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NSAD Rewind: How to Crochet the Single Rib Stitch

This stitch was originally posted on March 3, 2012


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.