You asked: When you single crochet do you go through both loops?

What does working in both loops mean in crochet?

When stitches are worked through both loops (indicated by the two black lines in the photo below), you insert your hook under the front AND back loop of the stitch you are crocheting into.

Does single crochet look the same on both sides?

Now, back to the Lemon Peel Stitch. As I’m sure you can imagine, this stitch, with it’s alternating single and double crochet stitches creates this beautiful texture pattern that reminds me, well, of lemon peel. The lemon peel stitch is great for blankets and scarves because it looks the exact same on both sides.

What does crochet in back loop only mean?

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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