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This is a free tutorial for creating the Loop crochet stitch. The tutorial has both photos and videos.
Are you looking for a stitch that really jumps off of the page? Not just a 3-D effect, but a stitch that will really come out of the project? Try the loop stitch! It’s great for fringe, shag, or you can even snip the loops to make doll hair. This stitch is sure to make a great addition to any project.
If you think the loop stitch will be perfect for you, please read below for the full tutorial.
In this crochet tutorial, you will learn how to crochet the loop stitch using photos as well as a detailed video tutorial. This stitch provides extra texture and dimension that makes the crochet stitch look like a natural rug such as a grass field or even pine needles.
In fact, I used the stitch in one of my crochet patterns which is called the Advent Wreath. For that wreath, I used the loop stitch to create a pine needle-like texture around the wreath to make it look more real. Simple single crochet rows would have not provided that extra dimension.
The stitch itself is very easy and fast to crochet. You just need to make sure that the loops are longer when crocheting them that you want them to be in the end. As the loops are created with the single crochet together, you might have a tendency to pull the yarn as you keep crocheting which in return makes the loop shorter. But if you keep your tension consistent and pull the finished loops after, you should be fine.
Although, I do not recommend this stitch as the main stitch for any wearables as it creates too many holes and the project might pull too much making the loops disappear.
Learn how to crochet the Loop Stitch – Photo Tutorial
1. Start by making a chain in the length desired or needed for the project. Then either start with a row of single crochets or start crocheting the loop stitch right away. In order to make the loop stitch, you will wrap your yarn, you use for making your stitches, around your middle finger (if you are holding the yarn like me) and then, insert your hook into the stitch you want the loop stitch to be. Then yarn over around the yarn that is already wrapped around your middle finger to create the loop.
2. Next, you will keep holding the yarn around your finger and pull the just wrapped yarn (around hook) thru the stitch. You will now yarn over again and finish the stitch just like you would for a normal single crochet.
3. Now, you can pull your middle finger out of the loop and let it go. You can now crochet into the next stitch the same way as you just did to create the next loop stitch.
4. After you finish a row of loop stitches, you project should like something similar than mine below.
5. Now, in order to make sure your loops are only on one side, you will now crochet one simple row of single crochet to get back to the starting point of making loop stitches.
6. Now, repeat the above steps to crochet another row of loop stitches. The more rows of loop stitches and in between single crochet rows you crochet the more texture and dimension you see.
If the above picture tutorial was not clear to you, please watch the below video tutorial to help you learn the loop stitch more visually.
How to crochet the Loop Stitch – Video Tutorial
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