I have had some people express an interest in knowing where you insert your hook when you are crocheting. For the people who has been following my blog for a while, this will be a subject that we have covered before to some extent in a previous post. To make this subject topic easier to find and for clarification purposes I have decided to give it a post of it’s own.  This way I can place a link for it under the tutorial’s.

Up until this year I would have told you that five different spots you could actually work into a stitch. There is the front loop, back loop, the top of the stitch, in-between the stitches and around posts. If you do not know where to find these spot, I have included a picture diagraming each one below.


This year brought an experience that proved that I will never stop learning new things when it comes to mastering crocheting.  When I was crocheting the an afghan square (Split Single Crochet) I discovered split stitches. When working a split stitch you take your crochet hook and insert the hook between the post of the stitch. (pictured above)  After researching the stitch I discover that this technique is done with all the basic stitches.

So where do you insert your crochet hook when you are crocheting?  To make this as simple as I can, when you are crocheting a regular stitch, you will insert the hook through both loops at the top of the stitch. There will be stitches where you insert the hook in only the back or front hook, but this is what is known as a speciality stitch and is always stated specifically in the pattern. The rule I always follow is that I insert the hook though the top two loops, unless otherwise stated in the pattern.

I hope you have found this tutorial helpful and if there is any subject topic or stitch you would like to see a tutorial on please ask. I would love to help you alone your path to becoming a better crocheter.

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.