Learn How To Crochet Raised Post Stitches For Your Projects
Learn how to Crochet Raised Post Stitches for your projects. This tutorial will teach you both the Front Post Crochet Stitch and The Back Post Crochet Stitch.
When you are learning crochet, and have mastered the basic and fundamental stitches, a good technique to learn next are the post stitches. Here you will no longer be adding stitches to the top of the stitch, but instead around the post of a stitch in the previous row before.
A pattern, with a post stitch included, is usually classed as an intermediate, rather than a beginners pattern. In order to advance your skills to the next level, therefore, it would be a good idea to add these stitches to your skill set.
Another terminology for post stitches is raised stitches. They are very versatile and can be used for a variety of project improvements:
- Use them for adding ribbing, when you want to create a really nice border/ edge.
- Add unique design elements to a project.
- Strengthen the functionality of a piece eg hat brim [so it doesn’t flop]
- Or just give your pattern a really nice and different texture.
You can use post stitches with almost any crochet stitch:
- Half Double
- Double- very popular
Provided you have already learnt the original stitch you can turn it into a post stitch, all you are doing is your stitches in a different location.
To Make a Front Post Stitch you will insert your hook from the Front to the Back and work Around the post of the stitch. Whereas, the Back Post Stitch, is the opposite. Insert your hook from the Back to the Front, and complete stitch as normal.
View this brilliant FREE video tutorial from Ashlea at Heart, Hook, Home and learn the Front Post Double Crochet and Back Post Double Crochet techniques, the easy way!
There is also a great FREE photo tutorial which appears on the Bluprint website. Some people find this an easier method of learning, rather than the video. Please click here: Front and Back Post Double Crochet Technique
Check out an easy dishcloth pattern using The Post Treble Stitch, which also has another FREE tutorial video from Erica Dietz from 5 Little Monsters. Please click here: Lovely Lattice Stitch Crochet Dishcloth
Featured Image : Cheryl from Crochet 365 Knit Too!