There are so many new babies in my life! Another one of my close friends had a baby boy two days ago! My friend Tara gave birth to her 4th boy (she’s a rockstar and such a great mom!) and named him Weston (I love this name so much!). She texted me at 8am on Monday to say her water broke. That is when my crochet hooks and yarn came out! I knew I needed to get something in the works quickly. Bernat Blanket Yarn to the rescue! Super thick and quick to work up! Tara told me her nursery colors were gray and white and that is just what I had on hand. Bernat Blanket Yarn paired with Moss Stitch was a perfect combo and this blanket was finished with just a few hours – just in time for me to bring it to the hospital! Plus I made this whole blanket with only one skein of the gray yarn (main color)! Use whatever colors you’d like and know that you only need one skein!
– Bernat Blanket Yarn in Pale Gray and White (one ball of each) – shop colors HERE at Yarnspirations.com
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– Size K Crochet Hook
– Large Tapestry Needle
Finished Size: Approx 30 x 32 inches
Moss Stitch Baby Blanket Pattern:
starting with gray yarn (or main color)
Chain 64, SC in second chain from hook + chain 1, skip a chain, SC + chain 1 in next chain, repeat all the way down chain (you should end 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 gray yarn after row 8, chain 1, turn
Repeat pattern making 6 rows of gray and 2 rows of white until you have 6 white stripes and 7 gray stripes.
Fasten off and weave in ends. No border needed!
I added “pom-poms” to all 4 corners just to give the blanket a nice finishing touch. These aren’t traditional pom-poms because in this case I crocheted little balls instead of cutting strands to make a puff ball. When you cut the ends of bernat blanket yarn it can start to shed and fray. I wanted it to be as baby safe as possible so crocheting balls (instead of using a pom-pom maker and cutting ends) and then sewing them tightly t0 each of the 4 corners seemed like a better fit for this blanket.
Crochet Pom-Pom Balls:
(Make 4) With white yarn
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 6 SC in ring, pull tight and join to first SC, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in first, SC in next two, repeat around, join, chain 1 (8 SC)
Round 3: SC Decrease, SC in next two, repeat around, join chain 1
Round 4: SC Decrease until closed, fasten off leaving a long tail to sew securely onto each corner.
(no need to stuff balls with poly-fil)
Oh and best part about this pattern is that you can double, triple or quadruple the starting chain count for the same results, just a bigger blanket! I have another moss stitch blanket coming up on the blog soon but using worsted weight yarn. Stay tuned!
Tara sent me pictures of baby Weston cuddled in the blanket I made him! She said it is already his favorite and he is so calm and peaceful when he is laying on it. I am in love!
I just love the crocheted balls! What a cool idea for a baby blanket.
Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!
carolee petrey says
did you use two small balls of white and grey or two large balls of yarn.
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Could you tell me the chain count so I could make it bigger? Thank you!
color switch says
Looks great! I quit FlightGear a while ago – but now, I’m starting to think again..
color switch says
It’s beautiful and delicate, thank you for sharing.
Valarie Rogers says
I can’t even tell you how perfect this is for me at this very moment! Especially those “pom-pom” balls, I wanted to make round pillows in BBY with pompoms all around and had no idea how to do that with this yarn! This also helped me decide what to do for 2 quickie blankets I need for Christmas that I just don’t have much time to spend on, and they are meant to be “it doesn’t matter if they ruin them I can just make another” type soft, squishee, fun, warm blankets.
You’re just perfect Sarah, thank you!
Kay Peterson says
I’ve been looking for a close weave pattern for a blanket for my husband, one that wasn’t too girlie and I think this might be it1 Thanks.
I am using the same yarn and hook but halfway through had to purchase another skein of gray! I double checked my stitch count and my blanket was even smaller than 30” wide. Realized the skeins I purchased were only 150oz. Just a heads up that you will need two skeins of gray if you are only using the 150oz balls. I knew that a total of only two balls for the project seemed optimistic but failed to double check what the oz were on the link.
I love this! But if I want to put a border on it, what would you suggest?
I added a white border before adding the pom poms. Looks just as beautiful as Sarah’s, with a different touch!!
Carla Petruccy says
Love this blanket. Is there a video on how to do the pom poms?? Thanks!!
Love this design. And the poms! So cute!
I made the whole blanket but ran out of gray yarn 2 rows early… and the blanket is 3 inches too short. The width is correct- 30 inches- just wanted to give a heads up to others. going back I’d prefer to add in more white rows (knowing it would change the look) to still keep this at 2 big balls of yarn. Hoping I can find a gray yarn match in time to give this at the baby shower I’m going to :/
I want to make a full/queen size blanket. How many chains would I need in the first row to get a blanket that size? I’m very new to crocheting, so any help is greatly appreciated!
Saige Claussen says
I would suggest well over 80 chains. I made a blanket with this yarn with a 76 chain count and kept crocheting until i got a size of about 4.5′ by 5.5′
HOW DO YOU MAKE THE POM POMS; confused by directions? Is there a video? Thanks.
How do I increase this to make a toddler size blanket?
Help… In rows 2 and 3 it begins with SC in first stitch, then SC in next chain space. Is this the very first chain space right next to the first SC? Or am I supposed to go to the second actual chain space?
Saige Claussen says
I was confused by this too! I found this video very helpful! Hope this helps!
Too bad nobody bothered to answer even 1 of these questions 🙁
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Susan Steven-Jones says
Lovely blanket, pity the discount t doesn’t work on any UK yarn sites….or does it and I’ve missed it!
Kay Shaver says
I want to make this blanket in a bigger size, about 50×60 or so. Should I just do an even number of chains to start with, and make it as long as I want, or is it more complicated than that?
Thanks in advance!!!
Sheri Wood says
I’m not understanding the end of 3rd row. Says to skip over SC and Sc in last Sc stitch? I don’t understand. Can you explain in a different way?
melanie kissane says
Me too. I don’t see a response. Any chance someone is seeing this now?
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