Are you wondering how to work the front post double crochet stitch?
In this tutorial I’ll show you how easy it is to crochet up this particular stitch!
The front post double crochet (FPdc) is similar to the double crochet stitch, but instead of working under the top two loops of the stitch you will work your hook around the body, or post, of the stitch:
If you’re reading through a crochet pattern and this stitch is included, do not be put off… it’s very easy to do and works up a treat too!
Let’s get started…
HOW TO WORK THE FRONT POST DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH
- US crochet terms used.
- In my sample piece below, I’ve worked a couple of regular double crochet stitches to better highlight what the completed FPdc will look like.
Yarn over hook:
Bring your hook to the front of your work:
Insert your hook through to the back of your work, then bring it back through to the front. You will see in the image below that the post is now sitting on the front of your hook:
Pull up a loop. You will have 3 loops on your hook:
Yarn over and pull through 2 loops. You will have 2 loops left on your hook:
Yarn over and pull through the remaining 2 loops. You have just completed the FPdc:
In the image below, I’ve worked a few stitches to give you a better idea of what they look like in a row:
And that concludes this tutorial on how to work the front post double crochet stitch!
I hope that you’ll no longer be intimidated by any crochet pattern that includes this stitch… it’s really easy to do, as I’m hoping this tutorial has demonstrated 😊
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