Crochet Moss Stitch Tutorial


Crochet Moss Stitch Tutorial

Crochet moss stitches that result in some of the most beautiful crochet pieces. It's easy and simple.

Learn how to crochet the moss stitch in this step-by-step video from Heidi Gustad. The moss stitch is a super easy stitch to memorize, making it fast and easy to work as you're watching a movie or marathoning TV shows.

It's worked over an even number of chains, and the stitch is really just a single crochet-chain 1/sk 1 stitch-single crochet repeat across the row. Once you see how it's done, you'll be ready to crochet the most beautiful pieces. If you like written instructions, then don't worry, we have a written tutorial below.

Also, use your new moss stitch crochet skills to work up one of the free moss stitch crochet patterns we have included below the tutorial. Just scroll down and see these beautiful designs you can make after learning this stitch.

How to Crochet the Moss Stitch:

  1. Chain an even number of chains, as many as you want or that your pattern calls for. 

  2. Row 1: Sc into 4th chain from your hook, *ch 1, sk 1, sc into the next stitch; repeat across row.

  3. Row 2: ​Turn, ch 2. Sc into the next chain space (where we chained 1 in the previous row), ch 1, *sc in next chain space, ch 1; repeat across the row ending with a sc in the very last longer chain

  4. Row 3:  Ch 2, turn. *Sc in next chain sp, ch 1; repeat across the row, ending with a sc in turn chain from previous row

  5. Repeat row 3 until your work is the length you want. 

Crochet Moss Stitch Patterns:

Now that you know how to crochet the moss stitch, try out one of these amazing patterns, below! They all use the moss stitch, so now's your chance to try the stitch in person!

Moss Stitch Crochet Cowl

This crochet cowl uses the beautiful crochet moss stitch (also known as the granite stitch) in a design that looks intricate and stunning. What you'll also love is that this is a beginner crochet pattern. A wonderful win-win!

Crochet Moss Stitch Headband

The moss stitch is so pretty and easy to do! Enjoy this fun way to make a headband with a video tutorial. You can make this headband in about an hour. It is the perfect challenge for those who are new to crochet.

Moss Stitch Beanie

The Moss Stitch Beanie is a great crochet hat to wear during winter. It will keep your head and ears warm while keeping you stylish at the same time. Use the moss stitch to make a hat you'll want to wear daily when the weather is cold.

Easy Moss Stitch Dishcloth

You'll love how elegant this crochet dishcloth looks, as the moss stitch creates a beautiful design. This crochet pattern is so easy to make, so consider making duplicates of this design and keep them on hand for any upcoming parties.

Tunisian Crochet Moss Stitch Hat

This simple slouchy hat is crocheted flat with two basic Tunisian crochet stitches and the lovely moss stitch. It's warm, stylish, and a delight to work up and wear. Make it for yourself, family member, or a friend. 

Modified Moss Stitch Tutorial

Just like the moss stitch, you'll be working chain stitches and single crochet stitches. Those stitches, combined with a few well-placed skipped chains, will work up into this beginner-friendly stitch pattern. 

Scrubby Moss Stitch Dishcloth

Want a dishcloth that has a little more scrubbing power? This scrubby dishcloth will help you get those dirty dishes spotless. The scrubby yarn is different; it is a cotton yarn so it can be washed and used over and over again. 

Summer Stripe Tote Bag

You are going to adore working up this easy and vibrant moss stitch crochet tote bag pattern. It's fun and fabulous in practically any color combination as you can see from the two examples here. Embrace summer any time of year!

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I had never heard of a moss stitch. But after watching this video tutorial, I must say it's going to make a great pattern for the next purse I make. It's a nice solid pattern that I can line easily too. Thank you for teaching this old dog a new trick.


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