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How to Crochet Moss Stitch (Linen Stitch) + Video!

Today I will show you how to crochet moss stitch, so buckle up and get ready! This stitch is veeeeery easy, in fact, it’s one of the easiest stitches ever. All you need to know is how to crochet chain stitch and single crochet, so grab any yarn you have and learn it with me!

In this article, you will find a video tutorial, diagram, written pattern, and two unique colorways that I’ve made especially for you!


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About Moss Stitch

Moss stitch, or linen stitch is reversible, which means that it looks the same on both sides. It’s a one-row repeat, so once you get a hang of it, you’ll be crocheting without even thinking about it!

I wrote an article about Moss Stitch ideas, in which I tell more about this stitch, and – as usual – you’ll find the best examples of it by the top crocheters in my Crochet Roundup. Find it here:

Moss Stitch / Linen Stitch Crochet Ideas

Prefer a video? Here you go!

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Video Tutorial for Right-Handed Crocheters

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Video Tutorial for Left-Handed Crocheters

Which colorway is more “You”?

I’ve created two very different swatches for this stitch because I wanted to see how it the colors can change it. Both of them use Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn from my mini-skein pack! You will find the exact colors listed below each colorway.

Juicy Fruits

This seven-color repeat was so much fun to crochet, let me tell you! I can see a potential for a baby blanket here, or some kind of cheerful accessory for the summer. The repeat is simple because the order of colors stays the same.

Scheepjes Stone Washed – Colors:

834 Morganite, 820 Rose Quartz, 818 Lilac Quartz, 813 Amazonite, 819 New Jade, 817 Citrine, 801 Moonstone.

Blackberry in the Mist

I made a small whoopsie when photographing this swatch and I oriented it upside down – my bad! The colors I chose repeat like in the mirror, though, so I hope that it doesn’t change much for you, friends.

Sheepjes Stone Washed – Colors:

803 Black Onyx, 830 Lepidolite, 811 Deep Amethyst, 802 Smokey Quartz, 814 Crystal Quartz, 831 Axinite.


LEVEL – beginner

TERMS – standard US



  • you can use any yarn and recommended hook size.


Written Pattern


chain multiple of 2, but remember that your last two stitches will work as your turning chain and 1 normal chain (see diagram above).

ROW 1:

make 1 sc in the 4th stitch counting from the hook, then chain one and skip one. Repeat *1 sc, 1 ch, skip one* until the end of the row: your last stitch is 1 sc.

ROW 2:

chain 2, 1 sc in the nearest chain space, 1 ch, skip one. Repeat *1 sc into the chain space, 1 ch, skip one* until the end of the row: your last stitch is 1 sc worked between turning chain and single crochet of the row below.

Repeat row 2 until you reach the desired size.

If you want to change colors, check out video tutorial or this article: How to Change Colors in Crochet.


Always make sure that you choose the right type of yarn for your project to achieve the effect you want.

You are done!

Hey, it wasn’t hard, right? Use this stitch in whatever project you want.

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  1. thank you Kate for the diagram pattern for moss or linen stich crochet pattern as i am a visuale learner this make it possible to learn new crochet stitches.

  2. I already commented but I cannot thank you enough for your graciousness, sharing your beautiful creations means the world to me! Love your color schemes and your work is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing and your directions are very clear for a beginner , again Blessed Be, 🙏

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