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.”
Denise Briese says
I love this thank you so much. Its going to take me a while to catch up!
looks great-animals will look right at home on that ghan-chosen color will make them stand out.
Thank you for sharing the easy and do-able projects. I LOVE your patterns. I have made dozens of your hats for my little darlings. I was just wondering if you could somehow attach these animals with buttons on the blanket, then they could be taken off and played with, then reattached. Or has it been so long since I've had little ones around that would be an "accident waiting to happen" ? 🙂
Ivonne Cerezo says
Wow, lovely texture…I will try it out! Thanks!
Crochet Hooks says
oh this afghan will be so super cute and a treasure for years to come! Love the moss stitch!
I really love that yarn. It looks so beautiful.. I really have a very limited supply of yarn here in the Philippines. I only got one brand and that's all!… But I will try to make this one… I hope I can finish. This is so cute!
I've been following you for some time now and love all your patterns! I truly appreciate all the time and work you put into each pattern and the fact that you share your works of art with us.
I just finished an afghan for my hubby using this Moss stitch (as seen here). I did mine is different widths stripes using colors that resemble used bricks (goes well with our couch and fireplace). It turned out to be a little over 6 feet long and 5.5 feet wide. Beware, this pattern is a yarn hog but well worth every single skein used. It almost looks like it is woven instead of crocheted. I plan on making more in the baby blanket style and size.
I truly enjoy and appreciate your blog – Thank You for Everything – Bobbie
Pink Plumeria Maui says
I'm super excited as I just got a custom order baby blanket and I'm going to use this stitch for it! I'll post a picture on Instagram when it's completed. Thanks for the inspiration.
Joanne Richel says
I love this pattern! Thanks so much for sharing. I want to make it for my grand daughter, Esme, that just turned one. I also have a new grand child expected in Sept., 2015, so maybe I can make one for him/her also
Thank you so much for sharing this stitch. How incredibly useful!!
Where is this moss stitch pattern?
Susan Fisk says
Heather go to this link for the pattern for the even moss stitch:
K.S. MADHAVI says
Lovely blanket, waiting eagerly to start as soon as possible for my 2 year oldgrandson who is learning letters offlate .
Vickie lyall says
Thank you so much for sharing your 26 animals crochet guys. I have looked at over 100 sites trying to to find small animals too crochet. I need them asap. This March my nephew was in a head on collision and got killed. He was 19 years old and a twin. I am making a afghan with small animals on it.Its going to be called Heaven Garden and will be raffle off for the family to get head stone for Cody. Thank you so much.
I’ve been working on the base for the animal afghan for a little while and I took a break from it for two months or so. I remembered the stitch was a slip stitch and hdc back and forth, but I couldn’t remember how to end and begin the rows–which stitch I need to end with and which I need to begin with. The link to the video tutorial no longer works. Do you remember how to transition the rows or have another tutorial or pattern you can attach for this stitch pattern?
Very interesting stitch, I can’t wait to try it on a few projects.
Paula Lindsell says
I have just finish making this amazing baby blanket. I tweaked a few of the animal patterns to my own liking. But over all kept it the same. I made it in cream aran and added a olive green double crochet border that really set off the animals. I also managed to top embroider the lettering so it doesn’t show on the other side. Many thanks for a fabulous pattern.
Christina Bucco says
Is there a book for the crochet letters and coordinating animals please? I would love to make this for my friend! Thank you!