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Mug Rug Mosaic Crochet Pattern

Do you like Mosaic Crochet? This is a mosaic crochet pattern for a mug rug that I made just yesterday and wanted to share with you!

I designed this mosaic pattern about a year ago and made a longer version of it. The one that I made yesterday for a mug rug is a shorter version of the same mosaic pattern, but this time I also inverted the colours to see how that would look. It’s not a huge difference, but I think I like the original colour version better. How about you?

Mosaic Crochet Pattern – Mug Rug

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If you know how to crochet mosaic (in this case it’s the Overlay Mosaic Crochet) then you can just scroll down to see the mosaic pattern chart. And if you’re completely new to mosaic crochet then you will need to know a little how it works and where to start! For this purpose please read the pattern notes and also how to use the mosaic crochet chart. A quick one row video demonstration is also down the page.

I have included written instructions and also a mosaic chart for those who like to follow charts. I think charts are much easier to follow as you get an overall picture of the pattern and you see where you are in your stitches. It’s like looking at a map. But some may prefer to follow the written instructions, so I have included both.

Mosaic Crochet Mug Rug Short Demons...
Mosaic Crochet Mug Rug Short Demonstration

Mosaic Crochet Mug Rug Pattern

Pattern Notes – Mosaic Crochet

  • Each row is worked from right to left on the right side (no turning).
  • At the end of each row fasten off and cut the yarn.
  • One colour per row. No need to change colour in the middle of a row.
  • Each new row starts with a slip knot and joining new colour to the first stitch in the previous row.
  • All single crochets (apart from the first and last) are worked in the back loop only.
  • When you have a number in front of a stitch, that means you have to work that many of that particular stitch. For example: 5 SC in blo means you have to work one SC in blo in the next 5 stitches.
  • You will have yarn ends on each side of your project. We will use those ends to make a fringe.

Skill Level

Intermediate

Dimensions

Width: 3.75″ (9.5 cm)

Length without fringe: 5.75″ (14.5 cm)

Length with fringe: 8″ (20 cm)

Gauge

9 Sts x 10 rows = 2″ in single crochet in back loop only

Materials

Yarn: I used 100% cotton yarn, light worsted #3/8ply/DK

You can use any type/weight yarn. You’ll need to adjust the size of your hook and may adjust the number of chains and rows.

Crochet hook: 4mm (G)

Scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms)

Ch = chain

St(s) = stitch(es)

SC = single crochet

DC = double crochet

blo = back loop only

dd DC = drop-down double crochet

A and B = any two contrasting colours of your choice

Special Stitches

Drop-down Double Crochet: work a double crochet in the front loop of stitch 2 rows below. In this pattern, you will work into the same colour front loop 2 rows below as the colour on your hook.

Written Instructions – Mosaic Crochet Pattern

Ch 26 with A

Row 1: with A, SC in second St and across (25). Fasten off and cut the yarn approx. 3 inches away.

Row 2: with B, make a slip knot and attach yarn with a SC to the first St. SC in blo in each St across until the very last St, SC in last St. Fasten off and cut the yarn.

Row 3: with A, make a slip knot and attach to first St. 11 SC in blo, dd DC, 11 SC in blo, SC in last St. Fasten off and cut the yarn.

Row 4: with B, join with SC to first St, SC in blo, 2 dd DC, 5 SC in blo, 2 dd DC, 3 SC in blo, 2 dd DC, 5 SC in blo, 2 dd DC, SC in blo, SC in last. Fasten off and cut the yarn.

Row 5: with A, join with SC to first St, dd DC, 9 SC in blo, dd DC, SC in blo, dd DC, 9 SC in blo, dd DC, SC in last. Fasten off and cut the yarn.

Row 6: with B, join with SC to first St, 2 SC in blo, 2 dd DC, 3 SC in blo, 2 dd DC, 2 SC in blo, dd DC, 2 SC in blo, 2 dd DC, 3 SC in blo, 2 dd DC, 2 SC in blo, SC in last. Fasten off and cut the yarn.

Row 7: with A, join with SC to first St. Sc in BLO, dd DC, 7 SC in blo, dd DC, 3 SC in blo, dd DC, 7 SC in blo, dd DC, SC in blo, SC in last. Fasten off and cut the yarn.

