How to Single Crochet in the Front & Back Loop Only

In today’s lesson you’ll learn how single crochet (sc) in the front loop only (flo) and the back loop only (blo).  If you haven’t yet learned the basics go check out our first lesson on YouTube.

Lesson #1 will teach the ultimate basic step, HOW TO HOLD THE YARN AND CHAIN

Watch this video until you’ve mastered this step.  It is essential to build on everything else.  This is the hardest part of the learning process.  It takes practise so keep trying until you’re comfortable with your grip and yarn hold.

For my learn to crochet series I will be using Super Bulky weight #6 yarn and a 9mm crochet hook.  You can use any hook and yarn weight but I feel learning with a larger hook and weight yarn is easier.

Yarn used in video series – Sugar Bush Yarns Chill

You can review how to single crochet (sc) in lesson #2

Lesson #2 HOW TO SINGLE CROCHET (SC) AND HOW TO FOUNDATION SINGLE CROCHET (FSC)

This video will show you how to single crochet (sc) with a starting chain and also how to crochet a foundation single crochet (fsc).

Watch todays video here

 

Written Instructions:

Abbreviations:

Back Loop Only – blo

Chain – ch

Front Loop Only – flo

Single Crochet – sc

Repeat – Rep

Stitch(es) –  st (sts)

[ ] – Work step in brackets number of times indicated

Single Crochet in the Front Loop Only

Row 1: Ch 11, work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across, turn—10 sts.

Rows 2-10: Ch 1 (not included as a stitch), work 1 sc in flo of each st across, turn—10 sts.

or pattern may read

Row 2: Ch 1 (not included as a stitch), work 1 sc in the flo of each st across, turn—10 sts.

Rep Row 2 [ 8 more times].

Single Crochet in Back Loop Only

Row 1: Ch 11, work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across, turn—10 sts.

Rows 2-10: Ch 1 (not included as a stitch), work 1 sc in blo of each st across, turn—10 sts.

 


I’m so excited for this series!  Please email with any questions or any requests you have!

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