Easy Moss Stitch Scarf – Free Crochet Pattern
This stylish, modern and easy Moss Stitch Scarf Crochet Pattern (Free!) makes a warm and cozy crochet scarf for women or men. Wrap yourself in this elegant accessory or make this winter scarf as a gift! The pattern includes detailed written instructions and a full video tutorial.
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Moss Stitch Crochet Scarf
Homemade scarves make great gifts. I absolutely love making crochet scarf patterns as gifts for everyone in my life.
This crochet Moss Stitch scarf pattern is warm, cozy, stylish and so much fun to make. The two contrasting colors bring out the elegance and beautiful texture of the Moss Stitch.
This simple scarf pattern is perfect for both men and women. The pattern includes instructions for two sizes: “regular,” which creates a scarf that is approx. 70″ long and “large,” which creates a scarf that is approx. 80″ long.
In general, the regular size should be a good length for a women’s scarf and the large size should be a good length for a men’s scarf. You can easily make the scarf a different length by adjusting the number of starting chains and you can change the width by making a different number of rows. Instructions for adjusting both the length and the width are included in the pattern.
You can use any size 4 (medium) yarn, which is also referred to as worsted weight yarn. This yarn weight is very popular for crochet scarves as it provides a wonderful layer of warmth.
You will need two different colors. You can get creative with your color choices and customize the colors for your scarf’s recipient.
Crochet Moss Stitch Pattern
The Moss Stitch is also known as the Granite Stitch, Woven Stitch or Linen Stitch. It’s one of the easiest stitches (and is beginner-friendly) as it’s made with only basic crochet stitches. It’s surprisingly straightforward as you simply alternate between chain stitches and single crochet stitches. From Row 3 and on, the pattern becomes a one-row repeat (except for color changes). The unique design is achieved by making single crochet stitches in the chain spaces from the previous row.
Moss Stitch’s subtle texture, interesting detail and knit-like appearance make this stitch a beloved technique in the world of crocheting. It’s a great stitch to use for a crochet scarf because it provides lots of warmth without overheating.
Whether you are an experienced crocheter or just starting, this easy crochet scarf pattern has detailed step-by-step instructions as well as a full video tutorial to ensure you can follow along.
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The pattern includes instructions for two sizes (measured without the tassels):
- Regular Size: 70” long and 6.25” wide
- Large Size: 80” long and 7.5” wide
Yarn: Any size 4 (medium) yarn in two colors.
For the regular size: approx. 275 yds for color A and 255 yds for color B.
For the large size: approx. 295 yds for color A and 275 yds for color B.
I used Impeccable by Loops & Threads. This yarn is size 4 (medium) and 100% acrylic. A skein is 285 yds / 260 m and 4.5 oz / 127.5 g. For the regular size, I used the colors: “Petunia” for color A and “Lavender” for color B. For the large size, I used “Fern” for color A and “Deep Forest” for color B.
Crochet Hook Sizes: I/9 (5.50 mm) and J/10 (6.00 mm).
Other Materials: yarn needle, scissors and a measuring tape. Optional: an 8” object (a piece of cardboard, a notebook, etc.) to help cut the tassels.
This pattern is written for right-handed crochet using standard US terminology. If you’re more familiar with UK terms, here’s my US to UK Conversion Chart.
- ch = chain
- st = stitch
- sts = stitches
- sk = skip
- sl st = slip stitch
- sc = single crochet
- ch-1 sp = chain one space
- ch-2 sp = chain two space
- A = color A
- B = color B
- RS = right side
- WS = wrong side
- Reg = regular size
- Lg = large size
4” x 4” = 8 sc sts and 17 rows following the pattern (only count sc sts, not chains or spaces). To make a swatch, chain 23 and follow the pattern.
- The scarf is made from the chain row up and the number of starting chains determines the length of the scarf (i.e. 70” or 80” long). To adjust the length, make fewer or more starting chains in multiples of 2 + 1. To adjust the width (i.e. 6.25” or 7.5” wide), make fewer or more rows.
- Chains never count as stitches.
- Whenever attaching a new strand of yarn or fastening off, always leave a 9” starting and ending tail (you will incorporate that tail into the tassels at the end).
- When the instructions say: “Sc in the ch-2 sp and change to A (or B)”, what this means is: Insert your hook into the last (chain two) space in the row. With your current color, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on your hook). Place the new color on your hook (leaving a 9” tail) and pull the new color through the 2 loops on your hook. When you fasten off the old color, remember to leave a 9” tail.
- Tip: Cut the strands for the tassels before beginning the pattern so that the strands are not all bent from being at the end of the skein.
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Here is the step-by-step video tutorial or keep scrolling down for the written pattern.
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Start: Begin with an I/9 (5.50 mm) hook and color A. Leave a 9” starting tail.
Reg Size: Chain 281.
Lg Size: Chain 317.
The instructions for the pattern are now the same for both sizes. The only difference is the number of stitches you will have at the end of each row.
For Row 1 (only) work into the back ridge loops.
Row 1 (RS): Continue using an I/9 (5.50 mm) hook and color A. In the second ch from hook, sl st VERY loosely. Sl st VERY loosely in each ch across. (The slip stitches are made loosely so you can easily work into them on the next row).
