The Loop Stitch – Pattern Description
The Loop Stitch is a two-row repeat crochet pattern constructed with alternate rows of single crochet stitches and loop stitches designed to create a fluffy textured pattern on one side and a flat, dense pattern on the other side. It works great for rugs, baby blankets, scarves and other garments.
Don’t be intimidated by the look of the loop stitch, it’s just a modified single crochet stitch that has a loop created on the wrong side. Once you get used to the steps of making a loop stitch, the process will become automated and you won’t have to count stitches or rows.
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- No multiples required, chain as many as you need
- 2-row repeat
- Deramores Studio Aran in green & brown
- 5mm crochet hook
Pattern written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.
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Loop Stitch (lp st) – A loop stitch is a modified version of the single crochet stitch that is crocheted to create a loop at the back of the work.
Before we start, a few tips on how to make the perfect loop
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 loop 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 gauge how far your finger should be from the work.
Let’s make a loop stitch (you can also watch the short video on how to do it HERE).
Step 1: Insert hook into the next st. Pick up the yarn from the left, then the yarn from the right and pull it through the stitch (you will be pulling 2 loops and you will have 3 loops on the hook).
Step 2: Hold your right index finger over the 2 loops, release the loop off your left index finger.
Wrap the yarn around your right index finger and use the right middle finger to hold down the loop you just created at the back.
Step 3: Take your right index finger off the loops, yo and pull through all 3 loops on the hook. Your loop stitch is now complete.
- ch1 at the end of the row does not count as a stitch
- stitches contained within ** are the repeat section for that row
- the loops will be created on the wrong side, the side that is away from you
Starting Chain: The pattern for the loop stitch does not require a multiple of chains, you can chain as many as you need, keeping in mind you will loose 1ch on the first row. Mine has 23ch.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch until the end of the row, ch1, turn
Row 2: sc in 1st stitch, lp st in each stitch until you have 1 st left, sc in last st, ch1, turn
Row 3: sc in 1st stitch,sc in each st until the end of the row, ch1, turn
Row 4: sc in 1st stitch, lp 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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