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Sometimes called crab stitch, this is a lovely decorative stitch for an edging. It’s tricky because you work backward — that’s why it’s a “reverse” stitch.

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  • How to crochet single crochet. Reverse Single Crochet (Rsc) - Step 1
    Step 1

    Chain 1, but do not turn.

  • How to crochet single crochet. Reverse Single Crochet (Rsc) - Step 2
    Step 2

    Insert the hook under the 2 top loops in the first stitch to the right (for left-handed cro- cheters, to the left).

  • How to crochet single crochet. Reverse Single Crochet (Rsc) - Step 3
    Step 3

    Yarnover and draw up a loop.
    Don’t be tempted to draw the yarn through the loop on the hook, which is easy to do by accident! The new loop should be to the left of the loop on the hook (or right, for left-handed folks).

  • How to crochet single crochet. Reverse Single Crochet (Rsc) - Step 4
    Step 4

    Yarnover and draw through the 2 loops on the hook to complete the rsc.
    For the next stitch, insert the hook in the next stitch to the right (or left, for left-handed crochet- ers) and repeat steps 3 and 4. The process twists the top 2 loops of the stitch; this is what forms the decorative edge.

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