Discover Crochet Post Stitches with Robyn Chachula
You’ve mastered the chain, the single crochet, and you are practically a professional with the double crochet. What next? One of my favorite stitches is still the post stitch. You can work post stitches in half-double crochet, double crochet, treble crochet, or even taller. Post stitches create 3-D texture as they sit above the fabric. They are the perfect technique for creating crochet cables, too.
I immediately fell in love with Robyn Chachula’s Foxglove Wrap, and I am working on one for myself. Robyn combines simple crochet cables and a beautiful shell stitch lace to create a unique fabric. I am constantly impressed by what crochet designers create.
Here is a brief introduction to how to create post stitches.
To create a back post double crochet (BPdc), yarn over and insert the hook from the back to the front to the back of the post; then complete the stitch as normal. This pushes the post of the stitch you are working into to the back of your work.This is just a brief glimpse into what post stitches can do. Robyn has created two video workshops to walk you through the possibilities of cables and lace and to introduce you to three different ways of creating cables—post stitches are just the beginning.
P.S. Share your favorite crochet stitch in the comments.