So you can have even more fun knitting in future and the results are even better. Here you'll find knitting tips to download on a regular
basis. These tips - some with descriptive diagrams - can be saved in PDF format, printed and collected.
Basic principles for beginners will be explained as well special professional tricks for those who want to learn more.
|Knitting Tip- Crab Stitch (Reverse Single Crochet)
Crocheted Finishing Edges
If you don't want to finish off your knitting with a knitted facing then a round of
crochet in crab stitch is the perfect solution. This is especially suitable for light
summer pullovers or tops because it gives a lovely light finish.
Crab stitch is simply working a single crochet stitch from left to light, instead of right
to left. The edge is stable and clean-cut but also decorative. The cascade-type of
decreasing at the neckline or armholes are rounded off perfectly with crab stitches. And
if you want to insert a zip a row of crab stitches along the edges is the best groundwork
How it goes
Start with a stitch at the beginning of the row or round to be crocheted.
|1. Insert the hook into the next stitch to the
right from the front to back - angle your hook down and pull through - you now have two
loops on the hook.
||2. Put yarn round hook and pull it through both
Repeat this always working to the right. The round is
finished with a chain stitch to the first stitch. Make sure the edge is not too tight and
not too loose. The rule of thumb is
|When crocheting straight
edges (e.g. a V-neck at the back) there are three knitted stitches between two crab
stitches. Insert the hook alternately on one stitch and between two stitches.
||Beim Umhäkeln von seitlichen Kanten (z.B.
Armausschnitt) liegen zwischen zwei Krebsmaschen 2 Reihen.
Depending on the yarn, sometimes a single round of crab stitches looks a bit scant. There
are two possibilities here: do a round of single crochet first and then crab stitch, or do
two rounds of crab stitch going into the same stitch in both rounds.
Don't be afraid to experiment. A crocheted finishing edge in a contrast colour or a
contrast yarn is often a real eye-catcher.