Winter 2021 CAL: Mosaic Part 1

Let’s get this party started! Thank you so much for joining me in creating this warm winter blanket!

If you’re new to my patterns, please note that this is the OVERLAY MOSAIC VERSION. Go back to the main landing page to find the links to the other sections or for the interlocking version.

If you’re looking for a chart (with X’s showing the dropped double crochets) you’ll need to purchase the pattern on Etsy or Ravelry. This free version online contains the written instructions only.

Use code “MILD20” to take 20% off your purchase of the pattern for the duration of the CAL
(offer ends January 31, 2022).


The width of this pattern is adjustable. It is designed as a blanket (six repeats of the pattern), but you can make it larger or smaller. Repeat between the asterisks (*) to get your required width.

Yarn weight and hook size can easily be adjusted, just keep in mind your finished project will use a different amount of yarn and be a different finished size.

Overlay Mosaic Details

  • Finished measurements approximately 53” x 56”
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (3200 – 3800 yards)
  • Main color – 1475 yards
  • Contrasting color – 1725 yards
  • Plus, optional envelope border – 600 yards
  • Gauge: 16 stitches x 16 rows = 4”
Crocheted by Cristina

Overlay Mosaic Crochet KEY

MC = Main Color: dark blue in image above
CC = Contrasting Color: light blue in image above
Sp = space
Sk = skip a stitch
CH = chain
SC = single crochet
sc = SC into Back Loop only
DC = double crochet
dc = DC into Front Loop of stitch, 2 rows below
JS = Joining Stitch: insert hook under both loops, pull up a loop, slip stitch, SC in same space
ES = End Stitch: SC under both loops, CH 1, cut yarn and pull through tightly

Overlay Mosaic Crochet Technique

Please see the YouTube tutorial for more details. I use a single-row mosaic technique where you join and cut every row.

  • The front of your work is always facing you (this is the right side, the side showing the design)
  • You are always working from the right to the left
  • You tie on a new yarn at the beginning of each row and cut it at the end
  • Yarn colors can be anything you like
    • They need to contrast well (try a black and white photo to see if they are too similar)
    • They need to be the same weight (size/thickness)
    • My charts use black as the Main Color and white as the Coordinating Color
  • I prefer using a chainless SC to create my foundation row because then I have tails on both sides of my work just like all the other rows will have
  • Even-numbered rows use MC; odd-numbered rows use CC

Foundation Row (Row 0): use Main Color (MC)

An error! My apologies! The foundation row math has been updated! It should say 207 stitches needed for the full blanket.

Use a chainless SC technique to create repeats of 34 +3 SC. Or chain 34 +4, SC in 2nd from hook and all the way back across. Cut and tie off.

FOR A BLANKET, AS DESIGNED: (34 x 6) = 204 +3 = 207 foundation single crochet stitches needed.

Switch to Contrasting Color (CC) {Even- rows use MC; odd-numbered rows use CC}

Repeat between the *s six (6) times for a blanket.

1 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

2 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

3 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

4 – JS, *sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc15, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc2*, sc1, ES

5 – JS, *sc2, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc1*, sc1, ES

6 – JS, *sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, {dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2} x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1*, sc1, ES

7 – JS, *(dc1, sc5) x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc5*, dc1, ES

8 – JS, *sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, {dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x2} x2, dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3, dc1*, sc1, ES

9 – JS, *sc2, (dc1, sc1, dc1, sc3) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc3, dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc1*, sc1, ES

10 – JS, *sc3, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc15, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc2*, sc1, ES

11 – JS, *(dc1, sc5) x2, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc5*, dc1, ES

12 – JS, *sc3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc7) x2, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc2*, sc1, ES

13 – JS, *(dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc13, (dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc1*, dc1, ES

14 – JS, *sc5, (dc1, sc11) x2, dc1, sc4*, sc1, ES

15 – JS, *dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1*, dc1, ES

16 – JS, *sc5, (dc1, sc11) x2, dc1, sc4*, sc1, ES

17 – JS, *dc1, sc9, dc1, sc13, dc1, sc9*, dc1, ES

18 – JS, *sc5, (dc1, sc11) x2, dc1, sc4*, sc1, ES

19 – JS, *sc12, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc11*, sc1, ES

20 – JS, *sc5, (dc1, sc11) x2, dc1, sc4*, sc1, ES

21 – JS, *dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x2, dc1, sc9*, dc1, ES

22 – JS, *sc5, (dc1, sc11) x2, dc1, sc4*, sc1, ES

23 – JS, *dc1, sc1, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x9, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc1*, dc1, ES

24 – JS, *sc5, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc4*, sc1, ES

25 – JS, *(dc1, sc1) x4, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc1*, dc1, ES

26 – JS, *sc11, dc1, sc11, dc1, sc10*, sc1, ES

27 – JS, *sc2, {(dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc5} x2, (dc1, sc1) x3, dc1, sc1*, sc1, ES

28 – JS, *sc1, dc1, sc9, (dc1, sc5) x2, dc1, sc9, dc1*, sc1, ES

29 – JS, *dc1, sc3, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc5, (dc1, sc1) x5, dc1, sc3*, dc1, ES

30 – JS, *sc34*, sc1, ES

31 – JS, *sc6, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc9, dc1, sc5, dc1, sc5*, sc1, ES

32 – JS, *sc5, (dc1, sc7) x3, dc1, sc4*, sc1, ES

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