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Wrap yourself in comfort with a free pattern for a moss stitch crochet scarf. Quick and easy, perfect for beginners!

This delicate and textured scarf uses the timeless moss stitch.

This scarf has gentle stripes in 3 different colors. The color changes blend together, offering a soft, serene touch to any outfit.

Whether you’re strolling by the beach or cozying up by a fire, this scarf is your perfect companion.

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How to get the Pattern for the Moss Stitch Scarf

  • Free Crochet Pattern: Scroll down this blog post for the free written pattern instructions
  • Printable PDF: Ad-free PDF pattern including all details. This helps me continue to provide free patterns. Thank you for your support! – Purchase on Ravelry and on Etsy
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The Crochet Moss Stitch

The crochet moss stitch, is also known as the linen stitch, seed stitch or the granite stitch. It uses basic crochet stitches and is perfect for beginners and experienced crocheters alike.

This crochet stitch is very easy to learn using basic stitches, and it works up quickly. 

The moss stitch pattern is created by alternating single crochet stitches and chain stitches. It produces a dense, textured fabric that is perfect for scarves, blankets, hats, and other accessories.

It is one of my favourite stitch patterns! I used this simple stitch for my crochet washcloths.

3 crochet washcloths in moss stitch

Yarn for your Crochet Scarf

For my scarf, I went with Hedgehogfibers Tweedy DK yarn in 3 harmonious shades and a 5mm hook. The texture and drape it provided were simply stunning!

For the starting chain, I used a 4.5mm hook. Then, I switched to a 5mm hook for the rest of the scarf. The smaller hook at the start helps keep the row tight and prevents it from stretching out.

You could also use worsted weight yarn and a larger hook.

Whether you opt for solids, gradients, or even self-striping yarns, this pattern will make them shine!

scarf in moss stitch crochet draped on a woman on a beach

Customize Your Crochet Scarf

Want to customize? Change the length of your scarf by adding or removing rows. For a shorter scarf, just crochet fewer rows. And if you prefer an infinity scarf, skip the fringe and join both ends.

To adjust the width, chain an even number of stitches for the width required. This is a super easy crochet scarf pattern! 

Printable PDF: Ad-free PDF pattern including all details. This helps me continue to provide free patterns. Thank you for your support! – Purchase on Ravelry and on Etsy

Read on for the free pattern

Crochet Moss Stitch Scarf Pattern


Hedgehogfibers Tweedy DK weight [50% falkland merino wool, 37.5% recycled wool, 12.5% thread waste; 100g/230m

  • Yarn A – 2 balls Bliss (you will only need about 50m of 2nd ball)
  • Yarn B – 1 ball Barley
  • Yarn C – 1 ball Connemara
  • 4.50 mm and 5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn needle
  • You can use any yarn weight and matching hook to make this pattern


7in [18cm] wide x 84in [213cm] before adding fringe


US Crochet terms

  • Beg     beginning
  • Sl st    slip stitch
  • Sc       single crochet
  • Dc       double crochet
  • Ch       chain
  • St        stitch
  • Rep     repeat


  • This pattern is written in standard US terms
  • Gauge is not critical for this pattern
  • You will use 4.5mm hook for foundation chain, and use 5mm hook for pattern
  • To adjust the width, chain an even number of stitches for size required
  • Helpful tip – the last stitch at the end of the row is often the trickiest. Insert your hook into the last st which is the turning chain (ch-1) from the previous row.

Skill Level – beginner

Color Sequence

  • Yarn A – 24 rows
  • Yarn B – 24 rows
  • Yarn C – 24 rows
crochet scarf using the moss stitch on a woman on a sea shore

Scarf Pattern Instructions

Using Yarn A and 4.5mm crochet hook ch 36

Row 1: Change to 5mm crochet hook and work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook (skipped ch counts as beg ch-1), * ch 1, skip 1 ch, 1 sc in next ch; rep from * across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, skip 1st sc, * 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc; rep from * across, ending with 1 sc in beg ch-1, turn.

Rows 3 – 312: Repeat row 3

Work color sequence above 4 times in total and finish by working 24 further rows in Yarn A

Fasten off yarn and weave in all threads. 

Gently block your scarf by pinning in shape, spray with water and leave to dry. 

Add a Fringe to your Scarf

Using Yarn B, cut lengths of yarn approximately 10in [25cm]. Make 18 fringes using 7 strands of yarn in each and fold in half to make each fringe 14 strands. 

Attach 9 fringes evenly across top of scarf and repeat for bottom. Trim if needed.

Happy Crocheting!

You may enjoy this collection of 21 Crochet Winter Scarves These free scarf patterns are great to work up with your favourite color combinations!


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You are welcome to use this pattern to make items to sell,  and I would appreciate that you include a link to the free pattern with credit for the designer, thank you!
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