Front Post and Back Post StitchesBy Rachel Choi – 8 Comments
|Working front post and back post stitches in crochet is an easy way to give texture to a crocheted piece. Front post and back post refer to the way the crochet hook is inserted into the work when crocheting and can be done using different stitches, such as single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, treble crochet, etc. Instead of inserting the hook into the front and back loops of a crochet stitch as one would normally do, front and back post stitches are made by inserting the hook around the post of the stitch.|
For front post stitches the hook is inserted into the front of the work, behind the stitch, and then through the work such that your hook is now at the front of your work again. For back post stitches, the hook is inserted through the back of the work, across the front of the indicated stitch, then through the work again, such that the hook is at the back of your work again.
Front and back post stitches are commonly made using double crochet stitches. Here are photo tutorials for the front and back post stitches using double crochet:
These tutorials demonstrate the basics of front post and back post using double crochet, but remember that other stitches can be used to create texture as well. Feel free to experiment with different stitches using the same front post and back post concept to get different looks.