In mid-November, I decided to make a trip to Michael’s. I knew they were having a big yarn sale, and I needed to pick up a skein of Caron Cakes to make my mom’s birthday present.
I stopped at the end of a wall of yarn to look at yarn to make William a hat for work, and when I looked to my left, I saw what I had previously tried to avoid on other trips to the store. The beautiful wall of blanket yarn.
I had William with me this trip which doesn’t happen very often. While we do most errands together, I try to avoid taking him to Michael’s or Hobby Lobby mostly because I know he doesn’t enjoy it as much as I do. On this trip, he surprised me.
I told him how much I had been wanting to get this yarn to make a blanket for myself. As much as I like crocheting blankets for other people, I had never made one for myself. This was partially due to the fact that I never wanted to take the time to do it and mostly due to loving the soft fleece blankets that always come out at Christmas time. I had never found yarn that was as warm, light, and soft as those blankets I loved so much. The Bernat Blanket Yarn fulfills all of those requirements.
He put some skeins in the cart and told me it was time to make something for myself. We had been going through so much and I needed it. I almost cried standing in the middle of Michael’s.
It took me a while to decide on a stitch and to actually decide to take the time to do it. I finished this blanket on Christmas Day so it was like a Christmas present for myself.
It’s been a while since I’ve written a pattern so if you have any questions or find any mistakes please let me know.
Cozy Delight Moss Stitch Blanket
N (9.00 mm) hook
31.5 oz Bernat Blanket Yarn (I used three of the big (10.5 oz) skeins in Sailor’s Delight)
CH – chain
SC – single crochet
SS – slip stitch
ST – stitch
Row 1: In 3rd ch from hook, sc, *ch 1, skip next ch, sc* ch 1. Repeat from * to * until you reach the end of your starting ch. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2-91: Skip first sc, *sc in ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next sc*. Repeat from * to * ending with a sc in ch-2 from the previous row. Ch 2, turn.
My finished blanket measures 32.5” x 48”. I wanted a smaller throw blanket that I could easily use while traveling as well as snuggle up under. It’s the perfect size for me.
You can easily adjust the width by making a longer beginning chain. Just make sure you start off with an even number of the chains. The length can be adjusted just by adding more rows. You will probably need to purchase more yarn.
Enjoy your cozy blanket!