How to Single Crochet into Back Bump: Stitch Tutorial

by | May 13, 2024

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In this video tutorial, I’m going to show you how to single crochet into back bump when working on your crochet projects. Some people may also refer to this as crocheting in the third loop.

This is a great technique for someone who is looking to learn a new skill whether they are a complete beginner or an experienced crafter. I personally love it and will be including it more in my free patterns.

So if you are looking for different ways to add a nice decorative touch to your handmade items then this crochet tutorial is for you!

 

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What is the difference between back bump and back loop crochet?

When you follow your crochet patterns you may be asked to crochet in front loops or back loops of the stitches. This is not to be mistaken for back bumps (third loops) which are the little bumps on the very back of your single crochet stitches.

Front and back loops form the top of the stitch which looks like the letter ‘V’. Have a closer look at the photo below. You will see I am inserting my crochet hook into the bump which is behind the ‘V’.

 

How to single crochet into back bump stitch tutorial

 

hand showing a crochet stitch

 

Tips on how to single crochet into back bump

Before you get started I would like to share some handy tips that you may find helpful when using this back bump technique. Trust me, they will save you lots of frustration. 🙂

 

Crochet your latest round or row loosely

When working on your latest round or row make sure to work your stitches loosely. And this is especially important for someone who is a tight crocheter. If your stitches are loose you will find it much easier to insert your hook into the back bumps.

 

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Use a smaller crochet hook

If you struggle to insert your crochet hook into the back bumps then I would recommend using a smaller hook. Swapping your hook for one that is one size smaller will make a big difference.

To complete the rest of your project, you can go back to using the larger crochet hook once you are done with crocheting into the back bumps.

 

Finished look of your projects

By crocheting into the back bumps you will create a row of V-shaped horizontal stitches which are in fact the tops of the stitches from the previous round or row. They will look similar to surface crochet stitches.

And if you are not sure what surface stitches are then you can learn more about them in this video tutorial.

 

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Why crochet in the back bump when working on Amigurumi?

You may wonder why to use this technique while working on your Amigurumi projects. Well, I believe there are many ways to incorporate this method into your work.

For example, you can achieve a neat bottom edge when working on the arms or legs of your crochet animals. Or you can create a neat looking edge when crocheting a jumper or a cap for your crochet toy. I have always believed that it’s the small details that count! 🙂

 

Watch the video tutorial

Watch this stitch tutorial that will show you step by step how to single crochet into back bump when working on your crochet projects. I have included both right handed and left handed versions for you.

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Right handed

 

Left handed

 

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You may also like these crochet stitch tutorials

How to crochet invisible decrease in Amigurumi

How to surface crochet slip stitches on Amigurumi

How to crochet a magic ring for Amigurumi

Happy crocheting!

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