Hi there! I’m so excited to offer you a FREE pattern for the gorgeous blanket I made with Michaels Creme Cotton Yarn. This blanket started off as a partnership with the brand, but so many of you expressed interested in a pattern that I decided to add it to my blog for free.
This is a simple crochet blanket featuring the moss or linen stitch you may already be familiar with. I made my blanket extra big which required a skein and a half of each color. I liked having some leftover from each skein to make tassels for the corners. You could instead make fringe, or even use it for other products. Please see the “size” section for info about how to make a different size blanket.
Thank you so much for choosing to make this blanket pattern. I hope you enjoy it! Please leave a comment if you have any questions.
You will need 5 colors to make this blanket. Creme Cotton is a 87% cotton, 17% nylon blend, and a light worsted (4) weight. You can find the yarn on Michaels website by clicking here.
Michaels has discontinued and then re-released this yarn with new colors, so unfortunately the colors I used are no longer available. The new colors are gorgeous, though!
A yarn I find to be comparable and available all the time is Snuggle Puff from KnitPicks. It is a 70% Pima Cotton, 30% Nylon blend and worsted (4) weight. It is soft and comes in a bunch of beautiful colors. It’s cheaper for a skein, but the yardage is significantly less than Creme Cotton, so bear that in mind. It is also slightly thicker so your blanket may turn out a little bit bigger.
Of course, you can use any worsted weight yarn you have. There are lots of lovely acrylic and cotton yarn options that are soft for babies and kids.
- Size H / 5mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
- Measuring tape
- Tassel maker, or a small book
This is the key for any abbreviations you may find in the pattern.
- SC – single crochet
- CH – chain
- SK – skip
- SL – slip
- ST(S) – stitch(es)
- ** – repeat what is in between
I recommend gauge swatching for a blanket so that you don’t run out of yarn, and it ends up the size you want.
A 4×4″ square = 18 stitches x 17 rows in the moss stitch pattern
The size of my finished blanket measures 45×60 inches. This is considered a toddler or crib size blanket. It is the perfect size for my 2 year old to sleep under. This will be the size that the pattern is written for, however, I have included different sizes below and the corresponding stitch count. This is the number you will need to use for your starting chain (CH). I have also included total yardage.
To make your color sections even, divide the height measurement by 5 and make each section that height. For example, the toddler size blanket is 60″ tall, so I made each color section 12″ tall. If you are only going to use 4 colors, divide the height by 4.
Security: 16×16″ – CH 75 – 220 yards
Stroller: 30×36″ – CH 137 – 930 yards
Receiving: 40×40″ – CH 183 – 1400 yards
Toddler/Crib: 45×60″ – CH 205 – 2,325 yards
Lap/Throw: 50×60″ – CH 227 – 2,600 yards
I have a video tutorial for how to crochet the moss stitch on my Instagram feed. You can click here to watch it if you need it.
Start with a CH of 205. This is a lot of STS so make sure you double check the count. To make another size, please see the section above titled “size.”
Row 1: In the 3rd CH from the hook, SC. *SK 1, CH 1, SC* across the entire CH. Your last ST will be a SC. Turn work.
Row 2: CH 2. *SC in the CH 1 space, CH 1* repeat this until you get to the end of the row. Your final SC will be in the CH 2 space from the previous row. Remember to always SC into CH spaces, not STS.
Repeat Row 2 until the color section reaches 12″ tall. You will change colors on the last ST and then follow the same process (repeating row 2 for 12″) 4 more times until you have used all 5 colors and your blanket is 60″ tall.
See the video below for help changing colors, or click here to watch on YouTube in another browser. This video is for my Cali Color Block Dishcloth and Towel, but the method still applies.
When joining new skeins of yarn within the same color section, I typically use the magic knot technique since it is a blanket and not very noticeable. I also feel more comfortable having a knot than a bunch of ends.
You can finish your blanket however you like. I chose to add a chunky tassel to each corner. I have a tutorial here for how to make tassels. Another pretty option would be fringe, or plain edges is classy and beautiful as well! Keep in mind the age of the baby or child you will be making the blanket for and whether tassels/fringe is safe.
THANK YOU so much for making my pattern! If you enjoyed this pattern, please let me know by leaving a comment. If you make your own, please tag me in a picture on Instagram at @kneedlesandlife. Happy crocheting!
This post contains some affiliate links. This means if you shop through one of my links, I may make a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting my blog in this way.