How to Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc)
Updated: Jan 19
If you've already mastered the double crochet stitch and you're ready to learn a new stitch, you're in the right place. The front post double crochet stitch is a great stitch that can be used in many different ways. The front post double crochet stitch adds more texture than a regular double crochet stitch and there are only a few extra steps.
In this post you will find written instructions for the front post double crochet stitch, a step-by-step photo tutorial, and video tutorial.
The front post double crochet stitch is one of the more commonly used 'post' stitches and once you've learned it, all other post stitches will be cake.
The front post double crochet stitch is abbreviated as 'FPdc.'
Before we begin, let's go over a few stitch abbreviations. These are abbreviations for crocheting in U.S. terms.
slst - slip stitch
ch(s) - chain(s)
dc - double crochet
FPdc - Front 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.
Now that you know where the post of the stitch is, continue below for the written instructions on how to make a front post double crochet stitch.
How to make a Front Post double crochet (FPdc) stitch
Step 1: Yo,
Step 2: insert hook from front to back to front 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 front post double crochet stitch, repeat steps 1-8.
Continue below for a photo and video tutorial.