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Wanderers Blanket – Free Mosaic Crochet Blanket Pattern

The Wanderers Blanket is a stunning mosaic crochet blanket that celebrates colour , texture and geometry. The detailed design is far simpler than it appears with a clean crisp border and huge tassels to emphasise the beautiful drape.

This free mosaic crochet pattern is featured as part of the 2021 Furls Crochet Blog Hop and I’m so delighted to be taking part! There is a new pattern every week for you to enjoy.

You can carry on reading to find the free pattern here in this blogpost or purchase an ad-free, printable PDF version of the Wanderers Blanket pattern with added mosaic crochet chart, technique information and resizing guide in my pattern store to download and print.

large mosaic crochet blanket

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About the Wanderers Mosaic Crochet Blanket

I first came across mosaic crochet technique a few years ago when I designed a cushion for Little Box of Crochet and ever since then I have had this idea in my head for a mosaic crochet blanket.

I wanted to use a similar vibe of a complex looking repeated geometric design that also had the element of colour changes making it look like an optical illusion. I’m so pleased with how it turned out and want to make one in another combination already!

If you’ve never tried mosaic crochet technique before then I’m sure you will love it. It’s not as tricky as it might look and I’ve put together some step by step pictures of it to help you out too.

I know that some crochet patterns can seem intimidating so I’ve made a free video tutorial to go with the pattern and if you choose to purchase the PDF then you’ll also get a resizing guide and technique information too.

Pattern Options

This crochet blanket pattern is a free crochet pattern in both UK and US terms on the blog for everyone to enjoy, just scroll down to find it.

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mosaic crochet blanket pattern laid on bed

Other Patterns You Might Enjoy

Here are a few more of my crochet blanket patterns that I thought you might enjoy – they are a range of techniques, colours and skill level:

Yarn

To make the Wanderers mosaic blanket I used Wander yarn by Furls Crochet.

It’s a fabulous worsted weight yarn that’s 100% premium acrylic at 120yds/100g.

In total I used 11 balls, approximately 1100yds.

I used 4 balls of Mist and 1 ball each of:

Cobblestone

Thatch

Ambrosia

Canary

Meadow

Dragonfruit

Velvet

Recommended yarn>>> find the yarn I used here.

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wander yarn by Furls in basket with blanket and crochet hooks
Image © Furls Crochet

Tension and Sizing

The finished blanket measures 107cm by 104cm without tassels.

10sts and 15 rows of UK double/US single crochet = 10cm by 10cm.

Materials

Along with your yarn, you will need the following:

Glossary and Abbreviations

ch(s) – chain(s)

ss – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

rep – repeat

sk – skip

ch-sp – chain space

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

Crochet Stitches

The Wanderers mosaic crochet blanket uses the following crochet stitches:

Standard UK Crochet TermStandard US Crochet Term
dc – double crochetsc – single crochet
htr – half treblehdc – half double crochet
tr – trebledc – double crochet

Mosaic Crochet Technique

The technique for mosaic crochet may look quite complicated and fiddly but I promise it isn’t once you get the hang of it!

There are lots of different ways to achieve a mosaic crochet design. I will describe the way that I made this one but feel free to use the technique that you like best to make your blanket.

The easiest way to create the pattern is by reading the chart rather than the word pattern but I will provide a worded version of the main motif rows for you to refer to and get your confidence and help you to read the chart.

See my step my step tutorial for the two row mosaic crochet technique to get you started if you’re new to it.

wander mosaic crochet blanket with big tassel

Pattern Notes

The ch1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.

Video Tutorial

Watch the video tutorial >>> how to crochet a mosaic crochet blanket

How to read the mosaic crochet chart

The chart is read from the bottom to the top with each row representing 2 rows of the same colour of crochet. The first pass Row 1,2,3 etc (right side) is read from right to left, the second pass Row 1a, 2a, 3a etc (wrong side) is read from left to right.

Each square on the chart represents a st or skipped stitch. The colour you are working with are the stitches for that row, any other colour are the skipped stitches and you need to work a ch1 and skip the stitch.

