Mosaic Sampler Blanket Knitting Pattern

Soft, squishy garter stitch in striking geometric patterns – what’s not to love? The mosaic sampler blanket looks complex, but is actually easy! It uses the magic of slipped stitches to create intricate designs, with only one color on each row. This pattern comes in 3 sizes, and includes instructions to adjust to any other size you like!

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Mosaic Sampler Blanket Mystery Knit Along

I originally released this blanket pattern in 6 sections, as the Mosaic Sampler Blanket Mystery Knit Along. Check out the main KAL post to find all the section tutorials, and giveaway details too!

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Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling Yarn

Lion Brand provided the Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling yarn for this design. I chose colors: #135 Adobe, #404 Silver Heather, #132 Olive, #158 Mustard, #109 Steel Blue, and #122 Hazelnut for my blanket. It’s a luxuriously soft yarn with a beautiful shine!

Enter the Giveaway

The giveaway for the KAL is open until November 21st, 2021. Enter for a chance to win 6 skeins of Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling yarn from Lion Brand! That’s enough to make the baby size blanket. Find all the details and the entry form in the main Mosaic Sampler Blanket MKAL post.

Basic Stitch Anti Pilling

Pattern repeats

For each of the 6 sections, the stitch patterns will work with a 12 stitch repeat. Some, like the first section, may be a 6 stitch repeat, or even a 4 stitch repeat, but all will work out evenly to multiples of 12. For the sake of consistency across all 6 sections, each chart will show 12 stitch repeats, even if it could be shown in 4 or 6 stitches.

Choose your size

I’ve included three sizes in the pattern, but you can easily make the blanket any size you want, and in any gauge! Your cast on determines the width. Cast on fewer stitches for a narrower piece, and more for a wider piece. As long as you cast on a multiple of 12 + 5, you can choose any width you like and the pattern will work as written.

The length is broken up into 6 sections. This means each section is 1/6 the length of the final piece. Decide what length you want, and work each section to 1/6 of the total length. Just remember that adjusting your size will affect your yarn usage. You may need more or fewer skeins of yarn if you make changes.


Mosaic Sampler Blanket

4-medium
Project Level Easy

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Materials

  • Yarn: Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling Yarn (Worsted weight, 100% acrylic), 1 [2, 3] skeins each of:
    • #135 Adobe (A)
    • #404 Silver Heather (B)
    • #132 Olive (C)
    • #158 Mustard (D)
    • #109 Steel Blue (E)
    • #122 Hazelnut (F)
  • Needles: Size 8 / 5 mm knitting needles or size needed to match gauge. Needle/cord length should be long enough to fit the entire width of your blanket.
  • Notions:
    • Yarn Needle
    • Stitch markers (optional, you can use these to mark each repeat if desired)

Project Level

Easy: All knits and slip stitches with only 1 color at a time.

Sizes

Baby [Lapghan, Afghan] (30 x 30 [36 x 48, 52 x 60] inches)

3 blanket sizes

Gauge

15 sts x 35 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch. Row gauge is not important for the pattern.

Abbreviations used

k = knit
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
RS = right side
WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front

Instructions

To adjust width, cast on more or fewer stitches in groups of 12.

I have written each row out for clarity, but all WS rows follow the same rules:

Continuing with the same color as the previous row, k all stitches that were knit in the previous row (these stitches will be the same color as the working yarn); sl wyif all sts that were slipped in the previous row (these stitches will be a different color from the working yarn).

Section 1 – Stairsteps

See the video for this section here.

Section 1 stair steps chart
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With A, cast on 113 [137, 197] (multiple of 12 + 5).

Row 1 (RS): With A, k across.

Row 2: With A, k across.

Row 3: With B, (k5, sl1 wyib) across to last 5 sts, k5.

Row 4: With B, (k5, sl1 wyif) across to last 5 sts, k5.

When changing colors, always hold both yarns at the back of your work, and pick up the new color from under/in front of the previous color. This will make the carried yarns twist around each other and form a neat edge.

Pick up new yarn in front of old yarn

Row 5: With A, k1, (k5, sl1 wyib) across to last 4 sts, k4.

Row 6: With A, k4, (sl1 wyif, k5) across to last st, k1.

Row 7: With B, k2, (k5, sl1 wyib) across to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 8: With B, k3, (sl1 wyif, k5) across to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 9: With A, k2, (sl1 wyib, k5) across to last 3 sts, sl1 wyib, k2.

Row 10: With A, k2, (sl1 wyif, k5) across to last 3 sts, sl1 wyif, k2.

Row 11: With B, k3, (sl1 wyib, k5) across to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 12: With B, k2, (k5, sl1 wyif) across to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 13: With A, k4, (sl1 wyib, k5) across to last st, k1.

Row 14: With A, k1, (k5, sl1 wyif) across to last 4 sts, k4.

Repeat rows 3-14 until work measures 5 [8, 10] inches from cast on edge. You can stop after any WS row in color A (i.e. after any repeat of row 6, 10, or 14).

