Learn how to work the crochet moss stitch with this easy beginners tutorial! Sometimes known as linen stitch, moss stitch crochet produces the prettiest fabric. You'll love using this cozy textured crochet stitch to make beautiful blankets not to mention snuggly shawls & scarves!

Crochet moss stitch is often called linen stitch, but whatever you call it, it is a simple combination of working a single crochet and a chain. If you change color every row, you can create a stunning confetti look, or just try it with a variegated yarn and your color changes won't have any ends to sew in! Whatever you choose, it's a gorgeous double sided stitch so it's perfect for any project!

How to crochet moss stitch step-by-step


Step 1 Moss stitch crochet - Make a crochet slip knot

To start your moss stitch, start by making a simple slip knot.


Moss stitch crochet step 2 work a chain

Create a chain.

Your chain should be an even number of stitches, so in multiples of two. (If you're using a moss stitch crochet pattern, the designer will tell you how many stitches to chain!)


Step 4 moss stitch crochet

Work the first row: work a single crochet into the first chain, ch 1, skip a chain and work a single crochet into the next chain. Repeat this until you reach the end of the row, ch1 and turn.


Moss stitch crochet step 4

For row one and all subsequent rows, work a single crochet into the first chain space, ch1, and work a single crochet into the next chain space. Repeat to the end of the row.


Moss stitch crochet final stitch

Don't forget to work into the last stitch!


Try working in different colors for a gorgeous woven look!

Moss stitch final

Try Chloe Bailey's gorgeous moss stitch cowl

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