Crochet Hygge Moss Blanket

Thank you to our friends at Yarnspirations for sending us this amazing Red Heart Hygge yarn to work with! The yarn is incredibly soft and works up into a super cozy blanket. And even though it has that ‘shedd-y’ look, the yarn doesn’t actually shed at all!

I made this blanket using the moss stitch – the vertical lines in the stripes are created by switching colors every row so that the stitches from the color rows stack on top of each other. I love the effect it made and I can’t wait to experiment this design with more colors and different types of yarn!

If you’ve never used the moss stitch before, here is a video to show you how! The video also shows a tip for crocheting over your ends so you don’t have so many to weave in when you’re finished with your blanket. 

Materials

6 (5 oz) balls of Red Heart Hygge yarn in Pearl

2 (5 oz) balls of Red Heart Hygge yarn in Slate Blue

1 (5 oz) ball of Red Heart Hygge yarn in Rust

Size K Hook

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Finished size: 30 in x 40 in

(A PDF of this pattern is available on Etsy.)

Stitch

Moss Stitch: SC, CH 1 in every other stitch, or into chain spaces of previous row. At the end of a row, end with a SC, then CH 2 and turn. 

Pattern

Chain 110 (or any even number) with Pearl. 

ROW 1: Start in the 4th chain from the hook, and work SC, CH 1. Then skip 1 chain, and work SC, CH 1 into the next chain. Continue the sequence of skip 1, SC, CH 1, until you reach the end of the chain. On the last chain, work 1 SC and pull through with Slate Blue before you finish the stitch. Then chain 2 and turn. Cut the White, leaving about a 6 inch tail.

Note: You can either leave the tails to weave in later or you can crochet over them by wrapping them around the back of your work. I chose to wrap them around the back of my work and crochet over the tails as I went. Then when I came back to that side of the blanket again, I inserted my hook underneath the tails I had crocheted over to help keep them extra secure. 

ROW 2: Work 1 row of the moss stitch in Slate Blue: work the first SC underneath the chain 1 space. Then chain one, skip over the SC of the row below and work the next SC underneath the chain space. Continue the pattern of SC, CH 1 into each chain space of the row below. The last SC should be worked into the space between the CH 2 turning chain and SC from the previous row. When you reach the end of the row, pull through with Pearl. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 3: Work 1 row of the moss stitch in Pearl. At the end of the row, pull through with Slate Blue. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 4: Work 1 row of the moss stitch in Slate Blue. At the end of the row, pull through with Pearl. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 5: Work 1 row of the moss stitch in Pearl. At the end of the row, pull through with Slate Blue. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 6: Work 1 row of the moss stitch in Slate Blue. At the end of the row, pull through with Pearl. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROWS 7-9: Work 3 rows of the moss stitch in Pearl. At the end of the 10th row, pull through with Rust. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 10: Work 1 row of the moss stitch in Rust. At the end of the row, pull through with Pearl. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 11: Work 1 row of the moss stitch in Pearl. At the end of the row, pull through with Rust. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 12: Work 1 row of the moss stitch in Rust. At the end of the row, pull through with Pearl. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 13: Work 1 row of the moss stitch in Pearl. At the end of the row, pull through with Rust. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 14: Work 1 row of the moss stitch in Rust. At the end of the row, pull through with Pearl. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROWS 15 – 17: Work 3 rows of the moss stitch in Pearl. At the end of the 10th row, pull through with Slate Blue. Chain 2 and turn. 

Repeat rows 2 through 17 one more time. 

Then repeat rows 2 through 9 seven times (except at the end of row 10, you won’t pull through with rust, you will only use blue in the middle section). 

Then repeat rows 2 through 17 two more times and end with 3 rows of the moss stitch in Pearl. 

Border

Weave in all ends before starting the border.

Round 1: Pull up a loop in any corner and chain 2. Work the moss stitch (SC, CH 1, SK 1) around the outside of the blanket (on the sides, insert your hook every other row). Work 3 SCs into each corner. 

Round 2: When you reach the corner you started with, slip stitch into the start stitch, then chain 2 and turn. Work one more round of the moss stitch around the edge of the blanket. When you reach the corner you started with, slip stitch into the starting stitch and tie off.