Crochet moss stitch tutorial
In this crochet moss stitch tutorial you’ll find a helpful video, photos of each row, written instructions in standard US terms, and project suggestions!
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What’s so great about crochet moss stitch?
Personally, I really like the texture of moss stitch. It looks woven to me and so I like using it in projects where a woven look would really shine.
Many people also use moss stitch for planned pooling projects. These work best with a yarn that has been designed for planned pooling and has regular color repeats.
What can I crochet with the moss stitch?
I have a few crochet patterns that use moss stitch, and you’ll find many more if you search Ravelry, Etsy, Pinterest, or Google.
First is my Tiffany Blanket, a baby blanket that begins with a center panel in moss stitch and then continues with a beautiful, colorful wide border.
Knot My Hat & Mitts is a beautiful accessories set that I designed for Ancient Arts Yarn. Both mitts and hat have crocheted ties that look really pretty!
Also, my Edmond Sweater, a classic baby sweater in sizes from 3 months to 18 months uses the moss stitch. I love how that texture looks alongside the pretty frog closure!
Written instructions for crochet moss stitch
By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
As with all my patterns, please do not make paper or digital copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own. Thank you!
Difficulty Level: Easy
You can use any yarn you like. Use a crochet hook that is appropriately sized for your yarn. I suggest choosing one on the small side of the range for that yarn. Many yarn labels suggest a hook size. If your doesn’t, the bottom row of this table might help you choose one.
Ch an even number.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch, repeat from * across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next ch sp, *ch 1, skip next st, sc in next ch sp, repeat from * across to last st, sc in last st, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 1, skip next st, sc in next ch sp, repeat from * to last 2 sts, ch 1, skip next st, sc in last st, turn.
Alternate repeating Rows 2 and 3 until desired length has been reached.
Tip for crocheting moss stitch
As you work in moss stitch, the thing to remember is that your stitches will be offset from each other. When you come to a stitch in the row below, you will chain 1 and skip it. When you come to a chain space, you will work a single crochet (sc) into it.
The one spot where that can get a little tricky is along the edges. You don’t leave chain spaces along the edges. You will always single crochet (sc) in both the first and last stitches.
In Row 2, or a repeat of Row 2, you will have two single crochet stitches right next to each other along both edges. In both cases, there will be a stitch along the edge, and one right next to it in the chain space.
Crochet moss stitch tutorial video
Would it help you to see it in action? Here you go! This video shows you how to work moss stitch from the slip knot through Row 4, where we’ve already established the 2 row repeat.
And that completes this crochet moss stitch tutorial! What will you make with your new skills? I’d love to see what you’re making! Please share on Instagram and tag me, or join my Facebook group and share it there.
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