Learn how to crochet the Back Post Treble Crochet Stitch. This is one of the taller stitches. You work it around the post of a stitch, instead of in the top of the stitch like a regular stitch.
The crochet tutorial below includes written instructions and step by step photos. If you already know how to crochet other post stitches, like the back post double crochet, then this will be easy.
The Back Post Treble Crochet is made in the same manner, but with a treble stitch instead. The main difference being you yarn over twice when you start a treble stitch.
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The Back Post Treble Crochet is abbreviated as BPtr according the Craft Yarn Council. They have a helpful crochet abbreviations list, if you need one.
The CYC actually has tons of information on standards and guidelines for both crocheters and knitters.
For this tutorial I’m using a #4 medium worsted weight yarn, Red Heart Super Saver in color Aran. You can use any weight yarn for this stitch.
Below I include all the steps for the BPtr. A treble stitches are taller than the basic stitches. To make it one you will wrap the yarn twice to start.
Basic crochet stitches, like the dc, hdc, etc. are crocheted under the top two loops of the stitch. A post stitch is crocheted around the post of the stitch.
A post stitch is crocheted from the front, or from the back. It helps to know the terms “front” and “back” refer to where you start your crochet hook. Since when you crochet either you will inset your hook from front to back or back to front, depending on which stitch your’e crocheting.
When working back post crochet stitches you will see the post of both the stitch you make and the post of the previous row on the back of the work.
Post stitches look amazing in crochet cables, creating interesting textures and ribbing.
How to crochet the back post treble stitch-written
- First yarn over twice.
- Then, start with the crochet hook in the back of your work, insert hook between the post of the first stitch and next stitch, on the front of your work around the post of the stitch, and bring the hook to the other side inserting it to the back of the work again.
- Next yarn over, draw the yarn up to the front, around of the post and bring it up to the back on the other side.
- Then finish your post stitch from the back of your work. So yarn over and pull through 2 loops, then do it 2 more times. One BPtr complete.
You will see all of this in the step by step photo tutorial below.
Crochet Patterns Using Post Stitches
- Between Ridges Blanket-this crochet blanket pattern uses double crochet post stitches to create a ribbed border.
- The Matteo Scarf features front and back post double crochet stitches creating a beautiful textured crochet fabric. Check out the matching Beanie and Fingerless Gloves.
- The Sunset Sweater has the coziest cowl neck ever, made with-you guessed it-post stitches.
- Be sure to check out the Alpine Stitch, which is where the Front Post Treble Crochet really shines!
- #4 worsted weight yarn, pictured in Red Heart Super Saver color Aran.*
- 5 mm US size H-8 crochet hook, pictured is my ergonomic Furls Streamline Swirl* in Cafe.
- Start with a row of stitches, double crochet or treble crochet.
- Start a row with a chain 4 or ch 3 alternative.
Stitches/Abbreviations (US Terms)
ch(s) – chain(s)
BPtr – back post treble crochet
FPtr – front post treble crochet
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
tr – treble stitch
Back Post Treble Crochet Stitch Tutorial
- Any weight yarn, I'm using a #4 medium worsted weight yarn.
- A crochet hook to match your yarn weight. I'm using a 5 mm hook (US Size H-8)
- You'll need to start a with a row stitches. Here I chain 30.
- Tr in the 4th ch from your hook, and in each ch to the end of the row. (27 sts)
- Ch 4, or use an alternative. This counts as the first stitch of the row.
- Yarn over 2x.
- Start with your hook in the back of your work.
- Insert the from the back to the front between the post of the stitches.
- Go across the front of the stitch insert the hook between the post of the stitches to the back of the work.
- Yarn over and pull up a loop (4 loops on your hook)
- Yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook (3 loops on hook),
- Yo and pull through 2 loops again (2 loops on hook),
- Yo and pull through the last 2 loops on your hook to complete the BPtr back post treble crochet stitch.
You can continue to work more back post treble crochet stitches.