NSAD Rewind: The Single Rib Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #34

This stitch was originally posted on March 3, 2012

The Single Rib Stitch is a crochet stitch that 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

Chain – ch
Double Crochet – dc
Front Post Double Crochet – FPdc
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, *FPdc, BPdc; 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 (Latch\xe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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