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Sometimes an easy scarf is just what you need, and this crochet moss stitch scarf pattern fits the bill! It works up quickly with interesting detail in the center rows and it works for both men and women!green Crochet Moss stitch scarf folded

The moss stitch, which also goes by MANY other names, is a simple single crochet, chain 1, single crochet repeat. This stitch isn’t hard! The open rows of the center of the scarf are just a double crochet, chain 1, double crochet repeat. So it is the exact same idea, just with double crochets.  I can’t remember if that stitch pattern has a specific name or many names, but maybe someone can help me out in the comments if they remember!Green Crochet scarf close up

While many of the patterns I design stay in my house because we actually use them, this special scarf was for my kiddo’s preschool teacher as an end of the year gift last year. It almost seemed silly to give a warm scarf as a gift at the end of May, but we live in Minnesota… don’t have to wait too long for winter to show up again! I think this scarf would make a fabulous Christmas present for both guys and gals.

 

Hanging green crochet scarfIt is totally up to you whether or not you make this scarf into an infinity scarf or leave it as a normal scarf. The scarf really looks good either way! If you are making it for a man, I think men tend to wear more regular scarves. Since sewing it up is one of the last steps, you don’t have to decide until the end.

When you get to down to the scarf crochet pattern instructions, you’ll noticed I’ve included two different versions of the instructions. One is the long version where each row has its own line of instructions and the other is the short version where it is all condensed by repeated rows. I did the same thing in the PDF version. Sometimes it’s easier to keep your place if you have row by row instructions, so I thought I’d try including both. Let me know what you think!

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Crochet Moss Stitch Scarf

Materials for the Moss Stitch Scarf Crochet Pattern

close up of green crochet cowl

Abbreviations:
ch:  chain
sc(s): single crochet(s)
ch-1 sp: chain 1 space
tc: turning chain

Finished Size: 8.5″ wide by 52″ long

Gauge: Gauge is not critical

Crochet Moss Stitch Scarf Pattern Instructions Long Version (Row by row):

Ch 190

R1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc; repeat from *to end of row, turn. (189)

R2: ch 1, *sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, sc in tc, turn.

R3: ch 1, *sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, sc in tc, turn.

R4: ch 1, *sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, sc in tc, turn.

R5: ch 1, *sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, sc in tc, turn.

R6: ch 1, *sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, sc in tc, turn.

R7: ch 1, *sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, sc in tc, turn.

R8: ch 1, *sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, sc in tc, turn.

R9: ch 1, *sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, sc in tc, turn.

R10: ch 1, *sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, sc in tc, turn.

R11: ch 1, *sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, sc in tc, turn.

R12: ch 1, *sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, sc in tc, turn.

R13: ch 2, dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, dc in tc, turn.

R14: ch 2, dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, dc in tc, turn.

R15: ch 2, dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, dc in tc, turn.

R16: ch 2, dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, dc in tc, turn.

R17: ch 2, dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, dc in tc, turn.

R18: ch 2, dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, dc in tc, turn.

R19: ch 1, *sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, sc in tc, turn.

R20: ch 1, *sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, sc in tc, turn.

Row 21: ch 1, *sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, sc in tc, turn.

R22: ch 1, *sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, sc in tc, turn.

R23: ch 1, *sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, sc in tc, turn.

R24: ch 1, *sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, sc in tc, turn.

R25: ch 1, *sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, sc in tc, turn.

R26: ch 1, *sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, sc in tc, turn.

R27: ch 1, *sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, sc in tc, turn.

R28: ch 1, *sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, sc in tc, turn.

R29: ch 1, *sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, sc in tc, turn.

R30: ch 1, *sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, sc in tc.

If you’d like an infinity scarf, sew the short ends together otherwise fasten off and weave in ends!

Crochet Moss Stitch Scarf Pattern Instructions Short Version:

Ch 190

R1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc; repeat from *to end of row, turn. (189)

R2-R12: ch 1, *sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, sc in tc, turn.

R13-R18: ch 2, dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from *to end of row, dc in tc, turn.

R19-R30: Repeat Row 2

If you’d like an infinity scarf, sew the short ends together otherwise fasten off and weave in ends!green crochet infinity scarf wrapped on a hanger

Will you keep this scarf or gift it?  I’d love it if you’d tag me on social and use #stitchingtog so I can see your finished crochet moss stitch scarf!

Can you ever have too many scarves?  Check out these other great scarf patterns!

Coco Crochet Infinity Scarf

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15 Comments on Crochet Moss Stitch Scarf

  1. This is so pretty! I just made this – my 1st scarf ever! I’ve only made 3 wash cloths and a baby octopus toy before this. I uploaded my project to Ravelry. Thank you for the awesome pattern!

  2. Hey there! What a beautiful scarf.
    Before I start ripping stitches out… what stitch should I end on for round 1… should I end with a space or a chain one… I’ve ended on a space with 189 like you say but reading the pattern it seems I should end with a single crochet.
    Please help! 😁😁

  3. Thank you for your reply! It looks better if the skipped spaces I thought but was never sure! Thanks! I have watched a few videos but not good with new stitches there are so many and some just get to confusing! Thanks again! Love your patterns!

  4. Both instructions shown show directions for making scarf the long way. Is there directions for working across the short length. Thanks.

    • Hi Eileen, there are not instructions for working it the short way. That would probably end up being an entirely different pattern… which I should consider doing!

  5. LOVE this! I was wondering I know the first row you ch1 n sk 1 st now the next rows we just ch1 and not sk a st? Looks beautiful I have tried the moss stitch before but was always curious if you are to sk a st in the other rows after you ch 1. I have tried it both ways just wasn’t sure.

  6. I want a lighter weight vetsion of this scarf, do you have a recommendation for how many stitches to use for dk? Beautiful scarf!!

    • Hi Mary,

      I am not sure about the number of stitches as it will really vary by yarn but you could chain until you reach about 52″ and end on an even number.

  7. Beautiful! Starting tonight!!!
    If I wanted to make it a cowl instead, how many initial chain stitches would you recommend? Thanks!

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