Here’s another Moss Stitch Blanket for you this week! This one was made by my friend Barbara (you may remember her for THIS post) and this is her second crochet project ever! She really has got the hang of it! Her first blanket was simple SC stripes which turned out beautiful but she was anxious to try another stitch so we moved onto another beginner friend project using the Moss Stitch (SC + chain 1). She made the blanket and then I added the border and the cute little cactus to the corner 🙂 I love the ease and consistency of this stitch. It’s completely reversible and I like how the stitches make sort of zig-zag.
In progress! You can even see her cute baby bump in the pic below! Her baby boy is now almost 2 months old!
So you know how small mistakes can become happy accidents? When she first started this blanket, Barbara was having trouble counting her rows and ended up alternating her black stripes between 6 and 8 rows. But I told her not to frog it and to keep going and alternate the black rows so some are thicker (8 rows thick) and some are thinner (6 rows thick). I love how this jazzed up the finished blanket!
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– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle
Finished Size: Approximately 34 inches tall x 24 inches wide
Striped Moss Stitch Blanket:
starting with black yarn
Chain 104, SC +chain 1 in second chain from hook, skip a chain, SC + chain 1 in next chain, repeat all the way down chain (you should en on a SC), chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC in first stitch, SC + chain 1 in next chain space, SC + chain 1 in all the chain spaces from previous row, end with a SC in the last SC stitch, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC in first stitch, SC + chain 1 in the next chain space, SC + chain 1 in all the chain spaces from previous row, when you get to the end of the row you will skip over on SC stitch and make SC in the last SC stitch, chain 1, turn
Row 4-6: repeat row 3,
Join in white yarn after row 6, chain 1, turn
Row 7-8: repeat row 3 but with white yarn
join in black yarn after row 8, chain 1, turn
Repeat pattern making 6 (or 8) rows of gray and 2 rows of white until you have 14 white stripes and 15 gray stripes.
When you get to your last row, continue around with black to make a border. I continued the moss stitch (sc + chain 1) on all the edges (SC + chain 2 + SC in the corners). Do the best you can on the rough edges. Just place your stitches as consistently as possible.
Make 4 rows of black on the edges and 2 rows of green. I ended with a round of reverse SC to finish the edge!
I love the southwest style of the finished piece but remember you can pick any color combos and they will look great with this stitch!!