skip 1, sc 3, ch 1, skip 1, sc 2, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 113: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *[mdc 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1] twice, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 2, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 114: Ch 1, sc in first, *[sc 1, ch 1, skip 1] twice, sc 3, [ch 1, skip 1, sc 2] three times*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 115: With Color D ch 1, sc in first, *[ch 2, skip 2, mdc 1] three times, ch 3, skip 3, [mdc 1, ch 1 skip 1] twice*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 116: Ch 1, sc in first, *[ch 1, skip 1, sc 1] twice, ch 3, skip 3, [sc 1, ch 2, skip 2] three times*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 117: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *[mdc 2, sc 1] three times, mdc 3, [sc 1, mdc 1] twice*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 118: Ch 1, sc in first, sc in each stitch across, turn.

Row 119: With Color D ch 1, sc in first, sc in each stitch across, turn.

Row 120: Ch 1, sc in first, sc in each stitch across, turn.

Row 121: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *sc 4, ch 3, skip 3, sc 5, ch 3, skip 3, sc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 122: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 1, ch 3, skip 3, sc 5, ch 3, skip 3, sc 4*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 123: With Color D ch 1, sc in first, *sc 3, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 3, ch 1, skip 1, sc 3, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 3, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 124: Ch 1, sc in first, *[ch 1, skip 1, sc 3] four times*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 125: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *[ch 3, skip 3, mdc 1, sc 3, mdc 1] twice*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 126: Ch 1, sc in first, *[sc 5, ch 3, skip 3] twice*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 127: With Color D ch 1, sc in first, *[mdc 3, sc 5] twice*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 128: Ch 1, sc in first, sc in each stitch across, turn.

Row 129: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, sc in each stitch across, turn.

Row 130: Ch 1, sc in first, sc in each stitch across, turn.