Row 8: with B, join with SC to first St, dd DC, 2 SC in blo, 2 dd DC, SC in blo, 2 dd DC, 2 SC in blo, dd DC, SC in blo, dd DC, 2 SC in blo, 2 dd DC, SC in blo, 2 dd DC, 2 SC in blo, dd DC, SC in last. Fasten off and cut the yarn.

Row 9: with A, join with SC to first St, 2 SC in blo, dd DC, 5 SC in blo, dd DC, 5 SC, dd DC, 5 SC in blo, dd DC, 2 SC in blo, SC in last. Fasten off and cut the yarn.

Row 10: with B, join with SC to first St, SC in blo, dd DC, 2 SC in blo, 3 dd DC, 2 SC in blo, dd DC, SC in blo, dd DC, SC in blo, dd DC, 2 SC in blo, 3 dd DC, 2 SC in blo, dd DC, SC in blo, SC in last. Fasten off and cut the yarn.

Row 11: with A, join with SC to first St, 2 SC in blo, dd DC, 5 SC in blo, dd DC, 5 SC in blo, dd DC, 5 SC in blo, dd DC, 2 SC in blo, SC in last. Fasten off and cut the yarn.

Row 12: with B, join with SC to first St, dd DC, 2 SC in blo, 2 dd DC, SC in blo, 2 dd DC, 2 SC in blo, dd DC, SC in blo, dd DC, 2 SC in blo, 2 dd DC, SC in blo, 2 dd DC, 2 SC in blo, dd DC, SC in last. Fasten off and cut the yarn.

Row 13: with A, join with SC to first St, SC in blo, dd DC, 7 SC in blo, dd DC, 3 SC in blo, dd DC, 7 SC in blo, dd DC, SC in blo, SC in last. Fasten off and cut the yarn.

Row 14: with B, join with SC to first St, 2 SC in blo, 2 dd DC, 3 SC in blo, 2 dd DC, 2 SC in blo, dd DC, 2 SC in blo, 2 dd DC, 3 SC in blo, 2 dd DC, 2 SC in blo, SC in last. Fasten off and cut the yarn.

Row 15: with A, join with SC to first St, dd DC, 9 SC in blo, dd DC, SC in blo, dd DC, 9 SC in blo, dd DC, SC in last. Fasten off and cut the yarn.

Row 16: with B, join with SC to first St, SC in blo, 2 dd DC, 5 SC in blo, 2 dd DC, 3 SC in blo, 2 dd DC, 5 SC in blo, 2 dd DC, SC in blo, SC in last. Fasten off and cut the yarn.

Row 17: with A, join with SC to first St, 11 SC in blo, dd DC, 11 SC in blo, SC in last. Fasten off and cut the yarn.

Row 18: with A, join with SC to first St, SC in blo, across the row, SC in last. Cut the yarn.

Mosaic Crochet Chart

How to use this chart:

  • Read the chart from right to left, from the bottom to the top.
  • Row numbers are on the right, from 1 – 18.
  • Stitch numbers are on top, from 1 – 25.
  • A and B on the left are the contrasting colours.
  • One colour per row. You will not change colour in the middle of the row.
  • Square with SC in it is a single crochet (always at the beginning and end of row).
  • Empty square (any colour) is a single crochet in back loop only (SC BLO).
  • Square with an X in it is a drop-down double crochet (dd DC).
  • When reading the chart, only look at the colour in A or B – this will be your colour for the whole row. The colours in other squares are only for the visual representation on how it will look when it’s done.
  • You can refer to written instructions for clarification.
Mosaic Crochet Pattern Chart – Mug Rug

Mosaic Crochet Short Video Demonstration

Fringe

Cut the fringe to desired length, go through each knot and tighten it a little more. Then separate the individual yarn threads for a better & fuller looking fringe!

Blocking

Some crochet projects look much better after they’ve been blocked. Blocking simply means that you wet the finished project under running water and then spread it out on a table (or floor if it’s a bigger project) in the shape you want it stay. Make sure you really have a perfectly straight sides and edges with no curling up corners as it will dry and keep that shape.

And this is what I did with this mosaic mug rug. As you can see below, before cutting the fringe and separating the yarn threads on the left and after it’s been done and blocked on the right. It just gives it a beautiful finished look!

I hope you like this mosaic crochet pattern! Let me know in the comments below how if you have any questions about the pattern!

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