For a RS row any st into a dc (US sc) of previous row is a dc (US sc), any st into a skipped st 3 rows below is a tr (US dc). Throughout the pattern they will be referred to as a st, you will see when you are working what they need to be.

Key – * please note that it is NOT Pomegranate used but is Velvet instead *

mosaic crochet blanket chart

Wanderers Blanket Crochet Pattern

Standard UK and US Crochet Terms

US Terminology in italics

For a RS row any st into a dc (US sc) of previous row is a dc (US sc), any st into a skipped st 3 rows below is a tr (US dc).

Throughout the pattern they will be referred to as a st, you will see when you are working what they need to be – make sure to watch the video tutorial if you’d like to see it in action.

Foundation chain: using Mist, ch104

Row 1: dc/(US sc) in 2nd ch from hook and each along. [103]

Row 1a: ch1, dc/(US sc) in each st across.

Row 2: ch1, st in 4, *(ch1, skip st, st) 6 times, st in 4, (ch1, skip st, st) 6 times, st in 6, rep from * once more, (ch1, skip st, st) 6 times, st in 4, (ch1, skip st, st) 6 times, st in 3.

Row 2a: Rep Row 2, change colour.

Row 3: ch1, st in 3, *ch1, skip st, st in 11, (ch1, skip st, st) twice, ch1, skip st, st in 11, ch1, skip st, st in 5, rep from * once more, ch1, skip st, st in 11, (ch1, skip st, st) twice, ch1, skip st, st in 11, ch1, skip st, st in 3.

Row 3a:Rep Row 3, change colour.

Row 4: ch1, st in 2, *ch1, skip st, st in 3, (ch1, skip st, st) 4 times, st in 8, (ch1, skip st, st) 4 times, st in 2, ch1, skip st, st in 3, rep from * once more, ch1, skip st, st in 3, (ch1, skip st, st) 4 times, st in 8, (ch1, skip st, st) 4 times, st in 2, ch1, skip st, st in 2.

Row 4a: Rep Row 4, change colour.

Row 5: ch1, *st in 1, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 7, ch1, skip st, st in 1, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 1, ch1, skip st, st in 7, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, rep from * two more times, st in last.

Row 5a: Rep Row 5, change colour.

Row 6: ch1, st in 4, *ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 1, ch1, skip st, st in 5, ch1, skip st, st in 1, ch1, skip st, st in 5, ch1, skip st, st in 1, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 7, rep from * once more, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 1, ch1, skip st, st in 5, ch1, skip st, st in 1, ch1, skip st, st in 5, ch1, skip st, st in 1, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 4.

Row 6a: Rep Row 6, change colour.

Row 7: ch1, *(st in 1, ch1, skip st) twice, st in 2, ch2, skip 2sts, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 1, ch1 skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip 1, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 1, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch2, skip 2sts, st in 2, ch1, skip st, st in 1, ch1, skip st, rep from * two more times, st in last.

Row 7a: Rep Row 7, change colour.

Row 8: ch1, st in 4, *ch1, skip st, st in 3, (ch1, skip st, st in 5) 3 times, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 7, rep from * once more, ch1, skip st, st in 3, (ch1, skip st, st in 5) 3 times, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 4.

Row 8a: Rep Row 8, change colour.

Row 9: ch1, *st in 1, (ch1, skip st, st in 3) twice, ch1, skip st, st in 1, (ch1, skip st, st in 3) 3 times, ch1, skip st, st in 1, (ch1, skip st, st in 3) twice, ch1, skip st, rep from * two more times, st in last.

Row 9a: Rep Row 9, change colour.

Row 10: ch1, *st in 2, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 5, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 1, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 5, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 1, rep from * once more, st in 2, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 5, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 1, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 5, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 2.

Row 10a: Rep Row 10, change colour.

Row 11: ch1, st in 3, *ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 1, (ch1, skip st, st in 3) 4 times, ch1, skip st, st in 1, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip 1, st in 5, rep from * once more, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 1, (ch1, skip st, st in 3) 4 times, ch1, skip st, st in 1, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip 1, st in 3.

