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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.
I call this a stitch technique because you can do a front or back post stitch with any kind of stitch. You will see 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.
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
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