Single Crochet Back Loop Patterns

The Back Loop Single Crochet is a variation on the commonly used single crochet stitch. The main difference is that instead of inserting your hook underneath the entire stitch, the hook enters the center of the stitch, and exits underneath the back loop. The best part is that back loop crochet is simple to do and is a great beginner technique to dip into to expand your crochet skills.

Free Crochet Patterns using the Single Crochet Back Loop Stitch

These free crochet patterns were all created using various yarn types, brands and hook sizes... but all use the Single Crochet Back Loop crochet stitch.

Little Jellyfish Crochet Pattern

Little Jellyfish Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 2 – Fine,
  • Hook Size: 2mm,
  • Stitches: Front Loop Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Single Crochet Back Loop, Single Crochet Two Together, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Yellow,
Creepy Crawly Spider Sock Pattern

Creepy Crawly Spider Sock Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: WeCrochet,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 1 – Super Fine,
  • Hook Size: 3.5 mm (E-4),
  • Stitches: Single Crochet, Single Crochet Back Loop, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Black, Orange, White,
Crochet A Christmas Garland

Crochet A Christmas Garland

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Hook Size: 3.5 mm (E-4),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Single Crochet Back Loop, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Green, Neutral,
Diamond Mosaic Blanket

Diamond Mosaic Blanket

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Rowan,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Single Crochet Back Loop,
Ridged Crochet Fingerless Gloves

Ridged Crochet Fingerless Gloves

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: WeCrochet,
  • Yarn Name: Comfy Worsted,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 4.5 mm (7), 5.5 mm (I-9),
  • Stitches: Single Crochet Back Loop,
  • Color: White,
Simple Crochet Ear Warmer

Simple Crochet Ear Warmer

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 3 – Light,
  • Hook Size: 5 mm (H-8),
  • Stitches: Single Crochet Back Loop,
  • Color: Pink, White,
Lagoon Baby Blanket

Lagoon Baby Blanket

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Bernat,
  • Yarn Name: Bundle Up,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 3.75 mm (F-5),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Single Crochet Back Loop,
  • Color: Blue,
Two Tone Ear Warmer

Two Tone Ear Warmer

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Homespun,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5 mm (H-8),
  • Stitches: Single Crochet, Single Crochet Back Loop,
  • Color: Gray, Red,
Ocean Stripes Baby Blanket

Ocean Stripes Baby Blanket

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 1. Basic,
  • Yarn Brand: Bernat,
  • Yarn Name: Blanket Yarn,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 6 – Super Bulky,
  • Hook Size: 9 mm (M/N-13),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Single Crochet Back Loop,
  • Color: Blue, Variegated,
Crochet Mug Rug Coasters

Crochet Mug Rug Coasters

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 1. Basic,
  • Yarn Brand: Hobby Lobby,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 2 – Fine,
  • Hook Size: 3.5 mm (E-4),
  • Stitches: Single Crochet Back Loop,
  • Color: Variegated,
Crochet Christmas Tree Potholder

Crochet Christmas Tree Potholder

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Hobby Lobby,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5 mm (H-8),
  • Stitches: Single Crochet, Single Crochet Back Loop, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Green, Neutral, Red,
Modern Double Thick Crochet Potholders

Modern Double Thick Crochet Potholders

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: WeCrochet,
  • Yarn Name: Dishie,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I-9),
  • Stitches: Single Crochet, Single Crochet Back Loop, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Neutral,
Beach Vibes Crochet Bottle Holder

Beach Vibes Crochet Bottle Holder

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 1. Basic,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Nuboo,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5 mm (H-8),
  • Stitches: Single Crochet, Single Crochet Back Loop,
Hayden Mosaic Bag

Hayden Mosaic Bag

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: WeCrochet,
  • Yarn Name: CotLin,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 3 – Light,
  • Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I-9),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Single Crochet Back Loop,
Rainbow Splash Mosaic Blanket

Rainbow Splash Mosaic Blanket

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5 mm (H-8),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Single Crochet Back Loop,
  • Color: Variegated,
WUA Simple Crochet Rectangle #5

WUA Simple Crochet Rectangle #5

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Paint Box Yarns,
  • Yarn Name: Simply Chunky,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 5 – Bulky,
  • Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I-9),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Single Crochet Back Loop,
  • Color: Yellow,
Neon Rainbow Striped Crochet Hat

Neon Rainbow Striped Crochet Hat

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: Red Heart,
  • Yarn Name: Super Saver,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I-9),
  • Stitches: Herringbone Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Single Crochet Back Loop,
  • Color: Variegated,
Braided Beanie

Braided Beanie

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Feels Like Butta,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Front Loop Single Crochet, Single Crochet Back Loop, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Neutral,
How to Crochet Back Loop Single Crochet

How to Crochet Back Loop Single Crochet

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 1. Basic,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Vanna’s Choice,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5 mm (H-8),
  • Stitches: Single Crochet Back Loop,
  • Color: Green,
An Easy Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern

An Easy Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Vanna’s Choice,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Single Crochet, Single Crochet Back Loop,
  • Color: Neutral,
Newborn Crochet Beanie Hat

Newborn Crochet Beanie Hat

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Loops and Threads,
  • Yarn Name: Cozy Wool,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 6 – Super Bulky,
  • Hook Size: 9 mm (M/N-13),
  • Stitches: Single Crochet, Single Crochet Back Loop,
  • Color: Green,