The chain loop stitch is such a fun stitch! It creates a solid fabric that is a shaggy plush on one side and a smooth back.
I love this stitch! It has a great texture, has a lot of interest built into it and is fun. The shaggy side of the fabric is created by working long chains that are then attached in the back loop only of a double crochet stitch in the row below.
How would you use this crochet stitch? I have used it in bath mats when worked in a cotton yarn. I have also seen it used in washcloths and scrubbies.
This post contains affiliate links. This means that when you make a purchase through one of these links, Rich Textures Crochet will earn a small commission at no additional cost to yourself. Thank you for supporting Rich Textures Crochet!
For this tutorial today I will be using a small amount of Cotton Aran by Paintbox Yarns. It is an aran weight yarn. The hook shown here and in the video below is a wooden streamline hook by Furls Crochet. However you may use any hook and yarn combination you choose.
Don’t forget to check out the video tutorial below!
Chain Loop Crochet Stitch:
This stitch is worked in rows in this tutorial. At the end of each row you will need to chain seven or chain three and turn your work. The chain three does count as a double crochet stitch.
To begin, make a slip knot and then chain your desired number of chains. For this stitch pattern you can chain any number of stitches plus three for your foundation chain. Remember that the chain three will also count as a stitch.
Today I will chain a total of 20 chain stitches.
Work one double crochet stitch into the fourth chain from your hook and into each chain all the way across.
Chain seven (which will form your first loop stitch) and turn your work.
Working in the back loop only, slip stitch into the next stitch, chain seven.
Repeat the above step all the way across working your final slip stitch under both loops on the double crochet.
Chain three (which counts as a double crochet stitch) and turn your work.
Working in the back loop only of the double crochet stitch two rows below, double crochet in the next stitch and in each stitch all the way across.
Chain seven and turn your work.
And that’s it!
For the rest of the pattern, repeat rows two and three for as long as you would like. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Thank you for stopping by! If you enjoyed this stitch tutorial, you may also wish to check out the Fur Stitch | How to Crochet.
See you next Sunday to learn another crochet stitch! Happy crocheting,
The photographs and pattern contained in this document are the property of Rich Textures Crochet.
This pattern is for personal use only.
No unauthorized reproduction, in whole or in part, or distribution of this pattern or content is permitted. ALL FINISHED PRODUCTS from this pattern can be used for local sales and sold online.
Thank you so much for supporting Rich Textures Crochet! To stay in touch or see more great products, be sure to visit me on Facebook and Instagram (Rich Textures Crochet). Thanks again! Happy Crocheting!