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HOW TO Crochet the Front Post And Back Post Double Crochet Stitch

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Keep reading to learn how to crochet the front post and back post double crochet stitch. These crochet stitches are great stitches to add ribbing & texture to any crochet pattern. They aren’t too complex, because the steps are almost the same as with the regular double crochet stitch, however you’ll have to dive more into the crochet stitch anatomy to conquer it.

If you have bought one of my crochet patterns, you might wonder how it is done. The pattern always offers written text in addition to charts, but now I will give you a lot of additional explanations. Most importantly there is a video of how to crochet this stitch on the bottom.

Today I suggest that you learn the stitch & then you should use it in a project! You can make you own project, but on the bottom of this post I have also included all crochet patterns I’ve designed that are using either or both the front post double crochet & the back post double crochet stitch.

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OTHER CROCHET STITCHES YOU MIGHT WANT TO LEARN:


Before you start learning the crochet stitch for this post, I want to share other crochet stitch tutorials from Joy of Motion. Just click the link & open them in new tabs to learn them later.

MATERIALS YOU’LL NEED TO LEARN THE FRONT POST AND Back POST DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH:


Crochet Hook:

To follow this crochet tutorial you’ll need a crochet hook. When I crochet I usually use 2 types of crochet hooks. I’ve listed them below:

  • Knitpro – Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks – My first choice as of now is the Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from KnitPro. They opened my world to wood hooks &  impressed me with their amazing lightness & how they feel in my hand. Even though they’re not padded, they never give me any strain while using them. I’ve only come across them in sets They are available here:
  • KnitPro – Waves Crochet Hooks – Are the crochet hooks I use almost as my favorite. They are padded hooks & are comfortable to crochet with.  They are a little heavier than wooden hooks, but the padded comfort is truly amazing. You can buy these both in sets & alone. They are available here:
  • Love Crochet
  • Wool Warehouse
  • Wool Warehouse (set)
  • Amazon
  • Amazon (set)
  • Etsy

Yarn:

You’re going to need some yarn to follow this crochet tutorial to learn a new crochet stitch. I really do love purchasing my yarn online. Here’s my top yarn resources:

HOW TO CROCHET THE FRONT POST AND Back POST DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH – WRITTEN DESCRIPTION:


Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc) written description:

Yarn over, insert your hook from front to back between the previous stitch & the stitch you’re working, & bring it to the front again between the stitch you’re working & the next stitch, yarn over & pull up a loop, you have 3 loops on the hook, yarn over & pull through 2 of the 3 loops, yarn over and pull through the 2 last loops.

Back Post Double Crochet (BPdc) written description:

Yarn over, insert your hook from back to front between the previous stitch & the stitch you’re working, & bring it to the back again between the stitch you’re working & the next stitch, yarn over & pull up a loop, you have 3 loops on the hook, yarn over & pull through 2 of the 3 loops, yarn over and pull through the 2 last loops.

HOW TO Crochet the Front Post And Back Post Double Crochet Stitch

How to Crochet The Front Post and Back Post Double Crochet Stitch – Video Tutorial:


Find a step by step video tutorial of how to work double crochet stitches around the post of the stitch.

When working a FPdc the stitch will lay towards you, while the back post double crochet will create the ribbing away from you.

Compare this with the written instructions & you should have a feel about how it’s done.

CROCHET PATTERN DESIGNS USING THE FRONT POST AND Back POST DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH:


Find the patterns here.

I hope you enjoyed learning how to crochet the front post and back post double crochet stitch. Comment below to let me know what you used the crochet stitch for, I’d love to see what you’ve made!



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