The single rib crochet stitch has a good amount of stretch. It would be a good stitch choice for making a winter hat or cuffs on a sweater or mittens.
Note: Both the front and the back of the single rib stitch look the same so it is reversible.
Materials and Supplies
Any weight yarn with the appropriate size crochet hook. Our sample was made using worsted weight yarn and a size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook.
dc = double crochet
ch = chain
rep = repeat
st = stitch
Multiple of 2 stitches (add 2 for base chain)
Dc/rf (raised double crochet at the front of fabric) = Wrap the yarn around the hook, insert the hook from in front and from right to left around the post (stem) of the appropriate stitch and complete the stitch normally.
Dc/rb (raised double crochet at the back of the fabric) = Wrap the yarn around the hook insert the hook from behind and from right to left around the post (stem) of the appropriate stitch and complete stitch normally.
1st row: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch to end.
2nd row: Ch 2 *1dc/rf around next st, 1 dc/rb around next st; rep from * to end of row.
Rep 2nd row.