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Reverse Single Crochet Stitch Crab Stitch

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The reverse single crochet stitch is a versatile stitch for producing a Bouillon edge to finished projects. You can learn this stitch for the edges of afghans, place-mats, or other square items that need a more substantial edge. This is a simple tutorial.

 

  1. After completing a row of single crochet stitches, do not turn.


    (Completed row of single crochet stitches.)
     
  2. Do not turn the work. Insert the hook back into the 2nd last stitch completed.


     
  3. Yarn over, and pull through the stitch, just as you would for a single crochet.


     
  4. Yarn over again, and pull through the two loops on the hook.


     
  5. Insert the hook into the next stitch.


     
  6. Yarn over, and pull through.


     
  7. Yarn over, and pull through the two loops on the hook.


     
  8. Continue making the reverse single crochet across the row, and the end result is a lovely, coiled style edge to your finished projects.


 

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