Crochet Speckled Dot Blanket in Bernat Bundle Up Yarn

Crochet Speckled Dot Blanket with Bernat Bundle Up

When you’ve mastered the classic Moss Stitch, it’s so much fun to start playing with color. The most dramatic effect is to play with just one row of color. In this blanket, we are using 2 rows of Marshmallow (cream) and then one row of a brightly color yarn. 

This blanket coordinates and uses all the colors in our curated box of yarn in our recent partnership with  

(It’s now all sold out, thank you everyone for your love and support!! You can buy some of the colors on the Yarnpsirations site, or check your local Joanns or Amazon has some of the colors too.)

We also love to design a blanket around the cover of a book and these colors happened to match and coordinate so well with the popular book, The Wonderful Things You Will Be, by Emily Winfield Martin

Speckled Dot blanket with the book The Wonderful Things you will be

The added dots around the border make such a nice touch to resemble the little balloons. It’s so cute and so worth the bit of extra work to change colors so often. 

The best tip for making this blanket is to carry the yarn up the side of the blanket. There are 4 different colors to use and since you are only using them once across the row, the yarn ends up on the opposite side of the blanket. You will use 2 skeins of the Marshmallow at the same time so you always have that cream color available to pull up alongside the blanket and use. 

Crochet Speckled dot blanket

The colors will also be carried up the side and once you get the first four established, you will reach down the side of the blanket and carry the next color in the rotation up the side. 

Working with all the colors at once can be difficult if you are not at a table or have a way of keeping them from getting twisted. Do your best to come up with a strategy that can help but then also realize carrying yarn up the side usually makes for a more secure blanket instead of cutting and weaving end a lot of ends. 

close up of crochet speckled dot blanket

Plus all the color changes just look so amazing! 

Be sure and scroll to the end of the post for the free printable pattern. 


Bernat Bundle Up Yarn: (140 g/4.9 oz, 244 m/267 yds)

2 skeins Marshmallow, 1 each Brook, Duckling, Violet Gray, Red Wagon

Size H/5 mm hook, tapestry needle, scissors


Single Crochet (SC): Insert hook, YO and pull a loop back through, YO and pull through all loops on hook.

Double Crochet 5 together Cluster (DC5tog): *Yarn Over, insert hook, YO pull a loop back through, YO pull through two loops on hook, repeat from * 4 more times, then YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook. 


Finished size: 25 inches x 30 inches

Gauge: 4 inches = 19 rows and 22 sts of moss stitch taken from blanket


CHAIN 130 with Marshmallow. (To make your blanket bigger or smaller you can chain any even number.)

ROW 1: Starting in the 4th chain from hook, work 1 SC. *CH 1. Skip one chain, SC in next chain. Repeat from * across the row, ending with 1 SC into the last CH. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 2: Starting in the first CH 1 space from the 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, changing to new color on last step of the stitch. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 3: Repeat row 2 with Gray. On the last step of the last SC of the row, pull through with Marshmallow using the second skein. 

For the rest of the blanket, the stitch pattern is always Row 2 instructions (the moss stitch.) The color changes are as follows: Violet Gray, Brook, Duckling, Red Wagon, Brook, Violet Gray, Red Wagon, Duckling.

Always work 2 rows of Marshmallow in between any of the other colors. Always work 1 row of color. The yarn can be carried up the sides of the blanket and covered with the border to avoid weaving in excessive amount of ends. 

You will use both skeins of Marshmallow simultaneously, one for each side of the blanket so the color will be there when needed. 


ROUND 1: When you finish your last two rows of Marshmallow on the blanket, chain 2 and start working down the side, working a SC, CH 1 at the end of every other row. Work 3 SCs into the corners. When you reach the corner you started with, slip stitch into the corner, then chain 2 and turn. 

ROUND 2: Repeat round 1. When you reach the corner you started with, join new color with the slip stitch, ch 2  and turn. 

ROUND 3: Repeat round 1 in new color. 

ROUND 4: (pom pom round) *Chain 3, in the first chain, work 1 DC5tog cluster. SL ST into the next st and the next 3 sts. Repeat from * around the entire blanket.

See the video below from a different blanket project, but the same dot border if you need a tutorial for how to make a DC5tog cluster.

This blanket is based off of an earlier pattern designed by Hannah called the Speckled Moss Baby Blanket. It uses fewer colors and Hannah also uses a technique of cutting and crocheting over the ends that works well too. 

Or, if you want a lot fewer color changes, the Modern Moss stitch throw is very popular and fun to make. It’s been a classic on our site for quite some time. 

If you need more ideas of books that we have made blankets to coordinate with, be sure and see our category called Books with Blankets. We have a lot of cute ideas for that perfect baby shower gift. 

And we also have more blanket ideas made with Bernat Bundle Up yarn! See our post written about our collaboration with Yarnspirations and the curated box of yarn. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

XO, Tiffany

Click here or image below to download a free pdf of the pattern.