Section 3 Chart

Desert Cactus Mosaic Crochet Blanket Section 4

Row 131: With Color E ch 1, sc in first, *[ch 1, skip 1, sc 1] six times, sc 1, ch 2, skip 2, [sc 1, ch 1, skip 1] six times, sc 1, ch 2, skip 2, sc 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 132: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 2, ch 2, skip 2, [sc 1, ch 1, skip 1] six times, sc 1, ch 2, skip 2, sc 1, [ch 1, skip 1, sc 1] six times*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 133: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *[mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1] five times, mdc 1, ch 2, skip 2, mdc 2, [ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1] six times, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 2, ch 2, skip 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 134: Ch 1, sc in first, *ch 2, skip 2, sc 2, [ch 1, skip 1, sc 1] six times, sc 2, ch 2, skip 2, [sc 1, ch 1, skip 1] five times, sc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 135: With Color E ch 1, sc in first, *[ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1] five times, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 2, sc 1, [ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1] seven times, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 136: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 3, [ch 1, skip 1, sc 1] seven times, ch 1, skip 1, sc 3, [ch 1, skip 1, sc 1] five times, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 137: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *[mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1] six times, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, sc 1, [mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1] five times, mdc 1, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 138: Ch 1, sc in first, *ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 3, [ch 1, skip 1, sc 1] five times, sc 2, [ch 1, skip 1, sc 1] seven times*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 139: With Color E ch 1, sc in first, *[ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1] seven times, sc 1, ch 2, skip 2, [mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1] four times, mdc 1, ch 2, skip 2, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 140: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 2, ch 2, skip 2, [sc 1, ch 1, skip 1] four times, sc 1, ch 2, skip 2, sc 2, [ch 1, skip 1, sc 1] six times, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 141: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *[mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1] six times, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 2, sc 1, [mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1] three times, mdc 1, sc 1, mdc 2, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 142: Ch 1, sc in first, *ch 1, skip 1, sc 2, ch 1, skip 1, sc 4, [ch 1, skip 1, sc 1] twice, ch 1, skip 1, sc 4, ch 1, skip 1, sc 2, [ch 1, skip 1, sc 1] six times*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 143: With Color E ch 1, sc in first, *[ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1] six times, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 3, skip 3, [mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1] twice, mdc 1, ch 3, skip 3, sc 1, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 144: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 3, ch 3, skip 3, [sc 1, ch 1, skip 1] twice, sc 1, ch 3, skip 3, sc 3, [ch 1, skip 1, sc 1] six times, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 145: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *[mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1] five times, mdc 1, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 3, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 1 skip 1, mdc 1, sc 1, mdc 3, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, sc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 146: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 2, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, [ch 1, skip 1, sc 5] twice, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 3, [ch 1, skip 1, sc 1] five times*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 147: With Color E ch 1, sc in first, *[ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1] five times, ch 2, skip 2, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 4, skip 4, mdc 1, ch 4, skip 4, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 148: Ch 1, sc in first, *[ch 1, skip 1, sc 2] twice, ch 4, skip 4, sc 1, ch 4, skip 4, sc 2, ch 1, skip 1, sc 2, ch 2, skip 2, [sc 1, ch 1, skip 1] five times*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 149: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *mdc 1, sc 1, [mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1] three times, mdc 1, sc 1, mdc 2, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 4, sc 1, mdc 4, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 150: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 3, ch 1, skip 1, sc 9, ch 1, skip 1, sc 3, ch 1, skip 1, sc 4, [ch 1, skip 1, sc 1] three times, sc 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 151: With Color E ch 1, sc in first, *ch 3, skip 3, [mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1] twice, mdc 1, ch 3, skip 3, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 3, skip 3, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 7, skip 7, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 3, skip 3, mdc 1, sc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 152: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 2, ch 3, skip 3, sc 2, ch 7, skip 7, [sc 2, ch 3] twice, [sc 1, ch 1, skip 1] twice, sc 1, ch 3, skip 3*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 153: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *mdc 3, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, sc 1, mdc 3, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 3, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 7, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 3, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 154: Ch 1, sc in first, *ch 1, skip 1, sc 5, ch 1, skip 1, sc 7, [ch 1, skip 1, sc 5] three times*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 155: With Color E ch 1, sc in first, *sc 1, ch 4, skip 4, mdc 1, ch 4, skip 4, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 5, skip 5, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 5, skip 5, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 3, skip 3, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 156: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, ch 3, skip 3, sc 2, [ch 5, skip 5, sc 2] twice, [ch 4, skip 4, sc 1] twice *; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 157: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *ch 1, skip 1, mdc 4, sc 1, mdc 4, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 5, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 5, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 3, sc 1, mdc 1, sc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 158: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 7, ch 1, skip 1, sc 5, ch 1, skip 1, sc 7, ch 1, skip 1, sc 9, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 159: With Color E ch 1, sc in first, *mdc 1, sc 1, ch 7, skip 7, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 4, skip 4, sc 1, ch 2, skip 2, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 3, skip 3, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 3, skip 3, sc 1, ch 3, skip 3*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 160: Ch 1, sc in first, *ch 3, skip 3, sc 1, [ch 3, skip 3, sc 2] twice, ch 2, skip 2, sc 1, ch 4, skip 4, sc 2, ch 7, skip 7, sc 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 161: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 7, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 4, sc 1, mdc 2, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 3, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 3, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 3*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 162: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 3, ch 1, skip 1, sc 4, ch 1, skip 1, sc 3, ch 1, skip 1, sc 9, ch 1, skip 1, sc 7, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 163: With Color E ch 1, sc in first, *ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 5, skip 5, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 2, skip 2, sc 1, ch 6, skip 6, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 3, skip 3, sc 1, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 2, skip 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 164: Ch 1, sc in first, * ch 2, skip 2, sc 3, ch 3, skip 3, sc 2, ch 1, skip 1, sc 2, ch 6, skip 6, sc 1, ch 2, skip 2, sc 2, ch 5, skip 5, sc 2, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 165: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *mdc 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 5, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 2, sc 1, mdc 6, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 3, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 166: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 3, ch 1, skip 1, sc 5, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 11, ch 1, skip 1, sc 5, ch 1, skip 1, sc 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 167: With Color E ch 1, sc in first, *sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 3, skip 3, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 8, skip 8, sc 1, ch 2, skip 2, mdc 1, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 2, skip 2, sc 1, ch 2, skip 2, mdc 1, ch 3, skip 3*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 168: Ch 1, sc in first, *ch 3, skip 3, [sc 1, ch 2, skip 2] twice, sc 3, ch 2, skip 2, sc 1, ch 8, skip 8, sc 2, ch 3, skip 3, sc 2, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 169: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *sc 1, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 3, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 8, sc 1, mdc 2, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 2, sc 1, mdc 2, sc 1, mdc 3*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 170: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 10, ch 1, skip 1, sc 13, [ch 1, skip 1, sc 3] twice*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 171: With Color E ch 1, sc in first, *ch 3, skip 3, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 2, skip 2, sc 1, ch 3, skip 3, sc 1, ch 6, skip 6, mdc 1, ch 8, skip 8, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 172: Ch 1, sc in first, *ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, ch 8, skip 8, sc 1, ch 6, skip 6, sc 1, ch 3, skip 3, sc 1, ch 2, skip 2, sc 2, ch 1, skip 1, sc 2, ch 3, skip 3*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 173: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *mdc 3, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 2, sc 1, mdc 3, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 6, sc 1, mdc 8, sc 1, mdc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 174: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 17, ch 1, skip 1, sc 7, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 4*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 175: With Color E ch 1, sc in first, *ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, ch 2, skip 2, mdc 1, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 6, skip 6, sc 1, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 9, skip 9, sc 1, ch 6, skip 6*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 176: Ch 1, sc in first, *ch 6, skip 6, sc 1, ch 9, skip 9, sc 3, ch 6, skip 6, sc 3, ch 2, skip 2, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 177: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *mdc 1, sc 1, mdc 2, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 6, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 9, sc 1, mdc 6*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 178: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc 17, ch 1, skip 1, sc 8, ch 1, skip 1, sc 5*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 179: With Color E ch 1, sc in first, *ch 5, skip 5, mdc 1, ch 2, skip 2, sc 1, ch 5, skip 5, mdc 1, ch 7, skip 7, sc 1, ch 6, skip 6, sc 1, ch 2, skip 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 180: Ch 1, sc in first, *ch 2, skip 2, sc 1, ch 6, skip 6, sc 1, ch 7, skip 7, mdc 1, ch 5, skip 5, sc 1, ch 2, skip 2, sc 1, ch 5, skip 5*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 181: With Color A ch 1, sc in first, *mdc 5, sc 1, mdc 2, sc 1, mdc 5, sc 1, mdc 7, sc 1, mdc 6, sc 1, mdc 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc in last, turn.

