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Learn How to Crochet the Granite Stitch With This Easy Tutorial

Learn how to crochet the granite stitch with this easy step by step photo tutorial. The granite stitch consists of chains and single crochet.

The granite stitch is a great beginner-friendly stitch to learn! In this how-to tutorial, all be showing an easy step-by-step photo tutorial on the granite stitch. This easy stitch consists of only chains and single crochet.

how to crochet the granite stitch

Granite Crochet Stitch

One of my favorite stitches to use in my crochet projects is the granite stitch. The granite stitch is also known as the moss stitch or linen stitch. I’m not sure where all these different names came from, but the stitch sequence pretty much stays the same. All you need to know for this stitch is chains and single crochet, which makes this stitch pattern very beginner-friendly.

I’ve used this stitch in a lot of different crochet projects. Some of them haven’t made it to the blog yet, but my most recent crochet pattern included this stitch! The Seaside Crochet Top is a sleeveless tank top for the summertime that uses the granite stitch. So if you’ve been looking for a mindless, easy project, check it out.

That’s another thing I love about this stitch is that it’s a pretty mindless, two-stitch repeat pattern. Once you have the hang of it, you’re good to go! So let’s get into it.

But first, here’s a quick tips list for making this stitch.

3 Quick Tips

Here’s a quick list of tips when crocheting the granite stitch:

  1. Tension is everything! Keep your tension steady when making this stitch because the sides will start to curve inwards.
  2. If you’re new to learning this stitch, stick to just using one color. I find that using more than one color can get confusing when learning a new stitch.
  3. Any yarn will work up nicely with this stitch. However, I think a finer lightweight yarn with a slight sheen looks beautiful in this stitch (just my opinion).

Stitch Detail

The granite stitch is an easy, pretty, textured stitch. When crocheting up a swatch, you’ll notice the thickness and sturdiness of the stitch. I think you can use this stitch for a variety of different projects. You can make garments, blankets, pillows, or even bags. I absolutely love this stitch and use it for many different projects.

There’s even tutorials for how to use this stitch in granny square form and you can even use it in corner to corner crochet. So you can definitely put this stitch to good use!

Granite stitch tutorial

Granite Stitch Tutorial

The Materials that I used for this tutorial include:

  • 4.0 mm crochet hook (U.S)
  • Lion Brand Coboo Yarn in the color Mauve

Abbreviations:

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • 1-ch sp – chain space

Pattern

Chain an even amount, in this tutorial I chained 20.

R1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, *1 ch, skip 1 ch, 1 sc in next ch; repeat from the * till the end.

Turn

R2: ch 1, 1 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 1-ch sp, *ch 1, 1 sc in next 1-ch sp; rep from * to last sc, 1 sc in last sc.

Turn

R3: ch 1, 1 sc in first sc, *ch 1, 1 sc in next 1-ch sp; rep from * to last 2 sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in last sc.

Turn

Continue to repeat rows 2 and 3 to however long you want your project to be.

Step-by-Step Photo Tutorial

step-by-step photo tutorial

Photos one through three shows you how to make your beginning foundation chain and the start of row one.

step-by-step granite stitch tutorial

The last three photos, steps four through six shows you how to complete rows two and three.

I hope you enjoyed this how-to crochet granite stitch tutorial. I would love to know if this is your first time making this stitch? Or you’re just coming back to refresh your memory. If you need some crochet ideas for this stitch, check out the Seaside Tank Top!

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