Moss Stitch Crochet Baby Blanket – FREE Pattern

by Doroteja

This is a crochet pattern for my easy beginner-friendly baby blanket – Moss Stitch Blanket. Find out what inspired me to design this pattern, what yarn did I choose, and learn all the tricks on how to create a perfect baby blanket.

You can find the free instructions below. If you want to support my work, join me on Patreon and if you would like to have additional sizes in the pattern, please consider purchasing the ad-free, printable PDF that you can find here.

The PDF pattern is coming soon!


I wanted to make a pattern that would include a fun crochet stitch like moss stitch for quite some time now. But wait, why just one crochet pattern? Why not a whole collection of crochet patterns for babies made with this beautiful and easy-to-learn moss stitch?

That is exactly what I did. The baby blanket is just the first pattern from a Moss Stitch collection of patterns. You can find one below in this blog post and three of them are in the process of making. And when I say in the process of making, I mean the patterns are finished, all I have to do now is to finish the tutorials for you guys and the projects will be ready to see the world.

The moss stitch pattern is a very simple technique using single crochet stitches and chains. The moss stitch is one of the stitch patterns you can easily crochet while watching TV. All you need to learn is to make a single crochet stitch into every chain 1 space from the row below and a new chain 1 space between the single crochet stitches in your current row.

And if you add into the mix one additional color of yarn, as I did in the first few rows of my blanket, you will get this interesting striped look.

This blanket is perfect for crochet beginners. The stitches are repetitive and the patterns ask for minimal color changes.


This pattern was originally made with the Yarn and Colors Epic yarn. However, you can easily substitute the original yarn for Drops Paris or Rico Creative Cotton Aran.

Those are all 100% cotton yarns, available in a great variety of different colors. However, you can use any type of fiber you like. Just make sure the gauge is correct and you are ready to start.

The blanket can be easily made with just one color, however, I really prefer using two for at least one-third of the blanket. It makes it more playful and fun.

You could even spice the things up a bit and make it in four colors. One-third in the first two and the rest with the other two colors.

No matter what your colors are, if your try out the pattern, share it with me on Instagram. I can’t wait to see your creations.

Video Tutorial

Watch the video and follow the step-by-step tutorial to learn how to make this adorable crochet baby bonnet from start to finish. Please consider subscribing to my YouTube channel that you can find HERE and turn on post notifications so you won’t miss any of my future videos.


YARN: 6 skeins of Yarn and Colors EPIC 100% cotton yarn in color of your choice. You can shop for more colors here. I finished 2 skeins of light blue and 4 skeins of dark blue yarn.

CROCHET HOOK: 6.0 mm crochet hook or the size needed to obtain the gauge.

YOU WILL ALSO NEED: 2 stitch markers, a tapestry needle, and scissors.


GAUGE:  Work 6 stitches and 6 rows in Moss Stitch using a 6.0 mm crochet hook and an Aran weight yarn to measure 4 x 4 cm.

When you find a new crochet project that you would like to make, you usually want to start ASAP. We all do. But please take some time and check the gauge. It might save your project!

Checking the gauge is a crucial step in the process of making a new crochet/knit garment. It will help you achieve the right size of your finished item. Learn how to check your gauge here.

Stitches and Abbreviations

  • Sst/sts – stitch/stitches
  •  ch chain
  •  ss – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • MC – main color
  • CC – contrasting color

Pattern Notes

  • Sizes: Baby (below)
  • How to read a pattern: You can learn how to read a crochet pattern here.
  • The pattern is written in US crochet terms.
  • Skill level: Easy/Medium
  • Measurements: across 56 cm (22 inch) and high 67 cm (26 1/3 inch).
  • You can sell finished items handmade from this pattern made in a limited number. Mass production using this pattern is not allowed. For more information, please read the terms of use.

PDF Pattern

The PDF crochet pattern is a great solution for those who prefer to work offline, need additional sizes of the pattern, or just want to support my work. This beautifully designed PDF pattern can be found in shops on Etsy, Ravelry, and Love Crafts.

* This PDF instructions include one additional size. The fee compensates for the ad revenue I would make if you had to visit the site to access the instructions. Thank you for your support!


Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern – Moss Stitch

The pattern for a crochet baby blanket is written in two simple steps:

  • blanket and
  • edging.

Please, read the instructions carefully. Don’t skip any parts of the pattern and make sure you do not accidentally lose or add additional stitches to the pattern. That might affect the final look of your design.

This is a crochet pattern for baby size. More sizes are available in the PDF pattern. You can purchase the PDF pattern here. Thank you for your support!


Take the Worsted weight yarn in your main color (mine is dark blue) and 6.0 mm crochet hook and create a foundation chain made of 81 chains.

Work in rows. After each row, chain 1 and turn your work. Start in the very first st of the row.

Row 1 (MC): Start in the 2nd chain from the crochet hook. Work 1 sc into each of the next 80 chains.

Row 2 (MC): Repeat [1 sc, ch 1, skip 1] 39 times. Work 1 sc into each of the last two sts of the row.

Row 3 (CC): Change the yarn color. Repeat [1 sc, ch 1, skip 1] 39 times. Work 1 sc into each of the last two sts of the row.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 nine (9) more times. That will give you 9 rows of moss sts made with dark blue and 9 rows of moss sts made with light blue color.

Continue with the main color.

Row 4 (MC): Repeat [1 sc, ch 1, skip 1] 39 times. Work 1 sc into each of the last two sts of the row.

Repeat row 4 seventy-one (71) more times.


Continue with the Worsted weight yarn in your main color (mine is dark blue) and 6.0 mm crochet hook.

Do not break the yarn just yet. Ch 1 and turn your work.

Round 1 (MC): Work 1 sc into every stitch across, 79 sts in total. If you see that you have too many stitches and that they are adding to the width of the blanket, just skip a stitch or two here and there. However, make sure you don’t skip too many at once because that might leave you with a hole in the blanket.

In the last st of the row make a nice pointy corner. Work [1 sc, 2 chains, and 1 sc again] into the same stitch.

Work sc sts evenly along the side of the blanket. One sc into every row. Again, if you see that you have too many stitches and that they are adding to the length of the blanket, just skip a stitch or two here and there and continue with the edging.

Repeat that for every side and the first three corners of the blanket.

The last corner of the blanket is a little bit different. Since we’ve already finished half of the corner, work only [sc 1, 2 chains] into that last corner and join the round with the slip stitch made into the very first stitch of the round.

And your blanket is complete!

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Cathe Barron October 2, 2021 - 19:57

love this stitch and I have not ever seen your measure item before…what is it called and where did you get it? thank you.

Deborah Durr June 20, 2022 - 18:50

I have tried to find the psd to purchase the moss stitch crochet baby blanket with different sizes. It’s not available?

Doroteja August 31, 2022 - 10:24

Hi Deborah! Thank you for your interest, but I haven’t had time to complete the PDF pattern. 🤦‍♀️ Maybe in the future. 😄💪

Lisa June 23, 2022 - 02:24

You create beautiful things, thank you🙂


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