***Please note that I do say I am using a 4.5mm hook in the video, however it is a 4mm***
You’re going to be loopy for the stitch I’m sharing with you today…. The Loop Stitch.
Bad puns aside, this fun little stitch can be used in a variety of projects giving an unique and interesting texture and you can easily adapt it by making the loops as big or as small as you like. Perfect for adding texture to projects such as cushions and is fab for adding detail to amigurumi. It looks just like long fur!
You can also add more rows in between loops if you wish to make the effect a little more sparse.
It can be a bit tricky to master, but once you’ve got the hang of it, creating the long loops is super fun! I’ve included lots of photographs to help you learn. The best way to master this stitch is to follow both the video and the written pattern together.
Ready to loop the loop?
(don’t worry, the puns stop here)
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MATERIALS & TOOLS NEEDED
Yarn: Deramores Studio Baby Soft DK (mint)
Written in UK terms.
Adapt your loop size by holding your tension finger in different positions. Closer to the work for a smaller loop and further away for a bigger loop.
Adapt the density of the stitches by either changing row 3 to a larger stitch e.g. instead of a double crochet, work a treble crochet row OR you could work 3 rows of double crochet.
Chain (ch): Yarn over, pull through one loop on hook
Double Crochet (dc): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through two loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops.
Loop Stitch (LS): Insert hook into stitch, wrap yarn around index finger and keep finger at the desired length for the loop. Wrap hook clockwise around the yarn (yarn under) laying in front of the index finger and then grab the yarn laying behind the index finger. Pull yarn through stitch (2 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through remaining loops. Remove finger from loop.
LEFT HANDED INSTRUCTIONS FOR LOOP STITCH:
Insert hook into stitch, wrap yarn around index finger and keep finger at the desired length for the loop. Wrap hook anti-clockwise around the yarn (yarn under) laying in front of the index finger and then grab the yarn laying behind the index finger. Pull yarn through stitch (2 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through remaining loops. Remove finger from loop.
Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.
Chain to width of project plus 1 for turning
Row 1: Dc in 2nd ch from hook and across. Turn.
Row 2: 1 ch (does not count as st), LS in each st across. Turn.
Row 3: Dc in first st and across. Turn.
Repeat rows 2 & 3 until you reach your desired height. Finish on a row 2 and tie off.
Row Two Photographs
Row Three Photographs
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