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How to Crochet the Moss Stitch Square

Learn how to crochet a moss stitch square with this easy step-by-step photo tutorial.

A moss stitch granny square that is made using cotton yarn.

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In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make a continuous moss stitch granny square. The moss stitch square is also known as the linen stitch square or the granite stitch square.

These squares can be used for a variety of different crochet projects. For example, you can make a bunch of these squares and turn them into a blanket or you can also use this square to make a temperature blanket.

Every row would be a different color depending on the temperature of where you live. Another idea would be to make a cute pillow out of these squares or you can even make a granny square bag.

I ended up making a bag out of my moss stitch squares (picture down below), click here to check out the free crochet pattern.

Crochet granny square tote bag pattern.

So the options are endless, what are you planning on making with these squares?

What stitches are used to make a moss stitch square?

The moss stitch square is made using only 3 stitches, a chain, a single crochet stitch, and a slip stitch. If you need a little refresher on how to make these stitches, make sure to check out our YouTube Channel HERE.

ch – chain: Yarn over, pull through loop on hook.

sc – single crochet: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through last two loops on hook.

ss – slip stitch: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch and loop on hook.

Moss Stitch Square Tutorial

Supplies you will need to make the moss stitch square:

Note: This square is explained step-by-step in word form as I found it the easiest way to explain. I also wanted to note that for every finished row you will turn your work, this helps in keeping the edges straight.

One moss stitch granny square.

Round 1: Chain 2

Image shows two chains with a crochet hook.

*Work 1 single crochet in the 2nd chain from the hook, chain 2, make another single crochet in the same chain, and chain 1. Repeat from * 4 more times.

Image shows how to make the first corner of the moss stitch square.

Then slip stitch to first single crochet of the round to join the work.

Slip stitch to first single crochet of the round to join the work.

Turn your work when you’re finished making your slip stitch. The back of the work should look like the photo down below.

The back side of the moss stitch square.

Round 2: *Work 1 single crochet in next side space, and chain 1. Then skip the next single crochet and work (1 single crochet, chain 2, 1 single crochet, chain 1) in the corner space. Repeat from * 4 more times.

The second row of the moss stitch square.
The second row of the moss stitch square.

Then slip stitch to first single crochet to join the work.

A completed row.

Turn your work.

Round 3: Work 1 single crochet and 1 chain in each chain space, and work (1 single crochet, chain 2, 1 single crochet, chain 1) in each corner space. Then slip stitch to first single crochet to join the work.

Turn your work.

A completed moss stitch square.

Continue to repeat round 3 to however big you want your square to be. Once you have finished all your rounds, cut your yarn and work in any ends.

I hope you enjoyed making the moss stitch square and don’t forget to pin this for later!

Moss Stitch Square Tutorial

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