The Creme Color Block Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern

Hi there! I’m so excited to offer you a FREE pattern for the gorgeous blanket I made with Michaels 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. Unfortunately, it seems that the yarn I used for this blanket has been discontinued. That’s ok, because you can use any worsted weight yarn to make a gorgeous and cozy blanket so make sure to see the “yarn” section of this post for some of my suggestions!

This is a simple crochet blanket featuring the moss or linen stitch you may already be familiar with. I made my blanket extra big, but 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.

Yarn

You will need 5 colors of a worsted (4) weight yarn to make this blanket. The original yarn I used called “Creme Cotton” from Michaels has been discontinued, so I have a list of alternatives for you to consider.

I used roughly 500 yards or less of each color to make a 45×60 inch “crib” sized blanket.

Snuggle Puff from KnitPicks is a 70% Pima Cotton, 30% Nylon blend. It is soft and comes in a bunch of beautiful colors. It is slightly thicker, more of a heavy worsted, so your blanket may turn out a little bit bigger than mine.

Baby Rainbow from Michaels looks similar to the yarn I designed this blanket with. It is 100% polyester and seems to come in a variety of nice colors. I have not used this yarn, but it looks very comparable to Creme Cotton.

Kind Feather from Hobbii is a yarn I have used for blankets and I love it! It’s 100% acrylic and silky soft. I love how many colors you have to choose from. Hobbii says this yarn is a DK (3) weight but I think it’s very similar to worsted.

Portobello from Hobbii is a lovely heathered yarn. I love the variety of colors and how soft this yarn is. It is 60% Cotton, 28% Acrylic, 12% Wool and worsted (4) weight.

Heatherly from KnitPicks is a really pretty, heathered yarn as well. I love the color palette that is available sooo much! This yarn is an acrylic/wool blend and super soft.

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.

Additional Materials
  • Size H / 5mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • Measuring tape
  • Tassel maker, or a small book
Abbreviations

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
Gauge

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

Size

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

Pattern

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!

XO, Kalley

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2 Comments

  1. 2.19.24
    Gracyn said:

    Hey! This is my very first project ever! I just started crocheting a week ago! For some reason I cannot get past the second step. I made my chain but my mind can’t grasp how to do the next part. Do you have a video up anywhere?

  2. 5.18.24
    Marcie Long said:

    I loved making this blanket so much and have made 3 now! It makes a nice baby gift and is so relaxing to crochet with the moss stitch.