Crochet Moss Stitch – Dishcloth

in today's tutorial we're going to work on the handicraft your stripes dishcloth and this is called stripes but the pattern is the moss stitch and I'm going to show you how easy it is to do one of these next welcome back to the crochet crowd as well as your inspirations calm I'm your host Mikey today we're going to work on the moss stitch this is a very easy dish cloth this consists of single crochets and chain one that's all it is and if you really pull it apart you can really kind of see what's going on in this pattern so you can see that there is a space and then a single crochet space single crochet this is using a handy crafter yarn or Lilly sugar and cream it's both made by yarn spray shion's you would want cotton for the kitchen because cotton will hold up so you can use these as dish cloths you potholders anything that you need in the kitchen as far as tea towels and a lot of the great things because it is made of cotton it is safe to put down my hot pots down on your counter tops and put one of these underneath in order to make it so with in today's tutorial going to learn how to make this stitch and I'm going to show you how to customize it for the size as well in today's tutorial you can choose Lilly sugar and cream or Burnett handicraft err the pattern calls for burn at handicraft err stripes it changes color more slowly and again you can find those kind of yarns available on your inspirations com if you're interested in that same look let me show you how to do the stitch work involved so let's start off with a slipknot let's do this and I'm using a 5 millimeter size H crochet hook today I'm going to tell you how to customize the design it's asking you to do chaining of 37 chaining at 37 we'll take it about 8 inches wide which i think is customary it's a great size the original that I did was 8 inches by 8 inches and I think that's great but if you'd like to change the size of making it bigger or smaller the secret answer is to make it an odd number so let me show you here so I'm only going to do 13 so 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 and 13 so if you do an odd number like this you're going to work out and the pattern will work out the same each and every time so if you want the exact dis cloth please chain 37 customizing it just do an odd number just like I showed you starting second chain from the hook so just look underneath the hook and go to the second one I want you to insert your hook and I want you to do a single crochet i then want you to chain one skip one chain and go to the second one over and the back loop only and just put in another single crochet chain one skip the next chain go to the second one over and single crochet you're going to do that all the way across your chain so skip the next one and single crochet in the next chain one and so even if it's a thirty seven you'll just have more to do but it's the same thing going all the way across just like this and then what it says is to put one single crochet into the final chain okay so it appears that you have two single crochets in a row at the end there's a reason for that and it's very fundamental and you'll love it why there is a reason for that so let me show you that next so let's turn a work and go to row number two row number two is the repeat pattern for the whole thing that's how easy this thing is so we're going to chain up one first and single crochet into the first stitch right underneath it you're then going to chain one skip over the next stitch which is a solid and then you're just going to come into the chain one space and single crochet chain one skip the next stitch and go to the next chain one space chain one skip the next stitch and go to the chain one space chain one skip the next one go to the next chain one space you're going to do that all the way across and you're going to come to the very end of your your stitch so there's only one stitch left now and you're going to single crochet into this final stitch the reason why you're doing that if you haven't figured it out yet is that by putting two in the very end like this you can start and stop each of the rows exactly the same instead of having to remember two different lines of code I guess you can say so let's turn a work and review step number two once again let's turn our work and chain up one so we come into the first one right underneath single crochet then chain one you skip the first one which is the single crochet this one is the chain one space that's where you're going to go chain 1 and single crochet in the next chain space chain one single crochet in the next chain one space okay and you're going to keep going all the way across like that so in the very final one you're going to have one stitch left and you will single crochet into that same one okay and you'll keep doing that for the duration to get the length that you need so what I would want you to do is that you're going to continue to do row number two over and over and over and over again until you get to the 8-inch level of what you want to do for the size so if you want to change to any size remember it was an odd number you can make it square you can make a rectangle that's your business it's your creativity so what are you going to do at the end to finish this off what you need to weave in your tails so cut your string about 12 inches long and grab a darning needle if you hear whistling in the background it's frogs that I have in the backyard I'm sorry I can't do anything about it so we're going to just pull that through like so during mating season and all the windows are shut so we're just going to put down the put the yarn through the needle and what I want you to do is that I want you to insert the needle underneath and just glide it through some of the fibers that are underneath okay and go about an inch or so and you're going to go back and forth three times so going in once going back in the other direction through a different path for two and then going back one more time in the other direction for three if you go in and out of your work three times like this your tails will never fall out if you're going to use this for dishcloth washing your tails will follow if you're not going to use a darning needle to really get it in there okay so you can cut this right down and you don't have to worry about doing anything silly about that now you still have one more string to go it's the very first string so using the same concept I just turn your project around darning needle okay and I want you to go in and out so just gliding it through the fibers okay so I'm not going into gap spacing I'm going right into fibers itself so one going back in the other direction for two and going into the third direction for three so the secret to doing this is three because your work can never stretch in three different directions and then you can safely cut that one out as well now if you cut it without doing that you're going to cut the knot too close to the knot in a well followed so now you can use this as dishcloth material and this is a really great concept so this is a very simple dish cloth this is using the ma stitch hopefully enjoying it until next time on Mike and behalf of the yarns patients as well as crochet crowd comm we'll see you upgrade you


  1. Love this video excellent job Mickey, what I like to know how do I get the pattern, I can’t download it, so can u please help me outβ€οΈπŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹Thanks Rita

  2. When will you quit speed speech Mikey? Not cool dude!!! BTW, pattern has too much gapping for wash or dish cloth. Slow your roll.

  3. Mikey, you are the πŸ†BESTπŸ† ‼️
    With love from southeast Louisiana..

  4. I've only been crocheting for just over a month now. I really like this project a lot, and I'm wanting to try it out. But I want to make sure I understand your directions correctly. The first row that your crocheting into the chain row, are all of the single crochets worked in the back loops? You only stated this on the first one you did, but I'm assuming it's carried out this same way across the whole row lol. But I'm just wanting to be sure 😁

  5. Thank you for this video! It's well done, well explained, we can see what you're doing and you don't drag out parts…going to go find some yarn in my collection and try this pattern out!

  6. I found the frog chirping to be very relaxing.. I guess I'm a bit anxious for spring. made my day a lot brighter. Glad I watched. And listened.🐸

  7. Since this is an instruction video, would you be kind enough to speak a bit more slowly, please? I miss half of what you are saying b/c you are speaking so quickly. It is not possible to 'chain one, skip the next stitch and then go into the back loop' of the next stitch' as fast as you say that which makes it very, very frustrating trying to keep up. Thank you.

  8. OMG….this has me more flustered than the C2C……I'm doing EXACTLY as you're saying, watching it over and over, and mine is NOT looking like yours at all!!!! What could I be doing wrong?????? I'll keep practicing!!!

  9. Do you have a pattern for the other dishcloth showing in the picture?Β  It would be great to make a dishcloth with the ripply surface.Β  Love your patterns!!Kiwi

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