Hello and Welcome!
You ever come across a color and you just know you have to use it? Doesn’t matter what else you do as long as you get that color out of your system.
That’s this blanket. I’m in mad love with Red Heart Super Savers denim and I just had to figure out a way to use it. I’m not 100% sold on this color way, but I got to use denim so it’s whatevs. Enjoy!
What is the Even Moss Stitch?
A textured moss crochet stitch consisting of slip stitches (SL ST) and half double crochet (HDC). The even moss stitch is a slow builder due to the slip stitches, but super easy and fabulous for working with a large color way!
Your chain is worked in any even number. This stitch works up surprisingly fast and creates fabulous texture!
YO – Yarn Over
SK – Skip
HDC – Half Double Crochet
CH – Chain
REP – Repeat
ST – Stitch
SL ST – Slip Stitch
*All stitches are in U.S. Terms.
Gauge: 16 sts and 20 row = 4” (10cm)
Crochet hook size I (5.5 mm) or size needed for gauge.
Slip Stitch (SL ST) – Insert your hook, YO, pull up a loop, pull through the loop on the hook.
Half Double Crochet (HDC) – *YO, insert your hook, YO pull up a loop, YO and pull through all three loops on your hook.
If you’re not familiar with the Wattle Stitch or you need a refresher we recommend THIS video.
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 graphic above is a digital mock up of the finished blanket.
- ** Oatmeal – 10
- Denim – 8
- Cafe Latte – 8
- Soft White – 8
- * Soft Blue – 8
- Oatmeal – 12
Repeat from * to **
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!
While the Even Moss stitch is super easy to crochet, we have a few tips for ya to make it (hopefully) smooth sailing. You can always do what works the best for you, but these are what we find to be tried and true for us!
- Not every blanket needs a border. Don’t be afraid to skip it!
- The Even Moss Stitch is a slow grower. Take your time and plan ahead if you want to make this for a gift.
- Try not to pull those slip stitches too tight. They’ll be harder to work into on the next row.
- The color block pattern would be perfect for many different color combos!
I went with 2 rows of single crochet, but I think a ribbed border would be fab too!
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.
Red Heart With Love: Tan, Indigo (Red Heart Comfort), Taupe, Aran and Bluebell
Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn!: Toasted Almond, Dark Country Blue, Brown, Ivory and Soft Blue
Red Heart Soft: Biscuit, Navy, Toast, Off White and Mid Blue
Caron Simply Soft: Bone, Country Blue, Taupe, Off White and Light Country Blue
Lion Brand Basic Stitch: Hazelnut, Deep Denim Heather, Mahogany, Ecru and Baby Blue
That’s it! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be sure to show us you finished blanket and tag us using #rubygraceinspo.
Love. your. Face. – Ruby Grace