|Crochet slip stitch ribbing|
The stitch itself is very simple and is worked exactly like a single crochet back loop only ribbing but uses slip stitches instead of single crochets.
Chain the number you want for your width + 1 for the turning chain (for my sample I used 11 chains, 10 stitches wide plus a turning chain) and then slip stitch into each chain across. You can use any part of the chain you like to work this first row. Once you've worked across, chain 1 and turn, and then slip stitch into every back loop across. (The 'back loop' is always the one farther away from you after you've turned your work.) Then just repeat slip stitching into the back loop on every row until you reach your desired length. It's important to work these stitches loosely and gently tug the fabric into shape every few rows. It will look like it's shrinking a little because the stitches will pull toward each other a bit.
The fabric created from this stitch is dense, thick, and squishy with lots of stretch between rows. It is also completely reversible. It would be perfect for the bottom of a sweater or ribbing for a glove or mitten. I would also use this technique for amigurumi for tank treads.
I joined my example into a little bracelet. It's stretchy enough to easily get on and off and bounces back into a shape to stay right where you want it.
|Perfectly for a bracelet or cuff|
|Cuff laying flat|
And a view of the stretch:
|The stretch is about 1.5 to 2 times the width of the unstretched material|
And one more with altered colors to define the stitches:
|Cotton would be much better to show stitch definition than this acrylic|