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.
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.
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Loop Stitch Sample Swatch Materials
Size 4 Weight Yarn 23-160 yds depending on sample size
Size H Crochet Hook
Stitches and Abbreviations
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
R – Row
St(s) – Stitch(es)
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
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.
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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Right Handed Tutorial
Left Handed Tutorial
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.
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.
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