Single crochet rib tutorial

Single crochet rib tutorial

If you're just learning to crochet, you may be surprised to see how many knit-like effects you can create with your crochet hook. Single crochet rib (also known as double crochet rib in UK terms) is a really quick and effective way to add rib detailing to your projects. 

Crochet rib is a major detail in the Beyond cardigan and as part of this crochet along, I'm doing stitch tutorials to help you achieve your goals of making your first crochet cardigan! 

Here are some step by step photos to help you. 

Step 1: 

Make your chain as instructed by the pattern. Here's an example chain of 22. 

Step 2: 

Insert your hook into the 2nd chain from the hook. That does not include the chain on the hook. Make a single crochet stitch: insert hook, yarn over, pull through a loop, yarn over and pull through all 2 loops on hook. 

Single crochet in every chain to end. 21 stitches. 

Step 3:

Chain 1 and turn. Insert hook into the 2nd chain from hook but this time do it in the back loop only. Single crochet in every back loop to end. 

Step 4:

Chain 1, turn and work a single crochet stitch into the back loop of every single crochet stitch to end. 

Step 5:

Repeat step 4 until you have achieved the desired amount of rows.

Your crochet rib will look like this when you turn it from horizontal to vertical. 


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Other resources: 

Crochet stitch guide for beginners PDF here. 

How to get started with crochet- a beginner's guide

Beyond crochet cardigan pattern.

Lovechunk baby cardigan pattern.  



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