I’ve been a long time lover of the Moss Stitch and have enjoyed playing around with a few different variations of these over the years. You can find the Moss stitch HERE and Even Moss Stitch HERE. As usual with crochet, the Moss Stitch can also have an alternative name, Linen Stitch. Whichever you choose to call it, it looks amazing and is a fun stitch to learn.
As well as being a beautifully dense stitch, the double moss/linen stitch is also somewhat reversible. It looks beautiful from the from and the back, but both give a slightly different texture. We will also be using a ‘stretched’ stitch, which can also be known as a pulled or spike stitch. See the demonstration video at the bottom of the post.
Ready to go? Grab your hook and some soft yarn and let’s get to it!
If you’re a fan of the Moss Stitch, you should take a peek at my beautiful Moss Stitch Blanket. It’s so COSY!
PATTERN USE IDEAS
- Scarfs and cowls
- Hats and gloves
Written in UK terms
This pattern gives you the basic principles for the Double Linen/Moss stitch, designed to help you create your own projects.
Video tutorial can be found at the base of the post.
MATERIALS & TOOLS NEEDED
Yarn: I used Paintbox Simply DK
Hook: Hook to match yarn and your desired gauge. I used a 4mm.
Chain (ch): Yarn over, pull through one loop on hook
Double crochet (dc): Insert your hook into the chain or stitch, yarn over and pull through (you will have two loops on the hook) yarn over and pull the yarn through both loops on the hook.
Spiked dc: a looser version of the dc to elongate the post of the stitch (also know as pulled or stretched)
Slip Stitch (ss): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull yarn through stitch and loop on hook
Sk next st/sk next ch sp: skip the next stitch / skip next chain space
Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.
DOUBLE MOSS STITCH PATTERN
Foundation Chain: Chain in multiples of 2
Foundation Row: dc in 2nd ch from the hook and into each chain
Row 1: ch 1, dc in first st, *ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st; repeat from * to the end of the row, turn
Row 2: ch 1, dc in first st, *ch 1, sk next ch sp, dc in next st; repeat from * to the end fo the row, turn
Row 3: ch 1, dc in first st, worked a spiked dc in ch-1 sp 2 rows below, *ch 1, sk next st, work spiked dc in ch-1 sp 2 rows below; repeat from * to the last st, dc in last st, turn
Row 4: ch 1, dc in first st, dc in next st, *ch 1, sk next ch sp, dc in next st; repeat from * to last st, dc in last st, turn
Row 5: ch 1, dc in first st, *ch 1, sk next st, work spiked dc in ch-1 sp 2 rows below; rep from * to the last 2 st, ch 1, sk next st, dc in last st, turn
Repeat Row 2-5 until you reach your desired length.