This crochet moss stitch blanket is super simple and easy to make anywhere from a baby sized blanket to a king sized blanket! Grab the ad-free PDF below or view it for free right here on the blog.
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Crochet Moss Stitch
This moss stitch is made up of just two basic stitches: single crochet and chains. It’s super easy because you crochet into the chain spaces in the previous rows. Working in chain spaces typically makes it quicker than working into actual stitches.
It creates a beautiful subtle texture that has no gaps and is also quite stretchy. When you add striping, you can see how each row works into the previous row so it is slightly overlapped.
Pops of Color
For this otherwise very basic and neutral blanket, I added bright colors and fun pom poms to the top and bottom border.
Adding just one stripe of each color in different sections was just enough to bring this blanket to life! The pom poms also added a fun unexpected element.
The pom poms were made with Clover pom pom makers for a very easy and quick pom pom. They are definitely the best pom pom makers I’ve ever used!
I simply tied the pom poms onto the edge of the blanket and snipped the excess yarns close to the knot. This makes this blanket spot clean only – you don’t want to run these pom poms through the washer!
Crochet Moss Stitch Free Blanket Pattern
Paintbox Simply Aran in Champagne White (4 skeins), Neon Yellow (1 skein), Lipstick Pink (1 skein), and Marine Blue (1 skein). Yarn amounts is for baby size.
Written pattern is for a baby sized blanket.
To make the blanket larger, simply add in multiples of 2 to the beginning chain until desired width. Repeat Row until blanket is desired length continuing with the striping pattern.
For the moss stitch: Until you are familiar with seeing the chain one spaces from the previous row, it may be helpful to use a stitch marker to mark a few chain one spaces in order to easily see where they are when working the next row.
Dimensions: 30” x 35” without pom poms
Gauge: 4” x 4” ~ 16 st x 13 rows in moss stitch
Abbreviations: (US terms)
Ch = chain, sc = single crochet, sk = skip, sp = space
Starting with white yarn.
Row 1: Ch 120, sc in 4th ch from hook, *ch 1, sk 1, sc in next ch, repeat from * across, turn
Row 2: Ch 2, sc in ch 1 sp from previous row, *ch 1, sc into next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, end with sc in ch sp from previous row, turn
Repeat Row 2 changing colors for the striped sections.
See Stripe Pattern below.
The diagram shows a repeat of 3 striped sections for a baby sized blanket. Continue to repeat the pattern for a longer length.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Make (6 each for baby size) 1-5/8” pom poms in each color: blue, pink, yellow. Attach to top and bottom border of blanket using photo as a guide.