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Front post and back post stitches give a great texture to your work. They may seem intimidating at first, but they are actually not that difficult to make! In this Stitchopedia entry you will learn to make post stitches with a video, written instructions, photos, and a sample practice piece. At the end of this post you will find a few patterns which use post stitches so you can try out your new skill.

front post double crochet (fpdc): yo, insert hook from front to back, and the from back to front again around the post of the stitch you are working into, pushing that stitch to the front, yo, pull through (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through last 2 loops.

Make all other front post stitches (such as fp half double crochet, fp single crochet) in the same manner. Just make the st as you normally would, only instead of working into the top of the st, work around the post of the stitch, pulling the post to the front.

back post double crochet (bpdc): yo, insert hook from back to front, and the from front to back again around the post of the stitch you are working into, pushing that stitch to the back, yo, pull through (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through last 2 loops.

Make all other back post stitches (such as bp half double crochet, bp single crochet) in the same manner. Just make the st as you normally would, only instead of working into the top of the st, work around the post of the stitch, pushing the post to the back.

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Double crochet stitches spread out so you can see the posts.
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Insert hook around the post, pulling the post to the front.
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Finish double crochet stitch.
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Keep on going.
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Three front post double crochets made.

Now it is time to make a practice piece!

I used Lion Brand Heartland to make mine.

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Row 1: Ch 27, dc in 3rd ch from hook and each remaining ch. (24 dc, plus one turning ch-3)

Row 2, 4: Ch 1 (does not count as first sc), 2 sc, 1 fphdc, 2 sc, 2 fphdc, 2 sc, 4 fphdc, 2 sc, 1 bphdc, 1 fphdc, 2 sc, 1 bphdc, 2 fphdc, 1 bphdc, 2 sc

Row 3, 5: Ch 1 (does not count as first sc), 2 sc, 1 fphdc, 2 bphdc, 1 fphdc, 2 sc, 1 bphdc, 1 fphdc, 2 sc,4  bphdc, 2 sc, 2 bphdc, 2 sc, 1 bphdc, 2 sc

Row 6, 8: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), 1 hdc, 1 fpdc, 2 hdc, 2 fpdc, 2 hdc, 4 fpdc, 2 hdc, 1 bpdc, 1 fpdc, 2 hdc, 1 bpdc, 2 fpdc, 1 bpdc, 2 hdc

Row 7, 9: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), 2 hdc, 1 fpdc, 2 bpdc, 1 fpdc, 2 hdc, 1 bpdc, 1 fpdc, 2 hdc,4  bpdc, 2 hdc, 2 bpdc, 2 hdc, 1 bpdc, 2 hdc

Row 10, 12: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 1 dc, 1 fptc, 2 dc, 2 fptc, 2 dc, 4 fptc, 2 dc, 1 bptc, 1 fptc, 2 dc, 1 bptc, 2 fptc, 1 bptc, 2 dc

Row 11, 13: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc, 1 fptc, 2 bptc, 1 fptc, 2 dc, 1 bptc, 1 fptc, 2 dc,4  bptc, 2 dc, 2 bptc, 2 dc, 1 bptc, 2 dc

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Now here are a few patterns to try your new skill:

Raised-Stripes-Hat-and-Scarf-Free-Crochet-Patterns
Raised Stripes Hat and Scarf patterns.
Emma-Crochet-Skater-Skirt-by-Jessie-At-Home
Emma Skater Skirt
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And here is a fun cowl by Cre8tion Crochet that can be worn many ways.
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Here is a fun bag by Moogly for you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have fun creating!!

Jessie-At-Home

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