I’ve been playing around with Mosaic Crochet for many years and I have a new technique for Overlay Mosaic Crochet to share with you. I call it “Back and Forth Overlay Mosaic Crochet”! With this technique, you’ll ELIMINATE virtually ALL of the ends that you usually have with traditional Overlay Mosaic Crochet, since you start and stop every row, working all the rows on the right side of the project.
In my new “Back and Forth” technique, you’ll ONLY have a FEW ends to weave in (instead of dozens or hundreds) because you’ll work half of the rows from the wrong side, but you’ll work the stitches “backwards” on these rows, creating ALL “right-side” stitches in your project! If this sounds intriguing to you, check out my new YouTube video where I demonstrate my new “Back and Forth Overlay Mosaic Crochet” technique!
If you watched my video on doing Tapestry Crochet with some backwards rows, this may look familiar to you. But Tapestry Crochet and Mosaic Crochet are done totally different. Tapestry Crochet involves working color changes across the row and carrying the non-working yarn under your stitches. Mosaic Crochet is done with the same color yarn across the whole row (there are no color changes made in Mosaic Crochet).
There are a few other crochet designers who have done something similar to my “Back and Forth Overlay Mosaic Crochet” technique, but they don’t work “backwards” stitches, so you see the “wrong side” of those stitches on the “right side” of the project.
So what are backwards stitches? They involve inserting your hook into the stitch “backwards” and yarning over “backwards” to form your stitches. You also hold the yarn in front of your work instead of behind it. If you’ve never seen this done before, check out my new video demonstrating this backwards technique!
I hope you’ll give crocheting “backwards” a try, and specifically my new technique for “Back and Forth Overlay Mosaic Crochet”! Please let me know what you think about this technique. I know it’s not going to be for everyone (just like my COM technique for Overlay Mosaic Crochet isn’t for everyone). But I know there will be some of you who will say “Wow! Why have I never seen or thought of this before? This is a game-changer!!!”
Happy “Back and Forth Overlay Mosaic Crocheting” to you!
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