Last time I did an Internet search for "back loop," I was amazed at how many different ways this simple phrase could be used and interpreted. I found web pages about a wide variety of different topics including windsurfing and knitting. I don't want any crocheters who frequent this website to have to dig too deep to find information about back loops as they pertain to crochet; so, I thought I'd take this opportunity to point out some resources you can use for learning more about them.
- What Does "Back Loop" Mean? -- A simple introduction to the topic of back loops -- with pictures and examples!
- See a Demonstration of Back Loops and Front Loops -- This video is posted at the video.about.com site. The video moves fast, so please don't worry if it takes you several viewings to get all of the information presented. You're welcome to view the video as many times as you need to. While you're there, be sure to check out our other crochet videos too.
- How to Do Back Loop Single Crochet -- Single crochet is a popular stitch to work through the back loops. If you'd like to learn how to do this, our free tutorial shows you how.
- Learn All About Loops in Crochet -- Here at About.com crochet, we love to experiment with working different crochet stitches through different loops, and we've posted bunches of pictures and examples of different things you can do with loops.