Soft Moss Blanket: FREE crochet pattern



Always wanted to try to crochet with fur yarn, but have doubts you can do that? Crochet with fur can be a pain, as it’s impossible to see the stitches, and almost impossible to feel them. But I think I found an easier way of working with furry yarn. Take a look at my newest Soft Moss Blanket free crochet pattern and try your hand on it. You will find row-by-row instructions as well as video tutorials showing how to crochet hexagon and half hexagon motifs with regular yarn. And then with fur 😊 Hope you enjoy!

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Materials 

Scheepjes Chunky Monkey (100% Polyester; 100g/57m) 

  • Yarn A: 1099 Mid Grey x 6 balls 

Scheepjes Furry Tales (100% Premium Acrylic (Anti Pilling); 100g/116m) 

  • Yarn B: 978 Cinderella x 3 balls 
  • Yarn C: 985 Little Pig x 3 balls 
  • Yarn D: 983 Tinkerbell x 3 balls
You can find both yarns in local Scheepjes stores, or via online retailers (affiliate links): Wool Warehouse* (UK, international shipping), Caro's Atelier* (NL and Europe), Taemombo* (US&Canada)

5 mm crochet hook 

Yarn needle to weave in ends 

Gauge: Each hexagon measures 30cm/11¾in across from corner to corner (through center), blocked.

Measurements: Finished blanket is approx. 108 x 130cm/42½ x 51¼in 


Abbreviations (US terms) 

approx. approximately 

beg beginning 

CC contrast color 

ch chain stitch 

corr corresponding 

folls follows 

m marker 

rep repeat

sc single crochet 

ss slip stitch 

st(s) stitch(es) 

sp(s) space(s) 

pm place marker 

Pattern repeats 

(…) several stitches inside (…) made in one st. 

[…] repeat instructions inside […] as many times as indicated in the pattern. 

*…; rep instruction after * as many times as indicated in the pattern. 

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INSTRUCTIONS 

Hexagon 

Make 8 in B as CC; make 5 each in C and D as CC. 

Round 1: With CC make adjustable ring, ch1 (does not count as a st here and throughout), [sc in ring, ch3] 3 times, ss to beg sc. 

Round 2: Ch1, beg in same sc as join (here and throughout), [1sc in sc (pm), ch2, 1sc in next ch3-sp (pm), ch2] 3 times, ss to beg sc. 

Round 3: Ch1, [1sc in next sc (pm), ch3] 6 times, ss to beg sc. 

Round 4: Ch1, [1sc in next sc (pm), ch2, 1sc in next ch3-sp, ch2] 6 times, ss to beg sc. 

Round 5: Ch1, [1sc in next sc, ch3] 12 times moving m to corr sts, ss to beg sc. 

Round 6: Ch1, *1sc in next sc (pm), [ch2, 1sc in next ch3-sp] 2 times, ch2; rep from * five more times, ss to beg sc. 

Round 7: Ch1, [1sc in next sc, ch3] rep around moving m to corr sts, ss to beg sc. 

Round 8: Ch1, *1sc in next sc (pm), [ch2, 1sc in next ch3-sp] 3 times, ch2; rep from * five more times, ss to beg sc. 

Round 9: Rep Round 7. 

Round 10: Ch1, *1sc in next sc (pm), [ch2, 1sc in next ch3-sp] 4 times, ch2; rep from * five more times, ss to beg sc. Cut CC leaving approx. 20cm/8in tail for safe weaving. 

Round 11: Changing to Yarn A, ch1, *(1sc, ch2, 1sc) in next sc, 2sc in next ch2-sp, [1sc in next sc, 2sc in next ch2-sp] 4 times; rep from * five more times, ss to beg sc, ss to next sc, ss to corner ch2-sp – 16 sc per side. 

Round 12: Ch1, *(1sc, ch2, 1sc) in corner ch2-sp, 1sc in each st to next corner; rep from * five more times, ss to beg sc, ss to next sc, ss to corner ch2-sp – 18 sc per side. 

Round 13: Rep Round 12 – 20 sc per side. Fasten off leaving approx. 20cm/8in tail for weaving. 

Here is a video tutorial about how to crochet a furry hexagon:


Half hexagon 

Make 2 in C as CC, and 2 in D as CC. 

Row 1: With CC. Make adjustable ring, ch1 (does not count as a st here and throughout), 1sc in ring (pm), [ch2, 1sc in ring (pm)] 3 times, turn. 

Row 2: Ch1, 1sc in first st, [ch2, skip sp, 1sc in next sc] 3 times moving m to corr sts (here and throughout), turn. 

Row 3: Ch1, 1sc in first st, [ch3, skip sp, 1sc in next st] 3 times, turn. 

Row 4: Ch1, 1sc in first sc, [ch2, 1sc in next ch3-sp, ch2, 1sc in next sc] 3 times, turn. 

Row 5: Ch1, 1sc in first st, [ch3, skip sp, 1sc in next sc] rep across, turn. 

