Single Rib Stitch Crochet Tutorial

The Single Rib stitch is a deep texture that makes a beautiful brim on a hat and can be worked top down or bottom up. It also make a wonderful thick blanket texture. 

This stitch has a wonderful amount of stretch that helps it when used for a hat brim.

The single rib stitch is very easy to do if you know how to front and back post crochet. The only thing to be aware of is that the width of your work will shrink up quite a bit from your first row worked. I will show you this in both the photo and video tutorials. 

 

This is one of the crochet stitches we are learning and using during the March Texture Madness Crochet A Long and I will provide you instructions to make a sample swatch of the Waffle stitch below in 3 different sizes.

These swatch patterns can be used to make any of the three project patterns created by the Crochet A Long.

Materials for Single Rib Stitch Sample Swatch

Size 4 Weight Yarn 23-160 yds depending on sample size

Size H Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Stitches and Abbreviations

Ch – Chain

Sc – Single Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet

FpDc – Front Post Double Crochet

R – Row

St(s) – Stitch(es)

You can learn more about Front Post and Back Post Stitches here.

Gauge

For a sample swatch the gauge is not important, but if you are using your swatches for the March Texture Madness Crochet A Long you will want to check your gauge.

Gauge is determined by using the Single Rib Stitch.

9 Sts = 2 inches

5 rows = 2 inches

Learn to crochet the single rib stitch with this video tutorial and photo tutorial. The single rib stitch is a wonderful thick textured stitch that can be used for hat brims or blankets. Learn to crochet around the edge of your work to create a single crochet border. #crochetstitch #crochetutorial

 

Starting Chain

When working the Single Rib Stitch you will want to any even number of chains. Please note that I do not count my turning chain as a stitch.

For the Large (Blanket) 12 inch Swatch we will chain 52.

For the Medium (Book) 8 inch Swatch we will chain 30.

For the Small (Block) 4 inch swatch we will chain 20.

Single Rib Stitch Video Tutorial

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Right Handed Tutorial

Left Handed Tutorial

Single Rib Stitch Swatch Pattern

Note: I do not count my turning chain as a stitch.

Ch 20, 30, or 52 depending on the size sample swatch you would like to make.

R1: Dc in the third Ch from the hook and ever Ch across.

R2: Ch2, turn, Dc in the first stitch, *FpDc in the next stitch, BpDc in the next stitch* repeat from *to* until the last stitch, Dc in the last stitch.

To continue working this stitch, simply repeat Rows 2 until your project is as long as you would like it to be.

After working 4 rows of just 10 stitches, my sample shark about half an inch.

To make a 12 inch square work until you have a total of 30 rows.

To make a 8 inch square work until you have a total of 17 rows.

To make a 4 inch square work until you have a total of 11 rows. 

With this stitch it is a little hard to count the rows. I recommend you keep working the stitch until your piece simply reaches the measurement you are trying to achieve.

After working 4 rows of just 10 stitches, my sample shark about half an inch.

Learn to crochet the single rib stitch with this video tutorial and photo tutorial. The single rib stitch is a wonderful thick textured stitch that can be used for hat brims or blankets. Learn to crochet around the edge of your work to create a single crochet border. #crochetstitch #crochetutorial

Single Crochet Border

For all three projects for the March Texture Madness Crochet A Long, it is helpful to have a single crochet border around the edge of your sample. With this stitch I found it easiest to work one single crochet into each stitch on the top and bottom rows. For the sides of the sample swatch I alternated working 2 Single crochet into the side of a Double crochet in one row, and only 1 Single Crochet into the side of the Double Crochet of the next row. 

This help compensate for the slightly shorter stitches caused by the Front Post Double Crochet.

I hope you liked this stitch tutorial. Make sure you check back in a few days for the next Stitch Tutorial of the March Texture Madness Crochet A Long.

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