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Crochet ribbing

Learn how to make crochet ribbing

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In this video tutorial we will show you how to make crochet ribbing. This is a useful technique using single crochet and slip stitch to replicate a knitted rib in crochet.

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In this how-to we will be showing you the process for crochet ribbing. It is worked lengthways, but when turned on its side it resembles a knitted rib. We are using our Shiny Happy Cotton yarn in Hot Pink. Let's get started!

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Here we have already worked a few rows in single crochet. To begin, make a turning chain of 1 stitch - you do this by wrapping the yarn around the hook, and pulling it through the stitch on the hook.

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You are now going to work 1 row in single crochet - you do this by inserting your hook underneath the second stitch from the hook, wrapping the yarn around the hook and pulling it through the stitch. Yarn over the hook again and pull it through the 2 stitches on the hook. Do this for every stitch on this row. For the single crochet how-to, search "single crochet" in the search bar at the top right of this page!

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When you are done with your first row of single crochet, turn your work. You are now going to work 1 row in slip stitch. The important thing to remember here is that you do not make a turning chain for the start of this row. Insert your hook under the first stitch and wrap the yarn around the hook

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Pull the yarn through both loops on the hook. It's important to keep this row of work nice and loose, as if it is too tight it will affect your tension.

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Repeat the slip stitch for every stitch on this row. The picture to the left here shows the piece of work after one row of slip stitch has been worked.

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Turn your work, and make one turning chain.

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Now you are going to work back across your piece in single crochet. If you look at the top of your work, you should be able to see that you have two sets of v's - one is in front of the other.

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In order to work your row of single crochet you are going to go into the back "v" rather than the front "v". Insert your hook under the back "v" and complete a single crochet stitch. Continue working single crochet in the back "v" of every stitch this row. Doing this will create a rib effect on the front of your work.

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After working the last row in single crochet, you can see that a line of "v's" have appeared on the right side of the work. It is starting to assemble ribbing. Keep repeating the 2 rows of slip stitch and single crochet until your work has reached the desired length!

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