Hello and Welcome!
Ruby here. I think about masculine blankets all the time. Partly because I have I have a lot of men in my life, but also because I don’t think this gets enough attention in the crochet world.
I mean maybe it does and I just don’t notice it (seems legit), but I feel like I see this topic on social media all the time.
So our blanket today features the Infinity Moss Stitch. It’s super fun, super easy and I must admit I’m a lil addicted. Well, I’m down with infinity anything so this is perfect. It’s so soft and lovey in Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti Pilling yarn too!
What is the Infinity Moss Stitch?
Also known as the Linen stitch, the Moss stitch is a beginner friendly stitch. It consists of a single crochet and chain stitches (sc, ch 1). The Infinity Moss is the same concept as the Infinity Granny just different types of stitches. It can either be worked in to a square or a rectangle.
YO – Yarn Over
SK – Skip
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
ST – Stitch
SP – Space
REP – Repeat
**All stitches and abbreviations are in U.S. Terms.
Gauge: 9 rounds = 4” (10cm)
Crochet hook size I (5.5 mm) or size needed for gauge.
Single Crochet (SC) – Insert your hook, YO pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops.
If you’re not familiar with the Infinity Moss Stitch or you need a refresher we recommend THIS video by Repeat Crafter Me. We aren’t affiliated, we just think they do amazing work!
**NOTE** In this tutorial she chain’s 28 to start, I chain 14. Either way is perfectly fine, just keep in mind my material list is for a starting chain of 14. Also, she doesn’t turn each round and I do. I’m a huge advocate of this. It helps a ton to keep your blanket from getting skewed, but again, you do you boo. This won’t effect the amounts of yarn I recommend.
In today’s post I will share everything you need to make the lovey, but if you’re interested in making this bigger you can get the downloadable pdf HERE.
The row counts for all 3 sizes are super easy. The graphic above is a digital mock up of the finished blanket.
Want an easy way to keep track of each row? We sure do, so we include row trackers in our PDF’s! You can download that HERE. I don’t know about you, but if I don’t have something to physically check off, I spend more time counting and recounting instead of crocheting!
We feel Infinity Moss is pretty easy to crochet, we do have a few tips for ya to make it (hopefully) easier yet. You can always do what works the best for you, but these are what we find to be tried and true for us!
- It’s a good idea to weave in those ends with a darning/tapestry needle instead of crocheting over the top of them. Lion Brand Basic is pretty slick and the ends can easily come loose.
- Turn! Turning is the easiest way to keep you blanket from getting wonky.
- After finishing one color, turn it towards you so the back side is now facing you, then rotate it counter clockwise. Start with a new color in any Ch 1 sp. Again, this is awesome sauce for keeping your sides straight!
- Not every blanket needs a border! Don’t be afraid to skip it. If you edges are straight and consistent, there’s really no need!
I just mentioned skipping the border above in the tips, and that’s exactly what I did with this one. I never do a border on any of my Moss stitch blankets. I’d love to be able to recommend one to you, but it’s such a hard rule for me that I can’t think of one, I’d be happy enough to share!
If you have any ideas to share, leave us a comment below!
Sometimes it’s easier to shop your stash so we worked out some alternative brands for ya. We’ve matched each one in person so we know first hand they’ll play nice and look lovely! To see the exact amounts of each you will need to purchase and download the pdf. You can do that HERE.
Stylecraft Special Chunky: Black, French Navy and Silver
Red Heart Soft: Black, Navy and Light Grey
Paintbox Simply Aran: Black, Midnight Blue, Slate Grey
Brava Worsted: Black, Solstice Heather and Silver
Joann Big Twist: Black, Dark Denim and Medium Grey
Staying with the infinity theme, up next is Sally’s Infinity Granny Square Crochet Blanket! It’s perfect for a little bit of Halloween fun. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be sure to show us you finished blanket and tag us using #rubygraceinspo.
Love. your. Face. – Ruby Grace