Love the Stunning Texture of Even Moss Stitch Crochet

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An Even Moss Stitch Crochet project is a thing of beauty.  Dense, bumpy texture, a squishy feel and way too much fun to crochet, making it the perfect project for your next dishcloth, blanket or really any crochet pattern screaming for texture.

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Like many crochet stitches, the even moss stitch also goes by another name: the crunch stitch. No matter the name, this stitch pattern is a thing of beauty!

What I love most about the even moss stitch is that it uses the easiest of crochet stitches:  a chain, a slip stitch and a half double crochet.  Seriously.  That’s it.  The easy stitches make it a perfect beginner project. And I completely love when you can make something, like an even moss stitch crochet project, that’s easy and gorgeous at the same time like this easy and fast Crochet Washcloth Pattern.  Win-win.

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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.

Even Moss Stitch Crochet Tutorial

The even moss stitch is really a matter of using very basic stitches (chain stitch, slip stitch and half double crochet), but it’s where and how you place them in each row that produces such a beautiful texture.  Can you imagine what a beautiful baby blanket this stitch would make?

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Even Moss Stitch Crochet

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.

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How to Crochet the Even Moss Stitch

Swatch Foundation:

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


Ch 27 (or to desired length)

R1: Skip first ch, sl st into next ch, *hdc into next ch, sl st into next ch.  Repeat from * across row, turn.

R2:  ch1, sl st into next st, *hdc into next st, sl st into next st.  Repeat from * across row, turn.

Repeat row 2 to desired length.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Don’t forget you can get free, printable, detailed written instructions for the Even Moss Crochet Stitch. Get all the details here.

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  1. Hi, could you please let me know how I can decrease the even moss stitch? I have crocheted a rectangle 13″ wide for a sleeve, but need it decreased from elbow toward the wrist to 8″.
    Hoping you can help.

    1. That is not something I’ve tried and would require some experimentation, but what I would try first is to decrease 3 stitches at once, so as to maintain the pattern. In this case, a hdc decrease would look the best–but honestly it’s something you’re only going to know that it works if you experiment.