Hey everyone! In today’s Crochet 101 lesson, I’m going to teach you how to make the moss stitch. This is an attractive stitch using the chain stitch, slip stitch, and half double crochet stitch. By doing this, you will create a strong column of stitches. With the moss stitch, it’s a good idea to check your stitch count regularly. With practice, you will get into a rhythm and find that the moss stitch works up great.
For today’s tutorial, you will need worsted weight yarn (I’m using Red Heart Super Saver) and a size I-9 crochet hook (I’m using Clover Amour). I recommend using a solid color in order to see the stitch definition more clearly. However, if you would like to try using different colors, please visit this lesson where I teach you how to change colors in crochet. Gather up your supplies and let’s begin!
To begin, you want your foundation chain to be a multiple of 2 stitches. This means you will count 2+2+2+2 until your desired length. For the purposes of this tutorial, I am starting with 20 chains.
ROW 1: Next, sl st into the 2nd chain from your hook.
*1 hdc in next chain, sl st in next chain. Repeat from * to the end. Chain 1 and turn.
ROW 2: *Sl st in next hdc, 1 hdc in next sl st. Repeat from * to end working last sl st in turning chain.
That’s how to make the moss stitch! Repeat that last row over and over again to practice. I’m positive you will end up loving the moss stitch as well. Feel free to make a blanket, scarf, or cowl using this stitch.
I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial on how to make the moss stitch. If you have any questions about today’s tutorial, please leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you!
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