How to do a Front Post Double Crochet

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Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Last Updated: Monday, August 20, 2012

Our very own Sandy stars in this crochet instructional video demonstrating how to do a front post double crochet. We hope you enjoy it!

How to Do a Front Post Double Crochet

Sandy shows you how to work a Front Post Double Crochet. When you work a regular double crochet you insert your hook into the top of a stitch from the row below or into a space between stitches. For a front post double crochet instead of working into a stitch or a space, you work around the post created by a stitch in the row below.

Here's how you do it:

  1. Yarn over and insert your hook horizontally under the stitch in the row below and come out on the other side. This is just the same movement as if you were sewing a running stitch. Another way to say this is to insert your hook into the space between two stitches below, and bring the tip behind the stitch and back to the front between this stitch and the next stitch.
  2. Yarn over and draw the loop back along the same path. (3 loops on the hook).
  3. Yarn over and draw through 2 of the loops (2 loops left on the hook).
  4. Yarn over and draw through the last 2 loops on the hook. (back to 1 loop)

That is your front post double crochet!

Extra helpful tips from Sandy:

  • Photo copy your pattern and use the copy to work from to keep your original in mint condition.
  • Make sure when you copy your pattern that you include any chart or diagrams in your pattern. It's very helpful to be able to refer back-and-fourth between charts and written text if anything seems confusing.
  • Place the copy you make in a sheet protector and use highlighter tape to mark your place in the pattern. In addition you can make tally marks or notes on your copy, perserving your original for future use.

If you don't crochet, please consider learning how. It can add a lot to your knitting projects!

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