How does one achieve a stretchy brim to a hat with crochet? The Crochet Ribbing Stitch, that’s how! This stitch, comprised of Half Double Crochet (hdc) and Camel Half Double Crochet (camel hdc) stitches, will prove to come in handy for several types of projects. Half Double Crochet stitches are more wiggly than double or single crochet which makes them the prefect in-between stitch for the occasion. Follow along with this photo tutorial and be sure to check out the patterns that feature this crochet ribbing at the end!
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca (50% alpaca; 50% wool; 216 yards [198 meters]/100 grams): Sweet Nectar Mix
Hook/Needles: US size G/6 (4.0mm);
st(s) – stitch(es)
ch – chain stitch
sl st – slip stitch
camel hdc – camel half double crochet
Camel hdc: Yo, insert hook in next st, but not though the front OR back loop, but instead an extra loop that is behind the next st, yo, drap up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 3 loops on hook.
Ch 27 (multiples of 1 + 1)
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc in next 25 sts. Turn work.
Row 2: Sl st in next 26 sts. Turn work. (26 sts)
Row 3: Ch1, camel hdc in same st,
(Yo, insert hook in next st, but not though the front OR back loop, but instead an extra loop that is behind the next st, yo, drap up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 3 loops on hook).
Camel hdc in next 25 sts. Turn work.
Row 2 – 3 until you reach your desired length.
It seems like a easy stitch to do. I’m glad I learned how to do the ribbing stitch. Thank you
I have never used this stitch before but it is nice and easy. I really appreciate a stitch I don’t have to struggle to understand and redo over and over especially since I’m left handed, it’s always harder for us lefty’s. Thank you
I love the Crochet Ribbing Stitch and will be using it for my next project 🙂