Crochet Version of the Knitted Moss Stitch

Have you ever seen something handmade that catches your eye, and you think, “I wish I could make that!”  That happened to me quite a while ago.  I saw something I absolutely loved, but it was knit.  The downfall to not being a knitter is I can’t make the beautiful things I see!  The pattern said it was made with the “moss stitch”, so I set out to find a crochet version of that particular stitch.  As most of you may be aware, the moss stitch in crochet is also known as the seed stitch, which does not look like this.  I was determined to find something! (I get like that sometimes)  I didn’t necessarily find a stitch that matches perfect, but I came across a combination of stitches that is really close.  I decided to try out my stitch combination on an afghan square for my Baker’s Dozen group on Ravelry.  Here’s a picture of what I came up with.

Now that I had found something, I wanted to write a post about it, but I didn’t keep track of the original photo I had seen for comparison sake.  I went looking, and because I don’t know much about knitting, I need to ask…..Is there more than one moss stitch?  I looked at tons of photos, but they weren’t all made with the same stitch (or at least it didn’t look that way).  I finally found this photo over at Firefly Cottage, of this beautiful cowl, and the stitch looks very similar to what I had seen.
Isn’t it gorgeous?!?!

Please Note: The photo was used with permission from Gigi @ Firefly Cottage. Unfortunately her post is no longer available on her site, so I have linked the archive to it if you’re instersted.  

So what do you think?  Did I come close?

The stitch pattern is quite easy.  You will need an even number of stitches and use a repeat pattern of this:

slip stitch in next stitch, hdc in next stitch

in following rows you will slip stitch in the hdc, and you will hdc in the slip stitch.

If this doesn’t make total sense, do not worry.  Here is a free pattern for an afghan square for you to practice with.

Happy Crocheting!

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