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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.