How To Crochet the Granite or Moss Stitch

I’ve used the granite stitch (aka moss stitch, seed stitch, etc.) in several projects, so I decided that it might make sense to share a picture tutorial with you on how to do it!  It’s a super easy stitch and it creates a beautiful texture that almost looks woven or knit.  If you know how to single crochet and make a chain stitch, you are ready to rock and roll with this moss stitch.  The crocheted moss/granite stitch can be used for anything from blankets, to scarves to even dish cloths.

Check out my Mod Heirloom Blanket, Fave Slouch Beanie and Mod Mesh Honey Blanket Sweater if you’d like to try out this stitch in a pattern.

Isn’t it purdy?
I made this really easy blanket with the granite stitch.

Ready to crochet?

Granite Stitch Pattern:

Start with a chain and an odd number of stitches

Row 1    Single crochet across, chain 1 and turn.

Row 2    Sc in second stitch from hook, *ch 1, skip stitch below, sc in next stitch. Repeat from * across row, make an sc in last stitch of row. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3    Sc in second stitch from hook, *ch 1, sk st below, sc in next ch 1 space below. Repeat from * across row, make an sc in the last stitch of row. Ch 1, turn.

Repeat row 3 for as long as you’d like!

Now see the photo tutorial below for help with this stitch. 😉

Chain an odd number of stitch, then single crochet across the row. Here, I’ve completed my first row of single crochet. You then chain one and single crochet into the second stitch from hook.
Single crochet into the first stitch of the row (or second stitch from hook), then chain 1
Skip a stitch, and work a single crochet into the next stitch
Single crocheted after skipping a stitch
Chain one, skip a stitch and make another single crochet
Continue this pattern across the row, chaining one, skipping a stitch, and making a single crochet
At the end of the row you will find there is an extra stitch. Single crochet into that last stitch. Chain one and turn.
Sc into the first stitch, chain one, then work a single crochet into the CHAIN SPACE BELOW.
That’s all there is to this super easy stitch!
It works up really easily and pretty quickly!

Now that you know how to make this stitch, you can check out these easy patterns using this stitch:

Slouch Hat
Slouch Hat




I hope that you’ve enjoyed learning this super simple moss stitch crochet pattern!



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    1. Have you ever tried this with a 1/2 dc or a DC? I am making a blanket for my son’s king size bed – needs to be large and lightweight (he lives in FL) – I know it will take a long time but also thought if i increase the height of the stitches it would go a bit faster

  1. Thank you for the lovely pattern. I currently have the front done. Am in the process of adding the sl St trim. I can do the st however, I am having trouble with the 2nd row. Where do I put my needle in the second row? Idaho to rows of sts.

  2. How do you increase a row using this stitch? I’m making the Lion Brand pattern 878 (Streamlined sweater jacket) and the sleeve requires increasing one stitch at the end of each row. I’m getting a weird mushroom type of shape. Have tried very which way and even consulted an experienced friend. No can do. Any help is appr coated. Still trying to get through to the Lion Brand pattern helpline


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