Only one simple change to a moss stitch can give you a whole different look. Maybe I could have called this “moss stitch in the back loop only” because that is all I simply did.
Start with an even number of chains. In the 4th chain from the hook, work a single crochet into the back loop only of the chain. Chain one, skip the next chain and insert your hook into the back loop only if the next chain. Repeat this series of single crochet, chain one all the way across your chain. Your last stitch should be a single crochet.
Chain two and turn your work. Insert your hook into the back loop of the chain, skipping over the single crochet you just made. Now chain one, skip over the single crochet of the row below you, and insert your hook into the back loop of the chain. Repeat this alternating single crochet block, chain one to the end of the row. Your last stitch will be a single crochet worked in between the turning chain 2 and the single crochet of the row below.
Once you’ve mastered this stitch be sure to check out this pattern for a Crochet Modified Moss Stitch Scarf!