The loop stitch is an easy one, but on first glance appears quite fiddly. I thought it might be useful to make a tutorial to help you work through the stitch, so that you can go ahead and make your very own Sheldon the Sheep!
I have made both a video and photo tutorial, as I know I usually have to see both to really understand what goes where!
The first thing to note in the Sheldon pattern is that when working the head and body, I suggest to work in the back loop only. Why? I'm not sure really, it's just the way I've always done it!
Step 1: Put your crochet hook through the back loop of the next stitch, and then yarn over.
Step 2: Next, stick out your index finger that is feeding the yarn. This makes the 'loop' of the loop stitch.
Step 3: Can you see the yarn hanging between my index and middle finger? Catch it with your crochet hook.
Step 4: Pull it through the first loop on the hook. You should then have 3 loop on your hook.
Step 5: Yarn over again.
Step 6: Pull the yarn through all three stitches. And your done! The loop will show on the back of the piece you are working on.