How To Back Post Treble Crochet

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Learning how to crochet the back post treble crochet can be an exciting way of creating a unique look for your work.

This tutorial will cover everything you need to know about back post treble crochet, including the materials required, abbreviations used and step-by-step tutorial with photos and video.

With this guide in hand, you’ll have all the information necessary to create beautiful back post treble crochet pieces!

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What is the Back Post Treble Crochet

The back post treble crochet is one of the crochet post stitches and one of the treble crochet post stitches. 

Crocheters often learn the regular treble crochet before the learn the back post treble stitch.

The back post treble crochet is a variation of the normal treble crochet stitch where you crochet the stitch around the post of the stitch on the previous row, otherwise the steps are the same.

You can also crochet front post stitches, where the treble crochet stitch is called the front post treble crochet.

Post stitches are often used instead of traditional stitches to create texture, often combining front and back post stitches to create a fabric that looks like knitting. Often used at the bottom of sweaters and beanies to create crochet ribbing. Post stitches can also be used to crochet cables.

The steps of the Back Post Treble Crochet Stitch:

  1. Yarn over 2 times (yo)
  2. Insert crochet hook from back to front to back again around the post of the stitch on the previous row
  3. Pull up a loop
  4. Yarn over
  5. Pull through the 2 loops on the crochet hook
  6. Yarn over
  7. Pull through 2 loops on the crochet hook
  8. Yarn over
  9. Pull through the last 2 loops on the crochet hook
  10. Repeat steps 1-9 to crochet another back post treble crochet

Materials Needed

To crochet the back post treble crochet you can use any crochet hook size and yarn. If you’re following a crochet pattern, use the crochet hook and yarn suggested.

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Back Post Treble Crochet Stitch Abbreviations

The back post treble crochet is abbreviated BPtr in crochet patterns.

Learn more about crochet abbreviations & find a complete list on our Crochet Abbreviations & Terms post.

Back Post Treble Crochet Chart Symbol

The back post treble crochet chart symbol is related to the treble crochet (tr) stitch chart symbol.

It is a “T” with two lines across it representing the 2 yarn overs you do, like the regular treble crochet stitch. However, it also has a half circle to the left representing that it’s worked around the back post.

It will be turned in the direction it will lay in your finished crochet work.

Photo showing the BPtr crochet stitch chart symbol.

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Back Post Treble Crochet Stitch Tutorial

In this photo tutorial (shown right handed) you will see how to crochet a back post treble crochet stitch.

Grab a crochet hook in your right hand, make a slip knot and crochet chains.

Back Post Treble Step By Step Photo Tutorial

1. Identify the post of the stitch

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The first step of learning the back post treble crochet is to know where to insert the crochet hook and what the post of the crochet stitch is.

Directly below the crochet hook, you have the second to last stitch of the previous row. On the photo we have stretched the crocheted fabric a bit to show two gaps on either side of it, this is where you will insert the crochet hook to work around the post of the stitch.

The post of the crochet stitch is the bottom part of it, that isn’t the loop part of it you would usually insert the crochet hook into.

2. Yarn over two times

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To start the back post treble crochet, yarn over twice from back to front.

3. Insert crochet hook from back to front

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Insert hook between the first and second stitch from back to front.

4. Insert crochet hook from front to back

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Insert the crochet hook between the next two stitches from front to back.

5. Yarn over

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Place the yarn over the crochet hook from front to back.

6. Pull up a loop

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Pull up a loop, you have 4 loops on the crochet hook.

7. Yarn over

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Yarn over from front to back.

8. Pull through 2 loops

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Pull yarn through 2 loops.

9. Yarn over

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Yarn over from back to front.

10. Pull through 2 loops

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Pull yarn through 2 loops. You have 2 loops left on the crochet hook.

11. Yarn over

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Yarn over from back to front.

12. Pull yarn through 2 loops and you are finished

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Pull yarn through the last 2 loops on the crochet hook.

You have now finished a BPtr around the stitch post of the previous row.

Repeat steps 2-12 to crochet more BPtr stitches around the post of the next st.

Back Post Treble Crochet Video Tutorial

How to Back Post Treble Crochet In Rows

To crochet back post treble crochet stitches in rows, follow these steps:

  1. Start the row with 3 turning chains.
  2. Work back post treble crochet around the post of each stitch from previous row.
  3. After working around final stitch, you have finished a row of treble crochet back post stitches. Turn your work.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 to crochet more rows.

How to Back Post Treble Crochet In Rounds

To crochet back post treble crochet stitches in rounds, follow these steps:

  1. Start the round with 3 turning chains.
  2. Work back post treble crochet around the post of each stitch from previous round.
  3. After working around final stitch, you have finished a round of treble crochet back post stitches. Do not turn your work, but slip stitch into top chain from beginning of round..
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 to crochet more rounds.

Back Post Treble Crochet FAQ

How to do a TRBP crochet stitch?

The TRBP crochet stitch is also often called the back post treble crochet. It is crocheted like a regular treble crochet, however you work it around the post of the stitch on the previous row. Insert the crochet hook from back, to front to back again around the post of the stitch. Then finish the TRBP as a regular treble crochet.

Back Post Crochet Stitches – Step-By-Step Tutorials

  1. Back Post Single Crochet Stitch (BPsc)
  2. Back Post Half Double Crochet Stitch (BPhdc)
  3. Back Post Double Crochet Stitch (BPdc)
  4. Back Post Treble Crochet (this tutorial)

Janne Kleivset

Janne Kleivset

Founder, Crochet Pattern Designer & Owner of Joy of Motion Crochet.

Janne has helped millions of crocheters find their next crochet project with more than 250 free crochet patterns and 110 crochet tutorials on her blog.

With more than two decades of crochet experience, and crochet designing since 2011, she's been featured on multiple prominent sites such as Lion Brand Yarn, in crochet magazines and the OML "Make" book.

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