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Video:How to Crochet: Front and Back Loops

with Yvonne

Weaving into front and back loops is an integral part of crocheting. In this how-to video from About.com, get a demonstration on how to weave into the front and back loops.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Crochet: Front and Back Loops

Hi my name is Yvonne, and I'm here with About.com to demonstrate crocheting into the front and back loops.

How to Crochet Front and Back Loops

To crochet into the front and back loops, our materials will be a size i9 crochet hook and worsted weight yarn. To crochet into the front and back loops I will start off with a slipknot and make a chain of a few stitches to work into. This is twelve chains, so I will be working eleven stitches of single crochet. Looking at the top of your stitches, what you'll see is the back loop which is here and the front loop which is here. Again looking at both loops from the top, this is your front loop, under my finger, and this is the back loop under my thumb. And work a single into the front loop, picking up only one of the two loops.

The back loop is sitting behind it unused. I'll repeat that, next stitch, in the front loop only. Picking up one loop as opposed to two. And do that for a couple more. And then, work into the back loop. Ok, now I'm going to work into the back loop, you see that the front loop is left un-worked, again in the back loop. And you can see better where by working in the back loop, the un-worked front loop makes a ridge.

How to Complete Front and Back Loops

And for the last stitch I'm going to work under both. Working into the front loop, you cannot see the un-worked back loop from the front. Working into the back loop, the un-worked front loop makes a ridge,  that you can see from the front. And again, this is a larger sample, with color change to distinguish that this is worked into the back loop, the orange row of stitches, with the front loop un-worked. And then with this still facing, the green is worked into the front loop and you cannot see the back loop from the front.

And that's how you crochet into front and back loops. Thanks for watching and for more information visit about.com

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