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Reverse Single Crochet Stitch Crab Stitch

Learn the crab stitch crochet pattern with this tutorial!

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 to follow, even for beginners. Don't let your projects just be square! Give your rectangular crochet patterns extra flair with this crab stitch crochet border.

How to Crochet the Reverse Single Crochet Stitch (Crab Stitch)

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

  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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I love using reverse single crochet aka the crab stitch. It creates such a nice decorative edge to my work. I really like using it to put a nice edge on basket, bag patterns. I have used it on hats and clothing patterns, but I find it limits how much your piece will stretch.

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