Row 6: Ch1, 1sc in first st, *[ch2, 1sc in next ch3-sp] twice, ch2, 1sc in next sc; rep from * two more times, turn. 

Row 7: Rep Row 5. 

Row 8: Ch1, 1sc in first st, *[ch2, 1sc in next ch3-sp] 3 times, ch2, 1sc in next sc; rep from * twice more, turn. 

Row 9: Rep Row 5. 

Row 10: Ch1, 1sc in first st, *[ch2, 1sc in next ch3-sp] 4 times, ch2, 1sc in next sc; rep from * twice more, turn. Cut CC leaving approx. 20cm/8in tail for safe weaving. 

Row 11: Changing to Yarn A, ch1, 1sc in first st, *[2sc in next ch2-sp, 1sc in next st] rep to last ch2-sp before corner, 2sc in next ch2-sp**, (1sc, ch2, 1sc) in corner sc; rep from * two more times ending last rep at **, 1sc in last st, turn – 16 sc per side. 

Row 12: Ch1, 2sc in first st, [1sc in each st to crochet ch2-sp, (1sc, ch2, 1sc) in corner ch2-sp] twice, 1sc in each st to last st, 2sc in last st, turn – 18 sc per side. 

Row 13: Rep Row 12 – 20 sc per side. Fasten off leaving approx. 20cm/8in tail for weaving. 

Here is a video tutorial about how to crochet a furry half hexagon:

 


Joining and Border 

Starting with 4 hexagons along the top row, arrange hexagons and half hexagons according to the schematic. Arrange all the motifs according to your preference. All motifs are joined with sc on right side. 


After all motifs are joined together, work a border around the entire blanket as folls: 

Round 1: With right side facing you, attach Yarn A with ss in any ch2-sp in a blanket corner, ch1 (does not count as a st), (1sc, ch2, 1sc) in same ch2-sp, *work with sc evenly along all the blanket’s sides and, at the same time, working (1sc, ch2, 1sc) in ch2-sp in every outer zigzag corner and 1sc3tog in every inner zigzag corner, join with ss in first sc**, ss in ch2-sp, turn. 

Round 2: Ch1, work as for Round 1 between * and **. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Block blanket to measurements. 


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Furry happiness: Reveal



With a tiny delay, here is reveal of my furry hexagon blanket (no name yet, so any suggestions are more than welcome). 


My blanket turned out of a lap size (with 18 hexagons and 4 halves), but no need to mention that with more hexagons and half hexagons you can create yours in any desired size. But probably good to keep in mind that this project is a yarn eater, and a huge blanket will be very heavy. 


First, I chose 4 colors of the Scheepjes Furry Tales yarn, but in the process of making I decided to stay with just three: grey, green and pink. And to combine them with dark grey color of the Scheepjes Chunky Monkey. 

The free pattern will be published next week on my blog, but you if you would like to go ahead and be prepared, here are my yarn mounts: Scheepjes Furry Tales (978 Cinderella x 3 balls, 985 Little Pig x 3 balls, 983 Tinkerbell x 3 balls) and Scheepjes Chunky Monkey 1099 Mid Grey x 6 balls). 

And the size of my finished blanket is approx. 108cmx130cm/42½inx51¼in. 

Both yarns can be found in Scheepjes local shops or via online retailers: Wool Warehouse* (UK, international shipping), Caro’s Atelier* (NL and Europe), Taemombo (US and Canada). 

As you can see, the shape of the motif is simple and classy. Blankets made of hexagons are always the winner. To my taste they look much more interesting, that just squares. 

If you have doubts about creating a hexagonal shape with furry yarn, do not be. I tried to work out a simple pattern. And using stitch markers should help you to crochet with fur without stress of finding stitches. The key is in creating chain-spaces and working into them on the next rounds.

I’m also planning to create a detailed photo-tutorial, so that you feel confident. 

See you next week! 

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Furry Hexagon Adventure Continues



Do you remember furry yarn I showed you last week? It has already grown into something. I still need to weave in ends and put all motifs together, but you can already see what it will be! 


This time I have taken a challenge of designing hexagons with fur yarn. And my pattern worked! In my opinion, these fluffy motifs look chick in combination with regular chunky yarn. 

I have made a few projects with Furry Tales yarn by Scheepjes, all with the same method I have kind of invented. Though it has been probably used before, and I just do not know about this. At least my small online research did not bring any results. 

All projects I saw were made with a large hook and advice to “feel the stitches with your fingers”. I personally found this blind method almost impossible to perform. And decided to make chain-spaces instead of stitches, and then work stitches of the next rows/rounds into these large spaces, which are easy to identify and feel with your hands. Much easier than to look for stitches worked in a row next to each other. 

The pattern I am working on right now will be free on my blog, and I will release it soon. It will contain written instructions, as well as lots of progress pictures. 

Wait for next week and I will reveal my newest blanket design for you! (Yes, it will be a blanket, but I believe you have already guessed that). 

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A beginning of something furry. Again!



