Following is the procedure for looped embroidery stitches. Grasp the yarn with your left hand and, with your right hand, wrap the yarn clockwise around your left index finger to make a loop. Insert the hook into the stitch so there are two loops on the hook. Rotate the hook clockwise in the opposite direction from the way you usually would so it goes over the yarn. Now pass the hook behind the yarn held by your left index finger. Catch both strands with the hook, and pull them both through the stitch. You should now have 3 loops on your hook then pull the strand through all loops on the hook. This is a more secured and slightly stiffer version of the traditional loop embroidery stitch.