My latest obsession has been mosaic crochet. I just can’t get enough of it, and I’ve been dreaming up charts and designs that I can’t wait to convert into finished patterns, like the Aztec Mosaic Crochet Blanket Wrap that I’m sharing with you today. I know that mosaic crochet looks complicated if you are new to it, but I promise you that it really is easy and fun. Once you learn how to read a mosaic crochet chart and practice a few rows on your own, you’ll see just how uncomplicated mosaic crochet can be.
To help you along, I created a brand new video tutorial on the Leelee Knits YouTube channel for you guys to watch before you attempt to make my Aztec Mosaic Crochet Blanket Wrap. In the Mosaic Crochet Video Tutorial, I go over how to read a mosaic crochet chart, and then show you how to make a simple swatch (which is just the first few rows of this blanket wrap) on your own as practice.
My Yarn Choice:
Before I get into the pattern, I should mention that the yarn that I used is to die for! Knit Picks recently sent me some samples of their brand new line of High Desert Worsted Weight Yarn. I have to say, this yarn is simply gorgeous! High Desert is 100% American grown and spun and the skeins are huge! 100 grams of this yarn goes a long way! I also love the colour line. The description of the yarn says that “the stunning jewel tones are inspired by the landscape and skyline of Oregon’s high desert”. These colours make me think of summer nights by the fire roasting marshmallows, and watching the sun set.
Scroll down to see the free pattern for the Aztec Mosaic Crochet Blanket Wrap. The ad-free instant download PDF file can be purchased for easy printing and reading through Ravelry, or by clicking the button below.
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Mosaic Crochet Blanket Wrap Pattern
Materials and Supplies:
To make this wrap, you will need the following supplies:
- Size I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook.
- We Crochet/Knit Picks High Desert Worsted Weight Yarn in the following colours:
- 5 Skeins Cottonwood (Colour A)
- 5 Skeins Stargazing (Colour B)
- Yarn/tapestry Needle to weave in the ends.
Finished Size & Gauge:
Finished wrap measures: 27” X 66”.
Gauge: 14 stitches X 16 rows = 4” in single crochet.
Special Stitches & Abbreviations:
SC: Single Crochet.
MDC: Mosaic Double Crochet: A double crochet stitch worked into the single crochet that was skipped three rows below. The MDC stitch is always worked in front of your work.
HHDC: Herringbone Half Double Crochet: Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and draw through the stitch AND first loop on hook, yarn over, draw through remaining loops on hook.
A: Colour A.
B: Colour B.
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Mosaic Crochet Blanket Wrap Pattern Notes:
Some important notes to remember when following a mosaic crochet chart are:
- Read the chart from the bottom up.
- The odd numbered rows represent the right-side of your work, and the even numbered rows represent the back-side.
- Read right side rows right to left.
- Read back side rows left to right.
- Change the colour of yarn that you are working with every two rows. To create a seamless colour transition, change colours on the last stitch of the previous row.
- The first and last squares of each row will indicated which colour to use.
- CH1 at the beginning of every row.
- When working a right-side row (i.e., odd numbered row):
- The squares that are the same colour as the working yarn and have an “X” represent a mosaic double crochet stitch (MDC).
- The squares that are the same colour as the working yarn and do not have an “X” represent a single crochet stitch (SC).
- Squares that are of the opposite colour as the working yarn represent Chain 1 (CH1), skip the next stitch.
- When working a back-side row (i.e., even numbered row):
- The squares that are the same colour as the working yarn represent a single crochet stitch (SC), regardless of whether or not they have an “X”.
- The squares that are of the opposite colour as the working yarn represent Chain 1 (CH1), skip the next stitch.
- A mosaic double crochet (MDC) stitch is worked into the single crochet (SC) that was skipped three rows beneath it.
- Repeat the segment inside the red lines. Complete the squares outside of the red lines are only once per row.
- It’s a good idea to print the chart and highlight or cross off the rows as they are completed.
If you are new to mosaic crochet, I highly recommend that you watch the video tutorial below before starting.
Mosaic Crochet Blanket Wrap Pattern – Free:
With Colour A, chain 212 stitches. Colour A and Colour B will be referred to as simply A and B from this point on.
Row 1: With A, SC in second ch from hook and in each remaining ch; turn.
Row 2: With A, CH1. SC in each st across. Join B, turn.
For the remaining rows, follow the chart below beginning at Row 3:
Border and Finishing
At the end of row 102, continuing with Colour A, turn your work and chain 1.
Round 1: Work around the border of the blanket evenly in single crochet. Make sure that you work 3 SC in each corner stitch of the border to prevent it from bunching. When working down the sides, evenly space 75 stitches between the corners.
Round 2: Continuing with Colour A, work a round of HHDC in each sc (work 3 HHDC in each corner sc to prevent bunching). On the last stitch of this round, swith to Colour B.
Round 3: With Colour B, work one last round of HHDC in each sc (work 3 HHDC in each corner sc to prevent bunching).
Fasten off and weave in all loose ends. Wet or steam block to measurements.
Mosaic Crochet Blanket Wrap Pattern
I hope you enjoyed the free pattern for this mosaic crochet blanket wrap.
If you’d like your own copy, the ad-free PDF file can be purchased for $5 USD through Ravelry, or by clicking the button below.