How to Crochet: Backward Single CrochetBy Candace – 14 Comments
Crocheting backward is very simple to do, and once you learn it, it will open up more possibilities for your crochet. You can work without turning–great for blankets and other projects that get heavy and annoying to turn– or you can turn your work and have a more uniform look to your stitches. It is also a good technique for creating mirror images.
All you need to do is work from back to front as shown below.
Left-handed crocheters can hover over the pictures for a lefty view.
To start a backward single crochet, with your yarn in front of your work, insert your hook into the next stitch from back to front.
Yarn over. (I have found that it does not matter which direction you yarn over in. Choose whatever feels right for you.)
Pull up a loop.
Yarn over and pull through two loops.
There you have it! Have fun experimenting with working backwards, and if you need further help, leave a comment.