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Crochet for Beginners - Front & Back Loop Single Crochet Stitches

Hello friends! In our next Crochet for Beginner's Series, you'll learn how to crochet in the front and back loops with a single crochet. I personally love front and back loop stitches and all the texture it brings!

If you haven't seen the first 9 episodes, I recommend you start there!

The Crochet Basics go over how to choose your yarn, hook, and will get you started!

The Basic Crochet Stitches goes over the 4 basic stitches, Slip Stitch, Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Double Crochet and Treble Crochet Stitches.

In this post, you'll learn how to crochet into the back & front loops as well as alternating the two.

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Let's dig in!

The Back Loop Single Crochet is crocheted into the back loops only on both the right and wrong sides. This stitch is great for creating ribbing on your hats and garments!

The Front Loop Single Crochet is crocheted into the front loops (opposite the back loop) on both the right and wrong sides. You would think it's the same as the back loop single crochet but actually it doesn't have that same "ribbing" fabric. It's flat and much thinner than working through the back loops.

The Alternating Front & Back Loop Single Crochet is as it sounds. Just like the previous 2 stitches, but you're alternating between front & back. This stitch pattern requires an even number of chain stitches, plus 1.

Okay! I think that's enough for you to practice on! We'll learn more stitches so don't forget to subscribe to my blog and channel for updates!

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