The Moss Stitch is a simple crochet stitch that uses only two separate stitches — single crochet and chain. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll want to use it in your next crochet project! Keep reading for the photo and video Moss Stitch Tutorial.

Reasons to Fall in Love

  • Woven Fabric
    • The Moss Stitch creates a gorgeous fabric with impeccable drape! Regardless of the yarn fiber (wool, cotton, acrylic, etc.) the feel of the fabric is the same.
  • Smooth Texture
    • Crochet texture reminds me Puff, Bobble, Berry, and Popcorn Stitches. However, the Moss Stitch texture is subtle and smooth to the touch. But, your eyes won’t be able to stop looking at the textured pattern as you crochet it up.
  • Quick Working
    • Don’t groan knowing the Moss Stitch is comprised of Single Crochets and Chains. This stitch works up surprisingly fast! Find your flow, and let your hands fly with the Moss Stitch.

Overall, the Moss Stitch is a winner, and a must-have stitch in your Stitch Dictionary!

How to Use the Moss Stitch

Since the Moss Stitch creates a woven fabric, it stands as an excellent stitch to use in blankets, towels, scarves — any project with a flat surface. However, it can be used in garments since it hangs nicely off the body.

Crochet Patterns that use the Moss Stitch

Don’t forget to save this tutorial to your Stitch Dictionary Board on Pinterest!




  • Yarn — Pick your favorite yarn from your stash. I’m using Paintbox Yarns in Cotton Aran in this tutorial.
  • Crochet Hook — Grab the hook that matches your yarn weight. I’m using a 4.25mm hook.
  • TIP — Sometimes, using a bulky yarn is easier when practicing a new stitch. However, pick the yarn weight you’re most comfortable using.


US crochet terms used throughout.

  • CH – chain
  • SC – single crochet
  • ST – stitch
  • CH SP – chain space
  • SK – skip

Photo Tutorial

Create a CH of any even number. Here I created a CH of 30.

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SC in 2nd CH from the hook.

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CH 1, and SK CH.

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SC in next CH.

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Continue to CH 1, SK CH, SC until end of the row. You should end with a SC in the last CH.

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CH 1 and turn. Now, let’s start Row 2.
SC in 1st ST. SC in CH SP.

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CH 1, SK next ST, SC in CH SP. Repeat until you’ve reached the end of the row.
Row 3 : SC. SC in CH SP. [CH 1, SK ST. SC in CH SP.] Repeat […] until the end. CH 1. Turn.
Repeat Rows 2 – 3 until your swatch measures as long as you like.

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Video Tutorial

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