Upon looking for a new stitch to use for a baby blanket for one of my good friends, I came upon a stitch like this. I figured that this would be extremely useful for those needing something simple but eye-catching in regards to blankets, coasters, things like that. This stitch is extremely versatile in that pretty much anything you fancy making, you can use this stitch.
This stitch is the Moss Stitch. This stitch is used in crochet and knitting, but for this article, we are doing this for crochet.
This stitch consists of only three things: a single crochet (SC), skip stitch (SK ST), and chain one (CH 1). How easy is that right? Anyone who has done before, is new to, or is just looking for something new can do that. This stitch is perfect for beginners and children because it only consists of three things you need to do, and is easy to remember when crocheting. Which to me is the best when I am trying to remember how many stitches, let alone what stitches I am doing next. I like simple, which is why this is my favorite stitch.
This stitch I have been working on for a girl's baby blanket is turning out quite cute and will be nicely stitched together.
With this stitch, you can use whatever hook size you want and whatever kind of yarn you like. UNLESS the pattern you follow calls for it, then adjust your sizes accordingly. For things such as a blanket, you would first chain (CH) however long you want your project to be (making sure that you chain to an odd number because one of those stitches will be your chain one, if you get my drift) then you single crochet (SC) into the second chain (CH) from the hook. then you chain one (CH 1), skip a stitch (SK ST) and single crochet (SC) in the next chain stitch.
So, for the first row this is the abbreviated version for the Moss Stitch:::
Chain appropriate number of stitches (remembering to make it an odd number)
Row 1-SC into 2nd CH from the hook, CH 1, SK ST, and SC into next stitch, CH 1, SK ST, and SC into the next stitch; proceed across to the end, making sure that your row ends with a SC, CH 1, and turn
Row 2-SK ST, and SC into next stitch, CH 1, SK ST, and SC into the next stitch; proceed across to the end--making sure that your row ends with a SC--, CH 1, and turn
Keep going like this and you will soon have a cute blanket or whatever your heart desires!
I hope you like this version of the moss stitch, and I hope you find this an easy stitch to follow as I did. If you have a link or a picture that you would like to share of the moss stitch, please do post it in the comments so we can all see it! I do not mind at all.
This video is done by All Free Crochet
Phyllis on September 04, 2017:
Thank you for video on moss st. Can't wait to start
Vikki on January 23, 2017:
Love this simple stitch! Thanks for the great instruction video!
Nora on February 12, 2013:
I'd like to include a panel of moss stitch in a crocheted afghan I'm working on, but other patterns I'm using depend on an odd number of stitches across the row (multiples of 6 +1, 3+1, etc.).
Is there a way to adjust where I start the moss stitch pattern so that it'll still work out right across an odd # of stitches? If not, what would be the best way to increase / decrease my stitch count across the row below so that my width doesn't look off?
Thanks in advance for any advice you can give!
Kiera G from Australia on July 21, 2012:
Thank-you, good, simple steps on crochet stitches are surprisingly difficult to find