The Live Loop Crochet technique allows us to make beautiful things with beautiful cables and the best thing is that we do it with our crochet hook or crochet hook.
This is a technique created by Sue Perez, who has self-published a book in English about this amazing technique called: Live Loop Cables in Crochet.
Today I want to tell you 5 things you may not know about this technique that uses live loops and that you surely don’t know.
1-It is used to make cables and braids in crochet.
It is a technique used to make cables but in crochet or and with a very neat finishing that imitates knitting.
2-Stitches are left unfinished, as live loops.
Contrary to the way of working the stitches in crochet that we finish them before continuing with the next stitch, here the stitches are not finished in order to make the cable.
The stitches that are used to make the cable are left alive, which means that they are not closed, and we work with them that way. That is where the name “live loop” comes from.
3-Cables are like a knitted section above a crochet fabric background
These cables are like a small section of knitting on a crochet base. Only that although the stitches have the same structure and shape as those made in knitting, they are made with a crochet hook.
4-The cables can move horizontally, vertically, circular and can cross each other.
These cables travel horizontally or vertically on the fabric and can even be made in the shape of a circle. They can also be crossed over each other to form braids. They can be used to create many different shapes and combinations on a crochet base.
5-You can unravel only the cable without touching the rest of the fabric.
If you have not binded off the cables and you have a mistake, you can unravel them and redo them, fixing the problem without unraveling the base of the fabric made with the traditional crochet method.
These are just some curiosities about this Live Loop Crochet technique, but I promise you that it is a fascinating technique with which you can learn a lot and make really unique garments.
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