Discover Crochet Post Stitches with Robyn Chachula

This foxglove crochet wrap combines lace and crochet post stitches of an incredible stitch pattern.

Foxglove Wrap by Robyn Chacula

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.

Learn how to crochet front post double crochet stitches.The front post double crochet (FPdc) is worked like a regular double crochet, with the exception of where you place the hook. Yarn over, then instead of inserting the hook under the top two loops, slide the hook from front to back to front behind the post of the stitch. This pushes the post of the stitch you are working around to the front. Yarn over and pull up a loop, then yarn over and draw through two loops on your hook two times just as you would for a regular double crochet.

Learn how to crochet back post double crochet 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.

Download your copies of Crochet Post Stitches in Lace and Learn Crochet Cables. Soon you, like me, with count the post stitch as one of your favorites.

Best wishes,


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