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Free Mosaic Crochet Zippered Pouch Pattern with Illusion Squares

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This is a free mosaic crochet pouch pattern featuring illusion squares. This is a great beginner mosaic crochet pattern with 3 video tutorials using Premier Everyday and Momenti Worsted yarn.


From the beginner to the well-practiced yarn enthusiast, this free mosaic crochet pouch pattern with illusion squares and three easy-to-follow video tutorials offers a fun way to create a unique and beautiful project.

It’s the perfect way to master the mosaic crochet technique while producing an item you’ll be proud to show off. And, it’s an economical way to make a stylish gift for a friend or family member. With this pattern, you’ll learn the mosaic crochet technique, and how to construct a pouch featuring 3D illusion squares all around.

Plus, you’ll be able to customize your work with your choice of colors and decor. With just a few commonly available materials and some patience, you can be proud to show off this luxurious pouch to friends and family. In this article, you will discover the free pattern, three video tutorials that explain the project in detail, and some tips and tricks to help you perfect the illusion squares mosaic pattern.

And if you are a visual learner, I also added a few video tutorials to learn the stitches needed to help you along with the written pattern as well. This pattern used to be a mystery crochet along and is broken up like that accordingly.

It’s time to get creative, so let’s get started!

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Free Mosaic Crochet Pencil Pouch Pattern with Videos

Mosaic Crochet

Never attempted mosaic crochet before? Don’t worry. Believe it or not, this is actually a beginner-friendly technique and not scary at all. I promise ๐Ÿ™‚ To summarize, you will use the color graph (provided below) to make this zippered pouch that is great for pencils, hooks, or even makeup.

Well, this mosaic crochet pouch pattern is not my first mosaic crochet pattern. Learn everything there is to know about Mosaic Crochet! I have written 59 other mosaic crochet patterns, along with 8 tutorials and 14 videos in my all-in-one course.

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If you like mosaic crochet patterns, you might like these also:

  1. Square Mosaic Crochet Pouch
  2. Shoulder Bag
  3. Diamond Mosaic Crochet Scarf
  4. Swirly Mosaic Crochet Bag

So, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this cute pattern.

How to Crochet the Illusion Square Mosaic Crochet Pouch Pattern

Materials you will need

Gauge

4 sts x 4 rounds = 1 square inch

Size

10 x 5.5 inches

Stitches used in the pattern

Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE

  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • ch = chain
  • sk = skip
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • dc = double crochet
  • invisible join
  • mdc = mosaic crochet double crochet (1 dc in the flo 2 rows down to the same color)
  • sc = single crochet
  • blo = back loop only
  • ATC = Alternative Turning Chain

Free Written Mosaic Crochet Pattern for the Illusion Square Pouch

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Pattern Notes

You can crochet this pattern in rounds, but not started with a foundation row (pouch bottom), however, you could start with one so you won’t have to sew the bottom together later. Keep in mind, this pattern used to be part of a Mystery CAL so it includes 3 video tutorials, each of them guiding you through each section of the pattern.

Learn Mosaic Crochet for this Zippered Pouch with Illusion Square

Video Tutorial Part 1

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ALL MDC (mosaic double crochet) stitches are dc stitches made 2 rows down to the FLO in the same color.
ALL SC stitches are made in the BLO.

IGNORE all colored pixels below each X – Watch the video above to understand WHY!

I used Anti-Pilling Yarn for the ODD rounds and Momenti yarn for the EVEN rounds.

Written Pattern

R1: Make 88 chainless foundation chains using single crochet

And connect 1st and last stitch together using the invisible slip stitch (do this for all rounds).

Repeat EACH Pattern Round Repeat 4 times in total, for 88 stitches per round.

Written Pattern for 1 Pattern Repeat (you’ll crochet 4 per round):

R2: (sc) x 22

R3: (sc) x 11, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 8

R4: (sc) x 10, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 7

R5: (sc) x 9, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 6

R6: (sc) x 8, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 5

R7: (sc) x 7, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 4

R8: (sc) x 6, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 3, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 3

Mosaic Crochet Mystery CAL Graph
Column 23 shows the yarn color for each round, do not crochet it
Mosaic Crochet Pouch until round 7
The picture shows pattern until round 7

Video Tutorial Part 2

Written Pattern

ALL MDC (mosaic double crochet) stitches are dc stitches made 2 rows down to the FLO in the same color.
ALL SC stitches are made in the BLO.

And connect 1st and last stitch together using the invisible slip stitch (do this for all rounds).

Repeat EACH Pattern Round Repeat 4 times in total, for 88 stitches per round.

Written Pattern for 1 Pattern Repeat (you’ll crochet 4 per round):

R9: (sc) x 5, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 5, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 2

R10: (sc) x 4, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 7, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1

R11: (sc) x 3, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 9, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1

R12: (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 11, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1

R13: (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 13, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1

R14: (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 11, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1

R15: (sc) x 3, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 9, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1

R16: (sc) x 4, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 7, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1

R17: (sc) x 5, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 5, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 2

Mosaic Crochet Mystery CAL Graph
Column 23 shows the yarn color for each round, do not crochet it
Mosaic Crochet Pouch until round 17

Video Tutorial Part 3 + Assembly

Written Pattern

ALL MDC (mosaic double crochet) stitches are dc stitches made 2 rows down to the FLO in the same color.
ALL SC stitches are made in the BLO.

And connect 1st and last stitch together using the invisible slip stitch (do this for all rounds).

Repeat EACH Pattern Round Repeat 4 times in total, for 88 stitches per round.

Written Pattern for 1 Pattern Repeat (you’ll crochet 4 per round):

R18: (sc) x 6, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 3, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 3

R19: (sc) x 7, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 4

R20: (sc) x 8, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 5

R21: (sc) x 9, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 6

R22: (sc) x 10, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 7

R23: (sc) x 11, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 8

If you are finishing it like me (as a pencil/hook pouch), then do the following:

Mosaic Crochet Mystery CAL Graph

Sew the bottom closed using the mattress stitch (click for tutorial). Then sew the zipper to the top (click for tutorial).

But remember (mentioned in the video), you can also finish it like a bag (stop at round 22, repeat rounds 3-22, and finish with round 23). That can also be turned into a pillow, a basket, or anything else you might like. Let your imagination go wild. How will YOU finish this pattern?

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