Crochet is an accessible and suitable craft for those who are new to crafting or looking to start a new hobby. The basic crochet stitches are easy to master and can be combined to create an unlimited variety of effects. One of them is the Moss stitch, a great alternative to a knit stitch, but it is less bulky and more textured. The moss stitch can be worked in any size, from small to large, and looks equally good on either a thick or thin yarn.
The moss stitch is a lovely pattern for making a scarf or blanket as the rows build up quickly. It is very versatile, so if you change the size of the hook, it can be used for any item of clothing, including cardigans, baby blankets, jumpers, and hats. It is an excellent way to introduce new colors, as the colors don't run into each other, and the texture is raised slightly above the main piece of crochet.
Let's create an easy blanket together to help you become familiar with this stitch. It's an excellent opportunity to practice working both right and wrong sides. You may find it easier to track which side is the right side if you turn the piece over and work in the opposite direction after completing every row.
- Worsted weight yarn (you can choose any color(s) you like)
- Crochet hook suitable for your yarn (usually around size H/5mm)
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends
Sc: single crochet
Chain a multiple of 2 + 1 stitches to reach your desired width. For example, you can chain 120 stitches for a lap-sized blanket or adjust as needed.
Row 1: Starting in the second chain from the hook, sc in the second ch, ch 1, skip next ch. Repeat * to * across the row. Your last stitch will be a single crochet. Turn your work.
Row 2: Ch 1 (this does not count as a stitch throughout), sc in the ch-1 space from the previous row, ch 1. Repeat * to * across the row. Your last stitch will be a single crochet in the turning chain of the prior row. Turn your work.
Repeat Row 2: Continue repeating Row 2 until the blanket reaches your desired length, making sure to end on an even-numbered row for a neat edge.
Changing Colors (Optional):
Change yarn colors at the beginning of a row to create stripes if you want to incorporate multiple colors. Remember to weave in ends neatly as you switch colors to maintain a tidy appearance.
Finishing: Once the blanket is your desired length, bind off your yarn, leaving a tail for weaving. Weave in all ends carefully using a yarn needle.
You can add a border to the blanket if you want. For a simple border, single crochet evenly around the edges, working 3 crochets in each corner to keep the blanket flat.
Feel free to adjust the blanket size by changing the starting chain or adding more rows. This Moss Stitch pattern creates a lovely texture that works well with various yarn colors and is perfect for snuggling up on chilly days.
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