Today we are sharing with you a collection of beautiful mosaic crochet patterns from Etsy that should definitely be on your list of things to make!
I am delighted to welcome Kaylan as a guest writer to HanJan Crochet to share her thoughts on this fabulous (and rather addictive!) mosaic crochet technique. If you’ve never tried it then you absolutely must – it’s far easier than it looks!
– Kaylan W –
Kaylan W. is an aspiring law student, writer, and crochet designer, and clearly needs to make as many hats as she likes to wear. You can find her at @skeleskein on Ravelry for crochet business and @kw_writing on Twitter for all the rest.
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Mosaic Crochet Patterns
Mosaic crochet, despite how complex it looks, only requires a few stitches, two contrasting yarn colors, and some care when it comes to counting.
Although it can be used in a variety of garments, its usage in home decor is especially common.
Please note that because of the different versions of mosaic techniques, not all of these patterns will use the same method.
No matter if you’re just learning mosaic crochet now or have several projects under your belt, here’s a collection of patterns from fourteen different designers to bring a little geometric charm to your household!
Here is our top collection of mosaic crochet patterns you can find on Etsy:
This blanket is simply an excellent introduction to mosaic crochet. Many of the pieces that are nothing but mosaic can be overwhelming to a beginner. However, in this pattern, mosaic sections are broken up by rows of simple double crochets to make the pattern easier to follow, and the flexibility of the pattern overall will help any set of colors or yarn produce a beautiful piece.
The variety of colors brought together by a single contrasting yarn make this a striking series of panels. The distinctly American Southwestern designs and the usage of yarn tails to create fringe make this a piece that will grab attention no matter the color palette.
Look no further than this blanket to showcase the variety of patterns that can be made with one technique. If someone wants to learn mosaic crochet thoroughly through a large project that experiments with many different patterns, this is the one to start with.
Although many mosaic patterns are made within rows, the technique can also be extended to the round. This set of colorful squares can be mixed and matched as necessary to make a work of any size. The creator here also has other mosaic tiles that could be mixed and matched with this set, allowing for a wide variety of designs.
Sometimes you just want to go back to basics when it comes to a blanket. This blanket’s simple repetitive mosaic design and monochromatic look mean it would fit into just about any kind of decor. It would also work well as just about any kind of gift.
Although many mosaic patterns are abstract geometric shapes, a little bit of care in the design can make it fit into a theme. The snowflakes on a dark blue background bring the more general designs of mosaic crochet squarely into the winter season.
Who doesn’t love a nice spooky pattern all year around? This pattern is obviously fit for something like a table runner with its shape and size, but the motif could be repurposed into part of a blanket for those who don’t believe Halloween ends in October.
Although mosaic crochet certainly has its serious side, there’s no reason it can’t lend itself to a striking baby blanket. This pattern uses a variety of bright colors to bring a springtime cheer to the neat angles of mosaic. The border here is especially striking, bringing the whole project together with its unique design.
The Scandinavian style of this throw and its four accent colors shows how a strong color palette can further emphasis shapes in mosaic crochet. The instructions here are clear and the design itself is relatively easy to keep track of, making this a good beginner pattern for mosaic crochet.
Two-toned mosaic looks can be striking, but the ombres built into these tiles make them something special. Even with the repetition of the pattern itself, these squares show how a few careful adjustments to yarn colors can give mosaic crochet a whole new makeover
Variegated yarns can make mosaic crochet even more convenient by reducing those pesky ends if you want to change colors. This baby blanket makes the sharp corners of mosaic much more fun, and offers a simple geometric pattern any parent would be happy to see.
Careful — it’s easy to get lost in this labyrinth of a rug. Mosaic crochet is perfect for rugs, especially if you don’t mind using the ends that result from certain methods to create a fringe. Clever placement of stitches makes the illusion inherent in the name very clear, and it makes it an even more impressive piece to display.
One of the most visually complex patterns on this list combines chevrons with mosaic to create a unique pattern. Although this is one of the more complicated patterns on the list that combines two techniques that both require counting, a little care will make this into an heirloom piece for anyone.
One of the most recent trends in mosaic crochet is combining a Scheepjes Whirl with three to four Whirlettes. This pattern shows just how whimsical a mosaic project can turn out through its rainbow body color contrasting with the black Whirlettes.
Overall, mosaic crochet just fits in well with home decor. It can create complex patterns that work as blankets, table runners, or even coasters with some of the tile designs.
Now is as good of a time as any to pick up the technique, no matter what your preferred version is!
Which of these are you going to add to your upcoming projects?
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OMG, Thank you very much these wonderful Mosaic Crochet Patterns!!!
I' working just in these days with a not too big afghan and I think its pattern is ery dull for me. Now I will begin a mosaic pattern.
Have a nice Sunday!
Tuesday 23rd of March 2021
Oooooo! So lovely! I love mosaic crochet although I've not made any large projects using this technique; only chemo caps. Perhaps now is the time for a blanket. With three blankets in progress now what's one more?