Crochet is an hour of creating textiles 50 help of a crow shit hook to enter look loops of young threads or other materials. This is a French-derived term that means small hook.
Crochet is different from knitting. In crochet before you begin the next stitch the previous stage is completed. On the other hand, in knitting, many stitches are kept open at a time.
More and more people learn to crochet. It is popular because of the process and the result it yields. With Crochet, beautiful materials are formed.
History of Crotchet
The modern art of true crotchet that we know today was developed first during the 16th century. Research suggests that crotchet was probably developed directly from Chinese needlework. It originated as a part of a very ancient form of embroidery known to Turkey, India, Persia, and North Africa.
The first time the term crotchet was used was in the Dutch magazine ”Penelope” in 1823. Various materials like hair grasses, animal fur, wool gold, silver, cotton threads, wool yarn, and many more have been used throughout the years.
Although there is no convincing evidence to know how old the art of Crochet is and its true origin, crotchet is a viral process now, and people are adopting it for its beauty.
Types of Basic Crochet Stitches
Anyone can find a spark in their creativity and learn crotchet. It has some pretty simple stitches for beginners. Let’s take a look at them.
- Single Crotchet stitch: It is effortless to stitch. It is quick and easy. It can be done in rounds as well as rows. You can combine it with different stitches to have some fun results.
- Double crochet stitch: This stitch is essential to master. It serves as the base in moving forward with beginner crotchet. Yet, it is easy to master.
- Half-double crotchet stitch: This stitch is textured for bags and sweaters. It is a bit shorter than a double crochet stitch but follows the same steps.
- Treble crochet stitch: It is one of the taller stitches in crotchet. It takes some repetition and is four chains tall. This works well for a loose crochet blanket.
- Slip stitch crochet: When you crochet in a round, this stitch is used as an adjoining stitch. This can be easily applied to a crochet hat or afghan blanket.
- Granite stitch: This stitch is unknown by many names. One of the famous names used is moss stitch. Using single and chain stitch, you can master this stitch
- Granny strip stitch: It combines double Crochet, Single Crochet, and slips crochet stitch. They are commonly used in blankets.
- Elizabeth stitch: Also known as mini bean stitch. It doesn’t look easy due to raised rounded shapes but in practice is very easy.
- Star stitch: It creates beautiful flower and star patterns. It is condensed and squishy and a popular choice for blankets.
- Puff stitch: It is fun to create. It creates puff in the stitches, so they look like mini clouds. Modern-day sweaters, shawls, and blankets use this stitch.
How to Crochet Moss Stitch?
The moss stitch in Crochet is an amalgamation of stitches. It is made by switching between single crochets and chains. It is a beginner-friendly crochet stitch pattern. It can be quickly learned once you’ve mastered single crochets, chains, and skipping chains/stitches.
Start the chain to Crochet in even number. You will need two rows.
There will be Single Crochet in the 2nd chain from hook, chain 1.
After that, skip a chain stitch and single Crochet in the next chain.
Repeat chaining one and skipping a chain stitch and single crocheting in the next chain until the end of the row. The last stitch will be single Crochet. It will be in the previous chain. Turn it.
Chain 1 (will serve as turning chain), single Crochet into the first chain one space in the row below, chain 1.
Now skip the single Crochet in the row below and single Crochet into the next chain one space. Repeat chaining one and skipping the single Crochet in the row below and single crocheting into the next chain one space until the end of the row.
The last stitch will be a single chain into the turning chain.
Where Can Crochet Moss Stitch Be Used?
Moss stitch of the crotchet is a stitch that can be used anywhere. It creates a flowy and flat fabric. Even though little space boxes form moss stitches by skipping stitches, the material remains solid. It won’t be as dense as fabric worked in all single crotchets.
This stitch shines with any color stripe work. Depending on the width of your strips, you can create a different and modern look. Moss stitch provides easy use, so it is applicable for many materials.
By combining moss stitch with other stitches, innumerable possibilities arise. You can use them for crocheting a scarf, baby blankets, washcloths, shawls, mittens, pillow covers, and many more. You can combine different color threads and mismatches to create all these.
Crochet produces eye-catchy and impressive materials. They are very trendy and fashionable. They enhance the overall look of the material. With the simple stitches also you can create something unique. Imply the moss stitch you learned. Try this stitch out and gift your near and dear ones with alluring hand-made gifts.