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Crochet Stitches How to crochet Loops {The Loop or Fur Stitch tutorial}

How to crochet the Loops Stitch. 
loop stitch


Also includes Free crochet patterns that use the loops stitch.
 I  wanted to learn how to crochet loops, after someone asked me for a crochet cardigan for baby made with the loops stitch. I had only ever seen a really nice pattern for booties, their cuff made up of these wonderful loops.
 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.

Crochet Stitches How to crochet Loops-free crochet patterns
Special note: IF you are going to be joining worked pieces make sure you keep 1 or 2 stitches at the edges without loops.
    Watch this video to see how the loop stitch is made. 

Now your ready for some loopy Free crochet Patterns 

I love these! 

I LOVE this little baby cardigan made with loop stitch. It is worked up easily from the neck/yoke down and fits perfectly. 


Loop stitch hat and mittens pattern free crochet patterns loops stitch
I just adore this matching loop stitch hat and mittens set. It is available for free here 


Loop stitch slippers pattern free crochet patterns loops stitch

Slippers made using the Loop stitch Perfect Sheep slippers Free Crochet Pattern


Crochet Stitches How to crochet Loops-free crochet patterns

So now I want to make these gorgeous loop stitch booties, I found the Perfect Pattern over @ Hodgepodge






crochet toy patterns-scottie dog-loop stitchHow about this Scottie Dog Toy Crochet Pattern using the fabulous loop stitch to maximun effect.








loop stitch-rug-grass effect rug-childs room crochet patterns-free crochet patterns
Or how about this gorgeous grass effect loop stitch rug! Perfect for the kids room. Where they can squish their feet about in it.

**Please note you need to sign into Lionbrand, but the FREE patterns ARE worth it****
Loop Stitch Rug here





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3 Mini Crochet Succulent Patterns FREE! Crochet Hanging Vines Hearts & trailing Vines in mini pots

A Charming Trio of FREE mini hanging vines and succulent plant crochet patterns!  Are you Looking for easy crochet projects to make when you are bored? Or a quick crochet project during these summer days.  Why not try crocheting your very own succulent plants and hanging vines! With these original and unique FREE Crochet Patterns to crochet hanging plants. 

10 minute Easy Crochet Booties Pattern (Booties that Stay on Little FEET)

The 10-minute Easy Crochet Booties are an easy to follow pattern, making these booties my favourite for making as a gift for a newborn. I love the simplicity of these crochet baby booties and after the birth of my grandson these became the  booties i made the most! as they are cosy and STAY on babies FEET! 

Newborn Baby Crochet Hat Pattern

The most Perfect baby Crochet Hat for Donating to  Hospitals. This easy-to-make newborn crochet hat is perfect for babies just coming out of the hospital or to donate to a Charity. The hats are most definitely crocheted, just using simple basic crochet stitches worked into the back loops of the previous rows, and are so easy to crochet.

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