Easy Baby Blanket Free Pattern - Moss Stitch Crochet

About This Moss Stitch Crochet Blanket

  • This is a very easy pattern that works up really quickly and looks beautiful when complete.
  • It’s perfect for any gender.
  • The pattern includes step by step instructions on how to crochet the moss stitch and blanket as well as a video tutorial.
  • This pattern is made with a baby in mind – there are no huge holes for baby’s fingers to get caught in and yet it is still lightweight and breathable.
  • The pattern is completely customizable so you can easily adjust the width and height of the blanket.
  • The border is made of alternating between single crochet and triple (also known as treble) crochet, for a stunning, textured look.

Pound of Love Baby Blanket Pattern

For this pattern, I used Pound of Love by Lion Thread. I had never used it before and absolutely fell in love with it! It’s buttery soft and really easy to use. It was wonderful getting one skein of this premium yarn in the economical size, which saved my multiple trips back to the yarn store! The skein weight is 16 oz / 448 g and a skein has 1020 yds / 932 m. Even after completing the whole blanket I still had yarn left.

If you are looking for a baby blanket pattern to use with Pound of Love yarn, this Moss Stitch Crochet Baby Blanket pattern is perfect. It’s even machine washable and dryable, a must for a baby blanket!

Crochet baby blanket pattern – Worsted Weight Yarn

While I highly recommend Pound of Love, you can use any brand of worsted weight yarn for this pattern. Just ensure you are choosing a Medium (4), Worsted Weight yarn. There are significant variations to the thickness of Worsted Weight yarns but this blanket pattern offers a lot of flexibility, making it a fantastic crochet baby blanket pattern for worsted weight yarn.


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Moss Stitch Blanket Video Tutorial

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Foundation/Chain Row – 2:57
Row 1 – 4:11
Row 2 – 6:06
Row 3 – 8:50
Row 4 and on – 11:05
Border Start – 13:10
Border Round 1 – 13:50
Border Round 2 – 20:01
Border Round 3 – 21:43
Border Round 4 – 22:45
Border Round 5 – 31:15
Border Round 6 – 36:30
Border Round 7 – 42:01

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Moss Stitch Baby Blanket Pattern Details

Skill Level

Easy

Size

The final blanket following this pattern and using the yarn listed below creates a blanket that is 32” (81 cm) high x 32” (81 cm) wide.

Gauge

4″ x 4″ = 8 stitches and 15 rows (following blanket body pattern)

Moss Stitch Crochet Blanket

Materials

Yarn: One skein of Pound of Love by Lion Brand in Pastel Green (100% Acrylic, 16oz / 454g, 1020 yds / 932 m). This is a medium (4) yarn. You can substitute with your favorite Medium (4) yarn. Medium weight yarn is also referred to as Worsted Weight. 

Crochet Hook Size: K/10.5 (6.50 mm) for blanket body and I/9 (5.25 mm) for border. You may want to go up a hook size for the starting chains and/or use a different size hook to obtain gauge. 

Other Materials: scissors, yarn needle, measuring tape (optional)

Terminology

The pattern is written in English for right-handed crochet using US terminology. If you are more familiar with UK terminology, check out my US to UK Conversion Chart.

Abbreviations

ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch 
st = stitch
sts = stitches 
sk = skip 
sc = single crochet
TR = triple (treble) crochet

Moss Stitch Blanket - Crochet Pattern

How to Adjust the Size

The blanket is made from the chain row up. To make the width of the blanket bigger or smaller, adjust the number of starting chains in multiples of 2+1 (meaning that your number of starting chains should be an odd number). To make the height of the blanket bigger or smaller, make more or fewer rows.


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Moss Stitch Baby Blanket Instructions

Blanket Body

If you crochet tightly, you may want to go up a hook size for the starting chains (only) to ensure you can work more easily into the back ridge loop on Row 1. 

Foundation Row: Chain 101

For Row 1 (only), work into the back ridge loops.

Where to crochet in the chain

Row 1: In the 2nd ch from hook, SC into the back ridge loop (see pic above). In the next ch, SC into the back ridge loop. Continue to SC into the back ridge loop of every ch. (100 SC made).

(Work in both loops from now on)

Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. Sk the 1st st (the st attached to the ch). In the next st, SC (gap space created). *Ch 1. Sk the next st. In the next st, SC (gap space created).* Repeat from * to * across row. (Your final st is a SC into the last st of the row). (50 SC made. 50 gap spaces created). 

Row 3: Ch 1 and turn. In the 1st gap space from the previous row, SC (gap space created). Ch 1. *In the next gap space from the previous row, SC (gap space created). Ch 1.* Repeat from * to * across row until last gap space. SC in the last gap space (which is the space between the last SC and the turning chain from the previous row) (gap space created). (50 SC made. 50 gap spaces created). 

Row 4 and on: Repeat Row 3 until your rows measure approx. 26” or 66 cm (approximately 94 rows in total) or your desired height. All rows will have the same number of stitches/gap spaces. Do not fasten off.

