I thought there was no way I was going to be able to do it. After a few trys I got the hang of it really easily.
You are just pulling an extra length around your hook/finger before you crochet your stitch.
I had seen several ways to make this stitch and it really is personal preference, Some show you to use a piece of card to loop the yarn around, or a ruler. I personally just prefer using my finger...The main trouble then is getting all the loops the same size, so if uneven loops become an issue to you then perhaps using the cardboard method is a better technique for you to create more even loops.
To practice this stitch I Chained 22
1. Begin with a row of single crochet.(sc) For learning I found it easier to use Single crochet (US) DC (UK)
2. Turn Chain 1 Work 1sc and then insert your hook into the next stitch.
3. With the Yarn over your finger, hold it out high (to your desired length of loop)
Catch the base of the strand at the back of your finger, draw it through the stitch.
4. Catch the base of the back strand again and draw it through the 2 loops
5. Take your finger out of the loop and insert the hook into the next stitch, ready to repeat the process.
Unless you want loops to appear on both sides of your work, make the next row from your basic stitch you are using I was using SC for this tester.
The loops can actually be CUT, , as they will not pull out, This is also an excellent project to use fluffy yarn.
Now your ready for some loopy Free crochet Patterns
I love these!
Slippers made using the Loop stitch Perfect Sheep slippers Free Crochet Pattern
So now I want to make these gorgeous loop stitch booties, I found the Perfect Pattern over @ Hodgepodge
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Loop Stitch Rug here