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Moss Stitch Crochet – Facts, Tips & Tricks In My Tutorial

Moss stitch is easy for beginners, textured and dense.

How does moss stitch work? Read on.

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I reviewed and updated this post on July 13, 2022.

Table Of Contents

What Is The Moss Crochet Stitch?

The crochet moss stitch is single crochets and chains.

(Aka the granite stitch, the woven stitch, or the linen stitch.)

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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 Instructions

Step 1 – Prepping

  • Make a slip knot
  • Pop it on the hook
  • Pick up the hook
  • Tension the yarn
  • 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
  • Chain one
  • Skip one chain
  • 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.

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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
  • 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 a moss stitch crochet tutorial by Daisy Farm Crafts on YouTube.

Left Hand Moss Stitch Written Instructions

Left-handed? Follow the tutorial above holding 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.

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

Double Moss Stitch Crochet

What Does Double Moss Stitch Look Like?

A video tutorial from Bella Coco. She has a picture tutorial if you prefer.

Moss Stitch Crochet In The Round

Step 1 – Prepping

  • Make a chain of an even number
  • Insert your hook into the first chain you made
  • Make a slip stitch

Step 2 – Round 1

Written Out

  • Chain two
  • One single crochet in the second chain
  • (Not the second chain but the one next to the chain with the knot)
  • Chain one
  • Skip one chain
  • One single crochet in the next stitch

Abbreviated

  • Ch 2
  • 1 sc in 2nd ch
  • (Not the second chain but the one next to the chain with the knot)
  • 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. 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
  • 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.

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

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

Finish with a single crochet.

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

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

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Crochet Moss Stitch Pattern Recommendations

Here are moss stitch crochet patterns.

Q&A

What Is The Prettiest Crochet Stitch?

There are many crochet stitches! My favorites include

  • Iris stitch
  • Shell stitch
  • Jasmine stitch
  • Tulip stitch

What Is The Difference Between Moss Stitch And Seed Stitch?

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 stretchy and 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.

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