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How to Add Crochet Ribbing - EASY Tutorial (Right & Left Hand)

Crochet Regan Slouch Beanie

Happy September! I can't believe how quickly and sloooowly this year has gone by! This video was on my to-do for FOREVER.

I was able to record this while working on my Granny Cardigan (which is still in the works).

I use to add ribbing after I have crocheted the ribbing part separately but then it got to be a pain so I started to crochet it on after I've completed a project.

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For this tutorial specifically, I was adding the Hem to the bottom of the cardigan (in case you're not sure what's going on in the video). Don't forget to subscibe and follow me on You Tube so that you don't miss the release of the cardigan!

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Okay, so this is based on SINGLE CROCHET stitch ribbing. Having said that, let's start!


Your Project

Same Yarn

1-2 Hook Sizes SMALLER (totally personal preference)

Stitch Marker


ch - Chain

sl st - Slip Stitch

st(s) - Stitch(es)

sc - Single Crochet

tbl - Through Back Loop


If you need to fasten on, go ahead and do that.

If your edge is a raw edge, working one row of single crochet stitches will help this process and look much cleaner.

This means if your edge is on the side of your work as opposed to working from the last round/row where you have stitches you can work into.

Foundation: ch as many sts as you need +1 (Let's say 9) for the length of your ribbing or the width (depending on what you're working on). 1sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch back to the base. sl st in each of the next 2 sts (on your project). PLACE MARKER ON THE VERY NEXT ST (3RD). Turn. (8 sts)

Row 1: Sk the 2 sl sts, 1sc tbl of every st across. (8 sts), ch1, turn

Row 2: 1sc tbl of every st across. (8 sts), sl st in each of the next 2 sts (STARTING AT THE STITCH MARKER). Remove Marker and place it in the next st. This is how you know where to work you sl sts when you come back to the base of your ribbing.

Repeat rows 1 & 2 until you're done with your project. Fasten off and weave in ends as necessary.



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