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Moss Stitch // Linen Stitch

Updated April 8, 2024

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I’m a huge fan of Moss Stitch. There’s something about the texture that’s just so comforting and cosy. It’s the perfect stitch for a blanket or blanket border. As usual with crochet, the Moss Stitch can also have an alternative name, Linen Stitch. While I love crochet, it can definitely be confusing at times.

Have you ever made a crochet blunder by confusing terms or stitches?

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I know I have. But, the fabulous thing about crochet is that if you make a mistake…you just undo it and try again. It’s a mantra I always share with new hookers. If there’s a stitch or pattern you want to try out…just do it! The worst that could happen is a bit of wasted time and some yarn that needs unravelling. We don’t just learn by our success, but also our mistakes.

I think as a beginner it’s really important to remember that.

Back to Moss Stitch, this is a great stitch pattern for beginner crocheters.

If you LOVE this tutorial, why not take a look at my other Moss Stitch tutorials?

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A swatch of moss stitch aka linen stitch in aqua yarn is pegged to a line with small wooden clothes pegs. The background is completely white.


Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK (100% Acrylic, 323 yds per 3.5oz)

Hook: 5mm hook or size needed to obtain gauge


Darning Needle


Chain (ch): Yarn over, pull through one loop on hook

Double Crochet (dc): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through two loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops.

Skip (sk)

Stitch(es) (st(s))

Space(s) (sp(s))

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Beginning ch does not count as a st.

Pattern is worked in even numbers.

Pattern written in UK terms.


Foundation chain: Chain a multiple of 2 to desired length. 

Row 1: Dc in second ch from hook, [ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch] across. 

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, [dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 1 dc] across, dc in last st. 

Repeat Row 2 to desired size. 


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If you love learning and want to get your hands on more FREE stitch tutorials, why not browse my Stitch Library? It’s packed full of stitch patterns to help you elevate your skills and work.

A swatch of Jasmine Stitch in aqua yarn sits on a white background.
Jasmine Stitch

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I also have a pattern that makes the most of Moss stitch to create a soft, warm and cosy blanket, The Moss Stitch Blanket.

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