From the front, you can see the two strands you are most familiar with. The top loop and bottom loop make up that “V” shape we all know and love. If you flip the chain around to the back though, you will see a third, hidden loop. This is the back bump.
What are back bumps in crochet?
Working into the back bump (sometimes called the “third loop”) of a single crochet forces the top two loops of the single crochet forward. This creates a series of horizontal Vs along the top surface of the border. It adds a nice dimension to the fabric and closely resembles a surface chain stitch.
What is the back ridge in crocheting?
The back ridge loop is the loop in the middle of the stitch on the back side of the chain. The chain is generally the first stitch a new crocheter learns. It’s easy to make, but it does take practice in order to work consistently. Chains that are the same size will give your fabric a nice even edge.
What is a half double stitch in crochet?
The half double crochet (abbreviated hdc) is kind of an oddball stitch. The half double crochet falls in between a single crochet and a double crochet in height, but instead of working off two loops at a time, you draw the yarn through three loops on the hook.