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Crochet yourself a beautiful bespoke mood blanket made up of granny squares. This crochet mood blanket project is worked over 365 days however it doesn’t have to be a New Years project you can start any time. Alternatively you can crochet away until you are happy with the size of your blanket.

Crochet Mood Blanket
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what is a mood blanket?

This beautiful crochet blanket makes there perfect mindful make throughout the year and gives you the perfect excuse to grab your hook and create a granny square each day. I’d highly recommend the join as you go method and sew in these ends each day too to avoid that daunting moment unless you love sewing in your ends then ignore me, personally I HATE that job, lol!

All you have to do is write a list of moods you often feel and assign a colour yarn to that mood. I would recommend you stocking up on the yarn colours of your choice before starting to avoid running out of a specific colour.

Don’t worry if you happen to miss a square you could use these days to join, remember this project should be fun and let’s face it there are days when we really don’t feel like it. I’d recommend still making a note of that mood as you could always batch make your squares on a Sunday afternoon.

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If you need a guide, here are the colours I used for my original crochet mood blanket.

pattern notes

I made my blanket to be 16 x 22 making it 352 squares in total. You could also try:

15 × 24

16 × 22

18 × 20

19 × 19

This pattern is written in UK terms.

See above for colour guide.

If you need help sizing your blanket, this guide may help: How Many Chains For A Blanket?

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Crochet Mood Blanket

MATERIALS & TOOLS NEEDED

Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK

Hook: 4mm

Scissors

Darning Needle

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ABBREVIATIONS

Chain(s): ch(s): Yarn over, pull through

Stitch(es) (st(s))

Space(s) (sp(s))

Slip Stitch (ss): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull yarn through stitch and loop on hook.

Double Crochet (dc): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

Treble Crochet (tr): Yarn over, insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), (yarn over, draw through 2 loops) twice.

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Crochet Mood Blanket

CROCHET MOOD BLANKET PATTERN

Foundation: Ch6 stitches, insert hook into first chain to make a circle

Round 1: Ch3 (this will count as your first tr) working into the middle of the circle: 2tr, ch3, 3tr, ch3, 3tr, ch3, 3tr, ch3. Insert hook into third chain from the centre and ss.

Round 2: Ch4, 3tr into next chain space (corner) ch3, 3tr (into same corner) ch1, 3tr, ch3, 3tr (into same corner), ch1, 3tr, ch3, 3tr (into same corner), ch1, 3tr, ch3, 2tr, insert hook into third chain and ss.

Round 3: Ch3, 2tr into chain space, ch1, 3tr, ch3, 3tr (into same corner), ch1, 3tr, ch1, 3tr, ch3, 3tr (into same corner), ch1, 3tr, ch1, 3tr, ch3, 3tr, (into same corner) ch1, 3tr, ch1, 3tr, ch3, 3tr (into same corner), ch1, insert yarn into third chain from hook and ss.

Round 4: ch4, 3tr into next chain space, ch1, 3tr, ch3, 3tr (into same corner), ch1, 3tr, ch1, 3tr, ch1, 3tr, ch3, 3tr (into same corner), ch1, 3tr, ch1, 3tr, ch1, 3tr, ch3, 3tr (into same corner), ch1, 3tr, ch1, 3tr, ch1, 3tr, ch3, 3tr (into same corner), ch1, 2tr, insert yarn into third chain from hook and ss.

I added a further cream border to each square in order to define the colours, but this is optional.

To add the cream border:

Connect your yarn in a corner space. ch4, 3tr into next chain space, ch1, 3tr, ch1, 3tr, ch1, 3tr, ch3, 3tr (into same corner), ch1, 3tr, ch1,

3tr, ch1, 3tr, ch1, 3tr, ch3, 3tr (into same corner), ch1, 3tr, ch1, 3tr, ch1, 3tr, ch1, 3tr, ch3, 3tr (into same corner), ch1, 3tr, ch1, 3tr, ch1, 3tr,

ch1, 3tr, ch3, 2tr, insert yarn into third chain from hook and ss.

Squares can be attached using ‘join as you go’ method or by crocheting them together using double crochet (US single crochet).

To add a shell border:

Work one double crochet between each stitch all the way around the blanket to create a base. Work 3 double stitches into the corner sections. Connect your first stitch to your last.

Now, working in each of the double crochets: *5 Treble Crochets into the 2nd space from the hook, skip a space, slip stitch.*

Repeat all the way around until the beginning.

NOTE: Sometimes you may need to skip extra spaces in the corners.

While I don’t have a video tutorial for this blanket, I have a trio of tutorials that can help you create your own blanket.

Crochet Mood Blanket

VIDEO TUTORIALS

video tutorial: join as you go

You could also further customise your mood blanket by using a different type of granny square. Why not try the Mitered Square for a fun shape? This sweet little square will create a wonderfully modern, graphic blanket.

Mitred Granny Square

Or you could customise the Granny Square Heart and change just the colour of the heart to reflect your daily mood.

Granny Square Heart

Take a peek at some of the designs in my archive and pick one that speaks to you: The Great Granny Square Masterlist.

I always love to see your makes so if you try any of my patterns or follow my stitch tutorials please tag me @bellacococrochet or use the #bellacococrochet

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10 Comments

  • Jane
    January 6, 2021 at 3:44 pm

    Hello happy new year I have learnt so much from your tutorials. Would love to make the mood blanket but can’t find the wool you used. My local hobbycraft don’t stock this. Their colours are very limited can you please advise where to buy online .. best wishes Jane

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      January 7, 2021 at 7:50 pm

      Hi Jane have you tried Lovecrafts and wool warehouse ? 🙂

      Reply
  • Lyne Valin
    January 20, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    Non Disponible au Québec pour commandes les boîtes crochet surprises dommage !

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      January 21, 2021 at 1:36 pm

      Nous expédions au Canada, si vous visitez le site Web de la société du crochet, Canada relève du «reste du monde» et cela vous donnera toutes les informations sur leur coût 🙂

      Reply
  • chooboo10
    March 6, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    Hi , I would like order Cream stylecraft yarn but don’t know how to do it.
    Can you help me ??
    Note: Im in Quebec, Canada
    Thank you and love your work.
    Christine

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      March 9, 2021 at 9:47 am

      You could try ordering it on the Lovecrafts website 🙂

      Reply
  • Simerpreet Kaur
    October 10, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    Hi , can you tell, how many yarns of cream color should i get to join the granny squares .
    And also is 1 yarn of each color is enough to make the mood blanket or please share how many each color should i buy ?
    thanks 🙂

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      October 11, 2021 at 10:01 pm

      This would really depend on how big you wish the blanket to be. It would also depend on the yarn you are using, your hook size and your personal tension 🙂

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      • simerpreet kaur
        November 19, 2021 at 7:29 am

        well i am thinking of using same yarn as you have used using the link that you have shared . so before ordering wanted to know the quantity that i should get

        Reply
        • BellaCocoTeam
          November 23, 2021 at 7:34 pm

          This is really difficult to answer as it would depend on your personal tension. Maybe you could done one square and then work it out from there 🙂

          Reply

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