Crochet the Moss Stitch

This blog post provides a step-by-step tutorial to crochet the moss stitch, complete with photo tutorials and a full video tutorial.

Moss Stitch Crochet Tutorial

An Easy Crochet Stitch

Welcome, fellow crocheters! Today, I’m thrilled to introduce you to one of my all-time favorite crochet stitches: the Moss Stitch. This beautiful and versatile stitch is perfect for a wide range of projects, from coasters and mug rugs to dishcloths, blankets, and scarves. The best part? It’s a simple one-row repeat!

Scroll down for the instructions for this easy crochet stitch.

How to crochet the moss stitch

What is the Moss Stitch?

The Moss Stitch, also known as the Linen Stitch or Granite Stitch, is a simple yet elegant crochet stitch that creates a lovely woven texture. It’s made using basic crochet stitches—single crochets and chain stitches—making it an excellent choice for beginners and seasoned crocheters alike.

Why You’ll Love the Moss Stitch

Reversible and Textured

One of the standout features of the Moss Stitch is its reversible nature. Both sides of your work will look equally beautiful, making it ideal for projects where both sides are visible, like scarves and blankets.

Easy One-Row Repeat

The Moss Stitch involves a simple one-row repeat, which means once you get the hang of it, you can crochet mindlessly without constantly referring to the pattern. This makes it a perfect stitch for relaxing in front of the TV or chatting with friends while you crochet.


This stitch’s versatility is truly impressive. You can use it for a variety of projects:

  • Coasters and Mug Rugs: Create quick, practical items that add a touch of handmade charm to your home.
  • Dishcloths: The textured surface is perfect for scrubbing dishes.
  • Blankets: The Moss Stitch creates a warm, cozy, and beautifully textured blanket.
  • Scarves: Make stylish, reversible scarves that showcase your crochet skills.

Moss Stitch Video Tutorial

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  • your favorite yarn and hook combination


  • Beginner – the maker should know basic stitches first


  • this stitch is a one-row repeat
  • start with any odd number of chains


  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • sp/sps = space/spaces
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sk = skip
  • sc = single crochet
  • ch-1 sp = chain-1 space
  • ch-2 sp = chain-2 space

Moss Stitch Instructions:

This tutorial is just for a practice swatch. However, if you’re a confident crocheter and want to just jump into making a project (dishcloth, scarf, etc.) then go for it!

Step 1: Ch any odd number. I chained 15 for this tutorial.

Step 2: In the third ch from the hook, work 1 sc.

*The skipped chs count as the ch-2 sp you’ll crochet into at the end of the first row.

Step 3: Ch 1.

Step 4: Sk the next ch.

Step 5: Work a sc in the next ch.

Step 6: Ch 1.

Step 7: Continue to repeat steps 4, 5 & 6 until you get to the last two chs.

Step 8: Skip the second to last ch. Work one final sc in the last ch.

Step 9: Ch 2, turn. The ch 2 counts as the first sc and ch-1 sp.

Step 10: Locate the first ch-1 space from the row below. Work a sc in that sp, then ch 1.

Step 11: Working across the row, you will locate each ch-1 sp. Into each sp you will work one sc then ch 1.

Step 12: After you’ve worked a sc and ch 1 in the last sp, work one final sc in the ch-2 sp at the end of the row.

Continue to repeat steps 9 – 12 until your practice swatch is your desired size.

Get Inspired

The Moss Stitch is incredibly adaptable, and the possibilities are endless. Here are a few project ideas to get you started:

  • Create a set of matching coasters and dishcloths for your kitchen.
  • Crochet a cozy, textured blanket for snuggling up on chilly evenings.
  • Make a stylish scarf that’s perfect for gifting.


The Moss Stitch is a fantastic technique that every crocheter should have in their toolkit. Its simplicity, versatility, and beautiful texture make it a joy to work with. I hope you find this stitch as delightful as I do and that it inspires you to create wonderful, handmade projects.

Happy crocheting, and don’t forget to share your Moss Stitch creations with me! I’d love to see what you make.

How to crochet the moss stitch

What did you think of the moss stitch? I’d love to hear your thoughts – was it an easy stitch for you? What kind of projects do you envision creating with this easy pattern?

Be sure to tag me on social @spottedhorsedesignco so I can see your lovely creations! I always love seeing your makes :)

Moss Stitch Crochet Tutorial




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