How to Crochet the Moss Stitch Tutorial (Linen, Granite)

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I’ll show you how to do the crochet moss stitch, also known as the linen stitch, granite stitch, or the woven stitch, in this step by step tutorial with chart and video!

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The moss stitch is a super easy single repeat row crochet stitch that’s made up of chain stitches and single crochet stitches.  

The resulting fabric has a beautiful, woven look to it and it works really well for baby blankets, throw blankets, scarves, sweaters, and lots of other projects.

It has a really nice drape and it’s easy enough that even a new crocheter can make a beautiful project using a moss stitch pattern.

What is the Moss Stitch

The moss stitch is a single row repeat, which means each row you just repeat the same process over and over. 

It’s made with basic crochet stitches, so even first time crocheters can easily learn it.

Patterns like that are awesome because you can get into mindless crochet mode and not have to worry about counting or remembering what row your on.

In each row, you’ll be working a single crochet into the chain space instead of working into the stitch.

Working that way makes it super easy to do without much brain power, which is great if you want a relaxing crochet project.

How to Crochet the Moss Stitch for Beginners

To make the moss stitch, you’ll need to know the following crochet skills:

  • chain
  • single crochet

Doesn’t get much easier than that! It’s a great stitch for beginners!

Projects You Can Make with the Moss Stitch

This stitch is great for all kinds of projects.  It has a wonderful drape and looks amazing with lots of yarns.

Crocheted baby blankets, throws, scarves, sweaters, or throw pillows definitely work well with the moss stitch, you can use it for just about any crochet project.

It’s such a versatile stitch and since it’s so easy to make you can test it out with lots of different projects!

Supplies You’ll Need

In this sample, I’m using Bernat Home Dec yarn and a size 8.0 mm hook.

You can use any yarn for this pattern with the appropriate hook size for that yarn.

Moss Stitch Tutorial

Check out the video tutorial for this stitch over on my YouTube channel Yarn Stash with Marching North, and don’t forget to subscribe!

I also made a chart for this pattern if you prefer a visual tutorial.

how to crochet the moss stitch chart

Here’s the stitch pattern:

Foundation Row: Make a starting chain that is a multiple of 2 + 2 for the turning chain.  Any even number of chains will work.

Row 1: Single crochet in fourth chain from hook. *Chain 1, skip next chain, single crochet in next chain. Repeat from * to last chain.  Single crochet in last chain, chain 2, turn.

Row 2: Single crochet into first chain space from previous row, ch 1.  Work single crochet, chain 1 in each of the chain spaces going down the row.  Last single crochet will be in the space between the last single crochet and the chain 2 turning chain at the end of the row. Chain 2, turn.  

Repeat row 2 for the next row and however many rows you want to do.

Here’s the step by step photo tutorial:

Chain an even number, plus 2 chains.  

make an even chain, plus 2 extra chains for the first stitch

Make a single crochet in the 4th chain from the hook.

Chain 1, then skip the next chain and single crochet in the next one.

Repeat that going down the row.

When you reach the last chain, make a single crochet in it, chain 2 times for the turning chain, and turn.

That completes the first row.

first row of the moss stitch complete

For row 2, instead of working into the first single crochet stitch, you’re going to make your first sc in the first chain space.

first single crochet in chain space

Chain 1, then sc in the second chain space.

Continue that going all the way down the row.

Your last single crochet will be in the space between the last stitch and the turning chain.

Chain 2 and turn.  Repeat for each row.

row three complete of the crochet moss stitch

In Conclusion

I hope you’ll try the crochet moss stitch for your next project!

I’m using it for my temperature blanket this year, and I can’t wait to see how it turns out a year from now.

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