Yarn Over Slip Stitch Ribbing

free crochet pattern and video tutorial for this faux knit crochet stitch. It looks super similar to a knitted Fisherman's rib stitch!

This has got to be my favorite crochet ribbing so far! It looks quite similar to a knitted fisherman’s rib stitch (which I have always been a fan of).

free crochet pattern and video tutorial for this faux knit crochet stitch. It looks super similar to a knitted Fisherman's rib stitch!

I tried out this stitch with an aran weight yarn and worsted weight yarn. I’m really happy with the way that the stitch looks and feels with both of these swatches. This stitch gets me excited about designing with fun new textures!

free crochet pattern and video tutorial for this faux knit crochet stitch. It looks super similar to a knitted Fisherman's rib stitch!

Keep scrolling for the written pattern & video tutorial (:


Written Pattern

Materials

  • 5.5 mm crochet hook
  • Red Heart Super Savers yarn in Buff
  • tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

  • Work all but the first and last stitches of a row into the BLO.
  • Work the last stitch of each row into both loops.

Abbreviations (US terms)

BLO – back loop only yarn over slip stitch

ch – chain

st – stitch

yo sl st – yarn over slip stitch

Special Stitches

yo sl st

yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull through all loops on hook

Pattern Instructions

Row 1: ch 1, skip first ch, 9 yo sl st ch 1, turn (10)

Rows 2-10: skip first st, 8 BLO yo sl st,  yo sl st, ch 1, turn (10)

Finish off. Weave in ends.


Video Tutorial


Stitch Overview

This stitch consists of yarn over slip stitches worked in the back loops only. Even though it is a bit less stretchy than the other crochet ribbed stitches I’ve experimented with, it might just be my favorite one so far.

Pros

  • looks a bit like a fisherman’s ribbed knit
  • plush and squishy
  • looks great with a multitude of different yarn weights

Cons

  • Stitches tend to get quite tight. I had to constantly remind myself to keep things extra loose, even when I switched to a larger hook.

Let me know if you have any questions about this pattern, or if you’d like to see a particular type of crochet ribbing explained!

Happy Crocheting!

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2 Replies to “Yarn Over Slip Stitch Ribbing”

  1. Fantastic way to make a fake knit stitch!! It was easy peasy, and it really looks so much like a knit stitch. So much better than the other methods! I used a #6 in Caron Tea Cake yarn and a size 10 mm hook. I’m going to make a nice cozy soft, pull over sweater for late fall/winter. Thank you ever so much!!!!!! 🙂

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