Working into the Front Loop

Standard term:  Working into the Front Loop

Standard abbreviation: FL

FLO - Front loop only
tfl - Through front loop

A method that can be used with any type of stitch. Instead of working under both bars of the stitch of the row below as usual, the stitches are worked into the front bar only, leaving the back bar unworked.

This creates a less stable, more flexible fabric and when working in rows differs from working in the back loop by leaving a neater, small bar (the unworked stitches) to the back of the work.


 1.  This example shows a treble (USA - double) crochet being worked.  Instead to inserting the hook into the stitch in the normal way, lift only the front section and leave the back part unworked as indicated.
2.  Wrap the yarn around the hook and then insert the hook under the front bar of the stitch only.
 3.  Pull the yarn through the front loop.

 4.  Wrap the yarn around the hook and pull through the first 2 loops on the hook.
 5.  Wrap the yarn around the hook again and pull through the remaining 2 loops on the hook to complete the stitch.