Learn Advanced Crochet Stitches
Have you worked the crochet loop stitch before? This fascinating crochet stitch can be used to create hair for an amigurumi, a shag fabric perfect for a rug or mat, a fun textured accessory, and so much more.
Working the crochet loop stitch is very similar to crocheting the basic single crochet stitch. But this advanced crochet stitch creates a loop of unworked yarn on the WS of the piece or the side farthest from you as you are working the stitch.
Let's look at how to work the crochet loop stitch.
Row 1: Work the desired number of chains and work a row of single crochet stitches across your foundation chain (fig 1). You can work foundation single crochet stitches in place of the foundation chain and first row of single crochet stitches.
Row 2: *Insert your hook in the next stitch, hold the cardboard or other loop tool in back of the piece, wrap the yarn around the tool and bring the end back toward you, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through the two loops on your hook to complete the single crochet (fig 2); repeat from * across. Slip the cardboard, ruler, dowel, or other tool across your piece as you work, removing it from the last stitches when you reach the end of the row.
Row 3: Single crochet across. The loop stitch is generally worked only on one side, though you can work it on both even and odd rows if you want loops on both sides of your project.
Repeat Rows 2-3 until your piece reaches the desired length.
The crochet loop stitch creates an intriguing textured fabric that is perfect for shag carpets, amigurumi creations, or fabulous accessories.
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