The reverse single crochet stitch is a classic border stitch that creates a clean, textured edge to your projects. With no multiple to fuss with, it’s incredibly easy and a great border stitch for beginner’s to learn.
Pair the reverse single crochet stitch with a contrast color of the same project yarn for a border that pops or use the same color for a more blended, clean look. Or choose a completely different yarn for even more contrast. This stitch is very versatile and can be worked with all sorts of yarns.
Supplies used in demonstration video:
- Lily Sugar ‘N Cream Yarn
- 5.5 mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
- Ch chain
- Hk Hook
- Rsc Reverse Single Crochet
- Slst Slip Stitch
- YO Yarn Over
The reverse single crochet is worked in the opposite direction than a normal single crochet. So you will need to add your border yarn at the opposite end from what you normally crochet. For right-handed crocheters, join border yarn at left side of project. For left-handed crocheters, join border yarn at right side of project.
Additional Notes: Ch 1 at beginning of border row does not count as a stitch.
Row 1: Ch 1. In same st as ch 1, work the Rsc as follows: swing hk back and insert in designated stitch. YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through two loops. Cont border by working 1 rsc in each st.