Crochet Rib Stitch

I recently found that you can create a rib stitch in crochet and I really like it. I have found a few good places to put it to use so wanted to show you how too.

Here I use British terminology so a treble crochet is a US double crochet. Also I am left handed if my pictures are a little backwards…

a b b r e v i a t i o n s :

  • ch/s = chain stitch/es
  • rep = repeat
  • st = stitch
  • tr = treble crochet stitch (yarn over hook, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through (3 loops on hook) yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops (2 loops on hook) yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops)
  • tr/rf = treble crochet round front of stitch post below
  • tr/rb = treble crochet round back of stitch post below
crochet rib 1
tr/rf – (treble round front) insert your hook from front to back to front to work your tr around the post of the stitch below
crochet rib through back
tr/rb –
(treble round back) insert your hook from back to front to back to work your tr around the post of the stitch below

m e t h o d :

row 00 : create a foundation chain of a multiple of 2 + 3

row 01 : skip 3 chs (count as a treble crochet), 1 tr into each of your chs to end, ch 2 and turn

row 02 : *1 tr/rf round your next st, 1 tr/rb round your next st, rep from * to end ch 2, turn

row 03 : * 1tr/rb round your next st, 1 tr/rf round your next st, rep from * to end, ch 2 and turn.

repeat rows 2 and 3 to your desired length

I am looking forward to sharing a few little patterns which use this stitch – I am a fan!