How to crochet the crab stitch / Reverse single crochet

How to crochet the crab stitch - Reverse single crochet

How to crochet the crab stitch / reverse single crochet

When I learned to do the crab stitch it became my edging of choice for masculine projects. It’s a beautiful edge that isn’t too fussy or frilly which is why I thought it was perfect for projects for men. Crochet has lots of edgings, but most are frilly and so “pretty” for projects that are more contemporary or masculine. Learning the crab stitch is a great alternative.

What makes this a challenging stitch is the fact that it’s done backwards. However, once you get the hang of it, you’ll find it just as easy as going forward.

I would suggest trying it with a swatch first then once you get the hang of it you can use it on an actual project.

Have you used the Crab Stitch / Reverse Single Crochet before? How did it work out? I’d love to hear your experiences with this stitch in the comments below. Where have you used it most?

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  1. glenda Moore says:

    wow, I just never knew there were so many different stitches in cochet….I am not to old to learn something new, thanks glenda

  2. venkarai vasudevan says:

    new stich very interesting thanx

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