Moroccan Tile Afghan Stitch Tutorial

The Moroccan Tile Afghan uses a stitch that’s super easy to show… but hard to explain in words. I’ve heard you loud and clear – a tutorial is needed! Et voila! Here’s the Moroccan Tile Afghan stitch tutorial!

How to #Crochet the Moroccan Tile Afghan :: a photo and video tutorial for this amazing stitch!

Moroccan Tile Afghan Video Tutorial

Moroccan Tile Afghan Photo Tutorial

The Moroccan Tile Afghan stitch is made in a multiple of 3 +2, +2 for the starting chain. The chain and row estimates for several sizes are provided on the pattern page; for this tutorial we’ll be working with a starting chain of 19 – which would make a great little washcloth! A few unique stitches are used. See the original pattern, or click on the abbreviations below to go to the stitch specific tutorials.

Row 1:

With Color A, ch to desired length, dc in 5th ch from the hook (counts as dc and skipped ch). Ch 1, dc in the same ch. (V stitch made) *Skip 2 ch, [dc, ch 1, dc] in next st. Repeat from * until 2 ch remain. Skip 1 ch, dc in the last ch. Remove the hook from the active loop, and pm (place marker) in loop (this is to keep the stitches from coming out). Do not turn.
How to #Crochet the Moroccan Tile Afghan :: a photo and video tutorial for this amazing stitch!
Row 2:
With Color B, STDC in the ch sp of the 1st V of the previous row. Ch 1, dc in the same ch sp. (V st made) [Dc, ch 1, dc] in ch sp of each V st to the end. Remove the hook, pm, turn.
How to #Crochet the Moroccan Tile Afghan :: a photo and video tutorial for this amazing stitch!
Row 3:
With Color B row held in back, replace hook in active loop of Color A. CSDC, ch 1, dc between the 1st and 2nd st of Row 1 (between the dc and the first V st). [Dc, ch 1, dc] between the V sts of Color A/Row 1 (NOT in the ch sps, enclosing Color B/Row 2 in each st) until 1 V st of Row 1 remains. Dc between the last V st and the last dc st, ch 1, dc in the last st. Remove hook, pm, do not turn.
How to #Crochet the Moroccan Tile Afghan :: a photo and video tutorial for this amazing stitch! How to #Crochet the Moroccan Tile Afghan :: a photo and video tutorial for this amazing stitch! How to #Crochet the Moroccan Tile Afghan :: a photo and video tutorial for this amazing stitch!
Row 4:
Inserting the hook into the ch sp of the 1st V st of Color A, replace hook in active loop of Color B and pull it to the front. CSDC, ch 1, dc in the same ch sp. [Dc, ch 1, dc] in ch sp of each V st to the end. Remove the hook, pm, turn.
How to #Crochet the Moroccan Tile Afghan :: a photo and video tutorial for this amazing stitch! How to #Crochet the Moroccan Tile Afghan :: a photo and video tutorial for this amazing stitch! How to #Crochet the Moroccan Tile Afghan :: a photo and video tutorial for this amazing stitch! How to #Crochet the Moroccan Tile Afghan :: a photo and video tutorial for this amazing stitch!
Row 5:
With Color B held in back, replace hook in active loop of Color A. CSDC. [Dc, ch 1, dc] between the V sts of Color A until 1 V st remains. Dc in the last st. Remove the hook, pm, do not turn.
How to #Crochet the Moroccan Tile Afghan :: a photo and video tutorial for this amazing stitch!
Row 6:
Inserting the hook into the ch sp of the 1st V st of Color A, replace hook in active loop of Color B and pull it to the front. CSDC, ch 1, dc in the same ch sp. [Dc, ch 1, dc] in ch sp of each V st to the end. Remove the hook, pm, turn.
How to #Crochet the Moroccan Tile Afghan :: a photo and video tutorial for this amazing stitch! How to #Crochet the Moroccan Tile Afghan :: a photo and video tutorial for this amazing stitch!
And I think that gives you the gist of it! Color B will always nest right on top of Color A, in the ch 1 sp. Color B will always be worked in to Color B, enclosing Color A (except on the very ends). Easy enough with the Moroccan Tile Afghan stitch tutorial, I hope! Once you get the hang of it, it really is a super easy stitch pattern to make – great for cozy winter nights on the couch with your hook and a good movie!
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  1. 2

    Dot says

    Thanks for the beautiful pattern and for the tutorial. I’ve just found your blog, and I’ve subscribed via Feedly. I’ve been crocheting for about 70 years, and you’re teaching me new things! (And thanks for using Print Friendly.)

