Saturday, February 05, 2011

Crochet Ribbing

I'm not exactly a fan of ribbed edges in crochet - the ones where you crochet in the back loop only, with one kind of stitch...that's because, long ago me and my mom only do sc ribbing with cotton threads using small hooks. Aside from it being too tedious, the result didn't look anything like the knitted rib edges that I wanted it to look like. Its too thick, and when it stretches out it doesn't bounce back.
I have here an example of ribbing from a baby crochet project two decades ago.

Though the design is neat, the project turned out too stiff and uncomfortable to wear :(

And here are two samples of my Mom's single-crochet ribbing:

Its a pity, that after all that work on the ribbing it didn't turn out right...
So it stuck with me that I don't like crochet ribbing in garments, and I don't use it in my designs.
But recently, I thought of a crochet design while admiring a picture of a knitted tunic top. I realized there isn't any substitute for crochet ribbing to get the effect that I wanted.
Now that I've learned to use bigger hooks to crochet with threads, I found the right size hook and the right kind of ribbing - I'm liking it so much. Hooray to hdc ribbing!


  1. It looks nice so far. :) I can't wait to see the finished project.

  2. The ribbing does look great! Practice makes perfect!

  3. Congratulations for the improvement! It looks pretty.

  4. Thank you Tina, Lucy and Vik...can't wait to get back to this project ;)


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