Front and Back Post Double Crochet Tutorial

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Post stitches can sometimes intimidate a less experienced crocheter yet I can tell they are really quite simple to learn. Once you have mastered them there are all kinds of combinations you can use with them to form some wonderful patterns.

The hook is basically inserted around the post instead of in the top of the stitch. Usually it is worked with a double or treble but it can also be worked with other stitches.

If you have not mastered the double crochet I would suggest you learn that stitch first. ( Double Crochet) Then come back to this tutorial and learn how to perform a post stitch.

Just for review – there are five places you can place a stitch and they are diagramed in the the picture below.

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Now that you have seen the picture, let’s get our yarn and hook and learn to work the front and back post double crochet.

Let’s start by crocheting 23 double crochets to use as a foundation row.

Front Post Double Crochet Tutorial (abbreviation: fpdc)

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Step 1: chain 2 (pictured above)

Note: A double crochet post stitch is shorter than a normal double crochet stitch. Because of this you will need to make the turning chain shorter then for a normal double crochet. Instead of the usual chain 3, you will use a chain 2.

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Step 2: Yarn over, insert hook from front to back around the post (pictured above)

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Step 3: Yarn over (pictured above)

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and work a double crochet. (pictured above)

You have just completed your first Front Post Double Crochet.

Back Post Double Crochet Tutorial (bpdc)

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Step 1: chain 2 (pictured above)

Note: Remember, that a double crochet post stitch is shorter than a normal double crochet stitch. Because of this you will need to make the turning chain shorter then for a normal double crochet. Instead of the usual chain 3, you will use a chain 2.

 

 

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(front view)

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(back view)

Step 2: Yarn over, insert hook from back to front around the post (Pictures above)

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Step 3: Yarn over (picture above)

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and work a double crochet.

You will have a week to practice this stitch, because in three weeks I will be doing a tutorial on a pattern using both the front and back post double crochet. It is a favorite pattern of many called the basket weave so spend this week practicing if its new to you.

Until next week, keep those hooks flying.

 

 

 

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I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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10 Responses to Front and Back Post Double Crochet Tutorial

  1. I love how you can use these stitches to create ribbing on projects.
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  2. I agree, there are so many uses in crocheting for rib stitches. It is a useful stitch to master. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you wrote the
    book in it or something. I think that you can do with
    a few pics to drive the message home a bit, but instead of that, this is excellent blog.
    A great read. I will definitely be back.

  7. Thank you for the suggestions of pictures, I will keep that in mind. It is easy to talk about something that your love.

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  9. Lorraine says:

    Hi Thank you so much! Can you please tell me though because I’m a little confused. After the foundation chain and you do a row of the double crochets, when you turn, do you ch 2 or 3. I saw that you noted that for a regular double crochet one would ch 3 but on the fp and bp dc it is a ch 2 at the start of a new row. But does that mean though that after the first row of regular DC you use 3 chains but after you start doing the rows of fp and bp dc that you start ch 2??? Also, can you please tell me if in order to do a pattern with these stitches, do you have to begin with one or the other first? What about when you come to the end of a row and you’re not able to do any one of them, do you know what I mean? Thank you so much! Sincerely Lorraine

  10. Your chain 2, because of the stitch is not as high as a regular double crochet, because you start the stitch in the row below. Secondly, the pattern will usually state which stitch is first. I hope this helps to make things clearer.

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