Don’t you just love to learn new crochet stitches? I recently learned the Moss stitch (a.k.a. the Granite stitch a.k.a. the Linen stitch a.k.a. the Woven stitch) and I fell just a little bit (or a lot bit?) in 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!
The Moss Stitch
To start a new row, chain two and turn your work. Working into the chain spaces of the previous row, keep up the pattern of single crochet, chain, single crochet, chain; placing the single crochets into the chain spaces from the previous row. When you reach the end of the row, place your last single crochet into the chain space you used to begin that row.
In a pattern it would look like:
Row 1: Chain an even number of stitches. Sc in 4th ch from hk. *ch-1, skip 1 ch, sc in next* repeat to end. Ch-2, turn.
Row 2: Sc in next ch-sp. *ch-1, sc in next ch-sp* repeat to end, ending with a sc in the ch-sp from the previous row.
… continue row 2 until you’ve reached desired length.
Would you prefer to learn with the Moss stitch video tutorial?
More crochet stitches and tutorials before you go:
How to Crochet the Crocodile Stitch (Video Tutorial)
Third Loop Half Double Crochet (Video Tutorial)
How to Create Planned Yarn Color Transitions in Crochet
How to Size Crochet Beanies + Master Beanie Pattern
How to Crochet a Corner to Corner (C2C) Throw + Video Tutorial
Foundation Single Crochet: How to Video + Why You Need to Learn