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Friday, May 15, 2009

A really cool article on that arrived in my email about crochet. (Part 2)

In our CrochetMe More enewsletter, we have started a series on where to put the hook to create different fabric effects (if you're not signed up for CrochetMe More, head on over to the right side of your screen and click on "Get Our Enewsletter"). We're starting out with back-loop only (blo).

This is what double crochet looks like when worked through both loops:


And this is what it looks like when worked through the back loop only:


It makes a cool-looking ridged fabric that has more stretch than double crochet worked through both loops.

Here's how you do it. This is the top of the stitches:


This is how you make a regular double crochet, worked through both loops:


This is how you make double crochet through the back loop only:


Simple, eh?

To make the Big-Bow Cardigan from the cover of our Winter issue, you work single crochet blo.

Happy looping,


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