Crochet Along: Afghan Sampler – Part 6
Pattern 6 of 10
Pattern is Property of The Inspired Wren.
You can click on this link to go their page for original post. I am going to change the verbiage here and update anything that may help but this is completely Ren’s design and CAL.
The 6th square in our line up is the Moss Stitch aka the Granite Stitch aka Sand Stitch aka Make up Your Mind Why Don’t Ya! Stitch. (joking about the last one)
Below is a set of images to show you the different types of moss stitch variations. Chances are you’ve seen it before or maybe even used it.
This stitch is comprised of ten rows of Moss Stitch alternating with 10 rows of Single Crochet. The square has five subtle, broad stripes highlighting the different textures of these two flat stitches. The Moss Stitch is worked up in alternating chains and single-crochets, with the single crochet of one row landing in the chain of the row below it.
For our CAL we are going to stick with the solid color choice for each of our squares. That means working one Broad-Striped Moss Stitch Square in Color C, represented here with Caron Simply Soft in Country Blue; and a second square in Color A, for me that’s Caron Simply Soft in Grey Heather.
Here’s where I want to note that this is a Sampler Blanket and you will make mistakes and things may not be the exact size.. That’s okay. Once you finish all the stitches in this CAL you are going to have expanded your skill-set ten fold. Literally (there are 10 stitches for this sampler afghan).
To get the most out of this experience, you’ll want to head on over to Savvy Kingdom’s I Love Crocheting Facebook group to join the Royal Hookers, where you can ask questions and share pictures of your progress! Please jump right into the discussion and don’t be shy!
How to Determine Your Crochet Skill Level
Notes: Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology
Supplies and Tools:
Hooks: H/8 – 5.00MM, or size needed to obtain the same size as your others square from the previous patterns. (Which we use 9″ x 9″ as the example)
Yarn: Colors C and A — For me that means Caron Simply Soft in Country Blue (Color C) and Grey Heather (Color A)
Notions: Darning/Tapestry needle and scissors
Stitches & Abbreviations Used:
ch = chain
st(s) = stitch(es)
sc = single crochet
ch-1 sp: space created by chain stitch of previous row
GAUGE: our goal is a 9″x9″ square however this needs to match up to the same size as the previous squares.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
The closer in size you make all the squares the easier it will be to join them and you’ll have a consistent look when finished.
To get you started on what the moss stitch looks like via a video, here is an example I found that may help you out.
How to Crochet: Granite Stitch or Moss Stitch
Pattern: (When you see the chain amount, use what the amount of chains you need to match the same size as your previous patterns)
Row 1: Working in Color C, ch 41; begin in 4th ch from hook (3 ch counts as 1 st), [sc, ch 1, skip next st], repeat across, sc in last st; 38 stitches
Row 2-10: Ch 2 (counts as 1 st, here and throughout), turn, skip first st, [sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip st], repeat within  across, sc in turning ch; 38 stitches
Row 11-20: Ch 1 (does not count as st, here and throughout), turn, sc across; 38 stitches
Row 21: Ch 2, turn, skip first st, [sc, ch 1, skip st], repeat within  across, sc in last st; 38 stitches
Row 22-30: Ch 2, turn, skip first st, [sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip st], repeat within  across, sc in turning ch; 38 stitches
Row 31-40: Ch 1, turn, sc across; 38 stitches
Row 41: Ch 2, turn, skip first st, [sc, ch 1, skip st], repeat within  across, sc in last st; 38 stitches
Row 42-50: Ch 2, turn, skip first st, [sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip st], repeat within  across, sc in turning ch; 38 stitches
Border: *work 38 sc along one side of the square, ch 1 (does not count as stitch); repeat from * on each side of the square. Yarn off, and weave in ends.
Repeat with Color A for a second, separate square.
When you complete this week’s CAL you should have 6 different stitches under your belt and 12 squares for this blanket.
Below you will find links to any parts of this CAL that came prior to this one for your reference.
- Main Afghan Sampler Post
- Part 1 Single Crochet Square
- Part 2 Basket Weave
- Part 3 Baby Bubble
- Part 4 Vertical Ribs
- Part 5 Solid Scallop
FAQs – Afghan Sampler
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