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Textured Stitches Made Easy: Double Loop Stitch Tutorial

Textured Stitches Made Easy: Double Loop Stitch Tutorial

Have you ever tried the double loop stitch? Although not super common in traditional crochet, this stitch is great for creating fur-like texture that’s perfect for amigurumi. This article will walk you through textured stitches made easy: double loop stitch tutorial.

Let’s hop into the tutorial!

Textured Stitches Made Easy: Double Loop Stitch Tutorial

How to Do the Double Loop Stitch

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Image by Chanel of cbfiberworks.
  1. Wrap the yarn twice around whichever finger you use to keep tension.
  2. Insert your hook into the next stitch.
  3. Yarn over and reach up to grab the 2 loops around your tension finger.
    • Pull all 3 loops through.
  4. Yarn over and pull through all the loops as though you’re working a normal single crochet.

Notes About the Double Loop Stitch

This stitch does have some important characteristics to keep in mind:

  • The loops will always be on the ‘back side’ or ‘wrong side’ of the work.
    • If you’re working in the round, like with amigurumi, your work will be inside-out from how you normally work.
    • If you’re working in flat rows, you’ll have to alternate between double loop rows and regular single crochet rows to keep the loops all on one side of the work.
  • Tension with this stitch takes practice!
    • It’s very easy to end up with loose stitches or loops of varying sizes.
    • You can adjust the individual loops a little bit by tugging on them lightly to tighten, but overall small variations in size shouldn’t be noticeable.
  • This stitch uses a lot of yarn!
    • As with most textured stitches, this one will use significantly more yarn than a typical stitch, especially if your loops are large.

What Kinds of Projects Use the Double Loop Stitch

One of the best things about textured stitches is all the wild applications they can be used for!

The double loop stitch creates a soft, almost shag-like texture that can be used for anything from wall hangings to rugs. Or if you’re an amigurumi fanatic like me, you can use it to create super soft fur!

Below is a sneak peak of an upcoming pattern that features this super fun stitch!

hernando the hedgehog sneak peak for textured stitches made easy: double loop stitch tutorial
Image by Chanel of cbfiberworks.

Summary

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And if furry texture isn’t your thing, check out the modified popcorn stitches in my free pattern: the Popcorn Pumpkin.

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