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Crochet Crab Stitch – Crochet Edging – FREE Crochet Stitch Tutorial

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The crochet Crab Stitch or the Reverse Single Crochet is such a beautiful crochet stitch to finish of crochet projects. The border it creates is really simple, but at the same time looks really good. 

The Crab Stitch edging resembles the look of a rope. 

I’ve used this stitch for the Nordic Textured Coasters, so I thought this was the right occasion to create a tutorial for it. 

 

Let’s dive into the stitch tutorial! 

Crochet Crab Stitch - Crochet Edging - FREE Crochet Stitch Tutorial

 

FOR THIS TUTORIAL I USED:


 

ABBREVIATIONS:


  • crab st = crab stitch
  • reverse sc = reverse single crochet
  • st = stitch(es)

 

NOTES:


  • This pattern is a multiple of 1 stitch & can be used as edging for any crochet project.

 

CROCHET CRAB STITCH / REVERSE SINGLE CROCHET – CROCHET STITCH TUTORIAL:


This stitch works best as an edging on a crochet project.

 

The written instructions are very simple: 

Crochet single crochet stitches in the opposite direction than you normally crochet, from left to right. 

 

Often abbreviated as crab st in patterns or reverse sc. 

 

Crochet crab stitch photo tutorial:

Crochet Crab Stitch - Crochet Edging - FREE Crochet Stitch Tutorial
1. Ready to start the next stitch.

 

Crochet Crab Stitch - Crochet Edging - FREE Crochet Stitch Tutorial
2. Ready to insert the hook into the stitch to the right.

 

Crochet Crab Stitch - Crochet Edging - FREE Crochet Stitch Tutorial
3. Crochet hook inserted into the previous stitch.

 

Crochet Crab Stitch - Crochet Edging - FREE Crochet Stitch Tutorial
4. Yarn over, ready to pull the yarn through.

 

Crochet Crab Stitch - Crochet Edging - FREE Crochet Stitch Tutorial
5. Yarn pulled through the stitch.

 

Crochet Crab Stitch - Crochet Edging - FREE Crochet Stitch Tutorial
6. Yarn over. Place the yarn around the previous stitch for the best result. As seen here, the previous stitch is directly to the left for the yarn over strand.

 

Crochet Crab Stitch - Crochet Edging - FREE Crochet Stitch Tutorial
7. Pull through both loops on hook.

 

Crochet Crab Stitch - Crochet Edging - FREE Crochet Stitch Tutorial
8. You’ve made 1 crab stitch! Repeat all steps to create more.

 

Don’t forget to save this tutorial on Pinterest! 

Crochet Crab Stitch - Crochet Edging - FREE Crochet Stitch Tutorial

 

CROCHET PATTERNS USING THIS STITCH:


 


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