(Stitch count: Reg: 280 sts. Lg: 316 sts.)
Row 2 (WS): Continue using an I/9 (5.50 mm) hook and color A. Ch 2 and turn. Sk the first st (the st attached to the ch) *In the next st, sc. Ch 1. Sk the next st.* Repeat from * to * across until there is 1 st left. In the last st, sc and change to B (what this means is to insert your hook into the last st. With A, yarn over and pull through a loop (2 loops on your hook). Leaving a 9” tail, place B on your hook and pull B through the 2 loops on your hook). Fasten off A (remember to always leave a 9” tail whenever fastening off).
For the rest of the pattern, each row will have the same number of stitches: Reg: 140 sc sts. Lg: 158 sc sts. Only count sc sts, not chains or spaces.
Change to a J/10 (6.00) mm hook. Continue to use this hook size for the rest of the pattern.
Row 3 (RS): With B, ch 2 and turn. In the first ch-1 sp, sc. *Ch 1. Sc in the next ch-1 sp.* Repeat from * to * across until the ch-2 sp (the last sp). Ch 1. Sc in the ch-2 sp.
Row 4 (WS): Still with B, ch 2 and turn. In the first ch-1 sp, sc. *Ch 1. Sc in the next ch-1 sp.* Repeat from * to * across until the ch-2 sp (the last sp). Ch 1. Sc in the ch-2 sp and change to A. Fasten off B.
Row 5 (RS): With A, ch 2 and turn. In the first ch-1 sp, sc. *Ch 1. Sc in the next ch-1 sp.* Repeat from * to * across until the ch-2 sp (the last sp). Ch 1. Sc in the ch-2 sp.
Row 6 (WS): Still with A, ch 2 and turn. In the first ch-1 sp, sc. *Ch 1. Sc in the next ch-1 sp.* Repeat from * to * across until the ch-2 sp (the last sp). Ch 1. Sc in the ch-2 sp and change to B. Fasten off A.
Row 7 (RS): Repeat Row 3.
Row 8 (WS): Repeat Row 4.
Row 9 (RS): Repeat Row 5.
Row 10 (WS): Repeat Row 6.
Row 11 (RS): Repeat Row 3.
Row 12 (WS): Repeat Row 4.
Row 13 (RS): Repeat Row 5.
Row 14 (WS): Repeat Row 6.
Row 15 (RS): Repeat Row 3.
Row 16 (WS): Repeat Row 4.
Row 17 (RS): Repeat Row 5.
Row 18 (WS): Repeat Row 6.
Row 19 (RS): Repeat Row 3.
Row 20 (WS): Repeat Row 4.
Row 21 (RS): Repeat Row 5.
Row 22 (WS): Repeat Row 6.
Row 23 (RS): Repeat Row 3.
Row 24 (WS): Repeat Row 4.
Row 25 (RS): Repeat Row 5.
Row 26 (WS): Repeat Row 6.*
*For the Reg size, at the end of Row 26, do not change to B. Fasten off A and proceed to the instructions for the tassels/fringe.
Lg Row 27 (RS): Repeat Row 3.
Lg Row 28 (WS): Repeat Row 4.
Lg Row 29 (RS): Repeat Row 5.
Lg Row 30 (WS): Repeat Row 6.*
*At the end of Row 30, do not change to color B. Fasten off A and proceed to the instructions for the tassels/fringe.
Preparing Your Yarn
For the Reg Size, you will need:
- 36 x 16” strands of Color A
- 30 x 16” strands of Color B
For the Lg Size, you will need:
- 41 x 16” strands of Color A
- 35 x 16” strands of Color B
You can make the tassels shorter or longer by cutting smaller or bigger strands.
Tip for cutting the strands: find an object that is 8” wide (a piece of cardboard, a notebook, etc). Wrap your yarn around the 8” object a specific number of times (each wrap = 1 strand). Cut the yarn in half.
Number of Strands Per Tassel
Both sides – first row (where there is one tail): Three strands for the first tassel plus the one tail (incorporate the tail into the tassel by pulling it through the loop before pulling the loop tight).
Side with the loose ends/tails: Two strands per tassel plus the two tails (incorporate the two tails into each tassel by pulling them through the loop before pulling the loop tight).
Side without the loose ends/tails: Three strands per tassel.
Where to Attach the Tassels
You will be attaching tassels to the ends of the scarf in the middle of the rows of the same color. The front of the knot from the tassels should be on the right side (RS) of the scarf.
Attaching the Tassels to the Scarf
With the right side (RS) of the scarf facing up, insert your hook from the back to the front.
A) Take the strands of yarn, fold them in half and with your hook, pull the folded ends through the end of the scarf (which creates a loop).
B) Pull the ends through the loop.
C) Pull tight to make a knot.
Repeat for each tassel.
Trim the strands to make them all one length. I cut mine to be approx. 6”.
Learn how to add fringe/tassels to the scarf and cut the ends perfectly!
And now you have a new scarf! I’d love to see what you made! Please tag @jototheworldcreations in your posts on social media.
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