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Video Tutorial: How To Crochet the Moss Stitch (AKA the Linen, Granite or Woven Stitch)

Learn how to crochet the moss stitch with this beginner-friendly video lesson. Perhaps you know the moss stitch by the name the linen stitch, the woven stitch or the granite stitch--either way, it's beautiful and easy to master!

Learn how to crochet the moss stitch with this beginner-friendly video lesson. Perhaps you know the moss stitch by the name the linen stitch, the woven stitch or the granite stitch–either way, it’s beautiful and easy to master!

Learn how to crochet the moss stitch with this beginner-friendly video lesson. Perhaps you know the moss stitch by the name the linen stitch, the woven stitch or the granite stitch--either way, it's beautiful and easy to master! Learn how to crochet the moss stitch with this beginner-friendly video lesson. Perhaps you know the moss stitch by the name the linen stitch, the woven stitch or the granite stitch--either way, it's beautiful and easy to master! I can’t imagine anyone not liking the moss stitch (raise your hands in the comments if I’m wrong about this!)

It’s elegant, richly textured and so easy to do. There’s no counting when you’re crocheting the moss stitch, so you can really get in a rhythm and set your crochet to cruise control. Hello there, crochet stitch you can do while sipping wine and watching a movie, you’re my favorite kind these days.

Learn how to crochet the moss stitch with this beginner-friendly video tutorial. Perhaps you know the moss stitch by the name the linen stitch, the woven stitch or the granite stitch--either way, it's beautiful and easy to master!There are a few ways to do the moss / linen/ granite/ woven stitch, but in this video tutorial, I explain a technique for how to end each row in a way that gives the crochet “fabric” that you’re creating a nice clean edge. I think this prevents your project from getting mis-shapen when it’s washed, worn or played with.

Learn how to crochet the moss stitch with this beginner-friendly video tutorial. Perhaps you know the moss stitch by the name the linen stitch, the woven stitch or the granite stitch--either way, it's beautiful and easy to master!Please subscribe to my hot-off-the-presses YouTube channel if you’d like to stay up to date on my free pattern video tutorials! (Hint: I have a moss stitch pattern in the works!) And please forgive me for creating a video with white yarn on a white background. Good golly. I honestly don’t know what I was thinking. I’m still getting the hang of the production side of creating videos!

All scroll down if you prefer to learn with written instructions!

HOW TO CROCHET THE MOSS STITCH (AKA LINEN, WOVEN + GRANITE STITCH) WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS

Abbreviations – US terms

ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sp – space

Note: the chain at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.

Make an even number of ch for the foundation of the moss stitch.

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, *1 ch, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in next ch; repeat from * to end; turn.

Row 2: ch 1, 1 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp, *ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp; repeat from * to last sc, 1 sc in last sc; turn.

Row 3: ch 1, 1 sc in first sc, *ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 1 space; repeat from * to last 2 sc, ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in last sc; turn.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 for the pattern.

Are there any techniques or stitches you’d like to see a tutorial for? Please leave a note in the comments to share your ideas!

You might also like to learn how to crochet the super simple, but sophisticated-looking Suzette Stitch:

This beginner-friendly video tutorial shows you how to crochet the Suzette stitch, which is used my my free crochet tote bag pattern. This stitch is very simple, but creates an interesting, sophisticated texture.Or how to make a basic hexagon:

Free pattern for a basic crochet hexagon. Super clear step-by-step photo tutorial. This pattern can be used to make any size hexagon for pillows, rugs, patchwork afghans or even clothes. | MakeAndDoCrew.com

Or to make a $2 DIY blocking board:

Learn how to block crochet or knit hexagons or granny squares with this incredibly easy and inexpensive DIY blocking board (made from a garden kneeling pad!) Click for full tutorial. | MakeAndDoCrew.com

12 Comments

  • Shelba
    July 16, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Thanks nice patterns

    Reply
  • Paula
    November 18, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Love the pattern. I think I should let you know, though. Every time I’m watching the video, and pause it and then start it again, the whole page reloads. Not sure the issue…

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 18, 2016 at 11:34 pm

      Oh man, that sounds annoying! Thanks for letting me know. I’ll see if I can figure out why that’s happening. In the mean time, you can watch it on Youtube without that issue here.

      Reply
  • Lisa
    January 5, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    I am having trouble watching the tutorial in entirety. Ads pop up and then video goes black. Have to refresh page and start video over.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 6, 2017 at 11:10 pm

      Oh no! I hate hearing that, Lisa. I want it to be easy for you to watch my tutorials! Can you tell me a little bit about what you’re using to view it so I can help troubleshoot with the media player company? Are you on a Mac, PC or phone? Which browser? Thank you so much!

      Also, you can watch it on Youtube here if that is easier for you. 🙂

      Reply
  • Paula
    January 18, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    I cannot locate your crochet bun beanie video! It’s on your web page but not here & won’t play off your website!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 18, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Hmm. I’m not sure why it wouldn’t be playing. You can find the full post, including the video here. If that doesn’t work, please let me know and I’ll troubleshoot.

      Reply
  • Peggy
    January 24, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Please show me how to get to your written instructions, so I can print them. Thanks.

    Reply
  • Susie
    December 5, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Hi Jess,
    I’ve worked with the moss stitch before, but appreciate your twist on the stitch. I’m making a baby blanket now and the edges are coming out nice and clean. Thank you for your tutorial.
    Susie

    Reply
  • Phyllis Reyna
    February 21, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    When you use white yarn on top of white background in the tutorials it makes it very hard to see the pattern and how the stitches are created. Otherwise I love all of it.

    Reply

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