Moss or Granite Crochet Stitch:  Tutorial

Moss or Granite Crochet Stitch     by Janice Jones     

The Moss Crochet Stitch, also known as the Granite Crochet Stitch is a beginner stitch that is easy to learn but makes an impressive stitch for a wide variety of different types of projects.

This stitch produces a thick fabric that is good for projects needing a thick fabric for such projects as washcloths, potholders, dishrags, etc.  Consider using larger hooks if you want to use them with a more flexible and drapey material.

How to Crochet the Moss or Granite Crochet Stitch

All you need to know to create this stitch pattern is how to make the single crochet and chain stitch.  Easy.

Single Crochet Stitch

Crochet Chain Stitch

Abbreviations in US Terms

ch = chain

ch1 sp= chain 1 space:  create a sc in the space where you previously made a chain stitch

sc = single crochet

st = stitch

rep=repeat

sk = skip 

sk st = skip stitch

beg = beginning

*to = repeat * to the instructions.

How to Crochet the Moss or Granite Crochet Stitch

First, you will want to Crochet a foundation chain with an odd number of stitches.   For the purposes of this demonstration, I have created a foundation chain of 21 sts. using 100% cotton yarn.  Please feel free to use whatever yarn you have on hand.  Choose a corresponding hook size

Materials:  Worsted weight yarn (Number 4 weight yarn)

Instructions for Making the Moss or Granite Crochet Stitch

Ch 21.  Turn.  

Row 1:  Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, * ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in next chain;  repeat from the * till the end of row. Ch 1, Turn.

Row 2: Sc in 1st sc, then sc in the next ch-1 space, * ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * to last sc st, sc in last sc.  Ch 1, turn crochet in the last single crochet.

Repeat row 2 until you reach your desired length.  Fasten off, weave in ends.

Uses for the Moss or Granite Crochet Stitch

There are many different ways to use this stich pattern including incorporating it into pot holders, dishcloths, washcloths, scarves, and  blankets.  Here are a couple wash clothes that I just made. 

They are the ideal beginner project and very useful.  Both washcloths were created using 100% cotton, but there is some differences in the way each one turned out.

Moss Stitch Cotton Dish Cloth

I decided to use a varigated cotton yarn to make a dish cloth that would blend in with my brown kitchen.  I think the next dishcloth is going to be made with a brighter color.  The kitchen needs a little pop of color for it to be seen.  Here are the directions.

You Will need

Yarn:  Yarnspirations Caron Cotton Cakes (Medium #4), 60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic in Light House

H or 5.0.mm Crochet Hook

Yarn needle

Finished Size

8" x 8" (20.5 cm x 20.5 cm)

CO 33.

Row 1:  Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, * ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in next chain;  repeat from the * till the end of row. Ch 1, Turn.

Row 2: Sc in 1st sc, then sc in the next ch-1 space, * ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * to last sc st, sc in last sc.  Ch 1, turn crochet in the last single crochet.

Repeat row 2 until you reach your desired length.  Fasten off, weave in ends.

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About Janice

Hi, I’m Janice, the voice behind Smart-Knit-Crocheting. I love to knit and crochet and even more, I love teaching others what I know.

Though I learned to knit and crochet as a child, I didn’t get serious about these amazing hobbies until I retired. I’m a certified knit and crochet instructor through the Craft Yarn Council and am working on becoming a Master Hand Knitter through The Knitting Guild Association.

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