How to… crochet loops

Crochet loops? But isn’t all crochet made up of loops?

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I made a blanket square with a fluffy sheep and learned how to do loop stitch.

It looks tricky, but is pretty easy when you get the hang of it. Here’s how you do it:

1. Start with a row of single/double crochet (whichever you call it)

2. Insert hook in a sc/dc of the previous row.
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3. Wrap yarn around your finger to make a loop.
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4. Insert hook into the loop. image

5. Pull the two strands of the loop through (there should be three loops on your hook)
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6. Wrap yarn around hook…
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7…. and pull through all three loops.
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8. Remove your finger from the loop and admire your loop stitch.
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The loops are made on the side away from you – if you are crocheting in lines, you’ll need to alternate with plain rows.
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Wasn’t that easy? Now you can make your own fluffy sheep!