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!
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!
Post stitches add a great finishing touch at the cuffs and hem!
The basket weave stitch is the perfect way to perfect your post stitches!
Post stitches don’t have to go straight down – they can move across the fabric to create designs!
An heirloom indeed, this sweater has that classic cabled look!
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!
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