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Linen Stitch Square Crochet Tutorial

The crochet linen stitch (also called the moss or granite stitch) is a classic pattern. I decided to adapt this pattern into squares for my 2021 temperature blanket. Join me to crochet the linen stitch square – it’s easier than you think!

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When you think of beginner crochet stitches, the linen stitch always comes up. It’s made of the basic single crochet as well as chain stitches. The intentional placement of these stitches results in a woven look and gives a neat appearance to blankets, clothing, and accessories.

After designing 2 temperature blankets already, I really wanted to take it easy on myself this year. So for 2021, my temperature blanket is made up of 12 squares joined together, then I’ll add a border. The linen stitch square makes stitching easy and relaxing. Because of this, I don’t get overwhelmed by making an entire square each day and it’s really easy to catch up if I fall behind.

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Crochet the Linen Stitch Square

The linen stitch square is much easier than it looks, combining simple stitches and basic techniques to create a fun alternative to the traditional granny square.

Planning to practice the linen stitch square? Try your first square with a smooth yarn and your favorite hook for easy stitching. Then switch things up by changing colors within your square and making it as big as you like.

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Abbreviations

Ch = chain

MR = magic ring

Sc = single crochet

Sk = skip

Sp = space

Sl st = slip stitch


Written Instructions

ROUND 1: [Ch 1, (sc 1, ch 1, sc 1, ch 2) 4 times] in MR, pull tail to close ring, join with a sl st in first sc of round, turn.

ROUND 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 3x, join with a sl st in first sc of round, turn.

ROUND 3: Ch 1, *(sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1; repeat from * around, join with a sl st in first sc of round, turn.

ROUND 4: Ch 1, *(sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1)** to next ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, join with a sl st in first sc of round, turn.

Repeat Round 4 to the desired size.


Video Tutorial

If you’re more of a visual learner, watch this tutorial video. I’ll walk you through making your linen stitch square step by step.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Tess Rowley

    Hi there Toni! I have picked up crochet within the last year but have been learning all I can. I am just wondering how you hide the seam of slip stitches in your linen stitch square? I love the look of the square but I would love a smoother look to the square.

    April 13, 2021 at 8:14 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Hi! I don’t find that I have too much of a visible seam when I join the linen stitch square. It might be more obvious if my project was a solid color. I’d recommend giving this technique a try before worrying about hiding seams. If you do end up with a visible seam, look up “invisible slip stitch” on YouTube for some helpful tutorials.

      April 14, 2021 at 4:24 pm
  • Reply Geal

    Love this blanket idea, you inspired me to make my own. How are you joining the squares? I’d like to join the top row/ first three months so I won’t lose them. Thank you for all your creative energy

    April 20, 2021 at 10:06 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Hi! I haven’t tried joining mine just yet, but I’m considering joining with the zig zag slip stitch.

      April 23, 2021 at 5:07 pm

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