FATW6 – Adventures in Mosaic Crochet – Garden Theme – Strip 8 – Butterfly Mosaic Strip by Saleha Waseem

Butterflies seem to have a mystical, magical quality about them, and Saleha Waseem has captured the feeling with this beautiful Butterfly strip, which is Strip 8 for our blanket. No garden would be complete without a few butterflies practically floating around. In fact, while photographing this strip, a butterfly did come around to visit and say hello. Check out this little video that caught the magical moment.

Saleha Waseem is from Pakistan and we have previously introduced her with the Geometric themed blanket as her contributions were the Amulet and Yildiz strips. Both are meaningful and beautiful. This is her first one for the Garden themed blanket, but not the last. More beauties are coming this way. In case you missed her bio with her other releases, it is included here as well. Saleha Waseem is a very creative and talented lady and it is always a privilege and a pleasure to be working with her.

“Hi everyone!

My name is Saleha Waseem. I am 45 years old, a housewife and live in Multan, Pakistan.  Multan is considered to be one of the oldest cities of the world, dating back to 5000 BC.

I have always loved to do almost every type of art and craft I could lay my hands on.

In the summer of 2014, I saw a cousin of mine making a beautiful crocheted Granny Square blanket, and fell in love with the craft.  No looking back for me since then.

As crochet has been a household craft in our country for a long time, I was aware of making basic chain and double crochet stitches. My cousin taught me a simple granny square tissue box cover, and since then I have been obsessed with this magic wand, called a crochet hook. At first I searched the internet for patterns. Then in 2016, while searching on Facebook, I came across the word “CAL” and found this lovely group called “CAL- Crochet A Long. ” since then, I have made many Cals of renowned designers and enjoyed them thoroughly.

I am  always  attracted  to  big  and  intricate  projects  such  as  designer  throws  and blankets,  but  as  our  climate  is  so  hot , we don’t  need  them  very  often. Therefore,  I  always  try  to  convert  these  beauties  into  useable  items,  such  as table  runners  and decorative pieces using thinner yarn.

I started designing in 2019 and in March 2020 had my first Cal held in Cal-Crochet along group, named and inspired after a Mughal princess “Jahanara “.

In 2021 you may have seen my collaborative Cal Virsa-The Heritage running in Cal – crochet along group. This was inspired by the rich handicrafts of my beloved country.

These mosaic strips are my first ever venture in to Mosaic Crochet. I did one to just test my skills of diving in to the unknown, and ended up with 5 beautiful designs. Still can’t believe I have done this. Hope you will enjoy making these. 

You can find me here.

Facebook:

Crochet Karma Designs

Instagram:

www.instagram.com/crochetkarmadeigns

Ravelry:

Saleha Waseem Ravelry

And here is my pattern support group.

Facebook Pattern Support Group

I hope you will see, make and appreciate many more designs from me.

Happy crocheting. “

Each of these enchanting butterflies were made by our Makers. Check out the stunning butterfly blanket Suzanne made just using this pattern in 3 repeats, and working it 9 times. I must admit, this one really “spoke” to me. I was so very excited about it when we first received the file and my blanket below Suzanne’s, is butterfly filled as well. This blanket will be just for me, Here it was a work in progress but the final result really makes me smile. Then we have Elaine’s (bottom left) that will get one more pattern over the butterfly and then she completes it with a border. Another gorgeous blanket, too.

Pattern for Butterfly is found here:

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/butterfly-mosaic-strip

Another special treat for you today is that you get the very first look at our Maker Mary’s magnificent blanket. Mary worked the first 7 strips into one blanket and is finishing up her second blanket with the other 7. Mary tells us these blankets will go to her twin great-granddaughters. How wonderful! They are surely filled with love in every stitch. Her border gives it that perfect finishing touch. She used the Zig Zag border from daisyknots that we are using throughout the CAL and all of the blankets. You will find border pattern link here: https://www.daisyknots.co.uk/free-patterns

If you are not a member of the Facebook Group CAL – Crochet A Long, you can request to join here and then join the event. You will be able to get to the Event if you are a member. Do share your photos.

Facebook Group

Link to the Event if you are already a member of CAL – Crochet A Long.

Event

Silvana

So far for this Garden themed blanket the patterns are

Strip 1 – Flamboyance by Lana Ignjatovivc

Strip 2 – Picket Fences by Suzanne Lively Boren

Strip 3 – Falling Leaves by Carola Herbst

Strip 4 – Roselyn Motif by Carolann Tuffo

Strip 5 – Springtime in Aotearoa by Jenness Fulton

Strip 6 – British Columbia Dogwood by Lucille Schubert

Strip 7 – Friends Around the Garden by Rosina Plane

Strip 8 – Butterfly by Saleha Waseem

Click below for the Zig Zag Envelope Border by Moira Douglas of daisyknots

https://www.daisyknots.co.uk/free-patterns

3 thoughts on “FATW6 – Adventures in Mosaic Crochet – Garden Theme – Strip 8 – Butterfly Mosaic Strip by Saleha Waseem

  1. Thank you so much,the butterflies are beautiful!!

    On Thu, 18 Nov 2021, 14:16 Crochet Along With Us!!!, wrote:

    > silvtab posted: ” Butterflies seem to have a mystical, magical quality > about them, and Saleha Waseem has captured the feeling with this beautiful > Butterfly strip, which is Strip 8 for our blanket. No garden would be > complete without a few butterflies practically float” >

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