Crab Stitch

Facts & handy tips

In this video we will show you how to work in Crab Stitch, this stitch creates a really neat decorative edging.

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Step By Step

Step 201


Draw the yarn through the first edge stitch just like you would if working a single crochet edging.

Step 202


Chain 1 stitch.

Step 203


Take your crochet hook through the stitch to the right of your first stitch. (This may feel a little bit weird as normally you work from right to left with a crochet edging).

Step 204


Draw the yarn through the edge stitch, just like a normal single crochet stitch.

Step 205


Wrap the yarn around the hook once more.

Step 206


Draw the yarn through both loops on the hook. You have completed your first crab stitch!

Step 207


Keep working in this way from left to right across the edge of your work to make your crab stitch edging.

This is how you do it

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