An Easier Way to Crochet a Crab Stitch Border

Do you like the look of the crab stitch border, but have trouble making it look neat, or it goes too slowly?

The crab stitch is also called the reverse single crochet stitch, because you crochet backwards, in the opposite direction than you usually do. The resulting stitch creates a wrap-around affect that makes a nice, simple border for crochet projects. Unfortunately, crocheting in reverse can be somewhat awkward, slow, and difficult to maintain your tension. (Watch a crab stitch tutorial here.)

Luckily, you can get the exact same look of the crab stitch by crocheting forward! By adding a simple step to your single crochet stitch, you can make the Forward Crab Stitch.

Watch this short video to learn how to crochet the forward crab stitch:

Put this stitch into practice with these patterns:

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