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).
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!
Keep scrolling for the written pattern & video tutorial (:
- 5.5 mm crochet hook
- Red Heart Super Savers yarn in Buff
- tapestry needle
- 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
yo sl st
yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull through all loops on hook
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.
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.
- looks a bit like a fisherman’s ribbed knit
- plush and squishy
- looks great with a multitude of different yarn weights
- 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!
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