Moss Stitch

The moss stitch (also known as the linen or granite stitch) is a simple stitch to learn but can give some beautiful texture to any piece of work, using just single crochet and chain stitches.

This stitch can be used in many crochet items, from scarves and cowls (I’ve used it on my Winter Warmer cowl and Autumn Day’s infinity scarf), blankets, head warmers. It’s just such a versatile stitch!

For this tutorial, I used the following:

  • Stylecraft Special DK in Duck Egg
  • 4mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Pattern Notes

  • You can make a bigger item with this stitch by crocheting your starting chain in any even number.
  • The pattern is written in US crochet terms


Row 1: Chain 26, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, miss 1 ch

You will now make the next single crochet in the chain after the missed ch. 1 sc in ch (indicated by needle), ch 1, miss next ch

*1 sc, ch 1, miss 1 ch; until you reach the last unworked ch, 1 sc, turn

Row 2: Ch 1, *1 sc in ch sp (indicated by needle), ch 1, miss sc; rep from * until you get to the end of the row, 1 sc in last ch sp (indicated by needle), turn

Row 3 onwards: Repeat Row 2 to last row. I crocheted 26 rows for my swatch in total.

I really hope you are enjoying my little stitch tutorials! If there are any particular stitches you would like to see, drop me a comment or message!

Enjoy! xx

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