Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc)

Learn how to use the front post double crochet stitch to make this gorgeous crocheted purse!

Carolyn’s Cabled Purse Crochet Pattern, an example of using the front post double crochet stitch.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to front post double crochet (FPdc), then you’ve come to the right place. Our FPdc guide will teach you how to master this stitch using detailed instructions, diagrams and of course a video tutorial so that you can implement this stitch into your next big crocheting endeavor. So why is the FPdc stitch so great? It adds texture to the right side of your fabric for a wonderfully finished, multidimensional look.

For these instructions, we’re going to show you how to pick up and work around the front post in double crochet.

Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around post of corresponding stitch below, yarn over and pull up loop [yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times.
Learn everything you need to know about the front post double crochet (FPdc) stitch in this helpful article and video from!

How to make Front Post Double Crochet stitches:

You can use the FPdc in just about any application where you want to create raised texture on your projects. It’s especially useful in cabling, ribbing, basket weaves and simulating stitches. Use this stitch to add a whole extra layer of intrigue to your crocheted purses, mittens, scarves, hats, headbands, sweaters and so much more!

Working around the front or the back of a post of the previous row gives an interesting raised ridge on the crochet fabric. Around-the-post double crochet is worked by inserting the hook from the front or back and around the post of the double crochet of the previous row. While this technique is commonly worked in double crochet, the same methods can apply to single or treble crochet.

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