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    Angel says

    Another Super Tutorial, Tamara. I haven’t used the standing double crochet yet, but I will now.

    This pattern is beautiful. I saw the original post and ever since I saw this pattern, I thought it would make a some great cotton dishcloths. Now I’ll get started on that.

    Thanks again,
    Angel

  3. 8

    Meme says

    Excellent tutorial Tamara. I only wonder how you end it off as this was not shown in the tutorial. Might seem like a dumb question but when I have done tutorials (not crochet) I always told my clients there were never any dumb questions, and if they were wondering about something there was probably a few others who weren’t game to ask fearing they would seem silly. I can’t wait to follow your tutorial and have a go at doing a multi-coloured one for an afghan. Thanks so much M

  4. 10

    MARRIE says

    I really hated this stitch but how nicely you’ve made, now i am in love with this stitch!..it’s so colorful and clearly made!…I like this { actually i loved }..this beautiful stitch made by TAMARA KELLY..i always change my days by changing crochet websites daily..but i don’t think i am ever going to search any other website!..I’ve already found great website in which I’ve found every thing i wanted!..thanks for your co-operation so far..♥

  5. 11

    lesley says

    Gorgeous pattern! I’m making this as a gift for my mom and I came across a problem. I was wondering exactly where or how I am supposed to change colors. For some reason I cannot figure this out. Any help would be appreciated

  6. 13

    Valerie Blair says

    Sorry if this is a duplicate comment, but I wrote one last night & don’t see it here. First, I love, love, love this pattern!!! One of the sides appears to be coming out more diagonal than straight. Will that resolve itself as I go & do my border? I’ve already restarted once & am following the pattern to the letter & even watched your video tutorial several times so I know I’m doing it right. Is anyone else having this issue? The only other thing I can think of is I’m using lighter weight yarn here but I doubt that would really cause this to happen. Thanks!!!

  7. 14

    Valerie Blair says

    Omg! After pulling my work out for the second time (about 70 rows!) and watching your video for the umpteenth time I finally see where I went wrong!!!! Thank you for posting the video! I’m just mad at myself for not seeing where I went wrong sooner!

  8. 17

    says

    I have looking at your videos ..very informative! I saw that you used a stitch marker..I was taught by a friend to use tiny safety pins as stitch markers. .and less cost! I have been crocheting for 50 years . I must say you have taught me a few things. Enjoy your crocheting!

  9. 19

    Amanda says

    Hi Tamara! Beautiful pattern that I am excited to be doing. Using your color scheme, I was super successful on Rows 1-20 but I am stuck on how to start Row 21. How do I end off Color A properly in order to then turn Color B into the next Color A? If you could add another short tutorial for this specific transition, it would greatly appreciated!

    • 20

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Amanda! To finish off Color A, just break the yarn after you finish Row 19 and pull the loop through as if you were finished with the whole blanket. Then for Row 21, you just turn and make it with the unbroken Color B. Then join Color C as if it were Row 2. Does that help?

      • 21

        Amanda says

        Yes, that does help! The part where I was really confused was how to “bring down” Color B to create the CSDC that starts Row 21 but I think I figured it out. I just took the active loop from Color B and pulled it through the very last stitch of Row 19. I am not sure if that is how you did it but it looks alright to me! :)

  10. 23

    says

    Thank you for the tutorial, you do go a little fast,I had to watch a few times. I think a light background would help to see what you are doing also. I am going to attempt this pattern.

  11. 25

    Lisa Lockhart says

    Tamara…as always — THANK YOU. You share so much and I am SO happy to see crochet promoted in so many diverse, interesting and beautiful ways. I am going to make my dear spouse a lovely afghan from this. Again, thanks so much. You bring so much encouragement and common sense to this!

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