Loop Stitch Photo and Video Tutorial

I will be honest. I do not expect you to use the crochet Loop Stitch everyday. Once you get the hang of it, this stitch becomes quite easy, but it is slow going. That said this stitch is very unique and will give your project a creative touch.

 The loop stitch is exactly what is sounds like. It is a Single Crochet with a 1 inch loop sticking out one side. You can easily swap this stitch out with any Single Crochet of Half Double crochet to add texture to a project.

Where can you use the loop stitch? How about using it for grass or fluffy clouds in a graphgan (afghan made with a graph). Make a play mat for kids with a large swatch of Loop stitches as grass, water or anything else. 

I use the medium swatch pattern of this stitch found below for a page for my Baby Sensory Book. 

The crochet loop stitch is a beautiful stitch that makes loops while crocheting a fabric. Follow the video to photo tutorial to learn this unique crochet stitch. #crochetstitch #stitchtutorial

This stitch is one of the stitches included in the March Texture Madness Crochet A Long. You will be able to find 3 different size sample patterns below. These can be used in my Crochet Sensory Baby Book Pattern and two other patterns included in the Crochet A Long.

You can also join my Facebook group Our Crochet Journey where we share, discuss, help and inspire each other with our crochet and yarn crafts. I would love to see you in our community!

Do you love to crochet? Check out some of my favorite patterns below!

Baby Plaid Cape / My First Shawl / The Woven Cowl

Loop Stitch Sample Swatch Materials

Size 4 Weight Yarn 23-160 yds depending on sample size

Size H Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Stitches and Abbreviations

Ch – Chain

Sc – Single Crochet

R – Row

St(s) – Stitch(es)

Gauge

For a sample swatch the gauge is not important, but if you are using your swatches for the March Texture Madness Crochet A Long you will want to check your gauge.

Gauge is determined by using the Single Rib Stitch.

8 Sts = 2 inches

8 rows = 2 inches

The crochet loop stitch is a beautiful stitch that makes loops while crocheting a fabric. Follow the video to photo tutorial to learn this unique crochet stitch. #crochetstitch #stitchtutorial

How to do a Loop Stitch

This is one of those stitches that are best shown how to do. The loop is going to be made on the back of your work.

The crochet loop stitch is a beautiful stitch that makes loops while crocheting a fabric. Follow the video to photo tutorial to learn this unique crochet stitch. #crochetstitch #stitchtutorial

The crochet loop stitch is a beautiful stitch that makes loops while crocheting a fabric. Follow the video to photo tutorial to learn this unique crochet stitch. #crochetstitch #stitchtutorial

The crochet loop stitch is a beautiful stitch that makes loops while crocheting a fabric. Follow the video to photo tutorial to learn this unique crochet stitch. #crochetstitch #stitchtutorial The crochet loop stitch is a beautiful stitch that makes loops while crocheting a fabric. Follow the video to photo tutorial to learn this unique crochet stitch. #crochetstitch #stitchtutorial The crochet loop stitch is a beautiful stitch that makes loops while crocheting a fabric. Follow the video to photo tutorial to learn this unique crochet stitch. #crochetstitch #stitchtutorial The crochet loop stitch is a beautiful stitch that makes loops while crocheting a fabric. Follow the video to photo tutorial to learn this unique crochet stitch. #crochetstitch #stitchtutorial

In the last two photos, I do not show it, but I leave my finger in the loop until the loop stitch is completely made, then remove my finger.

I find that waiting until the stitch is completely made will give me more even sized loops. 

Loop Stitch Stitch Video Tutorial

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Starting Chain

When working the Yarn Over Slip Stitch can start with any number of chains. Please note that I do not count my turning chain as a stitch.

Large (Blanket) 12 inch Swatch we will chain 47.

Medium (Book) 8 inch Swatch we will chain 28.

Small (Block) 4 inch swatch we will chain 17.

Yarn Over Slip Stitch Swatch Pattern

 

Note: I do not count my turning chain as a stitch.

Ch 17, 28, or 47 depending on the size sample swatch you would like to make.

 

R1: Sc in the second Ch from the hook and each Ch across.

R2-?: Ch1, turn, Sc in the first st, Work a loop stitch into each stitch until the last st. Sc in the last stitch.

You will continue repeating Rows 1 and 2 until your project is as big as you would like it to be.

 

For the 12 inch square work until you have a total of 54 rows.

To make a 8 inch square work until you have a total of 30 rows.

For the 4 inch square work until you have a total of 16 rows. 

The crochet loop stitch is a beautiful stitch that makes loops while crocheting a fabric. Follow the video to photo tutorial to learn this unique crochet stitch. #crochetstitch #stitchtutorial

Single Crochet Border 

Ch1, working down the side of the rows, Sc into the side of each row, Ch1, turn at the corner, Sc in the bottom of each St across, Ch1, turn at the corner,  working down the side of the rows, Sc into the side of each row, Ch1 , turn at the corner, Sc in the top of each St. Ch1 slip stitch to the first Sc of the border row.

Now your sample square is complete and ready to be used in one of the three March Texture Madness Projects.

Did you like the tutorial? Share your stitch swatches with me on any social media and tag me @Windingroadcrochet, #windingroadcrochet, #ourcrochetjourney. Let me know how you like the stitch in the comments below. Will you use it for a project?

Check out all my free patterns here and see a few of my popular patterns below.

The Seeing Spirals washcloth free crochet pattern is quick, easy and great for beginners. This project works up fast makes a unique spa like washcloth. This is a small project that would make a great gift. #crochet #freepattern #quick #easy #forbeginners #crochetpattern #crochetwashcloth #unique #spa Tassels are so popular right now. They are being used on earrings, blankets, pillows, scarves and so much more. I developed an easy method to make mini tassels to hang from the rim of terra cotta pot. I also include a quick crochet project to use the tassels on. #tassels #embroideryfloss #crochetpattern #tutorial Crochet a beautiful crochet sensory book using sample swatches of different crochet textures. This is a fun project that lets you learn new crochet stitches and you end up with a family heirloom for your children. This free crochet pattern helps you make the book cover and there are links to all the crochet stitch tutorials I used for the center pages. This sensory book makes a wonderful gift for any baby or toddler. #crochetpattern #crochetforbabies

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2 Comments

  1. Sue

    July 5, 2019 at 7:02 am

    Good morning to you Lindsey
    First of all, thank you so much for the detailed explanations of all the different patterns used. Since I am sure you would like to know, I think a gremlin jumped into the explanation above. This is for the loop stitch but it refers to the yarn over slip stitch towards the end of the pattern.

    1. Lindsey

      July 5, 2019 at 8:04 pm

      Thank you for letting me know. I did copy and paste the article and made adjustments so that the format would be the same. It looks like I need to just quickly read through this one again to catch the adjustments I missed.

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