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How To Crochet A Mosaic Blanket

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The Wish Up A Star Crochet Blanket has star-like mosaic designs on each end of the blanket. The blanket size shown in the images is Crib Size as a baby blanket, but can also be made for throw blankets. We have a sizing guide below that will help you create this easy blanket pattern in a variety of sizes.

The gorgeous mosaic pattern with this crochet colorwork technique makes this blanket shine. It’s a great technique with a gratifying repeat that adds eye-catching repeats and style. If you have ever wanted to create colorful crochet blankets without carrying lots of bulky yarn across a row, this is the cozy blanket pattern for you. Explore even more mosaic crochet with the matching Wish Upon A Star Mosaic Crochet Cardigan Pattern or the Desert Cactus Mosaic Crochet Blanket.

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What is Mosaic Crochet?

Mosaic crochet is an intriguing style of crochet that creates a unique and visually stunning pattern. It uses one color of yarn per row to create a repeating, tile-like design reminiscent of traditional mosaics. While it looks complex, the mosaic crochet pattern and technique are simple to learn with basic crochet stitches.

With the proper instruction and practice, anyone can master this skill and create beautiful crochet art pieces. Mosaic crochet is a great way to add texture and interest to your crocheted items, from blankets and shawls to bags and hats.

Its easy-to-follow technique and simple geometric pattern can be used as a base for more complex patterns and designs. It makes it a great option to explore for beginner colorwork and is for experienced crocheters or a beginner crocheter.

Mosaic crochet is a fun and unique technique that can be used to create intricate patterns and bold color combinations. With some practice, you can master this style of crocheting and create beautiful pieces that stand out like the Lotus Mosaic Crochet Blanket! And while there is a version of mosaic in knit, I would much rather crochet this style.

How to Improve Your Mosaic Crochet Skills

  1. Start by carefully studying the pattern you want to create, and ensure you understand the technique's basics before you begin. Do you know how to meet the gauge? If you need a refresher visit: What is Crochet Gauge and How to Fix It for Success
  2. Practice with a small swatch before tackling larger projects. Need a small project to walk you through each step quickly with a video tutorial? Visit: Mosaic Crochet Tips & Tricks + Free Pattern
  3. Be aware of your tension as we will be working a combination of single crochet, chain stitches, and double crochet stitches. Keep your chain stitches loose for this pattern and the same width as a single crochet or double crochet stitch.
  4. Take your time. While this blanket has an easy repeat, having one stitch wrong or an extra chain stitch that messes up the whole row can be easy. When working mosaic crochet for the first time, it will need your attention, so maybe opt for music over watching a tv show.

About the yarn used in this pattern.
Mary Maxim Natural Alpaca yarn is ideal for your mosaic crochet patterns. This yarn combines alpaca fibers with cotton, wool, and acrylic to create a lightweight yet durable fabric. It's an ideal blanket yarn.

The natural fibers in this yarn provide excellent stitch definition and texture, perfect for your crochet projects and creating intricate and beautiful designs in your mosaic crochet technique and pieces. Alpaca fiber adds warmth without bulk, making it the perfect choice for any project, like afghan patterns requiring a lightweight but cozy fabric.

With its wide range of colors and textures, Mary Maxim Natural Alpaca Yarn is the right yarn for creating intricate designs in your mosaic crochet patterns.

Uses For This Crochet Project
Our mosaic crochet blanket pattern is perfect for any occasion! This beautiful mosaic crochet pattern can make a cozy wrap for cool evenings or a soft and stylish throw blanket.

It makes the perfect gift for friends and family or adds warmth and texture to your favorite room in the house. The possibilities are endless with this mosaic crochet design! Start stitching your unique blanket today.

Create something exceptional with this exciting and unique mosaic crochet technique and style! With bold colors, and an easy-to-follow technique, the mosaic technique of crochet is sure to be a favorite among beginners to experts. Have fun exploring this beautiful crafting technique and creating stunning works of art!

Blanket Color Inspiration. What Yarn Colors Will You Choose?
Mosaic crochet looks fantastic in any color combination. Here are some easy crochet patterns and ideas to get you started:

-black and white with pops of jewel tones
-neutral tones with colorful highlights, like navy blue and cream
-warm hues of red, orange, and yellow
-cool blues and greens for a nature-inspired look
-bold and bright colors for a fun statement piece.

No matter what color combination you choose, these free mosaic crochet patterns will make your crochet project stand out! Get creative and enjoy unique crochet stitches and mosaic chart designs.

Supplies For The Crochet Blanket

Crochet Hook:
Hook Size: G (4.0mm), or hook size to obtain gauge

Notions:
Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Scissors

Yarn:
Mary Maxim Natural Alpaca
77% Acrylic, 20% Alpaca, 3% Viscose, 262yds/100
Yarn Weight: Worsted weight yarn. Colorway Shown: Raw Cotton & Cool Stream

Yardage:
For the size shown in the images there is a total of 1900 yds. (1640 of Color A and 260 of Color B)
See Chart for Yardage; it will vary from baby blanket size to large blanket size.

Abbreviations/Stitches:
blo - back loop only
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
hdc - half double crochet
mdc - mosaic double crochet (see page 2)
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)
Stsc - stacked single crochet

Gauge:
15 sts x 16 rows = 4x4 inches in mosaic blocked
15 sts x 12 rows = 4x4 in hdc blocked
I have more information on Mosaic Crochet Gauge, to know how to do a gauge swatch.

Measurements/Sizes:
This blanket comes in various sizes, from a receiving blanket to a California King bedspread. A crochet size chart is available with the ad-free paid pdf pattern.

