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Moss Stitch Crochet – All The Facts, Tips & Tricks – [Updated For 2021]

Moss stitch is a lovely basic crochet stitch that’s easy for beginners. It’s textured and dense, and you can make all sorts of things with it.

If you’re looking for the answer to the question, how does moss stitch work, read on.

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What Is The Moss Crochet Stitch?

The crochet moss stitch is made up of single crochets and chains.

It’s also known as the granite stitch, the woven stitch, or the linen stitch.

How Do You Do The Moss Stitch For Beginners? – How To Crochet The Moss Stitch

Here is how to crochet the moss stitch.

Right Hand Moss Stitch Written Instructions

Step #1. Prepping.

To start making this crochet stitch pattern, Make a slip knot, and pop it on the hook. Pick up the hook and tension the yarn. Next, make a chain of any length, as long as it’s an even number.

Step #2. Row 1.

Abbreviations

  • sc = single crochet
  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • rep = repeat

Written out: In the fourth chain from the hook, make one single crochet. *Then chain one, skip one chain and make one single crochet in the next stitch. Repeat from * until the end of the row.

Abbreviated: 1 sc in the 4th ch from hook, (ch 1, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch) rep to end. Turn.

The last stitch should be a single crochet.

Step #3. Row 2.

Written out: Chain two. Single crochet in the first chain one space. [The chain one before the skipped stitch]. *Chain one, skip one stitch and make one single crochet in the next chain one space. Repeat from * until the end of the row.

Abbreviated: Ch 2, sc in 1st ch 1 space, *ch 1, skip 1 st, sc in next ch 1 space. Rep from * until the end of the row.

Step #4. Row 3.

Written out: Chain two, make one single crochet in the first chain one space, *chain one, skip one stitch, one single crochet in the next chain one space. Repeat from * until the end of the row.

Abbreviated: Ch 2, sc in 1st ch 1 space, *ch 1, skip 1 st, 1 sc in the next ch 1 space. Rep from * until the end of the row.

The 3rd row should end with a single crochet. Repeat row three until you finish your project.

Here is an excellent moss stitch crochet tutorial, which is a video tutorial by Daisy Farm Crafts on Youtube.

Left Hand Moss Stitch Written Instructions

If you’re left-handed, follow the instructions above. The only thing you do differently is that you hold the hook in your left hand.

Moss Stitch Crochet Diagram

A useful moss stitch chart from ‘My Crochetory.’

Here is a key of the symbols used in the chart to help you read it.

  • Cross = single crochet
  • Horizontal oval = chain
  • Vertical oval = single turning chain

Double Moss Stitch Crochet: What Does Double Moss Stitch Look Like?

A great video tutorial from Bella Coco. She also has a picture tutorial if you’d prefer that.

Moss Stitch Crochet In The Round

Step #1. Prepping.

Make a chain of any number, as long as it’s an even number. Insert your hook into the first chain you made, making sure the chain isn’t twisted, and make a slip stitch.

Step #2. Round 1.

Written out: Chain two, one single crochet in the second chain. (Not the second chain you just made, but the one next to the chain with the knot in it).

Chain one, skip one chain, one single crochet in the next stitch.

Abbreviated: Ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch. (Not the second chain you just made, but the one next to the chain with the knot in it).

Ch 1, skip 1 ch, 1 sc in the next st.

Repeat the last step to the end of the row: Chain one, skip one chain, one single crochet in the next stitch. You should end with a single crochet. Make a slip stitch into the chain two space you made at the start to finish the round.

Step #3. Round 2.

Written out: Chain two. Skip the first single crochet, and make a single crochet in the chain one space right after the first single crochet.

Abbreviated: Ch 2, skip the first sc, 1 sc in the next ch 1 space.

Repeat this sequence until the end of the row: Chain one, skip one stitch, make a single crochet in the next chain one space. You should end with a chain one.

Do a slip stitch into the first chain of the chain two you made at the start of round 2.

Step #4. Round 3.

Written out: Chain two. Make one single crochet in the first chain one space.

Abbreviated: Ch 2, 1 sc in 1st ch 1 space.

Then repeat this sequence until the end of the row: Chain one, skip one stitch, make a single crochet in the next chain one space. You should finish with a single crochet.

Make a slip stitch into the chain two space you made at the start to finish the round.

Repeat rounds 2-3 until you have your desired amount of rounds.

Crochet Moss Stitch Pattern Recommendations

Here are some moss stitch crochet patterns you might like to use.

Your Questions Answered

What Is The Prettiest Crochet Stitch?

There are so many crochet stitches out there! It’s pretty hard to choose only one.

Some of my favorites include the iris stitch, the truly shell stitch, the jasmine stitch, and the tulip stitch.

What Is The Difference Between Moss Stitch And Seed Stitch?

Crochet moss stitch and crochet seed stitch are two different stitches. Moss stitch uses chains and single crochets, while the seed stitch uses single crochet and double crochet.

Does Crochet Moss Stitch Use More Yarn?

The moss stitch is pretty short, so it uses less yarn than half double, double, and treble crochet. Taller stitches use more yarn.

What Is Linen Stitch In Crochet?

Linen stitch is the same as moss stitch in crochet.

What Can I Make With The Moss Stitch?

Moss stitch is quite stretchy. It’s great for scarves, dishcloths, sweaters, blankets, and cowls.

I hope you found this guide on how to crochet the moss stitch helpful. A lovely textured crochet stitch for a beginner, you’re sure to find a lovely crochet pattern you can use to practice it with.

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