Learn a new crochet technique to create moss stitch using this easy, step-by-step tutorial by Claire Montgomerie.
Moss stitch isn’t just for knitters! This textured crochet stitch, also known as linen stitch, has a look that’s not too dissimilar to its knitted counterpart. There are a few variations on this stitch pattern, so I’ve shared the way I like to make it. Follow the steps below to try it out, and put your new skills to use with my free Eco Washcloth Set crochet pattern.
st - Stitch
sc - Single crochet (UK double crochet)
ch - Chain
ch-sp - Chain space
Make a foundation chain with an even number of chain stitches, and work as follows:
1st row: 1sc in second ch from hook, * ch1, miss next ch, 1sc in next ch * repeat from * to end, then turn.
You should have half as many sc as you had in your starting chain, plus one.
2nd row: ch1 (doesn’t count as a st), 1sc in first st, 1sc in ch-sp, ch1, *miss next sc, 1sc in ch-sp, ch1*, to last st, 1sc, turn.
3rd row: ch1 (doesn’t count as a st), 1sc in first st, *ch1, miss next sc, 1sc in ch-sp* to last 2 sts, ch 1, miss next st, 1sc in last st, turn.
Repeat the 2nd and 3rd rows to create your moss stitch pattern.
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