Crochet Modern Even Moss Blanket

Crochet Modern Even Moss Blanket

Hello! Hannah here.  For the past few months I’ve felt like I’ve made a lot of girl baby blankets, so I wanted to make something that would work for a baby boy.  I love how modern looking this blanket turned out, and I think it could also be pretty as a couch throw if you wanted to make it bigger.

For this blanket, I used the even moss stitch, which is not too complicated (just alternating half double crochet and slip stitch) and gives the blanket a cool sort of chunky look.  I made a fall blanket with the even moss stitch last year, and I’ve been wanting to use the stitch again.

This blanket is worked lengthwise, meaning I made a really long chain so that the stripes would be vertical.  I decided to leave the blanket without the border since I liked the look of the ends, but I think it would also look really pretty with some tassels or some ribbing.

Crochet Modern Even Moss Blanket

Materials

(finished size appx. 42in. x 28in.)

3 skeins of Caron Simply Soft in White

1 skein of Caron Simply Soft in Dark Country Blue

1 skein of Caron Simply Soft in Gray Heather

Size H Hook

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

(A PDF pattern without ads is available on Etsy.  Free pattern below).

Crochet Modern Even Moss Blanket

Pattern

Chain 150 (or any even number) in White.

Slip stitch into the second chain from the hook. (Slip stitch is inserting your hook, yarning over once and pull through both loops) Then half double crochet (HDC) into the next stitch. Alternate a slip stitch (SL ST) with HDC to the end of your row.

The last stitch should be a SL ST. Chain one and turn. SL ST into the SL ST you just made then HDC into the HDC. Alternate again all the way across your row. Always SL ST into a SL ST, always HDC into a HDC. Always chain one and turn.

To change color, when you reach the end of the row, insert your hook as normal for the last SL ST, but instead of pulling through with the same color, pull through with the new color. Then CH one and proceed as normal.

Here is the color pattern I used:

*10 rows White

2 rows Dark Country Blue

4 rows White

2 rows Dark Country Blue

4 rows White

2 rows Dark Country Blue

10 rows White

2 rows Heather Gray

4 rows White

2 rows Heather Gray

4 rows White

2 rows Heather Gray

Repeat from *beginning

Crochet Modern Even Moss Blanket

After you finish the blanket, you’ll tie it off and then weave in all the ends with a tapestry needle.  Like I said before, I chose not to add a border, but you could definitely add one if you wanted to.

Usually after we finish a blanket, we lay them out on a flat surface and spread them out as evenly as possible, then spray water on them and let them dry.  This helps to even out the tension and get the sides straight.

Crochet Modern Even Moss Blanket

Thank you for coming to visit, best of luck with your project!  We really love designing baby blanket patterns because they are so fun to be able to give as a gifts and it’s fun to think about other people using these patterns to make gifts for the babies in their lives.  I think there is something special about spending the time to work on a gift to welcome a new person into the world.

If you are looking for some more ideas for baby boy blankets, here are some of our favorite patterns! (click the title or the picture to go to the pattern)

Modern Crochet Gingham Baby Blanket

grey gingham blanket crochet

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Crochet Magnolia Baby Blanket

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This chevron blanket was one of the first patterns that my mom shared on the website and she spent a lot of time working out the math to make the valleys and peaks really high and dramatic.  Chevron blankets are always great gifts for babies!

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This double crochet v-stitch blanket is a great beginner project!  The v-stitch is simply two double crochets worked into the same space, and once you get the rhythm down, it’s really fun to crochet.  I love the boho feel that this blanket has from the v-stitches – they look like small chevron lines.

Crochet Modern Granny Blanket in Peach and Blue

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Crochet Modern Nautical Baby Blanket

This modern nautical blanket used the simplified daisy stitch, which is a great stitch if you want a lot of height. It works up fairly fast and has a beautiful border, too!

Crochet Boxed Block Stitch Blanket

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The boxed block stitch is a beautiful vintage stitch that looks great in lots of different colors!  It’s more of an advanced stitch that you might need to practice a few times before starting the blanket, but once you get the hang of it it creates a beautiful blocky texture!

Be sure to share your projects to the Daisy Farm Crafts Facebook wall, or post your pictures on Instagram with #daisyfarmcrafts! We’d love to see your creativity!

Happy Crocheting!

Hannah