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Even Moss Stitch Crochet Tutorial

There are many crochet stitches that have beautiful textures and are easy to crochet. The Even Moss stitch is one of them. It’s easy to learn, uses basic crochet stitches so that it’s easy even for beginners!

Even Moss stitch is a great baby blanket stitch. Its beautiful texture is eye-catching and provides extra cushiness and padding for the baby. It’s also quite dense and without any holes.

Apart from baby blankets, you can use this crochet stitch for tea towels, washcloths, scarves – and much more! Are you ready to start? You’ll need some yarn and a crochet hook to learn this stitch. Let’s go!

Difficulty

Easy

Abbreviations (US Terms)

Ch = chain

St = stitch

Sl St = slip stitch

HDC = half double crochet

Materials

Yarn: any type of yarn. I’m using worsted weight #4

Crochet hook: I’m using 5mm

Even Moss Stitch Instructions

Chain any even number

Row 1: Starting in the second Ch from hook work a *Sl St, then a HDC in the next chain. Repeat from * across the row. Work a Sl St in the last St. Ch 1 and turn.

One row of Even Moss stitch, using blue cotton yarn
Even Moss Stitch row 1

Row 2: Work a *Sl St in the first St, then a HDC in the next stitch. Repeat from * across the row. Work a Sl St in the last St. Ch 1 and turn.

Even Moss stitch 2 rows, using blue cotton yarn
Even Moss Stitch row 2

Repeat row 2 until you reach your desired size!

Notes:

  • Always work a HDC on top of a HDC in the previous row and a Sl St on top of a Sl St in the previous row.
  • Every row starts with a Sl St and ends with a Sl St.
  • Tip: Make your first and last slip stitches slightly loose, they are going to be easier to crochet into.

Even Moss Stitch Uses

  • Baby Blankets, Baby Clothing
  • Afghans, Throws
  • Towels, Washcloths, Dishcloths
  • Scarves, Cardigans, Beanies
  • Clutches, Bags

Even Moss Stitch is very versatile. You can use on its own, making the whole project like a baby blanket. Or using it as an accent for a couple of rows in other projects. It looks great with any type of yarn. I tried it using acrylic yarn for a baby blanket and it’s really soft and squishy. I also tried it for a hand towel using cotton yarn and it’s also great.

I find that a normal, single-coloured yarn brings out the texture of this stitch the best! But it all depends on the design and what you would like to create. Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions about this stitch!

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