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Friday, November 23, 2018

How to CROCHET: Knit Look Ribbing "Knit 2, Purl 2" in Rows using the Yarn Over Slip Stitch

In my previous blog posts I have shown you how to crochet the perfect  "Knit 1, Purl 1" Ribbing and the Crochet Stockinette Stitch using the yarn over slip stitch. Now it's time to show you how to crochet the perfect "Knit 2, Purl 2" Ribbing!

How to CROCHET: Knit Look Ribbing "Knit 2, Purl 2" in Rows  using the Yarn Over Slip Stitch

Written Instructions and Pictures Copyright © 2018 Kinga Erdem

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The yarn was provided by Red Heart Yarns. 


Knit Look Crochet Ribbing "Knit 2, Purl 2"

  Even if you don’t know how to knit, this crochet ribbing will fool everyone! It looks so much like the knit rib knit 2 purl 2! This crochet ribbing is reversible, the only difference is that on the right side the V's formed by the stitches are pointing down and on the wrong side they are pointing up. The crochet version is not stretchy as the knitted one, but it is a great option for crocheters to get the knit look in their crochet projects!

 (If you are looking for a stretchy ribbing, try the "Knit 1, Purl 1" Ribbing, linked above!)

Comparing Knit versus Crochet Ribbing “Knit 2 Purl 2”

A: KNIT RIBBING "KNIT 2, PURL 2" in Rows
I have knitted a few rows for you to see the original knit rib. This is how it looks, when stretched out a bit:


Knit Ribbing, Knit 2, Purl 2

To obtain textured vertical ribs, the Knit Ribbing “Knit 2 Purl 2”  is worked 
a) alternating 2 knit sts (the small V's) with 2 purl sts within  the row. 
b) on next row  alternate 2 purl sts with 2 knit sts  within the row ( In other words, knit the purls and purl the knits from previous row.)
Repeat a) and b)

B: CROCHET VERSION:
To make a perfect Crochet Version of the Knit Ribbing “Knit 2 Purl 2” you will crochet in rows, alternating 2 rows of yarn over slip stitches back loops only with 2 rows of yarn over slip sts into 3rd loop at front! 
This will create horizontal ribs, but once you will flip your work on the vertical you will get the vertical knit look ribs! 

So let’s see how to crochet a knit look ribbing "k2, p2"!

For this tutorial I have used Red Heart Soft yarn and a 5 mm crochet Hook! You can use the yarns and hooks of your choice!


STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS USED:
(US Crochet Terms)

Ch: chain

Yo- yarn over hook

Sl st: slip stitch

Yo-slst: yarn over slip stitch See my Tutorial here!

Yo-slst-blo : yarn over slip stitch back loop only

yo-slst into 3rd loop at front: yarn over slip stitch into third loop at front

RS: right side of work

WS: wrong side of work


NOTES:
1) The ch1 at beg of rows will not be counted as a st.

2) Working the first row into the back bumps of chains will create a pretty, finished look of the foundation row.

3) In this tutorial I will show you how to get this ribbing look; I will not show you how to crochet each special stitch used, because for those special stitches I have already made tutorials in previous blog posts!
Please click on the links above to learn how to crochet the yarn over slip stitch, the yarn over slip stitch back loops only and the yarn over slip stitch into 3rd loop at front! 


CROCHET RIBBING "KNIT 2, PURL 2" INSTRUCTIONS:

Start with a foundation chain of your desired length. Add 1 ch to turn. 
For this tutorial I have chained 21.

Row 1: Working entire row into the back bump of chains, yo-slst into 2nd ch from hook and yo-slst into each ch across, turn ( I have 20 sts total)

After you finish the first row, it should look like this:


Row 2 (RS): ch1, yo-slst-blo in each stitch across the row, turn

After you finish the 2nd. row, it should look like this:


Wenn turning your work, before starting on the 3rd. row, it should be like this:


Row 3 (WS): ch1, work yo-slst into 3.rd loop at front in each st across, turn


You see that on this side (wrong side of work)  were formed the 2 "purl" rows and the v-s were pushed to the other side (to the right side) of work. 

Wenn you turn your work to start working on row 4, your piece will look like in the picture below. See, there are 3 rows of V's! You need to push one row of V's to the other side, working row 4 with the yo-slst into 3rd loop at front! 

How to CROCHET: Knit Look Ribbing "Knit 2, Purl 2" in Rows  using the Yarn Over Slip Stitch

Rows 4 (RS): ch1, work yo-slst into 3.rd loop at front in each st across, turn

How to CROCHET: Knit Look Ribbing "Knit 2, Purl 2" in Rows  using the Yarn Over Slip Stitch

Row 5 (WS): ch 1, yo-slst-blo in each stitch across the row, turn
How to CROCHET: Knit Look Ribbing "Knit 2, Purl 2" in Rows  using the Yarn Over Slip Stitch
Row 6 (RS): ch 1, yo-slst-blo in each stitch across the row, turn

How to CROCHET: Knit Look Ribbing "Knit 2, Purl 2" in Rows  using the Yarn Over Slip Stitch

Repeat as rows 3 - 6, always alternating two rows of  yo-slst into 3rd. loop at front with 2 rows of yo-slst-blo!

NOTE: While you crochet, you might forget what kind of row was the last one you have crocheted and you’ll be confused not knowing what kind of row to crochet next!

Don’t worry! Just see the rows you made from both sides of your work!
You know that you have to have 2 rows of knit look sts (the V's) and 2 rows of purl look sts on both side of the work! You will need to push the V's either to the front or to the back of your work.

Supposing that on the back side of your work you have 1 knit look row, you need to push to the back the top of the sts from next row. That means that you will crochet into the 3rd loop at the front to push the sts to the back. 

If you see that on the curent side of work  you have 3 knit rows, you need to push the V-s to the back, working with the yo-slst into 3rd loop at front.

If you see that on the curent side of work  you have 2 knit rows, you will work yo-slst-blo that will keep the 2 knit rows on the curent side.

Supposing that on the back side you have 3 knit look rows, while at the front you have 1 knit look row, you will work the next row into blo! 

After a few row repeats your crochet piece should look like this:

Tutorial: How to CROCHET: Knit Look Ribbing "Knit 2, Purl 2" in Rows  using the Yarn Over Slip Stitch

Flip your work to the vertical and admire your perfect knit look ribbing "2 knit, 2 purl". 

I hope that this tutorial has helped you! 

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Happy Crocheting,
Kinga

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