Front Post and Back Post Crochet Stitch Video Tutorial

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The front post and back post crochet stitch is used to create beautiful textures such as ribbing, basket weaves and cabling. I use the front post and back post half double crochet in my Beachside Baby Romper pattern to create a ribbing around the legs. The front post and back post crochet stitch is used to create beautiful textures such as ribbing, basket weave, and cables.

I call this a stitch technique because you can do a front or back post stitch with any kind of stitch. You will see the this technique abbreviated to FP or BP and added to a stitch abbreviation.

FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet

BPHDC = Back Post Half Double Crochet

Crocheting around the stitch post is easy to do once you know where you are inserting your hook. That is why I created a video tutorial to show you where you are attaching the new stitch to the previous row. I have created a left and right handed video tutorial.

The front and back post double crochet technique can be used to create ribbing, basket weave, and cabling. You can this crochet stitch in many different patterns to create unique textures. I have created a clear video tutorial to walk you through the stitch. #crochet #stitch #crochetstitch #crochettutorial #stitchtutorial

If you have tried this stitch before, do not be hesitant to try it again. For a few years I was confused by this stitch for and gave up any project that used it. I don’t want that to happen to you. I added some graphics to the video to help you understand where to insert your hook. Check out the videos below!

Right Handed – Front Post and Back Post Video Tutorial

Left Handed – Front Post and Back Post Video Tutorial

Let me know how you like the video tutorials in the comments below and make sure to check out some of my free crochet patterns while you are here!

The Casual Cotton Headband free crochet pattern is designed to dress up the plain tank top and jeans look. This is an easy pattern that is great for beginners. This quick pattern works up with just some basic stitches. This headband goes great with a ponytail, messy bun or hair down. #crochetpattern #freecrochetpattern #headband #messybun #crochet The Seeing Spirals washcloth free crochet pattern is quick, easy and great for beginners. This project works up fast makes a unique spa like washcloth. This is a small project that would make a great gift. #crochet #freepattern #quick #easy #forbeginners #crochetpattern #crochetwashcloth #unique #spaThe Daddy and Me slouch Beanie is an easy free crochet pattern. If you know the basic stitches and how to decrease you are good to go. There is a pattern for adult and child sizes. The hat has a unique texture. We used Caron Cupcakes with matching pom pom to create a beautiful set of hats that is great for anyone in your family. #freecrochet #eazy #crochet #crochetpattern #formen #crochetformen

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4 Comments

  1. CAROLEE PETREY

    January 3, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    you have wonderful plaid patterns–easy to follow.!!!!

    1. Lindsey

      January 4, 2019 at 12:09 am

      Thank you, plaid is such a fun design, but some people find it intimidating. That is why I try to make it as easy as possible.

  2. Yvonne Upchurch

    January 25, 2019 at 12:40 am

    Both of these videos are right handed – the crochet hook is always in the right hand so that is not a left handed way to do double crochet posts. Can u show someone doing it who is left handed i.e. holding the crochet hook in their left hand and working left handed around their crochet piece? Thanks and look forward to seeing this.
    A left handed crocheter.

    1. Lindsey

      January 25, 2019 at 2:07 am

      I fixed it. I linked the right handed video twice. The left-handed video is now linked. Thank you for pointing out this mistake.

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