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Front Loop/Back Loop of Crochet Stitch

Image © 1999 Sandi Marshall
This photo shows the crochet hook inserted into the stitch, ready to crochet in the back loop only of that stitch.

Image © 1999 Sandi Marshall
To help you understand what part of the stitch a pattern is referring to when it says to crochet in back loop only or in front loop only, in this photo, I have outlined back loops in red and have outlined front loops in blue.

Images by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc. Do not redistribute.

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