Hello from the rainy Brno! I hope you are doing well, and your life is full of harmony and peace at the moment. I cannot say the same about myself. We have started a huge roof reconstruction a week ago, and it will take much longer than expected. So basically, we have no ceiling in the upper floor, and we all stay in a small room downstairs: me, my husband, our kid a dog. Cozy, but a bit chaotic 😊 The picture below illustrates the craziness of my current life very well...

I am writing this not to complain, as everything feels surprisingly good, except of the fact we cannot do laundries in a normal way. And no guests for a while. But the worst is that all my yarn and almost all my craft tools are prisoned in the bedroom upstairs, and I have no access to them. My colorful yarn is sadly looking at me from the locked shelves behind the glass doors, and I can only wonder when I will be back to my normal designing mode again. 

But the good news is that I managed to save a few furry skeins to continue working on something exciting! This project was started several months ago, but in all the summer rush I didn’t have enough mental space to finish it. But probably the right time has come. 

I am using Scheepjes Furry Tales (again! Check my latest Mont Blanc Jacket design), in happy baby colors – 985 Little Pig, 983 Tinkerbell, 988 Aladdin and 978 Cinderella. Those are the same colors which were used in my Furry Squares Blanket. And I am working on a new blanket again! 

This time I am crocheting hexagons with fur and trust me – I have found a very easy stitch pattern to make them almost mindlessly. 

I hope the blanket will turn out just like I imagine it. Stay tuned. More news will come next week 😊 

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Mont Blanc Jacket: a new furry adventure



Although I design clothing from time to time, I (almost) do not follow fashion trends. Usually, I am doing what I like myself, and hope other people will like my creations, too. But probably no one will argue that some designs, shapes, textures and even colors are timeless and look modern regardless of what is trending right now. And fur is one of them.


When I was a teenager, I made a cardigan for myself. It was knitted with a V-neck and them I added a fur collar and cuffs with loopy crochet stitches. It was a very loved piece of clothing. And when Scheepjes Furry Tales yarn was first introduced, I immediately thought of that cardigan. And got an idea to recreate it again, this time in crochet. Because Furry Tales is a fur yarn, there was no need to crochet loops. So, here it is! My Mont Blanc Jacket! 

The pattern is available on Ravelry HERE and Etsy HERE with a 25% off through Monday, September 13th, 2021. You do no need to apply any codes, as the price you see has been discounted already. 

Fur is quite a thick yarn and to accommodate its gauge I decided to go for Scheepjes Stone Washed XL for the body (Aran weight). 

Cinderella shade (Furry Tales) perfectly matches with Smokey Quartz color of Stone Washed XL. Both yarns have a wide range of colors, and you can only think of how many combinations it is possible to create. With either close match, or big contrast. 

You can find both yarns in local Scheepjes shops, or via online retailers: Wool Warehouse* (UK, international shipping), Caro's Atelier* (NL, Europe), Taemombo* (US and Canada), Yarn Addicted (US only).

Mont Blanc Jacket is designed to fit with 4 – 8in (10-20 cm) of positive ease at the bust and 2 ¼ - 3in (6 – 8 cm) of positive ease at the upper arm. The jacket is worked seamlessly from top down. First the yoke with raglan increases is worked in rows to separation for body and sleeves with shaping V-neck at the same time. The lower body is worked in rows to bottom. Sleeves are worked top down and furry cuffs are added at the bottom. The length of the body and sleeves is easily adjustable.  

There are two details I love about this jacket. First is a cute pleat at the back. I was dying to try it in crochet for ages, and finally Mont Blanc Jacket seemed like a perfect piece to incorporate it. 

The pleat is worked at the back in a very simple way at the same time as the rest of the yoke. And when the yoke is finished, the pleat is sewn in place by hand. This detail is optional, and you can complete your jacket without it.

And another detail is invisible pockets! You can hardly see them on the front, as there are no seams. The pockets have a lining which is attached to the lower body as you go. Again, you can omit the pockets if you do not like them.

The pattern for Mont Blanc Jacket contains helpful video tutorials which will guide you through every step, beginning with foundation cord and finishing with the collar. Please, note that there are no progress pictures in the pattern. 

By the way, in case you hesitate about crocheting with fur yarn, I have come up with a super simple method which makes crochet with fur easy and fast. You will not have to try and see (or feel) the stitches, as you will work into large enough chain-spaces. Crochet with fur has never been so relaxing and satisfying! 

The Mont Blanc Jacket comes in 9 (!) sizes to fit the bust 32-48in. Finished bust circumference (when bands are closed): 89.5 (93.5: 99.5: 104.5: 111) (114.5: 122: 133.5: 141) cm / 35¼ (36¾: 39¼: 41¼: 43½) (45¼: 48: 52½: 55½) in. 

Have a look at the fantastic pieces completed by our testers’ team: Taylor O'Shea, Jenna Bowers, Sarah Fabbri, Macarena Marskell, Esther Schippers, Laura Jackson and Lisa Marlow.


The pattern for Mont Blanc Jacket is available on Ravelry HERE and Etsy HERE with a 25% off through Monday, September 13th, 2021. Enjoy! :)

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