I am going to be using both the front and back post double crochet stitches in an upcoming crochet tutorial. I wanted to post the how-to for the stitches before I posted the whole tutorial, to make it all a little easier. These were new stitches to me, so I figured that they might also be new to you. In the photos, I used an "x" to mark the stitch we are working on top of and the new stitch once it is formed. I tried to break it down in a simple way, but if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask them in the comments section.
|When alternated, this is how the front and back post double crochets look - they have sort of a brick-like pattern that I thought was cute. I will be using this in a mitten pattern, but this would look nice in a blanket too.|
First we will start with the Back Post Double Crochet
2. Now, working from the back, you weave the crochet hook over top of the stitch you are working on top of. As you can see in the picture, the "double crochet post" that you are working on top of is behind the crochet hook.
3. Now continue to yarn over and pull through, as you would with any other double crochet stitch
4. Step four shows the finished back post double crochet. You can see that this stitch has a sort of separation from the double crochet post beneath it (this is what makes it look different than the front post double crochet).
Now for the Front Post Double Crochet
1. Again, we start with the same yarn over as you would for a double crochet.
2. Now, we work from the front and weave the hook behind the stitch that you are working on top of. In the picture, you can see the previous double crochet post is in front of the crochet hook.
3. Now continue to yarn over and pull through as you would with any other double crochet stitch.
4. In the picture, you can see the new double crochet looks like a continuation of the double crochet post beneath it.