Ever since I posted my Moss Stitch Shawl, I’ve been flooded with requests for a tutorial on how to use the moss stitch to make a square instead of a triangle. Ask and you shall receive! Using Caron Big Cakes yarn in color Jordan Almonds, I figured out that you can easily make a moss stitch square blanket by crocheting in continuous rounds. I tried several times to do this using a join after each round but didn’t like the way you could see the seam. This is such a great relaxing project that you can do while binge watching your favorite shows or to take on-the-go while in waiting rooms or during kids extracurriculars.
Since Caron Big Cakes is a self-striping yarn it is perfect for this project! Below you will see a picture of Zoe holding up the blanket after using one ball of yarn. It is about 25×25 inches. I decided to use about a half a ball more to make the blanket 32×32 and then had yarn left over for the tassels!
– 1 or 2 balls of Caron Big Cakes yarn in color Jordan Almonds. Purchase at Michaels.com
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Clover Tassel Maker Large. Purchase HERE.
The Moss Stitch = SC + Chain 1
You crochet in all of the chain 1 spaces from the previous row.
Moss Stitch in a Square Pattern:
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make a SC + chain 2 + SC + chain 2 + SC + chain 2 + SC + chain 2 + SC
Pull tight but do not join
Round 2: Now working in the first chain 2 space, SC + chain 2 + SC, chain 1, in the next chain 2 space, SC + chain 2 + SC, chain 1, repeat in the last two chain 2 spaces, do not join
Round 3: Working in first chain 2 space (these are your corners), SC + chain 2 + SC, chain 1, SC + chain 1 in the chain 1 space, SC + chain 2 + SC in the next chain 2 corner space, chain 1, SC + chain 1 in the chain 1 space, repeat around, do not join,
Round 4: SC + chain 2 + SC in the first corner, chain 1, SC + chain 1 in each of the chain 1 spaces until you reach next corner, SC + chain 2 + SC in next corner, chain 1, repeat around, do not join.
Continue pattern working in continuous rounds until it’s as large as you’d like!
When you are ready to fasten off, you will want to end in a corner. Slip stitch to join your yarn in any corner. Fasten off and weave in ends!
See video tutorial below:
Add tassels to all 4 corners for a little extra flair!
Careful, you might get addicted to the moss stitch like I have! 🙂
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Note: I thought it was important to mention that I was not in any way asked to use this yarn nor was I compensated for this post! I honestly just walked into my local Michaels Craft Store and fell in love with these new colors of Caron Big Cakes and started crocheting!
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