Single Rib Crochet Stitch Tutorial

April 25, 2014Allison Murray
The single rib crochet stitch is super simple to do. If you can double crochet and chain you're in business to whip up some awesome crochet texture!

The single rib crochet stitch is super simple to do. If you can double crochet and chain you're in business to whip up some awesome crochet texture!

Have you gotten over crochet for the year? I typically can’t stand crochet when it’s warm out. And since it’s more of a cold weather craft for me, I’m kind of surprised that I’m still happily hooking through April. Then again, it did snow just last week. It was crazy! I had the air conditioner on both the day before and after. But that’s Oklahoma weather for you.

At any rate, I’m still busting out the stitches with my H hook to share with you and hope you’re still feeling it this year. If not, pin it and save it for when you’ve got to kick that heater on again!

The single rib crochet stitch is super simple to do. If you can double crochet and chain you're in business to whip up some awesome crochet texture!

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And unfortunately pictures just don’t do the texture of this stitch justice. So even if you just whip up a swatch to check it out, you really must because it’s fab and the only stitch you need to know is the double crochet. Unless you count the chain, which I guess I don’t :)

Let’s go ahead and get this sucker going. This is super simple and just requires a hook and yarn, both of your choice.

The single rib crochet stitch is super simple to do. If you can double crochet and chain you're in business to whip up some awesome crochet texture!

Chain any number of times (yay no counting!)

The single rib crochet stitch is super simple to do. If you can double crochet and chain you're in business to whip up some awesome crochet texture!

Starting in the fourth chain from the hook, double crochet down the length.

The single rib crochet stitch is super simple to do. If you can double crochet and chain you're in business to whip up some awesome crochet texture!

** Chain three (will act as your first double crochet) and turn.

The single rib crochet stitch is super simple to do. If you can double crochet and chain you're in business to whip up some awesome crochet texture!

First stitch you’re going to go behind the second double crochet of the previous row. Yarn over and complete your double crochet, business as usual.

The single rib crochet stitch is super simple to do. If you can double crochet and chain you're in business to whip up some awesome crochet texture!

Next stitch you’re going to go from the back side of the fabric and stitch around the next double crochet from the previous row. Yarn over and double crochet like you always do.

Repeat over and over until you get to the end.

The single rib crochet stitch is super simple to do. If you can double crochet and chain you're in business to whip up some awesome crochet texture!

As you work, you’ll start to notice that the ribs are forming on your front side. But flip it over and you’ll see that the back side looks exactly the same. Yay for no ugly backside!

The single rib crochet stitch is super simple to do. If you can double crochet and chain you're in business to whip up some awesome crochet texture!

The process is repeated from the ** in the tutorial until you get the length you require. Super duper easy, no?

The single rib crochet stitch is super simple to do. If you can double crochet and chain you're in business to whip up some awesome crochet texture!

Unless you have a cat craft assistant in which case you also need a handful of patience.

The single rib crochet stitch is super simple to do. If you can double crochet and chain you're in business to whip up some awesome crochet texture!

But look at that guy! How could I shoo him away?

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Comments (25)

  • cinti

    April 26, 2014 at 4:28 AM

    great tute, never thought I could do this with crochet. Will try it out soon.

  • Julie

    April 27, 2014 at 6:36 AM

    OOO I love a new crochet stitch to try, and your step by step is so clear. Thanks, pinning for when I get a minute to try it out!

  • Erin

    April 27, 2014 at 7:29 PM

    Cant wait to try.Thanks!!!

  • Janice Moore

    July 9, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    Looks like a fun new stitch; can’t wait to get started.
    By the way I love the black cat.

  • Yvonne Thomas

    July 29, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Great new stitch. I’m still learning stitches and can’t believe there are so many. Would like to use this one to make a Hobo bag.

  • Collette Griffith

    August 8, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    Your cat craft assistant is gorgeous! Too beautiful and helpful to shoo away!! I love it!! Oh, yeah, the stitch is neat too!! ;=)

  • Liubov

    August 17, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Thanks for this great tutorial! Exactly what I was looking for! Was very helpful and easy to understand:)

  • Julie13

    October 1, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Wow! Even though I do not know how to crochet(I am a knitter)this looks amazing

  • Karen

    November 5, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    Thank you sooooo much for this stitch! I absolutely love it! Have to hold back from making too many things in same stitch! Truly awesome!

  • Janell

    November 20, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    Cute stitch and LOVE your kitty assistant

  • Caitlin

    January 6, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    “Yay, no ugly backsides”–I say that while pants shopping!

    I LOVE the hat I made for myself using this stitch last year–it’s soooooo warm and comfortable. So, time to make one for my mom. Thanks for the tutorial!

  • pat holmberg

    January 24, 2015 at 12:42 AM

    I have a huge collection of boxes of yarn of all kinds. I am just now finding time and maybe the energy to try again. I love your tutorial and can’t wait to try this. thanks a million.

  • Ruth

    February 1, 2015 at 8:05 PM

    Cute! Have made a basket weave blanket similar to this, four front/back posts in a row, then switch. Using this back and forth to make an ear warmer/headband, so cute!

  • Victoria

    February 25, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Hi. Isn’t this just FPDC BPDC? Front post/back post double crochet?

    1. Allison Murray

      February 26, 2015 at 3:54 PM

      I suppose it is Victoria!

  • Georgie

    March 29, 2015 at 5:43 AM

    Thankyou thankyou for such a great, easy to follow tutorial. I am a beginner and this was easier than i thought. Looks fantastic. Thanks again.

  • Di

    April 21, 2015 at 6:07 AM

    I just have to try this stitch!
    I see your cat supervises your work. Mine often do, too. I have fifteen, hence my email address.

    1. Allison Murray

      April 21, 2015 at 8:39 AM

      You are so lucky! I would love to be able to have so many pets! My four kitties are amazing. Don’t know what I’d do or who I’d be without them :)0

  • Barb

    April 23, 2015 at 6:11 AM

    Enjoyed this short and useful tutorial. Have just gotten up for the day and have a zillion other things to be doing but had a Pinterest email etc, etc… . Anyway can this be used in the same manner as knit 1 purl 1 ribbing so to have the use as sweater ribbing? Also enjoy your lovely and talented feline assistant. Also have a couple of these.

  • Diana

    July 7, 2015 at 1:45 PM

    Love your black cat too. I’m a cat lover. Thanks.

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  • Katharina

    January 25, 2016 at 5:31 AM

    Your assistant looks exactly like mine, only mine is a girl! :) I have a black and white male, too – so patience is really important! ;) I show the guys your new stitch asap, we will have lots of fun. Thanks a lot! :)

    1. Allison Murray

      January 25, 2016 at 7:49 AM

      It sounds like you’ve got the perfect crafty brood, there :)

  • Barbara Propst

    February 19, 2017 at 11:15 AM

    I can’t wait to try this! Love 😍 it! Thank you!!!

  • Janet Spaun

    June 11, 2018 at 9:34 AM

    Love this stitch, but most of all your gorgeous helpers. I also have 2 little ‘boys’, foster cat brothers, who love to help and have their noses and paws into everything, I call them my ‘wrecking crew’ as they tend to upheave any painting, sewing or crocheting I am involved with, but they are amazing and I love them lots. They adore the crochet blankies I have made over the years, which seem more comforting than any fabric ones.

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