How to Crochet the Soft Moss Stitch

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Be still my little crochet heart.  I’m in love.  In love with this sweet little stitch, that is!  My friends, meet the Soft Moss Stitch. Purple crochet swatch sample of moss stitch with wooden hook and scissorsThe soft moss stitch is a perfect example of how simple stitches can combine to form something amazing!  The texture this easy combination of stitches makes is just dreamy.  Perfect with a nice cotton yarn for a dishcloth.

It would also do well as a one stitch baby afghan or as a bag.  Endless possibilities with this beautiful soft moss stitch!

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Before moving over to my awesome new Stitch Dictionary Binder, I used to attach hang tags to my swatches.  To learn more or to learn about stitch swatching in general please visit my post about stitch swatching here.

Soft Moss Stitch Crochet Tutorial

This bit of texture goodness is easy to master with a few simple stitches!

You might be thinking the Soft Moss Stitch is similar to the Silt Stitch.  The difference lies in the placement of the sc and dc in the subsequent rows.  To crochet the Soft Moss Stitch, the double crochets are worked in the single crochet crochet of the previous row and the single crochets are worked into the double crochet of the previous row. In the Silt Stitch the double crochets and single crochet stack on top of one another.  You can learn how to crochet the silt stitch here.

Let’s dive in to this easy soft moss stitch tutorial for your stitch dictionary:sample of soft moss stitch swatch in purple yarn

Soft Moss Stitch

Here is what you will need:

Remember, you can make your swatch with any size hook and yarn weight.  Read all about How to Swatch Here.

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet AbbreviationsUS to UK Crochet Conversion Chart.  Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.

Purple crochet swatch sample of moss stitch with wooden hook and scissors


Chain a multiple of 2 + 1  (for information on what this means, please read How to Swatch)


Foundation row:  sc in the 3rd ch from the hook, *dc in the next ch, sc in the next ch*, repeat * to * across to the last ch.  hdc in the last ch, turn.

R1:  ch 2 (counts as a hdc here and throughout), skip the 1st st, *sc in the next dc, dc in the next sc*, repeat * to * across, ending with a hdc in the top of the turning ch, turn.

Repeat row 1 for pattern.

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Purple crochet swatch sample of moss stitch with wooden hook and scissors

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