How to Create Crochet Ribbing

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Learn six eye-catching ribbing styles: post-stitch ribbing, slip-stitch ribbing and more from crochet designer Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby. In this video, Shannon demonstrates how to work the following ribbing patterns:

  • Reversible Vertical Post Stitch Ribbing
  • One-Sided Vertical Post Stitch Ribbing
  • Reversible Horizontal Half Double Crochet Post Stitch Ribbing
  • Reversible Horizontal Double Crochet Post Stitch Ribbing
  • Reversible Horizontal Single Crochet Through the Back Loop Ribbing
  • Slip Stitch Ribbing

Shannon begins by looking at the reversible vertical post stitch ribbing. They note that it’s a very plush fabric worked in double crochet post stitches. Front post and back post double crochet stitches are alternated to create the fabric. Once the first few rows are complete, you can sit back and relax! Front post stitches will be worked into front post stitches. Likewise, back post stitches will be worked into back post stitches. A variation on this ribbing is the one-sided vertical post stitch ribbing, which Shannon demonstrates next.

The remaining ribbings are worked in rows, and then turned on their sides to be used as ribbing fabric. Shannon demonstrates Reversible Horizontal Half Double Crochet Post Stitch Ribbing, Reversible Horizontal Double Crochet Post Stitch Ribbing, and Reversible Horizontal Single Crochet Through the Back Loop Ribbing. After exploring those stitch patterns, they move onto the unicorn of crochet ribbing – the slip stitch ribbing. This ribbing, when complete, looks very similar to a knitted ribbing. Shannon notes that this fabric is very dense, which makes it snap back into shape. They like to use this particular ribbing for projects like wrist warmers, or anything that needs to stretch a great deal to have a nice snug fit.