Parts of a Crochet Stitch

Knowing the parts of a crochet stitch are just as important as knowing your crochet tools.

If you don’t know the parts then it’s like building a house and not knowing what to call the door or the window!

Knowing all the parts of a stitch will help you with reading and carrying on through with an instruction when these parts are referred to in a pattern.

In this diagram I will show you what the parts are called and where they are found within the crochet stitch. I am using a chain of US Double Crochet Stitches in this diagram, also known as the UK/AUS/NZ Treble Crochet Stitch.

Parts of a Crochet Stitch

Parts of a Crochet Stitch

Top Loops – These are the two loops that sit on top of a stitch.

Front Loop – This is the top loop of a stitch that is nearest to you when you hold your work.

Back Loop – This is the top loop of a stitch that is furthest from you when you hold your work.

Post – This is the body of a stitch which is in between the top two loops and the base of a stitch. It is sometimes called the ‘stem’.

Front-most Loop – This is the loop of the stitch that can be found at the front of a stitch in the middle of the post. This is the piece of yarn that shows from a yarn over that you did during the middle of crocheting the stitch.

Base – This is the two loops found at the bottom of a stitch.

I hope I have explained this thoroughly enough for you to learn about the parts of a crochet stitch.

All the best,

Paula Daniele

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About Paula

I'm the Crochet Designer, Teacher & Video Producer of Crochet Hooks You.

I taught myself how to crochet when I was a young girl and quickly picked up how to crochet the granny square and got hooked. Read More.

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