OVER THE MOON crochet blanket pattern and yarn packs are now available in my Etsy shop. Thanks to your kind suggestions I finally made up my mind and gave it a proper name. Just on time to publish it and send it out to you all.
OVER THE MOON
This crochet baby blanket is a simple and relaxing making. The clean look of large contrast circles floating in one color background creates a monochrome meditative effect which not just speaks to my heart but is also perfect for a newborn vision. You’ll be making the circles first and then turning them into squares. When all squares are ready you will join them using a front stitch method. I am SO in love with the magic that happens when it all comes to a one large piece. All the meeting points between the squares are so special to my eyes. On the last part of the making you will frame your blanket starting with three rounds of calming double crochet stitches ending with a tiny detail on the finishing round. This project will keep you busy with not much brain space needed and will make a perfect newborn gift.
Can I make it if I’m a beginner?
My answer to this question is yes and here’s why: First, I created a step by step pattern and included close up pictures, which will make it easier for you to follow. I also included some video tutorials to help you along the making and to make you feel like you learn personally with me. You should be familiar with the basic crochet stitches and I have some video tutorials to help you with that. Learn with me how to Sc, how to Hdc, how to Dc. So, yes it’s a beginners friendly crochet project. As with all my patterns it’s written using US crochet terms.
The front stitch joining
This is a video tutorial I made which is also included in the PDF pattern. I think you might find it helpful for other projects as well. We use this joining method in different project, it’s a very loved one in CrochetObjet studio.
SIZE & MEASUREMENTS
- This is a 6 x 8 squares blanket.
- Diameter of each circle: 4″ (10 cm)
- Size of each square: 5 x 5″ (12.5 x 12.5 cm)
- Size of finished blanket after blocking: 38.5 x 29 ” (98 x 74 cm)
About the yarn
In my original blanket I used my Granny Kit cotton which is a 4ply Sport weight cotton. Each ball is 50 gr’ / 125 meter. This blanket is made using only two colours: Black Jet for the circles and just a little bit for the framing. Shale Grey for background and framing. In Over The Moon yarn pack you will have 7 balls of each colour which will be enough for you to crochet the same size blanket like mine and you will even have some extra yarn to enjoy in future projects. In the written PDF pattern, I used different colours than what I used in my original blanket just because I wanted to make it easier for you to see the details on the pictures.
Can I change colours within the yarn pack?
The answer is yes and here is a little explanation: Over The Moon crochet blanket yarn pack includes 7 balls of Black Jet and 7 balls of Shale Grey. You can replace those colours. All you have to do is simply contact me on Etsy convo and just check if the colours you want are in stock. And by the way it’s a free shipping item in my shop.
Why the pattern is not included in the yarn pack?
A question that one lady asked me over on YouTube and I think you also might ask yourself? So here is my explanation for that. After years of being a shop owner on Etsy I learned a few things.
- First is that in most cases my customers like to purchase the pattern first and see if they like it and feel good about making it. Some would purchase different yarns and decide not to use CrochetObjet packs. But in other cases, after viewing the pattern, a customer would come back to purchase the yarn pack but they already purchased the pattern, so they would reach out to me and ask for a refund for the pattern. Well as you can imagine, for one woman’s business this makes it a little too cumbersome
- As a small business I don’t always have yarn packs available but patterns are always available. People purchase a pattern and when the yarn pack is back in stock they come back to me to say: I already have the pattern, I don’t need it, please refund me for the pattern.
- Last but not least, high quality cotton prices are very high, add shipping prices to that, which are getting higher like crazy, the price of the kit and pattern can be quite high. Since I want to keep my prices reasonable and want to look after my customers and try keep prices at a minimum, I decided that patterns should be priced and purchased separately. My designs and the PDF files are time consuming and well worth the purchase!
I could have write it even better if my English was better but I tried to explain my self in the max.
While working on this blanket, Elicheva and myself made some notes and calculations . So, here is what I think will help you to calculate the yarn if you like to change the size of your blanket, based on that. Each Granny Kit cotton ball will make approx 8 circles. Each Granny Kit cotton ball will frame approx 11 circles and turn them into squares. I strongly recommend that you use this calculation when planning your blanket size. But I also want you to keep in mind that the bigger you go the more yarn you will need for the framing. That’s why I’m not that sure that if you take two yarn packs you can double the original size. And one more fact that I want you to bear in mind is that cotton is heavier than wool and wool blends. So please be aware. It might also affect shipping costs as we all know. In any case if you plan on a bigger size for your Over The Moon blanket , please use the calculations I gave you above + add more balls for the framing and then contact me via Etsy convo. Thank you!!!
SUGGESTED HOOK SIZE
Use a 3 mm crochet hook for the blanket and first section of the framing. Use a 3.5 mm hook for the last section of the framing. OR size to obtain gauge. Please take the time to crochet a sample. I strongly recommend that you make a square and frame it with only 1 round of double crochet stitches and then frame it with one round of slip stitches. It will help you to feel and see how it works. It is super important that you keep your stitches loose on the final section of the framing.
22 sts x 10 rows on 4 ” (10 cm) measured on a double crochet st made with a 3 mm hook after blocking.
NOTIONS & MORE MATERIALS YOU”LL NEED
You will need a BOR (beginning of round) marker + 4 markers different than BOR. Tapestry needle and a pair of crafty scissors.