How To Crochet The Linen // Moss Stitch (US Terms)




The linen or moss stitch is one of my most trusty go to stitches. With the right yarn weight and hook combo you can create a really sturdy yet flexible fabric, perfect for basket, bags, and mats.


Yet it's really easy to loosen up with a bigger hook and enjoy a comfortable drape on garments.


Like so many stitches the pairing of two very basic stitches the single crochet and the chain creates a delicious combo.



STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS


CH - Chain

SC - Single Crochet

SK - Skip next stitch


FOUNDATION


Chain in multiples of 2 plus 1.


PATTERN


Long hand instructions


Working in the second chain from the hook

Single crochet.

*Chain 1

Skip the next stitch

Single crochet into the next stitch

Repeat from * until the end

*Chain 1 (this is the turning chain)

Turn your work

From now on we will working in to the Chain 1 spaces created from the previous round, these should be easy to spot as they will be larger gaps.

Single crochet into Chain 1 space, Chain 1, skip next stitch and single crochet into the next chain 1 space.

Repeat until you end up with a single crochet in the last space (This was your turning chain)

Repeat rows from * until you reach your desired length.


Short hand instructions


Working in the second chain from the hook

SC, CH1, SK, SC, *CH1, SK, SC - Repeat from * until the end

CH1, TURN

SC into CH1 space, *CH1, SK, SC into CH1 space - Repeat from * until the end

Repeat last row until you reach your desired length.


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