Isla's Afghan Block - Radiating Moss Stitch Rectangle
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Isla's Afghan Block - Radiating Moss Stitch Rectangle

Updated 6/19/21

Isla's Afghan Block - Radiating Moss Stitch Rectangle
Islas Afghan Block - Radiating Moss Stitch Rectangle

"Using two yarn balls throughout, this rectangle is worked from the center out in moss stitch (aka granite stitch or linen stitch) and is completely reversible. Colors alternate every row. In this project, you will join in the corners, flip the piece over, and work in the opposite direction for each round. No ugly seam and no “swirling”! This pattern is sized for an afghan block 7” x 9” (18 cm x 23 cm). The companion pattern, which includes instructions for both this afghan block and a baby blanket, is available in my Etsy shop. The blanket measures approximately 38” x 48” (97 cm x 122 cm)."

NotesScroll to the worksheet at the bottom of my blog page to calculate the foundation chain for any size of rectangle, from a bookmark to a table runner to a blanket.

Difficulty LevelIntermediate

Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge15 sts and 15 rows in 4” (10 cm) of moss stitch

Finished Size7” x 9” (18 cm x 23 cm)

Materials List

  • Yarn for one block. Approximately 1.1 oz / 57 yds (31 g / 52 m) medium weight (#4) yarn, using approximately half that amount in each of two colors. In photo: (left) Red Heart Super Saver in White and Pretty in Pink and (right) Caron Simply Soft in White and Pistachio.

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