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Crochet Crab Stitch Pictorial

Free crochet crab stitch pictorial – I am sure many of you will have noticed that one of my favorite stitches for edging in my designs is the crab stitch.

I feel that it gives a lovely finish and firms up the edge of projects such as baby blankets, booties etc. and also many things for around the home, placemats, coasters, dishcloths and anything that requires a crochet edge.

These are some of the designs I have written using this stitch to edge with:-
Piped Edge Cushion Cover
Lapghan Blanket
Grit Stitch Placemat
Top Hat Toilet Roll Covercrochet crab stitch pictorial

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Crochet Crab Stitch Pictorial

Crab stitch is a fairly easy stitch to do, but can be difficult to master without pictures to show how it can be done.

Below is my quick pictorial on how!

1)      Make ch1, work in the next stitch to the right of your hook. (working left to right)

2)      Insert hook through the stitch.crab 1-2yo, pull a loop through the stitch, it may be a bit difficult to pull it through at first, but hang in there as it will come out ok.

3)     You should now have 2 loops on the hook, yo, pull through 2 loops.

4)     Leaves 1 loop on hook.crab 3-4Rpt steps 1 to 4 along your edge to end.

Hope you master this beautiful crochet crab stitch, make sure you pin it for reference to use in future projects.Have fun until next time folks.




The written instructions and the pictures for this crochet crab stitch pictorial are copyrighted to crochet ‘n’ create © 2017.

You are welcome to sell any finished products made from this crochet crab stitch pictorial, I just ask that you use your own pictures and put a link back to crochet ‘n’ create.

If you wish to share this crochet crab stitch pictorial on social media or your blog please only use a direct link to the pattern page on
crochet ‘n’ create.

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To PRINT the pattern only, highlight by clicking at the start of the pattern, hold the mouse down, scroll down and release at the end of the pattern.
Go to FILE, PRINT, (usually top left of browser) when your printer box appears choose selection in the page range.

The easiest way is to copy your selection and paste into a text program (ie, word, notepad etc) it may need tiding up, then print.


Wednesday 29th of November 2017

Thanks very much for sharing. Wishing you happy holidays!!!


Tuesday 28th of November 2017

I love the look of crab crochet edging. I know how but a refresher is always welcome. Thanks

Mary Ann La Falce

Monday 27th of November 2017

this crab stitch looks a lot like the reverse sc


Wednesday 29th of November 2017

It is Mary.

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