Crab Stitch Border – Pattern Description
Looking for a beautiful and simple blanket edging for your project? The Reverse Single Crochet Border also known as The Crab Stitch Border is the one for you.
The Crab Stitch Border is created with single crochet stitches made in reverse (hence why it is called the crab stitch) that creates a twisted ribbon effect around your project.
It doesn’t require a special pattern for corners and that makes it a beginner-friendly pattern that can be adjusted to any project and any shape.
It works great for any kind of edge, from square and rectangle projects such as blankets and afghans, to triangle edges such as shawls or straight edges such as scarves. You can even crochet it on a round edge such as a dress.
I recommend you crochet a base row on your edge before starting the border. Use any plain stitch for your base row, I always make a single crochet row around my blankets before crocheting any border.
If you are making this border for a blanket, check out my base row tutorial for blankets with double crochet rows or base row tutorial for blankets with treble rows to give you an idea of how a base row is made based on the different types of stitches your blanket rows are made with.
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- No multiples required
- 1 row
- Deramores Studio Aran
- 5mm crochet hook
Pattern written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.
|st(s) – stitch(es)||sl st – slip stitch|
|ch – chain||sc – single crochet|
|sk – skip||hdc – half double crochet|
|yo- yarn over||dc – double crochet|
Get Your Supplies
No special stitches are used with this border pattern.
Step 1: Join in any stitch along your border with a slip knot and a ch1.
Step 2: Hold the loop on your hook with your thumb, twist your hook and insert it into the stitch to your right, from front to back.
Step 3: pick up the yarn on the other side and pull up a loop (don’t yarn over, just hook it and pull it through), you will have 2 loops on your hook.
Step 4: Yarn over and pull up through the 2 loops on your hook.
Repeat steps 2-4 in every stitch around your border until you reach the stitch where you joined your yarn.
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