Hello Crochet Friends! It’s Cyndi! You might know that a few months ago, my sister Tiff has been teaching me how to crochet and how to design crochet and I am absolutely loving it!
If you haven’t yet, stop by and visit us for Crochet Sister Chat on the Daisy Farm Crafts YouTube channel where we chat about what we are working on and I get to ask Tiff all of my beginner crochet questions!
I have made a couple of fun fringe scarves using the moss stitch. The Crochet School Spirit Moss Stitch Scarf
After making those two scarves, I felt confident enough to try a full-size throw and have it turn out.
I decided to design it using the all-in-one fun fringe technique that Tiff and I came up with because it is a great alternative to adding tassels or cutting pieces of yarn for fringe.
I really loved making the fringe as I went so that when the blanket was finished –I was finished! No having to go back and add cut fringe, yahoo!
As a beginning crocheter, I highly recommend the moss stitch! After the first couple of rows are completed and once you get going- the moss stitch is so easy and relaxing!
And the way the stitches fit together gives the yarn such a beautiful woven-looking texture. Also, the color changes really pop.
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Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo (100% acrylic, 396 g/14 oz, 681 meters/744 yards, 4 weight worsted)
- 1 skein Aran
Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic, 198 g/7 oz, 333 meters/364 yards, 4 weight worsted)
- 1 skein each; Black, Light Grey, Grey Heather, Charcoal
Caron One Pound (100% acrylic, 454g / 16 oz, 742 meters / 812 yards, 4 weight worsted)
- 1 skein Azure
7mm Crochet hook, tapestry needle, measuring tape
Single Crochet (SC): Insert your hook, yarn over (YO) and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops on hook.
Half Double Slip Stitch (HDSS): YO, insert your hook, YO, pull up a loop and pull directly through two loops on hook
3 Charcoal Grey, 4 Grey Heather, 4 Light Grey, 2 Black, 18 Aran, 4 Grey Heather, 2 Light Grey, 12 Azure, 2 Light Grey, 8 Aran, 6 Grey Heather, 2 Charcoal Grey, 3 Light Grey, 2 Black, 3 Light Grey, 2 Charcoal Grey, 6 Grey Heather, 8 Aran, 2 Light Grey, 12 Azure, 2 Light Grey, 4 Grey Heather, 18 Aran, 2 Black, 4 Light Grey, 4 Grey Heather, 3 Charcoal Grey
Approximate finished size 60 in x 48 in
Chain 140 (or any even number needed for approximately 6 feet.)
ROW 1: Starting in the 4th chain from hook, work 1 Single Crochet (SC), *chain 1, skip next chain, SC in next. Repeat from * across until the end of the row. Chain 28 (for fringe) and turn.
ROW 2: Begin in the second chain from the hook, work 1 HDSS into each of the next 27 sts. *CH 1, skip SC, SC into the ch 1 space. Repeat from * across the row. Work final SC in between the last SC and the turning chains. CH 28 and turn.
ROW 3: Begin in the second chain from the hook, work 1 HDSS into each of the next 27 sts. CH 1, skip SC, SC into the ch 1 space. Repeat from * across the row, making sure the last SC is worked around the CH 1 before the fringe. CH 2 and turn.
ROW 4: Starting in the first CH 1 space from previous row, work 1 SC. *CH 1, skip 1 SC, SC in next CH 1 space, repeat from * across the row, ending with 1 SC worked into the space between the final SC and CH 2 turning chain from the previous row. CH 2 and turn.
Row 5: Repeat row 4.
Going forward, the fringe rows are worked with 2 rows of regular moss stitch in between. For a more full fringe look, work them every row.
Follow the color change chart for 142 rows.
TIP: to change colors, work the SL ST’s of the fringe first, pull through with new color on the last SL ST, CH 1 with new color and begin Moss Stitch.
Tie off by pulling last loop through and weave in the ends. For a little flair, I also tied a knot at the top of each fringe piece.
If you need a little more help, I made a YouTube video tutorial for this pattern.
Thanks for stopping by! I sure appreciate your love and encouragement as I’ve learned how to crochet.
Until next time!
XO, Cyndi, aka Sugar Joye
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