How To: Crochet The Back And Front Loop Single Crochet Stitch - Easy Tutorial

With a few flicks through Pinterest it's plain to see that woven art has quickly become a new trend. Personally, I've not the most experienced weaver, but that wasn't going to stop me from jumping on board the bandwagon and experimenting with my handy crochet hook and a ball of cotton yarn.

After fumbling around for a bit, I suddenly realised that you could easily create an interesting pattern that looks somewhat woven, all just by alternating single crochets in the back and front loops of your work!

The Back & Front Loop Single Crochet Stitch has one of the most pleasant textures I've seen in a while, whilst still remaining a pretty easy crochet stitch to learn, perfect for any crochet newbies to give a go... Just imagine all the lovely (yet simple) cosy blankets and chunky oversized scarves you could crochet using this stitch!

If you're just as invested into your crochet-future as I am, and equally eager about soaking up some extra crochet knowledge, this helpful video will guide you through all the necessary steps to learn the "Back & Front Loop Single Crochet Stitch" (in an easy to follow speed), as you continue on your ever-growing crochet adventure!

Crochet Hook - 5.00mm (H)

Chain in multiples of 2 + 1.

Row 1- Skip 2 ch (counts as 1st sc), 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook. 1 sc in every ch. Turn your work.
Row 2- Ch1 (counts as 1st sc). *1 sc in next st, but only into the back loop. 1 sc in next st, but only into the front loop. Repeat from the * all across. 1 sc in turning ch. Turn your work.

Row 2 until you have reached your desired length.

Are there any other crochet stitches or techniques you'd love to learn?
I'm always open to new ideas and inspiration when it comes to 
sharing crochet with the world!



    Cute and easy. I like it, Olivia.

  2. Love it! How do come up with new stitches? I recently bought a book on crochet stitches but I still find new ones from you all the time!

  3. This is a pretty stitch and so easy! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Thanks for this idea. I recently used alternating back and front loops in half-double crochet for something, and I really like the texture. I got the idea from someone online, but unfortunately can't find where I wrote it down (aging brain + disorganized personality). 😄

  5. I'm working up a washcloth to practice this stitch, & it's so much better than regular single crochet!
    Also, the link on the Youtube tutorial doesn't redirect to this page.

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  7. Nice clear video with no waffling and faffing - excellent. Thank you.

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  9. The lovely wool scarf will appeal to users. I know knitting scarves, and I will try knitting more.