I love a quick and easy crochet project and my family loves cozy blankets so this moss stitch blanket was a winner from the start. This pattern is one of those that is so easy that you can sit and watch a movie or carry on a conversation while stitching. It consists of only two basic stitches-the single crochet and chain one, so it’s great for beginners!
No matter the temperature outdoors, we keep blankets on the couches year round and this one has quickly become a favorite. It’s the first one everyone reaches for when they sit down in our living room. It’s the perfect lap size, and the chunky texture keeps you warm while you enjoy that first cup of morning coffee.
It works up quickly and uses only 8 skeins of bulky (#5) yarn! You can make it multi-colored like I did or keep it simple with one color. Go bold or neutral-it’s up to you!
For this blanket I picked a more “manly” palette because this one is for my hubby. I would like to make another for Harper & Lily in a light pink, cream & grey.
Speaking of Lily, I started this blanket a few days before she was born and took it to the hospital with me so that I could continue to work on it. I actually worked on it while in labor! That is either a testament to how easy the pattern is, or how crazy I am. Not sure? 😀 I did get tons of compliments on it from the hospital staff though. Everyone that saw it wanted to pick it up and feel it. The yarn is soft and squishy and the stitches are so pretty!
Here’s what you’ll need to get started. This is just a general guideline. You can use a different brand of yarn and as long as it’s still bulky you’ll end up with a similar size as mine (36″W x 47″L). This would also be pretty in an even larger yarn for a super snuggly winter blanket!
Also worth noting, this yarn is only $4.49/skein at Michael’s. I waited until I found it on sale for $2.00, so my blanket was a grand total of $16.00 for the yarn!
- 8 skeins bulky yarn. I used Charisma Yarn from Michael’s-each block uses 2 skeins of one color. My colorways: 4 skeins off white, 2 dark blue, and 2 taupe. My blanket starts and ends with the off white skeins.
- L/11 hook- 8 mm
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends
*Notes: This pattern is worked with an even number of stitches. I chained 100 for my ideal lap blanket width. For a smaller or larger blanket, adjust your stitches up or down.
Chain 100 (or any even number). Single crochet in the 4th chain from the hook. *Chain 1, skip one stitch, and single crochet in the next stitch.* Continue all the way to the end of the row in this same pattern. When you get to the end of the row, chain 2 and turn your work. From here you will continue in the same pattern of *Chain 1, skip one stitch, and single crochet in the next stitch* for every row, putting your single crochets in the spaces created from the chain 1 of the previous row. Your last stitch on each row will be a single crochet in the space from the previous row. That’s it! So easy!
Pattern written out will look like this:
Row 1: Chain an even number of stitches. Sc in 4th ch from hook. *ch-1, skip 1 ch, sc in next* repeat to end. Ch-2, turn.
Row 2: Sc in next ch-sp. *ch-1, sc in next ch-sp* repeat to end, ending with a sc in the ch-sp from the previous row.
Repeat Row 2 until you finish each block, then join with a new color at the end of a row (don’t join yarn mid-row), and continue until you run out of each color. When you finish with your last color block, cut yarn and weave in all ends. Done!
Happy Stitching!!! If you have any questions let me know in the comments!
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