The Back Loop Single Crochet

Stitch Description

The Back Loop Single Crochet is a variation on the traditional Single Crochet stitch. The main difference is that instead of inserting your hook underneath the entire stitch, the hook enters the center of the stitch, and exits underneath the back loop. This creates a nice ridged texture on the fabric with relatively little effort.

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Materials Used

Lion's Pride Woolspun

Woolspun, with an exquisite range of neutrals and vivid classic colors, will quickly become your go-to yarn. The 12-ply construction means that garments drape beautifully and afghans and warm weather accessories have a cushiony soft bounce to them. Sold exclusively at Michaels and

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Crystal Palaces’ Bamboo Crochet Hooks

Crystal Palaces’ Bamboo Crochet Hooks are lovely, and feel great in your hand. These 6 inch crochet hooks are made from specially selected, cured, and finished bamboo for an exceptionally smooth feel. Made in Japan.

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Pattern Instructions

  • Step 1: Insert hook into the center of the stitch, and through the back loop.
  • Step 2: Yo and draw through.
  • Step 3: Yo and draw through last two sts on the hook.

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