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!
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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!