Follow This Great Tutorial And Learn 3rd Loop Crochet
Follow this great tutorial and Learn 3rd Loop Crochet.
Basic stitches in crochet have a front loop and back loop. These loops form a V shape at the top of the stitch. See what happens when you learn how to crochet into the 3rd loop, whether you work in rows or in rounds.
Single crochet into the 3rd loop
Some patterns will refer to the third loop when using single crochet. This stitch creates a braided look on the opposite side of your project.
Visit this tutorial, created by Jen Dwyer from Teal and Finch Crochet, on how to single crochet in the 3rd loop!
Half Double Crochet in the 3rd loop AKA Camel Stitch
With a little trick you can transform regular half double crochet stitches into knit like stitches, that are also very stretchy! You will work the Half Double Crochet Stitches hdc stitches as usual, the only difference is that you will insert the hook into a “hidden” 3rd loop!
Check out his great photo tutorial created by Kinga from My Hobby is Crochet. Please click here: How to turn regular HDC stitches into knit alike stitches (working in rows and in rounds, color change and almost invisible seams)
If you prefer video tutorials, then here is another option, created by Lindsey from The Winding Road Crochet:
Double Crochet in the 3rd loop
Double Crochet into the 3rd loop is a variation on the Double Crochet stitch.
Instead of inserting your hook underneath the entire stitch, enter the hook in the center of the stitch, and exit the hook underneath the back loop. This gives you a nice ridged texture on the fabric with little effort!
This Video Tutorial was created by Fandom Knitting and Crochet:
Working in the Round into the 3rd loop
A crocheted piece worked in the round will be a little different from the one worked in rows.
When working in rounds, flip your work vertically. Your crochet piece will look like a beautiful knit stockinette stitch.
These two videos will explain how to locate the 3rd loop while working in the round.
The 1st is created by KT and the Squid, and is crocheted in the 3rd loop of a hdc round:
Alternatively the 2nd video, created by Jean Brittingham, teaches us how to make the Invisible join for hdc in the 3rd loop while working in the round.
Alternative Join Tutorial- Crocheting in the Round
When working in the round, you may end up with an obvious seam. Here is a joining method that may work better for you, in a photo tutorial. This one has been created by Sarah from I Need It Crochet Designs.
Please click here for a direct link: Alternative join tutorial into the 3rd loop
Featured image: Sara from I Need It Crochet Designs- Thank you!!