Mosaic Mug Rug – Free Crochet Pattern

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Learn mosaic crochet by making this beginner-friendly Mosaic Mug Rug pattern. If you love colourwork but hate carrying yarn and changing colours, you will love this crochet pattern! Adding Fringe eliminates having ends to weave. Includes a video tutorial.

Mosaic Mug Rug

“Creativity is contagious, pass it on.”

― Albert Einstein

Learning mosaic crochet and creating mosaic charts has become a new and exciting adventure for me. I love how simple this technique is and the beautiful patterns you can create with it. I’m thrilled to teach you mosaic crochet and inspire you to get creating beautiful mosaic pieces!

Mosaic Mug Rug

This Mosaic Mug Rug pattern is a perfect introduction to mosaic crochet. It’s a small project, so it works up quickly and can build your confidence right away. The pattern is simple to memorize and includes a video on my YouTube channel.

Mosaic Mug Rug

Choose colours to match your home decor. Use them as a crochet coaster or to place hot items. They are a handy item to have on hand, making perfect gifts or selling a set at craft markets.

Mosaic Mug Rug

So lets go over the basics. Uou will need to know how to chain, make a double crochet, and single crochet stitch.

How to read a Mosaic Crochet Chart: 

The chart is read from right to left for each row.  Rows are worked in alternating colours, as indicated on the left column.  The entire row is worked in colour stated. Ignore the colours displayed in each box; this shows how the pattern will look; you will not change colour throughout a row. A blank box indicates you will work a sc in the blo. A box marked with an X indicates working a drop-down double crochet. Work a single crochet through both loops for the first and last stitch of a row. When working mosaic crochet in rows, you will cut the yarn at the end of every row.

mosaic chart

You can purchase an AD-FREE PDF get it on Ravelry or Etsy. Digital Interactive pattern on Ribblr.

Mosaic Mug Rug – Free Crochet Pattern

The pattern is written in Standard American Terms
Skill Level: Easy

 Yarn Requirements:   

 Dishie from WeCrochetShown in White (A), Mint (B), Silver (B) and Kenai (B) – 100% Cotton (190yds/100g) 

 One Size:

Colour A – 25 yards

Colour B – 20 yards

Dishie cotton yarn from wecrochet

Crochet Hook Requirements:

US G/6 (4mm)  

Mosaic Mug Rug


8 sts and 8 rows equal to 2″ in mosaic pattern

Additional Supplies:

Yarn Needle


Optional Steamer

dishie cotton from wecrochet


Blo – Back Loop Only

Ch – Chain

Dc – Double Crochet 

Rep – Repeat

RS- Right Side

Sc – Single Crochet

St(s) – Stitch(es)

Special Stitches:

Drop-down Dc – Drop-Down Double Crochet – Work a double crochet in the front loop of stitch 2 rows below. 

Finished Measurements:

5.5″ x 5″ – not including fringe

Watch on YouTube

This pattern is the sole property of MJs Off the Hook Designs. This pattern is copyright protected and cannot be copied or reproduced in any way. You are welcome to sell your finished items from this pattern. I require a reference or link for my design. My photos are copyright protected and are not to be used to sell your items.



Video tutorial on YouTube. The starting chain is worked in multiples of 4 plus 2. For every row, begin with a chain 1 and work a single crochet in the first st—chain 1 at the end of every row and cut yarn.

Mug Rug:

Row 1 (RS): With A, ch 22, work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, cut A—21 sts.

Row 2 (RS): With B, ch 1 and join, 1 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the blo of each st across, to last st, 1 sc in last st, ch 1, cut B. 

Refer to mosaic chart

mosaic chart

Row 3: With A, ch 1 and join, 1 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the blo of next st, 1 drop down dc in the flo of next st 2 rows below, *1 sc in the blo of next 3 sts, 1 drop down dc in the flo of next st 2 rows below; rep from * across to last 2 sts, 1 sc in the blo of next st, 1 sc in last st, ch 1, cut A.

Row 4: With B, ch 1 and join, ch 1, 1 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the blo of each of next 3 sts, *1 drop down dc in the flo of next st 2 rows below, 1 sc in the blo of next 3 sts; rep from * across to last st, 1 sc in last st, ch 1, cut B.

Rows 5-19: Rep Row 3 & 4, ending on Row 3.

Row 20: With A, ch 1 and join, 1 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the blo of each st across to last st, 1 sc in last st, ch 1, cut A.

Mosaic Mug Rug


Cut 20 strands of colour A, 7″ in length. Cut 18 strands of colour B, 7″ in length. Attach fringe by inserting the crochet hook through the rug, folding fringe in half, and pulling folded end-through. Insert fringe ends through the loop and pull to tighten. Trim ends.  A steamer helps to flatten pieces and trim them evenly.

Mosaic Mug Rug

I hope you enjoy this Mosaic Mug Rug Crochet Pattern! You can purchase the Ad-free PDF HERE.

Make sure to check out our beginner tutorial on how to work Mosaic Crochet in the Round

mosaic crochet in the round

For more designs by MJ’s Off The Hook Designs see our Ravelry, Etsy, LoveCrafts, WeCrochet or Ribblr Shop. Check out our Facebook and Instagram for daily inspiration!

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