Front & Back Post Half Double Crochet

I would first like to apologize for the non punctual matter in which I posted this tutorial. I also ask that you be patient with me; as I trying to recover from a rough battle with the flu. I am spending the next few days sorting and responding to my email and comments. I sometimes believe that worst thing about being ill is afterwards, when I am playing “catch up” with everything I had left undone.

A few weeks ago I completed a project from Annie’s Hook & Needle Club – A Weekend Getaway Purse – (Kit 12:  Weekend Getaway Review) in which the pattern called for a front and back post double crochet. I thought I would do a tutorial on this stitch for crocheter’s who are in the club with me. The front and back post double crochet may not be as popular as the front and back double crochet that I did previously, but it would still be a nice stitch to add to a skill set.

Post stitches are wonderful stitches and fun to do and I find some less experienced students are a little afraid to try them. I would like to go on record now as saying they are very easy to execute. Once you have mastered these stitches you will find lots of ways to play around with them and can crochet many fascinating projects with them. Before learning this stitch you will need to be familiar with the half double crochet. For the new crocheter’s out there I am posting the link for the half double crochet for anyone who would like to, or needs to take the time to review it. (Half Double Crochet)

So let’s stop here, fetch some yarn and a hook and get start crocheting this;

Front Post Half Double Crochet Tutorial:

I am going to start with a foundation row of 10 double crochets.

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Step 1: Chain (ch) 2 for your first double crochet. (pictured above)

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Step 2: Yarn over, insert hook from front to back around the post of the next double crochet in the row below,  (pictured above)

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Step 3:  Yarn over and pull up loop,   (pictured above)

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Step 4:  yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.  (pictured above)

Congratulations, you have just completed your first front post half double crochet!

Back Post Half Double Crochet:

I am going to start with a foundation row of 10 double crochets.

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Step 1: Chain (ch) 2 for your first double crochet.  (pictured above)

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Step 2: Yarn over, insert hook from back to front around the post of the next double crochet in the row below,  (pictured above)

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Step 3:  Yarn over and pull up loop,  (pictured above)

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Step 4:  Yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.  (pictured above)

Congratulations, you have just completed your first back post double crochet.

Tips to help you when working front and back post double crochet.

1. Your turning chain will always be a chain two.
2. At the end of a row you will work a half double crochet in the top of the turning chain

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3. On row three and up you want to make sure to insert your hook around the row of the post below. I have
posted a picture above with an arrow pointing to the right area. I thought this would be more helpful -then me
trying to explain it in words.

I hope you all enjoy working the post stitches for the half double crochet. For the crocheters that are in the Annie’s Hook and Needle Club with me I hope this tutorial was helpful.

For anyone who is working on the “Crochet Along with Me” series, do not forget to be working on the back side of your first pillow. (

Back Side of Pillows) I will be posting the tutorial for the front side next Wednesday.

Until next week, keep those hooks flying.

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About crochetwithpassion

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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2 Responses to Front & Back Post Half Double Crochet

  1. Pingback: DIY Crocheted Frozen Inspired Princess Elsa Hat with Braid - FREE Pattern - Savvy Nana

  2. Thanks you so much for sharing…

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