Crochet Faux Knit 2×2 Rib Stitch Photo & Video Tutorial

Nov 30, 2020 | Tutorials

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!

Crochet Faux 2x2 Ribbing Stitch Tutorial

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 started playing around with a combination of extended half double crochet with slip stitches worked in the the front third loop of the ehdc and came up with this stitch!

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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Crochet Faux 2x2 Ribbing Stitch Tutorial

Crochet faux knit 2×2 Rib Stitch Photo Tutorial

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Supplies shown:

Patons Chunky Cotton (discontinued)

Size H (5.0 mm) Streamline Swirl Cookies n Cream crochet hook


ch = chain
RS = right side
ehdc = extended half double crochet (see special stitches section below)
blo = back loop only
st = stitch
yo = yarn over

Special stitches:

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

Crocheting 2x2 Ribbing Stitch Tutorial Process 1

Row 1: ehdc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped chains do not count as st) and in each ch to end.  Turn

Crocheting 2x2 Ribbing Stitch Tutorial Process 2

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.

Crocheting 2x2 Ribbing Stitch Tutorial Process 4
Crocheting 2x2 Ribbing Stitch Tutorial Process 3

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.

Crocheting 2x2 Ribbing Stitch Tutorial Process 5
Crocheting 2x2 Ribbing Stitch Tutorial Process 6

Continue repeating rows 2 – 3 to size desired.

Crochet Faux 2x2 Rib Stitch Tutorial


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