Hexagon Cardigan using Moss Stitch: Beginner’s guide on how to crochet

by | Jun 18, 2023 | Crochet

Crafty Turtle

Hello, crochet enthusiasts! Welcome to the Hexagon Cardigan moss stitch crochet tutorial. The Hexagon Cardigan is traditionally done in granny stitch, but we’re going to explore the beauty of the moss stitch, also known as the linen stitch. While it may be a bit trickier in the beginning, this stitch creates a more dense and warm cardigan with fewer gaps. So grab your hook and yarn, and let’s get started!


Before we begin, I do have a YouTube Tutorial you can find here.

Before we begin, let’s quickly go over the materials you’ll need for this project:


    • Crochet hook (appropriate for your yarn weight)

    • Yarn (any color and weight of your choice, preferably worsted weight for beginners)

    • Scissors

    • Yarn needle

Here are the abbreviations I’ll be using throughout the tutorial:


    • Slip stitch – ss

    • Chain – ch

    • Stitch – st

    • Single Crochet – sc

Getting Started:
Once you have your supplies ready, we can move on to the first step. We’ll start by making a magic ring. If you’re unfamiliar with this technique, don’t worry! I have a video tutorial coming soon, and I’ll be sure to link it here for your reference.

Creating the Hexagon (make 2):


    1. Into the magic ring or circle, make six sets of SC ch1 SC, SC, ch 2, with the corners having two SC stitches in between.

    1. Join to the first SC and close the circle tightly.

    1. Work in rounds, turning your work each time to prevent the project from looking skewed.

    1. Start each round with a ch 1 to raise the stitch height.

    1. Begin each corner with SC, ch 2, SC.

    1. On the sides, SC in the ch spaces and chain 1 in between.

    1. Continue working in rounds until your hexagon reaches the desired size for your cardigan

Joining the hexagons: (I’ll add more details in a video!)

Fold the two hexagons so the back panels line up. Sew the back panels together.

Add length to the bottom as desired.

Add length to the sleeves as well and decrease as you go along to slim down the sleeves.

Add cuff or hem as desired. I used alternating front post back post double crochet for all along the front, bottom and cuffs.

The Difference Between Moss Stitch and Granny Square:
The moss stitch and the granny square are two distinct crochet techniques, each with its own unique characteristics and appearance.


    • Moss Stitch: The moss stitch, also known as the linen stitch or granite stitch, creates a dense and textured fabric. It is worked in rows, alternating single crochet stitches and chain stitches to create a woven texture. The moss stitch is commonly used for scarves, blankets, and garments.

    • Granny Square: The granny square is a traditional crochet motif worked in the round. It consists of clusters of double crochet stitches separated by chain spaces. Additional rounds can be added to increase the size of the square, and multiple squares can be joined together. Granny squares are often used in afghans, blankets, and other projects.


Thank you for joining our hexagon Cardigan moss stitch crochet tutorial. The moss stitch adds a unique touch to this classic cardigan pattern, creating a dense and warm fabric. Experiment with different yarn colors and sizes to make it your own. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please feel free to ask in the comments below. Happy crocheting!

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