Row 182: Ch 1, sc in first, *sc in each stitch across, turn.

Section 4 Chart

Desert Cactus Mosaic Crochet BlanketSection 5

Repeat Section 1 starting on Row 3.

Desert Cactus Blanket Mosaic Border – Option 1

This section will be worked in rounds without turning.

Video Tutorial for Border:

Set Up: Rotate your work 90 degrees, *ch 2, sl st until next corner*; repeat from * to * around. Work approx one sl st per row on the sides, there will be a total of 221 sts per the sides of the blanket, and 130 sts across the top and bottom. (702 sts)

Rnd 1: With Color D *(sc, ch 2, sc) in the ch 2 space from the rnd below, [ch 3, skip 3, blo sc 2, ch 5, skip 5, blo sc 1, ch 2, skip 2] until the next corner*; repeat from * to * until the end of the rnd. (710 sts)

Rnd 3: With Color A *sc 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the ch 2 space from the rnd below, sc 1, [blo mdc 3, ch 2, skip 2, blo mdc 5, ch 1, skip 1, blo mdc 2] until the next corner*; repeat from * to * until the end of the rnd. (718 sts)

Even Number Rounds: Sc in every sc or mdc sts and chain for every chain space, not working the previous corner stitches and placing a (sc, ch 2, sc) in the ch 2 space. The stitch count will remain the same as the previous rnd.

