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How to Back Post Double Crochet (BPdc)

Updated: Jan 19

So you've already learned and mastered both the double crochet stitch and the front post double crochet stitch, now it's time to learn the back post double crochet stitch. And good news, it's almost identical to the front post double crochet stitch.


Once you're comfortable with the back and front post double crochet stitches, you will be able to add SO MUCH texture to any project. Learning the post stitches also allows you to learn how to crochet cables, the basketweave stitch, and more!



In this post you will find written instructions for the back post double crochet stitch, a step-by-step photo tutorial, and video tutorial.


The front and back post double crochet stitches are the most commonly used 'post' stitches and once you've learned it, all other post stitches will be cake.


The back post double crochet stitch is abbreviated as 'BPdc.'


How to back post double crochet bpdc


Before we begin, let's go over a few stitch abbreviations. These are abbreviations for crocheting in U.S. terms.


Abbreviations


  • slst - slip stitch

  • ch(s) - chain(s)

  • dc - double crochet

  • FPdc - Front Post double crochet

  • BPdc - Back Post double crochet

  • sk - skip

  • st(s) - stitch(es)

  • yo - yarn over

What and where is the post of a stitch?


What gives the front post double crochet stitch its texture is that the stitch is worked around the post of a stitch instead of on top of it, like most stitches are worked. Check out the photo below for further guidance on where the post of the stitch is.


How to back post double crochet bpdc


How to back post double crochet bpdc

Now that you know where the post of the stitch is, continue below for the written instructions on how to make a back post double crochet stitch.


How to make a Back Post double crochet (BPdc) stitch


Written Instructions:


Step 1: Yo,

Step 2: insert hook from back to front to back around the post of the next stitch,

Step 3: yo,

Step 4: pull up a loop (you should have three loops on your hook),

Step 5: yo,

Step 6: pull through two loops on your hook,

Step 7: yo,

Step 8: pull through last two loops on your hook.

And that's it! To make another back post double crochet stitch, repeat steps 1-8.


Continue below for a photo and video tutorial.