how to crochet extended moss stitch

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Extended Moss Stitch Square Crochet Pattern

Have you ever crocheted an Extended Moss Stitch? Or any Moss Stitch? Probably, because this stitch is also known as a Linen, Granite and Seed Stitch, sometimes even Tweed Stitch and Woven Stitch. Amazing really, having so many names for one stitch! Though, to be honest, there are some differences between some of those stitches like for example, Seed Stitch mostly uses the combination of single and double crochet, while woven stitch is made of sc stitches. The main difference comes from the placement of the stitches.


This pattern is featured on July 29th in the Sampler Poncho CAL hosted by Itchin’ for some Stitchin’. Keep on reading to find out about this fantastic event and how you can take part.


Moss Stitch is actually more popular as a knit stitch. So, if you try asking Google about the it, you will probably get a bunch of results – for knitting. Unfortunately, knitted Moss Stitch is still above my skill level, 😊, so I’ll stick to what I know the best.

If you’d like me to write the post and the tutorials for the basic Crochet Moss Stitch, or for some of the above-mentioned variations, please let me know. I’d be happy to because I love this versatile stitch very much.


Extended Moss Stitch – just another variation?

Well, the Extended Moss Stitch is sometimes called the Double Moss Stitch, but those two can also be slightly different.  

So, not only that we have different names for the Crochet Moss Stitch, but we also have different Crochet Moss Stitches.

But, please, don’t let these scare you at all, because these stitches are actually beginner friendly and pretty easy to learn.

In this post we will deal only with the Extended Moss Stitch, learning how to crochet it and gathering some cool project ideas.

What can you make with the Crochet Moss Stitch?

I will start with this fabulous idea that actually inspired the Extended Moss Stitch Square Pattern in the first place – the Sampler Poncho CAL by Itchin’ for some Stitchin’. RaeLynn gathered a bunch of great designers to create a beautiful crochet garment using nothing but crochet squares. How awesome is that? You will find out more about this event further down.


So, I designed this pattern with its versatility in mind and with 2 sizing options. It’s amazing what you can actually make out of crochet squares, and I don’t mean granny squares: )! Let’s start with the most obvious – washcloths and dishtowels. But also, scarves and shawls, sweaters, cardigans and ponchos, blankets and throws…

And the Extended Moss Square is perfect for these, because it’s textured (I have this thing for texture), but very simple, dense but airy (especially if made with a larger hook) and it’s basically reversible. So just perfect!



Yarn: I made the samples using two different acrylic #4 medium worsted yarn brands: Alize Burcum Klasik & I love This Yarn. They both worked pretty much the same and they were a great match for this project.

I used approximately for 30 g | 50 m / 55 yds for the larger square, and 40 g | 65 m / 71 yds for the smaller one.

Hook: 5.5 mm [US I – 9]


The pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

ch – chain

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

Ldc – long double crochet.

Long double crochet is actually regular double crochet (dc) worked in the indicated stitch two rows below your working row and over the chain stitch worked in the previous row.

sk – skipp

st(s) – stitch(es)

( ) – additional explanation

[ ] – work as many times as directed / repeat the sequence


13 sts and 11 rows of the pattern = 10 cm / 4 in square


Square 1: 8 x 8 in / 20 x 20 cm

Square 2: 7 x 7 in / 17.5 x 17.5 cm


Simply put, CAL is a pattern for, usually a large project, released in parts and crocheted pretty much at the same time by a group of people. It’s a fun event because people are sharing their progress photos, helping and encouraging each other to make the whole piece.  

The Sampler Poncho CAL runs from July 4th – Aug 29 2022. There will be a new square released 3 times a week and each pattern PDF will be available for FREE on Ravelry (or as a direct download) for 24 hours. Click on the Round Up button below to go to the main post and find the codes. Once, you have your code, come back and scroll down to find the DOWNLOAD button below.


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There are a few different ways to begin the Extended Moss Stitch, but I like to start with hdc foundation row as it gives the pattern a neat, even look.

After Row 2, you will begin and finish each row with hdc in last 2 stitches.

The foundation ch is a multiple of 2+1 (1 is a turning chain), so you can work your project with any even number of stitches.

Row 1: hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each ch across, turn.

Row 2: ch2, dc in next st, [dc in next st. ch1, sk1] across to last 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 3: ch1, hdc in next 2 sts, [Ldc in next st two rows below (working over the ch from previous row), ch1, sk1] across to last 2 sts, hdc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 4: ch1, hdc in next 2 sts, [Ldc in next st two rows below (working over the ch from previous row), ch1, sk1] across to last 2 sts, hdc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 4: is what you’re going to repeat for the rest of the patter. If you want to finish with the solid edge, work the final row as follows:

Final Row: ch1, hdc in next 2 sts, [Ldc in next st two rows below, hdc in next st] across to last 2 sts. hdc in last 2 sts and fasten off.

Weave in all the ends and, I would strongly suggest to block the square. Blocking a project like this would make even, neat and more professional looking.

If you like what I do, you can check out my other patterns HERE.

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