Working the Moss Stitch Square is easy and makes a great blanket.
The moss stitch is one of my favorite crochet stitches. It is a beginner-friendly stitch and very beautiful. It only uses chains and single crochet and the crochet moss stitch square is another creative way to use this stitch.
Below you will find a video and written tutorial for the crochet moss stitch square. I will also tell you about the scrapghan blanket I am making using this technique. I will show you see where to change colors so that your rows are nice and even.
Crochet Patterns using the Moss Stitch
Crochet Moss Stitch Square Scrapghan
I would love to consider this stitch tutorial a pattern, but I do not think it is fair since I have not yet completed my blanket using this technique. The crochet moss stitch square blanket is in the works and I hope to share the completed project with you soon.
You don’t have to wait for the pattern to get started on your own moss stitch square afghan. Just pick some coordinating colors from your stash and start using this technique. Make sure to read the color change instructions and the fastening off instructions below the tutorial.
A square moss stitch blanket looks amazing using a variety of colors. In the photo of my work in progress, you can see how I make stripes of varying row counts. I really like using 2-7 rows in my stripes, but feel free to get creative. I just worked a row until I thought it looked good and changed colors.
Crochet Moss Stitch Square Video Tutorial
Crochet Moss Stitch Square Pattern
Stitches and Abbreviations
SC – Single Crochet
ST – Stitch
MC – Magic Circle
If you don’t know how to make a magic circle check out the new magic circle video tutorial that several readers have told me is easier.
Crochet Moss Stitch Square Written Tutorial
– The pattern is written in US terms.
– The pattern is worked in continuous rounds.
– Once the base rows are done. I like to think of corner number 4 as the start of the row. This makes it easier when fastening off and changing colors.
Row 1: Working into a Magic Circle, SC *CH2, SC* repeat from *to* a total of 4 times.
NOTE: You will end up with two single crochet between two corners. This is intentional and we will fix it in the next row.
Row 2: *CH1, Skip ST, (SC, CH2, SC) into corner space* repeat *to* 4 times.
Row 3: *CH1, SC in next CH1 space, CH1, (SC, CH2, SC) into corner space* repeat *to* 4 times.
Row 4 and beyond…
In Row 3 you will see how we are starting to work the moss stitch between corners. For Row 4, work the moss stitch until you reach your Chain 2 corner space, (SC CH2, SC) into the corner then continue the moss stitch until you reach the next corner.
Fastening off and Changing Colors
I like to think of corner number four as my start and finish spot. Mark corner number for with a stitch marker to remember where your row ends.
To fasten off work the entire row, but only work one single crochet into the last corner. Fasten off after this single crochet for a nice clean finish.
If you want to have different color rows, I suggest changing colors for the new row in the same stitch that you would fasten off at. If you change colors in the first single crochet of corner four you will have a nice clean looking stripe.
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