Don’t you just love learning new crochet stitches? The Moss stitch (a.k.a. the Granite stitch a.k.a. the Linen stitch a.k.a. the Woven stitch) is a stitch you just can’t help but to love. The Moss stitch is a combination of two of the most basic crochet stitches: the single crochet and the chain stitch. Yes, it really is that easy!
Moss Stitch Crochet Tutorial
If you can make the single crochet, you can make the Moss Stitch. The Moss stitch creates a beautiful effect with the little “dips” down into the row below. This stitch is great for baby blankets, wraps, shawls, gloves, texting gloves, and anything in between.
In fact, we’re using this stitch in my Stitch Sampler Afghan pattern, which would be a great chance to learn this and other crochet stitches. 😉
About the Moss Stitch:
You’ll want to start with a multiple of two. So start with any even number of chains.
This stitch creates rather shallow/short rows, so crocheting a large project with this stitch can take longer than with other crochet stitches. Good thing it is easy and fun!
If you’re feeling adventurous, try making the Moss Stitch with half double crochet or double crochet instead of the single crochet. The basic concept is the same, but the height of the rows will make your project work up more quickly. Try this free Cocoon sweater pattern to see what I mean!
Sometimes I prefer to start with a solid row of single crochet as my foundation row instead of crocheting into the chain. This is not required, but I do feel like it gives a cleaner edge into which to crochet when adding a border.
Watch the VIDEO tutorial for this stitch below.
To start the Moss Stitch:
1. Begin with a chain that has an even number of stitches.
2. Single crochet in the fourth chain from the hook.
3. Chain one, skip the next chain and single crochet into the next. Chain one, skip the next chain and single crochet into the next. Repeat to the end of the row, ending with a single crochet in the last chain.
First row made!
To start a new row…
4. Chain two and turn your work. From here on out you will be crocheting into the chain spaces of the previous row.
5. Single crochet in the first chain space. Chain one and skip the next single crochet, and place a single crochet in the next chain space.
6. Keep up the pattern of chain one, skip the next single crochet, and place a single crochet in the next chain space. When you reach the end of the row, place your last single crochet into the chain space you used to begin that row.
Would you prefer to learn with the Moss stitch video tutorial?