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This is a free tutorial for creating the Moss (a.k.a. Granite or Linen) crochet stitch. The tutorial has both photos and videos.
Don’t be intimidated. The amount of names a stitch goes by is not proportional to its complexity. The moss stitch (commonly also known as the granite stitch, the linen stitch and also referred to as the woven stitch and the seed stitch according to other sources) is a very simple stitch that provides a beautiful alternating texture.
But why so many names? Who knows. Maybe it’s because it’s such a great stitch that has many uses. Whatever the reason, this stitch is a must-know!
If you are looking for a stitch that has more names than instructional steps, look no further. Please read below for the tutorial.
I was recently asked to make a tutorial on how to crochet the Moss Stitch which is also known as the Granite or Linen Stitch. As I really enjoy making crochet tutorials, I jumped right onto making it.
This stitch is actually very easy to crochet. This stitch become very popular and well known once color pooling became a trend. If you have not tried color pooling, you should check out my review on a book that is all about Color Pooling.
Color Pooling aka Yarn Pooling is when the yarn is a variegated yarn and is crocheted using the moss stitch to create beautiful patterns just using the colors of the yarn.
I decided the break up the moss stitch tutorial into 2 parts. One part explain and shows how to do the stitch flat and the other part shows how to do it in a round. Both have separate video tutorials to lead you thru the steps on how to start and continue with the moss stitch.
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How to do the moss stitch flat
1. First make a chain of a ODD number. Then you skip the first 2 chains and make a single crochet into the 3rd chain from the hook. I am pointing my finger at it here.
2. This is what it will look like after.
3. Next, you chain 1 and skip 1 stitch.
4. You will repeat this now. Here is the sequence repeat again: 1 sc, ch 1, sk 1 st
5. At the end of the row, you will ch 2 and place 1 sc into the first chain space from the previous row (my finger points to it).
6. You will now repeat those steps as the previous row.
7. After crocheting multiple rows, the front and the back will look identical, just like the picture shows below.
See, this stitch is super easy. Let me now show you the video tutorial of this stitch before showing you how to make this stitch in a round.
Video tutorial for the Moss Stitch made Flat
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How to make Moss Stitch in a Round
1. Make a chain of an EVEN number and slip stitch to connected to a loop. Then ch 2.
2. Now skip 1 stitch and crochet 1 sc in the next stitch.
3. Continues this sequence repeat: 1 sc, ch 1, skip 1 stitch. The last stitch should end in 1 sc (no chain or skipped stitch).
4. By the end of the round, either continue the rounds without slip stitch (continues rounds, be sure to use a stitch marker) or use a slip stitch like me. I slip stitched into the chain space created in the beginning of the round.
5. Here you can see the chain space more clearly. Be aware that when the last stitch is only 1 sc, the next stitch shown (the first stitch of the round is the chain space). That would be different for the continues rounds, as you still need to make the chain of 1.
6. Ch1 for the turning chain. Now crochet and repeat: 1 sc, ch 1, sk 1 st
7. By the end of the round, you will slip stitch into the first sc that you created for that round.
8. Ch 2 (1 for the turning chain and 1 for the chain space), skip 1 stitch, then crochet repeat: 1 sc, ch 1, sk 1 st. The last stitch ends with 1 sc (no chain or skipped stitch).
9. Now repeat that sequence for as many rounds as needed.
Let me know show you how to crochet this stitch by showing you the video tutorial for this stitch.
Video tutorial to show to crochet the Moss stitch in a Round
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