Row 11a: Rep Row 11, change colour.

Row 12: ch1, st in 4, *ch1, skip st, st in 5, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 5, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 5, ch1, skip st, st in 7, rep from * once more, ch1, skip st, st in 5, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 5, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 5, ch1, skip st, st in 4.

Row 12a: Rep Row 12, change colour.

Row 13: ch1, *st in 1, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 1, (ch1, skip st, st in 3) twice, (ch1, skip st, st in 1) twice, (ch1, skip st, st in 3) twice, ch1, skip st, st in 1, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, rep from * two more times, st in last.

Row 13a: Rep Row 13, change colour.

mosaic crochet blanket with geometric design laid on bed

Row 14: ch1, st in 2, *ch1, skip st, st in 5, ch1, skip st, st in 1, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 5, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 1, ch1, skip st, st in 5, ch1, skip st, st in 3, rep from * once more, ch1, skip st, st in 5, ch1, skip st, st in 1, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 5, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 1, ch1, skip st, st in 5, ch1, skip st, st in 2.

Row 14a: Rep Row 14, change colour.

Row 15: ch1, st in 3, *ch1, skip st, st in 1, ch1, skip st, st in 7, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 7, ch1, skip st, st in 1, ch1, skip st, st in 5, rep from * once more, ch1, skip st, st in 1, ch1, skip st, st in 7, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 7, ch1, skip st, st in 1, ch1, skip st, st in 3.

Row 15a: Rep Row 15, change colour.

Row 16: ch1, st in 6, *(ch1, skip st, st in 1) 3 times, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 1, ch1, skip st, st in 3, (ch1, skip st, st in 1) 3 times, ch1, skip st, st in 11, rep from * once more, (ch1, skip st, st in 1) 3 times, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 1, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 1) 3 times, ch1, skip st, st in 6.

Row 16a: Rep Row 16, change colour.

Row 17: ch1, *(st in 1, ch1, skip st) 2 times, st in 11, ch1, skip st, st in 3, ch1, skip st, st in 11, ch1, skip st, st in 1, ch1, skip st, rep from * two more times, st in last.

Row 17a: Rep Row 17, change colour.

Rows 2-17a create the set pattern.

Rows 18-65a: Repeat the set pattern three more times following the chart for correct colour sequence.

Rows 66-74a: Repeat Rows 2-10 following the chart for correct colour sequence.

Rows 75-75a: ch1, dc in each st across in Mist.

You will have a total of 150 rows now and are ready to work the border.

BORDER:

Using Dragonfruit, with RS facing, join yarn to the first st of your last row.

Round 1: ch1, *(htr, ch1, htr)/(US hdc, ch1, hdc) in 1st st, htr in each st to last across last row, (htr, ch1, htr)/(US hdc, ch1, hdc) in last st, rotate to work along side of blanket, 113htr/US hdc evenly along side, rotate to work along next side of blanket, rep from * once more, ss in 1st st to join [436htr/hdc, 4 x ch1-sp]

Round 2: ch1, htr/US hdc in each st around, 3htr/US hdc in each ch1-sp, ss in 1st to join [448htr/hdc]

Weave in all ends and block lightly before adding your tassels.

TASSELS:

Make 4 large tassels (I made mine about 20cm long) in Velvet yarn to attach to each corner stitch of the blanket to finish.

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Nancy

Monday 17th of May 2021

Hi! Great pattern! Can’t wait to try. Please confirm - for lefties like me, the chart would be read left to right, bottom up, correct? Thanks for sharing your talent.

Nancy

Thursday 27th of May 2021

Thank you! Will post after I try my hand at this beautiful pattern!

HanJan Crochet

Friday 21st of May 2021

Thank you! So glad you like it! The chart is a mirror image so you can read it whichever direction you'd like to and it should come out the same - I should have mentioned that! So sorry!

Cookie Miller

Monday 10th of May 2021

Is there a free chart available? Thanks

HanJan Crochet

Thursday 13th of May 2021

Hi there, Absolutely - you can find the chart within the blogpost, just above where the written pattern starts. Hope you enjoy it! Hannah