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Moss Stitch Baby Blanket

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Are you as ready as I am for another crochet blanket pattern? Baby blankets are one of the sweetest gifts to crochet for a new baby and this moss stitch baby blanket is as easy as it is beautiful.

striped crochet baby blanket draped on a small chair with an elephant stuffed animal sitting on the chair

Keep reading for all the details on how to crochet a moss stitch baby blanket or you can purchase the ad-free PDF version here.

How Do You Crochet a Moss Stitch Baby Blanket?

This baby blanket is pretty easy to make as both the body of the blanket and the border are made with the moss stitch. You’ll first work the body in rows of moss stitches, changing colors every two rows.

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You may be looking at all those color changes and panicking a little about the number of ends you’ll have to weave in.

Have no fear! I actually worked the pattern so that each color can be carried up the side instead of cutting it at the end of the row. When you’re done working the body of the blanket, the border is worked over all the carried yarn and hides it so nicely. Isn’t that just wonderful?

Once the body of the blanket is done, you’ll start on the border by first doing a round on regular single crochets and then move to doing rounds of the moss stitch. That’s it!

red and pink striped crochet baby blanket draped on a afghan ladder

Yarn for the Crochet Moss Stitch Baby Blanket

I’ve not kept it a secret that Premier Everyday Anti-Pilling yarn is one of my favorite go-to yarns, and their fun bobbins with two solid colors and one marled color are no exception.

The only thing that I don’t like about the bobbins as much as the regular Everyday yarn is that the bobbin yarn isn’t as tightly plied so it does snag a bit easier. That really isn’t a deal breaker though. It’s also nice to be able to just work from one bobbin instead of carrying around three different skeins of yarn.

Premier Everyday is also machine washable and dryable which is really helpful when you are making a baby blanket. Babies are messy and it is nice for a tired parent to just be able to throw the blanket in the wash when needed.

Premier Yarns also has a wonderful reward program that you can sign up for using my link. You and I both get a discount when you sign up and there are many ways to earn additional reward points that can be used toward purchasing more yarn!

red striped crochet baby blanket slightly crumpled laying on the floor

Of course, you don’t have to use Premier bobbins for your baby blanket you can use almost any worsted weight acrylic yarn. Bobbins make the color choices easy because they’re done for you, but this is a great pattern to tailor the colors to your desires.

My first choice would be to reach for the regular Premier Everyday Anti-Pilling Yarn. After that, I’d probably choose a self-striping yarn like Premier Sweet Rolls.

If you’ve browsed my site at all, you know that softer neutral colors are more my jam than bright color combos, but I love the boldness of this blanket and I think the colors work especially great for a Christmas or Valentine’s baby. It’ll also look great and softer colors/neutrals and I can’t wait to see what colors you choose.

The Crochet Moss Stitch

Is the moss stitch good for a baby blanket? The crochet moss stitch is great for a baby blanket because gives you a fabric that is thinner and has a lot of movement but isn’t full of large holes. It makes a blanket that is great to drape over the stroller or lay on the floor for the baby to rest on.

The moss stitch is a super easy stitch pattern that consists of single crochets and chains. You single crochet, chain, skip a stitch, and single crochet in the next stitch. When you work the next row you’ll work the same pattern but all your single crochets will be worked into the chain one spaces of the row below.

close up of the crochet moss stitch done in red, pink, and marled

The instructions for how to work the moss stitch are written in the pattern below but in case you want some extra help I have a full moss stitch tutorial that has step-by-step photos and instructions for you.

If you’ve worked in the moss stitch before you may notice that I start and end each row a little bit differently than other versions of the most stitch. I have found working the most stitch this way gives the cleanest edge which makes it look nice if you don’t want to add a border or makes it easier if you do want to add a border.

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Moss Stitch Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Skill Level: Easy


US size I/9, 5.5 mm crochet hook

Premier Yarn Anti-Pilling Everyday Bobbin (category #4 worsted weight yarn)  

The sample used a total of 1267 yds (21 oz) in Cherry Jubilee
Color A (Light Pink) used approximately 362 yds
Color B (Marled) used approximately 543 yds
Color C (Red) used approximately 362 yds

Large Eye Yarn Needle


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Size I/9, 5.5 mm crochet hook

Premier Everyday Bobbin

Large eye yarn needle



ch(s): chain(s)
sc(s): single crochet(s)
tc: turning chain (the chain 1 at the start of the previous row)
st(s): stitch(es)
sl st: slip stitch
sp: space

Gauge: 4” x 4” = 20 sts by 20 rows

Finished Size: approximately 36” by 36”


This beautiful baby blanket is made using the moss stitch. The starting and ending instructions of the rows may be slightly different than other versions of the moss stitch.  You’ll chain one at the beginning of the row and work into each chain stitch (turning chain) at the end of the row instead of working into the last sc.

If you’d like to see step-by-step photos of this moss stitch, please visit the Moss Stitch Tutorial.

To adjust the size of your moss stitch blanket, keep your starting chain an even number and work an even number of rows.

Changing colors: You’ll change colors every two rows. I did not cut the yarn at the end of each row but carried it up the sides and covered it with the first round of the border.

Moss Stitch Baby Blanket Pattern Instructions:

With Color A, ch 162

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 1 ch, sc; repeat from * to end of row, turn. (161)

Row 2: ch 1, *sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, sc in tc, turn. (161)

Join Color B

Row 3-4: repeat row 2

Join Color C:

Row 5-6: repeat row 2

Row 7-162: repeat row 2, changing colors every two rows.


The first round of the border is a round of single crochets.

Round 1: Join Color B, ch 1, sc evenly around working 1 sc into each st at the top and bottom (including into the turning chain, which will give you an even number of stitches across the top and bottom), 1 sc at the end of each row on the sides, and (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner, join with a sl st to the first sc.

Now you’ll start working 7 rounds of moss stitch for the border

Round 2: *ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc; repeat around placing a (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-1 sp of the corners, after the last corner, ch 1 and join with a sl st to the first sc of the round, turn.

Round 3: *ch 1, sc in ch-1 sp, repeat around placing a (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-1 sp of the corners, join with a sl st to the first sc of the round, turn.

Rounds 4-7: repeat round 3

Round 8: Join Color C, repeat round 3

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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