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Parts of a crochet stitch

As a novice in crocheting, you may often find yourself wondering, "where does my crochet hook go next?" following almost every stitch. Unless specified otherwise in a pattern, insert the hook under both top loops. Occasionally, a pattern might instruct you to use the front loop only (flo) or back loop only (blo). In such cases, ensure the "right side" of your piece is facing you, then insert the hook under only one of the top loops. The loop closer to you is the front loop, while the loop further from you is the back loop.


Unless the pattern says otherwise, start a new stitch by inserting the hook under both top loops.
This creates an even look throughout your work.


With the right side of your work facing you, insert the hook under only the front loop.
This will create a ridge on the wrong side of your work.


With the right side of your work facing you, insert the hook under only the back loop.
This will create a ridge on the right side of your work. This technique is often used to make it easier to then attach content to the remaining front loops.
How do you tell where to insert your hook into next?Determining where to insert your hook next depends on your dominant hand. If you're right-handed, the next stitch is to the left of the one you just completed. For left-handed individuals, the next stitch is to the right. In both cases, with the right side of your piece facing you, a finished stitch resembles a vertical V. To locate the insertion point for the next stitch, view your piece from the top down and identify the next horizontal V.

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How many crochet stitches are there?

There are several crochet stitches available, but some of the fundamental and widely used ones include:

Single Crochet: A basic stitch commonly used in various crochet projects, especially in beginner kits like our Woobles kits.

Half-Double Crochet: Slightly taller than the single crochet.

Double Crochet: The tallest among the basic stitches.

Increase Stitch: Essential when crocheting in the round, whether starting with a magic ring or a foundation chain. To execute an increase stitch, you essentially perform two stitches in the next stitch.

Decrease Stitch: The opposite of an increase stitch, commonly used when working in the round. Instead of two stitches in one, you combine two stitches to reduce the size of your crochet project.

These are just a few examples, and numerous other stitches can be explored to create diverse fabrics and textures. Experimenting with different stitches can be a delightful way to discover the variety of fabrics they can produce. Happy crocheting!

what crochet stitch works up the fastest?

If you're aiming for a crochet stitch with a quick working pace, the treble crochet stitch is your optimal choice. It's an excellent option for those seeking to complete projects rapidly. The treble crochet stitch is also known as the triple crochet in North America and double-trefoil in Britain. This straightforward yet efficient stitch lends itself to various applications, whether you're crafting speedy blankets and scarves or intricate designs and embellishments for clothing or home decor items.
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