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The Crab Stitch has to be, hands down, the easiest border stitch ever! This is a great border for blankets, but would also be good for hats, scarves and other projects.

It has this rolled like texture and works up very quickly!

I have included the written and video tutorial in this post.

And, for anyone wondering what stitch I’m using for the above piece that I’m attaching the border to, it’s the Waffle Stitch. You can find that tutorial HERE

This stitch is also referred to as the reverse single crochet, which describes it perfectly because it is made by doing single crochet around the edges, going the opposite way than normal.

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Written Pattern:

This stitch can be worked on the border of many different things like blankets, scarves and hats. It all follows the same type of pattern and is very simple.

To start, slip stitch you border color of yarn anywhere around the edge of your project.

Now, you will work a single crochet stitch in each stitch BUT you will go in reverse (to the right) instead of to the left.

By simply working a single crochet in each stitch, it will create this rolled texture

At first, it won’t look very much like the crab stitch, but the farther you do it, the better it will look.

Just work a single crochet in each stitch around and slip stitch into the the beginning chain stitch once you reach the beginning and that’s it!

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