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How To Crochet Loop Stitch

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A crochet loop stitch is also known as a fur stitch, and the abbreviation for Loop Stitch is LS. With our instructions and videos, let’s learn how to crochet a loop stitch. We also shared some crochet patterns that make use of this stitch.

I discovered these lovely loopy stitches in 2010 when a reader sent me a photo and asked if I knew how to crochet it… I had no idea at the time, but curiosity drove me to learn more and devote some time to practicing and mastering the skill. Here I am, showing you how to crochet it (scroll down for a video demonstration). I’m working on a couple of projects with this crochet loop stitch; more information will be provided soon.

crochet loop stitch

The length of the loop can range from long to short, depending on how long you want it to be. To adjust the length of the loop, wrap the yarn around your finger, a pen, or even a Q-tip stick. The long loop I crocheted by wrapping the yarn around my index finger is shown in the top photo and also in the video below. The bottom photo shows the short loop version, which I created by wrapping the yarn around a disposable chopstick.

There are two ways to crochet it into the stitch: 1 strand over or 2 strands over. Later, I discovered is firmer because the loop is securely tied within the stitch.

The technique is similar to crocheting an SC (single crochet); the only difference is that you wrap the yarn around your finger and pull both strands through the stitch….. watch the video demo for a better illustration.

crochet loop stitch

You may also be interested in the following information:

  1. If you’re crocheting a flat work, alternate each row with a row of loops and a row of single crochet unless you want a loopy look on both sides.
  2. When working on continuous, particularly for amigurumi, you can alternate or use loop stitches all the way.
  3. Cut the loop to make it shaggy, or add beads for a novelty look.

What can the loop stitch be used for? The most common is the floor mat, which can also be a scarf or a sleeper if the loops are on the sleeper, otherwise, it can be used to sweep the floor if the loops are at the bottom…. handbag, amigurumi flower, doll hair… and so on. I believe there are numerous other possibilities… Please tell me what else you can do with these stitches.

Scroll down for the list of crochet patterns that use crochet loops stitch.

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How To Crochet Loop Stitch

WHAT’S NEXT:

  • Start crocheting and share your completed handmade on Facebook and/or Instagram. Remember to tag us, @craftpassion, so that we are able to see them.
  • Pin it to Pinterest for a future To-Crochet List
  • Share with your crochet groups for a crochet-along event.
  • Browse more free crochet patterns to make.
  • Click on the link to our crochet tutorial for beginners if you want to learn more about the basics.

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brascina

Friday 14th of December 2018

do you have a video showing how you do it using the chopstick instead of your finger?

Craft Passion

Friday 14th of December 2018

I only have the video to show it on my finger. As for the chopstick, just imagine looping the yarn on the chopstick instead of the finger and not removing the loops until you finished a few loops of them.

Patti

Friday 18th of March 2016

Thank you so much for posting this pattern. I have gone through all my old boxes of patterns looking for this particular one to make for friends. I made several of them in the 80's for my babies. Thank you again.

Laura

Monday 26th of August 2013

For the hats I made for my boys, I used any brown yarn I had around the house. Infact the beard ended up with a fuzzy yarn and looked similar to hair. Everyone got a kick out of these hats. Fun to make as well.

Nony

Monday 26th of August 2013

....and If you could please make a tutorial on this kine of hat that would be awesome!!!!

Nony

Monday 26th of August 2013

Hi I really love your tutorials, so easy to follow, but I got a question if that's okay. I am trying to make a hat which look like a wig with head-band and loopy hair on top and I was wondering what yarn size should I use???

Craft Passion

Monday 26th of August 2013

I do not have the pattern you are looking for but you can easily convert a basic beanie which used single crochet stitch pattern. Perform loop stitch instead of single crochet on which ever part you want to have the loopy hair look. You will need to follow the yarn size of the basic beanie pattern.