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The Modified Moss Stitch is a beautiful crochet pattern with a subtle and steady texture.
The stitch pattern is worked in a similar way to the moss stitch with it use of single crochet and chain stitches, but with a twist! In between the rows of single crochet and chain stitches you will work rows of single crochet two stitches together. The result is a unique looking texture with a smooth feel. It is the same on both sides making it a great candidate for those double sided projects!
I will make one note, however, that this Modified Moss Stitch does tend to slant or take on more of a diamond shape. You will see this in the swatch shown in the video tutorial below. It is simply because of the single crochet two together stitches. They tend to pull on the fabric. This can be remedied with adjustments to your tension and some blocking.
For this tutorial today I will be using a small amount of cotton yarn. This yarn is a worsted weight yarn called Pima Cotton by Lion Brand Yarn. I will also be using a 5 mm crochet hook. The hook you will see me using in the video tutorial below is a Wooden Streamline Hook by Furls Crochet.
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Modified Moss Stitch
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain Stitch
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet Stitch
Sc2tog – Single Crochet Two Stitches Together
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
This stitch is worked in rows in this tutorial and it may be worked in one colour or many. I will be working this pattern in one colour.
To begin make a slip knot and make a foundation chain. For this stitch you will need a multiple of two chains, plus one stitch (2+1) for your foundation chain.
For example, ch 23.
Sc in the 3rd ch from your hook, *ch 1, sk the next st, sc in the next st; Rpt from * across. Ch 2, turn.
Sc2tog in each of the next 2 ch-1 sps, *ch 1, sc2tog inserting hook in previous sp and next sp; Rpt from * across. The final sc2tog is worked in the previous sp and in the final ch-2 sp. Ch 2, turn.
Sc in the 1st st, *ch 1, sc in the top of the next st; Rpt from * across, ch 1 and end with a sc in the ch-2 sp. Ch 2, turn.
And that’s it!
Repeat rows two and three for the pattern. Fasten off, weave in your ends.