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?