Front post and back post crochet stitches sure can be intimidating – but don’t let that stop you from learning! Front post and back post crochet is perfect for edging, ribbing, and even cabling in crochet! Let me teach you how.
Front Post and Back Post Crochet Stitches (FP/BP)
Front post and back post crochet is what we use for the edging of the Painted Canyon Cardigan pattern – in all sizes! It is what gives the edging/border that nice ribbing effect. It really pulls everything together in a way that sets off a finished piece. Make your next hat (like the Messy Mom Bun Beanie pictured below), blanket, or sweater really POP by using this unique stitch set.
Use front post/back post crochet with virtually any crochet stitch: single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, treble crochet… Literally the only the difference is that you’re hooking around the POST of the stitch, then completing the rest of the stitch as normal. Does that sound easy? Probably because it is!
Prefer a video tutorial of this stitch set? See that below!
How to make a front post crochet stitch
To make a front post stitch, you’ll insert your hook from the front to back and work around the post of the stitch. Complete the stitch as normal.
How to make a back post crochet stitch
To make a back post stitch, you’ll insert your hook from the back to front and work around the post of the stitch. Complete the stitch as normal.
More crochet tutorials and tricks:
How to Crochet: Foundation Half Double Crochet
How to Crochet the Lemon Peel Stitch
Triple Crochet (Treble Crochet) Stitch Tutorial
How to Crochet the Crocodile Stitch (Video Tutorial)
How to Size Crochet Beanies + Master Beanie Pattern