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3 Different Ways to Crochet The Moss Stitch

how to crochet the moss stitch in 3 different ways

The moss stitch is my go-to stitch whenever I want to crochet something easy. This stitch is so simple, you can crochet it without thinking, and I’m not even talking about counting stitches! It only consists of SC and chains, but still looks really elegant.
The moss stitch can also be referred to as Granite or Linen stitch, it creates a nice thick fabric that is great for blankets, dishcloths or bags.

For this tutorial, I will show you 3 different ways to crochet a dishcloth using this stitch:
1. Flat – the regular way (back and forth).
2. In a square – worked around like a granny square
3. C2C – from corner to corner.

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Skill Level – easy (begginers) 

Materials

Finished Size – 6.5×6.5” (16.5×1.65 cm)

Abbreviations (US)

SC – single crochet
CH – chain

Flat (Regular) Moss Stitch

moss stitch free pattern

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For the regular Moss stitch, you always start with an even number of chains.
For the dishcloth pattern- chain 34.

ROW 1: sc in 4th chain from hook. * ch1 (gap), skip ch, sc in next chain; repeat from * to last chain. Turn.
ROW 2: ch2, * sc in ch-1 (gap), ch1, skip sc; repeat from * to last sc, sc in first ch-4 of row 1. Turn,


ROW 3: ch2, * sc in ch-1 (gap), ch1, skip sc; repeat from * to last sc, sc in first ch-2 of previous row. Turn.

Repeat row-3 26 times, or until piece measures 6.5” (16.5 cm).
Fasten off and weave in the ends.

crochet moss stitch dishcloth



Moss Stitch In a Square

moss stitch from the middle

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For this variation, you need to start with a magic ring.

Round 1: ch1, (1sc, ch2) x 4 times into the ring, ss to 1st sc. Pull the ring tight.
Round 2: Ss to next ch-2 gap, ch1 (counts as sc), ch2 (counts as gap), 1sc into same ch-2 gap.
* ch1, skip sc, (1sc, ch2, 1sc) into ch2 gap; repeat from * 3 times. Ch1, skip sc, ss to ch-2 (gap).


Round 3: Ch1 (counts as sc), ch2, 1sc into same ch-2 gap.
* ch1, skip sc, 1sc in ch-1 gap, ch1, skip sc, (1sc, ch2, 1sc) into ch-2 gap; repeat from * 3 times. Ch1, skip sc, 1sc in ch-1 gap, ch1, skip sc (1st ch-1 of the round), ss to ch-2.
Round 4: Ch1 (counts as sc), ch2, 1sc into same ch-2 gap.
* [ch1, skip sc, 1sc in ch-1 gap] repeat […] until last sc before ch-2 gap (corner), ch1, skip sc, (1sc, ch2, 1sc) into ch-2 gap; repeat from * 3 times. [Ch1, skip sc, 1sc in ch-1 gap] repeat […] until last sc (1st ch-1 of the round) before ch-2 gap (corner), ch1, skip sc (ch-1), ss to ch-2.

moss stitch from the middle

Repeat round 4 until piece measures 6.5” (16.5 cm).
Fasten off and weave in the ends.

granite stitch in the round patter
Sammas blanket pattern

I used the Moss stitch in a square technique in my Samma’s Blanket Pattern. I really love working blankets from the middle out and integrating the moss stitch was such fun!
You can find the pattern on
RAVELRY and ETSY.



Corner to Corner Moss Stitch

how to crochet corner to corner moss stitch

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I think this version of the Moss stitch is the most popular one, and I can totally understand why. You start from one corner and decide the size of your work as you go (or according to the amount of yarn you have).

Ch3
ROW 1: sc in 3rd chain from hook (the first ch). Turn.
ROW 2: ch3, (sc, ch1, sc) in ch-3 of previous row. Turn.


ROW 3: ch3, * skip sc, sc in next ch-1 (gap), ch1; repeat from * to last sc. (sc, ch1, sc) in ch-3 of previous row. Turn.

C2C crochet pattern


Repeat row-3 20 times, or until the side of the triangle measures 6.5” (16.5 cm).

When you reach the desired length, start decreasing:
ROW 4: ch3, * skip sc, sc in next ch-1 (gap), ch1; repeat from * to last sc. sc twice in ch-3 of previous row. Turn.

decreasing C2C moss stitch


ROW 5: ch2, skip 2 sc, sc in next ch-1 (gap). * skip sc, ch1, sc in next ch-1 (gap); repeat from * to last sc. sc in ch-3 of previous row (don’t ch1 before sc). Turn.


ROW 6: ch2, skip 2 sc, sc in next ch-1 (gap). * skip sc, ch1, sc in next ch-1 (gap); repeat from * to last sc. sc in ch-2 of previous row (don’t ch1 before sc). Turn.

Repeat row 6 until only you have only 2 sc.

Row 7: ch1, sc in ch-2 of previous row. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

c2c moss stitch pattern

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how to crochet the moss stitch

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(3) Comments

  1. Suzanne Caster says:

    Thank you so much for this!!
    By the way, I am obsessed with this colorway! What is it?

    1. Agat says:

      Hi Suzanne, I’m also in love with this colorway! it’s 52175.

  2. Janine says:

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful dishcloth patterns. I always do the same pattern in knitting but now WOW I can do different ones and give them as presents. Thank you.

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