The Moss Stitch is the perfect look for nearly any project.
I love the moss stitch not only because it has three different names but because it puts a new twist on the single crochet. I’m personally not a huge fan of the look of single crochet stitches worked in rows, so when I need a single crochet fabric, the moss stitch is my go to.
You’ll also hear the moss stitch called the granite stitch or the linen stitch. Why does it have three different names? Honestly, I have no clue but I love it all the same.
You can’t get more simple and effective than the moss stitch. You’ll find it not only easy to crochet but also perfect for a large variety of stitches. I have used the moss stitch quite a bit for clothing elements (sweaters, tops), bags and totes and items for the home like wash cloths, towels and baskets. It couldn’t be more versatile really. Here’s why it’s perfect for almost anything: it’s thin enough to create a nice drape for clothing and other wearable, it’s stitches are close together making a sturdy fabric for bags and baskets and it’s smooth enough for towels and wash cloths.
These are just a few ideas to get you going. I encourage you to try this stitch at least once!
LET’S GIVE IT A TRY
In this tutorial we’re going to work up a test swatch. You’ll only need about 20 yards of yarn. Anything in your stash will do. You’ll also need a crochet hook that coordinates with your yarn.
Here are the hooks I use personally and recommend because they are wonderful!
- Lion Brand Heartland
- 5 mm Crochet Hook
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We Will Use The Following Stitches
- Ch – Chain
- Sc – Single Crochet
To print a list of all crochet abbreviations to keep in your crochet notebook, check out my quick guide here:
How to Crochet the Moss Stitch with Brittany
This video is also available in a left handed version. Click below to be directed to the left handed tutorial on YouTube.
Make a foundation chain that is has an even number of chains.
Foundation Row: Make 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. *Ch 1. Skip next ch. 1 sc in next ch. Repeat from * to end of chain.
Row 2: Ch 1. Make 1 sc in first sc. *1 sc in next ch-1 space. Ch 1. Skip next sc. Rep from * to last sc. 1 sc in last sc. Turn
Row 3: Ch 1. Make 1 sc in first sc. *Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 space. Rep from * to last 2 sc. Ch 1. Skip next sc. Make 1 sc in last sc. Turn.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until your project measures the proper length.