Treasured Crochet Moss Stitch Baby Afghan

Crochet a treasured and modern baby afghan for a baby boy using this simple crochet moss stitch. This is one of my favorite stitch patterns to use and it makes such a beautiful gift for an expecting mother. A video tutorial is available to help explain this pattern and I hope that this will inspire you to create your own Crochet Moss Stitch Baby Afghan.

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Photo of Blanket for you to see the stitches

Close up simple crochet moss stitch baby afghan

Moss Stitch, Linen Stitch, Granite Stitch, or Woven Stitch

This moss stitch is also called the linen stitch, granite stitch, and the woven stitch. Once you learn the techniques, the crochet projects are endless.

Treasured Handmade Gift with a Modern Look

This baby afghan has a modern look to it, but at the same time, is a beautiful blanket to pass on as an heirloom-if it lasts that long.

Hint: when completing the stitches used in this pattern, make sure to keep the chain one stitch the same size as the single crochet. This will ensure an even look throughout your beautiful project.

Simple Crochet Moss Stitch Baby Afghan Printable

Directions: Simple Crochet Moss Stitch Baby Afghan

This baby boy afghan features a woven look and the color scheme use Red Heart Light Blue as a base with simple modern stripes in Red Heart Dusty Grey.

Size:

Approximately 26 inches X 30 inches

Hints to changing the size:

To make the blanket wider or narrower, increase or decrease by 2 stitches. This afghan uses even stitches. To make this longer or shorter, simply increase or decrease the number of rows. However, to keep the symmetrical look of the afghan, be sure to count out the rows and whatever you do on one end, you should repeat on the other end.

Starting a New Skein:

When starting a new skein, begin using the skein at the start of the row for best results.

Changing Color:

In the photos below, you will see that this is a pink and grey afghan. The pattern for the one in the pictures can be found on my website for free. You can also get an electronic download without ads on Etsy. It is called the Modern Heirloom Baby Blanket.

Video Tutorial:

There is also a video tutorial on how to complete this stitch and change the color on my You Tube Channel.

Photo Tutorial:

Since the linen stitch is the same as the moss stitch, I used the same photos to help you see the pattern hints. The new color is added by bringing in the yarn with the hook in the last two loops on the hook. Yarn over with the new color and pull through both loops on your hook. Then continue with the moss stitch.

Securing the Yarn Tails

I would recommend securing the yarn tails by crocheting over them. This is a two-step process.

1. Hold the yarn in front of the stitches of the previous row and when you insert your hook into the CH 1 SP, make sure to include the two strands of yarn. This secures the yarn under the SC. Do this for about 6 inches of the yarn tail, then stop incorporating them and continue with the moss stitch. See the photo tutorials below.

Changing colors in linen stitch

2. Notice below how the yarn tails in the pictures on the left are quite visible? After you have completed the row after the color change and are on the return row. It is time to pick up the yarn into the stitches of this row. If this was not done, the yarn would be very visible as it is on the left. Therefore, when making your SC, pick up the two strands of yarn again as you work along the row. It looks neat on the right with the yarn tails tucked up nicely into the stitches.

Crocheting over yarn in linen stitch

I have put brackets around the areas to help you see the areas.

Crocheting over yarn in linen stitch 1

Here is another photo to help you see the difference. Additionally, below is another photo of the crochet moss stitch baby afghan.

Simple Crochet Moss Stitch Baby Afghan

Stitches:

CH = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
SK = Skip Stitch
ST = Stitch
The * means that you should repeat all instructions between the *

Supplies:

2 Skeins Light Blue Red Heart yarn approximately 728 yards

1 Skein Dusty Grey Red Heart yarn approximately 300 yards

Size H Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle to weave in the ends

Scissors

Pattern:

CH 126

Starting with the Light Blue

Row 1: SC in 4th CH from hook, *CH 1, SK ST, SC in next ST. Repeat from * across, ending with a SC in last ST.

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Rows 2-10: CH 2, SC in first CH-1 SP in previous row (Note: not in the stitch itself, but in the space that was created by the CH. To do this, insert your hook in the space, yarn over and pull through the yarn and complete your SC), *CH 1, Skip 1 ST, SC in next SP. Repeat from * to last CH where you end with a SC, turn.

Change to Dusty Grey

Rows 11-14: Repeat row 2
Change to Light Blue

Rows 15-18: Repeat row 2
Change to Dusty Grey

Rows 19-21: Repeat row 2
Change to Light Blue

Rows 22-24: Repeat row 2
Change to Dusty Grey

Rows 25-26: Repeat row 2
Change to Light Blue

Rows 27-50: Repeat row 2
Change to Dusty Grey

Rows 51-53: Repeat row 2
Change to Light Blue

Rows 54-60: Repeat row 2
Change to Dusty Grey

Rows 61-65: Repeat row 2
Change to Light Blue

Rows 66-72: Repeat row 2
Change to Dusty Grey

Rows 73-77: Repeat row 2
Change to Light Blue

Rows 78-84: Repeat row 2
Change to Dusty Grey

Rows 85-87: Repeat row 2
Change to Light Blue

Rows 88-111: Repeat row 2
Change to Dusty Grey

Rows 112-113: Repeat row 2
Change to Light Blue

Rows 114-116: Repeat row 2
Change to Dusty Grey

Rows 117-119: Repeat row 2
Change to Light Blue

Rows 120-123: Repeat row 2
Change to Dusty Grey

Rows 124-127: Repeat row 2
Change to Light Blue

Rows 128-137: Repeat row 2

Weave in ends and cut off excess yarn.

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Simple Crochet Moss Stitch Baby Afghan Printable

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