Step-by-step: loop stitch

Loop stitch gets its name from the long loops it leaves behind. Getting the loop stitches’ loops all the same length takes some practice, but when you get the hang of it, the loop stitch is a fun and effective way to finish blankets, cushions and more.

Step 1: Working from the Wrong Side, wrap the yarn from front to back over the index finger of the hand holding the yarn.

Step 2: Insert the hook in the next stitch, pick up the yarn with the hook from behind your index finger, draw it through the stitch.

Step 3: With the loop still on your finger, yrh using the working yarn and draw it through the two loops on the hook.

Step 4: A completed row of loop stitches will look like this from the Right Side of the work.

Why not practice your loop stitch with our gypsy blanket featured in issue 16 and out now! 🙂