How to make ribbed crochet stitches – Part 1 (video bonus)

Post ribbed crochet stitch

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Ribbed stitches add wonderful texture and some ribbing add stretch to hat bands, cuffs and more.

  • Vertical one sided post stitch ribbing
  • Horizontal double crochet reversible post stitch ribbing

Post stitch does not refer to additional decorative stitching after a piece has been worked. This term refers to stiches worked into the post of another stitch.

How to crochet vertical post stitch ribbing

Work up a test swatch by chaining 27. This is a stitch pattern that has a right side and wrong side. The wrong side is completely flat with all of the texture being on the opposite side.

Row 1: In second chain from hook work a double crochet then continue to work double crochet stitches to end of row to total 25 stitches. Chain one and turn your work.

Row 2: Sc in first stitch. Continue to work a sc in each stitch to end of row. Chain one and turn.

Row 3: *Sc in first stitch. Front post double crochet around next stitch in the post from row 1. * Repeat from * to * to end of row. Chain one and turn.

Row 4: Repeat row 2.

Row 5: repeat row 3.

Or try to make this ribbed crochet dishcloth free pattern here.

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Horizontal double crochet reversible post stitch ribbing

Double crochet ribbing

This ribbed stitch also works into posts rather than the top of the stitch. It creates a highly textured 3D look that is fun for cozy chunky yarn blankets. It is flexible, cozy and inviting. You can use lighter worsted yarn in your designs to add texture to scarves, hats, garments or pillows.

To make a sample swatch chain 20.

Row 1: In second chain from hook work a double crochet and continue to work double crochet stitches all the way across. 18 stitches total.

Do not chain when you turn your work.

Row 2: Working directly into the first post, work a front post double crochet around it. Continue to work front post double crochet stitches across the row. 18 double crochets total. Turn.

Do no chain. Repeat row 2. Keep count of your stitches so you always have 18. The end post can be hard to see but fish around until you find it and work into the post to finish your row.