Week 12 of The 50 Stitches crochet along features the Loop stitch. The Loop stitch is popular in the making of amigurumi and rugs. If you cut the top of the loops it becomes the Fur stitch which creates beautiful shaggy fur for the amigurumi.
This stitch needs you to hold your yarn a different way to usual, and the end result looks different too, so don’t be worried about the odd looking stitch being created.
You can find the links for all the squares in the crochet along here. The free pattern is below, but if you’d like the ad free printable version, it is available either as part of my Lifetime Pattern Pass, or you can purchase it on its own for £5 from Ravelry
This pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below.
Single crochet (sc) = double crochet
I highly recommend watching the video to see how to form the loop for this stitch.
You will need a 3.5mm hook for this square
Start by making a foundation chain of 31
Row 1. Sc in the 3rd chain from your hook (turning chain counts as a stitch). Sc in each stitch across – 30 stitches
Row 2. Chain 1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), sc in the first stitch Make a loop stitch in each stitch across. In final stitch sc.
To make a loop stitch, insert your hook into the next chain. Wrap the working thread around 2 fingers, or pull up a loop with your index finger. position your hook under the yarn closest to your work, (Yarn is laying on top of your hook, now)
Catch the 2nd strand on your hook and draw both strands through your stitch. You will have 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all loops.
Row 3. Chain 1 and sc in the first stitch. Sc in each stitch across – 30 stitches
Rows 4- 24. Repeat rows 2 and 3.
You will have 12 rows of single crochet and 12 rows of loops. Ending with a row of loops
Sc in each stitch across the top and bottom. Make 1 single crochet in the side of each row except rows 1, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 24 where you will make 2 sc in the side of the row.
You should have 30 sc down each side, plus an extra stitch in each corner for the turn. This will make your stitch count as 32 stitches across each side and 124 stitches total (remember the extra stitch corner stitch is counted in the stitch count for both sides)
You have now finished your square and join and you can tie off and weave in the ends
You can now add the interlocking border, joining this weeks square to last weeks as you join. You can see how to do this here
If you have any questions about the pattern or the CAL, then come on over to the Facebook group – 50 Stitches where you can show us your completed squares too.