Guide to Half-double Even Moss Stitch Crochet

Last Updated on March 14, 2024

Today, Teresia guides you through creating the even moss stitch, a versatile and visually appealing crochet stitch. This easy-to-follow tutorial is perfect for beginners who are familiar with slip stitching, half-double crochet moss stitch, and single crochet.

This stitch creates a solid fabric with a beautiful texture, making it perfect for various projects such as washcloths, bags, baby blankets, sweaters, big blankets, dish towels, and more. It’s beginner-friendly, requiring only knowledge of slip stitch, half double crochet, and single crochet.

Highlights:

  • Even moss stitch creates a sturdy and simple texture perfect for beginners.
  • You can use any yarn and hook size that you like. Crystal used Big Twist Value and an I-sized hook.
  • The stitch follows a simple pattern of slip stitches and half-double crochets, making it easy to remember.
  • Placing loops in each row gives a consistent, attractive texture.
  • No matter the project, the stitch ensures a neat and even result with the same number of stitches in every row.

How to Half-double Even Moss Stitch Crochet?

To half-double in the Even Moss Stitch Crochet, chain one, slip stitch into the first stitch, then alternate half double crochet and slip stitch across the row, ensuring the final stitch is a half double crochet. Repeat this pattern in subsequent rows for a textured, even fabric.

Let’s learn this delightful stitch together!

Materials

To get started, you’ll need the following materials:

  1. Yarn: Crystal recommends using Big Twist Value, a medium-weight (number four) 100% acrylic yarn. The color used in this tutorial is coral.
  2. Crochet Hook: The hook size depends on your project, but Crystal is using a size I hook for the sample.

Step 1: Chain and Single Crochet

Chain and Single Crochet
Chain and Single Crochet

Start with an odd number of chain stitches. For our sample, we used 21 chains. Single crochet in the second chain from the hook and continue single crocheting across the row, ending with an even number of stitches.

Step 2: Row 1

Row 1
Row 1

This is a row of single crochet. Work one single crochet in each stitch across the row.

Step 3: Row 2

Row 2
Row 2

Chain one and turn your work. Slip stitch into the first stitch, then alternate between half double crochet and slip stitch across the row. Always end with a half-double crochet. Repeat until the end of the row.

Step 4: Row 3 (Repeat Row)

Row 3 (Repeat Row)
Row 3 (Repeat Row)

Chain one and turn your work. Slip the stitch into the first stitch, leaving the front loop untouched for texture. Alternate between half double crochet and slip stitch, ending with a half double crochet. Repeat this row for the desired length.

Step 5: Repeat and Complete

Half-double Even Moss Stitch Crochet
Half-double Even Moss Stitch Crochet

Continue repeating Row 3 until your project reaches the desired length. The stitch pattern will create a beautiful texture with evenly spaced bumps on both sides of the fabric.

FAQs

Can I use a different yarn for the even moss stitch?

You can use any yarn of your choice. Crystal used Big Twist Value, a medium-weight acrylic yarn.

Is this stitch suitable for beginners?

Yes, it’s perfect for beginners who are familiar with slip stitches, half-doubles, and single crochets. The repetitive nature makes it easy to learn.

What’s the significance of the chain one at the beginning of each row?

The chain one doesn’t count as a stitch. It’s a turning chain, so you always start each row with a slip stitch.

Can I adjust the size of my project using this stitch?

The stitch can be adjusted to any size by starting with an odd number of stitches in the foundation chain.

Will my project have a consistent look throughout?

Yes, the even moss stitch ensures a symmetrical and consistent result with the same number of stitches in every row, providing a polished finish.

Conclusion

You’ve successfully learned how to crochet the Even Moss Stitch. This versatile and easy-to-master stitch is perfect for a wide range of projects. Feel free to experiment with different yarns and hook sizes to create unique pieces. If you enjoyed this tutorial, don’t forget to comment bellow with your project picture!