The Double Loop Stitch – Pattern Description
The Double Loop Stitch is a two-row repeat crochet pattern that creates a fluffy textured fabric on one side and a flat, dense pattern on the other side.
The loose double loops are created at the back of the work and add visual interest to your work. It works great for rugs, baby blankets, scarves, and other garments.
This stitch is similar to the single loop stitch except 2 loops are created instead of one loop for every completed stitch. It works great for rugs, baby blankets, scarves, and other garments.
For this pattern, I chose to alternate the double loop rows with double crochet rows to create height for the work and avoid having the loops overlap.
If you want to crochet the classic double loop stitch, simply replace the double crochet rows with rows of single crochet, the fabric will come out denser and the loops will overlap.
Scroll down to watch or read the step-by-step tutorial on how to crochet the double loop stitch.
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- even number of chains required
- 2-row repeat
Pattern written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.
Double Loop Stitch (dlp st) – The double loop stitch is a modified version of the single crochet stitch that is crocheted to create 2 loops at the back of the work.
Before we start, a few tips on how to make the perfect double loop stitch.
Tip 1: Controlling the yarn tension is important, this is how I hold the yarn and I control the tension by holding the yarn tight between the ring finger and little finger.
Tip 2: The size of the loops depends on the length of the yarn that is between the index finger and your work.
To make the same size loops on the row, measure the yarn with your hook before crocheting the loop stitch.
I push the loop on the hook all the way down to where the hook size is printed and measure from there, if you have a different hook design, put a piece of tape on your hook so you can easily calculate how far your finger should be from the work.
Let’s make a double loop stitch (you can also watch the short video on how to do it).
Step 1: Wrap the yarn twice around your left index finger and insert the hook into the next st.
Step 2: From left to right, move the hook under and around the yarn that is between the index finger and work, then insert it behind the 2 loops on the index finger (between the finger and the loops).
Step 3: Pull all the loops through the stitch. You will be pulling 3 loops and you will end up with 4 loops on the hook.
Step 4: Place your right thumb over the 3 loops you just pulled and release the 2 loops off your left index finger. Wrap the yarn around the left index finger and hold down the loops with the left middle finger.
Step 5: Take your right thumb off the loops, yo, and pull through all loops on the hook. Your double loop stitch is now complete.
- ch1 at the end of the row does not count as a stitch
- ch3 at the beginning of the row counts as a double crochet
- stitches contained within ** are the repeat section for that row
- if you want a tighter texture, replace the double crochet rows with rows of single crochet stitches
- the loops will be created on the wrong side, the side that is away from you
Starting Chain: The pattern for the double loop stitch requires an even number of chains. Mine has 26ch.
Row 1: dc in 5th ch from hook, dc in each ch until the end of the row, ch1, turn
Row 2: sc in 1st stitch, dlp st in each stitch until you have 1 st left, sc in last st, turn
Row 3: ch3, dc in 2nd st and in each st until the end of the row, ch1, turn
Row 4: sc in 1st stitch, dlp st in each stitch until you have 1 st left, sc in last st, ch1, turn
Repeat rows 3 & 4 until you have the required length
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