Moss Stitch Crochet Pattern

Baby Blanket Border Instructions

BORDER NOTES

  • Use an I/9 (5.25 mm) hook for the entire border (or a hook that is 2 sizes down from the hook you used for the blanket body).
  • You can start the border after any row, it doesn’t matter which way is facing you. 
  • Rounds 4 – 7 of the border consist of alternating between SC and Triple (Treble) crochet stitches (abbreviation: TR). 

How to Make a Triple (Treble) Crochet Stitch (TR):

YO twice, insert hook into next st. YO and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through last 2 loops on hook.

How to Crochet Moss Stitch - Blanket Pattern

Border Instructions

Border Round 1: (Ensure you have not turned) Ch 1. Working down the side of the blanket and into the gap spaces at the ends of each row of the blanket body, SC evenly down the side. At the corner, 3 SC into corner st. SC into each st across the bottom. At the corner, 3 SC into corner st. Working up the side of the blanket and into the gap spaces at the ends of each row of the blanket body, SC evenly up the side. At the corner, 3 SC into corner st. For the top, make 2 SC into each gap space across the top. At the last corner (where you started the round), 3 SC into corner st. Sl st into 1st SC to join (always skip over the ch 1). 

Border Rounds 2 & 3: Ch 1 and turn. SC in 1st st (st attached to ch) and in each st around. At each corner, 3 SC into corner st. When you reach the place you started, sl st into 1st SC to join.

You will now have 3 rounds of single crochet stitches.

Border Round 4: Ch 1 and turn.In 1st st (the st attached to the ch), SC. In next st, TR. *In the next st, SC. In the next st, TR.* Repeat from * to * until the corner. If your last st before the corner is a SC, add a TR in the same st as your SC (so your last st before the corner will be (SC, TR) in the same st). At the corner, (SC, TR, SC) in the same st. 

[In the next st, TR. *In the next st, SC. In the next st, TR.* Repeat from * to * until the corner. If your last st before the corner is a SC, add a TR into the same st as your SC (so your last st before the corner will be (SC, TR) in the same st). At the corner, (SC, TR, SC) in the same st.] Follow the instructions from [ to ] a total of 3 times (working around the blanket). 

After the last corner, in the next st, TR. *In the next st, SC. In the next st, TR.* Repeat from * to * until 1st st made. If your last st before the 1st st made is a SC, add a TR into the same st as your SC (so your last st before the 1st st made is (SC, TR) in last st. Sl st into the 1st SC made to join. 

Border Round 5: Ch 1 and turn. Sk the 1st st (the st attached to the ch). In the next st (the top of the last TR from the previous round), SC. In the next st (the top of the last SC from the previous round), TR.

[*In the next st, SC. In the next st, TR* repeat from * to * until the corner. At the corner, (SC, TR, SC) in to the corner st. In the next st, TR.] Follow the instructions from [ to ] a total of 4 times (working around the blanket). 

After the last corner (and after TR in the next st), *in the next st, SC. In the next st, TR.* Repeat from * to * until 1st st made. (Last st is a TR. If your last st is a SC, add a TR into the same st). Sl st into the 1st SC to join.

Border Round 6: (Note: in this round (only), instead of working into the opposite st, you will work into the same st – i.e. SC into the SC of the previous round).Ch 1 and turn. Sk the 1st st (the st attached to the ch). In the next st (the top of the last TR from the previous round), TR. In the next st (the top of the last SC from the previous round), SC. *In the next st, TR. In the next st, SC* repeat from * to * until the corner. At the corner, (TR, SC, TR) into the corner st. 

[In the next st, SC. *In the next st, TR. In the next st, SC.* Repeat from * to * until the corner. At the corner, (TR, SC, TR) into the corner st.] Follow the instructions from [ to ] a total of 3 times (working around the blanket).

After the last corner, in the next st, SC. *In the next st, TR. In the next st, SC.* Repeat from * to * until 1st st made. (Last st is a SC. If your last st is a TR, add a SC into the same st.). Sl st into the top of the 1st TR to join. 

Border Round 7: Ch 1 and turn. Sk the 1st st (the st attached to the ch). In the next st (the top of the last SC from the previous round), TR. In the next st (the top of the last TR from the previous round), SC. *In the next st, TR. In the next st, SC* repeat from * to * until the corner. At the corner, (TR, SC, TR) into the corner st. 

[In the next st, SC. *In the next st, TR. In the next st, SC.* Repeat from * to * until the corner. At the corner, (TR, SC, TR) into the corner st.] Follow the instructions from [ to ] a total of 3 times (working around the blanket).

After the last corner, in the next st, SC. *In the next st, TR. In the next st, SC.* Repeat from * to * until 1st st made. (Last st is a SC. If your last st is a TR, add a SC into the same st.). Sl st into the top of the 1st TR to join. 

Fasten off and weave in loose ends. 

And now you have a new baby blanket! 

Easy Baby Blanket - Moss Stitch Crochet

After completing the border, you may want to block your finished blanket to help shape it properly. Blocking helps you achieve flat corners and straight edges and helps fix uneven stitches.  Here’s more info on how to block your work.

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