Moss Stitch Tutorial and Afghan Square Pattern
I’m so excited to be able to bring you the new stitch of the week! I hope you are all excited to learn the Moss Stitch. It’s one of my favorites. It is similar to a crunch stitch and is made with a series of half double crochets and slip stitches. Happy Crocheting!
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Moss Stitch Afghan Square
- Category 4 Medium Weight Yarn; I used Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton for this example.
- Size I 5.5 mm Crochet Hook*
- Yarn Needle* for weaving ends
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
t-ch – turning chain
* – indicates instructions to be repeated
14 stitches = 4″ & 8 rows = 4″
Chain any multiple of 2
To make an 8″ x 8″ square,
Row 1: Sl st into the second ch from hook, *1 hdc into the next ch, sl st into the next ch; Repeat from * across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, *sl st into the first st, 1 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * across working the last st into the t-ch, turn.
Row 3-18: Repeat Row 2.
The finished square measures approximately 8″ x 8″ without an edging. If you add an edging, it will be slightly larger.
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Where did you find your crochet hook? I’ve looked and can’t find a wooden one like yours.
Hi Heather! It’s a handmade wooden hook from Furls. They are expensive but SO worth it. I own a few of them and I have not looked back 🙂 Here’s my affiliate link in case you’re interested: http://furlscrochet.com/collections/crochet/products/handmade-wood-furls-crochet-hook-alpha-series#oid=1012_5
I love your crochet hook. I’m pinning this for later.
Thank you Stella! I love my hook too 🙂