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Raise your hand if you’re old enough to remember bowls of ribbon candy out every Christmas. I sure do! It’s one of the few things my Gram didn’t make from scratch, but it was always there. That’s our inspo for this blanket. My favorite was always the pink striped ones. I can’t remember how they tasted, but I was fascinated with the colors.
The Ribbon Candy Infinity Moss blanket is super easy to work up and although it features Paintbox Simply Aran in those classic ribbon candy holiday colors, we think it would be fab for anytime!
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.
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.
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 the 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.
- 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!
For this blanket, I did 1 RND DC, SC in each stitch around.
If you have any more border 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: Fondant, White, Lipstick and Green
Caron Simply Soft: Watermelon, White, Harvest Red and Kelly Green
Red Heart Super Saver: Perfect Pink, White, Cherry Red and Paddy Green
Lion Brand Basic Stitch: Hot Pink, White, Red Heather and Grass
Premier Basix: Pink, White, Red and Leaf
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Be sure to show us you finished blanket and tag us using #rubygraceinspo.
Love. your. Face. – Ruby Grace