Crochet tips: front post and back post double crochet

So, finally here is another “crochet tip” post and it is about front and back post double crochet stitches. I am sure that many of you are familiar with them and this is nothing new. But I also know that there are many less experienced crocheters around who are quite scared when they see these stitches. Let me tell you – they are very simple to make and once you learned them you become quite addicted as you can play with them in so many way and create wonderful patterns. 

Let’s begin!

Work one row of double crochet, turn. Ch2 (as the post dc stitch is shorter than normal dc work only ch2), skip first dc and work Front post double crochet ( FP dc ) in the following way:
Yarn over, insert hook from front to back around next dc (photo 1)(normally you insert the hook in loops on the top of the stitch, but to work front post dc you must work it AROUND the stitch of previous row), yarn over, pull it through, there will be 3 loops on your hook now (photo 2), yarn over and pull it through 2 loops (photo 3), yarn over and pull it through last two loops, the front post double crochet is complete (photo 4).

Back post double crochet ( BP dc ) is made in the same way as FP dc only now you have to insert the hook from back to front.

Yarn over, insert hook from back to front around next dc (photo 1), yarn over, pull through, there will be 3 loops on your hook (photo 2)yarn over and pull it through 2 loops, yarn over and pull it through last two loops, the back post double crochet is complete (photo 3).

Wasn’t it easy? If not, you just need to practice a little bit and you will see how much you will love these stitches at the end.

Just for inspiration here are some of my patterns where I used these stitches! 

1.Candy Pink Cardigan 2.Spider Slippers (adult) 3.Pastel Green Baby Slippers 4.Camellia Baby Booties 5.Cable V-neck sweater 6. Baby Swirl Hat 7. Floppy Sun Hat 8. Baby Boy Hat 9. Spider Slippers for baby

Vita Apala

Hello! I am a designer behind Mon Petit Violon brand. In this little space of mine I share unique, beautiful and inspiring projects and patterns. I am an author and recently my first book "Super Cute crochet for Little Feet" was released in UK, Germany, France, Estonia an other countries! US version is coming out in March. I was born in Riga, Latvia, but currently living in Italy with my husband and our two kids. I truly believe that crochet (and other crafts as well) make the world a better place!

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  1. Tnx,I was wandering :-),and now I know!

  2. I love the crocheted turquoise blue and polka dots booties and I pinned the pattern on my baby crochet board so more people would find your pattern.

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  3. […] (FPDC) and back-post-double crochet (BPDC) to make this hat. If you have never done this before this is a really great […]

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