Front Post Treble Crochet (FPtr)

The Textured Swirl Hat crochet pattern is an example of using the front post treble crochet (FPtr) method and can be purchased at!

Textured Swirl Hat Crochet Pattern, an example of a crochet hat pattern that uses the front post treble crochet method.

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 front post treble crochet (FPtr) is commonly worked in double crochet, the same methods can apply to single, double, or treble crochet.

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

Yarn over 2 times, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of the corresponding stitch below, yarn over and pull up loop [yarn over, draw through two loops on hook] 3 times.

You can also find instructions in Interweave’s crochet glossary for similar techniques including:

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