Learn how to crochet the Moss Stitch Border: adding texture and detail to your projects. Crochet borders are a great way to add a finishing touch to your projects, and the moss stitch border is a beautiful and versatile option. This border adds texture and depth to your work, creating a beautiful frame around your project.
In this blog post, we will explore how to crochet the moss stitch border, including the materials you will need, the stitch pattern, and tips for achieving the best results.
But before we get started, make sure your work is ready to add a border:
- Written in UK terms
- Start with the foundation border
- This border is worked in an odd number of stitches across each edge. When building your foundation border, bear this in mind: you can adjust your number of stitches if needed by adding two stitches in one space
- When working your first stitch of the round, you can either chain 1 (does not count as st) and dc in same space OR work a standing double crochet
materials and tools
- Yarn: Any yarn can be used for this stitch, but for best results, choose a yarn that is the same weight and texture as your main project.
- Crochet hook: Use a hook that is appropriate for your chosen yarn. For example, if you are using a medium weight yarn, a size H/8 (5mm) hook would work well.
- Darning Needle
Tips for Achieving the Best Results
- When crocheting the moss stitch border, be sure to keep your tension even. This will help to create a neat and uniform border.
- If your main project has a lot of color changes or texture changes, consider using a solid color for your border. This will help to create a cohesive and finished look.
MOSS STITCH BORDER pattern
- Round 1: Attach yarn in any corner space. Ch 1 (does not count as st) dc in same corner space. Ch 1, miss a st, *dc in next st, ch 1, miss a st; repeat from * to next corner space. **(dc, ch 2, dc) in corner sp. Ch 1, *dc in next st, ch1; repeat from * to corner space. Repeat from ** twice more. Dc, ch 2 in corner sp. Join to first dc with ss.
- Round 2: Ch 1, dc in same corner sp. Ch 1, miss a st, *dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, miss a st; repeat from * to next corner space. **(dc, ch 2, dc) in corner sp. Ch 1, *dc in next ch-1 sp, ch1; repeat from * to corner space. Repeat from ** twice more. Dc, ch 2 in corner sp. Join to first dc with ss.
- Repeat round 2 until you reach your desired depth of border.
- You can change your colour as you please. You will produce a different effect with 1, 2 or 3 rounds of each colour, so have a play around with it and see that you think!
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