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Crocheting Mosaic Mazes: A Creative Adventure – Free Pattern

Crochet maze

Introduction

Do you enjoy crocheting and exploring new, visually stunning patterns? If so, you’re in for a treat! Mosaic crochet offers a captivating way to combine colors, textures, and shapes to create intricate designs. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the world of crocheting mosaic mazes, and I’ll even provide you with a pattern to get started. Plus, don’t miss the opportunity to design your very own maze patterns using our mosaic crochet pattern generator.

Mosaic crochet

Mosaic crochet is a captivating technique that allows you to craft beautifulpatterns using only basic crochet stitches. Unlike other intricate techniques that require advanced skills, mosaic crochet is accessible to both beginners and experienced crocheters. It’s like painting with yarn, and the possibilities are endless!

Before diving into the maze, let’s understand the foundation of mosaic crochet. This technique typically involves working with two colors of yarn and alternating between them to create striking patterns. You’ll use only two basic crochet stitches: the front loop only double crochet (FLOdc) and the back loop only single crochet (BLOsc).

The Maze unveiled

Now, let’s explore the enchanting world of mosaic crochet mazes. A mosaic maze pattern is a captivating labyrinth of colors and textures that draws the eye in. It’s a puzzle of stitches, guiding you through twists and turns, just like a real maze.

Materials needed

Before we delve into the technique, gather the following materials:

  1. Yarn: Choose two contrasting colors of yarn, it will be refrenced as yarn A and yarn B. These will create the stunning colorwork effect that defines mosaic crochet. Opt for medium-weight yarn for ease of handling.
  2. Crochet Hook: Select an appropriate hook size based on your yarn’s thickness. You can find this information on the yarn label.

My favourite yarn to crochet is – Scheepjes Catona.

Introduction to mosaic technique

If you’re a complete beginner in mosaic crochet, I recommend watching this introductory video that explains the basics of mosaic crochet and demonstrates the essential stitches.

Abreviations

US notations used.

ch – chain
sc – single crochet
BLOsc – single crochet into back loop
FLOdc – double crochet into front loop
st – stitch
slst – slip stitch
start st – starting with next color, ch 1, sc into the same st
end st – sc, ch 1, cut off the yarn OR crochet slst together previous color loop with current color loop at the end of row; leave current color loop longer (for next row slst).

We will crochet always on the right side. At the end of each row we change color. In this pattern only standard stitches of mosaic are used – BLOsc, FLOdc.

Yarn can be cut off at the end of each row or it can be stretched on the back side and crocheted together (depends on your project).

Pattern

Row 1 (A) foundation: Start with ch 32. Skip 1, then 31 sc.
Row 2 (B) foundation: Start st, 29 BLOsc, End st.
Row 3 (A): Start st, 1 FLOdc, 2 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 3 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 2 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 3 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 13 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, End st.
Row 4 (B): Start st, 2 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 4 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 13 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, End st.
Row 5 (A): Start st, 2 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 4 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 9 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 3 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, End st.
Row 6 (B): Start st, 2 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 12 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, End st.
Row 7 (A): Start st, 2 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 11 BLOsc, 2 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 3 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, End st.
Row 8 (B): Start st, 2 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 16 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 5 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, End st.
Row 9 (A): Start st, 2 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 7 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 2 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 3 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 3 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, End st.
Row 10 (B): Start st, 2 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 5 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 4 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, End st.
Row 11 (A): Start st, 1 FLOdc, 4 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 3 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 2 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, End st.
Row 12 (B): Start st, 6 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 4 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 3 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, End st.


Row 13 (A): Start st, 1 FLOdc, 6 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 4 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 5 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, End st.
Row 14 (B): Start st, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 6 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 4 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 9 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, End st.
Row 15 (A): Start st, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 6 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 4 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 3 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 5 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, End st.
Row 16 (B): Start st, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 9 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 13 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, End st.


Row 17 (A): Start st, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 7 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 5 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 7 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, End st.
Row 18 (B): Start st, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 7 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 5 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 7 BLOsc, End st.
Row 19 (A): Start st, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 5 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 7 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 7 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, End st.
Row 20 (B): Start st, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 3 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 15 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, End st.
Row 21 (A): Start st, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 3 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 5 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 9 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, End st.
Row 22 (B): Start st, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 7 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 13 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, End st.
Row 23 (A): Start st, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 9 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 3 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 7 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, End st.
Row 24 (B): Start st, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 13 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 5 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, End st.
Row 25 (A): Start st, 1 FLOdc, 6 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 6 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 3 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, End st.
Row 26 (B): Start st, 6 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 4 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 3 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, End st.
Row 27 (A): Start st, 1 FLOdc, 4 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 4 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 3 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 5 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, End st.
Row 28 (B): Start st, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 2 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 4 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 5 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 7 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, End st.
Row 29 (A): Start st, 1 FLOdc, 2 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 3 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 4 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 3 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 9 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, 1 BLOsc, 1 FLOdc, End st.

Chart

Maze pattern

Feel free to experiment with colors and create your own variations of the maze pattern. The beauty of mosaic crochet is that you can customize your design to your heart’s content.

Create your own maze patterns

Ready to embark on your own creative journey? Use our mosaic crochet pattern generator to design unique maze patterns. Simply visit https://lelijo.lt/mosaic-calculator/ and let your imagination run wild. Once you’ve created your masterpiece, download the pattern and bring it to life with your crochet hook.

Few tips for starting creating your designs:

  1. Begin in the grey color row, typically found on even-numbered rows and represented by color B.
  2. Utilize columns consisting of 3 cells (or multiples of 2, such as 5, 7, 9…).
  3. Employ a horizontal set of cells, particularly on even-numbered rows with color B.

Share your mosaic maze creations

Crocheting mosaic mazes is not only a delightful craft but also an opportunity to connect with a community of fellow crocheters. Share your creations on social media with the hashtag #MosaicMazeCrochet and inspire others to join the adventure. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crocheter, there’s always something new to discover in the world of mosaic crochet.

So, grab your yarn, hook, and imagination, and let’s start crocheting mosaic mazes together. Happy crocheting, adventurers!

Resources

Videos

Checkout Mosaic crochet playlist on my Youtube channel:

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