Front Post Half Double Crochet (FPhdc)
The half post double crochet (FPhdc) is a useful stitch to have in your arsenal. This versatile stitch can be used in a wide range of crocheting applications and endeavors, from your double crochet to front post double treble crochet. The FPhdc crochet can be learned by beginners and advanced crocheters to add unique texture and style to a wide range of crocheting projects. The HDC crochet abbreviation stands for half double crochet, which can be modified to create many different stitches.
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 crochet is worked by inserting the hook from the front or back and around the post of the crochet stitch of the previous row. While this technique is commonly worked in double crochet, the same methods can apply to single, double, or treble crochet. Learn about the front post half double crochet below.
For these instructions, we’re going to show you how to pick up and work around the front post in half double crochet (front post half 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 and draw through all loops on hook.
Here’s a video demonstrating how to make post stitches in crochet.
You can also find instructions in Interweave’s glossary for similar crochet techniques including:
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