Reverse Single Crochet (Crab Stitch)

Reverse Single Crochet (RSC), also known as the Crab Stitch, is a great, modern edging for your work. Perfect for everything from blankets to bags, it gives a firm edge with real visual interest. It takes a bit of practice, but it’s worth it. And now there’s a moogly video tutorial!

So as you can see, the Reverse Single Crochet is worked from left to right, and while it takes some practice, it’s a great stitch to have in your arsenal. It is hard to crochet into though, so it’s generally used for edgings and borders. Give it a try! And thanks for watching.

Video Tutorial: Reverse Single Crochet, aka the Crab Stitch! Learn to crochet backwards and make great edgings! #crochetBe sure to check out and like the moogly Facebook page to get the latest updates, links, and sneak peeks. Moogly is also on Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, and now Google+  – come join the fun! Tam[email protected]

 

 

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    Cory says

    Just wanted to let you know–I did a search for crab stitch (in the blog) and didn’t get this tutorial–I had to click from the sidebar. I don’t know if you can tag or reference it so that it shows up, but you might want to. Thanks, I needed the video and I knew it was right here, it was nice to have the resource!

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    Kristin says

    Thank you for such a clear, well done tutorial on how to do a crab stitch. Just what I was looking for!

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    Nancy says

    Tried a few videos and some books before I found your tutorial. Easy to follow, not a lot of extra chatter and I’ve got it now! Thanks!

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    Gillian McM says

    Just watched the reverse crochet video for the umpteenth time for a project I’m doing. I can never remember how to do it because I don’t use it often, but I don’t have to worry, because I can just go back and hear your very nice voice explaining it to me yet again, and you never say, “Sheesh, haven’t you memorized it already??”
    Thanks a million!

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    mary ochoa says

    thank you so much for your tutorial on reverse sc. I have been working on a blanket for my grandson and it called for a reverse sc. I looked everywhere…even a tutorial but they didn’t help. Came on to your website and I got it almost immediately! Yes it does take a little practice but your tutorial was very visual and well explained. Thank you again!

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    Wendy says

    Thanks to your video tutorial for the crab stitch I finally figured out what I was doing wrong! And now that I know how wonderful your videos are, I’m sure I will be back again. Thank you so much for the time you invest in helping fellow crafters learn new things or just maybe learn another way to do something. Thanks again!

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