How to Make a Single Crochet Back Loop Only Stitch

Single Crochet Back Loop Only Stitch

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Using the single crochet back loop only can give you a ribbed texture to your crochet stitches.

It is also called the Back Loop Single Crochet by some crocheters.

This stitch is easy to make all that you have to do is locate the back loops of the stitches you are working in. They are shown in the picture below with red on them:

Back Loops on a crochet row of stitches

Single Crochet Back Loop Stitch Details

Abbreviationsscble, sc-blo, or blsc
DifficultyEasy
Common NamesSingle Crochet Back Loop Only or Back Loop Single Crochet

Abbreviation for Single Crochet Back Loop Only Stitch

On crochet patterns, single crochet back loop only will be abbreviated as blsc, sc-blo, or scblo.

Video Tutorial

Crochet Patterns Using the Single Crochet Back Loop Only Stitch

Step By Step Guide On How To Make Single Crochet Back Loop Only Stitch With Pictures

Single Crochet Back Loop Only Stitch

Materials

  • Yarn
  • Crochet Hook

Instructions

    1. Once you have your foundation row you can begin the single crochet back loop only on the next row, start by chaining 1.
    2. Insert your hook into the back loop of the 1st stitch crochet hook inserted into the back loop of the 1st stitch when creating a back loop single crochet stitch
    3. Yarn over on your crochet hook and pull up a loop through the back loop (you will have 2 loops on your hook)
    4. Yarn over on your crochet hook again and pull through both loops on the hook. a completed single crochet back loop only stitch
    5. Repeat steps 2 through 4 throughout the row to complete a row of back loop single crochet stitches.

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