Typically, when you crochet you insert your hook under both the front and back loops of the V. But when a pattern asks you to crochet into the back loop, you insert your hook into the back loop only and make your stitch as instructed.
Do you crochet through both loops or just one?
Crocheting in both loops.
This is how amigurumi is usually crocheted and unless the pattern says differently, all crochet stitches should be crocheted around both loops on top of the stitch, inserting the hook under the two loops.
Do you chain one at the end of a single crochet row?
The turning chain usually takes the place of the first stitch of the row except for single crochet rows. For a single crochet, you would work to the end of a row. Turn over your crochet work and make one chain stitch. Now work the first stitch of the new row in your pattern.
Does crochet look the same on both sides?
When you work in rows, you’ll turn your work after every row. This means that you will see both the right and wrong sides of the stitches on alternate rows. The look is the same if you choose to work joined rounds while turning your work.
What does crochet in back loop only mean?
Blo stands for “back loop only.” This is a direction for where you should work the indicated stitch. Single crochet back loop only (or sc blo) indicates that you should insert your hook under the back loop only, not under both loops, when working your next single crochet.
How do you count single rows in crochet?
To count the rows: look at the sides of the fabric and count the single crochet stitches from the bottom to the top. To count the stitches in your swatch, look at the single crochets along the row from left to right. Keep in mind that the turning chain (that you will find on the edge of the row) counts as a stitch.
How many do you chain up for single crochet?
Single crochet: You will work 1 turning chain. Half double crochet: You will work 2 turning chains. Double crochet: You will work 3 turning chains. Treble crochet: You will work 4 turning chains.
What is the right side of single crochet?
When you’re talking about the right or wrong side of a piece of crocheted fabric, the first row of stitches (not counting the foundation chain) is generally considered the right side. You can always distinguish which side of the fabric you’re looking at by locating the tail of the foundation chain.
When crocheting in the round which side is the right side?
Basically, when you are crocheting in a round, the right side is the side facing you.
What is right side of crochet?
The right side of crochet fabric is the side intended to face outward. It is considered “right” because the stitches look cleaner and more defined.