Friday, October 3, 2008

Reverse Sc aka the Crab stitch

Many crocheters have difficulty with this stitch, but you need to try it because it is really fun. I use it pretty often. Ok, the photo above is a typical sc if you are right handed, and you are working from right to left. (let me know if anyone out there needs left handed photos and I'll do that in another post)
Above, this project is worked in rounds, and if you are doing a regular sc, the next logical place to put the next stitch is in the marked sc beginning the next round. But, we're not going to do that because we are working in reverse.

Above, instead of going into the marked st to the left, I am inserting the hook in the stitch just worked to the right. (working in the reverse....)

Above, just like a regular sc, I inserted the hook, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through both loops on hook. The only difference is where I put the stitch (to the right instead of to the left). Here is the first rev sc stitch completed.

Above, here is starting the next rev sc in the next available stitch to the right...

Above, here is 7 rev sc. Yes, it is lumpy. Ya know how crabs walk sideways? This sorta feels like that. This is what it is supposed to look like. Enjoy!


Anna Bananas said...

Thanks for showing this - I just had to do this stitch and was so baffled...I struggled through it and now I love the stitch! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Please post pictures of a left handed person doing the Reverse SC aka the Crab stitch". I have always admired the stitch when my right handed crocheter friends work it but I have to see it done by a true left hander to understand how to accomplish it.