Brenda K.B. Anderson

Moss Stitch

Brenda K.B. Anderson
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Duration:   8  mins

The Moss Stitch is an easy stitch pattern with a pleasing nubbly texture on each side that lays flat. Made with a one-row repeat, the fabric is reversible and just perfect for blankets, washcloths and scarves. It is made entirely out of half double crochets (HDC) and slip stitches (sl st), and is great for those learning to crochet, or anyone who is looking for a fun stitch that doesn’t require very much concentration.

Watch as Brenda works through the following directions to demonstrate this stitch.

To begin, chain any even number of stitches + 1. The last chain will count as a turning chain and will not count as a stitch. In this demonstration, Brenda chains 12 + 1 for a total of 13 chains.

Row 1: Beginning with the second chain from the hook, [HDC into the next st, sl st into the following st] across.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, [HDC into next st, sl st into the following st] across.

Repeat Row 2 for pattern.

Brenda points out that as you Repeat Row 2 you will always be placing a HDC into each sl st, and a sl st into each HDC as you work across the row. The diagonal bars that form on the WS of a HDC as they are made are easily identifiable and will help you to keep your place.

At the end of this lesson, Brenda shows us how to count our rows. She uses the diagonal bars from the HDC stitches to help identify each row.

Have some fun with this simple, textured stitch and be sure to let us know what you make with it! Drop a comment in the box below!

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