Skill Level:
Intermediate

Special Stitches:
Mosaic Double Crochet (mdc): is worked as a double crochet stitch, but it will be worked into the skipped stitch three rows below. This stitch will be worked on the front (or right sides) of the blanket.

Stacked Single Crochet (Stsc): Do NOT chain, insert hook into next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through both loops, insert hook in the vertical bar below, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through both loops on the hook.

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This chart shows the pattern of our Mosaic Crochet blanket. Each stitch symbol represents one row of stitches; a number in parentheses indicates how many stitches are in that row. Follow this chart to create the Wish Upon A Star mosaic crochet blanket!

Written Instructions for the Wish Upon A Star Mosaic Crochet Blanket

First Section of the Mosaic Blanket
Set Up: With Color A, chain the number of stitches for the width. Choose the desired size from the chart above.

Row 1: (RS): With Color A sc in first ch/st from hook and in each st across, turn. 138 (154, 170, 186, 22) (218, 234, 250, 266) sts

Row 2: (WS): Sc in each st across, turn and do not fasten off.

Row 3: With Color B sc in first, *ch 4, skip 4, sc 1, ch 3, skip 3*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

Row 4: For this row and every even row in this section, sc in each sc or mdc st, ch and skip every ch space.

Row 5: With Color A sc in first, *mdc 4, sc 1, mdc 3*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

Row 7: With Color B sc in first, *ch 2, skip 2, (sc 1, ch 1, skip 1) three times*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

Row 9: With Color A sc in first, *mdc 2, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, sc 1, mdc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

Row 11: With Color B sc in first, *sc 1, (ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

Row 13: With Color A sc in first, *sc 1, (mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1) three times, mdc 1,*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

Row 15: With Color B sc in first, *sc 1, (ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1) three times, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

Row 17: With Color A sc in first, *(ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1) twice, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

Row 19: With Color B sc in first, *(mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1) twice, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

Row 21: With Color A sc in first, *ch 1, skip 1, (mdc 1, sc 1) three times, mdc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

Row 23: With Color B sc in first, *mdc 1, (ch 1, skip 1, sc 1) three times, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from to * until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

Row 25: With Color A sc in first, *(sc 1, mdc 1) twice, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, sc 1, mdc 1*; repeat from to * until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

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Row 27: With Color B sc in first, *sc 1, ch 2, skip 2, sc 1, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 2, skip 2*; repeat from * to until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

Row 29: With Color A sc in first, *sc 1, mdc 2, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

Row 31: With Color B sc in first, *sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

Row 33: With Color A sc in first, *sc 1, mdc 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

Row 35: With Color B sc in first, *sc 1, ch 2, skip 2, mdc 1, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 2, skip 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

Row 37: With Color A sc in first, *sc 1, mdc 2, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, mdc 2*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

Row 39: With Color B sc in first, *(sc 1, ch 1, skip 1) twice, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

Row 41: With Color A sc in first, *ch 1, skip 1, (mdc 1, sc 1) three times, mdc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

Row 43: With Color B sc in first, *mdc 1, (ch 1, skip 1, sc 1) three times, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from to * until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

Row 45: With Color A sc in first, *(ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1) twice, sc 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

Row 47: With Color B sc in first, *(mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1) twice, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

Row 49: With Color A sc in first, *sc 1, (mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1) three times, mdc 1*; repeat from * to until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

Row 51: With Color B sc in first, *sc 1, (ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1) three times, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from to * until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

Row 53: With Color A sc in first, *(sc 1, mdc 1) twice, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, sc 1, mdc 1*; repeat from to * until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

Row 55: With Color B sc in first, *ch 2, skip 2, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1, mdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, ch 1, skip 1*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

Row 57: With Color A sc in first, *mdc 2, (sc 1, mdc 1) three times*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

Row 59: With Color B sc in first, *ch 4, skip 4, sc 1, ch 3, skip 3*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

Row 61: With Color A sc in first, *mdc 4, sc 1, mdc 3*; repeat from * to * until the last st, sc 1 in last, turn.

Row 62: Repeat an even row, turn.

Center of the Blanket
Row 1: Stsc in the first st, hdc in the remaining sts across, turn.

Repeat Row 1 for the number of times indicated on the blanket sizing chart. For the size shown in the images, crochet 76 hdc rows.

Second Section of the Mosaic Blanket
Row 1 (RS): With Color A sc in each st across, turn.
Repeats: Repeat the first section through Row 62. Cut Yarn and weave in ends.

Blanket Border
This will be worked on the top and bottom (narrow side of the blanket).
With the RS facing, attach the yarn to the corner of the blanket and use Color A.

Row 1: Ch 8, sc in second chain from hook and across towards the blanket edge, sl st 2 sts along the blanket edge (these do not count as sts), turn. 7 sts

Row 2: Skip the two sts from the blanket edge, working in blo sc in each st across until the last st, sc in both loops of the last st, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), sc through both loops of the first st, blo sc in each st across, sl st 2 sts along the blanket edge, turn.

Repeats: Repeat Rows 2-3 across one side of the blanket, cut yarn.

After completing one narrow side of the blanket, repeat on the opposite narrow side.

Repeat the instructions from above again along the long edges of the blanket. This will be started by attaching the yarn to the corner of the previous ribbed edge and working 2 sl sts per row along the edge of the blanket.

Finishing The Mosaic Crochet Blanket

Weave in all ends, light block if necessary, and enjoy! If you have caught the mosaic crochet bug, also check out the Waves Mosaic Crochet Blanket Free Pattern or the Snowflake Hexagon Mosaic Crochet Blanket. We hope this mosaic blanket brings you not only comfort but a sense of accomplishment and the joy of sharing your handmade project. Here's to the cozy nights and the stories woven into each stitch. Happy crocheting!

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