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Mosaic Crochet : Free chart

I’m sharing a mosaic crochet pattern that can be worked up into a variety of mosaic crochet projects – blankets (all sizes), kitchen accessories, fingerless gloves, beanies, purses, bags and more.

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If you can double crochet (US single crochet) and treble crochet (US double crochet) you’ll be able to mosaic crochet.

It’s is a very simple technique, yet the results are eye-catching fabrics in bold geometric shapes. 

mosaic crochet pattern, glasses, scissors, crochet hook and mosaic chart

Working on this mosaic pattern was a lot of fun.  The creativity definitely had me in its grip – the crochet stitches seeped into my dreams!

The diamond pattern was inspired by, of all things, my old slippers! 

inspiration for the mosaic crochet pattern - old slippers in red with white mosaic pattern

How mosaic crochet works

The overlay mosaic pattern is created by working with two contrasting colours in alternating rows. 

Double crochet (UK)/single crochet (US) stitches are worked into the top-back loops of the same row while treble crochet (UK)/double crochet (US) stitches are worked into the front loops of the row below of the same colour.

The treble crochet (UK)/double crochet (US) stitches are covering up the double crochet (UK)/single crochet (US) stitches from the previous row.

It’s the overlaying of different colours that creates the geometric patterns.

Colour changes take place at the end of rows.

The Mosaic crochet chart is written in UK.  US terms are in brackets.

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Stitches and Abbreviations:

  • Dc (sc) – Double Crochet (single crochet)
  • Tr (dc) – Treble Crochet (double crochet)
  • Ch – chain
  • Blo – back loop only
  • Flo – front loop only
  • Sts – stitches

Mosaic Crochet Pattern

mosaic crochet chart

Download the optimised mosaic crochet chart

How to read a Mosaic Crochet Chart

The chart is read from right to left for each row.

Rows (as shown in the left-hand column) are worked in alternating colours.

Each row is worked in one single colour. 

A blank box indicates you will work a dc (US sc) in blo

working back loop only in the mosaic crochet pattern
dc blo

A box marked with X denotes working a drop-down tr (US dc) in flo of the st 2 rows below.

drop down tr worked in the mosaic crochet pattern
drop-down tr

A box marked with (X) denotes working a drop-down tr (US dc) in flo of the st 2 rows below BEHIND the tr (US dc) crochet stitch.

mosaic crochet pattern showing 3 treble crochets
(X)
1. This st is worked in rows 9 and 15.

3 x tr sts highlighted – the white st worked a drop-down tr is behind
mosaic crochet pattern drop-down tr
(X)
2. The white st behind the tr
working the drop down tr in the mosaic pattern
(X)
3. Drop-down tr

Materials

Mosaic Crochet Pattern Notes

  • Begin each row with a slip knot, ch1 (to secure) and a dc (sc)
  • End each row with a dc (sc), ch1 (to secure) and cut yarn/fasten off.
  • The pattern is worked in multiples of 6 so you will need to chain a multiple of 6 for your mosaic crochet project.
  • One complete diamond pattern = 21 rows.
  • Each diamond measures 5” width x 10” height.
  • Example: If you wanted to crochet a lap blanket (35″ by 40″) you would need to chain in multiples of 6 to as close to 35″ as you can (taking into account your tension) and work 88 rows.  To finish off, you would need to trim the tails from the ends of both rows and crochet a border.
  • I used my sample as part of a pouch pattern for my tablet.
tablet cover crocheted with mosaic crochet and double crochet in turquoise and white

It’s an easy and quick crochet project. Perfect for gifting as well as keeping for yourself!

Mosaic Tablet Free Crochet Pattern

mosaic chart and the mosaic crochet pattern worked in one repeat

Written Instructions for the mosaic crochet pattern

UK crochet terms

It’s easy to read the mosaic crochet pattern from the chart but in case you would like it written out, here’s the instructions for each row in a sample size of 24 sts and one complete diamond pattern:

Row 1:  With A, ch25, work 1 dc in the back leg of 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across to last st, 1dc in last st (24 sts)

Row 2: Join B, ch1, 1dc in first st, 1dc in blo of each st across to last st, 1dc in last st

Row 3:  Join A, ch1, dc in first st, 1 dc in blo of next st, 1 drop down tr in the flo, *1 dc in blo of next 5 sts, 1 drop down tr in the flo; rep from * twice more, 1dc blo next st, 1dc in last st

Row 4: Join B, ch1, dc in first st, 1dc in blo of next 3 sts, *1 drop down tr in the flo in next 3 sts, 1dc in blo of next 3 sts; rep from * twice more, 1dc blo in next st, 1dc in last st

Row 5:  Join A, ch1, dc in first st, *1 drop down tr in flo next st, 1dc blo in next st, 1 drop down tr in flo next st, 1dc in blo of next 3 sts; rep from * twice more, 1dc blo in next st, 1dc in last st

Row 6: Join B, ch1, dc in first st, 1 dc in blo of next st, *1 drop down tr in flo of next st, 1dc in blo of next 2 sts; rep from * six more times, 1dc in last st

Row 7: Join A, ch1, dc in first st, *1dc in blo of next 3 sts, 1 drop down tr in flo of next st, 1dc blo in next st, 1 drop down tr in flo of next st; rep from * twice more, 1dc in blo of next st, 1dc in last st

Row 8: Join B, ch1, dc in first st, *1 drop down tr in flo of next 3 sts, 1dc in blo of next 3 sts; rep from * 3 more times, 1dc in blo of next st, 1dc in last st

Row 9:  Join A, ch1, dc in first st, 1d in blo of next st, *1 drop down tr in flo in st behind, 1 dc in blo of next 2 sts, 1 drop down tr in flo of next st. 1 dc in blo of next 2 sts; rep from * three more times, 1dc in last st

Row 10: repeat row 8

Row 11: repeat row 7

Row 12: repeat row 8

Row 13: repeat row 7

Row 14: repeat row 8

Row 15: repeat row 9

Row 16: repeat row 8

Row 17: repeat row 7

Row 18: repeat row 6

Row 19: repeat row 7

Row 20: repeat row 4

Row 21: repeat row 3

Happy crocheting!

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