This moss stitch baby blanket crochet pattern is worked up in a super bulky yarn, which not only makes it cozy, but quick and easy to work up as well. It makes for a nice last-minute baby shower gift. And it is perfect for beginners who are comfortable working with heavier yarns.
I’ve added a few stripes to the mix to help clean up a partial skein of yarn. The moss stitch looks great in any striped design or in a solid color. It’s perfect for cold weather, and both genders, which makes it an ideal go-to pattern!
This moss stitch blanket is an easy stitch with a two-row repeat, which makes it the perfect pattern to work on while watching your favorite TV shows!
The Moss Stitch Pattern
The stitch pattern is also known as the linen stitch, or the granite stitch. The stitch is reversible, making it great for blankets, scarves, bags and many other crochet patterns.
Plus, it is beginner-friendly, making it a great pattern to learn how to crochet. It uses only simple chains and single crochet stitches. Here is a basic tutorial:
First you make a slip knot and place it on your hook. Then chain an even number to get the width that you want.
Row 1: For the first row, single crochet into the second chain from the hook. Chain 1. Counting the number of stitches and chains, you should have one less than what you made in your foundation chain.
Skip a chain and single crochet into the next chain. Chain 1. Then repeat across. The last chain 1 counts as your turning chain.
Row 2: The second row is started with a chain one. Then single crochet into the first stitch, and into the first chain one space. Chain one, skip the next stitch, and single crochet into the chain space. Chain 1.
Continue across, working a single crochet into the last chain-1 space and into last stitch. Chain 1 and turn.
Row 3: The third row is started by working one single crochet into the first stitch. Chain one.
Skip a stitch and single crochet into the next chain space. Chain 1.
Repeat across, working a single crochet in the last stitch. Then repeat the last two rows.
The Finished Size
After the edging is complete, the finished size measures 31 inches square. You can increase or decrease the pattern in any multiple of two for the starting chains, but you will need to make adjustments to the number of rows in order to keep it square. And that means your stripes will also need adjusting to keep things even.
The Yarn Used
I used Bernat Blanket, a super bulky yarn, with a 9 mm and an 8 mm crochet hook. From what I can gather, the yarn is the same as the baby blanket yarn, but with different color choices.
It’s up to you in terms of whether you want the baby or the regular yarn. Both are soft and perfect for newborns. Just keep in mind it’s a polyester material, which may not be suitable for the sensitive babies.
Other Patterns to Try
- Clustered V-St Crochet Preemie Blanket Pattern
- Cross-Over Long DC Crochet Baby Blanket
- Easy Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
- Double Crochet and Cross Stitch Baby Blanket
- Two Color Crochet Baby Blanket
Moss Stitch Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
- Yarn: Bernat Blanket (Super Bulky, #6; 100% Polyester; 10.5oz/300g; 220yds/201m) Colors: CA = Vintage White, 2 balls; CB = Shadow Purple, 1 ball.
- Crochet Hooks: 9mm and 8mm.
- Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- Gauge: 9 sts/chs and 9 rows = 4".
- Finished Size: 31" by 31".
Instructions for Color Changes
- Color changes are made in the last stitch of the row.
- Work the stitch as normal until the last step and you have two loops left on hook; drop the old color, pick up the new color and draw through both loops to complete the stitch.
- Rows 1-11: CA.
- Rows 12-13: CB
- Rows 14-15: CA.
- Rows 16-19: CB
- Rows 20-21: CA.
- Rows 22-23: CB
- Rows 24-45: CA.
- Rows 46-47: CB
- Rows 48-49: CA.
- Rows 50-53: CB
- Rows 54-55: CA.
- Rows 56-57: CB
- Rows 58-68: CA.
- Ch 70.
- Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across. Turn. [34 ch-1 sps]
- Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc into first ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next st, sc into the next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last st, sc in last st. Turn. [33 ch-1 sps]
- Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 1, sk next st, sc into next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, sc in last st. Turn. [34 ch-1 sps]
- Rows 4-68: Rep rows 2 and 3 following the color sequence as outlined above.
- With CA and going down a hook size to an 8mm, or as needed to keep things flat, ch 1, sc evenly around, working 3 sc into each corner; join with a slip stitch in first sc. Fasten Off.