Reverse Single Crochet Stitch

Reverse single crochet stitch or crab stitch is crocheted just like a regular single crochet stitch, but instead of working from right to left, crab stitch is worked from left to right, crocheting each stitch in a stitch on the right of the previous stitch.

Crab stitch is great for giving a nice finished edge to your crochet pieces.


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1. Insert your hook through the stitch on the right of the previous stitch.

2. Grab the yarn with your hook and draw
up a loop.


Tip! I find it easiest not to yarn over as usual, but to grab the yarn moving the hook down over the yarn.


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3. Yarn over and draw through both loops
on the hook.
4. This creates a nice decorative edge.



Video Tutorial

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Right-handed version

Left-handed version

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