Texture in Single Crochet: Working into the Front and Back Loops

Connie Lee Lynch, Owner/Designer at CrochEt Cetera by Connie Lee

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8 Videos (25m)
    • Introduction

      0:55
    • Project Overview

      1:16
    • Selecting Yarn

      1:01
    • Tools & Notions

      1:07
    • Pattern Review

      4:31
    • Getting Started

      3:30
    • ...and Texture!

      7:11
    • Finishing Up

      5:57

About This Class

Learn how to single crochet into the front and back loops only to create texture in your crocheting with a simple but timeless scarf. 

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Prerequisites:

Crochet Basics: From Skein to Scarf class recommended or some previous experience with basic crochet techniques like making a starting chain and working into it.

Class Objectives:

  • Review Single Crochet and Pattern Reading
  • Learn to identify and practice working into front and back loops of the single crochet stitch
  • Crochet a scarf!

Suggested Materials:

  • Patons Silk Bamboo or Sport/DK (3) Weight Yarn in Almond or color of choice, 2 skeins (204 yards)
  • H/5.0mm Crochet Hook or size that results in a fabric that YOU like the way looks and feels
  • Scissors
  • Yarn or Tapestry Needle(s)
  • Locking stitch markers (optional)

Resources include written patterns for both projects with photos and charts as well as links to Crochet Guild of America and Craft Yarn Council webpages for students needing further visual aid (i.e. tutorials for left-handed crocheters)

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Connie Lee Lynch

Owner/Designer at CrochEt Cetera by Connie Lee

I'm a yarnaholic. Fiber enthusiast. Artist at heart. A creative being.

My husband might call me a hoarder... but we won't talk about that!

Crochet is my passion, but I also enjoy making jewelry, painting, drawing, cross-stitching, scrapbooking, and even doing a little knitting. Reading, hiking, and simply spending time with my family are also favorite pastimes. My latest obsession? Nail art.

When I was about twelve, my mother made me learn to crochet, which I hated because she had me make a doily, which I saw absolutely no point in! Through high school and college, I found little to no time for crafts of any sort, unfortunately, but after an eleven month deployment with the Army to Kuwait, I realized that I missed it quite a bit. I relearned how to crochet upon my return and did a few custom pieces of jewelry as well, but it wasn't until after I got married in May of 2009 that I really began to get back to my creative roots.

Thanks to my wonderful husband, who is amazingly supportive of my attempt at becoming a starving artist, I have once again fully embraced my love of creating with my hands, primarily in the form of fiber arts. I spend most of my time crocheting (around the housework and whatnot), primarily custom orders and special projects, and have recently discovered the joys of designing my own patterns, which I hope to be the next chapter in my creative journey.

Or that's how it used to be before the latest member of the family came along. Now I spend most of my time chasing after my son, who never EVER stops moving. Even when he sleeps. He probably gets that from me...

But he has only made my passion for crochet grow stronger, perhaps in my desperation to hang on to part of what makes me ME: creativity. 

And I want to share that with YOU.

So come along with me on this little adventure and enjoy!

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