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!