Double Moss Stitch on a Loom

Double Moss Stitch for Circular and Flat Panel

Double Moss Stitch

This beautiful stitch has a very simple pattern. The only skills needed are knit and purl. I really started loom knitting with it when I was trying to write a pattern for a Lapghan for Veterans Day. There were specific characteristics that I needed from the stitch that I would be using for a wheel chair blanket. It should look good on both sides, be simple, be warm without being heavy or stiff. I wanted to be sure that it would hide any knitting mistakes nicely, since I get distracted and can miss a stitch. The Double Moss Stitch had a check mark next to every requirement. It was perfect for my project.

Because of the bumpy striped nature of the stitch I also like it a lot for a dish cloth that will be used for scrubbing and a simple exfoliating wash cloth. Just remember to use cotton yarn for those types of knitting projects.  Naturally, I also like it for hats and scarves.

And for us visual learners the video is at the bottom of the post.


For a definition of Lapghan:  Click HERE


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Pattern Notes and Supplies:

Stitch Skill Needed:

Knit and Purl : For a Video: Click HERE

To get the texture shown in the picture above it’s best to use the U-wrap or Flat knit stitch

Double moss stitch








All looms will work. Gauge is not important. I used my red Knifty Knifty.


This pattern is demonstrated best with a solid color. The texture is somewhat lost when you use variegated yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver.

Stitch Counter (optional) : 

Not everyone uses them or needs one.  But I use mine almost every time, especially if I have to switch or reverse my pattern every so many rows. Paid less than $2 with shipping and I would gladly have paid more.

Stitch Marker (optional) :

Not everyone uses them or need them. I have mild ADD and can’t loom knit without them. I use Rainbow Loom rubber bands.

How to Read the Chart:

Flat Panel read row 1 right to left, row 2 left to right and so on

Round Knitting read all rows right to left


Flat Pattern for Double Moss Stitch


Multiple of 4. Done in 4 Rows

Double Moss Stitch









> Row 1: Knit 1, Purl 1

< Row 2: Purl 1, Knit 1

> Row 3: Purl 1, Knit 1

< Row 4: Knit 1, Purl 1


Video Tutorial for Double Moss Stitch




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Comments: 23

  1. Shelley October 27, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    I am making an afghan and the ends are loose how can I tighten them up?If you have a video that would be awesome

    • Denise Canela October 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm

      Shelley – the ends can be tighten depending on the cast-on. For a post and video: Click HERE

  2. Debbie Samson February 9, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    I am very new to loom knitting and have been only doing the straight plain knitting but your examples of how to’s are great and I will be trying them, you make them look easy and I like the hints of how to keep count of what to do. THANKS and keep them coming.

    • Denise Canela February 16, 2015 at 7:05 pm

      Thanks Debbie for all your kind words … VERY much appreciated

  3. Barbara J Leger January 7, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    What cast on and cast off would you recommend? Thank you for the tutorial!!!

  4. Barbara J Leger January 7, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    I would love to try a scarf with this stitch since it looks great on both sides. What cast on and cast off would you recommend? Thank you for the tutorial!!!

    • Denise Canela January 7, 2015 at 10:42 pm

      You are VERY welcome Barbara… I LOVE the chain cast-on … a basic bind off – works well… clean the edges to keep them alike .. doing a basic scarf pattern and video this weekend (God Willing).
      In the mean time take a look at the Boot Cuffs Video it will help with the overall bind-off, tighten loose loops and weave-in ends: Click HERE
      Hope that helps,

  5. Regina Low December 1, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    This is another great stitch you have shared. I already made several hats with the tiny heart stitch and now I’m going to use this one. If you would like some pics of the tiny heart stitch hats, let me know. They really came out nice. 🙂

  6. Mary November 23, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Can this stitch be done on the Addi King?

    • Denise Canela November 24, 2014 at 6:24 am

      If you’re speaking of a knitting machine – I would think yes, but I only loom knit – so I can’t answer with any certainty.

  7. Kim McFadden October 24, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Hi Denise,
    Love the moss stitch,can you send me a lapghan pattern using that stitch for a baby using a round loom.
    Thanks, your the best!

    • Denise Canela October 24, 2014 at 6:52 pm

      Hi Kim,
      Thanks for the request.. patterns take a long time. Sometimes we have to knit swatches of the stitch and the actual item a few times before we can write down the number of pegs to cast and the number of rows needed for the pattern. Not a quickie.
      I’ve made note of the request and will add this project to the list possibly for next year. Stay tuned.

      • Mandy November 30, 2015 at 3:54 pm

        hi Denise thank you so much for these videos! I want to make a scarf or blanket using the double moss stitch on my round loom. I’m very new to this and have just finished my first one – your mock crochet hat and it was awesome. do you have a video for an entire project using that stitch and not just the tutorial? – Mandy

        • Denise Canela November 30, 2015 at 7:50 pm

          Not yet Mandy – but the Seed Stitch Brim Hat – is practically the same. The seed stitch is like a single version of the moss stitch. For the hat and cowl pattern – Click HERE

  8. AnnTheresa October 7, 2014 at 9:26 am

    I have tried this stitch on a small loom (12 peg) several times, using your instructions (k1p1 on two rows, p1k1 on second, purling on knit peg and knitting on purl peg) and the stitch does not look like yours. I am using the u-wrap. Am I missing something?

    • Denise Canela October 7, 2014 at 9:34 am

      What type of yarn are you using ( best to do #4 or over on large gauge looms )and can you take a picture and send it to me? Seeing what you see makes it easier for me to answer.

  9. Cheryl October 7, 2014 at 8:43 am

    I haven’t yet tried a loom to knit, but I love following your posts and getting acquainted with all that can be done on one. I love this stitch — and I love that, like you said, it can hide imperfections.

    • Denise Canela October 7, 2014 at 9:20 am

      Cherly, I LOVE your website. I’m a OCC fanatic. So glad you’re enjoying this site. Come visit often. And I would love to host a giveaway for your site… Let me know.

  10. Kathy October 5, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Just saw the video for the Double Moss Stitch. She did an excellent job. Very understandable.

  11. Donna Albrecht October 5, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Wow! Thank you! This is a really beautiful stitch!!

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