Granite Stitch or Moss Stitch

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The Granite Stitch, also known as the Moss Stitch, is another fabulous stitch pattern that’s interesting enough for experienced crocheters, but easy enough for new crocheters! All you need to know is chaining and single crochet – here’s how it’s done!

Learn to #crochet the Granite Stitch, also known as the Moss Stitch! Video tutorial, written instructions, and crochet symbol chart on

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How to Crochet the Granite Stitch or Moss Stitch

This video tutorial was made using Lion Brand Cotton-Ease and a Furls Fiberarts US-I, 5.5mm hook – click on either one to purchase your own and help support Moogly!

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Of course, this stitch can be made using any weight or type of yarn, and the hook that gives you the results you’re looking for. Here are the written instructions:

Row 1: Ch an even number of stitches, sc in the 4th ch from the hook, *ch 1, skip 1 ch, sc in the next ch; repeat from * to end, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, sc in the next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp; repeat from * to end, finishing with a sc in the ch-3 sp at the start of Row 1, turn.

Row 3:Β Ch 2, sc in the next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 sp; repeat from * to end, finishing with a sc in the ch-2 sp at the start ofΒ the previous row, turn.

Repeat Row 3 until you’re done!

That’s all there is to working the Granite Stitch or Moss Stitch! It has a great look in one color, but can also look amazing in 2 or more colors. And to round out the video and written instructions, here’s a crochet symbol chart for the Moss Stitch!

Learn to #crochet the Granite Stitch, also known as the Moss Stitch! Video tutorial, written instructions, and crochet symbol chart on

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Photos, chart, and written instructions copyright Tamara Kelly 2014.

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  1. 1

    Annette says

    Thanks for this video Tamara!! How do you like using the Lion Brand Cotton Ease?? I am wanting to start a new project that is calling for Cotton yarn. Thanks

    • 2

      Tamara Kelly says

      Annette I love it! It’s part cotton, part acrylic, so it holds it’s color really well, but feels super soft! Thank you!

  2. 3


    Love your blog! Your photography is beautiful, and the videos are very well done and easy to follow. The symbol chart is also a nice bonus.

  3. 5

    Becky says

    This is one of my absolute favorite stitches. I’ve seen it called by several different names.

    One of the cool things about it is that it’s so versatile. It has almost a knit look when you use one solid color, as above. If you use two colors alternating rows (this is easiest working in rounds,) you will get skinny horizontal stripes. If you use three colors, you get a kind of tweedy effect.

    Three colors is easy to work in rows as when you get to the end of one row, the correct color will be waiting for you at the end, two rows down. You can carry each color up the sides as long as you are doing a border at the end to enclose them. No ends to weave in!

    • 9

      Tamara Kelly says

      Absolutely! It had been a while since I’d used this stitch, but having made the tutorial my wheels are turning! πŸ˜€

  4. 10


    I didn’t realize this stitch had a name! I’ve been using it for awhile to make dishcloths and recently a gift bag. Thanks for putting a name to my current crochet go-to stitch!

  5. 12


    Great stitch… can you give some ideas of stitches it could easily replace. Say I had a babysweater pattern that was all single crochet, could it be swapped for this?

    • 13

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Jill! It could indeed, though you’d likely need to add some rows for length, since these rows would be shorter than a standard sc row. The st count should be the same though! :)

  6. 14

    Marrie says

    Amazing! When we see photo it seems to be that there is a big change but actully its so simple with no change! Great way of teachin too, Tamara β™₯
    Thats what Crochet all about πŸ˜‰

  7. 16

    albertine says

    Hi Tamara,

    I’d like to make a triangle shawl with this stitch, but I can’t find anything on inscreasing. Can you help me with that? Thanks!

    • 17

      Tamara Kelly says

      I haven’t been able to find much on increasing or decreasing with that one either! A designer challenge, for sure.

  8. 18

    TheResia lans says

    Thanks for this Moss stitch I have been looking for an easy afghan stitch to make,
    And will try this and will let you know how it turned out

  9. 19


    Hi there, just came across your video for the moss stitch. Some patterns say start 2 chains away and yours is four, what does it mean the difference, is it important?

    Thanks for taking the time to respond.


    • 20

      Tamara Kelly says

      I suspect it’s just a different way to begin the stitch pattern – most crochet stitch patterns can be customized and adjusted. :)

  10. 21

    JENNY B says

    I am in love with your site and your wonderful, always easy to follow tutorials. I’m kind of low level intermediate, but your explanations make me feel like I can do any stitch! Thank you so much for posting all these patterns and instructions for free!
    To me, you’re kind of the goddess of crochet. :)

    • 22

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Jenny! Wow, thank you so much! I really believe that with a bit of practice and patience, any crocheter CAN make any stitch! Your comment made my night!

  11. 23

    rulat says

    I made it in 2 colors . every time I passed the thread under other color. beautiful stitch . Thank you very much


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