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The Front and Back Stitch

Meet the Front and Back Stitch!  It's also called Alternating Single Crochet, but the technique can be applied to other basic stitches.

Working in the front loop only and back loop only creates different textures than standard crochet, where you work in both loops.  Compare this stitch to Single Crochet and Single Crochet Ribbing

You Will Need:

Materials:  I used Hikoo Simpliworsted by Skacel.  Worsted Weight (4).  Superwash wool blend.
Tools:  Since I used Worsted Weight Yarn, I grabbed my trusty H-8/5.0mm
Skills:  Chain (CH), Skip (SK), Single Crochet (SC), Front Loop Only (flo), Back Loop Only (blo)

The Front and Back Stitch

Worked over an even number of stitches with a one row repeat.

Foundation Row:  Chain an even number of stitches.
Row 1:  CH 1, SK 1. SC to end.
(Or, make one row of foundation single crochet)

Row 2:  CH 1, SK 1.  SC 1 blo.  (SC 1 flo, SC 1 blo) to end.

Continue to Repeat Row 2!

The effect is most dramatic with single crochet.  To use with other standard stitches (HDC, DC, etc.), make appropriate turning chain and alternate working in the front loop and the back loop.

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