There are so many possibilities in the world of mosaic crochet! Whether you’re new to this crochet technique or are looking for your next pattern, you’re in the right place. Keep reading to see our favorite 27 free mosaic crochet patterns, featuring wearables, gifts, and practical items made with mosaic crochet techniques. From hats and gloves to shawls and sweaters to bags, throws, and potholders, there’s something here for everyone.
Free Mosaic Crochet Patterns
Mosaic crochet is a simple colorwork technique that’s way easier than it looks. It’s a fantastic way to create eye-catching, beautiful designs using just basic crochet stitches. If you can chain, single crochet, and double crochet, you’ll find plenty of patterns on this list to try out.
Whether you’re just starting out with crochet or an advanced crafter looking for new ideas, mosaic crochet is a beautiful way to add color and uniqueness to a variety of patterns. It can be integrated into nearly any design, from blankets to bags to home decor and more.
Here are some cool options that you’ll find in the list below – perfect for gifting, keeping, or selling at your next craft fair!
Blankets and throws
Neckwarmers and cowls
All About Mosaic Crochet
So, what is mosaic crochet, you ask? Mosaic crochet is a colorwork technique that uses two (or more) different yarns to create an intricate-looking pattern without changing colors within the row or round.
There are a few different techniques within mosaic crochet. The most common are inset mosaic crochet and overlay mosaic crochet (though you might hear of some other mosaic crochet techniques as well).
These beautiful mugs are made using the Apache Tears mosaic crochet stitch. This stitch is actually one of the simplest mosaic crochet stitches, so even beginners can make this pattern. This pattern is explained with a chart as well as written instructions. A video tutorial is available as well.
This colorful, fall hat pattern is available in sizes toddler through adult! It’s worked from the bottom up, with a celebratory pom pom on top. With this easy pattern, you can make coordinating hats for you and your little one - or for the whole family!
This mosaic shawl is crocheted with a gradient yarn and will have everyone asking if you really made it yourself! The shawl is worked sideways, forming an asymmetric triangle. This intermediate pattern includes detailed instructions and lots of pictures.
This pattern - worked in rows - includes both a chart and written instructions. To change the size, simply add or subtract rows or use a different yarn weight. This lovely pattern would make a beautiful baby blanket or regular-sized throw.
This unique pattern features a beautiful, woven look with a knotted fringe. Its finished size is approximately 50” x 61”. This blanket would make a lovely, decorative throw for a living room or sitting room.
Enjoy the great outdoors with this cozy crocheted hat. You can make this pattern in four different sizes, and head measurements are provided for each size choice to help ensure the perfect fit. It’s worked in three parts: the brim, the mosaic pattern, and the reduction.
This gorgeous mosaic blanket pattern measures approximately 38” x 42”. It would make a wonderful gift for a baby or toddler, or could be used as a smaller-sized throw blanket. This pattern is ideal for intermediates.
This beautiful neckwarmer is a great way to stay cozy outside on chillier days. Whether taking a walk, watching a sports game, or getting some yard work done, you can enjoy the day in style with this lovely pattern! It includes both charts and written instructions and is fitting for beginners or intermediates.
This mosaic beanie is crocheted in the round from the bottom up. You can easily adjust it for your preferences by adding more rounds (for a slouchier beanie) or less rounds (for a more fitted hat). If you don’t have a lot of experience with mosaic crochet, you’ll enjoy the generous amount of step-by-step pictures included with this pattern.
Make this mosaic pillow cover your own! You can create this project by either crocheting two mosaic sides, or by crocheting one mosaic side and sewing it to a solid piece of fabric for the backing. It measures approximately 20” x 20” with the border.
Yarn weight: Sport
Suggested yarn: Scheepjes River Washed and Scheepjes Stone Washed
This rainbow blanket is a perfect stash buster! Brighten any room with the variety of color included in this gorgeous mosaic design. You’ll find simple written instructions, charts, and lots of pictures to walk you through this pattern.
This beautiful tapestry crochet pattern forms a joyful, bursting flower. You can use this project as a table decoration, centerpiece, or wall hanging. Or, follow the links within the post to keep going and make your pattern into a beautiful blanket!
Made with Lily Sugar ‘n Cream, this cotton dishcloth is durable, washable, and absorbs well. It features a simple mosaic pattern using single and double crochets. A set of these dishcloths would make a lovely gift!
This intricate, Scandinavian-style sweater will quickly become a staple in your closet. There are so many color options and ways to make this sweater your own! This pattern is crocheted in rounds from the top down and is best for intermediate to advanced crocheters.
Wearing this cowl is almost like snuggling up in a warm blanket up to your neck - except you can totally wear it in public (and look great, too!)! This easy pattern is worked in the round. Since it fits most anyone, it would make an excellent gift!
This lovely, mosaic cropped sweater is cozy and beautiful for wearing over a dress or a skirt. If you prefer longer sweaters, you can always add to the length. It’s best for intermediate to advanced crocheters and is available in 8 different sizes.
This triangle scarf is an excellent project if you’re just getting started with mosaic crochet. It’s worked from side to side and offers so much opportunity for creative liberty! Wear this cozy scarf casually or dress it up - it’s versatile!
This pouch might be small, but it has so many uses! Use it to carry around your keys and essentials, store crochet hooks and small supplies, keep your makeup inside… there are lots of options! You can choose to line your bag with fabric or leave it out. The finished size is approximately 7.5” x 5.25”.
This attractive mosaic beanie is worked from the bottom up. It’s available in four sizes, from baby to adult large. This pattern looks great with two solid colors or with a solid and a variegated yarn.
A temperature blanket is not only beautiful and unique, but it’s also an ideal way to use up all those extra yarn scraps you have in your stash! With this pattern, you can easily make your blanket as small or large as you like. It’s an excellent pattern for the confident beginner.
Carry your essentials around in style with this crochet tote! It’s crocheted in the round with a drawstring closure. The straps make it super easy and convenient to throw on your back and be on your way!
Here’s a sophisticated scarf that’s perfect for strolling down the riverside or spending an afternoon downtown. This fun and practical pattern would be excellent whether you make it for yourself, give it as a gift, or crochet a few for a craft show! A video tutorial is included with the written pattern.
Yarn weight: Sport
Suggested yarn: Scheepjeswol River Washed and Scheepjeswol Stone Washed
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