Crochet Even Moss at Berry Ridge Blanket

POST EDIT: 

Hi there! It’s Tiffany and I need to thank Trish Caso of the Daisy Farm Crafters Group for taking a closer look at this pattern and finding an error. Thank you Trish so much! 

This was my sister Cyndi’s first attempt at writing her own pattern completely and I didn’t have time to fully pattern test for her. 

She did a really good job, just only had one extra row of Even Moss added.

But having that one extra row threw the direction of the front post stitches to the other side of the blanket. 

But thanks to the keen eye of Trish, who discovered that it needed to be an odd number of rows, all is well! 

If you originally printed a pdf of this pattern, you’ll want to re-print an updated version which is at the end of the post. 

Thank you all for your understanding and for loving Cyndi’s pattern! 

XO

Crochet blanket

Hello Crochet Friends!  

It’s Cyndi! I can hardly believe it, I’ve officially been crocheting for over 1 year now.

I have learned so much and I still have so much more to learn!

I can’t thank my sister Tiffany enough for inviting me to come along on this amazing crochet journey!  

If you haven’t yet, stop by and visit us for Crochet Sister Chat where we chat about what we are working on and I get to ask Tiff all of my crochet questions!  

I have absolutely fallen in love with these crochet texture stitches and with this latest blanket project, I’ve combined the Even Moss, Berry Stitch and Front Post Single Crochet.  

white crochet blanket

I used the Red Heart Super Saver in the Aran color and I just love the vintage cable knit Maine Fisherman sweater feel that it gives to this cozy throw.

I made a video on my YouTube channel, Sugar Joye to show you how I did it.  

My other texture stitch projects that use different combinations of the same stitches are the Berry Ridge Blanket

gray crochet blanket

 

And the Mock Cable Sister Throw

green crochet blanket

I also added some crocheted fringe on the ends that I think look really nice! 

Check out my video on crochet fringe that can be added to any crochet or knit project!

I really loved how fun this was to make! 

And I think you will too!

white crochet blanket

Things to keep in mind:

The challenge with mixing textured stitches is keeping the ends straight. 

If these are new stitches for you I recommend doing a chain 20 swatch of the repeat for practice. 

The FPSC rows are especially prone to losing or adding a stitch which can throw the count off for the entire blanket. 

After trying several different strategies, the solution for this problem I found is starting and ending every row with a slip stitch. 

I also recommend counting your stitches after completing the first section of FPSC rows just to be sure. 

If you are a visual learner, I demonstrate the process in my video Even Moss at Berry Ridge. 

But, after Tiffany tested this, and others, we realized that the slip stitch technique only really works if you are using an extra large hook like I do. 

I love a blanket with a lot of drape and that is why I am using a very large hook.

If you choose a smaller hook, the Slip Stitches might not work for you since they tend to be tight.

So Tiffany edited the pattern to just use a SC at the end of each row, with the exception of the Even Moss rows.

Try using a stitch marker after you make the first SC stitch of each row so you’ll know when to place the last stitch on the return pass. 

Also, when making the front post single crochet rows, after you make the first SC of the row, skip the first post and work into the second post as your first front post stitch. 

If you need help with that please see the video tutorial linked below in the pattern section. 

Materials

Red Heart Super Saver

(Tap name of yarn to see details or buy on Yarnspirations.com)

6 skeins Aran (if you use a smaller hook than me you’ll need more yarn) 

9mm crochet hook, 

scissors, tapestry needle, measuring tape

Stitches

Single Crochet (SC):  Insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops on hook.

Berry Stitch: YO, insert hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO, pull through one loop on hook, YO, insert hook into same stitch, YO and pull up a loop, YO, pull through all five loops on hook.

Front Post Single Crochet (FPSC): Insert your hook into the front post, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops on hook.

Half Double Crochet (HDC): YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through all three loops on hook.

Slip Stitch (SL ST): Insert your hook, YO, pull up a loop and pull directly through loop on hook.

close up of crochet blanket

Blanket Pattern

Approximate finished size 60 in x 48 in

Gauge: 4 inches = 8 stitches and 8 rows of pattern

Chain 140 (or any even number needed for approximately 5 feet.) 

ROW 1: SC in the second chain from the hook, SC into each chain across the row, CH 1 and turn. (139 sts)

ROW 2: *Work 1 SC into the 1st stitch, Berry Stitch into the 2nd st.  Repeat from * across the row. Your last stitch should be a SC. CH 1 and turn.

ROW 3: SC into each stitch across the row. CH 1 and turn.

ROW 4: Work 1 SC into the first stitch, 1 FPSC around next post (it’s the second post of the row,) and each post across the row until one remaining. SC into last stitch of the row. CH 1 and turn. 

ROW 5: SC into each stitch across the row. CH 1 and turn.

ROW 6: Work 1 SC into the first stitch, 1 FPSC around next post and each post across the row until one remaining. SC into last stitch of the row. CH 1 and turn. 

ROW 7: SC into each stitch across the row. CH 1 and turn.

ROW 8 through Row 16 (9 rows): SL ST into the first st. *HDC into the next st. SL ST into the next st. Repeat from * across the row. (your last stitch should be a SL ST.) CH 1 and turn. (This stitch sequence is known as Even Moss.)

ROW 17: SC into each stitch across the row. CH 1 and turn.

ROW 18: Work 1 SC into the first stitch, 1 FPSC around next post and each post across the row until one remaining. SC into last stitch of the row. CH 1 and turn. 

ROW 19: SC into each stitch across the row. CH 1 and turn.

ROW 20: Work 1 SC into the first stitch, 1 FPSC around next post and each post across the row until one remaining. SC into last stitch of the row. CH 1 and turn. 

Repeat rows 1 through 20 five times then end the blanket with rows 1 through 3. Tie off and weave in the ends.

Crochet Fringe Border

crochet blanket, yarn skein, crochet hook

Stitches

Single Crochet (SC): Insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops on hook.

Slip Stitch (SL ST): Insert your hook, YO and pull a loop back through and through loop on hook.

Optional Tip: For the fringe I sized down from the 9mm hook and used a 5.5mm hook.  By doing so, it tightened up and straightened out the edges a little bit and the fringe was also a little tighter. 

Pattern

For this add-on version of Fun Fringe, I worked 2 rows of single crochet and 1 row of Berry Stitch at the ends of the blanket before adding the crocheted fringe row.   

ROW 1 and 2: Pull up a loop and work SC. SC into each space along the row. Chain 1 and turn. 

ROW 3: Work 1 SC into the 1st stitch, Berry Stitch into the 2nd st.  Continue alternating 1 SC, and one Berry Stitch until the end of the row. Your last stitch of the row should be a SS.  Ch 1 and turn.

ROW 4: Work a slip stitch into the first space from the hook. Chain 10.

ROW 5: Turn and work a Slip Stitch into each chain.  At the base, work a slip stitch into the same space the chain started from. Work a Slip Stitch into the next chain. 

Repeat Row 4 and Row 5 until finished. Tie off and weave in ends.  

If you need help please see the video tutorial below: 

 

Thank you so much for checking out the Crochet Even Moss at Berry Ridge Blanket!

If you decide to make this you can tag Tiff at @DaisyFarmCrafts or me @SugarJoye on Instagram or email sugarjoye@gmail.com.

I would love to see it!

crochet blanket draped over chair

Happy crocheting!

Cyndi 🙂

aka Sugar Joye

Click here or image below for updated PDF!