What does working in back loops only mean in crochet?

Blo stands for “back loop only.” This is a direction for where you should work the indicated stitch. Single crochet back loop only (or sc blo) indicates that you should insert your hook under the back loop only, not under both loops, when working your next single crochet.

How do you crochet in back loops only?

Typically, when you crochet you insert your hook under both the front and back loops of the V. But when a pattern asks you to crochet into the back loop, you insert your hook into the back loop only and make your stitch as instructed. In other words, you skip right over the front loop (as shown in the photo above).

How do you do a back loop only?

Insert the hook through both loops like you would for regular stitches. With the hook in loops of the stitch, identify the one loop closer to you as the front loop and the loop farther from you as the back loop. Now that you see the difference, remove the hook and start crocheting through the back loop.

What is BLdc in crochet?

The Back Loop Double Crochet (BLdc) The Back Loop Double Crochet is a variation on the traditional Double Crochet stitch. The main difference is that instead of inserting your hook underneath the entire stitch, the hook enters the center of the stitch, and exits underneath the back loop.

How do you crochet in front loops only?

To crochet in the front loop of a stitch, insert your crochet hook underneath the front loop only and make the stitch as indicated in your pattern.

How do you count rows in a single crochet back loop?

To count the rows: look at the sides of the fabric and count the single crochet stitches from the bottom to the top. To count the stitches in your swatch, look at the single crochets along the row from left to right. Keep in mind that the turning chain (that you will find on the edge of the row) counts as a stitch.