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Reverse Single Crochet Stitch tutorial

Hey everyone! It’s been very busy for KnitcroAddict with a lot of new projects, including some guest posting that I will be doing soon. So excited, stay tuned! In the meantime, let’s learn about the reverse single crochet stitch.

I call it the reverse single crochet, but it is also known as a crab stitch. It’s very good for working in the round, or in the row. I mostly use it as a border or edging because of the nice finish it makes.

Here is a quick little tutorial I made to demonstrate with a small basket. I’ll include a video to follow along with.

I’m trying to put more time into smaller projects and crochet stitches as many people have requested that kind of content. I know we’re all probably back logged for weeks on all the garments and tops I’ve made, so hopefully this gives you a little break. I know it will for me!

If you’re looking for more crochet stitch tutorials, make sure to check out my drunken granny stitch tutorial.

Stitches Used & Code

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch
  • YO = yarn over hook

For the normal single crochet you work from the right to left, so for the reverse single crochet you work from left to right.

Step 1 : ch 1, insert hook into first st on the right, grab the yarn and pull up a loop. Check picture A and B below

Step 2 : There are now 2 loops on hook, YO pull through all the loops on the hook. Check picture C and D below

Repeat step 1 and 2 into each st around.

Congratulations! You’ve just added the reverse single crochet stitch to your bag of crochet tricks.

Don’t worry, I’ll using this stitch in some of my future tutorials, so we will definitely get the chance to practice it.

If this tutorial doesn’t quite fulfill your crochet desires, you could always head back into the archives with something like this Crochet Lacy Summer Top

….or this Crochet V-Neck Summer Blouse.