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Single Crochet Rib Stitch

The single crochet rib stitch is useful for putting a different edge onto the bottom of your cardigans and sweaters, cuffs or button/button bands etc. use it on babies, children’s or adults crocheted items.

Can also be used for edging on beanie hats, warm fingerless mitts, afghans, baby blankets and shawls.


single crochet rib stitch


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single crochet rib stitch


See many more free crochet stitch instrucions:


lilac rib


Learn how to crochet this stitch with my free written instructions below, scroll down to them.


two rib swatches


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slanting lilac


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Single Crochet Rib Stitch


st.              Stitch(es)
sc/dc.        Single Crochet (Double Crochet UK)
BLO.          Back Loop Only


I used Paintbox Double Knitting yarn and a 5.50mm Clover crochet hook for the sample piece, just to be able to give it some flexibility.

Make an even number chain length + 1.

1st Row – 1sc/dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc/dc in each ch to end. Turn.

Pattern Row – Working in BLO (see abbrev) ch1, 1sc/dc in base of ch1, 1sc/dc in each st to end. Turn.

Rpt Pattern Row to desired length.

If using this stitch for a rib, after crocheting it you will then work in the row ends of one side of your made rib as per pattern instructions.

I have used this pattern for many of my baby items and projects, so hope you enjoy.



single crochet rib stitch



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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.