Reverse Single Crochet (left-handed version)


[music] Hi. This is June from PlanetJune and today
I’m going to show you how to do a reverse single crochet. Reverse single crochet is also known as crab
stitch and it makes a twisted cord edging around the edge of your
work. It’s very neat and easy to do. This is a lip balm holder, but, as the stitches
are so small, I’m going to demonstrate using a slightly
larger piece. Here’s a crocheted piece that I’ve been working
on. Reverse single crochet is very similar to
a normal single crochet, except instead of working left to right, you actually work back along the row the way
you’ve come. So here I’ve reached the end of my row in
single crochet. I’m going to chain 1, and then, to work my
reverse single crochet edging, I’m going to work back along the way I’ve
come. What you do is insert your hook into the previous
stitch (the last one you worked into), yarn over
and draw up a loop. Now yarn over and draw through both loops
on the hook to complete the stitch. That’s one reverse single crochet completed. So we insert our hook into the previous stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, then yarn over and draw through both loops
on the hook to complete the stitch. It’s exactly the same as a normal single crochet, except you’re inserting your hook back into
the previous stitch before drawing up a loop of yarn. You can see that the edging you create has
no V shapes at the top of the stitches. It’s a finished edging that makes a twisted
cord effect. So we’ll just finish the row: insert your
hook into the previous stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and
draw through both loops on the hook. Insert hook into previous stitch, yarn over
and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both. And that’s reverse single crochet.

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