Rnd 5: With Color D * ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the ch 2 space from the rnd below, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, [ch 2, skip 2, sc 1, mdc 2, sc 1, ch 2, skip 2, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1] until the next corner*; repeat from * to * until the end of the rnd. (726 sts)

Rnd 7: With Color A *mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the ch 2 space from the rnd below, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, [mdc 2, ch 1, skip 1, sc 2, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 2, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1] until the next corner*; repeat from * to * until the end of the rnd. (734 sts)

Rnd 9: With Color D *ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the ch 2 space from the rnd below, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, [ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 2, skip 2, (mdc 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1) twice, sc 1, mdc 1] until the next corner*; repeat from * to * until the end of the rnd. (742sts)

Rnd 11: With Color A *(mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1) twice, sc 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the ch 2 space from the rnd below, sc 1, (ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1) twice, [mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 2, (sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1) twice, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1] until the next corner*; repeat from * to * until the end of the rnd. (750 sts)

Rnd 13: With Color D *(ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1) twice, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the ch 2 space from the rnd below, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, (mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1) twice, [sc 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 2, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1] until the next corner*; repeat from * to * until the end of the rnd. (758 sts)

Rnd 15: With Color A *(mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1) three times, sc 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the ch 2 space from the rnd below, sc 1, (ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1) three times, [sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, sc 2, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1] until the next corner*; repeat from * to * until the end of the rnd. (766 sts)

Rnd 17: With Color D *(ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1) three times, sc 2, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the ch 2 space from the rnd below, sc 2, (mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1) three times, [ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 2, skip 2, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, sc 1] until the next corner*; repeat from * to * until the end of the rnd. (774 sts)

Rnd 21: With Color D *(ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1) twice, sc 6, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the ch 2 space from the rnd below, sc 6, (mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1) twice, [ch 2, skip 2, mdc 1, sc 2, mdc 1, ch 2, skip 2, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1] until the next corner*; repeat from * to * until the end of the rnd. (790 sts)

Rnd 23: With Color A *mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, sc 8, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the ch 2 space from the rnd below, sc 8, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, [mdc 2, sc 1, ch 2, skip 2, sc 1, mdc 2, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, sc 1] until the next corner*; repeat from * to * until the end of the rnd. (798 sts)

Rnd 19: With Color A *(mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1) twice, mdc 1, sc 4, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the ch 2 space from the rnd below, sc 4, mdc 1, (ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1) twice, [mdc 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 2, (ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 1) twice, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1] until the next corner*; repeat from * to * until the end of the rnd. (782 sts)

Rnd 25: With Color D *ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, sc 10, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the ch 2 space from the rnd be- low, sc 10, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, [ch 3, skip 3, mdc 2, ch 5, skip 5, mdc 1, ch 2, skip 2] until the next corner*; repeat from * to * until the end of the rnd. (806 sts)

Rnd 27: With Color A *mdc 1, sc 12, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the ch 2 space from the rnd below, sc 12, mdc 1, [mdc 3, sc 2, mdc 5, sc 1, mdc 2] until the next corner*; repeat from * to * until the end of the rnd. (814 sts)

Rnd 28: Repeat even round. Fasten off and weave in any ends, block and enjoy.

Key to Mosaic Border

Chart for Mosaic Border

Desert Cactus Blanket Simple Border – Option 2

Video for a HDC in the Third Loop Border:

Set Up: With color A, rotate your work 90 degrees, *ch 2, sl st until next corner*; repeat from * to * around.

Work approx one sl st per row on the sides, there will be a total of 220 sts per the sides of the blanket, and 130 sts across the top and bottom. (700 sts)

Rnd 1: St sc, hdc until next corner, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) into corner chain space, join. Each round will increase the stitch count by 8 sts.

The hdc stitches will now be worked in the third loop for the rest of the blanket edging.

Rnd 2: With Color B: Stsc, hdc in third loop until next corner, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) into corner chain space, join.

All Odd Rnds: With Color A: Repeat Rnd 1.

Rnd 4: With Color C: Repeat Rnd 2.

Rnd 6: With Color D: Repeat Rnd 2.

Rnd 8: With Color E: Repeat Rnd 2.

Rnd 9: Repeat odd round. Fasten off and weave in any ends, block and enjoy.

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