Learn how to crochet into the back loop of your stitches using this easy, step-by-step tutorial by Claire Montgomerie.
If you have crocheted before, you may already know that, unless a pattern says otherwise, all crochet stitches are worked under both legs of the ‘V’ stitch in your row. There are variations to this where you may be asked to work into only the front, or back, loops of your stitch.
On crochet patterns, you may see ‘through the back loop’ abbreviated to ‘blo’ (back loop only) or sometimes ‘tbl’ (through back loop).
Insert your hook through the centre of the stitch, and under the leg of the ‘v’ shape furthest away from you, then complete your stitch!
And there you have it! This technique creates a really lovely striped texture, and looks great when used to work tapestry crochet.