35 Free Beginner Friendly Mosaic Crochet Patterns

Easy mosaic crochet patterns for beginners to learn the technique


I have put together ten free mosaic crochet patterns for beginners you can use to learn this technique. These are smaller mosaic pattern projects that are easy and quick.


Mosaic crochet pattern ideas have been on the rise in popularity. However, there are many crocheters that feel intimidated by this technique.

The intricate designs this technique creates are stunning and make great gifts.

I myself have admired lots of mosaic crochet pieces and thought I would never be able to crochet that. However, you will never know unless you try, right?

At the end of the day, it is just double crochet stitches placed differently within the fabric to create these designs.

I have put together this collection of mosaic crochet patterns for beginners. These are quick and smaller projects that would be ideal to practise on.

They use simpler versions of the technique so you can get the hang of it. Some have mosaic crochet chart to guide you through the process.

Many of these patterns are accompanied by comprehensive tutorials and visual help in the form of step-by-step photos.

Mosaic crochet is a color work technique that people like. The main reason is that to create an intricate design in color, you only work with one color at a time.

There are no multiple yarn balls rolling around the floor creating a tangled mess. Secondly, most mosaic crochet patterns come with a handy chart.

Chart gives you a real visual help and you can follow it easily. They take a little getting used to, however, once you master the charts you will be a mosaic crochet pro!

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beginner-friendly mosaic crochet patterns

35 Easy Beautiful Mosaic Crochet Patterns For Beginners – Free Patterns

I have compiled a collection of some amazing mosaic crochet design ideas for beginners that create stunning geometric patterns.

These all look really intricate and great, however, they are easy and showcase this crochet colorwork technique beautifully.

There are two types of mosaic crochet – inset mosaic crochet and overlay mosaic crochet patterns.

These patterns are a great starting place if you have never done mosaic crochet before. They come with helpful step-by-step tutorials and videos to explain this technique thoroughly as well as lots of mosaic crochet tips.

You can choose from simple home decor items like a wreath, tablet, coasters, or a handy mug rug.

If you prefer something wearable, I have included a hat, scarf, and a sweater too!

There are also a couple of smaller squares that you can practice on and if you get on with the technique you can make a few of them and join them together into a bigger project.

The main techniques to practice are working through the front loops of the row below and understanding mosaic charts as well as the fact that the back of the work will look very different.

Once you have mastered this technique and get the mosaic crochet bug, why not check out an amazing book of beautiful designs by Esme Crick from Red Sparrow Crochet?

Esme did a fabulous job of showcasing this technique with vibrant yarn colours using different style of mosaic crochet.

There is also a technique called interlocking crochet. This technique creates a similar effect, check out some of my patterns that use this technique.

  1. Anton Beanie
  2. Explorer’s Mittens
  3. Pinstripe Cushion Cover

Mosaic Crochet Wreath

This is a great mosaic crochet pattern for beginners. It has a simple repeat of two different colors and it’s comprised of simple single crochet stitches, chains, and easy double crochets.

You work the wreath cover in one piece as a long rectangle shape. You then wrap it over and sew it onto the wreath to decorate it.

To customize it further, you can switch up the colors and make a wreath for the appropriate season.

CLICK HERE for the pattern and tutorial.

Mosaic Crochet Wreath

Mosaic Crochet Mug Rug Pattern For Beginners

This gorgeous crochet mug rug pattern is the perfect pattern to try mosaic crochet. It is a great project that allows you to get used to and practice this interesting technique. The right side has a stunning geometric design.

Because it works up so quickly, you will also get satisfaction from completing a project. It is a great stepping stone to more complex patterns.

Each row of this crochet project is worked in one color and because it is worked from right to left you cut the yarn after each row. This then creates a lovely fringe on each side adding a great finishing touch to this super cute mug rug.

FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free easy mosaic crochet pattern.

Mosaic Crochet Mug Rug Pattern For Beginners

Crochet Cropped Sweater

You work this gorgeous sweater top down in a raglan style. This is a great technique for a perfect-fitting sweater. Make sure to use stitch markers to keep track of the rounds. This sweater will be a great addition to your crochet wardrobe showing off the mosaic design.

Most of the body is kept simple and worked in easy beginner stitches using simple pattern repeat. The bottom part uses a simple mosaic technique crochet pattern that adds another dimension to this design.

It comes in eight different sizes and has lots of notes on adjusting the length if cropped is not your style. I think this is the perfect piece if you like crocheting garments and want to try the mosaic crochet technique too.

You can find this gorgeous and more mosaic crochet patterns for beginners ON THIS WEBSITE.

Crochet Cropped Sweater

Modish Mosaic Hat

This is a super modern and stylish mosaic crochet hat. Mosaic crochet is one of quick and easy crochet techniques to create beautiful colorwork patterns.

The Modish Mosaic Crochet Hat will quickly become a family favorite, you can make one in a different color for all family members. You can create a variety of patterns just by changing yarn colors.

If you think it is a little complicated, this hat is accompanied by a video tutorial taking you through the process step by step so it is a great place to start.

Find the pattern ON THE BLOG.

