Hey everyone, Hannah here, with a new update for this pattern! This blanket was one of the first crochet blankets I’ve ever made and the first pattern I ever wrote, so my beginner tension was a lot looser and varied than it is now. I thought it would be a good idea to remake this blanket and hopefully give everyone a better idea of how to make it the size that you want!
For this new version I used Caron One Pound yarn, which is a great yarn for beginners because it’s easier to keep your tension more consistent and easy to undo in case of any mistakes. I love using the moss stitch with this yarn because the stitches aren’t too hole-y, but the stitches still keep the yarn loose and give the blanket a really nice drape.
In the original version of this blanket I made a really long chain so that the black stripes would turn out length-wise, but this time I made them horizontal. However, you can make this blanket any size you want – all you need to do is make a base chain with an even number that is 2 inches longer than the desired width of your blanket (since the moss stitch requires you to skip a stitch, your base chain will shrink by about 2 inches after you work the first row).
Here is a video of the moss stitch if you’d like to watch before you get started!
Caron One Pound (100% acrylic, 454g / 16 oz, 742 meters / 812 yards)
2 skeins White, 1 skein Black
Size J/6.0mm hook, tapestry needle, scissors
Finished size 40 in x 53 in
Gauge 4 in = 8 st and 14 rows of pattern
Single Crochet (SC): Insert your hook, yarn over (YO) and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops.
With White, chain 150. (Pattern repeat is any even number.)
ROW 1: Starting in the 4th chain from the hook, work SC, CH 1. *Skip one chain, then SC, CH 1 in the next chain. Repeat from * until the last chain. Work a SC into the last chain, then CH 2 and turn.
ROWS 2 – 8: Insert your hook into the first chain one space from the previous row, and SC, CH 1. Work SC, CH 1 into each chain one space across the row. Work the last SC into the space between the last SC and turning chain of the row below. CH 2 and turn. At the end of row 8, pull through with Black before you finish the last SC, then CH 2 and turn.
Note: At this point you can either cut the White yarn and leave a long tail to weave into the blanket later, or you can bring it with you as you work the next row in Black, by laying the White across the top of your work and crocheting over it as you go. When I made my blanket I chose to always carry the White yarn and crochet over it each time I worked a black row so I could easily pick it up on the other side, and I always cut the Black and left tails to weave in at the end.
ROW 9: With Black, work SC, CH 1 into each chain one space across the row. At the end of the row, pull through with White before you finish the last SC. CH 2 with White and turn (cut the Black).
ROWS 10 – 12: With White, work SC, CH 1 into each chain one space across the row. Work a SC into final space, CH 2 and turn. At the end of row 12, pull through with Black, CH 2 and turn.
ROW 13: Repeat row 9.
ROWS 14 – 21: With White, work SC, CH 1 into each chain one space across the row. Work a SC into final space, CH 2 and turn.
Repeat rows 9 through 21 for reminder of blanket, until your blanket measures appx. 50 to 55 inches or your desired length. In simple terms, the color pattern I used is 8 rows White, 1 row Black, 3 rows White, 1 row Black.
Weave in all ends with a tapestry needle before starting the border.
Round 1: With White, pull up a loop in any corner and chain 2. Work the moss stitch (SC, CH 1, skip 1) around the sides and ends of the blanket. Work 3 SC into each corner. When you reach the corner you started with, slip stitch into the starting stitch, CH 2 and turn.
Round 2: Continue working the moss stitch around the blanket in the opposite direction. When you reach the starting corner, slip stitch into the corner and tie off.
If you’d like to add finishing touches to your blanket, lay it out flat on a towel or foam blocking boards if you have them. Use a spray bottle with water to dampen the blanket. Press the blanket into straight lines, massaging the stitches and adjusting your tension. Pin with straight pins and let it dry.
Thank you so much for coming to read this pattern; I hope you enjoy making this blanket! I originally made this blanket as a throw for my living room, and my husband and I have moved a couple times since then, but I’m glad this blanket still fits in my family room! When you’re finished with your blanket, please share a picture with us on Facebook or Instagram with #daisyfarmcrafts, we’d love to see! xo, Hannah