Learn How To Create Single Crochet Loop Stitches
Learn how to create these Single Crochet Loop Stitches and add them to your skill set. Learning this technique will give you more options in the future, which makes our craft more fun and versatile. Which is ALWAYS a good thing.
Working with both Front and Back Loop Stitches, will leave a horizontal bar exposed on your crochet fabric, it will also make your project much more elastic and stretchy. In amigurumi, it can also change the entire shape of your project.
You can crochet in the Front and Back Loop only, in any crochet stitch. The same pattern, worked in different loops, looks totally different!
We have different tutorials for each of the following stitches and their abbreviations, in different posts on our web site. Commonly abbreviated as flo and blo.
Back Loop Abbreviations
- Single crochet stitch sc tbl or/ sc in BL / sc blo
- Half double crochet stitch hdc BLO or/ hdc tbl or/ hdc in BLO or/ hdc BL
- Double crochet stitch dc BLO or/ dc tbl or/ dc in BL or/ dc BL
- Treble stitch tr BLO or/ tr tbl or/tr in BL or/ tr BL
Front Loop Abbreviations
- Single crochet stitch sc tfl or/ sc in FL / sc fl
- Half double crochet stitch hdc FLO or/ hdc tbl or/ hdc in FLO or/ hdc FL
- Double crochet stitch dc FLO or/ dc tbl or/ dc in FL or/ dc FL
- Treble stitch tr FLO or/ tr tbl or/tr in FL or/ tr FL
There is a huge choice of tutorials for this technique on the web, and obviously some are better than others. I have searched and searched for what I think are the ones which make it easiest for us and which give the most clarity.
I have also chosen both a video tutorial and a photo tutorial with written details, so hopefully there is something for everyone.
The first tutorial has been created by Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby at Shibagyz Designz. His tutorial method of changing the color of the yarn is invaluable to actually seeing the stitches and his photo tutorial and written guidelines are absolutely spot on. Please click here to connect direct: One Loop, Two Loop, Front Loop, Back Loop Tutorial
Alternatively here are 2 videos by June Gilbank of Planet June, which are both excellent. You can also check out her full tutorial directly from her website. Please click here: Front Loops, Back loops, Both Loops Tutorial.
Right Handed Tutorial
Left Handed Tutorial
Featured Image-Sigoni at Sigoni Macaroni – many thanks!
Featured Written and Photo Tutorial-Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby at Shibagyz Design-many thanks!
Featured Video Tutorials-June Gilbank of Planet June-many thanks!