Learn how to crochet faux knit 2×2 rib stitch that looks like 2×2 knit ribbing with this complete photo & video tutorial by Nana’s Crafty Home!
I created this crochet stitch to use for an upcoming pattern release – the Winter Park Hat. I wanted a stitch that would mimic the look of knit 2×2 ribbing with all the stretchiness as well.
I love how stretchy it is – and it really does look like knit!
I will say that this stitch does has a tendency of curling at the edges so it is important you work your slip stitches loosely. However, you may find that you will need to lightly block your end project to ease the curl.
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Patons Chunky Cotton (discontinued)
ch = chain
RS = right side
ehdc = extended half double crochet (see special stitches section below)
blo = back loop only
st = stitch
yo = yarn over
Extended half double crochet (ehdc) : yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 1 loop on hook (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.
Stitch is made with any number of chains to start + 2 for foundation chain
Sample shown is a chain of 27
Row 1: ehdc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped chains do not count as st) and in each ch to end. Turn
Row 2: ch 1, sl st loosely in each st (working in front 3rd loop of ehdc st below to last st, sl st in top 2 loops of ehdc st below. Turn.
Row 3: ch 2 (does not count as st), ehdc in blo of same st, ehdc in blo of each sl st from previous row to last st, ehdc in both loops of last st. Turn.
Continue repeating rows 2 – 3 to size desired.