Modish Mosaic Hat

Mosaic Crochet Blanket Square Pattern

The Little Acorns mosaic crochet blanket square is a perfect project to try out some mosaic crochet with this free tutorial.

Using only basic crochet stitches and simple colorwork, you will have a modern fall square in no time following this easy pattern!

The colorwork repeat is a surprisingly easy way to create different patterns. After a couple of rows, you probably won’t even need to look at the written instructions or colorwork chart anymore.

This square is worked in rows from the bottom up, finishing with a trim of sc sts around the edge of the square. What a great way to step int the world of mosaic crochet.

You can work up a few and join them together to make a tote bag or cushion cover.

Grab the beginner friendly mosaic crochet pattern HERE.

Mosaic Crochet Blanket Square Pattern

Crochet Mosaic Square Pattern For Beginners

Looking at the intricate patterns you can create with simple stitches can seem intimidating at first. Truth is, the mosaic crochet technique is way easier than it looks.

This little square is the perfect place to start with mosaic crochet. It is small enough to practice on. You won’t be too disappointed if you mess it up.

However, if you get it right you can work up a few and join them together to make a small cushion cover or use cotton yarn for a baby blanket.

Get this easy mosaic crochet pattern BY CLICKING HERE.

Crochet Mosaic Square Pattern For Beginners

Plush Plus Rug

This beautiful crochet rug will be a statement piece in any room in the house. Whether you use it in the bathroom or living room it will for sure catch your eye. I think it would also look great using variegated yarn! A Simple way to add a splash of color into your home.

It features a simple geometric pattern worked in a combination of overlay technique stitches and back loop only that creates really clean lines.

You can also make it into a whole hallway runner with more repeats. The possibilities are endless!

You can find the free beginner mosaic crochet pattern ON THIS PAGE.

Plush Plus Rug

Mosaic Crochet Placemat and Coaster Patterns For Beginners

Mosaic Crochet is the perfect outlet to experiment with color.

This blog post contains basic rules, a video tutorial, and the FREE detailed instructions pattern for the Brickroad Table Set – a set of Coasters and Tea Towel that will complement any home. So try these out before committing to larger projects.

The great thing is you only work one color at a time! So there are no tangles like with Intarsia or working to hide floats like with Tapestry or Faux Fair Isle!

THIS BLOGPOST has all the information you will need about mosaic crochet patterns for beginners.

Mosaic Crochet Placemat and Coaster Patterns For Beginners

Weekday Crochet Cowl

This is such a warm & cozy piece to wear.

Your Weekday Cowl is an easy crochet pattern to try your hand at this piece that feels like a big warm hug for your face and neck. 

The design is anything but boring, featuring the Mosaic Crochet Technique, but the written pattern is easier than it looks!

It is worked in the round which means this cowl is completely seamless. There are also notes for everyone with the ability to make adjustments.

Find this mosaic crochet patterns for beginners HERE.

Weekday Crochet Cowl

Mosaic Crochet Scarf

Elevate your cold-weather wardrobe with this interesting crochet scarf! This beautiful scarf is an excellent introductory-level project for the mosaic concept. 

The mosaic concept has overlays that sit in front of the work. If you were to turn over the scarf, you would see solid color stripes. It’s a pretty fascinating process.

You can create a bold and beautiful scarf using any 2 shades you like. Secondly, you can add a generous fringe to make a real statement piece for your wardrobe.

You can get to the pattern by CLICKING ON THIS LINK.

Mosaic Crochet Scarf

25 More Mosaic Crochet Patterns For Beginners

Here are some more beginner-friendly mosaic crochet patterns to try:

  1. Basketweave Placemat CLICK HERE
  2. Crochet Cowl CLICK HERE
  3. Mosaic Mittens CLICK HERE
  4. Woven Mosaic Blanket CLICK HERE
  5. Christmas Blanket CLICK HERE
  6. Gradient Yarn Crochet Shawl CLICK HERE
  7. Diamond Days Bag CLICK HERE
  8. Nya Blanket CLICK HERE
  9. Zig Zag Bag CLICK HERE
  10. Pumpkin CLICK HERE
  11. Dishcloth CLICK HERE
  12. Mosaic Blocks Throw CLICK HERE
  13. Athena Neckwarmer CLICK HERE
  14. Cushion Pattern CLICK HERE
  15. Crochet Pouch CLICK HERE
  16. Sedona Mosaic Hat CLICK HERE
  17. Mosaic Crochet Pillow CLICK HERE
  18. Diamond Scarf CLICK HERE
  19. Hand towell Pattern CLICK HERE
  20. Christmas Tree Coaster CLICK HERE
  21. Holly Jolly Blanket CLICK HERE
  22. Pincushion CLICK HERE
  23. Hayden Bag CLICK HERE
  24. Peaks and Pillars Cushion CLICK HERE
  25. Rainbow Splash Blanket CLICK HERE

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed these mosaic crochet patterns for beginners using different techniques. I have more free crochet patterns and tutorials that you might enjoy right here on the blog. 

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35 Free Beginner Friendly Mosaic Crochet Patterns

About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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