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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.

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chain loop crochet stitch shown in purple alongside a wooden crochet hook


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!

close up on the chain loop crochet stitch in purple yarn

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.

Row One:

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.

Row Two:

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.

Row Three:

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.


Video Tutorial:

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,


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    1. RichTexturesCrochet says:

      I will! I’m glad you like them 🙂

  2. I’m using this pattern to make a rug for my back door

    1. RichTexturesCrochet says:


  3. Oh my goodness. I am addicted to this stitch. Your tutorials are amazing. I have been using this stitch for “fur” on a mane to a lion (amigurumi) and it makes it even more snuggly. I had to do little adapting and flipping things around to make it work for me in the round but I figured it out. Thank you for your work it has been so helpful!