How to Crochet: Horizontal and Vertical RibbingBy Erin Burger – 10 Comments
A simple way to add texture to garments, accessories or bathroom/kitchen projects is to add ribbing. Both vertical and horizontal ribbing can be created by learning three very easy and helpful techniques.
To make a successful horizontal stitch you simply have to learn where the back loops in a sc, hdc, dc or tc are. Crocheting in Front, Back and Both Loops is a good place to start learning!
Start by chaining any number of chains
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in back loops only of first sc and in each sc across
Repeat Row 2 until appropriate length is reached.
To make a successful vertical ribbing stitch, you have to learn Fpdc and Bpdc, starting here at Front and Back Post Stitches is a good start! Learning those two techniques and practicing the instructions below should help you add some texture to your everyday crochet.
Start by chaining an odd number, plus three more chains
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across
Row 2: ch 2, turn, dc in first dc, fpdc around next dc, (bpdc around next dc, fpdc around next dc) across, ending with a dc in last dc
Row 3: ch 2, turn, dc in first dc, (bpdc around next dc, fpdc around next dc) across, ending with a dc in last dc
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until appropriate length is reached.
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