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Fun with Post Stitches! by Moogly

Fun with Post Stitches!

by Tamara Kelly, www.mooglyblog.com

Post stitches are one of the easiest techniques to add to your crochet toolbox, once you’ve got the basic stitches down. The only difference between a front post or back post double crochet, and a standard double crochet, is where you insert the hook to make the stitch!

Here is the basic way front post and back post stitches work:

If you’re working right-handed:

And for left-handers:

So by combining the front post and back post hook insertion technique with the stitches you already know, you can create all sorts of new stitch patterns – from ribbed brims and cuffs to elaborate cabled sweaters and blanket! Below are a few patterns that use post stitches for you to practice on!

5 Fabulous and Free Crochet Post Stitch Patterns

Post Stitches

Harold Cardigan by Two of Wands

Harold Cardigan by Two of Wands 

Post stitches add a great finishing touch at the cuffs and hem!


Post Stitches

Lineage Crochet Basket Weave Blanket by Make & Do Crew

Lineage Crochet Basket Weave Blanket by Make & Do Crew

The basket weave stitch is the perfect way to perfect your post stitches!


Post Stitches

Staghorn Slouch by Moogly

Staghorn Slouch by Moogly

Post stitches don’t have to go straight down – they can move across the fabric to create designs!


Post Stitches

Crochet Heirloom Cable Sweater by Sewrella

Crochet Heirloom Cable Sweater by Sewrella

An heirloom indeed, this sweater has that classic cabled look!


Post Stitches

Tree of Life Afghan by Lion Brand

Tree of Life Afghan by Lion Brand

A true testament to the power of the post stitch – wow!


The key to post stitches is where you insert your hook – not just around the post, but around *which* post! By adding movement and length to post stitches, a plethora of patterns become a possibility! I hope you’ll give post stitches a try!


Post Stitches

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