When you work your single crochet stitches into the back loop only on each row, your finished work will have more dimension to it then it does when you work into just the front loop or through both loops. It amazes me how such a subtle change can make a dramatic difference in the outcome of a crochet piece.

Materials and Supplies

Any weight yarn with the appropriate size crochet hook. Our sample was made using worsted weight yarn and a size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook.

sc = single crochet
ch = chain
yo = yarn over

Craft Instructions

You can work any number of stitches but add one to the base chain.

1st row: Sc in second ch from hook and each ch across, turn
2nd row: Ch 1, working through back loop only of previous row, sc in first sc and each sc across, turn.
Repeat 2nd row until work is desired length.

Review: A single crochet stitch is made as follows - insert hook, yo, draw up the loop, yo again, draw the yarn through both loops on your work ending with a single loop remaining on hook.

Printable Instructions

Back Crochet Stitch Patterns