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.
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.
You may also be interested in the following information:
- 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.
- When working on continuous, particularly for amigurumi, you can alternate or use loop stitches all the way.
- 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
- 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.