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NSAD Rewind: How to Crochet the Single Rib Stitch

This stitch was originally posted on March 3, 2012


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This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the single rib stitch. This technique is a great way to simulate a knitted rib stitch with crochet. It does not have the horizontal stretch of traditional ribbing, but can be used to great effect in hats, blankets, and sweaters.

Skill: Intermediate

Abbreviations:
Chain – ch
Double Crochet – dc
Double Crochet Round Front – dc/rf (or Front Post Double Crochet – FPdc)
Double Crochet Round Back – dc/rb (or Back Post Double Crochet – BPdc)

Pattern Instructions:

Foundation Row: Multiples of 2 + 2

Row 1: Skip 3 ch, *dc into next st; rep from * to end.

Row 2: Ch 2, turn work, skip next st, *dc/rf, dc/rb; rep from * to last st, dc into turn st.

Repeat Row 2 until you have reached your desired length.

After you fasten off, work piece should look like this:

Example of the Crochet Single Rib Stitch

Example of the Crochet Single Rib Stitch (click for larger)


music in video is from demo 2008 by (Latchxe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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Comments

  1. Denise Cox

    March 3, 2012

    I did not really understand your reference to the dc round front and dc round back. Most crocheters identify these stitches as front post dc (fpdc) and back post dc (bpdc).

    • JohnnyV

      March 3, 2012

      Many stitches in knit and crochet have move than one name. This is how it was described in the book I pulled it from. But is also referred to as front and back post.