Free Moss Stitch Crochet Tutorial
Check out our step by step tutorial for the moss stitch for crochet.
This stitch creates a beautiful woven texture you’ll love to use.
Continue reading for our guide and link to a beautiful baby blanket pattern!
What is the Moss Stitch for Crochet?
Many people who love to crochet don’t love reading complicated patterns. For those crocheters, it is vital to know several different stitch that they can use to create their own patterns.
If this is you, keep reading! Even if you don’t mind those complicated patterns, this is a great stitch to know because you’ll likely run across it!
Some of the best looking projects can come from using one or two simple stitches. The moss stitch, also called the granite stitch or woven stitch, is one of those stitches you definitely should know.
Because it is made using chain and single crochet stitches, the moss stitch works up easily! But, it doesn’t look boring.
In fact, it looks similar to a basket weave. Whether worked in one color or two, you’re sure to love the patter the moss stitch creates.
What Can You Use the Moss Stitch Crochet Pattern for?
The versatility of the moss stitch is a huge bonus. It can appear similat to knitted projects as it creates little “v’s” throughout.
Adding more colors changes the look to stripes or even a tweed!
Also, it is easy to work in color changes and hide the ends of your yarn with a border.
You can work the moss stitch in crochet either flat or in the round.
This is a great stitch to work up variegated yarns! Use a larger hook for looser fabric if you like.
Because the moss stitch for crochet is so versatile, it can be used for a number of different projects.
Using smaller hooks, it makes nice handbags, hats and headbands.
Larger hooks make the fabric more flexible which is great for scarves, cowls and other wearable items.
Blankets and afghans can be with different sized hooks to achieve different looking finished projects.
How to Work the Moss Stitch for Crochet
Begin by chaining an even number.
Row 1: Begin by placing a stitch marker in the first chain stitch next to your hook. (You can use a safety pin if you don’t have any stitch markers.) Into the THIRD chain from the hook, work a single crochet. For the rest of the row you will follow and repeat this sequence: (Chain 1, skip the next chain stitch, single crochet into the next chain stitch). At the end of the row, you will chain 1 and turn.
Row 2: For this row, repeat the following sequence: (In the next space created by the Chain 1, work a single crochet stitch. Then Chain 1.) At the end of the row, where you placed a stitch marker (or safety pin), remove the marker. In that space, work a single crochet stitch. Chain 1. Turn.
Row 3 and On: Repeat the following sequence: (In the next space created by the Chain 1, work a single crochet stitch. Then Chain 1.) At the end of the row, into the turning chain, work a single crochet stitch. Chain 1. Turn.
Increasing and decreasing can be a little trick, but with a bit of practice it can be done.
To increase: In the final stitch of the row (single crochet, chain 1, single crochet).
To decrease: In the final stitch of the row, simply slip stitch.
Moss Stitch Crochet Blanket Pattern
This adorable baby blanket by Kerry Jayne Designs utilizes the moss stitch to create a multi-colored beauty for a little one. Make it your own by switching up the colors.
Additionally, you can make it larger if you wish just by beginning with a longer chain. The pattern itself is for a small crib size blanket.
Now you can work the moss stitch crochet right up and make some fun things for yourself or for your loved ones! Just use your imagination and play around with different colors and textures. Time to pick up a hook and try out the moss stitch for crochet!