This free tutorial walks you through how to make the even moss crochet stitch. This easy crochet stitch is a versatile choice for crocheters of all levels.


Even Moss Crochet stitch Crochet tutorial

The Even Moss Crochet Stitch

Let’s learn how to make the Even Moss Stitch (aka the crunch stitch)! Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or just starting, the Even Moss Stitch is simple and perfect for bringing texture and character to your projects.

This stitch is characterized by its alternating pattern of slip stitches and half double crochet stitches, creating a rhythmic design reminiscent of moss-covered surfaces in nature. What sets the Even Moss Stitch apart is its uniformity, offering a smooth and consistent appearance. This makes it an ideal choice for a variety of projects, from cozy blankets to stylish accessories.

Scroll down for the step-by-step tutorial.

Even Moss Crochet stitch Crochet tutorial

Video Tutorial for the Even Moss Crochet Stitch:


  • your favorite yarn and hook combination


  • Beginner: as long as the maker is familiar with basic crochet stitches, then anyone can make this stitch.


  • chain 1 does not count as a stitch
  • this stitch is a one-row repeat
  • start with any even number of chains


  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sl st/sl sts = slip stitch/stitches
  • hdc/hdcs = half double crochet/crochets

Instructions for the Even Moss Crochet Stitch:

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: Start by making a ch of any even number.

Step 2: Work one sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook.

Step 3: Now work one hdc in the next ch

Step 4: Continue to alternate one sl st and one hdc all the way across. Ch 1, turn.

Step 5: From here, you will be working sl sts in sl sts and hdcs in hdcs. So, work one sl st in the first st of this row.

Step 6: Now, work one hdc in the next st.

Step 7: Continue to alternate sl sts and hdcs all the way across. Ch 1, turn.

Step 8: Repeat row 2 as many times as you wish until your practice swatch is your desired size.

See, wasn’t this an easy stitch? And the texture is so beautiful too!

What will YOU make using this stitch? Did you make a practice swatch? Did you just go for it and make a project with it? Either way, I’d love to your work! Please do share and tag me @spottedhorsedesignco on social media. I love seeing all your makes ❤️

Even Moss Crochet stitch Crochet tutorial

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