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This blanket crochet pattern is beautiful in its simplicity! It’s an easy pattern to catch on to and as it is made up of twenty individual squares, it is a great project to take with you on the go!

I have been loving the yarn cake phenomenon and there are so many different varieties out there! This blanket crochet pattern makes use of the self stripping beauty of the cakes.  For this project I have used the Caron Cotton Cakes by Yarnspirations but you may use a worsted weight yarn of your choice.

Would you like to see some of the other projects I’ve made with the Caron Cotton Cakes? You might like the blanket crochet pattern for the Peek-A-Boo Baby Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern or the Peek-A-Boo Lovey – Free Crochet Pattern.

The Blanket:

Caron Cakes Blanket

This blanket is made up of twenty different squares which are crocheted together.  Each square features a moss stitch design which is worked in a round.

The great thing about working the moss stitch in the round and from the centre out is that you can really make these squares any size you desire! For my blanket I chose to make the squares twelve inches by twelve inches and worked twenty of them.


To finish the blanket I worked a simple half double crochet edging which I found complemented the design of the squares.

There is a free video tutorial for this pattern that demonstrates how to work the moss stitch in a round.  The video will be linked following the written pattern and at the end of this post.

Pattern PDF:

Should you wish to add this pattern to your library or purchase a convenient pdf, you may do so from either my Etsy or Ravelry Shops linked below:

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Thank you so much for stopping by! Until next time,

Happy Crocheting!


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Around the Bend Throw:

Skill Level: Easy

Gauge:   19 sts x 19  rows = 4 inches in moss stitch.

Finished Size: 49 inches x 61 inches (Each square measures approximately 12 x 12 inches).

Yarn: 7 Caron® Cotton Cakes™ (60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic; 8.8 oz./ 250 g; 530 yd. / 485 m; Medium/Worsted Weight); Colours Shown: Nested Blues x2 cakes which makes 6 squares, Hydrangea x 1 cake which makes 3 squares, Blush & Bloom x 4 cakes which makes 11 squares.

Hook: H/8 (5.00 mm) crochet hook. 

Notions: Yarn Needle.

Stitches and Abbreviations:

Stitches and Abbreviations:
– Chain
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl st – Slip stitch
Yo – Yarn over

Pattern Notes:

– Pattern is written in American English terms.
– Pattern is worked in rounds.
– Do not turn unless stated otherwise.
– Ch 1 at beg of row does not count as stitch.
– Weave in ends as needed.


Free Crochet Pattern:

Make 20

Start with a magic ring OR ch 4 and join in the first ch to make a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, into the ring sc, * ch 2, sc, ch 1, sc; rpt from * twice more, ch 2, sc, ch 1; join with a sl st in the first st, sl st into the ch-2 sp, ch 1, do not turn. (8 sc)

Rnd 2: *[Sc, ch 2, sc] in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next sc; Rpt from * around ending with a ch 1, sk the next sc and sl st into the first st.  Sl st into the ch-2 sp, ch 1.     (12 sc) 

Rnd 3: *[Sc, ch 2, sc] in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in the next ch-1 sp, ch 1; Rpt from * around ending with a ch 1, sk the next sc and sl st into the first st.  Sl st into the ch-2 sp, ch 1.     (16 sc)

Rnds 4-27: *[Sc, ch 2, sc] in ch-2 sp, [ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp] across to the next ch 2 sp; Rpt from * around ending with a ch 1, sk the next sc and sl st into the first st.  Sl st into the ch-2 sp, ch 1.  (Stitch sounds will increase by multiples of 4 each round)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.  Block if desired.


To join your squares together, lay two squares side by side with the wrong side facing up.  Join yarn with a sl st in the right hand corner.  Working through both thicknesses, sl st in the back loops only all the way across.  Continue joining squares until you reach the end of the row.  Repeat for all rows.  Fasten off and weave in ends.



With the right side facing, join yarn with a sl st in the top corner.  Ch 1, hdc in each st around working 3 hdc sts in each corner st.  Fasten off, weave in ends.

Video Tutorial:


Moss Stitch Blanket

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  1. cheryl heming says:

    Such a beautiful blanket!

    1. RichTexturesCrochet says:

      Thank you Cheryl!

  2. Regina Shirey says:

    I’m making this Afghan for my daughter in law. She loves crocheted afghans and this one has that vintage feel that she and I both love.

  3. the video isn’t working how I get the video tutorial? Thank you.

    1. RichTexturesCrochet says:

      Hi Kathleen! Thank you for letting me know! I believe I have fixed the problem so the link should be working now 🙂

  4. Maryann S says:

    Question for the Around the Bend Throw. Last sentence after Rds 4-27 – “Stitch sounds will increase” What are Sitch Sounds, or is that a typo, maybe it should be Stitch Rounds?

    1. RichTexturesCrochet says:

      Definitely a typo 🙂 thank you