Reverse Single Crochet Stitch Tutorial

The reverse single crochet stitch is just what you might expect it to be. Instead of crocheting from right to left, you simply crochet in the opposite direction, from right to left. The reverse single crochet is sometimes known as the crab stitch and creates a lovely twirl effect border.

Reverse single crochet stitch tutorial
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How to reverse single crochet

If you can make the beginner single crochet stitch you can crochet the reverse single crochet stitch. It’s a little strange when you start working in the opposite direction, but its fun and creates an interesting border. You will usually use the reverse single crochet as a border as its not a stitch you would usually work into.

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Reverse Single Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Crochet tutorial info


  • Any yarn
  • Crochet hook recommended for your yarn.


USA Terminology (U.K. translation)

  • ch – Chain
  • sc – Single crochet

Reverse sc video tutorial

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Reversed Single Crochet Photo Tutorial

Make single crochet stitches working to the right, do not work to the left as you usually would.

Reverse Single Crochet Stitch Tutorial

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