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The Front and Back Loop Single Crochet Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #55

How to Crochet the Front and Back Loop Single Crochet Stitch
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About This Stitch Pattern

The Back and Front Loop Single Crochet Stitch is a simple crochet pattern which alternates between the back and front loop single crochet stitch to create a subtly textured fabric. It’s great for an easy afghan, washcloth, or scarf project.

[Video] Stitch Pattern Tutorial

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Techniques Used in this Stitch

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Row Repeat


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 2 + 1

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 2 + 1

  • Row 1: skip 2ch (count as 1sc), 1sc into next and each ch to end, turn
  • Row 2: 1ch (counts as 1sc), skip 1 st, *sc into back loop only of next st, 1sc into front loop only of next st; rep from *ending 1sc into top of tch, turn.
  • Repeat row 2 until you have reached your desired length.

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