How to Crochet a Scarf – Easy for Beginners: Moss Stitch

by | Nov 13, 2023 | Crochet

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Crochet the MOSSY SCARF

Welcome to my crochet tutorial! In this blog post, I’m excited to share an easy-to-follow pattern for crocheting a moss stitch scarf, which is perfect for beginners. To get started, you’ll need a 5mm crochet hook and 2 skeins of impeccable worsted weight yarn. This moss stitch crochet scarf pattern offers step-by-step guidance, making it a great choice for those wanting to explore crochet scarf patterns. With the moss stitch, you can create a unique handmade scarf that keeps you cozy and stylish during the colder months. So, grab your materials, and let’s crochet a scarf using moss stitch.


Crochet hook 5mm
Darning Needle
Stitch Markers (2)
Yarn Worsted Weight
(Impeccable Sea Green
285 yds/4.5 oz/260 m) 2x
Toilet Paper Roll


ch: chain
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
sp: space
sk: skip
st(s): stitch(es)
beg: beginning
RS: right side
WS: wrong side
rep: repeat
PM: place marker
FO: fasten off
tch: turning chain
rep: repeat


To create a scarf with the desired dimensions, follow these instructions using U.S. crochet terms. If you want to make the scarf wider, simply add more chains in an even number. To customize the length, keep adding rows until it reaches your preferred measurement, typically from fingertip to fingertip. This pattern employs the popular moss stitch technique, offering a unique and cozy texture. Adjust the tassels to your desired length by using a ruler instead of a toilet paper roll as your measuring guide. These tips and techniques make it easy to craft a scarf that suits your style and needs.

Moss Stitch Scarf Green Crochet


Chain 40 (See notes)

Row 1: starting in 2nd chain from hook (sk ch does not count as a st), sc;
pm to mark 1st st of the row; ch 1; sk ch; [sc into next ch; ch 1; sk ch]* rep []* until the last ch ending with a sc (20 sc, 19 ch 1)

Row 2: ch 1 (does not count as a st throughout); sc into 1st ch 1 sp from row
1; pm to mark 1st st of the row; [sk st; ch 1; sc into next ch 1 sp]* rep [ ]* until
last st (20 sc; 19 ch 1)

Repeat Row 2 until the scarf is at your desired length. (See notes).

Tassels (See Photos):
-Using the toilet paper roll, grab yarn at base with thumb and wrap the
yarn three full times around the roll. Cut yarn. Cut yarn in center at base of
the toilet paper roll.
-You now have three strands of yarn approximately 12″ long. They will be
6″ long when attached to your scarf.
-Alternately, you can use a ruler and measure out 120 strands of yarn
each at 12″ long.
-Fold three strands in half, place crochet hook into first sc from front to
back, pull the three strands thru, remove hook and using your fingers, pull
the yarn ends (6 total) thru the loop, hand tighten.
-Continue doing this along each sc on both ends of the scarf
-Trim the ends evenly


Scarf Tassel Instructions

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Crochet Moss Stitch Scarf

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