Beginning crocheters may find the thought of creating a beautiful project overwhelming. After all, the most beautiful afghans must be very complicated and super time consuming, right? Wrong. The crochet moss stitch is not only beginner-friendly, but it’s also a beautiful stitch that works well in multiple colors or a single color.
The texture of the pattern looks really neat, but the process isn’t nearly as complicated as the end results look. It’s a great option for blankets, scarves, and sweaters.
One of the biggest perks: If you have a bunch of yarn in different colors left over, you can combine them all. This pattern looks really neat with different colors, Dream a Little Bigger says.
To tackle this project you need to know how to single crochet and chain stitch. That’s it. Seriously. It helps to know a few cool edging options, but they are optional and your project will still look gorgeous without them.
You’ll need to start this project with a base chain of an even number; this will determine how wide you want your blanket to be. Shoot for somewhere between 40 and 70 for a throw.
Your first two rows set you up for the rest of the project. After your initial chain, single crochet into the fourth chain from the hook, chain one, skip the next chain, single crochet into the stitch after that. Chain one. Skip. Continue to the end of the row.
Check out the video below to see how to work the next two rows, which consist of single crochets and chains, to get the rest of the pattern.
This stitch is a great option for beginners and for crochet gurus that want a simple way to use up leftover yarn for a quick project. Share this stitch with your friends on Facebook and show them how easy crochet can be!