Stop at 5 inches for baby size

To make a different length, stop when work measures 1/6 of your total desired length. Still make sure to end after a WS, color A row.

Section 2 – Swiss Cross

See the video for this section here.

Section 2 chart - Swiss Cross
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Row 1 (RS): With B, k across.

Row 2: With B, k across.

Row 3: With C, k4, (sl1 wyib, k3) across to last 5 sts, sl1 wyib, k4.

Row 4: With C, k4, (sl1 wyif, k3) across to last 5 sts, sl1 wyif, k4.

Row 5: With B, k3, (sl1 wyib, k1) across to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 6: With B, k3, (sl 1 wyif, k1) across to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 7: With C, k2, (sl1 wyib, k3) across to last 3 sts, sl1 wyib, k2.

Row 8: With C, k2, (sl1 wyif, k3) across to last 3 sts, sl1 wyif, k2.

Row 9: With B, k4, (sl1 wyib, k3) across to last 5 sts, sl1 wyib, k4.

Row 10: With B, k4, (sl1 wyif, k3) across to last 5 sts, sl1 wyif, k4.

Rows 11-12: Repeat rows 7-8

Rows 13-14: Repeat rows 5-6

Rows 15-16: Repeat rows 3-4

Row 17: With B, k2, (sl1 wyib, k3) across to last 3 sts, sl1 wyib, k2.

Row 18: With B, k2, (sl1 wyif, k3) across to last 3 sts, sl1 wyif, k2.

Repeat rows 3-18 until section 2 measures the same height as section 1. You can stop after any WS row in color B (i.e. after any repeat of row 6, 10, 14, or 18).

Swiss Cross - Section 2 - close up of pattern

Section 3 – Dotty Diamonds

See the video for this section here.

Section 3 chart - Dotty Diamonds
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Row 1 (RS): With C, k across.

Row 2: With C, k across.

Row 3: With D, k7, (sl1 wyib, k1, sl1 wyib, k9) across to last 10 sts, sl1 wyib, k1, sl1 wyib, k7.

Row 4: With D, k7, (sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif, k9) across to last 10 sts, sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif, k7.

Row 5: With C, k3, (sl1 wyib, k1, sl1 wyib, k5, sl1 wyib, k1, sl1 wyib, k1) across to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 6: With C, k3, (sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif, k5, sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif, k1) across to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 7: With D, k6, (sl1 wyib, k3, sl1 wyib, k7) across to last 11 sts, sl1 wyib, k3, sl1 wyib, k6.

Row 8: With D, k6, (sl1 wyif, k3, sl1 wyif, k7) across to last 11 sts, sl1 wyif, k3, sl1 wyif, k6.

Row 9: With C, k2, (sl1 wyib, k1, sl1 wyib, k7, sl1 wyib, k1) across to last 3 sts, sl1 wyib, k2.

Row 10: With C, k2, (sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif, k7, sl1 wyif, k1) across to last 3 sts, sl1 wyif, k2.

Row 11: With D, k5, (sl1 wyib, k5) across.

Row 12: With D, k5, (sl1 wyif, k5) across.

Row 13: With C, k2, (k1, sl1 wyib, k9, sl1 wyib) across to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 14: With C, k2, (k1, sl1 wyif, k9, sl1 wyif) across to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 15: With D, k4, (sl1 wyib, k7, sl1 wyib, k3) across to last st, k1.

Row 16: With D, k4, (sl1 wyif, k7, sl1 wyif, k3) across to last st, k1.

Row 17: With C, k2, (sl1 wyib, k11) across to last 3 sts, sl1 wyib, k2.

Row 18: With C, k2, (sl1 wyif, k11) across to last 3 sts, sl1 wyif, k2.

Rows 19-20: Repeat rows 15-16.

Rows 21-22: Repeat rows 13-14.

Rows 23-24: Repeat rows 11-12.

Rows 25-26: Repeat rows 9-10.

Rows 27-28: Repeat rows 7-8.

Rows 29-30: Repeat rows 5-6.

Repeat rows 3-30 until section 3 measures the same height as each of the previous sections. You can stop after any WS row in color C (i.e. after any repeat of row 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, or 30).

Dotty Diamonds - Mosaic Sampler Blanket MKAL Section 3

Section 4 – Square Tiles

See the video for this section here.

Section 4 Square Tiles Chart
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Row 1 (RS): With D, k across.

Row 2: With D, k across.

Row 3: With E, k3, (sl1 wyib, k3, sl1 wyib, k1) across to last 8 sts, (sl1 wyib, k3) twice.

Row 4: With E, k3, (sl1 wyif, k3, sl1 wyif, k1) across to last 8 sts, (sl1 wyif, k3) twice.

Row 5: With D, k4, (sl1 wyib, k1, sl1 wyib, k3) across to last 7 sts, sl1 wyib, k1, sl1 wyib, k4.

Row 6: With D, k4, (sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif, k3) across to last 7 sts, sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif, k4.

