How to make Crochet Ribbing

OK… I still can’t find my camera…but I will and then there will be lots of new photos…until then try this little crochet exercise on for size.

Ribbing can be made in crochet. I find it works out best when making a flat piece, such as in my sock patterns (Bec Sock…see that post with the photo).

This will make a nice sized swatch and give you some experience.

Yarn: A decent wool or superwash sock yarn or sport weight yarn and a d-g hook (depends on your tension. Remember tight tension? Bigger hook. Loose tension?Smaller hook.)

Base chain: ch 21

row one: hdc into second chain from hook, hdc into each stitch to end of row, ch 1, turn.

row two: hdc into back loop of each stitch, ch 1 and turn

if you were looking down at your stitches from a birds eyeview they look like this < the back loop is the top of the <. Just insert your hook through that part of the stitch.

Row 3: hdc into back loop of each stitch to end of row ch1, turn.  Repeat row 2-3 until you have a swatch you you feel comfortable with.

This is just for practice…then have fun with it!


About thegoldenme

I love crochet and hand-spinning. I am visually impaired, and thus extremely tactile. I love texture and color, and creating things that feel good, and look good has made life richer and warmer.
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