I love you to the moon and back!
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What do you call a moon out of orbit? … a LUNAtic! And you are simply loony if you don’t love this TO THE MOON BLANKET … well … to the moon and back!
Looking for a neutral nursery design? I am obsessing over this grey cloud, star and moon theme – and I don’t think is just a quick, trendy phase. (Did you catch the moon-pun there, don’t worry I’ll point them all out for you). In fact as my girls are getting a little bigger we are debating if its time to paint over the Dr. Seuss mural and turn the nursery into a big girl room full of stars, clouds and the moon. I’m off to a good start with this beautiful TO THE MOON corner to corner blanket!
I’m sure you know by now, that graph paper and corner to corner projects make my heart full. This blanket is bigger than a baby blanket, (perfect for my toddlers to grow into) but still only took about week to complete. With only two colors this neutral blanket was rather easy to whip up.
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Finished blanket measures 44in x 57in.
- Size I (5.5mm) crochet hook
- 1 skein of White Caron One Pound Yarn
- 2 skeins of Medium Grey Caron One Pound Yarn
- CH – chain
- SC – single crochet
- DC – double crochet
- SL ST – slip stitch
- PUFF STITCH – yarn over, insert hook, yarn over and DO NOT pull through. Yarn over again, insert hook, yarn over and DO NOT pull through. One more time! Yarn over, insert hook, yarn over and PULL THROUGH ALL 7 loops on the hook. CH1 to close.
The graph below illustrates the color changes. I started in the bottom left corner, but any corner will do. I like to get the majority of color changes out of the way in the beginning of my blankets when I have the most motivation and enthusiasm.
NEW TO CORNER TO CORNER CROCHET?
WARNING: this crochet technique is very addicting! You can make just about any design and it works up so quickly. Do not be scared off by this technique, it really is only contains double crochets, chains and slip stitches. This blanket only has two colors which makes the color changing process a little easier as well. Here is a video tutorial by Mikey from the Crochet Crowd that I recommend if you are just starting out. Once you figure out the concept you will be hooked.
PUFF STITCH BORDER:
ROUND 1: Keeping the grey yarn attached CH3, counts as first SC and CH2. 1SC in between the next two tiles. CH2 and 1SC in between the next two tiles. Continue all around the blanket, in the corner tiles place 1SC in the point of the corner and CH2 and SC in the same corner space. SL ST to the first CH at the beginning.
ROUND 2: CH1, counts as first SC. 2SC in the same CH2 space. 2SC in the next CH2 space, continue around the blanket, in the corner place 1SC, CH2, 1SC. SL ST to the first CH and tie off grey yarn.
ROUND 3: Attach white yarn and CH2. PUFF STITCH, SK1, PUFF STITCH. Continue all around the blanket, in the corners place 1 PUFF STITCH, CH2, 1 PUFF STITCH in the same corner. SL ST to the beginning CH2.
ROUND 3: Repeat round two. Tie off white yarn.
ROUND 4: Attach grey yarn. CH1, counts as first SC. 1SC in every stitch around. (You will have 1SC on top of the puff stitch and 1SC in between) In the corners 1SC, CH2, 1SC. SL ST to the beginning and tie off grey yarn.
I love you to the moon and back. A sweet, simple phrase that attempts to describe how big your love is. The distance from the Earth to the moon AND the return trip is 455,000 miles or so (according to google). That may eclipse any other attempt at describing my full heart. I hope you found this TO THE MOON corner to corner blanket as sweet as I did. What other trendy nursery designs are you currently obsessed with?
14 thoughts on “To The Moon Blanket”
Hi, love your pattern but can not get the counts right to complete the pattern. I’ve been trying to write out the pattern but at round 51 and forward the count is wonky. At what point does your pattern maintain the count then begin decrease? I have blown up the graph to try to read the graph but it doesn’t help. I thank you ahead of time for the answer. Also if you have written the pattern out line by line I would love to acquire it.
This blanket is done in a rectangle so I did not decrease on both sides at the same time, hopefully that helps. I am sorry I have not written out the instructions, for me that is harder to crochet I like my graph paper 😉
Thank you for your response. When your graph was released it was wonky by 2 rows for quite awhile. I did figure it out and completed the blanket. If you want the written row by row I will mail them to you. So many times I have found the written is more accurate then the graph. You could easily sell you graph with instructions because your pattern is adorable.
It’s 113 rows total. You start decreasing at the corners of the graph.
Please email me the written pattern. I find that when I use both graph & written patterns my afghans come out perfect for beautiful angels. Thank you I’m looking forward to doing this & challenging myself.
I love your pattern and am making it for our first grand-baby! This is my first C2C project. Everything has gone well, but I have spent days trying to figure out after I have completed row 50 and started row 51 and moving forward. I have tried increasing on one side and decreasing on the other with no luck. Kdeanie317 mentioned that something was wonky. Maybe because I am a newbie I am just not seeing it or just not understanding the ‘rectangle portion’ of this. Any guidance would be so much appreciated. I am at a total loss.
Yes, I am a little unsure how the graph is wonky? Obviously you are not the first person to say this, but it is all about how you read the graph – I cannot figure out how to change it to help with this issue. I would make sure that you continue to increase the length while squaring off the width (like the graph shows). I love Mikey from the crochet crowd he has lost of tutorials and I’m sure he’s got one on C2C rectangles. I hope I helped a little, I wish I knew how I could change the graph to be easier to read. Good luck!!
Hi, I had written out the pattern by row. I love you pattern and get compliments all the time. I give you credit for the pattern each time also. If you want the written instructions for row count I will mail them to you. Then you can offer that option to others. I have stomach cancer and in all likelihood won’t be here next year. So if you want the row counts provide me an address to mail them to. My last finished blanket by this pattern was in pink and white it was lovely. Contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is my first corner to corner blanket and the youtube tutorial liked (although long) was very helpful. I am stuck on round 3 of the border (the puff stictch). Is the front of the blanket suppsoed to facing toward me or away from me as I start this round?
The puff stitch actually gives a bobble effect to both sides. I did mine on the right side, but it will look the same from both sides.
Would it be possible to get a printable copy of the graph? When I work C2C, I print the graph and use that to cross off the boxes/rows as I go so I can keep track of which direction I’m moving and which row I’m on, etc.
I would greatly appreciate it. Just got the invite for a baby shower today, gender neutral, white and gray colors, stars and moon theme. This pattern fits the bill all the way around.
Would it be possible to get a printable copy of the graph, I’ve tried to count using my phone but it’s difficult to do? I love your pattern, would like to make this for a friend.
I just finished the blanket and I am very pleased. I followed the graph and it was easy to follow. It’s for my first grandson and “I love you to the moon and back” is very appropriate! Thank you!
Absolutely fabulous pattern. The help link is awesome. This was my first C2C pattern and as predicted, I am totally addicted and look forward to creating many more; thank you x