The Single Rib Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #34

Stitch Description

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.

Video Tutorial



Chain Stitch
Double Crochet
Front Post Double Crochet
Back Post Double Crochet

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 2 + 2

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: 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.

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