LEARN HOW TO CROCHET THE BACK LOOP SINGLE CROCHET STITCH:
Are you ready to learn how to crochet the back loop single crochet stitch? It’s really just a single crochet stitch, & because of that it falls into the easy crochet stitches category. The only difference is that you will crochet only in the back loop of the stitch & not the whole stitch. To understand this stitch you will have to learn how to find the back loop.This stitch really makes a lovely texture, & are often used for ribbing. You can find it used on the bottom sweaters, mittens & hats. Since it only contains single crochet stitches it’s quite easy to learn.
If you have bought one of my patterns, you might wonder how this crochet stitch is done. The crochet tutorial contains pictures, video & written instructions to make it easy to learn the crochet stitch. Right now I suggest that you learn the stitch & then you should find a crochet project to use it in! You can make you own crochet pattern, but on the bottom of this post I have also included all crochet patterns that are using the Back Loop Single Crochet Stitch!
OTHER CROCHET STITCHES YOU MIGHT WANT TO LEARN:
Before you start learning the crochet stitch for this post, I want to share other crochet stitch tutorials from Joy of Motion. Just click the link & open them in new tabs to learn them later.
Beginner Crochet Stitches:
Easy Crochet Stitches:
Intermediate Crochet Stitches:
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MATERIALS YOU’LL NEED TO LEARN THE BACK LOOP SINGLE CROCHET STITCH:
To follow this crochet tutorial you’ll need a crochet hook. When I crochet I usually use 2 types of crochet hooks. I’ve listed them below:
- Knitpr* – Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks – My first choice as of now is the Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from KnitPro. They opened my world to wood hooks & impressed me with their amazing lightness & how they feel in my hand. Even though they’re not padded, they never give me any strain while using them. I’ve only come across them in sets They are available here:
- KnitPro – Waves Crochet Hooks – Are the crochet hooks I use almost as my favorite. They are padded hooks & are comfortable to crochet with. They are a little heavier than wooden hooks, but the padded comfort is truly amazing. You can purchase these both in sets & alone. They are available here:
- Love Crochet
- Wool Warehouse
- Wool Warehouse (set)
- Amazon (set)
You’re going to need some yarn to follow this crochet tutorial to learn a new crochet stitch. I really do love purchasing my yarn online. Here’s my top yarn resources:
HOW TO CROCHET THE BACK LOOP SINGLE CROCHET STITCH – PICTURE GUIDE:
1. Identify the front & the back loop
For this tutorial I have started to crochet 1 row with chains (11 stitches) & 1 row with single crochet stitches. This is described in “The beginners guide to crochet” parts 1 & 2.
In this picture you can see what the back & front loop is. If you are holding the row with single crochet stitches looking at it from the top you will see two loops, the two loops that you usually crochet through when you do a “normal” single crochet. The one closest to you is the “Front loop” & the one furthest away is the “Back loop”.
For this tutorial you will be crocheting through the “Back loop”.
2. Insert hook in back loop
Insert hook in “Back loop” from front to back.
3. Yarn over
Yarn over from back to front.
4. Draw up a loop
Draw up a loop.
5. Yarn over & pull through both loops on hook
Yarn over & pull through both loops on hook.
I’m jumping a bit quick forward here, but if you are wondering how these two steps that are combined in this picture are done, look at the video & check “The Beginners Guide to Crochet part 2” – instruction number 5 & 6.
HOW TO CROCHET THE BACK LOOP SINGLE CROCHET STITCH – WRITTEN DESCRIPTION:
HOW TO CROCHET THE BACK LOOP SINGLE CROCHET STITCH – VIDEO GUIDE:
This soundless video shows how to crochet the Back Loop Single Crochet Stitch.
Compare this with the written instructions & you should have a feel about how it’s done.
CROCHET PATTERN DESIGNS USING THE BACK LOOP SINGLE CROCHET STITCH:
Click on the picture to view the Crochet Pattern Descriptions.