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Easy Moss Stitch Crochet Baby Blanket

This baby blanket made with the moss stitch isn’t just handmade, it’s made with lots of love and care, right down to the very last stitch. It’s the kind of gift that will become a cherished keepsake for many years to come. Which means it’s absolutely perfect for giving as a gift!

If you are looking for a fun and quick to make gift, then this blanket is the one you’ll want to crochet. The best part of this blanket is that it is made up of easy stitches, which means it’s great for a beginner crocheter who wants to try something a bit more challenging.

free crochet pattern for an easy moss stitch baby blanket

Why You’ll Love this Blanket

You’ll love making this blanket because the moss stitch is one of the most simple stitch patterns and has a nice texture.

In this blog post, we’ll explore the beauty of the moss stitch crochet baby blanket and discover how it can be the perfect project to showcase your skills.

What is the Moss Stitch?

The moss stitch, also known as the linen stitch or granite stitch, is a popular crochet technique due to its stylishly woven appearance.

The pattern that makes the moss stitch is created by alternating single crochet and chain stitches in each row, resulting in a design that resembles scattered seeds or moss.

  1. Single Crochet (sc):
    • Start by making a slip knot on the crochet hook.
    • Crochet a foundation chain (aka chain stitch) of any amount
    • Next, insert the hook into the second chain from the hook.
    • Wrap the yarn over the hook, and pull it back through the chain. This will create a loop on the hook.
    • Wrap the yarn over the hook again, and pull it through both loops on the hook. This completes one single crochet stitch.
  2. Chain Stitch (ch):
    • Make a slip knot
    • Yo (yarn over)
    • Draw a loop of yarn back through the loop on the hook. You have completed your first ch stitch.
    • Yarn over and draw a loop through the loop on the hook for each new chain stitch.

You’ll find that the moss stitch creates a flat, reversible fabric that looks equally beautiful on both sides is perfect for baby blankets, thanks to this stitch pattern combination. It really is a stunning but simple way to create a baby blanket.

Materials Needed

You will need to have bulky 5 yarn, a 6.5 mm crochet hook as well as a few other crochet tools to be able to crochet a baby blanket like mine.

Take a look below to learn more about the supplies to crochet a blanket as shown.

Choosing the Right Yarn and Hook

When it comes to selecting the yarn for your moss stitch crochet baby blanket, softness and durability are key. Opt for a yarn that is gentle against a baby’s sensitive skin, such as a high-quality acrylic or cotton blend.

These types of yarns are not only easy to care for, but also come in a wide range of colors that are perfect for customizing blankets for gifts.

As for the crochet hook, choose a hook size that complements your selected yarn, ensuring a comfortable tension and a well-defined stitch pattern.

You can find what hook size is recommended for the yarn you wish to most commonly on the yarn label.

Other Materials

You will also need scissors, measuring tape as well as stitch markers if you wish to make the baby blanket as shown. I prefer stork scissors and a paper tape measure for my projects, but you can use what you like instead.

Let’s Get Started

The simplicity of the moss stitch pattern, coupled with the yarn used below, will create a stunning blanket. The finished blanket size is between a car seat size blanket and a stroller size blanket, which is convenient for taking with you wherever you go.

Whether you’re an experienced crocheter or just starting out, this baby blanket is perfect to crochet for you. So, grab your crochet hook, yarn and get started today!

Modern Moss Stitch Baby Blanket Pattern

Skill Level: Easy

Materials

  • Red Heart Hygge Yarn
    • Rust Color A < than 212 yards or 1 skein
    • Pearl Color B < than 300 yards or 2 skeins
    • Powder Color C < 212 yards or 1 skein
      • Or any size 5 bulky weight yarn
  • 6.5 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Stitch markers (optional)

Crochet Stitches & Abbreviations

Notes

  • Finished Size (one size) 26 inches wide by 22 inches high
  • The ch 2 at the beginning of the row counts a st
  • Pattern is in standard US terms
  • Learn how to change colors in crochet.
  • Always leave a 2 – 3 inch tail end at the end of each row.
  • Use an even number of chains for your starting (foundation) ch or multiple of 2 to create an even moss stitch pattern in any size.

Stitch Chart

The Instructions

Start: Foundation Row: With Color A ch 76

The color chart below starts with row 1.

Row 1: Sc in the 4th ch from the hook, *ch 1, sk next ch, 1 sc in next ch, rep from * across, turn. (74)

Row 2: Change to Color B, Ch 2, sk first sc, *1 sc in next ch 1 space, ch 1, sk next sc, rep from * across ending with a ch 1 and 1 sc in the turning ch, turn.

Row 3: Change to Color A, Rep row 2.

For the rest of the rows, follow along with the color chart above or written pattern below to know when to change colors from Color A, Color B, and Color C, repeating row 2.


Row 4: (Powder) x 74
Row 5: (Pearl) x 74
Row 6: (Powder) x 74
Row 7: (Pearl) x 74
Row 8: (Rust) x 74
Row 9: (Pearl) x 74
Row 10: (Powder) x 74
Row 11: (Pearl) x 74
Row 12: (Rust) x 74
Row 13: (Pearl) x 74
Row 14: (Rust) x 74
Row 15: (Pearl) x 74
Row 16: (Powder) x 74
Row 17: (Pearl) x 74
Row 18: (Powder) x 74
Row 19: (Pearl) x 74
Row 20: (Rust) x 74
Row 21: (Pearl) x 74
Row 22: (Powder) x 74
Row 23: (Pearl) x 74
Row 24: (Rust) x 74
Row 25: (Pearl) x 74
Row 26: (Rust) x 74
Row 27: (Pearl) x 74
Row 28: (Powder) x 74
Row 29: (Pearl) x 74
Row 30: (Powder) x 74
Row 31: (Pearl) x 74
Row 32: (Rust) x 74
Row 33: (Pearl) x 74
Row 34: (Powder) x 74
Row 35: (Pearl) x 74
Row 36: (Rust) x 74
Row 37: (Pearl) x 74
Row 38: (Rust) x 74
Row 39: (Pearl) x 74
Row 40: (Powder) x 74
Row 41: (Pearl) x 74
Row 42: (Powder) x 74
Row 43: (Pearl) x 74
Row 44: (Rust) x 74
Row 45: (Pearl) x 74
Row 46: (Powder) x 74
Row 47: (Pearl) x 74
Row 48: (Rust) x 74
Row 49: (Pearl) x 74
Row 50: (Rust) x 74
Row 51: (Pearl) x 74
Row 52: (Powder) x 74
Row 53: (Pearl) x 74
Row 54: (Powder) x 74
Row 55: (Pearl) x 74
Row 56: (Rust) x 74
Row 57: (Pearl) x 74
Row 58: (Powder) x 74
Row 59: (Pearl) x 74
Row 60: (Rust) x 74
Row 61: (Pearl) x 74
Row 62: (Rust) x 74
Row 63: (Pearl) x 74
Row 64: (Powder) x 74
Row 65: (Pearl) x 74
Row 66: (Powder) x 74

Finishing: Tie the 2-inch ends together at the end of each row (pearl with rust or pearl with powder) all the way up each side of the blanket to finish. You can steam them to make them lay flatter and neater if you wish.

More Free Crochet Blanket Patterns

If you liked the baby blanket above, you may also like some of my other favorite baby blankets to crochet as well.

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