This is a favorite stitch of mine. It’s called the “Long Loop Stitch” and it’s basically like doing broomstick lace, but without the need for a dowl! This stitch is worked over four stitches, and it creates the most beautiful lace. Once you see what incredible texture you can create with this stitch, you won’t be able to stop.
Yarn over, insert hook in first stitch, yarn over, pull thru stitch, and PULL TALL (tr height) (3 loops on hook). **From this point on, it is helpful to keep a finger over the yarn on your hook, to make sure the tall loops do not shorten.**
Yarn over, insert hook in the second stitch, yarn over, pull thru stitch, and PULL TALL (5 loops on hook).
Yarn over, insert hook into third stitch, yarn over, pull thru stitch, and PULL TALL (7 loops on hook).
Yarn over, insert hook into the fourth stitch, yarn over, pull thru stitch, and PULL TALL (9 loops on hook).
Yarn over, pull thru 8 loops (2 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull thru two loops (1 loop on hook). (This forms a “lock” stitch, and counts as a workable stitch.) Using index and thumb, find the center of the loops, and separate as you are able.
Insert hook back thru the center of the 8 long loops you just found. Perform 3 sc thru the center of and around all 8 threads of the tall loops just created. This should create a small hole in the center of the loops.
And you’re done! You can create rows of this stitch, or alternate it with stitch of similar height! The possibilities are endless!
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