The Single Rib Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #34

Example of the Crochet Single Rib Stitch

About this Stitch Pattern

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.

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level


Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 2 + 2

Stitch 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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2 thoughts on “The Single Rib Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #34

  1. Denise Cox says:

    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 says:

      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.

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