Mosaic Crochet Techniques are varied although resulting in beautiful results. A brief explanation of each technique listed below to better understand Mosaic Crochet Techniques.
Overlay Mosaic Crochet
Overlay Mosaic Crochet is worked on the front side only using single crochet (sc) in the backloop and drop down double crochet (dc). The pattern is developed with a graph working in only one direction thereby cutting the yarn after each row, so the yarn can be used at the same start. This effect is best developed with at least 2 contrasting colours. Yarn ends can be used to create a decorative fringe using twisting technique or hidden and encased into a double border.
#1 Beginners Guide to Mosaic Crochet – The Basics by Tinna Thorudottir Thorvaldar
As the Overlay method starts the same side each new row, yarn is cut when finished and used again to start the new row. Ends on both sides of the project. The ends can be sewn in, if that is the look you are after. Although, the ends can be encased in a Double Border or an Envelope Border. Alternatively, use those ends as a feature with a Twisted Fringe.
Mosaic Crochet | Ends & ENVELOPE BORDER | Bella Coco Crochet | Techniques to save you time!
#3 Beginners Guide to Mosaic Crochet – The Double Border
How to crochet a mosaic blanket with a double border! by chic crochet … by jenny
How to make a twisted fringe – the perfect finish for Mosaic Crochet by Tinna Thorudottir Thorvaldar
How to Make Twisted Fringe by Heart Hook Home
Continuous Overlay Method
Continuous Overlay Mosaic Method has the same elements of Overlay Mosaic Method although without cutting yarn at the end of each row. This method is achieved by working 2 rows in the same colour, with row (1) on Right Side working pattern and second row (1a) same colour worked on the Wrong Side going back to beginning.
#25 – Continuous Overlay Mosaic Crochet with NO ENDS! by The Crochet Architect
Nya Mosaic Blanket – Infinity version by LillaBjörnCrochet Design (Tatsiana Kupryianchyk)
NYA Mosaic Blanket (mozaik battaniye) 1. Bölüm by Songül Tekin
Inset Mosaic Crochet is a technique where after the row is worked, the yarn is not cut but rather work is turned and worked back to start. Yarn is just carried up between rows on one side. If cutting ends bothers you, this may be the technique to try.
Beginners guide to Inset Mosaic Crochet by Gathered Makes
Inset Mosaic Crochet
Reversible Continuous Overlay Mosaic Crochet
All previous methods creates a one-sided pattern, the back looks like rows of alternate colours. To create a reversible pattern using Overlay Mosaic Crochet, an Anchored double crochet (dc) on the back creates a front and same back fabric. Uses more yarn, also most patterns can be adapted to this technique.
#26 – Reversible Continuous Overlay Mosaic Crochet (REV-COM) by The Crochet Architect
Double sided mosaic crochet by Janneke de Jongh
#24 – Reversible Inset Mosaic Crochet & Free Chart by The Crochet Architect
In the Round
Mosaic Crochet In The Round has two definitions. Firstly, In The Round creating a 3D circular fabric having an inside and outside, a tube/cylinder. Secondly, In the Round a 2D and flat fabric, magic circle at the centre, working outwards.
#4 Beginners Guide to Mosaic Crochet – In the Round by Tinna Thorudottir Thorvaldar
HOPE motif – Mosaic Crochet Tutorial by Tinna Thorudottir Thorvaldar
MOSAIC CROCHET IN THE R0UND. PERFECT CORNERS by Beba Blanket
Crochet Mosaic Pattern in the Round #01 by Fahmina’s Creation
So far each technique has 2 colours alternating. Colour can be introduced during a row, or carried through with a tapestry technique.
Mosaic crochet : 2 colors in a row, technique n°2 by Half Stitch
Overlay Mosaic Crochet color-switching – adding extra colors in the row by Cyndie Birdsong
CASABLANCA CROCHET SQUARE by pattern-paradise.com/
Interlocking Mosaic Crochet
Another technique Interlocking Mosaic Crochet which is created with a mesh, and resembles filet crochet technique.
Interlocking Crochet January Square | Interlocking Crochet in the Round Free Pattern by Kickin Crochet
The Potholder #1 Interlocking by Svetlana Rogatykh
Interlocking Filet Mesh: From Start to Diagonals by Kathryn Clark Crochet
August Interlocking Crochet Square | Free Interlocking Crochet Blanket Square Pattern by Kickin Crochet
Interlocking Crochet™ – #1 Introduction by Tanis Galik
Clean Mosaic Technique
Cats Pocket Scarf in Clean Mosaic Crochet Technique by Helena Asmus Lim of Clearly Helena