Question: What does it mean to crochet in the back loop?

What is a back loop stitch?

Stitch Description

The Back Loop Single Crochet is a variation on the traditional Single 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.

What does back loops 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.

What is a slip stitch?

1 : a concealed stitch for sewing folded edges (such as hems) made by alternately running the needle inside the fold and picking up a thread or two from the body of the article. 2 : an unworked stitch especially : a knitting stitch that is shifted from one needle to another without knitting it.

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