Crochet Stitch

Moroccan Stitch

The Moroccan Stitch

Hello, my dear reader friends! I hope you’re feeling great today. I want to bring you a wonderful and super easy-to-make pattern. It’s a crochet stitch that can be used in various pieces and projects you have in mind. It’s the lovely Moroccan Stitch.

Discover how to create the captivating Moroccan stitch with our detailed crochet tutorials available in both English and Spanish. This versatile stitch opens up a world of possibilities for projects like blankets, shawls, cushions, purses, and more.

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The world of crochet is full of delightful stitch patterns, ranging from beginner-friendly to intricate designs. Personally, I find exploring new stitch techniques to be endlessly fascinating. Once you’ve mastered the basics of crochet, you’ll be amazed at the creative possibilities that await you.

Embarking on the journey to learn a new crochet or knitting stitch is always a delightful adventure. Dive into our charming tutorial for the Moroccan stitch and unlock a whole new realm of creative expression.

The Essence of the Moroccan Stitch

What makes the Moroccan Stitch so captivating is its ability to create elaborate patterns from relatively simple techniques. This stitch is characterized by a series of decorative knots, which are arranged to create geometric and floral designs. The beauty lies in the symmetry and precision of the stitches, which combine to form a fabric rich in texture and visually striking.

The Versatile Application of the Moroccan Stitch

One of the most fascinating characteristics of the Moroccan Stitch is its versatility. It can be applied to a variety of sewing projects, from crafting rugs and cushions to customizing clothing and accessories. Its ability to adapt to different surfaces and materials makes it a popular choice among artisans looking to add a touch of elegance and originality to their creations.

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Learning the Moroccan Stitch: A Journey of Discovery

For those looking to explore the fascinating world of the Moroccan Stitch, the learning process can be as rewarding as the end result. There are countless sources of inspiration and resources available, from online tutorials to local workshops, offering step-by-step guidance on mastering this ancient technique.

Celebrating Tradition and Creativity

By exploring the Moroccan Stitch, artisans have the opportunity not only to honor a rich cultural tradition but also to express their own creativity and personal style. Each piece created with this unique stitch carries with it not only the history of its origins but also the energy and talent of the artisan who conceived it.

This stitch pattern, when crocheted in the round, begins with any multiple of 3 stitches. To illustrate, I’m demonstrating it within a row of foundation single crochet, yet it’s adaptable to chains or any sequence of stitches, as long as the count is a multiple of 3. You have the option to commence each round with either a Chainless Starting Double Crochet (CSDC)/Standing Double Crochet (STDC) or a chain 3 – the choice is yours.

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Moroccan Stitch



Yarn: Choose your preferred colors  (two colors or more)

Hook: G (4.25MM) or the ideal size for your gauge

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Abbreviations (US TERMS)

Ch – Chain

DC – Double crochet

SL – Slip Stitch

SC – Single Crochet

* – Repeat From


Round 1: Start with Color A. Make a chain 3 (Alternate: chain 3). Then, chain 1 and double crochet in the first stitch to create a V stitch. *Skip 2 stitches, then work a double crochet, chain 1, double crochet in the next stitch. Repeat from * until only 2 stitches are left. Join to the chain 3 (or top of chain 3) with a slip stitch. Take the hook out of the loop you’re working with and place a stitch marker in it to keep it secure while you switch to the other color.


Round 2: Using Color B, make a STDC (Alternative: Connect with slip stitch and chain 3) in the chain space (ch sp) of the first V stitch from the previous round. Chain 1, then double crochet (dc) in the same chain space to create a V stitch. *[Double crochet, chain 1, double crochet] in each chain space around. Pull the active loop and working yarn of Color A to the front of the fabric, then join with a slip stitch (sl st) to the STDC (or the top of the chain 3). Remove the hook from the loop, place a marker in the loop to prevent it from pulling out.


Round 3: Put your hook in the last stitch you made in Color A, or in the chain space if it’s a chain 3. Then, chain 1 and make a double crochet stitch between the first and last V shapes from the row before the last round. Make sure to skip the chain space and work between the V shapes. After that, do a double crochet, chain 1, double crochet combination in each V shape from the previous round. This should enclose the previous round’s stitches. Now, without pulling the loop too tight, leave the yarn and loop of Color B behind the fabric and connect with a slip stitch to the CSDC. Take the hook out of the loop and put a stitch marker in it to keep it from unraveling.


Round 4: Start by putting your crochet hook into the chain space of the first V stitch from the round before. Switch the hook to the active loop of Color B and pull it through the V stitch to the front, leaving the working yarn behind. Make a chainless starting double crochet (CSDC), chain 1, then double crochet into the chain space of that first V stitch. [Double crochet, chain 1, double crochet] in each chain space all around. Pull the active loop and working yarn of Color A to the front of your fabric, then connect it with a slip stitch to the CSDC. Take your hook out of the loop, and put a stitch marker in the loop so it doesn’t come undone.

Keep repeating rounds 3 and 4 until you finish, and then end with an odd-numbered row. There are two patterns using this stitch version here on Moogly, and at least one more coming soon! I hope you liked this tutorial and the patterns. If there’s another tutorial you want, just tell me!





Dear reader, we would like to make available here a beautiful video tutorial made by Tamara Kelly’s YouTube channel called Moogly. You can watch below and understand the step by step of this adorable pattern!


The Moroccan Stitch is more than just a sewing technique; it is a window into a world of beauty and creativity. By incorporating this stitch into our handicraft projects, we not only celebrate an ancient tradition but also add a dose of magic and charm to our creations. May this journey of discovery inspire us to continue exploring the endless possibilities of handmade sewing and to share our passion for the beautiful and handmade with the world.

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