How to reverse double crochet

Want to learn how to reverse double crochet? You’re in the right place! Reverse double crochet is the same as standard double crochet, but it’s worked backwards along the row from left to right. This makes it the ideal stitch of choice for adding clean borders and edging to your projects.

Step-by-step reverse double crochet


step 1

To start chain 1.


step 2

Skip the first stitch, then insert your hook from front to back in the next stitch to the right.


step 3

Yarn over, pull up a loop through the stitch, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on your hook. You've created your first reverse double crochet.


step 4

Continue this all the way along your work.

Pro Tip

If you're using this as a border and going around corners, place two reverse double crochets (rdc) into the corner stitches.

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I am a crochet mad, Instagram loving creator from London with a background in portrait photography. I started @calm.homemade to create a craft diary and a safe space to open up conversations about mental health and craft as therapy. It’s given me the platform to share my journey and help others feel more understood and less alone through the power of crochet. Crochet has really helped me heal and become more mindful, I hope this blog can help you find your calm through crochet.