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How to Crochet Moss Stitch Pattern With Tutorial

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Learn how to crochet the moss stitch in this step by step tutorial with video. This easy stitch makes great dishcloths and washcloths.

It’s such simple stitch to make. You only need to know basic crochet stitches like chain stitches and single crochets.

Blue square of crochet moss stitch on white hook.

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The Yarn

I’m using one of my favorite cotton yarns, Dishie for this moss stitch tutorial. You can use any yarn to crochet this one.

This is a #4 medium worsted weight yarn, but this stitch works well in any weight yarn with the appropriate hook size of course.

Cotton yarn teal, mint and blue.

The Stitch

The moss stitch is a great stitch that’s been around a while, which means it is also known by a lot of other names. Some of those names (but probably not all) are granite stitch, linen stitch, and woven stitch.

It’s such a popular stitch pattern I think because it’s a simple combination of single crochet stitches and chains. So simple and so pretty too!

Free Crochet Patterns

  1. This free dishcloth pattern looks great in moss stitch.
  2. Tablet Cover Pattern works up quickly in chunky yarn!

These crochet patterns feature the moss stitch!

Don’t forget to pin this for later!

Blue crochet square in moss stitch with hook, scissors and yarn bowl.
Woman in crochet tank top in front of windows.

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Blue crochet square in moss stitch with hook, scissors and yarn bowl.

How to Crochet Moss Stitch

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 1 minute
Active Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1

Learn how to crochet the moss stitch in this step by step tutorial with video.


  • This stitch can be made in any weight yarn. I'm using a #4 medium worsted weight yarn.


  • A crochet hook to match your yarn. I'm using a 5 mm US size H-8 crochet hook.
  • Stitch marker



4″ / 10 cm x 4″ / 10 cm = 16 sts x 19 rows in pattern

Stitches / Abbreviations US Terms

ch - chain stitch
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
st - stitch

Skill Level



Place a stitch marker in the ch 1 at the beginning of each row to help you easily identify it.


Chain to an odd number. For this tutorial I chain to 15.15 chains on white hook.
Row 1. Skip the first chain and sc in the 2nd ch from hook Single crochet in second chain.
Row 1. (cont.) Sc in each ch across, Row one of single crochets.you'll end with an even number of stitches. Turn your work.
Row 2. Ch 1, this counts as a stitch here and throughout, so skip the very first sc, and place a sc in next stitch, marked here by the orange yarn needle,Chain one skip the first single crochet marked by a yarn needle.place the stitch marker in the ch 1, and move it up each row.
Row 2. (cont.)Sc in next st Single crochet in next stitch, chain one marked with orange stitch marker.*{Ch 1, sk next st, sc in next st} Skip one, chain one and single crochet in next stitch.continue to repeat the instructions from *{ } across 2 stitches left in row. to the end of the row, Single crochet in last stitch of row.turn.
Row 3. Ch 1 (keep marking the ch 1 to help you remember it's a stitch), Chain one with orange needle pointed at chain space.skip first stitch and work into the ch 1 sp, marked here by the orange yarn needle, sc in this ch spSingle crochet in chain space, pink stitch marker in turning chain.
Row 3. (cont.) Ch 1, sk next sc, *{sc in next ch sp, ch 1, sk next sc} rep from * to end of row,Row 3 of moss stitch on crochet hook with stitch markers in turning chains. place the last sc in the turning chain (the chain 1 with the stitch marker),Last single crochet in turning chain.turn.
Row 4. Ch 1, sc in first ch sp, *{ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch sp} rep from * across until there are 2 sts left, sk the next sc and place a sc in the turning chain, turn.
Repeat Row 4 until your work measures the desired height.
Cut yarn and weave in ends.

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