Which loop to crochet under - Front Loop - Back Loop or Both Loops

If there is no indication to go through the front loop of a stitch or back loop, what I do is put my hook below both loops.  The reason is that I find it looks nicer and will be more secure than one loop.   For example,  when I was first learning to crochet, I was following instructions from a leaflet I had purchased.  It was for a shell afghan.  The instructions were telling me to put the hook through the back loop of the single crochet.  By the time I was done, I had big holes with each shell I had made. The shell is a heavy combination of crochet stitches, so it is bound to pull on the individual strand creating big holes.  Going under two strands will keep it more secure and evenly distribute the slack.  That taught me to go through both loops of the single crochet for that pattern and any other pattern that does not have a decorative purpose.  I also recognized that many of the patterns were advising to go through the back or front loop, when there is no decorative purpose. In the end, it all boils down to your personal preference and the combination of stitches that work best for you.


Comments

  1. Agree with you 100% on the back loop, seems it just is not srong enough i like both front and back

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  2. Hello Teresa,

    First of all I want to let you know I am so glad I found you...

    I am a card maker, not the best but my card making has been more successfull than any of my past hobbies.
    My lovely Mother has in the past tried to teach me to knit and crochet but I never had the knack and thought it wasn't for me.

    My Mom is brill, she's made loads of stuff, from sewing my brides maid dress to making beautiful knitted and crocheted garments for my family. She's been doing it for years but till lately I never realised how much talent and time she took to do so....

    As I said I make cards and thought I would love to make a few embelishments to add to my creations and hopped over to youtube for a little help....

    I have to tell you I am totally hooked now, my Mom gave me three balls of wool and a few crochet needles and over the last couple of weeks I have made several flower, a heart and even a cupcake....
    And it's all down to you....So thank you for taking the time to teach, every video I have followed has been amazing, the time you take to show each stitch is wonderful, I can't wait to learn more...

    I have a blog of my own and would like to ask your permission to add an link on my sidebar to you....

    Thanks you Teresa, I am so looking forward to getting better at this art with your wonderful tutorials.
    My eldest has been away from home these last few weeks training to be a prison officer hundreds of miles from the family and with the thought of his job and the weather lately making things harder I have been a Mother with loads on her mind....You have given me a beautiful time taking for want of a better word way to sit and consentrate and come out with something I would never believe I was capable of....

    My Son is home now for the weekend so I can relax till Sunday, I just pray the weather is good for his drive back....

    Hope you don't mind my commenting, I am a novice but my fellow cardmaking friends were so amazed at what I made and I really would love to add a link to you but not sure if I add your youtube link or your blog...

    I visited our local charity shop today, I now have 5 balls of wool to make christmas cupcake presents for my friends, a little popuri and I am good to go with my scented pincushions, I can make one a day so hope to get them all done in time...lol

    Thank you Teresa, hope to speak again soon
    x
    Vicky

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  3. Hello Teresa,

    First of all I want to let you know I am so glad I found you...

    I am a card maker, not the best but my card making has been more successfull than any of my past hobbies.
    My lovely Mother has in the past tried to teach me to knit and crochet but I never had the knack and thought it wasn't for me.

    My Mom is brill, she's made loads of stuff, from sewing my brides maid dress to making beautiful knitted and crocheted garments for my family. She's been doing it for years but till lately I never realised how much talent and time she took to do so....

    As I said I make cards and thought I would love to make a few embelishments to add to my creations and hopped over to youtube for a little help....

    I have to tell you I am totally hooked now, my Mom gave me three balls of wool and a few crochet needles and over the last couple of weeks I have made several flower, a heart and even a cupcake....
    And it's all down to you....So thank you for taking the time to teach, every video I have followed has been amazing, the time you take to show each stitch is wonderful, I can't wait to learn more...

    I have a blog of my own and would like to ask your permission to add an link on my sidebar to you....

    Thanks you Teresa, I am so looking forward to getting better at this art with your wonderful tutorials.
    My eldest has been away from home these last few weeks training to be a prison officer hundreds of miles from the family and with the thought of his job and the weather lately making things harder I have been a Mother with loads on her mind....You have given me a beautiful time taking for want of a better word way to sit and consentrate and come out with something I would never believe I was capable of....

    My Son is home now for the weekend so I can relax till Sunday, I just pray the weather is good for his drive back....

    Hope you don't mind my commenting, I am a novice but my fellow cardmaking friends were so amazed at what I made and I really would love to add a link to you but not sure if I add your youtube link or your blog...

    I visited our local charity shop today, I now have 5 balls of wool to make christmas cupcake presents for my friends, a little popuri and I am good to go with my scented pincushions, I can make one a day so hope to get them all done in time...lol

    Thank you Teresa, hope to speak again soon
    x
    Vicky

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  4. i always go through just the back loop because i like the ''line'' it makes when you crochet, and i have never had any problems with it.

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