A lot of you have been asking for the blanket pattern that will be the base of my Animal Alphabet Afghan. Even though I am not finished with it yet, I wanted to go ahead and show you the pattern I am working on so you can get started!
I am creating a solid color blanket using the Even Moss Stitch. This is a very simple stitch that creates a beautiful texture. It consists of a slip stitch and HDC repeating. NewStitchADay.com has a great pattern and video tutorial on how to make this stitch. You can see it HERE.
Here is my initial thought for the animal alphabet afghan: I thought the bumpy texture will allow me to easily sew the appliqués on without much stitching showing on the back (crossing my fingers that this is the case). A detailed tutorial on how to sew on the appliqués will come later, don’t worry 🙂 I also plan on either using the Moogly Crochet Alphabet to create letters that will also be sewn on OR I will surface slip stitch the letters next to the animals. I will also add a border…what kind of border? I am not sure yet… but of course I will show you when I figure that out as well. I plan on spacing them out similar to the photo below. I don’t plan on making each animal and letter evenly spaced or level. I think they will be more staggered.
Feel free to use the Even Moss Stitch for your next afghan or if you are working on the Animal Afghan OR you can crochet solid “grit stitch” squares like in my Daisy Afghan Or you could make something similar to what I did in my “I Love You Blanket.”