Row 7: With E, k3, (sl1 wyib, k9, sl1 wyib, k1) across to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 8: With E, k3, (sl1 wyif, k9, sl1 wyif, k1) across to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 9: With D, k6, (sl1 wyib, k3, sl1wyib, k7) across to last 11 sts, sl1 wyib, k3, sl1wyib, k6.

Row 10: With D, k6, (sl1 wyif, k3, sl1wyif, k7) across to last 11 sts, sl1 wyif, k3, sl1wyif, k6.

Row 11: With E, k3, (sl1 wyib, k1) across to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 12: With E, k3, (sl1 wyif, k1) across to last 2 sts, k2.

Rows 13-14: Repeat rows 9-10.

Rows 15-16: Repeat rows 7-8.

Rows 17-18: Repeat rows 5-6.

Rows 19-20: Repeat rows 3-4.

Rows 21-22: Repeat rows 1-2.

Repeat rows 3-22 until section 4 measures the same height as each of the previous sections. You can stop after any WS row in color D (i.e. after any repeat of row 6, 10, 14, 18, or 22).

Square Tiles - Section 4

Section 5 – Flower Garden

See the video for this section here.

Section 5 Flower Garden Chart
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Row 1 (RS): With E, k across.

Row 2: With E, k across.

Row 3: With F, [k5, (sl1 wyib, k1) 3 times, sl1 wyib] across to last 5 sts, k5.

Row 4: With F, [k5, (sl1 wyif, k1) 3 times, sl1 wyif] across to last 5 sts, k5.

Row 5: With E, k4, (sl1 wyib, k7, sl1 wyib, k3) across to last st, k1.

Row 6: With E, k4, (sl1 wyif, k7, sl1 wyif, k3) across to last st, k1.

Row 7: With F, k3, (sl1 wyib, k3, sl1 wyib, k1) across to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 8: With F, k3, (sl1 wyif, k3, sl1 wyif, k1) across to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 9: With E, k6, (sl1 wyib, k3, sl1 wyib, k7) across to last 11 sts, sl 1 wyib, k3, sl1 wyib, k6.

Row 10: With E, k6, (sl1 wyif, k3, sl1wyif, k7) across to last 11 sts, sl1 wyif, k3, sl1wyif, k6.

Row 11: With F, k3, [sl1 wyib, k1, sl1wyib, k5, (sl1 wyib, k1) twice] across to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 12: With F, k3, [sl1 wyif, k1, sl1wyif, k5, (sl1 wyif, k1) twice] across to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 13: With E, k2, (sl1 wyib, k4, sl1 wyib, k1, sl1 wyib, k4) across to last 3 sts, sl1 wyib, k2.

Row 14: With E, k2, (sl1 wyif, k4, sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif, k4) across to last 3 sts, sl1 wyif, k2.

Rows 15-16: Repeat rows 11-12.

Rows 17-18: Repeat rows 9-10.

Rows 19-20: Repeat rows 7-8.

Rows 21-22: Repeat rows 5-6.

Repeat rows 3-22 until section 5 measures the same height as each of the previous sections. You can stop after any WS row in color E (i.e., after any repeat of row 2, 6, 10, 14, 18, or 22).

Flower garden detail

Section 6 – Mosaic Chevrons

See the video for this section here.

Section 6 Mosaic Chevrons Chart
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Row 1 (RS): With F, k across.

Row 2: With F, k across.

Row 3: With A, k3, [sl1 wyib, k2, sl1 wyib, k3, sl1 wyib, k2, sl1 wyib, k1] across to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 4: With A, k3, [sl1 wyif, k2, sl1 wyif, k3, sl1 wyif, k2, sl1 wyif, k1] across to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 5: With F, [k2, sl1 wyib] across to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 6: With F, [k2, sl1 wyif] across to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 7: With A, k4, [sl1 wyib, k2, sl1 wyib, k1, sl1 wyib, k2, sl1 wyib, k3] across to last st, k1.

Row 8: With A, k4, [sl1 wyif, k2, sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif, k2, sl1 wyif, k3] across to last st, k1.

Row 9: With F, k3, [sl1 wyib, k2, sl1 wyib, k3, sl1 wyib, k2, sl1 wyib, k1] across to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 10: With F, k3, [sl1 wyif, k2, sl1 wyif, k3, sl1 wyif, k2, sl1 wyif, k1] across to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 11: With A, [k2, sl1 wyib] across to last 2 sts, k2

Row 12: With A, [k2, sl1 wyif] across to last 2 sts, k2

Row 13: With F, k4, [sl1 wyib, k2, sl1 wyib, k1, sl1 wyib, k2, sl1 wyib, k3] across to last st, k1.

Row 14: With F, k4, [sl1 wyif, k2, sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif, k2, sl1 wyif, k3] across to last st, k1.

Repeat rows 3-14 until section 6 measures the same height as each of the previous sections. You can stop after any WS row in color F (i.e. after any repeat of row 2, 6, 10, or 14).

Section 6 Mosaic Chevrons detail

Top Border:

Row 1 (RS): With A, k across.

Row 2: With A, k across.

With A, bind off all sts.

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