Knitting & Crocheting All-in-One For Dummies
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Single crochet ribbing is a long strip of very short vertical single crochet rows. Because these rib rows will lay perpendicular to the rows in the body of the finished sweater, you normally make the ribbing first and then work the body of the sweater off the row-end stitches along the long edge of the rib.

Crochet ribbing that’s approximately 2 inches wide:

Use worsted-weight yarn and a size H-8 U.S. hook to chain (ch) 9.

This is your foundation chain.

Single crochet (sc) in the second chain from the hook, and then single crochet in each chain across, turn.

You now have 8 single crochet stitches.

Chain 1 and then single crochet in the back loop of each single crochet across the row, turn.

Chain 1 and then single crochet in the back loop of each single crochet across the row, turn.

Repeat this step until the rib reaches the desired length.

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Pam Allen is a knitwear designer and founder of Quince & Co. Shannon Okey is an author and knitwear designer. Find her at knitgrrl.com. Tracy Barr has been an editor, editorial manager, writer, and consultant on several Dummies books. Marlaina "Marly" Bird hosts her own YouTube channel, where she instructs viewers on knitting and crochet. Susan Brittain is a knitwear pattern designer and writer. Karen Manthey edits crochet diagrams for numerous books, magazines, yarn companies, and designers. Manthey was an editor at All American Crafts for 20 years.

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