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How to Crochet the Granite Stitch, Moss Stitch, Seed Stitch (Whatever You Want to Call It!)

We can’t really tell with this crochet stitch’s real name is: It’s been called the granite stitch, the moss stitch and seed stitch. Whatever you call it, we love it! It’s a crochet stitch pattern that’s simple to make but still intriguing to the eye. It can be worked in a solid color to get a great texture that you can’t achieve with basic stitches.

Crochet Granite Stitch Swatch

Here’s how to crochet the moss stitch

Chain an even number of stitches

Chain of 14 crochet stitches in orange yarn

I used 14 for this sample, but you can make yours as large or as small as you like.

Row 1

Crochet Moss Stitch Row 1
  • Single crochet in fourth chain from hook. 
  • Chain one, skip one chain, single crochet in next chain.
  • Repeat (chain one, skip one chain, single crochet in next chain) all the way across the row, ending with a single crochet in the final chain.
  • Turn and chain 2.

Row 2

Two Rows of crochet moss stitch
  • Single crochet in first ch1 space.
  • Chain one, single crochet in the next ch1 space.
  • Repeat (chain one, single crochet in the next ch1 space) across row.
  • End with a single crochet in the ch3 three that’s at the end of the row.
  • Turn and chain 2.

Repeat Rows 1 & 2

Repeat these two rows until your work is as large as you’d like.

Swatch of moss stitch crochet

Variations on granite stitch

The instructions above are one way to do the crochet granite stitch. However, there are a few variations on this stitch, all using single crochets and chain spaces in the same way. Some differences might be:

  • Begin with an odd number starting chain; make the first single crochet in the third chain from the hook instead of the fourth.
  • Ue a chain one instead of a chain two for the turning chain. Some versions actually don’t use a turning chain at all.

The instructions in each pattern will tell you specifically how to do the granite stitch in the way that the designer intended.

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