Front Post Double Crochet Video & Photo Tutorial

Front post double crochet stitches are double crochet stitches that are worked around the post of the stitch instead of into the top of the stitch. In most patterns they are abbreviated as FPDC.  This intermediate crochet technique creates a textured stitch that stands out among the others in your crochet projects. I have often used front post double crochet stitches in waffle blankets and washcloths. The sample photo above includes a combination of front post and back post double crochet to create the waffle effect. Scroll down for the front post double crochet tutorial below.

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Several rows of front post double crochets create a seam like effect.

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front post double crochet

First yarn over, as you would for a regular double crochet stitch.





front post double crochet

Insert your hook in between the posts of the stitch you are on and the stitch you will work your FPDC stitch into.

front post double crochet

front post double crochet

Yarn over and pull the yarn behind and around the post and up. You will have 3 loops on your hook.




front post double crochet

Now you will complete a regular double crochet stitch. Yarn over and pull through two of the loops on your hook. You will be left with 2 loops on your hook.

front post double crochet

Yarn over and pull through the remaining two loops on your hook.




front post double crochet

Your front post double crochet stitch is complete.

 

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