Frequent question: What does working in front loops only mean in crochet?

What does it mean to crochet in the front loop?

Stitch Description

The Front Loop Single Crochet is a variation of the basic single crochet stitch. It creates a twined ridge along the surface of the fabric if repeated for several rows. This stitch can be used as an independent element of a pattern, or as a pattern in and of itself, as seen in our sample.

What does it mean to crochet in back loops only?

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.

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